Students Experience Virtual Reality in the Classroom

Students had a Virtual Reality day on Thursday and Friday of last week. SchooVR very kindly provided us with a selection of VR headsets for the school to try out. The students spent the day exploring Angel Falls, outer space and The Great Barrier Reef. Both students and staff thoroughly enjoyed the experience. 

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Irish Cancer Society visit Transition Year

Transition Year students had a guest speaker from The Irish Cancer Society visit to talk about the services they offer and how the money students raised at Christmas has helped. A cheque of over 500 euro was presented on the day. Well done to our TYs for all their great work!

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Positive Mental Health Week

The last week of term saw a group of TY students organise Positive Mental Health Week in collaboration with In. Ní Leannáin.  As part of the events the TY students made sandwiches in Home Ec with Ms. Campbell, which were gratefully received by Dundalk Simon Community.  Students had a chance to relax during their lunch breaks with mindful colouring and wordsearches and to do Random Acts of Kindness with their secret friend.  

On the Tuesday, we also celebrated Safer Internet Day and a group of TY students, under the leadership of their Safer Internet Day Ambassador Leo Meenan, organised an information fair for first years on safer ways to use the internet and to be mindful of our Data Footprint. 

Our Junior Cycle students also created positive hands and anti-bullying posters, which we hope to display in the school soon.  The week was finished with an Open-Mic session of music in the canteen at lunch.  Our thanks to all the students who participated and Ms. Ludden and In. Ní Channan for organising. 

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'Caith Amach É' proves to be a big hit with 6th Years

Sixth year students enjoyed an Irish drama workshop ‘Caith Amach É’ on Friday 7th February in the triple room. Caith Amach É is a smash hit comedy based on the Leaving Cert Irish Oral Picture sequences. Students thoroughly enjoyed the drama workshop, and had the opportunity to interact with one another ‘as Gaeilge’. Comhghairdeas to all and go n-éirí libh sna béaltrialacha! Many thanks to Neasa for organising this event. Both students and staff thoroughly enjoyed it.

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Our Junior Basketball Teams are on a roll!

We are extremely proud of our first and second year boys on their amazing win against Colaiste Dun Na Rí on the 22nd of January.. Playing here at home, we watched the first years steam ahead with a fantastic, 20 - 11 win. Following that, the staff and students were treated to a hard-fought match for our second years, who put in a tremendous fight to bring home a 23 - 22 win. This is our first win for each team so we congratulate them on their brilliant success and look forward to the next match. Man of the match: Pawel Skalinski

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Date: 27/01/20

Match: Coláiste Chú Chulainn VS Dundalk Grammar School

We are thrilled to announce our second win in a row for our first and second year boys against Dundalk Grammar School on Monday afternoon. The first years started us off with an outstanding 20 - 15 win. The second years pushed full throttle to bring home a 24 - 16 win. Most importantly we have to congratulate the boys on their true sportsmanship and maturity as they held their heads high, helped out where needed and thanked the other team for having us. We are so proud to have these students represent Coláiste Chú Chulainn. 

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