Academics - Clongowes Wood College

Jack Wins Prestigious STEM Awards at ISEF

21st May 2024

In November 2023, Jack Shannon Rhetoric (6th Year) student was crowed the National Winner of SciFest, booking his place as the only Irish representative at the Regeneron International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) in Los Angeles this month accompanied by his teacher, Ms Nolan, Scifest STEM Teacher of Excellence 2023.  Jack’s project took first place…read article

Model UN

22nd March 2024

In February a group of Transition Year students took part in the Model UN event at Wesley College, Dublin.  Student, Jack Reams shared his experiences of the 2 day Model UN. “On the 23rd of February a group of students including myself embarked on a journey we will never forget by attending the annual Model…read article

SciFest at Clongowes 2024

28th February 2024

The annual SciFest STEM fair at Clongowes took place on February 22nd in the Science, Art and Technology building. Elements students have been working hard on their diverse and very interesting projects so they were keen to showcase their work to students, staff and external judges. Founder and CEO of SciFest, Sheila Porter said: “The…read article

SciFest National Champion 2023

4th December 2023

Congratulations Jack Shannon (Rhetoric) SciFest National Champion 2023! Jack will now represent Ireland at the prestigious 2024 Regeneron International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) in Los Angeles. Jack’s project looks at peatland restoration using remote sensing techniques.  As part of his project,  Jack investigated two distinct peatland sites to assess the effectiveness of various imaging…read article

Outstanding Leaving Certificate Results 2023

30th September 2023

Huge congratulations to the students of Rhetoric 2023 who recently received a very strong set of Leaving Certificate Results. 75.3% of the year group achieved over 450 points, compared to the national average of 38.5% 33% achieved over 550 points compared to the national average of 13.2% A remarkable seven students recorded the maximum 625…read article

House Leaders 2022 / 2023

27th May 2022

Congratulations to the Poetry students who have been selected as the incoming House Leaders for next academic year 2022-23. House Leaders play an important role in the College, working in service of the school and their fellow students.  There are ten Houses at Clongowes, and each House is made up of a cross-section of boys…read article

Academy – The Military/Political Genius of Napoleon Bonaparte

6th May 2022

  Last week saw Toby Griffin deliver the final Academy of the school year.  It was only fitting that the Academy 2021/2022 was brought to a close by its standing President.   Toby began by thanking the students and staff members with special mention to Fr Michael Sheil SJ and Fr Barney McGukian SJ from…read article

Academy – “Robert Mugabe: Liberator or Destroyer?”.

29th April 2022

On Thursday 7th of April, James Wyse took to the Academy stage with a fascinating and detailed presentation entitled “Robert Mugabe: Liberator or Destroyer?”. James provided an in-depth profile on the Zimbabwean revolutionary and politician, Robert Mugabe, in terms, not only, of the historical record, but also the toll ‘the colonialist mentality’ took on the…read article

Academy – Centenary of Irish Independence – 100 Years On

8th April 2022

On Tuesday 5th April, Joey Kennedy (Poetry) delivered his presentation to the Academy with a paper entitled “Centenary of Irish Independence – 100 years on” to an audience of assembled staff and students in the beautiful setting of the Fr Peter Kenney SJ Library. To provide some background on The Clongowes Academy for those that…read article

Academy – The Flame of the French Resistance in WW2

25th March 2022

On Tuesday 22nd March the Academy returned with a very interesting paper from Benoit Clarke (Poetry) entitled: The Flame of the French resistance in WW2  To remind those that may be unfamiliar with the Academy:  The Academy was set up by Fr Hilary Lawton SJ, Prefect of Studies, back in the 1950s as a modern-day…read article

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