Coláiste Choilm

Ballincollig, Co. Cork

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Fáilte go Coláiste Choilm agus Gaelcholáiste Choilm

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

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

Nuacht na Nollag 2015

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Please find attached below the Nuacht na Scoie from November 2015

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Hour of Code 2015

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The Hour of Code is a worldwide event run to promote coding. Over 150 million people from the ages of 4 to 104 are taking part by learning an hour of code between Dec 7th - Dec 13th.
Colaiste Choilm is hosting an hour of code during classes as part of the almost 350 schools and institutions organising an event.
Particpation is free at - so try just 60 minutes this week on one of the tutorials from Star Wars to Minecraft to Frozen to Flappy Bird.

Last Updated on Sunday, 06 December 2015 16:33

Positive Action Week a great success !

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Well done to the SPHE department for organising a very successful Positive Action Week. Thanks to all who assisted with the numberous activities and especially the TY drama students and their teachers Dr. Burke and Ms. Scobie.


German debaters advance in Competition

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On Thursday 5th November Colaiste Choilm team won a german language debate against Carrigaline Community School and qualified for the next stage of the competition.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 25 November 2015 15:28

Art Trip to Paris

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Students visit the Monet Garden in Paris during the 2015 Art Trip .


Smart Study

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Mr. Ian Mulcahy recently gave a talk on Smarty Study. The presentation and some tips are attached below as PDFs.


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Last Updated on Monday, 18 January 2016 20:00

CAO 2016 Presentation

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Please find attached below a copy of the presentation given in November 2015  by the Guidance Department in relation to the 2016 CAO application process.

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 02 December 2015 20:36

Students show Solidarity with the People of Paris

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On Mon Nov 16th Coláiste Choilm observed a minute's silence in memory of the victims of the attacks on Paris.
In the social area Staff, students, and visitors alike have the opportunity to sign a book of condolences in solidarity with the people of France.
Students have displayed some photos of their recent Art trip to Paris.


Colaiste Choilm students receive International Caps

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Congratuatioins to all 5 students and their coaches on their fantastics achievement. !!

Darragh O'Sullivan ,Caitlin Quinn ,Jack Murphy ,Eoin O'Reilly, Caoimhe O'Driscoll

Last Updated on Tuesday, 03 November 2015 19:49

TY group visit Film Exhibition as part of Creative Engagement

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TY creative engagement trip to Kilkenny to see Song of the Sea in the cinema and also the exhibition for the film in the Butler gallery.In the film Ben, a young Irish boy, and his little sister Saoirse, a girl who can turn into a seal, go on an adventure to free the faeries and save the spirit world.


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7 Studetns Awarded UCC Entrance Scholarships
from the Class of 2017