CNI Dáltaí Achieve National Success

Aaron Smith Represents Ireland at Glendalough

Idirbliain dálta Aaron Smith represented Ireland in the British and Irish Mountain Running Championship. On a challenging course in Glendalough, Aaron adapted to the conditions and finished third for the Irish runners. Congratulations to Aaron on an excellent achievement.

Aaron Smith Representing Ireland in Glendalough

Darragh Collins Secures Top Spot in Triathlon National Series

2018 has been a great year for a new rising star in Irish Triathlons. Coláiste na hInse Leaving Cert student Darragh Collins (16) has been doing triathlons for only one year and he has already secured the top spot in the National Series for Under 20’s in this challenging sport. The event itself includes a gruelling 750m open water swim, 20km cycle and 5km run, completed in just over an hour.

Darragh had a tricky start to the year, as he was nursing a fractured fibula until March. But once he was given the ‘thumbs up’ it was all systems go with training. He trains 25 hours a week, getting up at 5:45am to squeeze in a swim before school. Then each evening he also fits in a cycle and a run. Over a typical week, he swims for 11 hours, cycles for 6 ½ hours, runs for 5 ½ hours and spends 2 hours in the gym. Add showers, muscle care and eating (all that activity needs a lot of fuel!) and you’d be excused for wondering how he fits anything else into life! Now the triathlon season is finished for the year however, Darragh will be focusing on his Leaving Certificate, as he has his eye on starting a Degree in the University of Limerick next year.

For the 2019 triathlon season, Darragh will be competing at the Super Series level, among the best handful of triathletes nationwide. Beyond that, this ambitious young athlete has Olympic dreams with the tenacity and talent to achieve them.

Darragh Collins Running at Dublin Triathlon 2018

Gradam Committee Rewarded with Trip to Dublin Zoo

Iníon O’Donnell and Iníon Reilly took last year’s Student Dearfachas Team to Dublin Zoo. The trip was a reward for all the team’s incredible hard work throughout the year. It was a very enjoyable day and all the students had a wonderful time. Roll on Gradam 2019. #Dearfachas #Bród

Gradam Committe Visited Dublin Zoo

Payment Option Now Open for Third Year After School Study

After school study for Third Year dáltaí will begin on Monday, September 17th. Payment can now be made here.

Sixth Year Dáltaí Attend Higher Options at the RDS

On 13th September our 6ú bhliain daltaí attended Higher Options in the RDS. The Irish Times Higher Options is one of Ireland’s biggest student events with over 170 colleges, universities and institutes of further education represented as well as their new apprenticeship hub. Our daltaí had the opportunity to meet and speak directly with representatives from all the main Irish universities and colleges, as well as many from the UK, Europe and further afield. It was a fantastic start to 6ú bhliain and our career research is now in full swing!

6 Year Dlta met Jonny Cooper at Higher Options

CNI To Host Internet Safety Talk for Parents on Wednesday, September 26th

Coláiste na hInse are very pleased to announce that we are hosting a talk on Cyber Bullying and Internet Safety for parents on Wednesday the 26th of September at 7pm. For full details please see here.

In today’s technology-rich environment most of us feel inadequate when it comes to knowing what our children are really experiencing when they use the internet. This is normal and to be expected. However, as parents we have a fundamental duty of care for our children, and unfortunately that means getting a grasp of the things that our children are experiencing on line.

The talk is being delivered by Jeremy Pagden, the Managing Director of Schools Websites. Jeremy has been travelling all over the country delivering Internet Safety talks to both Parents and students alike. The topics covered during the session are as follows:

  • Overview of the internet
  • Cyber bullying
  • Sexual Predators & Fake Personas
  • Dealing with inappropriate content
  • Reputation damage
  • Types of Internet Theft
  • Safety settings on your home Wifi
  • Browser History
  • Safe use of apps
  • Social Media Issues & Challenges
  • Email Scams
  • Safe Searching on You Tube
  • The Dark Web
  • Useful Resources