Every year we invite students to take part in the MS Readathon. It runs for the month of November, and the aim is to encourage reading for pleasure while also raising money for the Multiple Sclerosis Society. You get sponsored to read as many books as you can during November. If you would like to take part, you have to be registered by a parent first. All parents have been emailed the registration link via Compass. Once you have been registered, you will then have your own fu
Well done to Ms Ní Bhraonáin, Irish teacher in Gonzaga and the new presenter of TG4’s Peil na mBan Beo coverage! The TG4 Ladies Football Championship in association with the LGFA is back on our screens soon. TG4 will be broadcasting nine live games, including the junior, intermediate and senior finals, with former Galway star and TG4 analyst Máire Ní Bhraonáin fronting the station's live broadcasts. On fronting Peil na mBan Beo Máire says, "Sport plays a prominent role in ou
The Green Schools Committee are organising several activities for Climate Action Week this week. All 2nd Years and TYs will attend screenings of the film '2040' in the Coulson Theatre. Thanks to the Environmental Education Unit of An Taisce for arranging these screenings. During RE classes, all students will have the chance to do an Ecological Examen and/or an outdoor sensory prayer walk during one lesson this week. At morning worship, there will be a Laudato Si inspired Litu
We were delighted to welcome Fr Leonard Moloney SJ, Irish Provincial, to Gonzaga College SJ last week to bless and formally open our new 3G astro pitch.
He was joined by Gonzaga College SJ rector Fr John O’Keefe, Headmaster Damon McCaul, parent representative (and tireless supporter of Gonzaga rugby) Mr Peter Meagher, Director of Finance Fiachra Etchingham and Development Manager Kathryn Grace. The sun shone throughout the poignant and inspiriting ceremony during which Fr Leo
The Transition Years are organising care packs for the homeless which will be given to the Capuchin Day Centre. Please have items ready for collection by Monday 19 October. See Ms Crawford in Room 16 for more details. Please bring in at least one of the following items: ● Socks ● Sleeping bags ● Hats ● Scarves ● Gloves ● Deodorant ● Toothpaste ● Shampoo/Conditioner ● Shower gel ● Body lotion ● Hairbrush/Comb ● Playing cards ● Lip balm/Chapstick ● Nutrition bars/Sweets/Chocola
As the pandemic has halted temporarily the rotation of archive items in the display cabinet, the Archive section of the website will regularly publish a few photos. The College has just celebrated its 70th birthday so some very early photos are attached. Check out our Archive page for more information and photographs.
As part of Mental Health Awareness week, 6C are running a charity fundraiser on Friday where they are asking students and staff to wear Odd Socks in and to donate €2 to Jigsaw (youth mental health charity). All support would be very welcome. If you'd prefer to contribute online you can do so here.
Sixth year student David Blake (S6A) was among the six finalists at the 2020 Top Security Frank Maher Classical Music Awards on Friday 2nd October. With a €5,000 top prize, it is Ireland’s largest such competition for secondary schools. David, who plays the cello, performed two pieces; ‘Sonata in G Minor,Op.65 for Cello and Piano (Largo)’ by Frédéric Chopin and ‘Variations on a Rococo Theme, Op.33’ by Piotr Ilitch Tchaikovsky. David was presented with a €300 bursary as were