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Internet Safety Talk with Maureen Griffin

Maureen Griffin of MGMS Training will be in Carrigaline Community School to talk to our students about internet safety on Monday 24th and Tuesday 25th of April. There will also be a parent talk on evening of Monday 24th at 7.00pm in the school library.

The main topics Maureen will cover include:

  • Social Networking Sites and Social Messaging Apps
  • Privacy Settings
  • Sexting
  • Mobile Device Safety
  • Online Reputation & Employment
  • Gaming
  • Cyber-bullying

Maureen Griffin is a recognised expert in this area and a very popular speaker and we encourage all parents/guardians to attend.

CCS to Receive Amber Flag

We are delighted to announce that Carrigaline Community School has been awarded an Amber Flag in recognition of the school’s promotion of positive mental health.

The flag will be presented at a ceremony in Rochestown Park Hotel on May 25th.

The AMBER FLAG initiative aims to encourage Schools/Colleges/Clubs/Societies/Organisations to promote and actively bring about a culture change in the promotion of positive mental health within the educational system and other organisations. It is to enhance the already good work that is going on where mental health is concerned by offering an award.There is wonderful work going on in schools and clubs etc on an individual basis. What the Amber Flag will do is acknowledge these efforts and unite all schools/clubs/societies/community groups in the promotion of “Positive Mental Health”. It becomes a daily topic of conversation leading to a cultural shift where mental health becomes “The Norm” leading to the breaking down of “Stigma” that is associated with mental health resulting in individuals seeking help sooner, when mental health issues arise.

Positive Mental Health aims to:

  1. Promote mental health and well-being for all.
  2. Prevent mental health problems through increasing awareness, social
    support, reducing risk factors such as racism, bullying and isolation.
  3. Improving quality of life for students/people with mental health
    problems by promoting recovery through awareness and education.

Watch this space for more information!

Big Win for 2nd Year Girls’ Basketball Team!

Well done to our 2nd Year Girls’ Basketball team, who fought off stiff competition from Mount Mercy (Waterford) and Coláiste na Sceilge (Caherciveen) to win today’s qualifying tournament hosted at CCC. 

They now go on to the All-Ireland semi-finals at the National Basketball Arena in Tallaght in early May.



Autism Awareness at CCS

On Wednesday, April 5th,  CCS celebrates Autism Awareness Day with activities including our sponsored walk in aid of the Rainbow Club, a cake sale, the distribution of Autism Awareness bookmarks and a poster competition.

Poster competition winners are as follows:

  • 1st Year

–1st: Róisín Allen

–2nd: Eoin Doyle

–3rd: Sarah Creagh

  • 2nd Year

–1st: Olga Andriyashchenko

–2nd: Rachel Twomey

3rd: Victoria Njoku


All posters are on display in the school. Well done to everyone!

Information Seminar for 5th Years

On Thursday March 23rd, our 5th Year students will attend presentations from the Arts, Social Science and Celtic Studies department in UCC, Cork Institute of Technology, Cork College of Commerce and St. John’s Central College.

They will also attend an information session on Cork Youth Health Services with Liam Doocey.

All presentations will take place in the school, organised by our Guidance Department.

Launch of New School Bank

Our school bank, ‘Saving Central’ will be launched by Cork hurler Conor Lehane in the cafeteria at lunchtime tomorrow. If you would like to open a bank account, or lodge money to an existing AIB account, please do so tomorrow.

We’ll have special treats for anyone who opens an account with us or lodges money .

Find out more here:

Annual Awards Night

Annual Awards Night

Carrigaline Community School Awards Night takes place on Monday, January 16th at the Carrigaline Court Hotel. Past-pupil Niamh McCarthy, Paralympic and European Championship silver medallist, will be presented with the Hall of Fame Award, while 11-time All-Ireland Ladies Football winner and teacher at the school, Bríd Stack, will be our guest speaker.

The ceremony commences at 7.30pm, and all recipients are requested to be in attendance for 7pm. Tea and coffee will be served before the ceremony.

CCS Students Raise €6700 for St. Vincent de Paul

Well done to our TY students and their teachers, who have raised €6,700 in their St. Vincent de Paul Christmas fundraising appeal, which included a Christmas jumper day, Christmas markets, carol singing and a 24-hour fast.

Pics: Howard Crowdy



CCS Students Reach All-Ireland Senior Science Quiz Final

Well done to the following 6th Year students who came 5th overall in the ISTA Senior Science Quiz Regional Finals in UCC on November 17th, and who have qualified for the All-Ireland Final in Trinity College, Dublin on November 26th:

Ciara Browne

Gargi Roy

Rachel Lynch

Eoin Keohane

Keira O’Leary

Caoimhe Coghlan

Best of luck in the Final!

Annual Mass of Remembrance

The annual Carrigaline Community School Mass of Remembrance takes place on Wednesday November 15th at 12.30pm in the Library. Classes end at 12.30pm.