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Cricket News
The cricket season started on April 18th and effectively ended on Wednesday last, five weeks later. In that time twenty six matches were played across the teams, albeit with two First I matches to come against Headfort. Their First Year B team were introduced to the rudiments of the game. The First Year A team contains some […] The post Cricket News appeared first on St. Columba's College.

Floreat Columba
To coincide with the 175th anniversary, the Sub-Warden, Julian Girdham, has just published Floreat Columba, a book based on the first 100 years of The Columban, the school magazine. It is a rich compilation about all sorts of elements of College life from 1879 to 1979, from the most serious (the effects of the world wars, […] The post Floreat Columba appeared first on St. Columba's College.

Transition Year Modern Languages Evening
Last night, a very successful Transition Year Modern Languages Evening was held at Trinity College in Dublin, in which ten pupils gave talks and presentations in French and Spanish. Tania Stokes won The Alyn Stacey Cup for her presentation on Les Bandes Dessinées (you can view Tania’s presentation by clicking the link below). Joan Clivillé came […] The post Transition Year Modern Languages Evening appeared first on St. Columba's College.

David O’Morchoe
Today, May 17th, we congratulate David O’Morchoe on his 90th birthday. An Old Columban (1941 to 1946), The O’Morchoe has had a profound and positive influence on the College over many decades, most significantly as a long-serving Fellow and Chairman of the board and of the Executive Committee. He is also a Vice-President of the […] The post David O’Morchoe appeared first on St. Columba's College.

Warden’s Thoughts … on Mobile Phones in School
There is a new question that prospective parents ask me almost without fail as I am taking them on a tour of the school: ‘What is the school’s approach to mobile phones and social media?’ When I go to conferences now there are speakers on the effects of social media and internet addiction. More and […] The post Warden’s Thoughts … on Mobile Phones in School appeared first on St. Columba's College.

The WellRead Award
This year, St Columba’s College has been taking part in the WellRead Award, a national initiative designed and organised by the Professional Development Service for Teachers (PDST). It aims to create heightened awareness about the importance of creating a culture of reading in school communities for young people as part of their personal and academic […] The post The WellRead Award appeared first on St. Columba's College.

Exodus Arrangements, May 2018
Friday 4th May Parents’ Association hike: meet opposite the Sports Hall at 9am (bring change of shoes for coffee morning). 11.30am: Parents’ Assocation coffee morning in the Drawing Room. All classes end at 12.50pm. No pupil may leave before this time. Exodus starts. Monday 7th May All boarders return to school between 6.30pm and 8.30pm. […] The post Exodus Arrangements, May 2018 appeared first on St. Columba's College.

Senior Rugby Team Fall Short in Entertaining League Final
The Senior Rugby Team failed to defend their Leinster Schools League 2A title yesterday, losing an at times frantic final 31-45 against Ardee Community School in Ashbourne. The rugby on show as of an exceptionally high standard, with both teams using their physical runners to great effect but showing a determination in defence. It was […] The post Senior Rugby Team Fall Short in Entertaining League Final appeared first on St. Columba's College.

China Trip Report
Georg Müller-Methling, Form V reports on the recent school trip to China.  A group of 17 pupils and 3 teachers left St.Columba’s College on March 22nd very excited about the upcoming trip, less about the fact that they missed out on the house singing event the same evening and that they had to leave at […] The post China Trip Report appeared first on St. Columba's College.

Open Evening 2018, Thursday May 17th
We are holding our regular summer term Open Evening on Thursday 17th 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 below or by emailing admissions@stcolumbas.ie. Visitors are welcome at the Main House from 6.30pm. At 7pm there will be a […] The post Open Evening 2018, Thursday May 17th appeared first on St. Columba's College.