Entries by St. Columba's College News Archive

China Trip 2018

St. Columba’s College are delighted to announce details of a new and exciting Cultural Trip to China in March / April in 2018. The proposed trip to China will provide a once in a lifetime opportunity for pupils to see many of …

Half Term Rugby Report

[ Sports ]Since their return after the Christmas holidays the rugby teams have been very busy – both in training and in competition. Almost every boy in the College plays rugby and, over the past five weeks, have experienced both the jubilant buzz of …

Warden’s Thoughts 9

[ General ]The latest post from the Warden’s blog:
I think it is the job of the Principal (or Warden to be precise) to look at the big picture, to have dreams and then work towards realising those dreams. It is easy to have ideas. I have many of…

Junior Play 2017

[ Performing Arts ]The annual Junior Play production this year is, like last year’s, actually two (short) plays, both about expectations being turned upside down.
The first is a gentle comedy by Irish writer Lennox Robinson (1886-1958), author of the…

Jimmy O’Connor

[ General ]
Jimmy O’Connor, well known and loved by many generations of the wide Columban community, retired today after 52 years of loyal and dedicated service. Ninian Falkiner, a boy here around the time when Jimmy joined the College, paid t…

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‘Phil Speaks’

[ General ]The ‘Phil Speaks’ Debating Competition 20th /21st January
Harry Oke-Osanyintolu reports:
The Phil Speaks competition 2017 was nothing close to what we imagined; it was much better. We arrived at Trinity College, Dublin at arou…

Ciara Gumsheimer

[ General ]Many congratulations to Ciara Gumsheimer who has been offered a place to read Economics at Downing College, Cambridge. Ciara sat an entrance exam and attended two interviews, before being accepted for one of the most competitive courses at …

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Debating final

[ General ]Ciara Murray reviews last Saturday’s debating final.
Saturday nights riveting Senior House Debating final ended in victory for Gwynn’s Douglas Boyd-Crotty, Henry Carroll and Ivan Moffit. Hollypark is delighted to have made it to the …

Warden’s Thoughts 8

[ General ]The latest post from the Warden’s blog:
Term is well under way. If I am honest it is not my favourite term, because the weather is gloomy and the days are short, but things have got off to a good start.
One of my earlier blogs mentio…