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Trips Week 2024

The tradition College ‘Trips Week’ takes place in the first week of June. As the Junior Cycle and Leaving Certificate examinations begins, pupils from non-exam years go on a series of trips. Many pupils from Forms I & II travelled to the south of France while those remaining at home participated in a series of […]

Trinity Term ’24 Sports Report

A wet April meant the summer games programme kicked in a little later than usual, with pitches taking their time to dry out. When things finally got up and running, our Senior Boys Cricket team, in particular, found their groove reaching the Leinster Cricket schools final for the second year in a row. Unfortunately though, […]

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Transition Year End of Term Report

And so, another Transition Year ends and it has been a rollercoaster ride. Seventy determined, hard working and ambitious young people started the year as they began it – at full speed – with the aim of growing as a person and as an academic. Here is a breakdown of the final term. In May, […]

Sports Dinner & Awards 2024

Mr Canning, our Head of Sport, reports on last Saturday’s Sports Dinner and the awarding of ‘Colours’. The annual ‘College Traditional Team Sports Dinner’ was held on Saturday the 25th of May after the colour and fun filled Sports Day. Many thanks to Mr. Havenga and all the teaching staff and external coaches who helped […]

Leadership Awards 2024

Leadership Awards were presented to ten more worthy recipients this week (Hughie Casey, Gabriel Murphy and John-Jack Beglan O’Connell received Leadership Awards for their excellent charitable endeavours earlier this year), recognising the fine example they set throughout the year to their fellow pupils. This year, the Warden highlighted our young leaders who best represented each […]

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Sports Day 2024

Last Saturday, the College was once again awash with colourful energy as practically every pupil in the school took part in our annual Sports Day. There were multiple events taking place including the traditional caterpillar and three-legged race, soccer and rugby kicks, basketballl throws, long jump, high jump, shot put, archery, tug of war and […]

Recent Events of Old Columbans

Over the last two weeks, the College has held two fabulous events for Old Columbans, one at the Athenaeum Club in London, attended by over a hundred guests, and the other the annual Grace Cup Lunch, for any Old Columban who left the College over 50 years ago; that event was attended by over 70 […]

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Mountain Race 2024

Well done and congratulations to everyone who took part in this year’s Mountain Race which took place yesterday on Kilmashogue Mountain. Introduced in 2018, to celebrate the College’s long-standing running tradition, this is a now an annual event with the winners being awarded a perpetual trophy engraved with their name. The course follows the Wicklow […]

Lionel Munn Golf Competition

Friday 17th of May is the 4th time St. Columba’s have run this event. We increased the field to include 4th as well as 5th and 6th class entrants. In total, we had thirty two entrants from nine local schools. The positive energy and excitement was palpable as were some understandable nerves. It was great […]

European Youth Parliament – Pupil Report

Harry Williams, Form V, writes on his recent experience taking part in the European Youth Parliament. From April 3rd to the 8th I was invited to a European Youth Parliament National Session which took place between Cork and Dublin, concluding with a general assembly in the Dáil Éireann. I was in Dunmore East at the […]

Open Evening 2024

We are delighted to host an Open Evening for prospective pupils and their parents will take place on the evening of Thursday 16th May, from 6.30pm to 8.30pm. This will be an opportunity for pupils seeking entry in 2025, 2026 or 2027 at any age to see around the College with their parents. There will […]

Book Week 2024

This year’s SCC Book Week is running from Wednesday 17 to Tuesday 24 April. A variety of activities and competitions will take place in the library including ‘Crack the Code’, ‘Guess Who’s Coming to Supper’ and ‘Book Worms’.  Among the other events planned are an Author Visit on Wednesday from Science Fiction and Fantasy novelist […]

Senior Art Prizes 2024

Congratulations to all the pupils who participated in the Senior Art Prize for 2024. The level of dedication and craftsmanship displayed in each submission is a testament to the commitment of the pupils. Throughout the academic year, amidst the mountains of responsibilities and extracurricular activities, the pupils worked away on their submissions in the art […]

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Seachtain na Gaeilge

Fáilte! As Seachtain na Gaeilge draws to a close, we want to highlight some of the events and competitions which took place throughout the fortnight of the festival. Seachtain na Gaeilge (Irish Week) is celebrated every year from the first day of March, all the way up to St. Patrick’s Day on the 17th of […]

Success in Maths & Computing Olympiads

Congratations to Form IV pupil Herbert Feng who achieved fourth place in the All Ireland Programming Olympiad (AIPO) in UCC and, in doing so, has qualified for the national team. He will now go on to represent Ireland at the International Olympiad in Informatics (IOI) 2024 in Egypt next September. Herbert also recently competed in […]

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Music Prizes 2024

On Sunday last, the pupils, staff and visiting parents were treated to a hugely enjoyable and varied Music Prize Concert. The best musicians and singers in the College performed, all hoping to win one of the coveted Music Prizes. We were hugely thankful to Mr Jonathan Browner (BMusEd), Principal of Educate Together Secondary School in […]

Florence Trip Report

Aeladh Bradley Brady, Form V, reports on the Art History trip to Florence at the end of January. The senior art and culture trip this year say us travel to beautiful Florence, Italy to immerse ourselves in the culture and to see the art we have been studying in class. We took an early flight on […]

Wesley Interschools Music Festival

In the first weekend in March, the Wesley Interschools Music Festival took place at nearby Wesley College. Hundreds of secondary school pupils from all over the country gathered to take part in over fifty competitions, including twenty two pupils from St. Columba’s College, competing in both singing and instrumental competitions. We were delighted when Laurence […]