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The Good Samaritan

This is the text of the Warden’s sermon at the first Evensong of term, last Sunday.   Who is Your Neighbour? Who is your neighbour? The two greatest commandments in the Bible, we are told, are to love the Lord your God with all your heart and mind and soul and strength and to love […]

Leaving Certificate 2021

Many congratulations to last year’s Sixth Form, who today received their Leaving Certificate results. They had a very difficult year, and their studies were repeatedly disrupted, so it is greatly to their credit that they completed the year so strongly, and that their results were excellent. Due to the unique mixture of the accredited grade […]

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Norman Lush at 100

The College community sends its best wishes and congratulations to the former Sub-Warden, Housemaster of Stackallan and Geography teacher Mr Norman Lush, on his 100th birthday today. He celebrates this event at home in Somerset together with his wife Joyce, and the rest of his family, including his Old Columban children Nicola, Colin and Tessa. […]

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Warden’s St Columba’s Day ‘Speech’

From the Warden: 16th June 2021 This is what I would have said at the St Columba’s Day celebrations in the Sports Hall: How do I begin to summarise the year that is just finishing? Perhaps some future archivist will be trawling through the speeches of Wardens of yesteryear and will come across these words […]

Subject Prizes

Congratulations to the winners of the 2020-21 subject prizes, normally presented at the St Columba’s Day celebrations, but this time by the Warden at Whispering House during recent days. They are: SURNAME, FIRST NAME PRIZE FORM Mann Oran Old Columban Society Scholarship Form I Pollock Sophie John Bevan Classics Prize Form I Finn Ciara Junior […]

Waiting for Godot

As a small sign that things may slowly be returning to ‘normal’, the first BSR drama production for over a year took place on Thursday. It was to small, masked, socially-distanced audiences, with just two performers: Emily McCarthy as Vladimir and Isabel Warnock as Estragon in an excerpt from Beckett’s Waiting for Godot. They put it […]

Form Prizes 2020-21

FORM PRIZES 2020-21: congratulations to the winners– • First Form: Stella Borrowdale, Naoise Bradley-Brady, Grant Fabian, Felix Jellett, Grace McCarthy. • Second Form: Carlotta Castagna, Oleana Cowan, Edith O’Brien, Alison Wang, Lucas Weber. • Third Form: Kate Dementyeva, Elizabeth Hart, Rachel Shaw, Calvin She. • Fourth Form: Nikolai Foster, Kate Higgins, Emily McCarthy, Kamilla Murphy, […]

The Submarine, Hilary 2021

The latest edition of the pupil magazine, The Submarine, is now online and can be read here in flippable form. Editors Avi Johnston and Edna Johnston have gathered pupil writing and artwork by, among others, Zofia Cannon-Brookes, Isabel Warnock, Isabella Treacy, Lorne Walsh, Vivian Tuite, Vanessa McEvoy, Lou Sacolax, Ryan Ovenden and Elys Walker. Thanks […]

Art Prizes 2021

The 2021 Art , Craft and Photography Prizes attracted as much interest as ever and pupils from every year group entered their work for consideration. This year the theme for the  competition was ‘Connections’. Pupils’ interpretations of this theme varied greatly . The result was a fantastic collection of visual responses. The Junior Photography Prize […]

World Book Day 2021

While we can do little this year to mark World Book Day, with only Sixth Form having lessons on the campus at the moment, here are some staff ‘shelfies’ to look at. Pupils: which member of staff do you think owns each shelf? Also, Dr Pyz is running a Library ‘BookFace’ competition: Find a book […]

Transition Year Art Project

Recently the pupils and staff of the College have adopted 5 principles that best sum up the ethos and values for which Columbans should strive: Kindness, Compassion, Inclusion, Responsibility, Determination (see the Warden’s explanation here). This was a fantastic opportunity for Transition Year to explore Value as a theme, especially in these times of isolation and distant learning. […]

Christmas Words

In Chapel this morning, the Chaplain gave this message: This has been a very long term; for some of you it started way back in August when it was still summer – and now we are just thirteen days away from Christmas day. We didn’t really know what to expect. Certainly, in the midst of […]

Go raibh maith agaibh!

As we get close to the end of the term, it is appropriate to express our gratitude to everyone who has helped made this term as easy as possible. We are grateful to have had virtually no disruption, and particularly thank our medical staff, administrative staff, grounds and maintenance staff and catering staff. Today school […]

The Submarine, December 2020

This term’s edition of The Submarine magazine has now been published, and you can read it here online. Well done to editors Avi Johnston and Edna Johnston. Pupil contributors (both writers and artists) include Maybelle Rainey, Alexander Fought, Sveva Ciofani, India Hassett, Julia Kaptein, Archie McKeever, Carlotta Laudien, Florian Zitzmann, Eliot Tschierschwitz, Georgina Stewart, Eliz […]

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Tobias Onyeka-Patrick, RIP

We have been deeply saddened this week at the untimely passing of Tobias Onyeka-Patrick, Old Columban, who left the College the summer before last. Tobias ended his lengthy struggle with illness on Thursday and he is fondly remembered by all his friends here, by those who lived with him in Glen House, those who taught […]

Video of Whispering House

Coady Architects have produced a short video which gives an excellent account of the development of Whispering House in 2018-19, showing with drone footage how it fits beautifully into the centre of the College campus.  

Warden’s Sermon

Last night a small House group attended Evensong, and the Warden gave the first sermon of the school year. You can listen to this below:

The New Term

At last, after many months, we are ready to welcome almost 340 pupils back (some, of course, for the first time) to the College campus in the coming days. These months have been strange for everyone, but we are truly looking forward to re-establishing some sense of normality: to excited friends meeting up again after […]