Coláiste Choilm

Ballincollig, Co. Cork

  • Increase font size
  • Default font size
  • Decrease font size
Fáilte go Coláiste Choilm agus Gaelcholáiste Choilm

Students impress at "European Migration" Debate at Dublin Castle

E-mail Print PDF

Back row: Conor Owens (Teacher), Barbara Nolan (Irish Rep. on EU Council), Dušan Matulay (Slovak Ambassador), John Ryan (Teacher) and Brian Killoran (Chief Executive of the Immigrant Council of Ireland)
Front row: Con Moran, Hugh O Connor and Donal Òg Coleman


Three Colàiste Choilm students attended a model EU Council debate in Dublin Castle on the 1st of March 2016. As part of the debate, the students represented the EU member 'Slovakia'. Con Moran, Donal Òg Coleman and Hugh O Connor (T.Y.) were tasked with the challenge of adopting Slovakia's stance on the very topical issue of 'European Migration' and had to debate wether or not Slovakia has the resources to welcome immigrants into their country. The three Transition Year students exercised their public speaking and debate writing skills on the day.


Last Updated on Wednesday, 06 April 2016 16:28

Cork Schools "A" Champions

E-mail Print PDF

Congratulations to the 2nd year Basketball Team who won Cork Schools 'A' Basketball League vs PBC on Monday 14th March 2016 in Neptune.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 06 April 2016 16:31

History Week 2016

E-mail Print PDF


Over the weeks of spring 2016 Colaiste Choilm marked this major historical event of national significance.We had a whole school celebration with participation of students and staff across the year groups and across different subject areas. As well as the ongoing displays within the school there were four main events organised:

1. History Week.         29th February – 4th March. 

2. Proclamation Day         15th March.  

3. Formal Commemoration 16th March.

4. Tree Planting Ceremony

FileDescriptionFile size
Download this file (Proclamation Day 2.pdf)Proclamation Day 2.pdfLivestreaming18 Kb
Last Updated on Wednesday, 06 April 2016 17:24

Business Students visit Scottish Capital

E-mail Print PDF

The 2nd Year Business Studies group made a trip to Edinburgh in March 2016 and are picutred here at the famous Edinburgh Castle .


Seachtain na Gaeilge 2016 CC/GC

E-mail Print PDF

Ceangailte thíos tá Sceideal na Seachtaine le himeachtaí éagsúla ar nós Céilí, Geandáil Ghasta, Tráth na gCeist, Rince ar an sean-nós agus scata eile.

Tá an Comórtas G-Factor ar siúl idir na múinteoirí i gcaitheamh na seachtaine.

FileDescriptionFile size
Download this file (SnaG2016.pdf)SnaG2016.pdfSceideal357 Kb
Last Updated on Sunday, 13 March 2016 13:45

Modern Proclamations for a New Ireland 2016

E-mail Print PDF

Thanks to Holly Butler, Ava Lordan and Leigh McCarthy for their personal proclomations for 2016.
They share their vision of Ireland for their generation of  irish citizens.
If you walk through the school at the moment you will see over 100 proclomations, letters and projects by students on the theme of the 2016 Rising and its leaders.

FileDescriptionFile size
Download this file (1916_Ava.pdf)1916_Ava.pdf 220 Kb
Download this file (1916_Holly.pdf)1916_Holly.pdf 1207 Kb
Download this file (1916_Leigh.pdf)1916_Leigh.pdf 529 Kb
Last Updated on Thursday, 03 March 2016 10:07

Nuacht na Scoiile ( Feb 2016)

E-mail Print PDF

Please find attached below the Nuacht na Scoile Newsletter for Spring 2016.

FileDescriptionFile size
Download this file (C.C. Feb 16-p1.pdf)C.C. Feb 16-p1.pdf 930 Kb
Download this file (C.C. Feb 16-p2.pdf)C.C. Feb 16-p2.pdf 1461 Kb
Download this file (C.C. Feb 16-p3.pdf)C.C. Feb 16-p3.pdf 2198 Kb
Download this file (C.C. Feb 16-p4.pdf)C.C. Feb 16-p4.pdf 1031 Kb

Model United Nations Conference at City Hall

E-mail Print PDF

Congratulations to all our UN delegates who attended the Model United Nations in City Hall last January. Over 200 delegates attended and our students were centrally involved in debating all the issues at conference. Con Moran received a number of awards as delegate of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 24 February 2016 19:16

German Day Jan 2016

E-mail Print PDF

On the 14th of January the German Department and TY students organised a yearly event – the German Day. The idea behind German Day is to introduce 1st year students to various aspects of German language and culture. On the day, the students visited workstations and stalls in Halla Phadraig to take part in quizes, activities, competitions, created Karnival masks, learned songs and tasted German food. The activities were prepared by a group of Transition Year students who had worked independently on developing ideas and facilitating them during 1st year class visits. While the 1st year students had a great chance to learn about  German culture in a very enjoyable way, the TYs have shown more advanced research and organisational skills in their role as enthusiastic promoters of German.


Get involved in Twinning with Saclay and Mechterstadt

E-mail Print PDF

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

CC/GC are All-Ireland U19A Basketball Schools league Winners

E-mail Print PDF

Congratulations to the U19 boys’ basketball team on winning the All Ireland league final held in the National Basketball Arena in Dublin on Wednesday 24th February 2016.

Last Updated on Saturday, 05 March 2016 20:56

U19 National Cup Final Snr Basketball

E-mail Print PDF

2016 spbbu19 200

On Wednesday 27th January, many Coláiste Choilm students travelled to Tallaght to support their Senior Boys Basketball Team in the Subway U19 National Cup Final. The National Basketball Arena had a great atmosphere due to this highly anticipated game. The well-known rivalry between Cork and Dublin was very evident, with Coláiste Choilm representing Cork as the number one seed and St.Aidans representing Dublin.
The Dublin natives got off the mark very quickly and raced their way to a 20 – 4 first quarter lead. Coláiste Choilm was inspired by their co-captains Bryan Murphy and Dylan Brickley and U16 Irish Internationals Darragh O’Sullivan and Jack Murphy, who provided a spark off the bench. Conor O’Sullivan led the team with 20 points and Dylan Corkery helped to cut the lead to less than 10 on two occasions. Unfortunately U18 and U17 Irish Internationals Tarig Guebaili, Matt Treacy and Brian Ashton proved too strong and St.Aidans won 90 – 71. Guebaili collected the cup and the MVP Award for the Whitehall side.
A lot of credit must be given to Coach Francis O’Sullivan, all the fans and teachers Ms. Catherine O’Toole and Ms. Caroline Murphy.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 24 February 2016 19:43

Éigse Ceoil & Litríoctha

E-mail Print PDF

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

2 Robotics Teams in Finals at CIT

E-mail Print PDF

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, 08 February 2016 21:19

Page 10 of 14

  • Photo Title 1
  • Photo Title 2
  • Photo Title 3
  • Photo Title 4
  • Photo Title 5


7 Studetns Awarded UCC Entrance Scholarships
from the Class of 2017