Entries by sccdublin

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Science Olympiad Success

Last Saturday, six Form V pupils took part in the second round of the Irish Olympiad of Experimental Science at Dublin City University with four of the six achieving medals. In Biology, Lorne Walsh finished in first place, taking the gold medal while Rachel Shaw came second, receiving a silver medal. In Chemistry, Elizabeth Hart […]

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Transition Year Leadership Day 2022

A report on the recent Transition Year Leadership Day, by Aeladh Bradley Brady. On Tuesday the 29th of November, the whole of the Transition Year pupils were taken out of the college on a trip as a lovely surprise and to celebrate receiving our Junior cycle results. Throughout the day we participated in many fun-filled […]

Senior Art Trip to Newgrange & National Museum of Ireland

On Tuesday 8th and Friday 11th of November, the Form V and Form VI Art sets visited the fascinating ancient burial site at Newgrange Co. Meath. In the afternoon they went to the NMI where they carried out an in depth examination of the pre-Christian artefacts they have studied as part of their Visual Studies […]

Transition Year News Update – October 2022

It’s difficult to keep up with everything our Transition Year pupils do on a weekly and even daily basis. The fourth year at St. Columba’s is like no other year with the academic work of the pupils complemented by a wide and varied non-academic programme. The opening eight weeks of term have already been jampacked. […]

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Team Hope Christmas Shoebox Appeal 2022

The Team Hope Christmas Shoebox Appeal aims to collect and deliver wrapped and packed shoeboxes, full of toys and essentials, for some of the poorest children in the world. To date, over 2 million such boxes have been handed directly to children all around the world and the College are delighted to have a long […]

Half Term Sports Update

Sport plays such an important part in the lives of Columbans, with six days of organised games each week. The traditional College winter sports, rugby and hockey, are complimented by a vibrant basketball programme, a growing archery tradition, the thrills of polocrosse (think lacrosse on horseback) and, this year, a brilliant golf academy. The Golf […]

Drama News: Form I & II Plays

The Form Plays returned to the BSR on the evening of Sunday October 16th in the tried and trusted double-bill format. The Form I play, directed by Mr. McCarthy and Mr Girdham, was Red Hot Cinders, a version (in verse) of the classic Cinderella tale. A cast of ten young thespians elicited gasps and laughter galore, […]

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Bullying Awareness Week 2022

Our Bullying Awareness Week provides an opportunity to reflect on how we build and protect relationships across the College. Our theme this year was a simple one – friendship – the cornerstone of any good anti-bullying strategy. Last week, our pupils took part in a wide range of activities with friendship at the centre of […]

Pupils’ Council 2022/2023

Congratulations to the following pupils who were elected to represent their year groups in the recent Pupils’ Council elections. Form VI – Kai Yuan Shi, Elena O’Dowd. Form V – Cheuk Yin Wong, Ebah Assebian. Form IV – Euan Flanagan, Constance Chambré. Form III – Anna MacManus, Johnny Leonard Form II – Jason Wong, Josefien […]

Art Exhibition – Sculpture in Context

Form IV pupil Aeladh Bradley Brady reports on the recent art expedition to the National Botanic Gardens. On Friday the 16th of September the Form IV art pupils went on an outing to the National Botanic Gardens in Dublin to see the art exhibition, Sculpture in Context. The purpose of this trip was to get […]

Warden’s Blog – The College Foundation

On Friday we are officially launching the new Foundation of St. Columba’s College, with a look to the future development of the College. This is a fresh start, with a fresh emphasis and a new direction. Development is usually seen as building: a new set of classrooms, new boarding houses, a new Astro, or, as […]

St. Columba’s College Foundation – Official Launch

The St. Columba’s College Foundation was officially launched on Friday, September 23rd 2022 at an event in Whispering House. The Foundation is the new body, with a broad mission to engage the wider Columban community and help secure the future of the College. To do so, they aim to make the College more accessible, more […]

Admissions Notice – Entry 2023

Notice concerning the admission process to St. Columba’s College, for entry in 2023 Please be advised that, according to the admissions policy of the College, drawn up according to Department of  Education guidelines, the timeline is as follows: ● The school will commence accepting applications for day places on October 1st 2022. ● The school […]

Trips Week 2022

Last week, while our Form III and Form VI pupils sat down to begin their Junior Cycle and Leaving Certificate examinations respectively, pupils from the other forms participated in a series of trips across Ireland and Europe. The most adventurous trip saw forty three Form I and II pupils, accompanied by five staff members, brave […]

St. Columba’s on Instagram

The College now joined Instagram  (to complement our current suite of social media platforms which include Facebook,  Twitter and LinkedIn). The Instagram account will aim to share posts and stories about life in the College through images and short videos. Visit www.instagram.com/sccdublin and give us a follow! Our first post is below.   View this […]

Transition Year News – Trinity Term 2022

It’s been another frenetic term in the life of our Transition Year pupils (and their teachers) as they continued to work extremely hard both inside and outside of the classroom. The final term provides further opportunities to experience new opportunities, explore their strengths and weaknesses but gives the pupils a chance to take stock of […]

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Sports Day & Sports Dinner 2022

For many, the annual Sports Day is the highlight of the year. The College bristles with colour, energy, fun and (usually) sunshine! This year was no exception as our pupils embraced their competitive team spirit and competed in a range of sporting activities. These ranged from the traditional track and field events to cricket throwing, […]

Story of Your Stuff – TY Pupil Wins National Competition

Congratulations to Transition Year pupil Cheuk Yin Wong on winning the final of the Environmental Protection Agency’s ‘Story of Your Stuff‘ video competition. The competition is designed so that entrants consider the global consequences of local actions. It asked pupils to research the life cycle and environmental impact of an everyday item – such as […]