SciFest @ CCS

On Thursday, more than 160 students from Transition Year will exhibit 60 projects in Carrigaline Community School’s SciFest@School science fair.
Projects on display will include Bubbletastic and EleCITRUSity – we can’t wait to see these!
SciFest is a series of one-day science fairs, funded primarily by Science Foundation Ireland’s (SFI) Discover programme, Intel and Boston Scientific. It is also supported by a number of other companies and organisations.
SciFest@School is where a second-level school hosts their own in-house SciFest science fair. SciFest@School was introduced in 2011 and there has been strong demand from schools to participate – 57 schools participated in 2015/16. SciFest@School is the first strand of the SciFest programme. Second-level students can also participate in SciFest@College in their local Institute of Technology or in DCU. Winners from these fairs go on to compete in a national final each November for the chance to represent Ireland at science fairs in the USA and the Netherlands.
Best of luck to all involved!

POR Appeal Form

Please click here to download a POR Appeal Form.

Completed forms should be forwarded by email to


PDST National “Write a Poem” Competition Winners

Congratulations to our Third Year students who won prizes in the PDST National Poetry Competition 2016 (Junior Section), which they received at the Laois Education Centre earlier this week.

1st Prize: Hazel Ryan for her poem ‘Rocky Bay’

2nd Prize: Oliwia Brzuszczynska for her poem ‘Gdansk Gardens’

Highly Commended: Marinelise Constantini for her poem ‘Nicholas’



CCS Students Receive Bank of Ireland Enterprise Awards

Congratulations to Carrigaline Community School students Ben Dalton (Senior), Ona Barrett Perez and Laoise Kelly (Junior), who were presented with Bank of Ireland Enterprise Awards at the recent Bank of Ireland Enterprise Showcase held in the school. Guest speaker at the event was Gavin Duffy of ‘Dragon’s Den’, and the awards were presented by Alan O’Connor, manager of Bank of Ireland Carrigaline.

Photos: Howard Crowdy


Guest speaker Gavin Duffy of Dragons Den and Alan O'Connor, Manager Carrigaline Bank of Ireland present Ben Dalton with the Senior Enterprise Award at the recent Bank of Ireland Enterprise Showcase in the Carrigaline Community School. Picture: Howard Crowdy  

Gavin Duffy of Dragons Den chats with 2nd year students from Carrigaline Community School Ona Barrett Perez and Laoise Kelly, Junior Enterprise Winners at the recent Bank of Ireland Enterprise Showcase in the Carrigaline Community School.



Photography Club Meeting

The Carrigaline Community School Photography Club meets on Wednesday November 23rd at 1.25pm in M14. New members welcome – for more information, contact Mr. Lyons.

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!

TY Student Mentors Receive Certificates

Well done and many thanks to the twelve Transition Year students who acted as mentors to this year’s incoming First Year students. The support they provided was invaluable, and much appreciated by all our new First Years. Presentations were made to the twelve students by First Year Year Head Ms. McKnight and Deputy Principal Ms. Kennedy in acknowledgement of their work. Also in attendance at the presentation were Mr. Cronin, Assistant Year Head for First Year, and Mr. Ryan, Transition Year Year Head, along with all First Year students.

Pic: Howard Crowdy

Pic: Howard Crowdy

The twelve student mentors are as follows:

Eadaoin Coghlan

Tessa Bock

Aoife Kelleher

Eunice Ikebuasi

Erica Deasy

Aodhbha Fleming

David Orr

Cian Twomey

Conor Murphy

Sam Davies

Alex Kiely

Joe McGinty

Parents’ Association AGM

Carrigaline Community School Parents’ Association


The Annual General Meeting of the Carrigaline Community School Parents’ Association will be held in the school on Monday November 28th at 7pm.

All parents / guardians welcome.

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.

Player of the Year & All-Star Award for Ms. Stack

Congratulations to our staff member Ms. Bríd Stack, who won her 7th TG4 Ladies Football All-Star Award on November 12th, and was also named Players’ Player of the Year for 2016.