Coláiste Choilm

Ballincollig, Co. Cork

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Fáilte go Coláiste Choilm agus Gaelcholáiste Choilm

Seachtain na Gaeilge 2016 CC/GC

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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.

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Last Updated on Sunday, 13 March 2016 13:45

Modern Proclamations for a New Ireland 2016

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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.

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Last Updated on Thursday, 03 March 2016 10:07

Nuacht na Scoiile ( Feb 2016)

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

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

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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

Model United Nations Conference at City Hall

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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

U19 National Cup Final Snr Basketball

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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

German Day Jan 2016

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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

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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

1st Year Fundraiser for SVP

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D’eagraigh an comhairle mac léinn turas go dtí na picitúrlainne  agus chuaigh muintir na chéad bhliain go léir síos go dtí an phictúrlann chun scannán a fheiscint. D’íoc siad €5 an duine agus chuaigh €2 as gach ticéad go dtí ‘St Vincent de Paul’. As sin fuair SVP níos mó ná €500. Tháinig cainteoir ó Naomh Uinseann de Phól go dtí tionóil an chéad bhliain, thugamar an seic dó agus mínigh sé do na daltaí cá raibh an tairgead ag dul.

Scríofa ag Molly de Búrca thar ceann Comhairle na Mac Léinn


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 Tuesday, 09 February 2016 15:03

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

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, 08 February 2016 21:19

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!
Last Updated on Tuesday, 09 February 2016 14:59

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

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7 Studetns Awarded UCC Entrance Scholarships
from the Class of 2017