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.
Big Achievement for Castlecomer Art Students
The winners from the credit union art competition attended the awards ceremony today, in the Castlecomer Credit Union branch. Our school did really well, we placed, 1st 2nd and 3rd in the age 14-17 category.
Cirean Mansfield came first place with her extraordinary painting. She has a very vivid imagination which leads to her outstanding skills.
Cleo Dinnegan’s amazing painting got her to second place in the competition, yet another win for our very talented Cleo.
Daisy Pinkney came 3rd with her subtle use of watercolours, which looked amazing on her picture.
The school would like to congratulate these three students and wish them the best or luck in the national final of this competition.
By Leigh Keane and Cleo Dinnegan.
Leaving Cert Results Day - 13th August 2019
Castlecomer Community School is delighted with the excellent results achieved by their 84 students this morning. Special congratulations to Liam Holland who got over 600 points in his Leaving Certificate. There were a large number of students who achieved over 500 points (15%) and will be delighted to obtain their first choice CAO offer.
We anticipate from today’s results that between 80% and 90% of our Leaving Cert students will progress to take up the third level degree course of their choice as has been the norm in recent years. We expect that five students will take up apprenticeships in the coming weeks. The results achieved are a reflection of the hard work of teachers and students over the last six years. We wish the class of 2019 every success in their chosen careers.
Click on the photo below to view a few photos of the day.
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.