6th Year History to Derry

Our 6th Year History class had a fantastic and very informative tour of Derry today. Even the rain couldn't take from the impressive walking tour of the Bogside and visits to the Museum of Free Derry and the Siege Museum.

History for the Leaving Cert brought to life, super day out.


Great first outing for Camogie team.


Well done to the Coláiste Chiaráin 1st and 2nd year camogie team who had their first outing of the year today in a Meath /North Kildare blitz in Meath GAA Centre of Excellence in Dunganny, Co. Meath. The girls were victorious in their first two games against two Dunboyne teams but fell short to Boyne Community College, Trim in their final game.

Irish International recognition comes our way

Coláiste Chiaráin students who received their Irish caps on Saturday in Tallagh having represented their country with distinction in 2017.

Well done to all...we are very proud of you and your achievements. (L-R) Tiernan Howe, Ciara Mulleady, Conor Walsh, Fatimah Akorede, Sorcha Tiernan, Caoimhe Masterson, Niamh Masterson, Ciara Bracken, Yvonne Bracken (Coláiste Chiaráin coach)


Culture Day 2017


Link to some photos from todays culture experience.

On Friday the 26th of May, fifth year students and Ms.Cotter organised a culture day for the first years. Fifth year students from a range of different countries came together to present the 1st years with a talk where people spoke about their cultures .The first years were then brought to the hall and were able to go around and sample foods from these cultures.

Teachers took part also bringing in food from South Africa ( Ms.Penny),  France(Ms.Bonbon) and Korea(Mr.English). Students and some teachers also wore the traditional clothes or jewellery of their country. All together there was 16 different stands with a variety of foods for the first years to eat from countries like Armenia, India, Slovakia, Russia and Nigeria.

The first years got a chance to experience and learn about the many different cultures within our school. We hope to do this again next year and to celebrate the multiple cultures within our school. With a big thanks to all teacher and students involved in organising and setting up this event.

Account added by Fíona Omobamidele

List of people who took part:

● Esther Tebbe (USA)

● Cheska Dela Cruz (Philippines)

● Juan Miguel (Philippines)

● Akil Benny (India)

● Ms.Penny (South Africa)

● Jakub Agarski (Slovakia )

● Eugenia Hanniffy ( Russia)

● Gohar Adamyan (Armenia)

● Gayane Gevorgyan (Armenia)

● Rehan Ahmed ( Pakistan)

● Daniel Jupe ( New Zealand)

● Sandra Ogundele (Nigeria)

● Tosin Shokeye (Nigeria)

● Stephanie Darlington (Nigeria)

● Diana Lavrova (Estonia)

● Fíona Omobamidele (Ireland)

● Ashely Njonguo (Cameron)

● Pearla Rock (Congo)

● Oberon Kangela (Congo)

● Mr. english ( korea)

● Ms. Bonbon (France)

1st Year Boys' football final

The first years boys were defeated 6-2 in the Leinster Shield final by Colaiste Choilm Swords yesterday.

In scorching conditions that reminded this scribe of Ireland at the '94 World Cup in USA, the lads played out a very exciting game. Although the better team won on the day, the scoreline flattered our opponents somewhat. In fact we took the lead and the game was very even until late on when Colaiste Choilm pulled away with some clinical finishing as we threw players forward looking to get back into the contest.

The lads can be extremely proud of their achievements this year and by the way they represented the school. A great team spirit cultivated this season will hopefully reap further rewards in the campaigns ahead.




Healthy Living Promotion


The Healthy Living Committee are proud to receive a Banner from the Health Promoting Schools Programme run by the HSE in recognition for all their hard work in promoting a healthy lifestyle in Colaiste Chiarain. Students, parents and teachers were involved in introducing initiatives based on mental and physical health in the school which also included Smile Week and Sport's Day.


These initiatives have been in place for the past two years and we hope to receive a flag from the HSE in September to declare that we are a Health Promoting School.


Many thanks to all who have helped out over the years.

Graduation evening 2017

Once again our Graduating class of 2017 did us proud this evening as they bid a fond farewell to the school in the company of their parents and teachers. It was great to see so many happy smiles and a few tears scattered in there too, but life moves on as they make way for another year group in Colaiste Chiarain.

Photos from the night can be viewed from this link or http://bit.ly/2r1khsj

We would welcome some more photos to add to the collection so if anyone would like to share some memories from the night then we would love to hear from you at info@colaistechiarain.com and we will upload them for all to enjoy.

Mr. Joe Sweeney and Jack O'Donohue Overall Student of the Year 2017

Ms.Mary McGuire with Joint Sports Personalities of the year 2017, Lauren O'Dwyer, Susan Walsh, Meadhbh Hanlon, Kate O'Toole.

Mr Micheal Kilcrann representing BOM presenting Ciaran Griffin with "Spirit of Colaiste Chiarain 2017"

Basketball Presentations

Our continued success in Basketball was highlighted today during a gathering in the school. Presentations were made to Mary McGuire and to Yvonne Bracken for their sterling work in promoting basketball in the school. Under their stewardship the school reached five all Ireland Finals with many more to come. The entire community acknowledge the efforts of both Mary and Yvonne for all they do for the sport in the school.

Awards Week 2017

Congratulation to all our award recipients this week. On Monday and Tuesday of this week each year group assembled in the hall for this eagerly awaited ceremony.

1st Year Awards

Back Row: A.Harrington (Female Sports), J.Ledwedge (Sports), E.Balogun (Sports), H.Farrell (Sports), B.O'Hare.
Front Row: A.McCarthy (Female Diagras), M. A. Merenciuc Sadoveanu (Spirit of Colaiste Chiarain), S.Baker (Female student of the Year), A.Slowey (Female Degras), O.Leahy (Student of the Year)


Student of the Year

Sophie Baker, B.O'Hare, Oscar Leahy

2nd Year Awards

Back Row: R.Hession (Spirit of Colaiste Chiarain), C.Masterson (Spirit of Colaiste Chiarain), D.Melville (Male Sports), J.Quinn (Student of the Year) O. Oyekan (Arts and Literature) J.Ward (Arts and Literature) G.Heffron
Front Row: K.Thornton (Female Sports) A.Hyland (Student of the Year) C. Kouogum (Female Diagras) J. Bitinaite (Female Diagras) E.McDonnell (Arts and Literature) C.Tebbe, (Arts and Literature) C.Jackson (Male Diagras)

3rd Year Awards

Back Row: D.Broderick, A.Hession (Male Diagras) J. Casey (Male Sports) T.Howe (Male Sports) F.Akorede (Female Sports) S.Cotter.  
Front Row: A.Maher (Female Diagras) E.Ginnety (Male Student of the Year) C.Ledwidge (Spirit of Colaiste Chiarain) S.Byrne (Female Student of the Year)

5th Year Awards

Back Row: R.Potts, C.Sunderland, O.Tully, N.Carey, J.Agarski, C.Cotter
Front Row: K.Walsh, G. Gervarygow, E.Coburn, S.Tiernan, S.Flattery, E.Hanniffy

5th Student of the Year

R.Potts, E.Coburn, S.Tiernan, N.Carey, C.Cotter

5th Year Class Awards

Back Row: R.Potts, P.Lynch, S.Englishby, C.Byrne, D.Wall, O. Stoicescu, C.Cotter.
Front Row: A.Njonguo, L.Power, S.McPadden, G.Adamyan, K.Dempsey

6th YearAwards

Back Row: T.Carey, B.Brezina, K.Sweeney, D.Hetherington, L.Doran, S.Smyth, J.Donohue, Mel Dela Cruz.
Front Row: E.Boland, C.Sleith, N.Cosgrove, K.Sleith, A.Abdulrashid, A.Kiernan, S.Walsh, F.Hayes

Student of the Year 2017

C.Sleith, L.Doran, O. Hoelzle

Principals Awards

J.Sweeney, C.Keating.

T.Carey, F.Hayes, M. Sharif, M.Cox.

Irish Basketball Team announcements

Congratulations to Ciara Bracken and Tiernan Howe who have been selected to represent Ireland at U16 level. 

Ciara joins the Irish U16 Basketball team to play in Macedonia Aug 15-27th in FIBA U16 Womens Championship, and Tiernan, 3rd year has been selected for the Irish U16 boys Basketball  team, playing in FIBA U16 men's Championships in Bulgaria, Aug 8-20th. 




Chronicles of Colaiste Chiarain 2017 Launch

We had a digital ribbon cutting ceremony today to launch a web based Chronicle comprising of forty five short stories and poems. The collection of stories and poems represents work drawn from all year groups and we are extremely proud to be part of this initiative to foster creative writing within the school.

A special thanks to Ms.Keher and Ms.McConnon for all their work with the project and in particular to all students who submitted work for the collection.

The Chronicles can be viewed from this link or under Information / bookshelf on the home page of the school website www.colaistechiarain.com

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Simon Community supported by Leaving Certificate Class

Jon Weir from Simon Community was presented with a cheque today, as a result of a fundraising project conducted by the 5th Year LCA group.

Well done to all involved and a big thank you to all staff and students who supported the project.

TY Activity Week

After our camping trip the activity week continued at a hectic pace. On Wednesday the class went on a 1916 Walking Tour of Dublin with the inimitable Lorcan whose passion for the subject was rivalled only by his indepth knowledge. He really brought this chapter of history to life.

Following the tour we visited Irish Aid for a workshop. This was an eye-opener for us all. The class were divided into families and had to make decisions on education, food security and transport and see how their decisions impacted on their lives.

On Thursday we had a wonderful workshop from Mr Broderick. The class made butter the old-fashioned way and learned about match-making and many of the old customs and stories from our not too distant past.