Coláiste Choilm

Ballincollig, Co. Cork

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Fáilte go Coláiste Choilm agus Gaelcholáiste Choilm

Rang Tadhg visit Gougane Barra for Retreat

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Rang Tadgh on retreat in Gougane Barra on Friday 15th Sep with teacher Ms. Sheehan and Mr. O'Hara (School Chaplain)

 

Student Council represented at "World Café" event

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Thanks to Jay, Maria, Zack  and Amy, members of the Student Council, who attended the Cork Matters 'World Cafe' event. The Cork Matters project aims to gather information about what life is like for children, teenagers and their families who live in the Ballincollig community.

 

Congratulations to all JC Students on their Super Results

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Well done to all Junior Certificate students who collected their JC Results on Weds13th September. Each individual achievement is a testimony to three years of hard work with the guidance and encouragement of parents and teachers alike. Well done to all !





 

Safety & Traffic Management System in Place 2017/8

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A  traffic management system for the main road outside the school has been in effect since  April 2013 and continues to be effective for the school year 2017/8. Set down and collection is only allowed on the school side of the road. An Garda Siochána have responsibility for enforcement and the Co. Council have provided the necessary signage. A  letter available for parents is attached below.

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 05 September 2017 13:19
 

A Great Night at the Grads for the Class of 2017

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The Class of 2017 had a fantastic night at their Graduation Dinner on Friday 8th September. Thanks to all parents, students and teachers for making it a fitting occasion.

 

School Frisbee Team Members do us proud !

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Congratulations to Denis Galvin sixth year who was a member of the U20 Irish Frisbee team who came second in the European Championships in Amsterdam this summer. Four past pupils - Seán Cahill, Adam Purcell, Brian O Broin and Cillian Ó Laocha were also on the team.

 

Thanks to all who supported the Darkness into Light Walk

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Thank you so much to all who supported Ballincollig Darkness Into Light 2017.  We raised an incredible €52,768.51.  The walk which began and ended in Coláiste Choilm, was a wonderful show of community spirit as so many came togethter to show their support for Pieta House. Whether you took part in registration, poured tea, ran, walked or supported in any way on the morning of May 6th last....THANK YOU.

 

Ciarán helps Munster win the UL Trophy !

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Congratulations to Ciarán Ó Buacháin (5th Year) on being selected to play for Munster u18's. Ciarán recently took part in a tournament in  the University of Limerick where he helped his province secure the 'UL Trophy' by beating Connacht u18's on a scoreline of 21-12. Ciarán is hoping to take part in an Inter-Provincial tournament in September/October of this year with Munster. Ciarán also plays with both his local rugby club Ballincollig RFC and the school rugby team in Coláiste Choilm.

 

Welcome to all First Years !!

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An induction day was held on Friday 25th August for the 221 students who started their secondary school life in Coláiste Choim and Gaelcholáiste Choilm in 2017. Ms. Michelle Sliney ( Principal ) , Ms Marian Baldwin ( Year Head ) and Ms. Maria O Sullivan ( Deputy Principal ) welcomed the Coláiste Choilm group to the Cultlúrlann and students began their journey with us. We wish each and every one of the 175 students well in their first weeks !

Last Updated on Tuesday, 05 September 2017 13:16
 

Fáilte roimh scoláirí na Chéad Bliana !

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Fáiltímíd roimh an 46 dalta a thosnaigh sa chéad bhliain sa Ghaelcholáiste an tseachtain seo caite. D'fháílitigh  Caitríona Ní Thuathail ( OIde Bliana ) agus Daithí Ó Gallchóir ( Príomhoide Tánaisteach ) rompu nuair a thosnaigh siad amach ar a n-aistear scolaíochta dara leibhéal. Go n-éirí go geal leo sna seachtainí atá romhainn.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 05 September 2017 13:17
 

Con's excellence recognised at Cambridge !

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Congratulations to Con Moran (5th year) who was awarded Highly Commended in the Peterhouse Cambridge Kelvin Science Essay Prize 2017. Peterhouse College is a Cambridge University who through this competition acknowledge students’ ability, achievements and interest in Science. This is a remarkable achievement by Con who was placed in the top seven of two hundred and fifty entries from all over the world. Con hopes to study biological sciences in Cambridge.


This is the second year in a row that a Coláiste Choilm student has achieved in the Kelvin Science Essay Prize. Last year David McMahon (6th year) was also awarded Highly Commended. Congratulation s to the Science Department for nurturing such tremendous interest in the sciences and particular thanks to Ms. Padraigín O’Donoghue for supporting Con and David in their application. Last September Padraigín arranged for Adrian Dixon former Master of Peterhouse to visit Coláiste Choilm and present to senior students on studying science in third level.

 

Con receiving his award from the Master of Peterhouse College, Cambridge, Ms. Bridget Kendall

Last Updated on Monday, 28 August 2017 18:48
 

Teachers are seeing Double in CC/GC !!

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Ms. Marian Baldwin (Year Head) welcomed 6 sets of twins to a photoshoot to get the ball rolling for the First Years of 2017.  221 students start their secondary school life in Coláiste Choilm  / Gaelcholáiste Choilm this week and we wish them all the best . As it happens, we also had 6 sets of twins back in 2007. Read the full story in The Irish Times.

Last Updated on Monday, 28 August 2017 18:15
 


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Newsflash



7 Studetns Awarded UCC Entrance Scholarships
from the Class of 2017