On Monday, 9 October, the boys who achieved full attendance (or almost full attendance) in 2016 / 2017, will be presented with certificates and prizes. It is a whole school event and we are pleased to recognise the excellent attendance records of these boys.
The school will re-open on Wednesday, 30th August. We look forward to welcoming the boys back to school and look forward to the year ahead.
The school will close at 12.00 p.m. on Friday, 30 June 2017 for the Summer vacation. We would like to take this opportunity to thank all members of our school community for their courtesy and support during the year. We wish you all a very pleasant summer break and look forward to seeing you all when the school re-opens at 8:50 a.m. on Wednesday, 30 August 2017.
As our Golden Jubilee celebrations draw to a close, we are delighted to announce the launch of our book ‘Celebrating 50 Years of St Colmcille’s B.N.S.’. This book was launched on Wednesday 21 June. There were many interesting stories told by our guest speaker on the night, Mr James Bennett. Mr Bennett joined the staff of our school in 1970, became Principal in 1980 and retired in 2015. In attendance on the night were current and past members of staff, including Mrs Josephine McCague and Mr Dan O’Reilly, both of whom were members of the teaching staff in 1966 when our school opened. Also in attendance were past pupils Declan Power and Kieran Duff who were pupils in 1966 as well as other past and present pupils, past and current members of our Board of Management, and members of the parental body.
The book is thematic in its layout. It opens with a brief history of the school and the changes and improvements to the buildings and grounds over the past 50 years. The next section includes interviews with past pupils from each of the five decades, as well as interviews with teachers from each of the five decades. The next section details the ancillary staff, student council and other groups within our school community. Then follows a comprehensive section covering the events and activities of the past 50 Years. The final section has class photographs featuring all of our current pupils and some of their views on our school.
This 80 page publication is filled with coloured photographs and is a fascinating read for anyone who has had an association with or interest in our school during its 50 Year history.
How to order:
There are a limited number of copies still available. These can be purchased from the school office at a cost of €12. To place an order, please phone (01) 8405132 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Please allow €3 postage within the Republic of Ireland & NI, or €5.50 for an address anywhere in the rest of the world. All proceeds go directly to the school.
Ní neart go cur le chéile!
This year’s class photographs are now available to view under the ‘Class Photographs’ tab above
The School Calendar for 2017-2018 has now been uploaded to this website. It can be found under the ‘Dates for Diary’ tab above or by clicking here.
Our Fun Run will take place on Tuesday, 14 March (weather permitting). As we preparing to celebrate St Patrick’s Day on Friday, the boys are encouraged to wear some festive clothing, or their green school tracksuits for the Fun Run. All sponsorship cards and money should be returned to school this week. Many thanks to everyone who has supported our Fun Run. Go raibh maith agaibh!
Our multicultural evening will take place on Tuesday, 4 April from 7-9 p.m. in the school hall. All parents are welcome to attend this wonderful evening of great food from around the world. There will also be face painting, lucky envelope draw, great raffle prizes and goody bags for sale.
We still have places available if parents would like to cook. We would like to have as many cultures as possible represented. Also, if any parent has an unwanted gift they would like to donate towards our raffle, it can be left in to school office between 8.50 a.m. and 3.00 p.m.
We look forward to meeting you on the 4 April.
Some photographs taken at the Multicultural Evening in 2015:
Well done to the members of our Quiz Team who took part in the Leinster Final of the Credit Unions’ Quiz on Saturday 4 March. The boys answered a fantastic 80 questions correctly, but unfortunately that wasn’t enough to qualify for the All-Ireland final. Many thanks to the boys, their parents and teachers for their hard work and commitment over the past few months.
Our Book Fair will run from Monday 6 – Thursday 9 March in the school hall. This is a great opportunity for the boys to purchase books at very reasonable prices. In addition, a percentage of the profits made during the Book Fair is returned to the school in free books for our class libraries!