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Totally East: Life in East Germany
The College is pleased to host for a week the exhibition Totally East: Life in East Germany, which is now on show in Whispering House (parents coming to the coffee morning on Friday 24th January can see it then). This exhibition of posters showcasing the photography of Harald Hauswald, with texts by Stefan Wolle (both […] The post Totally East: Life in East Germany appeared first on St. Columba's College.

Debating News
This weekend was an important one, in the St. Columba’s Debating Calendar. Two houses, Glen and Iona came together in the House Debates Final. Tensions were high as boys’ house Glen -previously on 189 points- competed against girls’ house Iona who were twice winners of the previous rounds and on 181 points. The motion before […] The post Debating News appeared first on St. Columba's College.

Staff and Pupils’ Concert 2020
Each January on a Sunday evening in the Big Schoolroom we hear excellent music from both pupils and their teachers in the Staff and Pupils’ Concert, and yesterday night was there was a particularly fine concert. As Mrs Malone-Brady said in her introduction, this event is surely unique in Irish schools as a Sunday night […] The post Staff and Pupils’ Concert 2020 appeared first on St. Columba's College.

A Great Man
The Warden’s first blog-post of 2020 is a personal one: 16th January 2020 I want to tell you about Brian. He was a great man and he died last Sunday, so he has been on my mind all week. Brian du Toit was the estate manager at Tiger Kloof, the school I used to run in […] The post A Great Man appeared first on St. Columba's College.

End of Term Sports Update
Basketball In basketball, the Senior and Gadette Girls have reached the quarterfinal stages of the league while the Junior and Minor Girls have had great success in all their friendly games this term which is setting them up nicely for their leagues which will start in January. This term traditionally ends with the annual Christmas blitz; there […] The post End of Term Sports Update appeared first on St. Columba's College.

‘The Submarine’, December 2019
The latest edition of The Submarine, edited by Avi and Edna Johnston, is now out, and can be read online (and downloaded) here. Among the articles are ones by Éile Ní Chianáin about her experience of the recent Climate Change Youth Assembly, Elise Williams on the UCD Leinster Debates, Cian Slyne on dystopian societies, and […] The post ‘The Submarine’, December 2019 appeared first on St. Columba's College.

Christmas Shoebox Appeal 2019
Team Hope’s Christmas Shoebox Appeal is a wonderful charity that provides shoeboxes full of toys, treats, school stationery, hygiene products and clothing for some of the poorest children in the world. The College has been involved with this amazing charity for over 15 years and this year, once again, the Transition Year pupils have been actively […] The post Christmas Shoebox Appeal 2019 appeared first on St. Columba's College.

Young Adult reading recommendations
Our Librarian, Ms Kent-Sutton, has put together a list of ten of the best Young Adult books from recent months. It’s below, but you can also download it (with images of covers) for printing out here. Included is the much-acclaimed first novel by Old Columban Sarah Davis-Goff, Last Ones Left Alive. Read about all ten […] The post Young Adult reading recommendations appeared first on St. Columba's College.

Art Trip to National Gallery of Ireland
Lioba Preysing, Form IV, reports on her recent class visit to the National Gallery of Ireland On Wednesday, November 13th, Form IV artists went to visit the National Gallery of Ireland in the centre of Dublin together with Ms. Cullen and Miss. Murphy. First, we went to the permanent collection of the gallery looking in […] The post Art Trip to National Gallery of Ireland appeared first on St. Columba's College.

Whispering House Official Opening
On Thursday 14th November the College officially opened our new social centre. It is named ‘Whispering House’, acknowledging the title given by early pupils of the College to the previous building on the same site. The occasion also marked the renaming of the school’s Library the William Trevor Library and the art centre the Patrick Scott […] The post Whispering House Official Opening appeared first on St. Columba's College.