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Warden’s Blog – The Glass as Half Full
I am aware that I run the risk of counting chickens too soon, but I have to say how proud I am of how the whole College community has managed this term. Before the term began I had envisaged that at any one time there would be teachers out of school having to isolate, with […] The post Warden’s Blog – The Glass as Half Full appeared first on St. Columba's College.

Science Week 2020 Round-Up
We would like to thank all pupils and teachers for embracing Science Week Nov 8th – 14th. We managed to incorporate an extensive variety of activities with plenty of fun and competitiveness. Paper Airplane Challenge Hugo Laurenceau won both Junior competitions with a distance of 23.45m and longest time in the air of 6.34 seconds. […] The post Science Week 2020 Round-Up appeared first on St. Columba's College.

Form I Sensory Walk
Form I pupils recently took part in a ‘Sensory Walk’ as part of their wellbeing programme. It was a fantastic opportunity to explore the College Deerpark and to get in touch with nature. The scheme involves the students creating an accordion book where they documented their findings. They collected samples and also and took ‘rubbings’ […] The post Form I Sensory Walk appeared first on St. Columba's College.

Remembrance Day
Today, November 11th, is Remembrance Day. Traditionally, the entire school congregates in Chapel Square formally to acknowledge and remember the members of the College community who lost their lives in the World Wars of the 20th century. This morning, a smaller than usual group of pupils and staff gathered (distanced, and wearing face coverings) for […] The post Remembrance Day appeared first on St. Columba's College.

Science Week at St. Columba’s
Science Week kicks off and there is a wide range of activities and challenges for pupils and staff to get involved in. Some of the activities include: daily chemistry riddles, online science Kahoot challenges, STEM Activities (rocket building / paper aeroplane workshops & challenges), movie nights (exploring environmental and sustainability issues), poster competitions The theme […] The post Science Week at St. Columba’s appeared first on St. Columba's College.

Transition Year Activities Day
Our Transition Year pupils took a day off class on Saturday last and instead engaged in a series of new activities to engage their creativity and challenge them physically. There was a wide range of activities on offer including yoga sessions, arts & crafts (including Christmas decoration making and book covering), Gaelic games (some promising […] The post Transition Year Activities Day appeared first on St. Columba's College.

Aoibheann’s Pink Tie
On the 27th June 2020, the College community heard the devastatingly tragic news that ‘Columban’ Joshua Yang had passed away after fighting an aggressive form of cancer for over two months in Crumlin Hospital. Joshua remains an example of true inner and spiritual strength to all who knew him before and during his fight against […] The post Aoibheann’s Pink Tie appeared first on St. Columba's College.

SCT Rugby ‘Jerusalema Dance Challenge’
The Senior Rugby Team took a break from non-contact training last week to take on the ‘Jerusalema Dance Challenge’, made famous recently by the Springboks. They were choreographed by Mr. Havenga. Great work boys #StaySafe The post SCT Rugby ‘Jerusalema Dance Challenge’ appeared first on St. Columba's College.

Bullying Awareness Week 2020
Our annual Bullying Awareness Week is underway with a wide range of activities taking place. With Covid-19 restrictions, the scope is slightly narrower than usual but there is still a varied programme on offer for all pupils, and indeed the wider community. The Pupils’ Council gave a short video assembly on Monday morning to kick […] The post Bullying Awareness Week 2020 appeared first on St. Columba's College.

Pupils’ Council 2020 / 2021
Following the recent elections, the following pupils have been appointed as representatives of their respective Forms for the Pupils’ Council 2o20 / 2021. Congratulations to each of them and we look forward to seeing them help lead the pupil body in the year to come. Form I – Stella Borrowdale & Felix Jellet Form II […] The post Pupils’ Council 2020 / 2021 appeared first on St. Columba's College.