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Update: College review on racism

(July 5th). The College promised an independent review to consider issues raised by both present and former students.   That review is under way.   We have appointed Mrs. Caroline Preston to conduct the review with the understanding that she may seek the assistance of other expertise as she deems appropriate.   To this end we understand Mrs. […]

Joshua Mu Yang, RIP

The College community has been rocked by the news over the weekend of the passing of one of our First Form Tibradden pupils, Joshua Yang.  He had been fighting an aggressive form of cancer in Crumlin Hospital for over two months but he eventually succumbed to his illness on Saturday.  We are so incredibly proud […]

Warden David Gibbs, RIP.

Today the College community mourns as we hear of the death this morning of former Warden, David Gibbs, at the age of 93, in County Laois, (where he and his wife Sally had retired to on leaving the College in 1988). He became Warden in 1974, the first layman to hold the office, and in the […]

Form Prizes 2020

The following pupils have been awarded Form Prizes based on the quality of their work throughout the academic year (including the ‘remote’ learning this term). Congratulations to: Form I Keelin Bradley-Brady Carlotta Castagna Alexander Fought Lucas Weber Form II Ekaterina Dementyeva Elizabeth Hart Noah Kutner Rachel Shaw Calvin She Form III Kate Higgins Emily McCarthy […]

2020 RIAI Public Choice Award

We’re delighted that our beautiful new development, Whispering House, is on the shortlist for the RIAI Public Choice Award. Many congratulations to the architects, Coady Architects. Now in their 31st year, the RIAI Awards are the premier architectural awards in Ireland. The RIAI Awards recognise excellence in design and the contribution made by architecture to society for […]

Voices of Poetry 2020

In 2020, the annual Voices of Poetry evening moved online. Normally, we would be round a single spotlight in the Big Schoolroom listening to words in different languages from all over the world. This time, words were sent from all over the world in, to be gathered virtually in this recording. Many thanks to Mr […]

College Prefects 2020-21

This morning in the online ‘Assembly’ the Warden announced Prefect appointments for the next academic year. Congratulations to the following: Éile Ní Chianáin (Senior Prefect), Gioia Doenhoff (Second Prefect), Peter zu Bentheim, Sinead Cleary, Raphaela Ihuoma, Stella Jacobs, Charlotte Moffitt, Aiyuni O’Grady, Timothy Otway-Norwood, Oliver Townshend, Fintan Walsh, Oscar Yan.

Crash Club Debate

“Crash Club Debate is a politics debating club where we, a group of 15 Fifth Formers, discuss current affairs, political and social issues. Over the past few weeks we have held virtual debates through Google Meet. At the beginning of each week we chose a topic that interests all members of the club. We then […]

Poster Competition results

Ms Murphy and Ms Cullen write: “Well done to everyone who entered the June Programme Poster Competition on hand-washing. We received excellent entries which can all be seen on Firefly here (pupil/parent log-in required). The overall winner was Isabel Warnock – featured picture (Form III).  Runners-up: Jamie Green (Form III), Elizabeth Hart (Form II) and […]

Final Artist Talks

Ms Murphy writes: “We had our last virtual Artist Talk yesterday evening with animator Daniel McGuire. Thank you so much for all the time you spent chatting to pupils. He spoke about different colleges to study animation in Ireland (Bally) & abroad, portfolio tips, what he does as a GC generalist, different jobs in animation […]

Virtual Sports’ Day Film

While we couldn’t maintain the traditions of a normal Sports’ Day this year, we did move it online… check it all out in this film. Sincere thanks to Mrs Johnson for organising the day, Ms Thompson for putting the film together, Reverend Owen for lots of photographs, and all pupils, parents and staff who participated. […]

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Trinity Term Subject Prizes

Though the campus is closed, subject teachers will continue to make 2020 Prize Awards (a lot of prizes have already been awarded in the Michaelmas and Hilary Terms). This post will list those who receive prizes this term (some will wait until June, when pupils will have a chance to spend more time on some […]

‘The Submarine’, June 2020

Well done to all those who contributed to the final edition of The Submarine for this academic year: click here to access and download a copy. First Formers Rory O’Dowd, Hal Somerville and Alexander Fought write about their grandparents.  Fifth Former Maybelle Rainey  reports on forest fires in the Hortland Bog in North Kildare and […]

The Social Distance Cycle

Sixth Former Thady McKeever and his friend Joe Gordon have decided to cycle to every GAA club in their home county, Louth, (a total journey of 260km) for Cancer Research Ireland and Purple House Cancer Support. We are all greatly affected by cancer and Purple House is closely linked to the school (it is the […]

Chapel Services

You can listen on this page to the Chapel services taking place this term (check the bottom of the page for the three which happened earlier in March/April). A handful of resident staff attend, adhering to distancing regulations. Pianist: Mr Peter McCarthy. Organist: Mr Tristan Clarke. You can subscribe to the services via Spotify and […]

Results of Sports’ Day 2020

Mrs Johnson thanks all who participated in the first-ever SCC Virtual Sports’ Day on Wednesday. It was great to see so many contributions from the Columban community (including family members) from around the world. A film of the day is being put together, and will be available here before long. (featured photo from last year, […]

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St Columba’s Day 2020

Here is a film to mark the St Columba’s Day weekend.  The Warden speaks, as well as Chairperson of the Fellows, Sarah Love, and Senior Prefect Megan Bulbulia. At the end are prize announcements (more prizes are being awarded in June). St Columba’s Day itself is on June 9th. St Columba’s Day 2020 from St […]

June Programme

There are many fun and educational opportunities for pupils after teaching has finished, leading up to the end of term on June 19th.  Some of the awards and achievements will be announced at the Warden’s online End of Term Assembly. The time/day/link for this will be sent to pupils closer to the day.  We encourage […]