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Culture Night 2017

A large crowd of 120 people gathered at the College Chapel yesterday evening for a guided tour of the College – our contribution to the nationwide series of events to mark Culture Night 2017. On a beautiful, crisp autumn evening our Sub-Warden, Julian Girdham, led an extremely interesting tour of the campus’s many beautiful and […]

Open Day, September 30th

We are holding our annual major Open Day this year on Saturday 30th September, from 10am to 1pm. All prospective pupils and their parents are welcome to attend without further invitation: just drive into the College and you will be looked after. Senior pupils will take tours around the campus, and you will be able […]

Warden’s Thoughts – Our Unique Boarding Experience

Earlier this week we hosted a small team from the Boarding Schools Association, a British based but international network, who oversee the standard of boarding provision in a huge number of schools. As an Irish school we do not sit under their jurisdiction in the sense that they cannot pass or fail what we do, […]

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A Busy Weekend at St. Columba’s

St. Columba’s College, being a seven day boarding school, organises a wide range of Saturday evening and Sunday events for their boarders (and indeed day pupils) and last weekend was no exception. On Saturday the College welcomed Old Columbans who left the College in 1997, for their 20 year reunion. It was great to see […]

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Junior Certificate & JCSA Results 2017

Congratulations to all our pupils who received their Junior Certificate results on Wednesday. The overall results were excellent, including a set of straight A’s from one of our pupils. In all, 84% of all examination papers were taken at Higher Level with just under 20% of all exam results an A at Higher Level. 50% […]

Culture Night, Friday 22nd September

The College will again be a venue for the great national event that is Culture Night, which this year is on Friday 22nd September. Last year over 80 visitors came to the College for a talk on its history and an architectural tour of the highlights of the campus, and this year the format will […]

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All-Ireland Senior Prefects’ Conference

Last Friday, September 8th 2017, saw the inaugural All-Ireland Senior Prefect Leadership Conference at St Columba’s. The College welcomed forty three pupils from fourteen schools across Ireland, both the north and south.  This is a first in Ireland. The response from attendees was tremendous. By the end of the day a network of senior prefects […]

Warden’s Thoughts – A New Year

A new year, new plans, new expectations, new teachers…lots to look forward to. I always look forward to a new school year and this one is full of promise. It is our 175th anniversary, we are hoping to start a new building project and the school is bulging. And we have a handful of new, […]

New Website

We are delighted to announce the launch of our new and improved website. The new website, designed and built by Head of Biology, Mr. Humphrey Jones, aims to provide a more visual site for our viewers while also improving navigation and ease of use. Within the new site is a new and improved Media Gallery, […]

Start of Michaelmas Term 2017

Wednesday 6th September 2.00-2.30pm: new pupils and their parents arrive. Pupils should be in school uniform. At the roundabout by the Sports Hall you will be directed to the appropriate parking place by Prefects. Unload luggage and books at your House, followed by refreshments in the Dining Hall and Lower Argyle. Note: pupils who were […]

Leaving Certificate Results 2017

Congratulations to our candidates who received their Leaving Certificate results yesterday. They achieved an average points score of 444 per candidate across all subjects. This year the grading system has changed completely, which makes comparisons with previous years impossible, but this is certainly a most pleasing result. As with last year, two pupils gained the […]

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 […]