Junk Kouture Photoshoot

On Wednesday the 15th of January 2020, two of the three junk Kouture groups went to the Discovery Park for the photoshoot. The two groups were Istäcke (Cleo Dinnegan and Emma Flattery) and Le Début De L’image De Soi (Katelyn O’Brien, Abby Marnell and Amy O’Shea). We started getting ready at nine o’clock by doing our hair and make-up. Both models then got into their outfits.

We were down in the Discovery Park for about 10;30 am. Mr. Dunne, our amazing art teacher took the photos on his camera and tripod stand. They were pretty bomb photos. Along with the photos we had to make a descriptive video explaining our dress and how we made it. We posted the video and some pictures on our social media accounts to promote our dresses. Unfortunately, it was a freezing day, but the discovery park had beautiful scenery which really improved the photos. We had a lot of fun and the photos looked idyllic with ice capped roofs. The photographs we took today will decide whether we get through to the next round which is the regional finals in the Helix in Dublin. Fingers crossed the we get through.You can support us by following our Instagram accounts.

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Junk Kouture Photo Shoot Jan 2020

Class Awards Dec 2019

We were delighted to present some of our very best students with their class awards this week. Each class group in 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 5th year had a best academic award and two class spirit awards. The prizes were very generously sponsored by Castlecomer Credit Union.

The full list of prizewinners is below.

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Class Awards 2019



1 Holohan

1 Malone

1 Morris

1 O’Connor

Best Academic

Jack Comerford

Aoife Royce Brennan

Ruby Roche

Killian Lacey

Class Spirit

Jack Coogan

Scott Delaney

Kayla O’Connor

Shona Ruane

Class Spirit

Caoimhe O’Brien

Niamh Meagher

Sarah Byrne

Kaithlin O’Neill



2 Clifford

2 Nolan

2 Power

Best Academic

Michael Joyce

Emma Lawlor

Diya Ann Delone

Class Spirit

Joanne Comerford

Sean Dunne

Ruth Phelan

Class Spirit

Rachel Moloney

Michael Brennan

Dylan Morrison




3 Byrne

3 Coonan

3 Haughney

3 Murphy

Best Academic

Lewis Oates

Jessica Joyce

Hollie Brennan

Adam Byrnes

Class Spirit

Eve Coogan

Muireann Ryan

Mia Nash

Kate O’Neill

Class Spirit

Ross Dowling

Cillian Dowling

Ciaran O’Neill

Gavin Connor



5 Bell

5 Boyle

5 Edison

5 Ford

5 Newton

Best Academic

Eva Brennan

Anna Byrne

Ciaran Kehoe/ Michala Moynan

Ava O’Shea

Ronan Brennan

Class Spirit

Harry O’Mahony

Lydia O’Mahony

Darragh O’Rourke

Oisin Dwyer O’Neill

Katie Ryan

Class Spirit

Tadhg Hunt

Richard Murphy

Yvonne Dooley

John Kevin Malone





Crosscountry Report Nov 2019

Castlecomer Community School took part in the Community and Comprehensive Schools Cross Country Phoenix Park on the 21 of Nov.

There was 6 first year boys that ran in the first year A team. Scott Delaney came 19th and Declan Cooney came in 20th.

There was 6 first year boys that ran in the first year B team. Stephen Dwyer came in 9th place and Adam Lynch came 10th. Which wasn’t bad considering there first year running for the school.

Eimear Phelan and Ruby Roche bumped themselves up to the second-year girls’ race. Eimear came 4th and Ruby came 22nd.

Adam Buggy came 5th and Jack O Neill had a great race in the second years boys’ race.

In the girls third year race we won gold thanks to Kate O Neill who came 1st, Molly O Doran who came 2nd, Sofia Kerr who came 3rd and Emma Lawlor moved up and a year and placed 5th.

In the third-year boys Jack Burke came 16th and Matthew Heeney who came 23rd.

Great day for Castlecomer Community School. Many Thanks to everyone who took part.

By Katelyn Whelan and Ava O Reilly Murphy.

Click the links below to view the study guides produced by the Irish Guidance Counsellors. These are particulary aimed at parents, but useful for students too.


6th year Study Guide


3rd Year Study Guide



Calendar CS


Wellread Programme


We are delighted to announce that we have received the "wellread" award, an initiative designed and organised by the Professional Development Service for Teachers (PDST). It aims to create heightened awareness about the importance of creating a culture of reading in school communities for our young people as part of their personal and academic development. The school community is now recognised nationally as a school that promotes and encourages a culture of reading.

You can read more about the award on the PDST website by clicking here, and you can find out more about our school initiatives under the "extra-curricular" tab above.



Educational News

Independent.ie - Education RSS Feed

23 January 2020

  • Major drive to make resilience the fourth 'R' in education
    Schools are well used to supporting and tracking pupils' academic progress and pushing for resources to deliver the best outcomes. But how do they measure up when it comes to promoting student wellbeing and ensuring that, as well as the traditional three Rs, they pay enough attention to the development of other Rs, such as 'resilience' and 'realising' the potential of each individual child?
  • 'Everything we do is mindful of the children'
    They have no green space, but it hasn't stopped Principal Barbara Hanamy and her pupils creating a garden.