Grammar and road safety

17th January 2014

As part of Ms. Dooley’s CSPE class, three Syntax boys, Jeff McCourt (pictured above), David Murtagh (below) and Jack Spicer promoted road safety by taking photos with a person on the ‘phone in a car. Their action project was based on the concept of law. The class has done many things in this action project like…read more

Scientists put to the test

16th January 2014

On Thursday 14th November, six students from Rhetoric took part in the regional Irish Science Teachers Association quiz in NUI Maynooth. The quiz consisted of eight rounds of six questions and a wide range of knowledge and understanding of the three core sciences studied here in the school would prove essential. Four out of the six…read more

New Foundation for an Old School

14th January 2014

Clongowes Wood College Foundation has been re-launched following a short period of inactivity, with a new energetic team. The Foundation’s responsibility is to nurture relationships and secure funding to realise the agreed development plans of the College and the Alberto Hurtado Bursary Programme. The new team comprises: Martin Nugent            Chair…read more

From poetry to poetry in motion

10th January 2014

It was a busy first term for Transition Year and Skills Week was no exception. Barry Murphy (Syntax) takes us through it… Steve Murray was back. With a vengeance. We knew his style from the poetry workshop we had earlier in the year and he had us laughing and learning from the off. He got…read more

Fighting For Jack

8th January 2014

With the New Year in full swing, White Collar Boxing provides its participants with the opportunity to shed some pounds and swap the safety and monotony of the office for the thrill of the boxing ring. On Monday next, thirty wannabe Tyson’s and Taylor’s will don boxing gloves for the first time as they begin…read more

The Secret Life of Bees and other stories

7th January 2014

The indefatigable Roisin O’Connell-Hussey (First Year Ladies Association rep) has been in touch to remind us about the next meeting of the Clongowes Book Club on next Sunday, 12th January, at 18.00 in the usual venue of the lounge beside the ref. This will be the third meeting of the group this year. Roisin has…read more

Fr. Jim Corkery S.J. to speak at Grammar Parent Day

6th January 2014

This year, the Grammar Parent Day will take place on Sunday 12th January 2014, as indicated on the school calendar. We are very pleased to announce that Fr. Jim Corkery S.J. will be our guest speaker. Fr. Corkery S.J. is associate Professor of Theology at the Milltown Institute, Dublin.  In 2009, he published Joseph Ratzinger’s…read more

President Michael Sheil SJ

4th January 2014

The Irish Federation of Jesuit Alumni (IFJA) is a representative body for the Past Pupil Unions of Jesuit schools in Ireland. It exists to facilitate communication between Jesuit alumni/ae, both at national and international level. Fr. Michael Sheil SJ, Rector of Clongowes, is the current President, while the Secretary/ Treasurer is Gerard Long (Belvedere). The…read more

Making a Mark in music

2nd January 2014

Mark Thomas, Poetry, was recently successful in his Violin audition for the National Youth Orchestra (NYO) of Ireland. He is currently attending a course in Kilkenny College, where he is rehearsing for 9 hours a day before taking part in a Gala Concert at the National Concert Hall on 4th January under the baton of…read more

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