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Lets make it count – Numeracy Week 2016

CCS recently held its inaugural Numeracy week; aptly named ‘Lets make it count’
A variety of events organised by the Numeracy Committee ensured that the whole student body was involved in a range of suitable activities. Fantastic Art displays were to be seen throughout the building, which were kindly done by Ms. A. Stackpoole’s Art classes.

Here’s a sample of the Activities which took place during Numeracy week:

  • A treasure hunt for First years and the visiting French exchange students.
    it covered many of the key aspects of Numeracy such as
    spatial awareness, patterns and sequences, making sense of data and
    thinking and communicating quantitatively.
  • A competition based on shapes was organized for the junior school.  It
    involved students finding 13 different shapes hidden around the school.
  • All year groups were involved in the Daily puzzle quiz.
  • Some 3rd Year Maths students were involved in a Maths magic event, which they kindly
    performed for their 2nd year fellow students.
  • Fourth Year students were involved in Boolean Logic. A game of logic led by Ms. S. O’Malley, Ms. F. McMenamin and Ms. E.Buckley who made it very enjoyable for all involved.
  • For 5th Year students, ‘Who wants to be a millionaire’ and a variety of numeracy games were organized in specific class groups.
  • 6th year students got the chance to test their arithmetic ability through Countdown.  It really showed the competitive streak in students and teachers alike!
  • To complete the week the 5th year students we lucky enough to have a
    guest speaker, Siobhán O’ Connor, a lecturer in the BSc (Hons) Athletic and Rehabilitation Therapy in Athlone IT which is accredited by Athletic Rehabilitation Therapy Ireland (ARTI). Basically this profession prevents, assesses, treats and rehabilitates sporting injuries. She spoke to them about Statistics and Performance analysis on sports and the importance of maths in biomechanics which is a really prominent part of improving performance in athletes at the moment. It was a very insightful and fascinating talk and really gave students an idea of the importance of Numeracy in the real life of an Athlete or Sports Person.

CCS Athletics

CCS had a great turnout at recent Munster and All-Ireland Athletics competitions.
Below are pictures from the 2016 Glohealth Munster Schools Athletics Cross Country Championships from the Tramore Valley Park Cork.

Below are pictures from the 2016 Glohealth Munster Schools Athletics Indoor Championships from the Nenagh Sports Complex, Co. Tipperary.

Below are pictures from the 2016 Glohealth South Munster Schools Athletics Cross Country Championships from the Munster Agricultural Grounds in Curraheen, Cork.

Below are pictures from the 2016 GloHealth All Ireland Schools’ and Universities’ Athletics Cross Country Championships from the Sligo Racecourse, Co. Sligo.


Irish Dancing Display for French Exchange Students

Chuir daltaí na scoile taispeántas iontach rince ar siúl ar an 27 Eanáir
do daltaí ón bhFrainc. Bhain gach éinne taitneamh as an seó. Comhghairdeas a chailíní!
Rinceoirí: Aoife Kirwan, Emily Gannon, Anna Loughran, Amy Barry, Clíona Gallagher, Emma O’ Sullivan agus  Marguerite Mee


Fun experiments with our 3rd year and 5th year scientists

Our Third year science students had a lot of fun recently with some of their Junior Cert experiments, here they are making Hydrogen gas by reacting Zinc with Hydrochloric Acid.

Our fifth year students are performing some experiments on Osmosis in Biology

The Mighty “Bully Brady Show”

Michael O’ Sullivan from Humorfit came to our school recently and performed his Mighty “Bully Brady Show” to all our 1st year students as part of our Anti Bullying Program.




5th Year Home Economics Trip to Cloughjordan Cookery School

A group of 5th year Home Economics students recently visited Cloughjordan House Cookery School as part of their Leaving Certificate Food Studies Journal. A great day was had by all.




Munster Schools Camogie Champions 2016

Well done to Carrigaline Community School who were crowned Munster Schools Camogie Champions V Colaiste an Phiarsaigh, Glanmire on 25th Jan.
In a tightly contested final, CCS after a valiant second half comeback, were victorious with a full time score of  3-5 to  2-7. Well done to all involved.

CCS are now through to the All-Ireland Semi Finals which will take place on Saturday February 13th. Time and Venue to be confirmed.

munster champions 2016

CCS Photography Club new website

A new photography club was formed in CCS in 2013 under the guidance of Mr Lyons and Ms McMenamin.
Our website address is
It is hoped that a group of photography enthusiasts across all years can come together every
few weeks to develop their interest and skills in all things photography related including some fun field trips as well.New members are welcome, regardless of level of experience and knowledge.
You don’t need to have a big fancy expensive camera, you can start with a good Smart phone camera and go
from there.
The club will meet on selected Wednesdays after school in the M5.
Why not give it a go!
Here are some of our photos taken on our most recent field trip to Cork City Centre in December 2015. One of the main aims of the trip was to learn about controlling exposure and shutter speed. We experimented with some long exposures of traffic passing by in front of St Finbarrs Cathedral and the Ferris wheel lights on Grand Parade

Health Week 2015

Health week 2015 took place from November 9th – 14th and was a great success.

Many great activities took place over the week, here are a few photos from the week:

Student council members involved in this years Health Week.

Health week activities such as zumba, staff v students soccer, table tennis and a 4th year flash mob.


Healthy ‘food dude’ creations.

Guest Chef and Retailer from Ó Crualaoí Butchers, Carrigaline gave cookery demonstrations to the students.
Some students take part in blind food tasking activities.




Read all about it, CCS Literacy week 2015

Our inaugural CCS Literacy Week entitled “Read All About It” was a huge success and lots of fun!!!

Highlights included a visit from the founders of “Pundit Arena” (Sports Journalism Website), Handwriting classes, Library Visits and a very special Dress Up Day where staff and students dressed as their favourite literary characters. Classroom doors were decorated to mark the event and time was set aside for “Drop Everything And Read” activities throughout the week.

Well done to all involved and here’s to next years Literacy Week being even bigger and better!