Minister for Education visits Errigal College

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Errigal College was abuzz on Friday morning for the visit of the Minister for Education and Skills, Mr Richard Bruton. The minister was greeted by the Errigal College students who gave him a guard of honour and applauded him.

Following an insightful panel discussion on the future of Irish education in front of an invited audience of local education stakeholders, Mr Bruton was given a tour of Errigal College by the principal, Mr Charlie Cannon. He was impressed by Mr Garry Gorman’s first year Coding class and along with Minister Joe McHugh; CE of Donegal ETB, Anne McHugh and Director of Schools with Donegal ETB, Martin Gormley; Mr Bruton got roped into taking part in an unplugged activity, which could have easily been mistaken for a dance class! This activity demonstrated some of the principles of coding, which all first years study as a short course. Errigal College is one of only four schools in Co Donegal to have been chosen for this programme.

He then visited Mr Martin McGrory’s third year Materials Technology (Wood) class, spoke to the students as they worked and admired the quality of their handiwork.

Mr Cannon was delighted with the Minister’s visit and the fact that in a tight schedule, he had the opportunity to see the quality and standard of students' work in Errigal College’s excellent facilities.



Errigal College make the cut for Junk Kouture again!


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Yet again, Errigal College have been successful in reaching the Regional Finals of the ever-popular Junk Kouture competition. We were one of three schools notified early about our success when we got a surprise visit from Junk Kouture and representatives from Bank of Ireland, Letterkenny on Friday. They presented a silver ticket to the creators of "Plastic Revolution", an outfit designed and made by TY students, Caoimhe Seery, Jenni Deane (model) and Jack Doyle. Picture below is Lucia McCauley from Bank of Ireland and Art teacher, Marie Crossan.

The Northern Regional final takes place in the Millennium Forum on the 1st Marcha and voting is open now. Check out our Facebook page or click onto http://app.junkkouture.com/home


PLC courses 2018 - now enrolling!


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Back to school September 2016

Return dates 2016:

Thursday 25th August 2016         “Moving Up” Camp for 1st years –Cancelled due to ongoing works within the school

Monday 29th August 2016           1st years start

Tuesday 30th August 2016          3rd, 6th and LCA2 back

Wednesday 31st August 2016      2nd, 5th years back

Monday 5th September 2016       LCA1 and TY back

Tuesday 13th September 2016    PLC classes begin


5K route map Monday 23rd May 7.30 pm

***Important announcement in relation to the route for the 5K on Monday 23rd May 2016.***

Below is the route for the 5K.

This course has loops.

Event Marshalls will be signalling at all main turns for the course but the main point to remember is that you must go around the park 3 times and around St. Conal's 2 and half times.

On your way to the finish line at the back of St. Conal's you will be marshalled towards the finish line at the side of the old building.

Please spread the word.