The Green Schools committee have organised several events this week for Climate Action Week 2019.
Thank you to Eamon Ryan TD for an inspiring talk in the school Chapel this morning.
We are also happy to announce the results of our Green Code competition. The winning English-language entry is 'Energy misused cannot be re-used' by David Egan in 1st year. Seán Radcliffe in 2nd year wins the Irish-language competition for 'Sábháil inniu, mair amárach'.
This Friday, 18 October, we have organised a Swap Shop, with the aim of encouraging re-use and reducing the amount of plastic and other materia...
Six in a row!!!
Gonzaga A: 2019 Millfield Champions! We won five board prizes: Danny Dwyer, Leo Phelan, Sean Hunter, Liam Ó Laoide and James Crowley. Thanks to our wonderful host, Matthew Turner GM.
Gonzaga B: 2nd in the Major section and three board prizes for Thomas Cooney, Charles Ridgeway and Macdara Hickey.
Huge congratulations to everyone involved!
The class of 2020 presents A Few Good Men by Aaron Sorkin. See photos here.
The play is a thrilling courtroom drama about Lt Daniel Kaffee (Cillian O Donnell), a young and inexperienced military lawyer defending two U.S. marines charged with killing a fellow marine at the Guantanamo Bay Naval Base in Cuba. Although Kaffee is known for seeking plea bargains, a fellow lawyer, Lt. Joe Galloway (Conor Finlay), convinces him that the accused marines were most likely carrying out an order from a commanding officer. Will Kaffee try and make a deal or go head to head with the fearsome Colonel Na...
The MS Readathon runs from 11 October – 11 November this year.
All 1st, 2nd and 3rd year students are invited to take part. Boys collect sponsorship for all books they read during this time, and the funds raised go to the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Ireland. See here for details.
More information and sponsorship packs are available in the school Library.
The Gonzaga team of volunteers has returned from the Dublin Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes 2019. We were very happy to meet so many past pupil and parent volunteers over there. It was a very rewarding and enriching experience for everyone involved. On the last night of the Pilgrimage, current and past pupils gathered and lit a candle for the intentions of the whole community, and in remembrance of our deceased friends.
This August, the Sixth Year Ancient Greek class spent a week in Greece to study as many temples, theatres, treasuries, sculptures, and vases that we could squeeze into our itinerary. We visited important archeological sites and museums such as the Athenian Acropolis and Agora, Delphi, Olympia, Mycenae, Epidauros, and the National Archeological Museum of Athens.
Students from all years are invited to take part in two creative writing projects:
1. What will the future bring?
A writing competition in conjunction with St Peter's Prep, a Jesuit high school in New Jersey. Interested students are ask to create a work of fiction or poetry which imagines what the future's environmental challenges might look like:
Will certain crops be extinct and areas of the globe be uninhabitable? What new industries might arise due to climate change? Do you imagine the political conversation regarding the environment will be similar to that of today? Whatever your ans...