The Parents’ Association

St. Columba’s College has an active Parents’ Association that organises a wide range of events throughout the academic year.

St. Columba’s College has an active Parents’ Association that organizes a wide range of events throughout the academic year.

The Parents’ Association helps to ensure that all parents feel part of the College community through the organization of formal and informal events throughout the school year. Parents are automatically members of the Parents’ Association and are encouraged to become actively involved in the Committee, which represents the interests of students.

The Association is involved in many areas of school life and key roles include :

  • Social events which include a New Parents Welcome Cocktail party,
    Parent Coffee mornings, Parent luncheon and barbeque
  • Donations to school initiatives to enhance students experiences
  • Running and stocking the Second Hand Uniform Shop
  • Inviting Guest speakers to address parents on topical interests of relevance to general health and well being of students

Parents Association Committee

Parents’ Association Committee Members are elected each year at the AGM which is held in October. The members then elect officers for Chairperson, Secretary and Treasurer at the first official meeting together. Should new parents wish to know more about the Parents’ Association they are invited to contact a committee member or the Chair, Brian Pollock at

The Current Parent’s Association Committee

Brian Pollock (Chair), Liz Lawrence (Secretary), Katharine Bulbulia  (Treasurer),

Committee Members: Sarah Gleeson, Samantha Krenski, Elena San Nicolas, Olivia Moffit, Aine Carroll-O’Keeffe, Majella Goulding, Ciara Hassett, Jenny Pringle, Katharine Bulbulia

Overseas Representative – Irmels Hopkins
Compass Representative – Rev Bruce Hayes

Each Form has a “WhatsApp” group. A particularly useful communication tool, especially for overseas parents. If you would like to be added to your child’s Form WhatsApp group you can email details directly to the Chairperson, Brian Pollock.

WhatsApp Group Representatives

  • Form 1 Jenny Pringle
  • Form 2 Samantha Krenski
  • Form 3 Sarah Gleeson
  • Form 4 Olivia Moffitt
  • Form 5 Elena San Nicolas
  • Form 6 Susan White

Second Hand Uniform Shop

The shop will be open next on Friday 4th October 12 pm to 1 pm


The Parents’ Association and the National Association of COMPASS would like to extend an invitation to all parents to attend their interactive meetings. For further details, please contact our Compass Representative
Bruce Hayes, Rector of St Patrick’s Church Dalkey. Contact details:

Contact: Bruce Hayes
Telephone: 01 2803369 or 086 2327349

Parents’ Association News

Thursday 3rd October
Talk by James Shone to parents 9.45 am to 10.30 am in Whispering House

Friday 4th October
11.00 – Prayers with the Chaplin in The Dining Room, Whitehall
11.30 am to 1.00 pm PA Coffee Morning in Whispering House
12.00pm to 1.00 pm 2nd Hand Uniform Shop open.

Parents' Trip to Seville - Report & Photo Album

Trish Dunlop (parent to pupils in Forms V & III) reports on last weekend's parents' trip to Seville.A group of parents and family emerged from the winter drear last weekend, ably led by the Warden, Cathy and Michael O’Shaughnessy,…

Parents' Association News - March 9th 2019

On Friday, 15th February, in support of the Schools Mental Health Awareness week, the Parents Association organised a parent walk in the hills above the school. An early morning start, on a gloriously sunny clear day, the parents were transported…

Parents' Association News

Coffee Morning & Guest Speaker A wonderful coffee morning was shared with around 60 parents in the Drawing Room in Whitehall on Friday morning. Thank you to our wonderful guest speaker, John Lonergan, who presented a thought provoking talk…