Coláiste Choilm

Ballincollig, Co. Cork

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Fáilte go Coláiste Choilm agus Gaelcholáiste Choilm

Health & Fitness Week 2016 Seachtain na Sláinte

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Health and Fitness Week 2016  CC/GC runs from Mon - Fri April 11th -15th with a host of initiatives and activitites like a health lunch focus , zumba dancing and Thai boxing. There is a number of teacher versus students matches for example  in basketball, soccer and frisbee. The Sports Day for first years will be held during the week with weather permitting.
The complete schedule of events is attached below.

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Last Updated on Saturday, 16 April 2016 14:09

Students impress at "European Migration" Debate at Dublin Castle

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Back row: Conor Owens (Teacher), Barbara Nolan (Irish Rep. on EU Council), Dušan Matulay (Slovak Ambassador), John Ryan (Teacher) and Brian Killoran (Chief Executive of the Immigrant Council of Ireland)
Front row: Con Moran, Hugh O Connor and Donal Òg Coleman


Three Colàiste Choilm students attended a model EU Council debate in Dublin Castle on the 1st of March 2016. As part of the debate, the students represented the EU member 'Slovakia'. Con Moran, Donal Òg Coleman and Hugh O Connor (T.Y.) were tasked with the challenge of adopting Slovakia's stance on the very topical issue of 'European Migration' and had to debate wether or not Slovakia has the resources to welcome immigrants into their country. The three Transition Year students exercised their public speaking and debate writing skills on the day.


Last Updated on Wednesday, 06 April 2016 16:28

Cork Schools "A" Champions

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Congratulations to the 2nd year Basketball Team who won Cork Schools 'A' Basketball League vs PBC on Monday 14th March 2016 in Neptune.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 06 April 2016 16:31

History Week 2016

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Over the weeks of spring 2016 Colaiste Choilm marked this major historical event of national significance.We had a whole school celebration with participation of students and staff across the year groups and across different subject areas. As well as the ongoing displays within the school there were four main events organised:

1. History Week.         29th February – 4th March. 

2. Proclamation Day         15th March.  

3. Formal Commemoration 16th March.

4. Tree Planting Ceremony

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 06 April 2016 17:24

Business Students visit Scottish Capital

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The 2nd Year Business Studies group made a trip to Edinburgh in March 2016 and are picutred here at the famous Edinburgh Castle .


Modern Proclamations for a New Ireland 2016

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Thanks to Holly Butler, Ava Lordan and Leigh McCarthy for their personal proclomations for 2016.
They share their vision of Ireland for their generation of  irish citizens.
If you walk through the school at the moment you will see over 100 proclomations, letters and projects by students on the theme of the 2016 Rising and its leaders.

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Last Updated on Thursday, 03 March 2016 10:07

CC/GC are All-Ireland U19A Basketball Schools league Winners

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Congratulations to the U19 boys’ basketball team on winning the All Ireland league final held in the National Basketball Arena in Dublin on Wednesday 24th February 2016.

Last Updated on Saturday, 05 March 2016 20:56

U19 National Cup Final Snr Basketball

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On Wednesday 27th January, many Coláiste Choilm students travelled to Tallaght to support their Senior Boys Basketball Team in the Subway U19 National Cup Final. The National Basketball Arena had a great atmosphere due to this highly anticipated game. The well-known rivalry between Cork and Dublin was very evident, with Coláiste Choilm representing Cork as the number one seed and St.Aidans representing Dublin.
The Dublin natives got off the mark very quickly and raced their way to a 20 – 4 first quarter lead. Coláiste Choilm was inspired by their co-captains Bryan Murphy and Dylan Brickley and U16 Irish Internationals Darragh O’Sullivan and Jack Murphy, who provided a spark off the bench. Conor O’Sullivan led the team with 20 points and Dylan Corkery helped to cut the lead to less than 10 on two occasions. Unfortunately U18 and U17 Irish Internationals Tarig Guebaili, Matt Treacy and Brian Ashton proved too strong and St.Aidans won 90 – 71. Guebaili collected the cup and the MVP Award for the Whitehall side.
A lot of credit must be given to Coach Francis O’Sullivan, all the fans and teachers Ms. Catherine O’Toole and Ms. Caroline Murphy.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 24 February 2016 19:43

Seachtain na Gaeilge 2016 CC/GC

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Ceangailte thíos tá Sceideal na Seachtaine le himeachtaí éagsúla ar nós Céilí, Geandáil Ghasta, Tráth na gCeist, Rince ar an sean-nós agus scata eile.

Tá an Comórtas G-Factor ar siúl idir na múinteoirí i gcaitheamh na seachtaine.

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Last Updated on Sunday, 13 March 2016 13:45

Nuacht na Scoiile ( Feb 2016)

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Please find attached below the Nuacht na Scoile Newsletter for Spring 2016.

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Model United Nations Conference at City Hall

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Congratulations to all our UN delegates who attended the Model United Nations in City Hall last January. Over 200 delegates attended and our students were centrally involved in debating all the issues at conference. Con Moran received a number of awards as delegate of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 24 February 2016 19:16

German Day Jan 2016

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On the 14th of January the German Department and TY students organised a yearly event – the German Day. The idea behind German Day is to introduce 1st year students to various aspects of German language and culture. On the day, the students visited workstations and stalls in Halla Phadraig to take part in quizes, activities, competitions, created Karnival masks, learned songs and tasted German food. The activities were prepared by a group of Transition Year students who had worked independently on developing ideas and facilitating them during 1st year class visits. While the 1st year students had a great chance to learn about  German culture in a very enjoyable way, the TYs have shown more advanced research and organisational skills in their role as enthusiastic promoters of German.


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Congratulations to the five 2016 Leaving Cert Students who were awarded UCC Quercus Entrance Scholarships: Sinéad Buckley, Thomas Sheerin, Harriet Kennedy, Aoife Ní Chondúin and David Sheahan.