Colaiste Mhuire Ballymote News October 2020

European Rowing Achievement

Congratulations to our 6th year student Brian Colsh on his rowing achievements in Serbia on 25th & 26th September.  Brian along with the Junior Irish rowing team achieveed 2nd place in the final on Sunday following heats on Saturday and semi-final on Sunday morning.  Well done Brian, we are very proud of you!  Brian is pictured below with his team and manager.


Creative Schools

We are very fortunate to be accepted into the Creative Schools programme which is run by the Arts Council.  This will involve a Creative Associate working with our school to help us develop and celebrate the arts and creativity in our school.  With the associate, we will be able to establish collaborative opportunities with our community and strengthen the relationships we have built with the wider cultural and arts infrastructures in the north west. The ultimate aim of the programme is to encourage our students to fully embrace the arts and creativity to ensure a positive experience and strong outcomes for our students.


Architects in Schools

We have been selected by the the Irish Architecture Foundation to participate in the Architects in Schools programme.  This is a programme which will run in Transition Year with an assigned architect.


Creative Cluster

Sligo Education Centre have chosen our school as a lead school in this initative.  We will work with 3 other local schools in the locality to develop arts and creativity among the student body.  This is a Creative Youth & Department of Education initiative led by the ESCI under the School’s Excellence Fund.


Worldwide Global Schools Initiative

We have been selected by Worldwise Schools to participate in their Global Citizenship Education initiative.  This initiative will link in with CSPE in Junior Cycle and we look forward to developing it over the course of this academic year.



Congratulations to our Leaving Cert class of 2020 on the receipt of their results on 7th September.  Personal bests have once again been achieved! Well done all!