Entries by sccdublin

Virtual Politics Discussion Group

12 Fifth Form pupils yesterday met virtually to discuss the impact of Covid 19 on the twelve countries they researched and have personal experience of: the UK, Nigeria, Turkey, Singapore, Hungary, Australia, Spain, Italy, the United States, China, Sweden and of course Ireland. Each pupil wrote 500 words on his/her country and this was shared […]

Earth Day Competition

Despite the pandemic and global lockdown, there is some positive news regarding the environment. The waters in the Venetian canals have cleared, LA smog has disappeared and in Thailand restrictions keeping humans and harmful waste off beaches are having a beneficial effect on the numbers of endangered leatherback sea turtles. Today, April 22nd, is the 50th […]

SPHE Wellbeing Challenge

Today, Monday 20th April, we start term again (albeit not on the physical campus). The SPHE Department will be running a fortnightly photo challenge for pupils (and teachers and parents too!), to help them think about their wellbeing during the next six weeks. We’ll post entries on our Twitter and Facebook accounts, and they’ll be […]

Easter Sunday Chapel Service

This morning a small number of residents again met in Chapel with appropriate ‘distancing’ for an Easter Sunday service. You can now listen to this 17-minute service via the player below, and follow it by the text below that, including the words of the hymns if you’d like to join in. The service is conducted […]

The SCC Art History Challenge

Numerous institutions, including the Getty Museum in Los Angeles, have taken up the challenge of recreating their favourite artworks with whatever they can find in their homes, with some amazing and interesting results… Pupils, parents and staff: take a look at the examples on these two Instagram feeds: Tussen Kunst & Quarantaine Covid Classics We […]

The Submarine, Hilary Term 2020

One thing that has not been delayed is the production of The Submarine magazine. While it won’t appear in paper form, you can read the Hilary Term edition now here. Editors Avi Johnston and Edna Johnston have put together an attractive mix of writing and art work by pupils, including Sinéad Cleary, Paz Guitart, Arizona […]


Warden’s Letter to Sixth Form

The Warden is sending a letter to Sixth Form, preparing for their Leaving Certificate. Here it is: Dear 6th Formers I hope this letter finds you in decent spirits. It is very hard to maintain morale at this time and I hope you are managing to stay positive. Let me start by saying how much […]

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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]