Coláiste Choilm

Ballincollig, Co. Cork

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Fáilte go Coláiste Choilm agus Gaelcholáiste Choilm

"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 !!! 

Go to Photogallery for TY Musical 2014 "Evita"
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Last Updated on Sunday, 12 April 2015 20:41

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

First Years Raise €460 for Charity

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The First Year Student Group along with their Year Head Ms. K. Daly made a presentation of a cheque to Saint Vincent de Paul recently.
The money was raised by pupils in conjunction with the CC/GC Student Council via a cinema trip at Christmas.


7 Awards at BTYSE 2015

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Congratulations to our Young Scientists and their mentors on their great achievements at YSE 2015. The students were marvellous ambassadors for the school throughout the exhibition. Great credit is due to the teachers who supervised the projects, provided superb support, coached the students for the judging and cared for them 24/7 over the four days. Well done to all students who submitted a proposal or a project.

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121 first years travelled to the Young Scientists on Saturday and thoroughly enjoyed themselves. Thank you to the science department for organising the trip and to the teachers who accompanied them. We won 7 awards in total, 2 thirds and 3 highly commended plus 1 Special Award and 1 display award as follows:


International Junior Science Olympiad in Argentina

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David McMahon, a student in Gaelcholáiste Choilm, Baile an Chollaigh, was awarded a bronze medal, on 10th December 2014, at the Award Ceremony of the 11th International Junior Science Olympiad (IJSO) in Mendoza, Argentina. David was selected to represent Ireland following his participation in the Irish Junior Science Olympiad, which was held in Dublin City University on Saturday, 1st November last.


CC/GC wins Excellence in Education Award

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At a ceremony in the County Hall on Thursday 20th November Coláiste Choilm\Gaelcholáiste Choilm was awarded the Excellence in Education Award for use of Information Technology in the school environment in administration, communication and all facets of teaching and learning. Endeavours and initiatives have included-

  •  the pioneering roll-out of iPads to facilitate individual and collaborative learning
  • the use of Edmodo as a schoolwide Virtual Learning Environment for students and teachers
  • the development of computers as a subject to integrate IT skills across the curriculum
  • curriculur innovation such as a coding module, web design module and digital journalism in Transition Year
  • promotion of E-Safety and anti-bullying supported by guest speakers, sponsored programmes  and integration with SPHE and other subjects
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Last Updated on Monday, 12 January 2015 18:45

Presentation on Internet Safety Very Informative

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Dr. Maureen Griffin


Thank you to the Parent Association for inviting Dr. Maureen Griffin to present to Junior Students and to Parents on "Internet Safety". For more details on Maureen's Presentation please go to

Last Updated on Thursday, 11 September 2014 19:25

Almost €1,000 Raised for Pieta House

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Thank you to the whole school community for raising almost €1,000 for Pieta House during the Positive Mental Health Week.
The Student Council organised a non-uniform day on the Friday before Easter where the theme was the wearing of the colour yellow and the focus was on helping and understanding others and getting people to laugh and smile and to appreciate positive things in the simple everyday life of the school.

Last Updated on Thursday, 01 May 2014 21:37

Nuacht an Ghaelcholáiste MF 2013

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Ceangailte leis seo gheaobhfar Nuacht na Scoile (Gaelcholáiste) do Mheán Fomhair na bliana seo .
Istigh tá eolas mar gheall ar imeachtaí na bliana, lucht na hardteiste agus éachtaí eile na scoláirí.

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Last Updated on Sunday, 22 September 2013 20:14

Promoting Education in the the Arts

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Coláiste Choilm featured in the "Arts Tonight" show on RTÉ on Monday 13th May where students from the school along with our former Principal Mr. Pat Kinsella were involved in a discussion on the new Arts in Education Charter. The students spoke of their involvement in  Arts , Theatre and Music projects encompassing school Choirs,the annual school Musical, the Trad Group,  the TY Creative Enagement Project, the Drama Group and other ventures.

The article about the program on the RTE website is available here.
The podcast is available here.

Last Updated on Sunday, 14 July 2013 22:40

Springtime Drama Update

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CC/GC "Night of Drama" and Mutiple Awards at Dramafest

The Night of Drama proved yet again to be a magnificent night of entertainment. The school won many awards also at the Cork Dramafest. Above is a picture of the Drama Group who took part in the events.

Drama Trip to London


Dé Luain 28 Aibreán chuamar chuig Londain ar turas dramaíochta.Chuamar Chuig Ceardlann Musical Theatre ar dtús bhí sé go hiontach. Bhualamar le stiúrthóir ón West End.Ar an gcéad  oíche chuamar chun "War Horse" a fheiscint san West End. Bhí sé thar barr. Ag tús an dara lá rinneamar ceardlann eile. Bhi an ceann seo sa Globe Theatre. Bhi se an-suimuil. Chuamar ar turas go dtí Covent Gardens ansin. Bhí ár lón againn agus bhí t-ám againn siopadóireacht a dhéanamh. Áit dheas a bhí ann. Bbhaineamar ann taitneamh as . Chuamar chun "WICKED"  a fheiscint . Seó den scoth a bhi ann. Bhí gach duine tuirseach traochta. Ar an lá dearnach chuamar chuig Oxford street chun dul ag siopadóireacht. Fuaireamar bus go dtí an t-aerfort. Bhí an-t-am againn (Laoise Ní Shúilleabháin)

Last Updated on Tuesday, 06 May 2014 16:27

TY Mini-Comany

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Behind the Scene's Ltd

This year the Transition Year Group are producing an 80's musical called "Flashdance". Behind the Scenes Ltd. are the TY Mini Company that runs the business behind our school show with the helpof our business teacher Ms. O'Neill. We have a big role to play in the success of the show. We are currently organising sponsorship for the funding of the show. Local businesses in the area sponsor Coláiste Choilm every year and a show programme is produced. We will also be heavily involved in the marketing of the event throughout the school. We design, print and sell the tickets to our student population of over 1000 students. We are responsible for all cash-flow in and out of the business. Accounts need to be kept and we balance our books on a regular basis!!!! We have been working as a part of a team since the company was formed and everyone involved is enjoying the experience

Last Updated on Sunday, 08 December 2013 21:35

Coláiste Choilm Parents' Association

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1st Year parents are invited to attend a talk on positively managing the transition from primary to secondary level by Pauline Baston entitled "Moving Upwards and Onwards". The talk is organised by the Coláiste Choilm/Gaelcholáiste Choilm Parents' Association and takes place on Wednesday September 18th at 7.30pm.

Last Updated on Monday, 09 September 2013 17:19

Nuacht an Ghaelcholáiste

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Déan clicéail ar an bpictiúr thíos chun nuacht an Ghaelcholáiste Márta 2013 a léamh ar do chaoithiúlacht.
Táimíd an bhuíoch de Deirbhile Nic a Bhaird ( 5ú Bliain GC) a chuir an t-eagrán seo in eagar.

Nuacht an Ghaelcholáiste

Last Updated on Wednesday, 10 April 2013 18:18

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Lunch vouchers for Siopa U Chrualaoi are now available in the school shop, the main office and O Crualaoi's delicatessen.