Coláiste Choilm

Ballincollig, Co. Cork

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Fáilte go Coláiste Choilm agus Gaelcholáiste Choilm

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

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

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

Ipads Support Website

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Mr. Mulcahy has created a support website for student,parents and teachers involved in the iPad scheme.

The blog contains tips, tricks and tutorials for iPad use under the following headings:

Parent FAQs Get Started
Apps Brainstorming
Troubleshooting Get things onto the iPad
Display the iPad Office Apps


The website is available at under Resources or directly at


Last Updated on Thursday, 07 March 2013 18:07

Drama Exchange to the U.K.

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18 students of TY Drama are off to Coventry in the UK on Friday morning. While there, they'll be getting a civic reception from the Mayor of Coventry, visiting the Royal Shakespeare Company, having drama workshops on the theme of emigration, and performing their production of Tom Murphy's Whistle in the Dark (about 5 brothers who emigrate from Ireland to Coventry).

The show is in preview in L3 on Weds and Thurs evening this week, at 7:15 (finishing at approx 9:45).

The Coventry Students will be in Ballincollig in late March, when they'll display a multimedia project about the lives and times of the Irish in Coventry.

The exchange is being funded by grants from the County and City Councils who have been very generous in their support of the project.


Coláiste Choilm wins Best School Award at Young Scientist 2013

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Congratulations to our Young Scientists and their mentors on their fantastic achievements at YSE 2013. As well as winning the award for Best School, we won a first, 2 seconds and 5 highly commended plus 5 Special Awards. Jack Laighin received a top Biology award and will represent Ireland at an international competition in Texas. The students were marvellous ambassadors for the school throughout the exhibition. Great credit is due to the teachers who mentored the projects –Mr. H. OCallaghan, Ms. K. Lyne, Ms. L. Marron and Ms. J. Gleeson. Thanks also to the the Science Department and all other teachers who accompanied 150 1st Year Students to view the exhibition on Saturday 12th January.

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Last Updated on Monday, 28 January 2013 19:10

Garden Bird Survey 2012/3

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Long-tailed Tit. Picture by Michael Finn.

Between December and February each year,Bird Watch Ireland asks members of the public to keep note of the highest number of each bird species visiting their garden every week.  They also ask for information on the size of the garden being surveyed, the kinds of food, if any, being offered to the birds, and so on.  Taking part is fun, easy and an ideal way to get to know your garden birds better; it also makes an ideal school project.Take part in the survey here.


27 Musicals Later

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We are in our 25th year of the school but we are embarking on our 27th Musical Production. The fact that we had two in some years accounts for this. A unique feature of the Musical is that we invariably have two and occasionally three casts performing on the different nights. It is the ultimate nightmare for sound technicians but ensures optimum opportunity for the abundance of talented performers.

It is difficult to talk of favourites but a full production of HMS Pinafore which managed "to sail" in the Ballincollig G.A.A. Pavilion in 1987 in our first year was memorable. "Jesus Christ Superstar" was the first production to feature in the School Culturlann. Les Miserables was a first for an amateur group in Ireland and one of the most ambitious undertakings.

Last Updated on Friday, 02 December 2011 19:28

Malartú chun na Fraince

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Chuaigh 26 daltaí ó Ghaelcholáiste Choilm and triúir ón mórscoil go dtí an Fhrainc ón 26 Eanáir go dtí 2 Feabhra. D'fhanadar san bhaile Vernon, 40 nóiméad ó Pháras lena pháirtnéir Fraincíse agus a chlann nó san scoil. Tháinig siad ar an Satharn san tráthnóna agus chaith siad an deireadh seachtaine ag fáil compordach lena chlann.

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Ar an Luan, chuaigh siad go dtí an phictúrlann i Vernon. Chonaic siad an scannán Max, bhi sé as Fraincís agus níor thuig aon duine é. Chuaigh siad timpeall Vernon ansin.

Last Updated on Monday, 18 February 2013 18:08

School Transport Scheme - Remote Area Grant

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The purpose of this scheme is to support the transport of children who live remote from their nearest school.
Attached below is information on 

  1. Purpose of scheme
  2. Eligibility Criteria
  3. Application Process for Transport
  4. Remote Area Grant
  5. Rates for the Grant
  6. General Information

Sí aidhm na scéime seo ná tacú le hiompar chun na scoile do pháistí atá ina gcónaí i bhfad ón scoil is cóngaraí dóibh.
Tá leagan Gaeilge den bhfáisnéis thuas (Teidil 1-6) ceangailte leis an alt seo.

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Download this file (Deontas-na-gCeantar-Iargúlta.pdf)Deontas na gCeantar IargúltaDeontas na gCeantar Iargúlta189 Kb
Download this file (Remote-Area-Grant.pdf)Remote Area GrantRemote Area Grant187 Kb
Download this file (RemoteGrantLetter.pdf)RemoteGrantLetterRemote Grant Letter to School Authorities36 Kb
Last Updated on Tuesday, 26 February 2013 18:14

Changes in School Transport Eligibility

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There are changes to school transport eligibility which came into effect from the commencement of this current school year.

These changes mean that from this school year onwards, children are eligible for transport where they reside not less than 4.8 kms from and are attending their nearest post primary school/education centre as determined by the Department/Bus Éireann, having regard to ethos and language.
(Please read further below) 

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Download this file (Q & A Schools Irish.pdf)Q & A Bus Éireann GaeilgeQ & A Bus Éireann Gaeilge39 Kb
Download this file (Q&A Schools.pdf)Q & A Bus Éireann EnglishQ & A Bus Éireann English39 Kb
Last Updated on Friday, 19 October 2012 20:27

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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.