Coláiste Choilm

Ballincollig, Co. Cork

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Fáilte go Coláiste Choilm agus Gaelcholáiste Choilm

Nuacht na Scoile September 2015

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This newsletter gives an insight into the rich environment cultivated by students and staff every day here in Coláiste/Gaelcholáiste Choilm. The school is about life enhancement - developing the potential of all through a spectrum of experiences.
The successes, levels of endeavour and performances of the past year are second to none.   We have wonderful memories of the school shows Evita and Áille agus Állta, the great achievements of the senior soccer team, the visit to Áras an Uachtaráin and much, much more.  We extend our gratitude to all who daily create the context in which every student is enabled to make the most of his or her potential.
Go raibh fada buan an traidisiún sin.
Michelle Sliney ( Principal )

All 8 pages of Nuacht na Scoile are attached below.

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 16 September 2015 14:10

TY hit the Ploughing Championship 2015

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A large TY contingent visited the National Ploughing Championship in Rathaniska, Co. Laois to view the 1,400 stands, sample the free food and meet some very famous people !

Last Updated on Wednesday, 23 September 2015 16:56

Coláiste Choilm/Gaecholáiste Choilm Whole School Evaluation

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  • The school is led by a highly effective senior management team. 
  • The leadership is characterised, at all levels, by positive working relationships and effective systems of communication.
  • The questionnaire responses of students and parents showed consistently high ratings for the school and its operation.
  • A highly motivated, able and dedicated staff has embraced change with optimism.
  • The school, comprising Gaelcholáiste Choilm and Coláiste Choilm, embodies a rich, unique and integrated model of educational provision.
  • The two parts of the school combine to provide a broad and balanced curriculum.
  • The support systems for students are of the highest quality.
  • The participation and achievements of students in the very wide range of extracurricular and co-curricular activities are encouraged and celebrated.
  • The facilities are well maintained and administered by efficient and welcoming staff members.
  • The teaching and learning observed was of the highest quality.
  • A professional, informed and reflective approach underpins good teaching practice and a continuous focus on self-evaluation for improvement.

    The full version of the report is attached below.
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Last Updated on Thursday, 11 September 2014 19:21

Way2Pay Payment System Now Active

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The Way2Pay school payment system is now active for parents and staff to facilitate payments for:

  • Book Rental Scheme for Second, Third and Transition Years
  • Second Year Swimming
  • Other authorized administrative fees.

Please click on the button below to access the Way2Pay system.
Instructions for use are attached also.

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Last Updated on Monday, 12 October 2015 14:07

Congratulations to all our JC Students !

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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

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

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.



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.


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

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.

Apple Store
"Coláiste Choilm"
Google Play Store


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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.


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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.