CNI Dáltaí Competing on the National Stage

Kyla and Phoebe Boyle have been competing in the final stages of the Junior Debating National Mace (2019/2020 year - latter stages postponed until this academic year). This competition is the largest debating competition in the country at any level with over 500 entrants each year. When we returned in September, CNI had 4 speakers who had qualified for the 'National Finals Rounds' - top 80 in the country. Since then, Octo, Quarter and Semi Finals have taken place involving submitting recordings of speeches. We're delighted to report that Kyla has qualified for the national final (top 8 speakers) and while Phoebe just missed out (10th) she has been confirmed as the top first year in the country, an achievement that will be awarded officially in the new year. 

Christmas Wreaths

Southgate Florist visited ColáistenahInse in December to make Christmas wreaths with our Idirbliain students. The wonderful smell of fresh pine and eucalyptus added to the Christmas atmosphere within the school and every student returned home with a very professional looking Christmas wreath to hang on their front door. 

Southgate Florists made Christmas Wreaths with our Idirbliain Dlta IB Dlta with their Christmas Wreaths

CNI Students Progress in Junior Debating Competitions

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. 

Gradam 2020

Gradam normally takes place in ColáistenahInse at the end of May but, as with so much else this year, it was delayed and finally took place in a socially distanced manner in December. Well done the award winners who represent everything we stand for here in Coláistena hInse. 

Gradam Winners 2020 More Gradam Winners

Dáltaí Complete Second Week of Couch to 5K!

The daltaí and staff of ColáistenahInse 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.


Couch to 5K Runners at Dawn