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Warden’s Thoughts … on Robert Lee’s Statue
I see that the huge statue of the Confederate general Robert Lee, in Richmond Virginia, has been removed from its plinth. That is a significant move. Let me explain. Robert Lee was the leader of the Confederate armies in the American Civil War, an icon to those who supported the southern American states. He was […] The post Warden’s Thoughts … on Robert Lee’s Statue appeared first on St. Columba's College.

Kilmashogue & Clonard
This term has seen the opening of two new day houses, Kilmashogue for boys and Clonard for girls. Kilmashogue is the name of the mountain overlooking the College while Clonard is named after the monastery where St. Columba studied as a young man. The new spaces, situated in the middle of the College in space […] The post Kilmashogue & Clonard appeared first on St. Columba's College.

Senior Prefect’s Welcome
When I started at St. Columba’s College five years ago, little did I imagine I would find myself in the position of Senior Prefect. The time I have spent at St. Columba’s has taught me the values of friendship and community, which I hope all newcomers will have the opportunity to experience. Our student body […] The post Senior Prefect’s Welcome appeared first on St. Columba's College.

The Good Samaritan
This is the text of the Warden’s sermon at the first Evensong of term, last Sunday.   Who is Your Neighbour? Who is your neighbour? The two greatest commandments in the Bible, we are told, are to love the Lord your God with all your heart and mind and soul and strength and to love […] The post The Good Samaritan appeared first on St. Columba's College.

Leaving Certificate 2021
Many congratulations to last year’s Sixth Form, who today received their Leaving Certificate results. They had a very difficult year, and their studies were repeatedly disrupted, so it is greatly to their credit that they completed the year so strongly, and that their results were excellent. Due to the unique mixture of the accredited grade […] The post Leaving Certificate 2021 appeared first on St. Columba's College.

Norman Lush at 100
The College community sends its best wishes and congratulations to the former Sub-Warden, Housemaster of Stackallan and Geography teacher Mr Norman Lush, on his 100th birthday today. He celebrates this event at home in Somerset together with his wife Joyce, and the rest of his family, including his Old Columban children Nicola, Colin and Tessa. […] The post Norman Lush at 100 appeared first on St. Columba's College.

Trinity Term Sports News
The annual Sports Day is for many the highlight of the year. There is always an abundance of energy, colour, noise and excitement amongst the pupils and the staff. This year, to reduce the scale of the events, we held two afternoons of sporting activities with the usual range of track and field events, alongside some […] The post Trinity Term Sports News appeared first on St. Columba's College.

Transition Year News
Transition Year is like no other year in the Irish education system and even a global pandemic couldn’t stop it from delivering. How Ms Kilfeather and her team of minions managed to provide the vast array of meaningful activities for this Transition Year (TY) group, in these extraordinary circumstances, we are not quite sure. Impressively […] The post Transition Year News appeared first on St. Columba's College.

Prefects 2021 / 2022
Congratulations to the fifteen Form V pupils who have been appointed as Prefects for the coming school year, to be installed in September: Akin Babajide, Iona Chavasse, Mia Deutsch, Rory Flanagan, Jack Hayes, TJ Hopkins, Avi Johnston, Edna Johnston, Nathan Kutner, Lioba Preysing (not pictured), Evie Pringle,  Matteo Tafi, Peter Taylor, Thea Walsh, Jasmine Williams. Congratulations […] The post Prefects 2021 / 2022 appeared first on St. Columba's College.

Warden’s St Columba’s Day ‘Speech’
From the Warden: 16th June 2021 This is what I would have said at the St Columba’s Day celebrations in the Sports Hall: How do I begin to summarise the year that is just finishing? Perhaps some future archivist will be trawling through the speeches of Wardens of yesteryear and will come across these words […] The post Warden’s St Columba’s Day ‘Speech’ appeared first on St. Columba's College.