Modern Proclamations for a New Ireland 2016

Thanks to Holly Butler, Ava Lordan and Leigh McCarthy for their personal Proclamations 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 Proclamations, letters and projects by students on the theme of the 2016 Rising and…

History Week 2016

EASTER 1916 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…

German Day Jan 2016

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,…

Get involved in Twinning with Saclay and Mechterstadt

Ballincollig is twinned with the towns of Saclay, France & Mechterstadt, Germany. Ballincollig Twinning Association are looking for host families to accommodate visitors from these towns who will be visiting from April 22nd to 24th. Students would benefit from a language and from a cultural point of view. Please contact Denise Calnan on calnandenise@ yahoo.ie.…

Éigse Ceoil & Litríoctha

There will be a School Eigse Friday, Feb 12th, 2pm – 4pm in the library. The schedule for the event is as follows: 14.00 – Musical intro students 14.10 – Matthew Sweeney reads 14.25 – Music Jimmy Crowley 14.35 – Tom Birkett, UCC 15.00 – Music/poetry students 15.10 – Kathy D’Arcy reads 15.35 – Music/poetry…

2 Robotics Teams in Finals at CIT

Well done to the two school robotics teams “VMBears” and “Nuts & Bolts” who both qualified into the last 16 at the EMC VEX Robotics Finals in the NEXUS in CIT on Saturday 30th Jan 2016 with Nuts & Bolts being knocked out in the semi-finals.  The school VEX Robotics after-school programme involves skills such…