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Half-Term, February 2018

Arrangements for the Hilary half-term: Friday 9th February Classes end at 10.50am, when pupils may leave on half-term. 11am to 1pm: Parent-Teacher meeting in the Sports Hall (parents sign up on the form sent by the Office). Sunday 18th February 6.30pm to 8.30pm: boarders return to House. 8.30pm: roll-call in House for all boarders. Monday […]

Junior Play 2018

This year’s Junior Play is a short one (rehearsal time has been particularly limited this term): Lady Gregory’s Spreading the News, first produced in 1904, a classic of the Irish one-act canon which tells the tale of small town citizens on a normal fair day allowing their gossip and imaginations run riot… There are two performances, […]


Parents’ Association Lecture

(Please note that this event has been switched to the Big Schoolroom at 10.30am on Thursday 25th, since Sixth, Fifth and Fourth Formers will also be attending). The Parents’ Association is delighted to announce that we have arranged an informative presentation for our parents which will take place next Thursday, 25 January 2018 at 10.30am […]


Staff and Pupils’ Concert

This year’s Staff and Pupils’ concert on the evening of Sunday 21st January featured slightly fewer performers than previously, thanks to the ‘bug’ which had depleted numbers in the school. But it was a real tonic for the spirits, with ten performances of high-quality musicianship. Mrs Malone-Brady in her introduction pointed out that duets featured […]

Warden’s Thoughts 2

The Warden’s second blog-post of 2018 is about recent events in the world: Every time that we think that Donald Trump cannot get any lower we are proven wrong. It would be funny if it were not for the fact that he is the most powerful man in the world. This time he has described […]

Warden’s Thoughts

The Warden’s thoughts as the new term and year start: 9th January 2018 ‘There are two educations. One should teach us how to make a living and the other how to live.’ (John Adams, second president of the USA) The best schools and colleges have always had a holistic view of education, believing that what […]

Start of Hilary Term 2018

Monday 8th January Staff meetings in morning and afternoon. Boarders return to school between 6.30pm and 8.30pm. 8.30pm: Roll-call in House for all boarders. Tuesday 9th January 8.50am: day boys and girls report. 8.55am: first Chapel bell. Assembly after Chapel. Afternoon classes on Summer Timetable today only (day boys and girls may leave at 3.35pm).

Christmas Thoughts

The Warden’s final blog post of 2017 might also be titled “It’s not all about Santa”… 11th December 2017 I always enjoy Christmas and most things that go with it. I love the music and I love singing Christmas carols. I love the food, particularly the turkey and the pigs in blankets, and I have […]

The Submarine

The first edition of the new-format magazine called The Submarine is now out. Check it out here, or look at it in ‘flippable’ form on the English Department site here. Caoimhe Cleary was Editor; Tania Stokes illustrated; and there were impressive contributions made by many other pupils, both artistically and as writers. You can see […]

Final Weekend of Term

Saturday 9th December 8.15pm: Christmas Concert, BSR (parents are welcome to attend). Sunday 10th December 10am: Matins 7.30pm: roll-call for VI, V and choir before the Carol Service. 8pm: Carol Service, followed by reception in the BSR. 9pm: exeats end for boarders not at the Carol Service. Monday 11th December Special late rising due to […]

November/December Exodus Arrangements

Thursday 30th November 2017 White Chapel (St Andrew). Exodus starts after the end of the final examination, mid-morning. Sunday 3rd December 2017 6.30pm to 8.30pm: all boarders return between these times. 8.30pm: Roll-call in House for all boarders.  Monday 4th December 2017 8.10am: Day boys and girls report to House. 8.15am: First Chapel bell.

Orla McCooey Memorial Service

A service was held in the Chapel this afternoon in memory of Old Columban Orla McCooey. About 60 of Orla’s family, friends, OC peers, teachers and others attended, and the service was conducted by the Chaplain, Reverend Daniel Owen. Those gathered sang ‘Abide with Me’ and ‘Brother, sister, let me serve you’, and in between […]

Review of ‘Oklahoma!’

A huge amount of hard work over the last couple of months paid off for everyone involved in the latest College musical, Oklahoma! last weekend, with three excellent performances of this old Rodgers and Hammerstein favourite (their first collaboration) for pupils, teachers, parents and friends. This production maintained the high standards of recent years in […]

Pupils’ Council elections

The following have been elected to represent the Pupils’ Council in the current school year (one boy and one girl in each Form) – VI              Sean Cooper, Kitty Morris. V               Harry Kelly, Isabelle Townshend. IV              Shannon Dent, Jakob Habsburg. III              Charlotte Moffitt, Harry Petch. II               Iona Chavasse, Guy Fitzgibbon. I/P             Nikolai Foster, Kate Higgins.

March 2018 Exodus

A letter from the Warden has just been emailed to parents about a re-arrangement for the St Patrick’s Weekend Exodus in March 2018, made necessary by essential staff training for Junior Cycle changes. The explanation for this is in the letter; the key dates are summarised below: Thursday 15th March Boarders may leave on Exodus […]


This year’s major drama production is the perennially-popular Rodgers and Hammerstein 1943 musical Oklahoma! Rehearsals have been going on for many weeks now, and they culminate in performances shortly. The details are below. All performances start at 7pm in the Big Schoolroom, and last approximately 1 hour 45 minutes (including a short interval). Tickets are […]

Warden’s Thoughts: embracing the world

6th November 2017 Last week my oldest son went to a meeting in the centre of London to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Balfour Declaration, which was the first step to the founding of the state of Israel. It was not a celebration but a public forum addressed by a variety of eminent politicians […]