All posts by Walter Doolin


Open Night for Parents

On Thursday evening the 14th September, Collinstown Park CC invited Parents and Guardians of sixth pupils of St Peter Apostle and St Mary’s National Schools to an Open Evening with a twist. IMG_0285  The Parents got a chance to return to the classroom for one night only. IMG_0289They were led in their classroom activities by students of Collinstown Park CC. Great fun and learning was had by all. IMG_0287


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TY Camping trip

From September 5th-7th 100 Transition Year students embarked on a camping expedition to the River Shannon Centre in Roosky, Co. Roscommon. The students took part in kayaking, rock climbing, archery and had the opportunity to brave the mudslide into the Shannon River!! After the day of adventure activities the students packed into canoes and paddled to an island in the middle of the Shannon River to set up camp for the night. The night time was filled with campfires, songs and the opportunity to have some fun and to kick off Transition Year with a bang.







Well done on your great results to all our Leaving Certificate Applied and Leaving Certificate   students who received their results on Wednesday morning.

If you have any questions or queries, please don’t hesitate to contact the college.


Slovenian Visitors

On Friday 28th April the school was pleased to welcome a group of educators from the Republic of Slovenia.   The visitors were on a fact finding trip to Ireland to get an insight into the Irish Secondary School system.  The visitors received a warm welcome from students and staff and enjoyed a very thorough and informative tour of the school led by Jonathan Clarke, Kerri Byrne and Kian Delaney.

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Collinstown in bloom

Over the years the courtyards and front of the building have grown ever more colourful under the management of a dedicated and green-fingered gardener.  The fruits of this care can be seen in the photos below.

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Third Year Science Ecology trip

Over the last week Third Year Science students have visited Glendalough to complete their ecology module.  Despite wintry weather students had  a very enjoyable time and learned a lot about the environment and ecology of Glendalough.lads looking at notes going up stream girls in forest



Congratulations goes to the current FIT classes who are following their Cisco CCNA/QQI awards here in CPCC.

Both groups have now successfully completed the CCNA FIT 1 and 2 - 2017 (4)Introduction to Networking module and are aiming for their CCNA Routing and Switching Essentials module.  Two down. Two to go!

FIT 1 also pulled an ace as the entire high-scoring group now hold their CompTIA A+ 901 exam with some students already completing the CompTIA A+ 902 to achieve full certification.  Others on par to follow.  Going to prove there are plenty of IT and Network Technicians passed and present to add to the list of CPCC PC and Networking acclaim.

All Puns intended.

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