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School reopening Tuesday

All classes will resume on Tuesday morning.

The parent- teacher meetings for Third Year students and parent-tutor meetings for Sixth Years that were postponed last week will take place on Tuesday as previously arranged.


Claire O’Hora RIP

Claire O’Hora who worked as a counsellor and psychotherapist in the school for a number of years until 2010 died last Thursday 1st March.

She was committed to her role and made a real difference to the students she encountered.

Her funeral took place on Monday 5th March.

May she rest in peace


Third Year Trip to the Dáil

Third Year students got the opportunity to visit the Dáil on Tuesday 20th February.  They were invited by Gino Kenny TD, a past pupil of the school.  Ms Campbell’s Third Year CSPE class had written to him as part of their Action Project and he kindly invited them to visit him in the Dáil.20180220_145203

They had a great experience.  First of all they went to the Dáil restaurant where they were treated to refreshments. Then they had a quick look at the Seanad and went up to the Dáil Visitors Gallery where Leaders’ Questions was taking place.  They saw the Taoiseach speaking and various lively discussions.  Afterwards Gino posed for photos with them on the plinth and answered a load of questions.20180220_164009


Transition Year trip to Rome and Pompeii

Twenty-six lucky Transition Year students got the opportunity of a trip to Rome over the mid-term break.  They had a long walking tour of Rome seeing all the historical sights and tasting plenty of Pizza.  They had a day tour to Pompeii and Vesuvius which they found really interesting.  Finally they had a day in the Vatican and a tour of the museums.


Student of the Month Awards

Awards were made today for the December and January Student of the Month as well as the Academic Awards for the Highest Achieving students in the Christmas Exams.

The winners were as follows:

1st Year December: Noah Gordon and  Cayla Hollywood

January:   Caitlin Griffin and Cameron Farrell

2nd Year December : Cian Norman and Kiah Fitzpatrick

January:  Jason O’Reilly and Jodie Nolan

Academic Awards: William Cooke and Karolis Pocius

3rd Year December: Hannah Ingram and Carl Kane

January: Victory Luke and Justine Power

Academic Awards: Killian Kinsella and Conor McCormack

Transition Year December: Zara Byrne

January: Leah Fitzpatrick

Academic Award: Conner Stewart

5th Year Leaving Certificate December: Craig Devitt

January:  Dean Moran

Academic Award: Nicole O’Brien

5th Year Leaving Certificate Applied December : Joseph Maher

January: Stephen Maguire

Academic Award: Jade Kearney

Sixth year awards have been deferred until after the Mock exams



First Year Debating Success

On Wednesday 27th January all the First Year students participated in a debating trip to UCD. The students got a chance to experience a college lecture hall and hear what it’s like to be a student in UCD. Students then took part in a debating competition against Deansrath Community College and St Kevin’s Community College. The CPCC team included Kane Casey, Kerry Murphy, Cayla Hollywood and Dylan Walker. They did an excellent job representing their school.


Adult Students finish term with Christmas cheer

The Adult Students in Collinstown Park finished off a busy term with a morning Christmas party on Wednesday 20th.  Most of the classes were represented – apart from those doing work experience.  Ms Enda Kenny, the Head of Adult Education in the school, wished all the students a very happy Christmas and advised them to have a good rest before the rigours of the second term!


Transition year Accountants visit Microsoft Data Centre

On Thursday 7th December 16 Transition Year students visited Microsoft for the final part of the 6 week JAI Success Skills Programme. This visit was the first of its kind as Microsoft Data Centre have never opened their doors to such a visit!3-IMG_2639

Students brought their CVs and attended mock interviews based on four employment positions in Microsoft. The four positions were: Electrician, Data Centre Technician, Security Officer and Loading Bay Operative.
Students prepared very well for their interviews. They spoke confidently about their qualities and skills they have acquired and most importantly why they should be chosen for such a position.

Key personnel in Microsoft such as Mechanical Engineers and Electricians interviewed our students. Students were given excellent verbal and written feedback from their interviewers and were treated to lunch afterwards.
According to their teacher and mentor, Ms Carolann Jones, CPCC students represented themselves and their school very well.