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CanSat Team Win Silver in Bremen

Congratulations to the St. Columba’s College CANSAT team who took home second place at the European finals in Bremen in July. After winning gold in the Irish finals back in May, the team travelled to Germany full of confidence, despite this being St. Columba’s first time entering the competition. It soon became clear that the […]

Open Evening, Thursday 18th May

We are holding our regular summer term Open Evening on Thursday 18th May, from 6.30pm to 8.30pm, and all are welcome: places may be booked by contacting the Admissions Officer, Amanda Morris via the contact form or by emailing admissions@stcolumbas.ie. Visitors are welcome at the Main House from 6.30pm. At 7pm there will be a […]

New Prospectus

  The first new prospectus for some years has just come out. A beautiful production designed by Red Dog and with photography by Finn Richards, it can be requested from the College office by clicking here. It provides a thorough introduction to the school for any parent thinking of sending their son or daughter here, […]

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Arts Week 2017

There is a tremendous variety of activities on show in our annual Arts Week, which this year runs from Monday 20th to the evening of Sunday 26th. See below for a day-by-day outline. Monday 20th March Look Up, Look Forward, Look Out with James Shone 8.30 am (pupils) and 7.00pm (for parents and friends) with James […]

Senior Rugby XV Win League Final

The Senior Rugby XV won the Leinster League Division 2A final on Wednesday, defeating Tullow Community School 28-10 at Old Belvedere. It was the first rugby trophy won by SCC since 2008. In a pulsating game of rugby, St. Columba’s withstood the early pressure and dominance from Tullow, to kick on in the second half […]

CanSat project

  Many congratulations to Ms Hennessy and her team of fourth formers on winning the regional CanSat competition in DIT Kevin St. yesterday. Those involved were James Park, William Zitzmann, Leonard Lopez ,Caroline Meincke, Harry Oke, Ted Johnson, Grigory Kryukov, Blas Calatayud, Teresa Clemente, Sinclair Jones , Alex Sigurvinsson, Jaime Segui, Marie Bleyl and Santiago Puelles. They have been […]

Remembering William Trevor

The most distinguished Old Columban writer, William Trevor, died in November 2016, aged 88. The College will celebrate his achievements in an event during Arts Week which is open to all-comers. We are delighted that the novelist Joseph O’Connor, who is also the Frank McCourt Professor of Creative Writing at the University of Limerick, will read from and comment […]

Warden’s Thoughts 11

I’m excited. On Saturday I am going to the Aviva Stadium to hopefully see England win the Grand Slam. Even though England have been playing very well and Ireland have been a little disappointing in this year’s six nations I think it will be very tight…Ireland would enjoy nothing better than spoiling the English party. […]

Senior Rugby XV Reach League Final

Congratulations to the Senior First XV who have reached the Leinster League Division 2 Final. They defeated Drogheda Grammar in the semi-final yesterday, in appalling conditions, by a scoreline of 12-3. Early tries from Max Hopkins and Michael Kennedy, with a conversion from Henry Carroll, were enough to secure the final place – which will likely […]

Proverbs in Irish

Congratulations to our Head of Irish, Dr Garry Bannister, on his latest excellent book, Proverbs in Irish, published by New Island Books. An additional Columban connection is that pupil Tania Stokes has supplied the colour illustrations. In the words of the publishers: “Proverbs are like people – they can be humorous, sad, old, young, even […]

Warden’s Thoughts 10

People often remark to me that moving to Dublin from the far north of South Africa must be very strange. Until June last year I was running a school on the edge of the Kalahari Desert, just outside a ‘wild west’ town called Vryburg. The children at the school often came from abusive backgrounds, many […]

Hector McDonnell

A soiree with Hector McDonnell, on Tuesday, 21st March, 6.30pm for drinks and dinner. 8.00pm lecture.  (Tickets for the dinner and drinks are 15 euros each; please contact Cathy Boobbyer at cboobbyer@staff.stcolumbas.ie if interested). This year as part of Arts Week we are fortunate to be holding an exhibition of one of Ireland’s most successful contemporary realist painters. Hector […]

Polocrosse

  The SCC polocrosse team scored a fine victory in miserable conditions winning 10:2 against Wesley college. The team comprised: Helena Brauchitsch, Theresa Elverfeldt, Katie Nixon, Ella Noeldeke, Emily Torkington, Ofelia Masango and Lea Horsch.

Vacancies for Teachers

The College is currently advertising for three teaching vacancies from September 2017: Head of Mathematics, Teacher of French, and Teacher of Irish. See our Vacancies page for more details.

Dr Justyna Pyz

We congratulate wholeheartedly our colleague Justyna Pyz on being awarded her doctorate earlier this year. Justyna has been awarded a Doctorate in Anthropology from the Jagiellonian University in Kraków. Her thesis is entitled “Beginnings of accommodation in India. Mission in Madurai 1606-1656” It’s about Roberto de Nobili, an Italian Jesuit missionary in India. He was […]