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Transition Year English Evening 2018

The 25th annual TY English Evening was held in the BSR last night to round off the pupils’ course. As usual the formula consisted of pupils reading out interesting pieces from their Work Portfolios, and a guest commenting on these and then on ‘matters English’. The guest speaker last night was the first ‘graduate’ of […]

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Voices of Poetry 2018

That excellent annual event, Voices of Poetry, took place last night in the BSR. Every year it seems the sun is shining outside as the darkened space, lit by a single spotlight, gives us an hour’s treat of great poetry. As Mr Swift, the compère in black tie, pointed out, there was a ‘175’ tinge […]


Second Form Public Speaking Competition

The annual Second Form public speaking competition was held in the Cadogan last night, and showcased a great variety of topics and eight speakers who really engaged their audience of junior pupils. Much of the material was based on the Classroom-Based Assessments recently done in English classes. Mr Brett and last year’s winner Charlotte Moffitt […]


Floreat Columba

To coincide with the 175th anniversary, the Sub-Warden, Julian Girdham, has just published Floreat Columba, a book based on the first 100 years of The Columban, the school magazine. It is a rich compilation about all sorts of elements of College life from 1879 to 1979, from the most serious (the effects of the world wars, […]


David O’Morchoe

Today, May 17th, we congratulate David O’Morchoe on his 90th birthday. An Old Columban (1941 to 1946), The O’Morchoe has had a profound and positive influence on the College over many decades, most significantly as a long-serving Fellow and Chairman of the board and of the Executive Committee. He is also a Vice-President of the […]

The WellRead Award

This year, St Columba’s College has been taking part in the WellRead Award, a national initiative designed and organised by the Professional Development Service for Teachers (PDST). It aims to create heightened awareness about the importance of creating a culture of reading in school communities for young people as part of their personal and academic […]

Exodus Arrangements, May 2018

Friday 4th May Parents’ Association hike: meet opposite the Sports Hall at 9am (bring change of shoes for coffee morning). 11.30am: Parents’ Assocation coffee morning in the Drawing Room. All classes end at 12.50pm. No pupil may leave before this time. Exodus starts. Monday 7th May All boarders return to school between 6.30pm and 8.30pm. […]

Form Prizes 2017-2018

Congratulations to the following, who have been awarded Form prizes on the basis of the examinations in the last two terms– SIXTH: Sasha Cole, Richard Gao, Ryan Gumsheimer, Kosi Emmanuel-Anyim, Friedrich Hastedt, Nyla Jamieson, Alice v Lenthe. FIFTH: Anna Bofferding, Catherine Butt, Harry Oke-Osanyintolu, Ji Woo Park, Casper v d Schulenburg. FOURTH: Songyon Oh, Charlotte Klingmann, […]

175 Years Old

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 […]


Warden’s Thoughts: On Gratitude

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 Submarine, March 2018

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 […]

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 […]