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Update: College review on racism
(July 5th). The College promised an independent review to consider issues raised by both present and former students.   That review is under way.   We have appointed Mrs. Caroline Preston to conduct the review with the understanding that she may seek the assistance of other expertise as she deems appropriate.   To this end we understand Mrs. […] The post Update: College review on racism appeared first on St. Columba's College.

Joshua Mu Yang, RIP
The College community has been rocked by the news over the weekend of the passing of one of our First Form Tibradden pupils, Joshua Yang.  He had been fighting an aggressive form of cancer in Crumlin Hospital for over two months but he eventually succumbed to his illness on Saturday.  We are so incredibly proud […] The post Joshua Mu Yang, RIP appeared first on St. Columba's College.

Crash Club Debate
“Crash Club Debate is a politics debating club where we, a group of 15 Fifth Formers, discuss current affairs, political and social issues. Over the past few weeks we have held virtual debates through Google Meet. At the beginning of each week we chose a topic that interests all members of the club. We then […] The post Crash Club Debate appeared first on St. Columba's College.

Warden David Gibbs, RIP.
Today the College community mourns as we hear of the death this morning of former Warden, David Gibbs, at the age of 93, in County Laois, (where he and his wife Sally had retired to on leaving the College in 1988). He became Warden in 1974, the first layman to hold the office, and in the […] The post Warden David Gibbs, RIP. appeared first on St. Columba's College.

College Prefects 2020-21
This morning in the online ‘Assembly’ the Warden announced Prefect appointments for the next academic year. Congratulations to the following: Éile Ní Chianáin (Senior Prefect), Gioia Doenhoff (Second Prefect), Peter zu Bentheim, Sinead Cleary, Raphaela Ihuoma, Stella Jacobs, Charlotte Moffitt, Aiyuni O’Grady, Timothy Otway-Norwood, Oliver Townshend, Fintan Walsh, Oscar Yan. The post College Prefects 2020-21 appeared first on St. Columba's College.

2020 RIAI Public Choice Award
We’re delighted that our beautiful new development, Whispering House, is on the shortlist for the RIAI Public Choice Award. Many congratulations to the architects, Coady Architects. Now in their 31st year, the RIAI Awards are the premier architectural awards in Ireland. The RIAI Awards recognise excellence in design and the contribution made by architecture to society for […] The post 2020 RIAI Public Choice Award appeared first on St. Columba's College.

Form Prizes 2020
The following pupils have been awarded Form Prizes based on the quality of their work throughout the academic year (including the ‘remote’ learning this term). Congratulations to: Form I Keelin Bradley-Brady Carlotta Castagna Alexander Fought Lucas Weber Form II Ekaterina Dementyeva Elizabeth Hart Noah Kutner Rachel Shaw Calvin She Form III Kate Higgins Emily McCarthy […] The post Form Prizes 2020 appeared first on St. Columba's College.

Art History Challenge
Throughout June, pupils have been challenged to recreate a famous work of art using the objects and people at home. It really captured the pupils’ imagination and the variety of submissions was amazing. The album below contains a large variety of the entries received. Well done to everyone involved! The post Art History Challenge appeared first on St. Columba's College.

Leadership Awards 2020
Throughout this academic year, the College has placed a greater emphasis on developing leadership potential amongst the pupil body, amplifying the ‘pupil voice’ and encouraging independent thinking across all forms. The College has an ambitious aim to develop a world-class leadership development programme in the years to come, beginning with the youngest pupils and moving […] The post Leadership Awards 2020 appeared first on St. Columba's College.

Voices of Poetry 2020
In 2020, the annual Voices of Poetry evening moved online. Normally, we would be round a single spotlight in the Big Schoolroom listening to words in different languages from all over the world. This time, words were sent from all over the world in, to be gathered virtually in this recording. Many thanks to Mr […] The post Voices of Poetry 2020 appeared first on St. Columba's College.