CCM School News 15-09-2023

CCM School News 15-09-2023

Welcome Back

As we settle into a new school year in Coláiste Chill Mhantáin, we would like to welcome all our students and teachers back to school. We extend a special welcome to our First year students and to the new members of our teaching team. We also wish to congratulate our Leaving Certificate class of 2023 on their fantastic exam results and to wish them well in their future paths. We look forward to a new term and to celebrating the various milestones, achievements and successes of our students on our various social media, including Instagram, FaceBook and Twitter, and on the iClass App.

Senior Mentor Team 2023-2024

Congratulations to our twenty-one Fifth year students who were appointed as Senior Mentors for the 2023/2024 academic year. They will work closely with the First Year Pastoral Care Team to assist the First year students to settle into life here in CCM. An amazing group of young adults whom we are delighted to have representing the school!

Senior Mentor Team: Ailbhe Kelly, Alex Dunne, Angela Prince, Ava Cassidy, Caitlin Keogh, Caitlin Merrigan, Caitlin Power, Clodagh Byrne, Ellie Jameson, Emmet Ronan, Jack Lambe, Jason Doyle, John Crowley, Katie Geoghegan, Liam Delaney, Lorcan Byrne, Lucy Hindle, Luke Seery Frier, Matilda Larsson Crean, Peter Quinn, Ross Devlin. 


Senior Prefect Team 2023-2024

Well done to the eighteen Sixth year students chosen as Senior Prefects this year. Prefects hold significant positions of responsibility in the school and lead the student body by good example. Their position demonstrates leadership, good teamwork, responsibility and respect for the ethos and standards of the school. Our newly appointed Head Boy, Mike Connolly, and Head Girl, Izzy Richardson, will lead the team and we wish you all well for the year ahead!

Senior Prefect Team: Mike Connolly (Head Boy), Izzy Richardson (Head Girl), Alannah O’Donnell, Aldrin Omana, Alex Dickenson, Alison Kenny, Ben Bowen, Eoin Cleary, Ethan O’Mahoney, Hollie O’Connor, Jack Nestor, Michael Brennan, Nicholas Kane, Olivia McEvoy, Robyn Parkinson, Saoirse McInerney, Seán Ryan, Sophie Kennedy.

Student Leadership Training

Thank you to Yvonne, Aoife and Sean from the Lake Shore Wellness Centre who provided a leadership and wellness programme for our incoming Senior Mentor and Senior Prefect teams on Wednesday, 23 August. Well done to all the students involved - it is great to hear others speaking so highly of the students whom we are so proud to have filling our leadership roles here in CCM. Best of luck for the year ahead.

CCM First Year Induction Evening

On Monday evening, 28 August, we were delighted to welcome our incoming First Year students and their parents/guardians to CCM to begin our induction programme. Our new students heard from many members of our CCM community to aid their transition to secondary school. Thank you, in particular, to our First Year Pastoral Care Team consisting of Year Heads, Ms Crossan and Ms Somers, our Tutor team, Deputy Principal, Ms Smith, and our Principal, Mr Donoghue, who all addressed the students on the evening. Our wonderful Senior Mentors were also attendance and will continue to support the First year students over the course of the year.

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First Year Extra Curricular Activities and Coffee Morning

On Friday morning, 1st September, we welcomed our First year students and their parents/guardians to the school to hear about the wide array of extracurricular activities we have to offer here in CCM - from sports to debating, music to art, and everything in between, we have something for everyone to get involved in!

After the extracurricular presentation, we hosted a coffee morning with the pastoral care team - Tutors, Year Heads and Mentors - allowing the students and parents/guardians an opportunity to chat with the team over a cup of tea to discuss their first week in secondary school! Well done to all involved!

A full list of the extracurricular activities in CCM has been posted here on the School App.

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First Year Induction Walk

Well done to our First year students who completed their bonding walk as part of our Induction Programme on Friday, 8 September. Accompanied by the Senior Mentors and Pastoral Care Team, they travelled to Glendalough. We had amazing weather and many students rounded off the day with a well-deserved ice-cream! Thanks to Mr McInerney for guiding us through the walk.


Pilgrimage to Lourdes

On Thursday morning, 7 September, Sixth year students, Izzy Richardson, Olivia McEvoy, Alison Kenny, and Annabelle Finnerty, set off on their pilgrimage to Lourdes. Alongside 25 other schools in the Dublin diocese, the students were volunteering to help sick and elderly pilgrims. Unfortunately, their flight was cancelled after a long wait in the airport, but the girls’ positivity never wavered. They sprang into action, moving luggage, helping pilgrims with their meals and transport home, all while making new friends. On Friday, the girls returned to Dublin Airport and were put straight to work assisting the sick and elderly pilgrims. The students were full of high spirits and the pilgrims spoke highly of their kindness and work ethic.