Trad for Trócaire – 2019

12th November 2019

Trad for Trócaire is a national fundraising campaign initiated after the devastating Haiti earthquake in 2010 which had over 230,000 fatalities. Music teacher, Mrs Catherine Heslin founded the Clongowes Trad Group back in 2008 who were invited to launch the Trad for Trócaire campaign in both 2014 and 2015. They now organise many events over…read more

We Are Now a Droichead School

11th November 2019

Clongowes is delighted to announce that we are now a registered Droichead School which means that our newly qualified teachers are welcomed into a supportive and structured environment. Droichead (meaning ‘bridge’ in Irish) is an integrated professional framework for newly qualified teachers (NQTs) with the main objective of ensuring that teachers are provided with the…read more

Duck Push Christmas Shop

8th November 2019

Cards and Baubles This year’s Duck Push Christmas shop is open for business with some festive items that will raise funds for Duck Push 2020.   Clongowes Christmas Baubles The beautifully handcrafted bauble is a limited edition with only a small number being produced for the Duck Push. The white bauble is 80mm in diameter,…read more

Inter-House Character Dress-Up Day

7th November 2019

The third Inter-House Book Character Dress-Up Day took place on Wednesday the 6th of November – the brainchild of the ever-innovative Ms O’Loughlin, our school librarian. The annual event never disappoints and there is always great excitement for all involved as students of all ages, work in their various Houses, to bring the various fictional…read more

Study Skills for Elements & Rudiments

6th November 2019

As the school year got underway, Elements and Rudiments year groups attended an illuminating Learning and Study Skills Workshop as well as engaging in a further Wellbeing Programme. The students engaged in practical learning and self-awareness skills and learned some very useful techniques to boost their memory and improve exam grades. The workshops were delivered…read more

Climate Action Week

25th October 2019

Ireland’s third Climate Action Week took place from the 14th to the 20th of October. Green Schools is Ireland’s leading environmental management and education programme for schools. Joey Kennedy (Grammar) founded Clongowes own Green-Schools Committee back in January 2018. Joey, the Chair of the Committee, explained that the event aims to promote the fight against climate…read more

Wellness Day – Oct 2019

25th October 2019

This year’s Wellness Day took place on Wednesday the 23rd October opening in the Boys’ Chapel with keynote speaker Jack Kavanagh (OC ’11), who sustained a life-changing spinal cord injury in 2012 at just 20 years old. Wellness Day involved an eclectic mix of energetic, reflective and relaxing activities including drumming, meditation and walks in…read more

Annual Mathematical Modelling 2019

23rd October 2019

The annual Maths Modelling project for Syntax and Poetry groups commenced on Tuesday the 8th of October with a presentation and workshop in the Science, Art and Technology building at Clongowes. The Maths Modelling Project aims to solve ‘real-world problems’ with mathematics. The students work to build mathematical models in a bid to address the…read more

NYC Reunion

17th October 2019

A reunion of Old Clongownians who currently reside in North America took place on Saturday the 28th of September at the National Arts Club on Gramercy Park in New York City. The dinner was attended by just short of 50 people of which, 32 were past pupils of the College. The incoming President of the…read more

Duck Push Presentation

15th October 2019

On Thursday 10th October, a group of boys from Poetry presented a cheque for €56,000, proceeds from the 2019 Duck Push, to medical staff and members of the fundraising team at Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital Crumlin. The equipment is of critical importance in the Hospital’s Radiology Department wherein the region of 8,000 examinations are performed…read more

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