Information for Parents/Guardians of 1st Year Students

Click here to view information for parents of students going into 2nd Year in September 2017.

Croí na Teanga

Ag Oíche na nGradam ar an Luan,16 Eanáir, bronnadh duais nua darb ainm ‘Croí na Teanga’. Bronnadh an trófaí álainn gloine ar Orlaith Ní hIceadha atá sa séú bhliain anois. Tá Orlaith i gcónaí sásta Gaeilge a labhairt agus tá sí dearfach i gcónaí faoin teanga. Comhghairdeas Orlaith! Maith thú!
At the CCS Annual Awards ceremony held recently, a new prize for Irish named ‘Croí na Teanga’ was launched. The prize will be presented annually to a senior student who shows a willingness to speak Irish and is always positive towards our language. Orlaith Hickey is the worthy recipient this year.
Congratulations Orlaith and well done!
Gaeilge Award

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:

Information for Parents of 3rd and 4th Year Students

Please click on the links below to access information on course and subject options for current 3rd and 4th Year students (as presented at our parent information evening on January 23rd).

Senior Options 2017

Leaving Cert Applied at Carrigaline Community School

Transition Year Programme at Carrigaline Community School

For further information, contact our Guidance Department or Transition Year Co-ordinator at 021-4372300.

Important Meeting for 1st Year Parents/Guardians

An information meeting for parents/guardians of current 1st Year students will be held in the Carrigaline Court Hotel on Monday January 30th commencing at 7.00 p.m. This meeting will present details concerning the Junior Certificate options which will be available at CCS in the academic year 2017/2018.

The meeting will be of interest to all parents of students who will commence 2nd year next September.

CCS Masterchef 2017

Well done to all participants in CCS Masterchef, which took place as part of Health Week. There were some fantastic dishes cooked, and our judges had a tough task!
1st Prize of €75 and the title of CCS Masterchef 2017 went to Seán Neville (3rd Year), who cooked pan-seared tuna steak, with roasted yellow pepper, pomegranate, quinoa and couscous pesto salad.
In 2nd place, with roast stuffed pumpkin, was Dawid Soczawa (2nd Year), while Lucy Griffin (1st Year) came 3rd with teriyaki salmon and wild rice.
Well done to Ms. McSweeney and thanks to our judges, Christine, Eddie and Ms. Tarrant.
Photos: Howard Crowdy.

Notice for Parents of 3rd & 4th Year Students

Re: Senior Cycle Programme at Carrigaline Community School

A parent meeting will be held on Monday January 23rd 2017 at 7p.m. for the purpose of outlining the various options available at senior level for the 2017/2018 academic year. The meeting will be held in the Carrigaline Court Hotel.

The first section of the meeting will be of a general nature and will consider the following issues:

  • Leaving Certificate subject choices
  • 4th year (Transition Year)
  • The Leaving Certificate Applied Programme (LCA)
  • The Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme (LCVP)

The second section of the meeting will commence at 8.15p.m., during which a comprehensive overview of the school’s Transition Year programme will be presented.

All parents/guardians of 3rd & 4th year students are invited to attend.


Very Successful CCS Awards Night

Congratulations to all award winners at the Carrigaline Community School Annual Awards Ceremony, which was held on Monday, January 16th at Carrigaline Court Hotel.

MC for the evening was Ms. Cooke, while music was provided by CCS Voices and CCS Trad. Award were presented across a wide range of categories (see all winners below), with the overall Student of the Year awards going to Hannah Shalloo (6th Year 2015/16) and Allex Kiely.

Guest speaker, Bríd Stack, 11-time All-Ireland Ladies Football winner and 7-time All-Star, and also a teacher of PE and Maths at Carrigaline Community School, gave an inspiring address, while special guest, Paralympic silver medallist and past-pupil, Niamh McCarthy, received a Hall of Fame Award in recognition of her outstanding achievements. There was a surprise at the end of the night, as Ms. Stack was also presented with a special Hall of Fame Award.

The event was also addressed by Mr. Paul Burke, Principal, Mr. Hugh Crowley, Chairperson of the Board of Management, and Ciara Gavin, Chairperson of the Students’ Council. Scroll down for photos!

Full List of Winners

Academic Awards

Highest Academic Achievement at Leaving Certificate: Liam Toebes

Highest Academic Achievement at Leaving Certificate Applied 2:Rachel Lane

Highest Academic Achievement at Junior Certificate: Alannah Neff

Student of the Year Awards – Junior Cycle

First Year Students of the Year

  • John Fitzsimons
  • Jack Clarke
  • Aideen O’Mahony
  • Clara Collins
  • Maeve Bosteels
  • Conor Kelleher
  • Ona Barrett
  • Daniel Morrisson
  • Kate Dorney
  • Jade Meth

Second Year Students of the Year

  • Mark Hogan
  • Kevin Cogan
  • Karen Baxter
  • Alison Adriaason
  • Aaron Murray
  • Ivan O’Herlihy
  • Mark Kelly
  • Lonsau Ahmed

Third Year Students of the Year

  • Sam Davies
  • Mark Healy
  • Emanuela Inonkova
  • Erika Kenny
  • Gabriel Kumoreh
  • Alannah Neff
  • Kelly Walsh

Special Achievements/Recognition

Scholarships & Awards arising out of Leaving Cert 2016: Emma Lambkin

President’s Awards – Gaisce

  • Sara Frankowska
  • Orlaith Hickey
  • Shane Hourihan
  • Claudia Lyons
  • Benjamin Miekle
  • Leonard Murphy
  • Grace O’Donnell
  • Si O’Sullivan
  • Roma Rosborough Gardiner
  • Meadhbh Ryan
  • Chloe Tobin

 Special Recognition Award for Outstanding Success

  • Adam Ryan (All-Ireland Medal for Blind Football)
  • Kieran Byrne (Gold & Silver Medal in Munster Special Olympics)
  • Ciaran McLoughlin (One of Design Team for new Autism App)
  • Joseph McGinty (Overall Contribution to School Community)
  • Hazel Ryan – Winner National Poetry Writing Competition
  • Oliwia Brzuszczynska – 2nd Place National Poetry Comp.
  • Marinelise Constantini – Highly commended National Poetry Comp

1st Year Buddy/Mentor Group

  • Liam Óg Beausang
  • Daniel Greene
  • James Coughlan
  • Ian Giltinan
  • Niamh Hand
  • Leah Deasy
  • Grace Condon
  • Aisling Moran
  • Sienna Bosonnet

Performing Arts Perpetual Award: Aideen Fox (Drama), Ríoghnach Hurley (Music)

Sean O’Mahony Perpetual Award: Luke Watson

Sarah Walsh Perpetual Trophy: Hazel Ryan

Coveney Perpetual Award: Caoimhe Coughlan

Croí na Teanga: Orlaith Hickey

Sports Awards

  • Junior Sports Personality of the Year: Rachel O’Regan
  • Senior Sports personality of the Year: Patrick McSweeney
  • CCS U-17 Soccer Captain (Munster Champions): James McSweeney

Student of the Year Awards – Senior Cycle

Transition Year Student of the Year

  • Meadhbh Gaffney
  • Katie Marah
  • Cian Forde
  • Richard O’Leary
  • Sean Lynch
  • Ian Giltinan

Fifth Year Student of the Year

  • Jack Buttrum
  • Ciara Harrington
  • Jack Cronin
  • Zofia Ligas
  • Joyce Ruben
  • Maya Shears
  • Ruairi Maguire
  • Conor O’Driscoll
  • -Julia Moxley

Sixth Year – Student of the Year

  • Rebecca Russell
  • Michelle Collins
  • Peter O’Reilly
  • Eric Desmond
  • Hannah Shalloo
  • Samantha Calthrop
  • Rachel Shorey
  • John Barry
  • Michael Fehily

Overall  Junior & Senior Cycle Student of the Year

Allex Kiely (Junior Cycle)

Hannah Shalloo (Senior Cycle)

Hall of Fame

Niamh McCarthy

Bríd Stack

CCS Health Week

This week (January 16th – 20th) is the Carrigaline Community School annual Health Week.


This year’s focus is ‘Mind Your Mind’, with an emphasis on why having a healthy mind, being content and stress-free, along with a positive outlook, is so important in life.

To highlight this focus area, our Student Council is organising a non-uniform day on Friday, January 20th, with the theme being ‘Brighten up your day’. The cost to students is just 50c and proceeds go to Pieta House.

A wide variety of activities has been organised throughout the week for the various classes and year groups, and we would encourage all students and staff to get involved and embrace the spirit of the week.

Activities include team challenges, free food samples at lunchtime, our annual Masterchef competition, ‘Feelgood Friday’ music in the cafeteria, staff-v-students basketball match, Zumba dancing and meditation – something for everyone!

NB: To facilitate Health Week activities on Wednesday, classes finish at 12.15pm.

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.