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Pupil Report: Tiger Kloof Adventure
Amy Cosgrove, Form V, reports on her experience of the recent trip to South Africa. On October 26th, eighteen Form IV and V pupils started on a 28 hour journey from the door of St Columba’s College, Dublin to the door of Tiger Kloof, in the north of South Africa. And while, after 28 hours, it […] The post Pupil Report: Tiger Kloof Adventure appeared first on St. Columba's College.

Bullying Awareness Week 2019
Today marks the beginning of Bullying Awareness Week in the College and, as per usual, there is a wide range of activities planned for the next seven days. There was a Prefect-led assembly this morning (Monday), around the theme of RESPECT, which kick-started the programme of events. On Tuesday the College welcomes Pat McKenna from […] The post Bullying Awareness Week 2019 appeared first on St. Columba's College.

Armistice Weekend
The College marked the centenary of the end of the First World War in a variety of ways this weekend. On Saturday, there was a special service in Chapel, which included choral performances, and the calling out of the names of those Columbans who died in the War (these can be seen on the memorial […] The post Armistice Weekend appeared first on St. Columba's College.

Compass Interactive Meeting
The Parents’ Association & the National Association of COMPASS would like to extend an invitation to all parents to a presentation on “Your Parental Wellbeing and its’ Impact on your Children” on Saturday 17th November, 2018 at 10.30 a.m at Midleton College, Co. Cork. Full details are available here or visit the COMPASS website here. The post Compass Interactive Meeting appeared first on St. Columba's College.

Christmas Cards
Following a competition run by the College Art Department, we are delighted to introduce a fourth Christmas card to the St. Columba’s Christmas card collection, in aid of the Old Columban Society Bursary Fund. Designed by Fifth Former Tania Stokes the new card is entitled Christmas Carol Service, and it is now available to purchase […] The post Christmas Cards appeared first on St. Columba's College.

Construction Begins on College Hub
The first stage of construction has begun on the new ‘College Hub’ –  an exciting project that will convert Whispering House into a vibrant social space for pupils and staff. The expected completion time is nine months so, all going well, the new building will be open at the beginning of the next academic year. […] The post Construction Begins on College Hub appeared first on St. Columba's College.

Warden’s Reflections on the South Africa Expedition
From the Warden, 6th November 2018 (see below post for photographs of the Tiger Kloof expedition). I have just returned from a week in South Africa, together my wife, Sean Duffy (Head of Geography), and 18 pupils from the 4thand 5th Forms. It was my first return to Tiger Kloof, where we spent four amazing years, […] The post Warden’s Reflections on the South Africa Expedition appeared first on St. Columba's College.

Christmas Shoebox Appeal 2019
Over the last 20 years the College has proudly supported the Christmas Shoebox Appeal run by Team Hope. Two years ago we sent a record 260 gift filled wrapped shoeboxes to needy children in remote parts of Africa and war torn parts of Eastern Europe. These boxes were donated by pupils, staff & parents or were […] The post Christmas Shoebox Appeal 2019 appeared first on St. Columba's College.

Debating and the EYP
Ms Duggan writes: It has been a busy half term for junior and senior debaters at St Columba’s. Thursday night, saw the juniors Caleb Swanepoel, Caroline Hager, Tyrone Shi and Alex Hinde head for UCD with Ms Morley for the second round of the Junior Schools Debating Competition. The next round of the Junior House […] The post Debating and the EYP appeared first on St. Columba's College.

ResearchED at St Columba’s
In almost a year’s time a major educational event will take place at St Columba’s: the College has been chosen as the location for the first-ever researchED meeting in Ireland, which will take place throughout Saturday 5th October 2019. Check out the event page here, which next year will give details of speakers and ticket […] The post researchED at St Columba’s appeared first on St. Columba's College.