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Doodle for Google

Doodle for Google

This year saw another wonderful success story develop in the Art Department.   Second Year student Paul O’Neill entered a very accomplished design for the extremely popular ‘Doodle 4 Google’ competition.  This is a national competition where students are invited to enter a design based on the infamous Google template.  This year’s theme was ‘My Invention….’. After 2,300 entries and 95,000 on line votes, Paul’s design was selected as one of the 72 finalist.  I think Read more…

TY Trip to Bundoran

The T.Y. students of 2013 greatly looked forward to the annual TY trip to Bundoran, and for the majority it lived up to their expectations. We headed off on a Thursday morning in April on the long bus journey from CCC to Donegal. On arriving to Donegal Adventure Centre we unloaded our bags from the bus and headed off to the La Sabbia restaurant for lunch. Everyone was ravenous from the long journey and tucked Read more…

Camogie News

Camogie in the College has had a meteoric rise since its inception in 2010.  This year we won both the Senior C and Junior C Dublin Colleges League.  While many of our initial matches saw our teams enjoy comfortable leads, both finals were a true test of character and determination. The Junior final was played on the Ballyboden St. Enda’s All Weather Pitch on a day of gale force wind.  Playing with the aid of Read more…

Girls Basketball

Castleknock Community College fields teams that compete in the eastern region of The Basketball Ireland Post Primary Schools League. We enter teams into the Senior (under-19), Cadete (under-16), Minor (2nd years), and Junior (1st years) competitions. Each team competes against various secondary schools in the Eastern Region. This year the teams competed against Loreto Dalkey, Loreto St. Stephen’s Green, Colaiste Chiarain (Leixlip), St. Joseph of Cluny, and Holy Family Newbridge. At the end of each Read more…

Hockey News

This year proved a successful year for hockey at Castleknock Community College. 2ND Year girls gained entry into the final of the Dublin league after a close semi final against Skerries Community College. Our defence was constantly tested during this match and some excellent keeping skills were displayed by goalie Sarah Smith maintaining the score at 1.0. The team went on to compete against Holy Faith Clontarf in the final. This was a very tough Read more…

The Science of Green Fingers

As part of the Horticulture Transition Year Module, Rang De Hide were lucky to take part in a workshop hosted by visitor the school, Mr Paddy Madden, an environmentalist, scientist, educator and lecturer in Marino  Institute  of Education.  Paddy discussed and demonstrated the science involved in Horticulture and showed the students how to test soil and make their own bio-degradable pots in which each student planted a pea, as well as demonstrating how to make Read more…