Coláiste Choilm

Ballincollig, Co. Cork

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Fáilte go Coláiste Choilm agus Gaelcholáiste Choilm

School helps out in Refugee Crisis Appeal

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Míle buíochas to all the students, teachers, families and friends who contributed to the Refugee Appeal in September. Coláiste and Gaelcholáiste Choilm donated over 100 bags of clothes, food and emergency items. The donated items were collected by volunteers and will be delivered to Calais and on to Hungary.


First Year Relay team win 1st in Munster competition

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Congratulations to the First year boys Athletics Team who came first in Munster and who now qualify for the nationals in Offaly.

Diarmuid O’Connor, Stephen McCarthy, Seán Murphy-Flynn, Hugh Murphy and teacher Darren Farry.

Last Updated on Thursday, 28 May 2015 14:14

CC/GC win Pfizer Senior Chemistry Quiz

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Congratulations to our sixth year Chemistry students Rachel Duffy, Colm Hannon, James Harte and Niamh Mc Carthy who won the Pfizer Senior Chemistry Quiz on April 29 last. Pictured here with their teachers Karen Daly and Niamh Ní Dhrisceoil.

Last Updated on Sunday, 24 May 2015 19:28

Summer Reading - School Library

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To date students have borrowed over 750 books from the e-leabharlann digital library.
Books can be borrowed also over the summer months.
Log-in details are attached.You can also download the Overdrive app to your tablet or computer. Happy summer reading !!

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Last Updated on Sunday, 17 May 2015 15:33

Download the Colaiste Choilm iSchool App!

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Our school now has an iSchoolApp. This is our very own app developed with iSchool App that will let us keep you updated with all the school’s activities. Download it now for Free!

iPad & iPhone users can download the app by searching for "ColáisteChoilm" on the App Store or by clicking on this link
Android users can download the app by searching for "Coláiste Choilm" on the Google Play Store
Buíochas le daltaí na hIdirbhliana - Jack McGabhann, Chris McShorthall agus Colm O Buacháin a rinne obair ar an aipp.
Download details and QR codes are attached.

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"Coláiste Choilm"
Google Play Store


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Henry Shefflin visits Student Bank and CC/GC hurlers

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Henry Shefflin and some of the Munster Rugyby Squad visited the school in April to promote the Student Bank. The BOI school bank team are Transition Year Students who founded and ran the school bank during the year Their website was created by Kate Lyons . Henry Shefflin spoke to students about hurling, sport in general and hard work as part of Health and Fitness Week.  His inspiring talk prompted Fr. James to base his "Thought of the Week" around the hurling hero.

I realized I had to work very hard, I wasn't very good at underage but I wanted to be good and I wanted to get the best out of myself' ~Henry Shefflin speaking at Coláiste Choilm, Ballincollig during the week.



1st Year Basketball Team win Cork Final

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Congratulations to the 1st Year Boys Basketball team and their coaches who won the Cork schools A final and now progress to the National Final.


Colaiste Choilm are Snr. A County Camogie Chamions

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Congratulations to the CC/GC Senior Camogie team  and their trainer Ms. Kenneally who won the Senior A County Camogie Championship in Cloghduv acquiring the Merriman Cup in Cloghduv on Sunday 15th February 2015.
It was a fantastic team effort against Coachford College with a final score of 2-4 v 1-5 and special thanks to the supporters who encouraged the team all the way.

Last Updated on Saturday, 14 March 2015 20:32

6 Top Tips from Workshop on Online Safety

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Michel Colaci, owner and founder of immunizeNet – safer digital lives, held a parent workshop on the 4th of March 2015 at 7pm in Colaiste Choilm. As a parent and IT specialist, Michels shared his knowledge, expertise and first-hand experience in the areas of online, app and social media safety with parents. He explained the latest and future trends in apps our children use, showing the audience how to access and implement parental controls, app restrictions, content filters, and much more...the workshop was aimed at all levels of knowledge - whether a complete technology novice or a digital native. Please find attached below immunizeNet's Top 6 Online Safety Tips !!



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"Evita" hits the stage to great acclaim !

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Congratulations to the Transition Year Group of 2014 and the stage team who brought their production of the Andrew Llyod Webber musical "Evita" to the Cultúrlann during early December. The show was a success thanks to the involvement of all the actors, the stage & lighting crews, the make-up & costume crews, the mini-company, the orchestra, the choir and all the teachers involved."Evita" was a spectacular musical and acting achievement for all who participated and special thanks to Bn. Frost, Ms. Hutchinson and Mr. Holohan for their tremendous work.  Each year the show contributes to the personal development and confidence of so many budding stars - well done to all !!! 

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Last Updated on Sunday, 12 April 2015 20:41

Meitheal Group's Study Tips for Summer Exams 2015

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Thanks to the Meitheal team in the school for providing these tips for 1st years ( and the rest of us !) to help with the study.

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Last Updated on Thursday, 07 May 2015 21:46

Lunchtime Theatre delights audiences !!

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For a lunchtime with a difference, during April we had "Angels" hit the boards - written by Pauline McLynn (best known as Mrs Doyle in Father Ted), "Angels" is a dark comedy about a gang of teenagers who meet in a graveyard watched over by a trio of unusual angel statues ...

Also runnining was the Drama Club's performance night. Topping the bill was "Mr Burns" by Senior Drama Club, based on Simpsons stories told by survivors of a nuclear disaster. The show was staged in Halla Phadraig with the work of the Junior Drama Clubs on stage first, followed by "Mr Burns" at 7:45.

For more info on drama, visit the Facebook page "Colaiste Choilm Drama Groups"


Well done to the 4 Show Jumping Teams !

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Congratulations to all the Show Jumpers on their success at the Inter Schools competition in Carrigaline on Sunday 8th March 2015.
We have 4 teams participating and they all did us proud.


TY2015 French Exchange

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Welcome back to the TY French Exchange students who had a fantastic time.

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Last Updated on Sunday, 08 March 2015 14:13

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7 Studetns Awarded UCC Entrance Scholarships
from the Class of 2017