29th January 2013

Last Sunday, 27th January, parents of Syntax students were treated to an engaging presentation by Fr. Peter McVerry S. J. Fr. Peter is a well-known voice within Irish media, championing the rights of those on the margins of Irish society. Based on his book, The Meaning is in the Shadows, Fr. Peter related stories of…read more

Pope John Paul II Award- Aaron Doyle

29th January 2013

Last Friday, a student from Clongowes Wood College became the first student from the school to receive the Pope John Paul II Award. Moreover, Aaron Doyle received the highest award – the Gold Award, which was presented to him in the Seven Oaks Hotel by the Diocese of Kildare and Leighlin. The Awards ceremony was…read more

Grammar Parent Day: Alone and on Foot

22nd January 2013

  Last Sunday, 13th January, Clongowes hosted the Grammar Parent Day. The focus of the day was a 2008 publication by Fr. Brian Grogan S.J. Alone and On Foot. This is a biography on the life of St. Ignatius. The blurb on the rear of the book accurately states, “[this book] allows Ignatius to tell…read more

Weekend break this evening after class

18th January 2013

Weekend break for all school at 3:30pm. Parents meeting with management at 2:30 pm. Enjoy the weekend. See you Monday.

C.W.C. Academy: Daniel Giles

17th January 2013

Tonight, Thursday 17th of November, Daniel Giles will present his 2nd C.W.C. Academy paper entitled “The Chance of Life- The 5 Keys of our Universe” in the Green Room at 9:15 p.m. WARNING: Contents of this paper may just blow your mind. As usual all Higher Line, Staff and Parents are invited to attend. Please…read more

Why Young Adults Need Ignatian Spirituality

16th January 2013

How can a spirituality that was developed in the sixteenth century help young people today to ‘develop a vocabulary of faith’? Tim Muldoon describes the distinctive appeal of the spiritual teachings of St Ignatius Loyola, and suggests that Ignatian spirituality is uniquely placed to meet the needs and questions of today’s young adults. Read on…read more

Extreme Elements

16th January 2013

In place of the previously planned tour to Belfast, Monday the 14th of January saw Elements on an extreme excursion to Adventure Centre in Courtlough, Balbriggan. Messrs. McElwee and Bowen led the charge with the Elements boys enjoying a series of high ropes hi-jinx, rock-climbing and team building tasks. Much fun had by all…read more

G’Day to our new Gappies

15th January 2013

We would like to wish a warm Clongowes welcome in this cold January week to our new batch of Australian Gap Students- Lachlan Moody (Scots College, Warwick),  James Quinn (St. Josephs College Sydney), Josh Schwager (St. Josephs College, Sydney) Daniel Sheehan (St. Ignatius College Riverview, Sydney) & Sam Hartwig (St. Ignatius College Riverview, Sydney) Fresh…read more

C.W.C. Academy: Ben Osborne

10th January 2013

Last evening, Ben Osborne presented his second Academic Paper on “The Story of Language.” He gave a detailed and animated account of the history and tumultuous beginnings of the English language, revealing how English, through countless threats and near brushes with extinction has evolved and persevered to become globally recognised and utilised. Congratulations to Ben…read more

Rainbows Program to be Introduced in C.W.C.

21st December 2012

Clongowes will offer the Rainbows program from January. The goal of Rainbows is to offer support to participants to cope with bereavement or separation in the family. This is accomplished by: Peer support, trained facilitators, discovery of personal coping tools, acknowledgement and expression of feelings and support to integrate and adapt to significant loss. For further…read more

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