The Gonzaga College SJ Union Spring Webinar is being held on Thursday 29th April at 7pm. Guests include Headmaster Damon McCaul, past pupil and broadcaster David Davin-Power (class of '70) and past pupil and teacher in the College Gareth Pelly (class of '92). All welcome to tune in, just click here and register in advance!
For Earth Day, we thought we'd share some of the wildflowers we have recently recorded in our 'Managed for Wildlife' areas near the back gate and junior pitch. The long grasses and wildflowers that appear in these areas provide food and shelter for all sorts of wildlife, particularly pollinators. Next time you're walking past, why not see how many different species you can spot there?
*Update 22 April: Many thanks to everyone who attended and contributed to this webinar. A recording of the event can be accessed here.* Join us for an evening with New York based Jesuit Jake Braithwaite when we deepen our understanding of the Ignatian perspective on stewardship and how we can embody a compassionate commitment towards all of creation. The event will take place at 7.30pm on Monday 19 April on Zoom and all are welcome. To register, email Siobhán McNamara (librar
The Chamber Group received Music ties today, to celebrate their second place in the Chamber Music competition at the Wesley Interschools festival 2019, with their arrangement of “Libertango”, by Astor Piazzolla. It was their first time entering this competition, against some very serious musicians, so the standard was extremely high. Congratulations to Ms O'Brien and to all the musicians: Henry Li (6th Year) Violin Henry Li (5th Year) Violin Johnny Blake (3rd Year) Violin Lo
To mark Earth Day 2021 (Thursday 22 April) the SVP and Green Schools committees are organising a clothes donation drive. By donating clothes, you are not only supporting the SVP’s Vincent’s shops – all of which have been closed for months and are in need of stock for when they can reopen - but you are also supporting the environment in a variety of ways; less rubbish going to landfill, promoting second-hand clothes, avoiding fast fashion, and supporting a circular economy. Ba
Pianist Joe O'Grady wins Ursula Uí Chuinneagáin Bursary for Young Pianists Very well done to Joe O'Grady in Third Year who was awarded a bursary of €2,000 and a beautiful Waterford crystal trophy for his superb performance in the final of this year's Royal Irish Academy of Music competition. This generous bursary is provided by Ursula's son, Luke, in recognition of her contribution to music in Ireland, and offers talented young pianists financial support and encouragement to
**Update 13 April: a total of €3168 was raised on Daffodil Day; sincere thanks to everyone who donated** *Update 26 March: thanks to everyone, both onsite and at home, who wore yellow and donated to the Irish Cancer Society today. So far over €2000 has been raised between online and onsite donations. See more photos of the day on our Flickr page here* This year we will be holding our Daffodil Day event on Friday March 26th, 2021. Daffodil Day is a day for us all to give hope