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Warden’s Thoughts – Service & Leadership
Term is well under way and settling down into its rhythm. All seems to be going well…a few wobbly new boarders but that is nothing new! The weather is just about holding up, but the great memories of a long hot summer are fading. On Saturday I was excited to be able to welcome to […] The post Warden’s Thoughts – Service & Leadership appeared first on St. Columba's College.

Malebogo Modise
We were joined last week by Malebogo Modise, a former pupil of the Warden Mr Boobbyer when he worked at Tiger Kloof School. She assisted in the All-Ireland Head Prefects’ Conference training on Friday, and then on Saturday morning spoke powerfully about her own story. Her address follows below:- “It is such an honour and privilege […] The post Malebogo Modise appeared first on St. Columba's College.

Nua Film Series
A large cohort of pupils joined Rev. Daniel Owen for the first episode of the Nua Film Series last night – a new series of short videos which offers a different perspective on Christian faith. In total, there are eight videos in the series and each is around 15 minutes. According to their website …. […] The post Nua Film Series appeared first on St. Columba's College.

All Ireland Senior Prefects Conference 2018
Senior Prefect, Harry Oke-Osanyintolu, reports from the All Ireland Senior Prefects Conference. The All Ireland Senior Prefects Conference took place last Friday September 7th 2018, with over 40 pupils from 11 schools taking part, from both North and South of the Irish border. Now in its second year, the event once again took place at St. […] The post All Ireland Senior Prefects Conference 2018 appeared first on St. Columba's College.

Teaching and Learning Day
A very important part of what we do is to continue improving our academic practices. This work is largely unseen by pupils and parents, but is a strong under-current of school life. As well as individual teachers and Departments working on their practice, there is also a formal programme of school-wide training, partly organised by […] The post Teaching and Learning Day appeared first on St. Columba's College.

Open Day, Saturday 29th September
All prospective pupils and their parents are very welcome to our annual Open Day during the morning of Saturday 29th September. No booking is needed: just turn up and you will be guided by pupils to the  Lower Argyle reception point, where you can meet staff and current parents. From here, Prefects will take tours […] The post Open Day, Saturday 29th September appeared first on St. Columba's College.

Start of Michaelmas Term 2018
Wednesday 5th September 2.00-2.30pm: arrival of new pupils at boarding houses, and unloading of luggage, followed by refreshments in Lower Argyle/Dining Hall. 3.30pm: Welcome and address by Warden in Big Schoolroom to all new pupils and their parents. 4.00-4.45pm: Meetings with House staff (different locations). 5.30pm: Parents and day pupils depart by this time. 6.00pm: […] The post Start of Michaelmas Term 2018 appeared first on St. Columba's College.

Culture Night, Friday 21st September
For the third time the College is taking part in Culture Night, the great national event which this year is on the evening of Friday 21st September. Again the Sub-Warden, Julian Girdham, will give a 15-minute talk on the history of the College starting at 7pm in the Chapel (visitors are welcome to come from […] The post Culture Night, Friday 21st September appeared first on St. Columba's College.

Leaving Certificate Results 2018
A hearty congratulations to the Leaving Certificate Class of 2018 on their record breaking average points score of 483. This, we are confident in saying despite the lack of national statistics, places St. Columba’s as one of the top performing schools in the country. 7% of our pupils achieved over 600 points, with one candidate […] The post Leaving Certificate Results 2018 appeared first on St. Columba's College.

Donegal to Iona 2018 The 175 Pilgrimage
July 3rd 2018 Somewhere way back, when we were first putting together the plans to celebrate 175 years since the foundation of St. Columba’s College, I had the idea that after all the balls and receptions and drinking and partying we should finish it all off with something that reminded us of our very beginnings […] The post Donegal to Iona 2018 – The 175 Pilgrimage appeared first on St. Columba's College.