Art Weeks – Final Weekend
Arts Week finished on a high with three big events – the Poetry Slam final on Friday night, Arts Prize evening with Joy Gerrard on Saturday and on Sunday the Music Prizes with Karen Ní Bhroin. Jasper Bark did an amazing job of revving up the second and fifth form audience to support their peers […] The post Art Weeks – Final Weekend appeared first on St. Columba's College.
Yesterday Primary to Third Form had a fascinating morning with fantasy fiction writer Ruth Long (pictured with Jean our Librarian). It was a real insight into the mind of a writer and the process that a writer goes through to create a novel. In the afternoon senior artists were treated to a visit to the […] The post Arts Week Continues with Poetry Slam, Gallery Visits & More appeared first on St. Columba's College.
Arts Week Kicks Off
Arts week kicked off yesterday with Thibault Loiez (former French teacher) returning to spend the afternoon doing caricatures of pupils. These will be strung up across the dining hall from tomorrow. Sadly the opening of the Guest Artist exhibition scheduled for Monday night had to be cancelled as the snow meant no-one could get up […] The post Arts Week Kicks Off appeared first on St. Columba's College.
Warden’s Thoughts – Coping With The Snow
I guess we will remember this academic year for Hurricane Ophelia, the Beast from the East and Storm Emma. It would be nice if we could also have a wonderful heatwave next term to round it off, but perhaps that is too much to ask. To be honest Ophelia was a bit of an anti-climax […] The post Warden’s Thoughts – Coping With The Snow appeared first on St. Columba's College.
Snow Arrives at St. Columba’s
The snow arrived late last night and, while it prevented some day pupils from coming to school today, College life went on (our boarders still sat their mock and term examinations). The College, being predominently a boarding school, will remain open over the next few days although there will be changes to prep arrangements and […] The post Snow Arrives at St. Columba’s appeared first on St. Columba's College.
Mid – Term Sports Round Up
Basketball has always been a popular and successful sport for the College, especially with the girls, but there are probably more pupils playing the sport in the College now than ever before. The Senior Boys recently faced St.Michael’s in the 3rd and 4th place play-off in the EAST Region League. The two teams had met […] The post Mid – Term Sports Round Up appeared first on St. Columba's College.
Half-Term, February 2018
Arrangements for the Hilary half-term: Friday 9th February Classes end at 10.50am, when pupils may leave on half-term. 11am to 1pm: Parent-Teacher meeting in the Sports Hall (parents sign up on the form sent by the Office). Sunday 18th February 6.30pm to 8.30pm: boarders return to House. 8.30pm: roll-call in House for all boarders. Monday […] The post Half-Term, February 2018 appeared first on St. Columba's College.
Harry Oke, Form V, reports on the latest debating team competition – The PhilSpeaks at TCD. The PhilSpeaks debating competition is a yearly debating competition organised by the Philosophical Society (The Phil) in Trinity College Dublin. This is the second year St. Columba’s has taken part in this competition, as debating becomes an increasingly strong […] The post Phil Speaks appeared first on St. Columba's College.
‘Spreading the News’
A cast of ten from Forms Primary to III took on the Junior Play this term and only had a two and a half week period to rehearse and produce the whole endeavour. Spreading the News by Lady Gregory pokes gentle fun at small town gossiping and the Irish love of a dramatic bit of creative […] The post ‘Spreading the News’ appeared first on St. Columba's College.
Book Week 2018
Yesterday we kick started our first ever Book Week at St. Columba’s, an initiative of the librarian Jean Kent Sutton and the English Department. Running from the 1st to the 8th of February, there are a series of events and initiatives to promote reading for pleasure through a range of activities including a ‘favourite book’ […] The post Book Week 2018 appeared first on St. Columba's College.