Coláiste na hInse – December 2020

New Priomhoide and Leas Priomhoide in Coláiste na hInse

Eilis Flood is the new Priomhoide in Coláiste na hInse. Inion Flood was previously the principal of Scoil Ui Mhuiri in Dunleer. Gabrielle Harte became a Leas Priomhoide in the school in September, having previously taught in Eureka Secondary School in Kells. Inion Flood and Inion Harte have joined the Leadership and Management Team in the school alongside Sarah Ross and Martin McCabe.


Phoebe Boyle and Kyla Boyle are through to the semi-finals (last 16 from over 300) of the Junior Debating National Mace competition. Both have competed online through written submissions and now for the semi-final must perform their speeches for adjudication. Our junior team of Phoebe Boyle and Georgia Kalogeraki are off to a winning start in the Junior Debating Competition, taking place over Zoom this year.

Couch to 5K

The daltaí and staff of Coláiste na hInse are off to a fantastic start with their Couch to 5k initiative.

The team are out in all weathers, battling the elements along the shores of Bettystown beach in the early hours of the morning and after school.

We are looking forward to watching their progress as they aim to complete a five kilometre run before Christmas. Well done to all involved.

Young Social Innovation

The Idirbliain Young Social Innovator classes are progressing with projects focused on topics as diverse as alopecia, animal abuse, cleft lip and palate, drug and alcohol abuse and sleep deprivation. They have completed research, surveys and worked with a range of groups included, the ISPCA and a local community group.

Gaeilge 24

Daltaí ón Idirbhliain agus múinteoirí ón Rionn na Gaeilge took part in Gaeilge 24 on Tuesday 10th October 2020.

This Irish language event organised by Conradh na Gaeilge, encourages young people to speak Gaeilge for an entire day: at school, at home, in shops and with family and friends.

Throughout the school day, students in CNI took part in several activities such as bingo, tráth na gceist, decoding seanfhocail, caint agus comhrá and a seisiún ceoil to finish off the day.

It was lovely to hear our native language being spoken around the school and students really put in great effort to speak their cúpla focail! Bhain gach duine taitneamh as an lá – everyone enjoyed the event and it was a great success!

Nursing Home Letters

1st yr daltaí are continuing to receive letters from residents in nursing homes. The excitement is palpable when they get their letters, and students were especially grateful for a letter of thanks they received last week.They also were invited when it becomes safe to do so! They’re planning already!

First Year Dáltaí Write Letters to Nursing Homes
First Year Dáltaí Write Letters to Nursing Homes

Leaving Cert Study Skills

All Leaving Certificate students worked with Amazing Brains on study skills this week to empower their learning.

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