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Senior Prefect’s End of Term Message

In normal circumstances, pupils would be leaving the College this morning after Warden’s Assembly. The Senior Prefect, Megan Bulbulia, has an end of term message to all pupils, which you can listen to on the player below.

End of Term Chapel service

This morning the Chaplain again led a small number of resident staff (well ‘distanced’ physically) in another Chapel service, for the worldwide Columban community, on the day we would have had our final Hilary Term classes.  Again there are prayers from the Chaplain, the lesson read by the Warden, and the hymn ‘Angel Voices’ sung […]

The SCC Virtual Alumni Choir

On Saturday the first rehearsal of the SCC Virtual Alumni Choir was held online, conducted by Mr McDonald. The choir intends to join the Stay at Home Choir will be learning and then performing singing Vivaldi’s great work Gloria. More to come…

Chapel Service today

This morning the Chaplain led an unusual service in Chapel, which we hope provides comfort for the whole College community. A small number of staff attended, keeping well apart from each other under social distancing guidelines, and Reverend Owen said prayers, Mr Crombie read the lesson, and the hymn ‘The King of Love my Shepherd […]

Closure

Best wishes to all the College community on the strangest St Patrick’s Day ever. Normally we would be appreciating a weekend off, and resuming classes tomorrow for the rest of term (and enjoying the Arts Week activities). However, the focus for College staff will now be on supporting their pupils academically for as long as […]

Artistic Performance Class Exhibition

Well done to the Artistic Performance class on their successful first art event. They organised and hosted an exhibition of ceramic work for 1st, 2nd and 4th Forms on Monday evening. Everyone had an important role to play in organising this: marketing, printing brochures and labels, interviewing artists, making speeches, photographers, curators, refreshments, security and […]

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Chris Vis

On Sunday 1st March the late Christiaan Vis, former Head of Art at the College, was remembered in a celebratory event at Orlagh Estate. A large number of family, former colleagues, friends and former pupils attended. Reverend Michael Heaney, former Chaplain at the College, thanked Hudia Vis and her family for inviting everyone, and then […]

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The Playboy of the Western World

The Playboy of the Western World is an ambitious play for Juniors to put on, set as it is in what is by now an alien culture for teenagers of the early 21st century, who have to speak in a language that is even more alien to them. However, Mr Jameson (who has himself performed […]

Junk Kouture Voting

Today in Assembly we heard about the Transition Year entries for the Junk Kouture competition. They now need your help to get through to the next stage by voting for them online. We would really appreciate your help. Voting is free: you just need to register with a few details. You can vote once every day from Monday […]

First & Second Form Poster Competitions

Last week, First Form pupils created wonderful posters for the Poster Competition to help spread awareness on the Australian Bushfires. Thank you to everyone who entered and congratulations to the winners; First: Lucia Gonzales Segui, Second: Ivan Zhu, and Third: Carlotta Castagna. To see more of the posters check out @stcolumbas_art on Instagram. This week there is […]

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English Meet, April 23rd

Our English Department is organising the first ‘English Meet’ on the evening of Thursday 23rd April (Shakespeare’s birthday). This is an evening for teachers of the English Leaving Certificate course to share ideas. It will be held from 7pm to 9pm, and will feature practising classroom teachers presenting for 10 to 20 minutes each on […]

FIRST Lego League competition

The Transition Year Computing class has entered the FIRST Lego League competition which takes place this Saturday 25th January at St Patrick’s Campus, DCU.  They will be represented by Orrin Bradley-Brady, Eyitoresoluwa Gbenga-Ajayi and Mika Sacolax. They are judged on three parts: Their project related to the City Shaper theme where they have to identify […]

Totally East: Life in East Germany

The College is pleased to host for a week the exhibition Totally East: Life in East Germany, which is now on show in Whispering House (parents coming to the coffee morning on Friday 24th January can see it then). This exhibition of posters showcasing the photography of Harald Hauswald, with texts by Stefan Wolle (both […]

Staff and Pupils’ Concert 2020

Each January on a Sunday evening in the Big Schoolroom we hear excellent music from both pupils and their teachers in the Staff and Pupils’ Concert, and yesterday night was there was a particularly fine concert. As Mrs Malone-Brady said in her introduction, this event is surely unique in Irish schools as a Sunday night […]

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A Great Man

The Warden’s first blog-post of 2020 is a personal one: 16th January 2020 I want to tell you about Brian. He was a great man and he died last Sunday, so he has been on my mind all week. Brian du Toit was the estate manager at Tiger Kloof, the school I used to run in […]

‘The Submarine’, December 2019

The latest edition of The Submarine, edited by Avi and Edna Johnston, is now out, and can be read online (and downloaded) here. Among the articles are ones by Éile Ní Chianáin about her experience of the recent Climate Change Youth Assembly, Elise Williams on the UCD Leinster Debates, Cian Slyne on dystopian societies, and […]

Young Adult reading recommendations

Our Librarian, Ms Kent-Sutton, has put together a list of ten of the best Young Adult books from recent months. It’s below, but you can also download it (with images of covers) for printing out here. Included is the much-acclaimed first novel by Old Columban Sarah Davis-Goff, Last Ones Left Alive. Read about all ten […]

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Warden Blackburn

Sunday 17th November 2019 is the 100th anniversary of a sad event in the history of St Columba’s College. The Warden in 1919 was Reverend William Blackburn. He came to the College in September 1909 from Oriel College, Oxford, where he had been Chaplain for some years (he had previously gone to school at Repton […]