Dancing for the Philippines

4th February 2014

In the immediate aftermath of the Typhoon Haiyan disaster in the Philippines the Rector, Fr Michael Sheil SJ, launched an appeal for relief funds from the wider Clongowes family. Just before Christmas (on the 18th of December) Grammar students met the challenge with one of their own when they hosted a social evening with the…read more

Is Christ divided?

31st January 2014

Last week on Sunday, January 19th Christians throughout the world came together to celebrate Christian Unity Week.  In what has become an annual tradition at Clongowes, we were blessed by the presence of some staff and students from The King’s Hospital School who joined us for our Sunday mass and spent the day in Clongowes….read more

Winning in the rain…

30th January 2014

Clongowes Wood College 34: Kilkenny College 15 Despite months of relentless toil and commitment, the Clongowes SCT 2014 realised that the hard work was only beginning as they were greeted by miserable morning skies on Wednesday (29th, January). However, Fergal Cleary’s troops failed to let the weather dampen their focus ahead of an awkward tie…read more

Learning to dance in the rain

23rd January 2014

A Seminar for Parents on Adolescent Mental Health Parents, you are cordially invited to attend a Seminar on Adolescent Mental Health next Monday, 27th January at 19.15 in the Boys’ Chapel. The seminar is timed to coincide with the return to school by boys after their forthcoming weekend break and will consist of a talk…read more

Perpetual debating success

21st January 2014

Just before Christmas (Tuesday, December 17th) a team of three Poetry students attended a parliamentary style debate in the Naas County Council building to defend the Liam O’Connell Perpetual Trophy and oppose the motion that “This house believes that the future health and wealth of Europe is heavily dependent on the successful development of renewable…read more

More Gaps in the schedule at Clongowes

20th January 2014

The start of January saw the arrival of the latest batch of GAP students from a land down under. Mr Tony Egan was swift to ensure that they were warmly welcomed by the college community and they have settled in quickly. We asked the college photographer, Mr David Nelson to provide a snapshot to accompany…read more

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

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