Thank you very much to Mr Patrick Haughey, Irish Ambassador to Poland, for visiting our school on Tuesday as part of the Global Ireland Schools 2022 programme. 5th and 6th Year students and members of the debating and Model United Nations societies were very interested to hear about the life of a diplomat and the work of the Department of Foreign Affairs. Thanks to Dr Tuite for organising the event and to Mr Lynch and Cilian Murphy for taking photos. More photos here.
We are encouraging all First Years to take part in this year’s MS Readathon, which runs for the month of November. This project has the dual aim of promoting reading for pleasure and raising funds for the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Ireland. Participants get sponsorship to read as many books as they can during November. Everyone who signs up will have their own fundraising page, and all the fundraising is done online. Parents of First Years have been sent instructions on Co
Congratulations to the cast and crew of the recent Sixth Year Play: The Man Who Came to Dinner by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart, directed by Ms M. Ní Bhraonáin and Mr A. Finucane. It was performed on 12 - 14 October Thanks to Ms R. McCarthy, Art Director, for the photos of the set building. More photos by Mr Lynch and Andrew Conan can be found on our Flickr page.
Well done to the following students who have had projects accepted for the BT Young Scientist and Technology exhibition in the RDS in January 2023: Joe Molloy, 2A: ‘Creating New AI Proof Captchas’ – The project will develop new captchas to protect websites from AI that are easier to understand for humans yet even more secure from artificial intelligence. Eoin O’Herlihy, 2A and Oscar Malone, 2C: ‘A Sustainable Method Of Storing Wind Energy For Days When Wind Is Not Available’
Last week for Climate Action Week we carried out a survey to see how our students usually travel to school. We were very pleased that 82% of students use either active or public transport to get to school. On Tuesday of this week we attended a screening of I Am Greta , a documentary about Greta Thunberg, in the Lighthouse Cinema, followed by a talk by climate activist Ceara Carney. Thank you very much to the Environmental Education Unit in An Taisce for organising this inspir
We were delighted to welcome back the Classes of 2001, 2011, 2002, 2017, and 1982 recently for reunions. See our Past Pupil Reunions page for more details and more photos. If you are a Past Pupil and would like to register your contact details with us, please fill in this form.
Congratulations to all 21 Gonzaga delegates who took part in the Terenure Model United Nations over the weekend, especially to the first time speakers. Special mention to Johnny Cunnane (2D) and Justin Ikwu (5B), who both won distinguished delegates awards.
- Well done to the following TY students who took part in the Past Pupils Golf event in Elm Park on Friday 30 September, and thank you to Ben Carroll for taking photos of the event. See more photos here. Patrick Masterson; Dan O’Mahony; Olly Riley; Oliver Martin; James O’Dwyer; Bill Shelley. - The Junior golf team of Marcus O’Grady (3A), Robert Sweetman (1B), and Jack Conlon (2C) represented the College in the recent Leinster Schools qualifying competition in Delgany GC, Co.
Over the summer, seven Sixth Year students took part in the Ever to Excel programme in Boston College. This programme is guided by the wisdom of Saint Ignatius of Loyola, and aims to help participants to learn more about their place in the world and how to create a more meaningful life through the lens of Ignatian spirituality. Thanks to Ms Denny for accompanying the students. Below are some of their impressions of the week. And you can watch a video about the programme h