On Wednesday 25th April the College will celebrate the 175th anniversary of its Foundation. It was on St. Mark’s Day in 1843 that the most active Founders (Adare, Monsell, Sewell and Todd), together with Warden Singleton and others gathered in Stackallan, County Meath, and founded the school. 175 years later, the pupils and staff of […]
We are nearly at the end of what has been quite a strange term. The term was short enough already, with plenty to pack in, without the flu epidemic in the first half and the Beast from the East, together with Storm Emma, after the mid-term break. That caused great disruption and broke the continuity […]
The latest edition of the pupils’ magazine, The Submarine, is out now, and you can read it online via the English Department site here. You can also listen to a clip of Rocket to Friday via Soundcloud below; James O’Connor is interviewed on pages 6 and 7 of the magazine, and Nevin McCone and Marcus […]
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 […]
Latest Thoughts from the Warden: 29th January 2018 When I was a young teacher I used to think that whether my team won or lost on a Saturday was all that mattered and I would be depressed for a week if my team lost. It was what defined me as a teacher. As a Liverpool […]
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, […]
(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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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).
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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.