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End of Term Sports Report

Despite the difficulties, the sports programme in the College continues at full pace, with additional coaching and measures in place to ensure safe participation. The school timetable is adjusted over the winter months to maximise the opportunity for afternoon sport. There have been plenty of rugby, hockey and basketball fixtures over the past few weeks while pupils […]

Christmas Carol Services

Yesterday afternoon, two Carol Services took place for the pupils and staff. While there was no congregational singing this year, those in attendance were treated to some wonderful performances from the various College choirs and musicians. A musical ensemble, Joshua Chan, Monty Walsh and Liam Campbell, played two beautiful instrumental pieces to open up the services […]

Christmas Jumper Day in aid of Focus Ireland

The members of the Pupils’ Council are organising a Christmas Jumper Day in aid of the homelessness charity Focus Ireland. Pupils and staff are asked to wear Christmas attire on Saturday, December 11th. So, get that Christmas jumper, Santa hat or whatever cheerful yuletide attire you own and show your support for Focus Ireland. Pupils, […]

Transition Year Half Term Update

There’s a common misconception that Transition Year (TY) is a “doss-year”, that nothing happens and pupils are bored and rarely challenged. Well, judging from the exceptionally busy programme of events the TY pupils at St. Columba’s have been involved in so far, we can safely say that is not true. We have a large, diverse, […]

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Half Term Sports Update

It has been wonderful to see the full sports programme return this term, with the necessary regulations being followed carefully to ensure a safe yet enjoyable experience for players and coaches. It’s been an extremely busy eight weeks for our young athletes. The full games programme is now up and running with daily training for […]

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Team Hope Christmas Shoebox Appeal

The College has a rich tradition of supporting the Team Hope Christmas Shoebox Appeal, a wonderful charity that collects and delivered wrapped and packed shoeboxes full of toys and essentials for some of the poorest children in the world. The College community generally wraps and fill over 200 boxes per year, a project driven by […]

Admission Update

Applications for Day Pupil Spaces, September 2022 Applications for day places for entry in September 2022 have been open since Friday, October 1st and will close tomorrow Friday, October 22nd. Applicants will be notified in writing of the decision on their application in the week beginning Monday 8th November, 2021. For more information visit the […]

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Transition Year Sleep Out

Transition Year pupils will be taking part in the College’s first ‘Sleep Out’ in aid of the Peter McVerry Trust which works with the homeless population of Ireland. The Sleep Out will take place on the night of Thursday October 21st, 2021. We are appealing for generous donations to the Peter McVeery Trust, with all […]

Pupils Council 2021-2022

Congratulations to the pupils who were recently elected to the Pupils’ Council for the academic year 2021-2022. The pupils meet regularly to discuss important issues and help in the policy making process in the school. We wish the luck. Form I: Alberto Sanchez Nistal & Marianne Lee Form II: Lou Sacolax & Polly Pringle Form III: Bella Fennell […]

Art Expedition to National Gallery of Ireland

Verlaine Bolger reports on the recent Form V Art trip to the National Gallery of Ireland. On Monday morning, our Art class took the bus to Dublin city centre to the National Gallery of Ireland. It was a beautiful day to be out in Dublin. This visit was linked to what we have been studying […]

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Bullying Awareness Week 2021

This year’s theme for our annual anti-bullying campaign is “One Kind Word”. There are a wide range of activities planned for the week with an emphasis on kindness and positive engagements. On Monday morning, every pupil and staff received a little slip of paper describing a “random act of kindness” and challenged each member of […]

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Tom Larke Selected for Ireland U18 Rugby International

Congratulations to Form V pupil Tom Larke who has been selected as part of the IRFU U18s Clubs rugby squad for the upcoming international match against Italy U18s on 30th October in Treviso. Tom will train with his squad during the half term break before travelling to Italy. Tom’s success emanates from his recent involvement […]

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Warden’s Thoughts … on Robert Lee’s Statue

I see that the huge statue of the Confederate general Robert Lee, in Richmond Virginia, has been removed from its plinth. That is a significant move. Let me explain. Robert Lee was the leader of the Confederate armies in the American Civil War, an icon to those who supported the southern American states. He was […]

Kilmashogue & Clonard

This term has seen the opening of two new day houses, Kilmashogue for boys and Clonard for girls. Kilmashogue is the name of the mountain overlooking the College while Clonard is named after the monastery where St. Columba studied as a young man. The new spaces, situated in the middle of the College in space […]

Senior Prefect’s Welcome

When I started at St. Columba’s College five years ago, little did I imagine I would find myself in the position of Senior Prefect. The time I have spent at St. Columba’s has taught me the values of friendship and community, which I hope all newcomers will have the opportunity to experience. Our student body […]

Trinity Term Sports News

The annual Sports Day is for many the highlight of the year. There is always an abundance of energy, colour, noise and excitement amongst the pupils and the staff. This year, to reduce the scale of the events, we held two afternoons of sporting activities with the usual range of track and field events, alongside some […]

Transition Year News

Transition Year is like no other year in the Irish education system and even a global pandemic couldn’t stop it from delivering. How Ms Kilfeather and her team of minions managed to provide the vast array of meaningful activities for this Transition Year (TY) group, in these extraordinary circumstances, we are not quite sure. Impressively […]

Prefects 2021 / 2022

Congratulations to the fifteen Form V pupils who have been appointed as Prefects for the coming school year, to be installed in September: Akin Babajide, Iona Chavasse, Mia Deutsch, Rory Flanagan, Jack Hayes, TJ Hopkins, Avi Johnston, Edna Johnston, Nathan Kutner, Lioba Preysing (not pictured), Evie Pringle,  Matteo Tafi, Peter Taylor, Thea Walsh, Jasmine Williams. Congratulations […]