TY students were invited to take part in a Philosophy Photography Calendar Competition. 

The brief was: 'Take a photo of one thing for every day we are in isolation that made you think and wonder about the nature of human existence. Create a visual calendar with a brief explanation of the philosophical question associated with the image.'

Well done to the winner, Benjamin Bradley in 4C. Here are some examples from his calendar. 

Students in 1C and 2C were given an assignment by their RE teacher Ms O'Brien Quinn to create spring wreaths from flora and fauna in their gardens. The aim of the project was to celebrate Easter, to welcome Spring and to enjoy the fruits of nature in our locality. Well done to the winners Seán Radcliffe and Reuben O'Neill on their very creative wreaths. 

What's Your Story? A Day in My Life: Living Under the COVID-19 Pandemic 

EducateMagis invites students from all Jesuit schools around the world to share their stories with each other as we live through these uncertain times.

“There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear.” (1John 4:18)


In approx. 200 words (3-4 paragraphs), describe what your typical day has been like since the outbreak of COVID-19. Here are some questions to consider:

  • What is happening with the coronavirus crisis in your country?

  • How have these changes impacted your daily routines?

  • Wha...

'Helping Souls' was Ignatius’s practice of accompanying others on their journey with God. 

To meet every visitor to this site where they are at on their individual spiritual journey, Ms Clarke has created three resource lists, which are being updated regularly. Throughout this crisis we put particular emphasis on supporting you and your loved ones with help, advice and wisdom from around the world. See our 'Soul Feed' resource page here.

'Reading gives us someplace to go when we have to stay where we are.' (Mason Cooley)
In this new Instagram account we'll share book recommendations from students and staff .
If you'd like to recommend a book, send a photo and a brief description in a Direct Message to the ZagaReads account, or email the information to Ms McNamara.

Pope Francis meditated on the calming of the storm from the Gospel of Mark during the prayer service over which he presided on the steps of St Peter's Basilica on Friday evening. Read the full text here.

We would like to remind our students of the absolute need to practice social and physical distancing, and of the need to minimise physical contact with each other, to help avoid the spread of Covid-19. We advise you to avoid meeting up and in all circumstances to adhere to HSE guidelines. The restrictions on congregating are for the safety of everyone in our communities, especially the most vulnerable.

See here for Department of Education and Skills advice to young people while schools are closed.

Pope Francis invites us all to a global reciting of the Lord's Prayer today at 11am (in Ireland). Let's join together in unity and support. For more see video here

In addition, the Pope invites Catholics of the entire world to unite themselves spiritually with him in a Prayer Service from Saint Pater's Square on Friday next, 27th March 2020 at 18.00 (in Italy) / 17.00 (in Ireland).  

The prayer will conclude with Benediction of the Most Blessed Sacrament imparted 'Urbi et Orbi'. 

We hope as always that all members of our school community remain safe and well. It is an enormously challenging time for us all. We are doing our very best to touch base with students and parents as often as we can. It is evident how much the staff and students miss each other and yearn for a return to the humdrum of College life and all the social interaction which once seemed mundane and unremarkable. It gives us sustaining hope to see the campus flourishing with spring growth and it is heartening to witness the building team continuing to work on the Astro Pitch. Until it is safe fo...

All students have an Office 365 account, which gives access to various online programmes (e.g. Word, Powerpoint), as well as to the Outlook email programme. To log in to Office 365, click here. You will need your username, which is a gonzaga.ie email address, and your Office365 password.

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