Coláiste Choilm

Ballincollig, Co. Cork

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Fáilte go Coláiste Choilm agus Gaelcholáiste Choilm


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Coláiste Choilm was founded in 1987 and has an enrolment of about 1030 students.

Bunaíodh Gaelcholáiste Choilm i 1991 agus tá tuairim agus 340 dalta ar na rollaí.

Last Updated on Thursday, 15 January 2015 21:01

CC/GC are Munster U16 Camogie Champions

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Congratulations to the Junior camogie team who won their Munster final at the weekend - they will play the All Ireland semi-final in February.


2 Robotics Teams in Finals at CIT

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Well done to the two school robotics teams "VMBears" and "Nuts & Bolts" who both qualified into the last 16 at the EMC VEX Robotics Finals in the NEXUS in CIT on Saturday 30th Jan 2016 with Nuts & Bolts being knocked out in the semi-finals.  The school VEX Robotics after-school programme involves skills such as design, engineering, programming and project management and a tremendous amount of work has been put in by the students. This programme was kindly sponsored by EMC  Ireland based in Ovens, Co. Cork and this year the VMBears Team was kindly sponsored by VMWare who are celebrating 10 years in Ballincollig.. The Robotics club currently meets after school on Friday and new members are always welcome. 

Some photos of the day can be seen at the EMC Facebook site

Last Updated on Monday, 01 February 2016 21:25

Senior Boys Basketball Team win U19A Semi-Final

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Well done to the senior boys' basketball team who won their U19A semi-final in Limerick on Friday. This is a great achievement and a supporters bus will be organised to attend the National Final in Tallaght next week.


Get involved in Twinning with Saclay and Mechterstadt

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Ballincollig is twinned with the towns of Saclay, France & Mechterstadt, Germany. Ballincollig Twinning Association are looking for host families to accommodate visitors from these towns who will be visiting from April 22nd to 24th. Students would benefit from a language and from a cultural point of view. Please contact Denise Calnan on calnandenise@

Next Twinning Meeting Tuesday Feb 9th Coláiste Choilm. Anyone interested is welcome.

Last Updated on Friday, 05 February 2016 21:07

Éigse Ceoil & Litríoctha

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There will be a School Eigse Friday, Feb 12th, 2pm - 4pm  in the library.
The schedule for the event is as follows:

14.00 Musical intro students
14.10 Matthew Sweeney reads
14.25 Music Jimmy Crowley
14.35 Tom Birkett, UCC
15.00 Music/poetry students
15.10 Kathy D'Arcy reads
15.35 Music/poetry students
15.45 Music Jimmy Crowley
16.00 Close.

Friends, grand/parents welcome too.
Please be seated in Culturlann by 13.50

Last Updated on Friday, 05 February 2016 19:10

Colm achieves 2nd Place in Google Call to Code 2015

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Comhgairdeachas le Colm Ó hIcí ón 6ú bliain Ghaelcholáíste Choilm a bhain an dara áit amach go náisiúnta sa  chomórtas  "Call to Code 2015" a d'eagraigh Google. Colm was one of 20 students nationally who qualified via round one  to attend Google HQ in Dublin to take part in the "Google Call To Code" competition on Wednesday 9th Dec. Colm was against the clock to complete logic puzzles and coding challenges and we are delighted he achieved 2nd place nationally winning a tablet in the process which was presented to him at Google HQ in Dublin by the Minister for Education and Skills Jan O' Sullivan.

Last Updated on Thursday, 14 January 2016 21:52

Congratulations to all our Young Scientists !!

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Congratulations to our Young Scientists and their mentors on their great achievements at YSE. We won 13 awards in total, a first, a third and 10 highly commended plus 1 special travel award. The standard of our entries was absolutely phenomenal and how our students presented themselves was top class. Many thanks to all teachers who mentored projects.

First (Senior) - Padraig McAuliffe, Eoin mc Carthy & Adam Purcell (5th year)
Third (Junior) - Alan Panyotov(2nd Year)
Highly Commended - 
Ellen Mc Donnell (TY)
Ciara Ní hÍcí & Anna Duggan (TY)
Rebecca Maher, Ciara Daly & Aoife Lordan (TY)
Denis Galvin, Robert Long & Kian Hennessy (TY)
Maria Mc Carthy, Eva O’Keeffe & Cliodhna Barry (TY)
Chloe O’Sullivan & Bronagh Daly (TY)
Shaunagh McCarthy, Brian McCarthy & Gráinne Mulcahy (TY)
Rachel Moore, Aisling Crowley & Rosie Walsh   (TY)
Rebecca O’Keeffe & Lisa Aylward (TY)
Con Moran, Donal Óg Coleman & Hugh O’Connor (TY)
Special Award (Broadcom Masters International Award) - Alan Panyotov(2nd Year). Alan has won a trip to Arizona!

200 first years travelled to the Young Scientists on Thursday 7th Jan. and thoroughly enjoyed themselves. Thank you to Ms. Ní Áinle and Ms. Ní Chochláin  for organising the trip and to the teachers who accompanied them . 
A full list of students projects is attached below. Well done to all.
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Last Updated on Tuesday, 12 January 2016 17:36

Information Night for Parents of Incoming 1st Years 2016

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There will be an information evening for Parents of Incoming First Years on Weds 3rd February.  Please find attached the presentation on option subjects for First Years 2016/17.

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Last Updated on Monday, 01 February 2016 17:35

5 Students awarded UCC scholarships !!

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Leaving Certs of 2015 who were recently awarded scholarships to UCC.
Colm Crowley, Colm Hannon, Anne Buckley, Róisîn Harrington and Aoife Ni Ghearailt with Professor John O' Halloran Vice President of Teaching & Learning at UCC and Michelle Sliney, Principal. Maith Sibh!

5th Year Subject Choce

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Following the presentation given to parents and guardians on Weds 20th January 2016 please find attached below:

1.Subject Choice Presentation 2016
2. Subject Preferences Form
3. Change of Mind Form

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TY Musical 2015 - The Addams Family

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Rehearsals for the TY Musical of 2015 "The Addams Family " are in full flight with practically all the year group involved at various levels. The show is a huge undertaking involving all the actors, the stage & lighting crews, the make-up & costume crews, the mini-company, the orchestra & the school choir.
The musical runs in the Cultúrlann at Coláiste Choilm from the 30th November to the 3rd December with nightly performances. The cast lisitng is attached below - well done to all particpants on-stage and off.

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 25 November 2015 15:30
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CC/GC Dec 7th - Dec 13th 2015