ST. CONLETH'S NEWS

Stylish Swansong

You will have to wait a bit longer for the full array of news, photos and video highlights from Graduation …more

How Are We Doin’?

A few months back we enjoyed a ‘whole-school’ inspection and the Department of Education will soon be publishing its findings …more

Sail Ahoy!

First Year Russell Bolger spent a gruelling four days racing at the trials for the Irish Optimist Sailing teams at …more

Everybody Do Your Share!

We actually find Barney the Purple Dinosaur even more inspirational than Hillary Clinton, particularly his little ditty about taking care …more

To Protect and To Serve

St. Conleth’s After and Pre-School Czar Cecilia welcomed An Garda Síochána to St. Conleth’s and the Juniors got so excited …more

Summer Exams

We have been warned that we should deliver such an important item of news as the Summer Exam Schedule without …more

The Last Fence

Yes, our Conlethian contingent of debonair duellists did approach their last ‘fence’ of the season but unlike the figurative horse, …more

Power Lunch

Past Past Pupils Union President Donal Milmo-Penny and Current PPU Pres John Carvill organised the first ever St. Conleth’s Business …more

Rhythm is a Dancer

Junior School Principal Tony Kilcommons’s recreational activities have been assumed to consist mostly of the traditional, robust sports and agricultural …more

Tennis, Anyone?

The Senior School hockey, rugby and basketball teams have thrilled us with their multiple finals and semi-finals and their efforts …more

Relatively Recent History

Apologies for not posting this sooner, but the combined Junior and Senior School Parents Association produced a fantastic newsletter back …more

Absorbing the Hits

Apparently, when Mr. Trenier heard that his Transition Years were organising a fundraiser for the Irish Wheelchair Association he mistakenly …more

Zorro Strikes Again!

Third Year Claudio Sosa has once again established his credentials as one of the best fencers in Ireland: notice, we …more

Health 2.0

Health Week at St. Conleth’s wrapped up with an Aware talk on mental resilience by GAA legend Kevin McManamon (he …more

Fratres in Armis!

Parent Robert Smyth mixes two noble professions, fencing and Latin, long associated with St. Conleth’s, in his latest report from …more

Out On a High Note!

As always, our Spring Semester ended on a high note, with our Annual School Concert filling the Performance Hall with …more

Ready, Steady…Go!

St. Conleth’s hosted another very successful AIJS Athletics Championships last week at Irishtown Stadium and, this time, we even won …more

Bon Appetit!

Ms. Crowley’s Second Years completed their research on the regions of France and then served up some of the local …more

Sci’s the Limit!

Mr. Callaghan led a merry band of First and Second Years to SciFest where two teams topped their groups and …more

Fast… As You Can!

Whether it is Yom Kippur, Ramadan or good, old-fashioned Lent, fasting is intertwined with religious practice. It is a link …more

Bling, Bling!

Yes, the rugby boys had their heavy metal year in 2016, when they added a treble of trophies to that …more

Grand Designs!

Somewhere back in the mists of time, not long after the Norman invasion itself, Mr. Peter Gallagher inaugurated a Castle-building …more

A Golden Year!

We have made the comparisons before and we stand by them: the 2018-2019 First Year Rugby is so good that …more

Science is Just a Blast!

Last September, Mr. Trenier started the Junior School After-School Science and Maths Clubs and they have been going like gangbusters …more

Orals and Practicals!

Never mind the fake news that has been floating around the place, the following is straight from Ms. Killen, which …more

Negotiating the Minefield

Anyone with teenagers can attest to the difficulties involved in discussing the ‘big’ issues in life, and the preponderance of …more

Gang Gaeilge!

During Seachtain na Gaeilge even a school which lies at the top of Waterloo and Wellington Roads comes out ‘all Irish’! …more

The Peace Child Wows Them!

For One Night Only! Last Thursday night, the Junior School Musical, ‘The Peace Child’, premiered in our stately Performance Hall, …more

Start Your Theatrics!

Our Second Years are often accused of being a bit ‘dramatic’, even ‘histrionic’: something about this age group makes them …more

End of an Era

The 2019 SCT bowed out nobly in the Leinster Schools McMullen Senior Cup Semifinal versus Gormanston College this past week. …more

Let Us Eat Cake!

To be honest, for all the lawyers, doctors and engineers we churn out of this place, it is not like …more

Citizen Cyclists

Next time a flash of spandex, go-pro and attitude nearly takes you out as you innocently step from the path… …more

Fifth Form Adventures

With all this hockey hullabaloo we have been a bit neglectful of our other newsmakers, particularly our little Conlethian brothers …more

Goin’ County!

Historically, St. Conleth’s is traditionally associated with sports that may be described as particularly ballsbidgy or even ‘mock-ascendancy’: we excel …more

Leinster Champions!

They have done it! It was a happy, historic hockey happening for St. Conleth’s, as the whole school downed tools …more

Into The Final!

Our Minor Hockey Girls are into the Leinster Final! A first in Hockey for St. Conleth’s. They beat Dundalk Grammar …more

Myles Better!

Junior School fencer Myles Moriarty-Smyth ventured to Scotland last weekend to fence in the Edinburgh stage of this season’s  Leon Paul …more

Hockey Hoopla!

Our Minor Hockey Girls Team is through to Leinster Semifinal! This historic hockey happening will take place on Friday vs. …more

Two Wheels Good!

Now, that’s a real ‘pick and roll’! TYs enjoyed a day of sporting fun with a social dimension as they …more

Carvill Takes Control

So, this is how liberty dies, with thunderous applause. Yes, the count has receded into the shadows and the chancellor …more

Rain or Shine…

…our Junior School Art Classes have a good time! Ms. Mellon somehow regularly gathers the anarchic energy of our Junior …more

Hockey Hits New Heights!

Our Minors won a thrilling penalty shoot-out over Mount Anville in the Quaterfinals of the Leinster’s. Head Coach Ms. Speller …more

The Debate is Over…

…and the motion has been carried:  “That this House declares St. Conleth’s to be the greatest debating school in the …more

Balling with the Best!

Another busy Conlethian international sportsman!   TY Luke Gilleran recently travelled with the Irish Basketball U17 Development squad to an …more

The Third Triumvirate?

As the gentleman involved here know well, there have only been two notable triumvirates in all of European history: those …more

Second Formers: Action Kids!

Mr. O’Brien and his Second Form certainly put all that new-fangled ‘co-operative learning’ and ‘kinetic intelligence’ into practice, and they …more

Hockey Hysteria!

Don’t tell Gav but the word on the DART, in the queues at D-Brook Fair and at the pilates and …more

A Vital Ingredient!

Student involvement in a school is obviously essential: if no students show up for school, we would soon be re-assigned …more

It’s a Long Way…

… to Tipperary, indeed, but the likely lads (and lady) seen below, who accompanied Ms. Sheppard and Mr. Carvill on a …more

World Class!

Fencing has been part of St. Conleth’s since the very beginning and regular readers would know how active and successful …more

Of Bankers and Buskers!

When you think ‘banker’ perhaps you think of the little moneybag grabbing Monopoly caricature… or, perhaps, some of the individual …more

Johnny, Do You Want Them Back?

Magic Boots!  Below you see our winners in the Junior School’s  aforementioned  ‘Johnny Sexton Legendary Drop Goal Boots Competition’.  Maybe Johnny …more

Power Sharing

Well, it has not worked to well up north recently, but at St. Conleth’s we are firm believers in ‘power-sharing’. …more

Lucky Boots!

Where were you when it happened?  Yes, when you are old and grey and the memories are starting to fade there …more

Know Your Limits!

Is Kamran Roseingrave-Salim the Olivier Giroud of Maths competitions?  Like the wonderfully whiskered Frenchman, Kamran and his ‘B Team’ cohorts …more

Music Hall Adventures

Both our Junior and Leaving Certificate Music students took trips to the National Concert Hall  this week to hear their …more

Cross Country Army!

Mr. Keenan does not do things by halves: when we say that sport at St. Conleth’s is all about participation, …more

A Thousand Words…

…is the supposed value of a picture but the frequent visitor to these pages knows that we often throw in …more

They’re (almost) Here!

Every great work needs its prequel!  Just click below for the full timetable for this year’s Junior and Leaving Certificate …more

SCT Hang Tough!

Our First Year Rugby team is making history with their season-long unbeaten run and our JCT recently joined the party …more

Hockey Happenings

It is getting rather repetitive reporting on hockey victories, such is the run of success currently being enjoyed by both …more

STEM Explorers!

Mr. Callaghan and his STEM staff sidekicks bravely took on the onerous task of leading three full years of Conlethians …more

Holiday Hoop News!

We already know that our U19 boys basketball team have continued their winning ways under Coaches Ingle and Gahan and …more

The So-Young Quartet!

Everyone knows that Conlethians are the coolest of cats and that 28 Clyde Road is hipster heaven but last Friday we …more

Christmas Crooners!

The Senior School Choir is at the heart of everything that we do musically  at St. Conleth’s- in fact, it …more

Christmas Cheerers!

At this time of year, much is bandied about about ‘The True Meaning of Christmas’.  We certainly do not claim …more

Party Time in After School!

Cecilia Franken, St. Conleth’s After-School Programme Co-Ordinator, knows how to throw a party! DJ, dancing, disco lights, limbo bar and …more

True Believers!

The first miracle of this Christmas season was Music Teacher Emer Hartnett’s almost unbelievable accomplishment of organising and executing the Junior School …more

Ballsbridge Fair

A TYer reports on their super-successful Christmas Fair (in partnership with Parents Association): The TY Christmas tree fair all started …more

Culture Vultures!

Long ago, Mrs. Patricia Kelleher initiated what has become a beloved Conlethian tradition: the Sheppard-Kelleher family invites Sixth Years out …more

A Conleth’s Christmas!

The Annual St. Conleth’s Traditional Christmas Fair is being held this year on Saturday, December 8th from 9.30-4pm. As well …more

The Write Stuff!

Masters of an almost lost Art!  Two of our Juniors have won ‘Highly Commended’ awards in the AIJS Handwriting Competition. …more

Christmas for Everyone!

With Black Thursdays, Cyber Mondays and various other promotions and mercantile devotions, it is easy to get all ‘wrapped up’ …more

Chessmen Return!

For too long we have let the fencers, the debaters  and the hockey and rugby players dominate the headlines:  we all …more

Please Speak Up!

Actually, it is quite a rare occurrence that a St. Conleth’s teacher needs to ask students to ‘speak up’: it …more

Hi-Tech Marvels!

The Junior School Parent Association has once again enabled us to stay on the cutting edge of technology.  Nevermind those …more

Ouch! My Astigmatism!

Actually, we are not exactly sure where on our body we are suffering from said condition, but the winning contestants …more

Our Chivalric Heroes!

Well, technically they do not actually compete on horses (yet), but our young fencing heroes do display all the necessary …more

Maths: It All Adds Up!

A few years ago,  a research report commissioned by UNESCO/UNICEF/The Illuminati found that Ireland’s schools were lagging behind the international …more

Rugby Teams Roll On!

Winning is obviously infectious.  Our First Year Rugby Team continued its record-setting start to the season with a blitz win at …more

Our Own Little Zorro?

In the dark times of Spanish Colonial administration of California, a masked hero emerged from the shadows of the Los …more

Sisters in Arms!

The St. Conleth’s Hockey Machine keeps rolling!  You have already read about our Minor team’s stunning early season success.  Now …more

A New Dynasty?

Will the Class of 2024 SCT rival the of the legendary, record-setting team of 2016? Well, the First Year rugby …more

Good Grief, Greif!

Are you sure that is safe?  Yes, we know we have molly-coddled our kids to the point where they risk …more

Together, We Are More!

Think of any of your favourite Power Rangers’ tagline and they all seem to apply here: Together, We Are More!;  Back …more

Batter Up!

The members of the PE Department at St. Conleth’s are actually rather open-minded and experimental for a bunch of jocks. …more

The Invincibles

Our Minor Hockey Girls are on a roll! Now 2-0, after beating Our Lady’s- Terenure 5-0. They have scored 10 …more

Over The Next Fence!

Another term, another fencing season….  This year the blade bar has been upped: James Moriarty-Smyth and Claudio Sosa, having been selected …more

Style and Substance

We expected nattily dressed gentlemen and girls in gorgeous gowns and we were certainly knocked out with the style, but we …more

Conlethians, Assemble!

Principal Donal ODulaing and School Captain Tomas Clancy led the first Senior School assembly of the year, but there was …more

What are Those?

The dearly departed, and sorely missed, Mr. Bolger was known for his collection of shoes.  (Have no fear: he has …more

SSE/SIP

School Self Evaluation is a very important process which we undertake each year and it is an integral part of …more

All in the Name of Science!

Mr. Kilcommons is running a lucrative side-business at St. Conleth’s: providing unwitting subjects for scientific research.  Some might question the …more

No Magic Bullets…

Even School Captain emeritus Harry Mansfield, who very soon will be handling real ammunition as a Defence Forces Officer Cadet, …more

Chrome Book Heaven

That long-awaited new album by Gary Numan?  No, it is simply where we are living nowadays at St. Conleth’s, as …more

And They’re Off!

Sings of the change in seasons: shorter evenings, darker mornings, leaf fall… and Conlethian fencing triumphs!  After a short summer …more

A Walk on the Wild Side

We have cultivated, nay, invented a good-natured competition regarding our Past Pupil accomplishments: Who has been more influential, the STEM-siders …more

Settling In…

It did not take long for our First Year Boys and Girls to find a suitable and satisfying place at …more

First Daze!

Actually, the students did not look dazed at all, hitting the ground running on their first day of the new …more

Eskimo Supreme?

For a relatively small school, St. Conleth’s punches far above its weight in many areas, including alumni accomplishment.  You have …more

Stop Doodling, Jack!

Yes, we ourselves were guilty of occasionally shouting that at Jack Siggins (Class of 2009) back when he was in …more

Back to School???

In this splendid summer weather it is almost a sin to mention those three words beloved of advertisers (and, sometimes, …more

And They’re Off!

The St. Conleth’s East Africa Expedition 2018 has landed in Djibouti! Troll through our news from the last few years …more

The Last Fence?

You knew the fencers would not give up the headlines to all that graduation hullabaloo without a fight.  Two fencing …more

And the Winner is…

…everybody!  Well, considering how beautifully Graduation Night went last Friday, everybody was a winner and it is almost a shame …more

A Fond Farewell!

The new Performance Space provided the perfect warm and cosy setting for the fitting finale to the Graduating Class of 2018’s …more

Nicholas Makes Metros!

Congratulations to Nicholas Cunningham Ash on making the U16 Leinster Metro Rugby squad for 2018/19.There were over 500 rugby players (including …more

Total Football!

Things did not look good for the Staff Team in the moments leading up to kick-off.  Yes, we had retained …more

Great Sports!

The exodus from one side of Dublin 4 to the other began at break-time, and though we lost a few …more

Basketbrawl!

The deck was stacked against the Staff basketball team from the start.  The Sixth Years (the Man City of schools …more

Project: Maths!

All this recent falafel about art, music and cooking has annoyed the STEM lords and stirred them to action!  You …more

La Grand Finale!

We bestow the title of ‘TY Masterchef Français’ as carefully as the Americans choose a president so it should be …more

Rara Avis!

Or should we say rarae aves? Our First Years do not need much to get them excited so when a real, …more

Art Matters!

Everywhere you look in St. Conleth’s, there is art: from Junior Infants to Sixth Years, each class and year seems …more

Master Chef, Français!

When the Dynamique Duo of the French Department, Ms. Crowley and Mr. Porzadny, sat down to discuss what innovative/interactive/’make your …more

By Sea and By Land!

Yes, like the Royal Marines, our Junior School Conlethians are successful on all fronts and in all environments!   Russell Bolger …more

CSPE DSPCA…AP?

It is all about the abbreviations these days in education… and you probably have not yet even heard about the …more

The Home of Debate

We were already the ‘home of debate’ in the way that Brazil is the home of football but with John …more

Fraternité and Fun!

Well, not quite, as both Transition Year and Fifth Form are now co-educational, but 1/3 of the French national motto …more

Holy Steps!

The front steps of 28 Clyde Road have always been a favourite spot for the photographic capture of significant moments …more

TYs, By the Seaside!

Cross-curricular was the name of the game as our TYs united under the flags of Chemistry and Geography, and the …more

Know-It-Alls!

Two teams from the Junior School represented the school in the AIJS Table Quiz  hosted by St. Gerard’s JS.  It …more

Tennis, Anyone?

Nestled as we are between the shadow-dappled courts of Herbert Park and the power and prestige of the Fitzwilliam Lawn …more

Girl Power!

Yes, we all enthusiastically welcomed the arrival of full co-education a couple of years ago and, yes, we knew that …more

Ready, Steady…. Go!

The ubiquitous Tony Barry once famously competed in all seven events at an athletics meet,  a couple of which for …more

La Vie en Rose!

Mr. Porzadny took Transition Year to see the French Film “Le voyage de Fanny” at the IFI. They also enjoyed …more

Screen Safer!

Do you remember this? 1,2,3,4,5,6, Safe Cross Code/Remember, one, look for a safe place/  two, don’t hurry, stop and wait…. …more

Serve’s Up!

The Senior School basketball and hockey teams have thrilled us with their multiple finals and semi-finals and their efforts have …more

Career Opportunities

Our dedicated Guidance Counsellor Anne Ryan organises an endless stream of visitors, from universities near and far, who speak to …more

Champions!

The St. Conleth’s U16 Boys Basketball Team torched Blackrock College in the Semifinals and then steamrolled St. Andrew’s in the …more

Their Next Holy Step!

There is ample evidence in these pages that we attend to the bodies and brains of our students,  but authorities no less …more

Splashdown!

Yes, we dare compare the heroics of Lonergan, Trenier, Weatherley, Mansfield and Steyn with the triumphant return of Armstrong, Aldrin …more

School Closed: Wed.-Fri.

School Closed: Wed.-Fri.

St. Conleth’s College, both Junior and Senior Schools will be closed Wednesday- Friday, 28/2-2/3, by order of the Department of …more

Do You Hear What I Hear?

Conlethians are famously (and sometimes, infamously) able to express themselves rhetorically, with a good deal of confidence, and usually a …more

Special Needs Policy

Special Needs Policy

Aims St. Conleths is committed to providing a fully rounded Catholic education for all its pupils and in line with …more

Beyond Debate!

Yes, it is a sign of our tremendous success at debating that we must periodically recycle past debating headlines (see …more

Chess Champs… Again!

With all this fencing in our headlines, it was fit and proper for that other dominant Conlethian sporting tradition to …more

We Are All Chosen Ones!

Malory, T.H. White, Walt Disney and innumerable subsequent interpreters of the Arthurian legends all emphasised the ‘chosen-ness’ of young Art. …more

Peace Prom Warriors!

We make ’em tough at St. Conleth’s, both teachers and students!  Last Sunday, there was Junior School Information Day in …more

Brothers in Gold!

Did we ever happen to mention that fencing is important at St. Conleth’s?  We were actually in the process of …more

Fencing Pays!

The recent exploits of Philip Cripwell, Class of 2014, marry two of our consistent themes at stconleths.ie: fencing and STEM. …more

Alumni Dinner

Alumni Dinner

Dear Fellow Conlethian, The Union is celebrating its 69th Anniversary this year.  The St. Conleth’s College Past Pupils’ Union Annual …more

All in the Family!

With students and teachers from across the globe, it is very evident that have a diverse community at St. Conleth’s and we are …more

Gupta Over Gonzaga!

St. Conleth’s Chess Teams, both Junior and Senior, have had more than their share of success in recent years and …more

Welcome

Welcome

Dear fellow Conlethians, Most of us can look back to our schooldays with pride and satisfaction, knowing that the education …more

Hyper-Active Maths!

Last Friday night, all the coolest clubs and hippest bars around the city were strangely silent for the start of …more

Constant Guidance!

The Guidance Department at St. Conleth’s College, like a Jedi Force Ghost,  just does not quit!  Ms. Ryan and Mr. …more

Crimbo Crooners!

Music is at the heart of everything that we do at St. Conleth’s- in fact, it is at the heart of …more

Budding Artists!

Perhaps a better headline for Spring, but this past Autumn, our Junior School artists were busy little bees!  We already …more

Yuletide Bonanza!

A TYer reports on their super-successful Christmas Fair: The TY Christmas tree fair all started in the TY  Room, late …more

Please Speak Up!

Actually, it is quite a rare occurrence that a St. Conleth’s teacher needs to ask students to ‘speak up’: it …more

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The So-Young Quartet!

Everyone knows that Conlethians are the coolest of cats and that 28 Clyde Road is hipster heaven but last Friday we …more

A Junior School Jumble!

Shhhh!  Seniors are sitting exams in the spanking-new Performance Hall (reviews of said performances to follow) but the Juniors are …more

Big Bang Theorists!

Edgar Allen Poe opened his ‘Sonnet: To Science’ thus: Science! true daughter of Old Time thou art!  Who alterest all …more

Sisters in Arms!

  We already were very impressed with Ms. Speller and Ms. Leary’s hockey programme as the girls were turning out in numbers …more

The Joy of Poetry!

CityWest was the suitably grand setting for the ceremony at which Second Year Joymarita Rajinikanth received her first place prize in the …more

Junior School Goes Hi-Def!

Junior School Principal Tony Kilcommons had a dream, and despite the inevitable construction delays and the almost-as-inevitable Irish tendency to undercut …more

Renaissance Women!

We already had a bit of a reputation as a school for ‘culture vultures’: last week’s extracurriculars will only seal …more

Art Nouveau!

It has taken a little while to get the new Art Room settled down, but Ms. Halpin and her art …more

Excusez-moi!

We have been sitting on this report on the St. Conleth’s French Debating Team by Maria Azzia for weeks and …more

A New Hall-oween!

We miss Mr. Kelleher everyday at St. Conleth’s but there are certain days on which we miss him more.  Halloween …more

The Pro Shots Are In!

Yes, we entertained you with those live-action shots of the Class of 2017 Debutants Ball, but even the iPhone 8+, …more

Maths Week Unlimited!

This just in from Ms. NiAonghusa, St. Conleth’s Assistant Principal and Maths teacher (and Head Implementer of the Age of …more

Drama Kids Rule!

The fencers and the debaters who have dominated the social scene at St. Conleth’s (and these pages) for some time …more

A Geordie Joust!

Splendid news from the fencing front! James Moriarty-Smyth ended the Newcastle campaign with Bronze and 3rd place in Boys Under …more

Guidance News!

The Guidance Department at St. Conleth’s never sleeps. You read below about Mr. Carvill’s invitation/shanghaiing of last year’s high-fliers.  Meanwhile, …more

Back to Work!

St. Conleth’s College (Prep, Junior and Senior Schools) is open for all business on Wednesday, October 18th!

Le retour des aventuriers!

This just in from Mr. J-Poz, notre meilleur (et seulement!) journaliste: Quel magnifique weekend! Sunday the 8th of October, 7:30am, and …more

Soccer Stars!

Rugby took a back seat on Saturday for the Fifth and Sixth Form team which represented the school at the …more

It’s All in the Mind!

Mr. Porzadny is the starship Enterprise of the St. Conleth’s faculty, bolding going where no Conlethian teacher has gone before… …more

Campfire Fun!

Do you remember when retreats involved a lot of hushed voices, hastily drawn symbolic etchings and vague expressions of well-being? …more

Ladies Who Brunch!

It is recently established tradition at St. Conleth’s whereby each September, after the dust settles, the girls are invited to …more

A Historic Goal!

Never mind the final result (a respectable 3-1 loss to Our Lady’s Grove)…. never mind the fact that the girls, …more

A Friend Remembers Ishan

This past Thursday, St. Conleth’s held a memorial prayer service and informal get-together to remember and honour the recently deceased …more

Jolly Hockey Sticks!

The old line, ‘Jolly Hockey Sticks!’, may have been originally intended as a ‘reverse snobbery’ slur by the begrudgers against …more

Words of Wisdom

Alumni (and alumnae) are constantly dropping in at 28 Clyde Road, and the door is always open to those past …more

No Rest For Our Fencers!

While other kids their age were home lost in the Amazing World of Gumball, the Moriarty-Smyths were living real-life adventures as …more

Back with a Bang!

Alas, the Kevin D. Kelleher Wing is not quite finished (builders and their promises!) and we must wait a little …more

So it Begins…

Yes, the sun is shining once more for the beginning of State Exam Season!  Remember, showing up is half the …more

And the Winner is…

Mr. ODulaing avoided any Oscars-style adventures at the Annual Awards Assembly and, aided by the ivory-tinkling of Sam Lynch and the …more

Latina in Gramina!

‘filia, consuetis ut erat comitata puellis, errabat nudo per sua prata pede…‘  So begins one of the most famous sections of …more

Grand Designs

Somewhere back in the mists of time, not long after the Norman invasion itself, Mr. Peter Gallagher inaugurated a Castle-building …more

TY Nuacht: Cáiliúil!

Mr. Ahern has made up for the disappointment amongst his many fans for not extending his scoring streak in the Staff/6th Year …more

Great Sports!

The exodus from one side of Dublin 4 to the other began at breaktime, and though we lost a few …more

Fencing for Free!

Whenever chess makes the headlines, the other great Conlethian tradition, fencing, is sure to follow!  Luke Sherlock, Sixth Form and …more

Friday Night Lights!

In Texas, if you ain’t at the high-school football game on a Friday night, you’re either a communist or something …more

The End of the Debate

Yes, the motion has been carried: St. Conleth’s is the pre-eminent school in the country for student debating.  We have seen …more

Up and Over!

The 2017 AIJS Athletics Meeting was hosted  by St Conleth’s in sunny Irishtown Stadium on Wednesday 26th April. Sixteen teams …more

Orator Maximus!

Like a true Classical gentleman, St. Conleth’s Third Year Maxime St-Jean can best you both in the gymnasium and at the rostrum. …more

Illuminati Confirmed!

Well, our Sixth Formers may not quite be members of that mysterious group of elites who secretly control the world …more

Sammy Sings us into Summer!

Do you remember ‘Right Said Fred’?  Musical tastes change with the times, and sometimes quite quickly, especially at St. Conleth’s, …more

Pass that Baton!

Conlethian kids are many things… intelligent, athletic, creative, devilishly handsome, knowledgeable about LOTR and Star Wars trivia… all the important …more

Socceroos!

Only in the Junior School Annual Internal Soccer League could you find a final pairing of Boca Juniors V Falkirk! …more

The Offensive Continues!

The Conleth’s fencing contingent has been in action again both domestically and abroad. Saturday 25th March saw James, Myles and …more

A Week in the Life…

… of St. Conleth’s.  The pupils and teachers of both the Junior and Senior Schools have us run ragged trying …more

Port Out, Starboard Home!

The luxurious setting for the Parents Associations Annual Social Event was the Royal Irish Yacht Club in Dún Laoghaire and the Conlethian …more

Barbarians at the Gate!

Drogheda is known for the Laurence Gate, an impressive medieval barbican, and the imposing fortress of the Millmount, with all …more

TY Info Night, Tonight!

What have these guys and girls been up to? Lots!  From their daily classroom-based projects through their Thursday trips around …more

Check Mates

At some schools, the rugby guys are the BMOCs (Big Men on Campus) and they swagger around the place, throwing …more

Francophonic Fun!

We must admit that sometimes here at stconleths.ie we enter the ‘post-truth’ media world, especially when we are fed only …more

They’re Baaaack!

Preparations for the annual Past Pupils Dinner is quite similar to those made before the visit of a head of …more

Bronze Blade Buddies!

Under the watchful eye of Maître David Couper, our Senior School Fencing Captain Michael Li put Stephen Rockett through his fencing ‘paces’ …more

Ethos Affirmed!

With students and teachers from across the globe, it is very evident that have a diverse community at St. Conleth’s and we are …more

Cross Country Army!

Mr. Keenan does not do things by halves: when we say that sport at St. Conleth’s is all about participation, …more

Alumnae Illuminatae

With the St. Conleth’s Past Pupil’s Dinner just around the corner (March 3rd: tickets), we thought this might be the appropriate time …more

On That Point!

We teachers at St. Conleth’s should get extra battle pay, but not quite for the same reason that they pay …more

Active Maths!

Maths whizzes from all over Leinster had to reorganise their usually hectic Friday night social schedules to attend the Irish Mathematics …more

DELF Days Are Here Again!

Is that a whiff of Chanel mixing with the scent of curry wafting from the cafeteria?  Did a well-dressed and stylishly-coiffed professeur …more

The Three Conlethians!

You have heard of ‘The Three Tenors’ and  maybe even ‘The Three Priests’, Irish singers who have taken the vocal world …more

Fun with Science!

Sixth Form may have done the hard work but all the Junior classes enjoyed their visits to the Young Scientists …more

Christmas Crooners

The Senior School Choir is at the heart of everything that we do musically  at St. Conleth’s- in fact, it …more

Carols agus Ceol!

Over the past few weeks our classroom lectures, discussions and slumbers have been pleasantly accompanied by the sweet notes wafting …more

Christmas Brain!

The kids know it… formally loquacious teachers who previously lectured continuously (if tangentially) for the full forty minutes of every …more

Madchester!

Mr. Keenan, a Manchester trip stalwart, was thrilled to be back on the proper (red) side of Manchester, even though the …more

Book Fair Fun!

We only stopped in at the Junior School Parent Association’s Book Fair for a few minutes but it was long …more

…and it’s Good!

Can you imagine the pressure on young Liam Reilly’s shoulders as he lined up his conversion attempt in the waning …more

Fencing, Here and There!

The half-term closed with Maître David Couper, with the able assistance of Michael Li, our Senior School Fencing Captain, supervising …more

The Real Debate

Are you growing tired of listening to The Donald and Hillary fill the airwaves with grandly overheated but ultimately vacuous …more

Le retour des aventuriers!

This just in from Mr. J-Poz, notre meilleur (et seulement!) journaliste: Quel magnifique weekend! Sunday the 9th, 7:30am, and Clyde road …more

Nouvelles de Donegal!

We have been warned by the Spanish Department to stop ‘winging it’ with Google Translate, so we will wait instead …more

I’m in the ESB…

Ah, they are the words which generations of Irish mothers would have given their right arms to hear uttered by their …more

The Results Are In…

Yes, the 2016 Leaving Certificate results have been in our office for a while, but unfortunately this reporter did not benefit …more

Just Talk It Over…

Sage advice on most occasions and here at St. Conleth’s we practise what we preach by getting in more preachers… well speakers, more …more

No Free Lunch?

Parents’ Lunches are starting tomorrow, Wednesday the 7th, with our first guests being Senior School First Year Parents.  Soon will …more

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There is one period of instruction in the computer room for each form from our computers teacher Mr. Travers. The …more

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All classes in the Junior School receive one period of music tuition per week: music theory, as well as instruction …more

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For students who want to develop their skills further, there is after school Coding Classes run by the Academy of …more

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A fun activity that provides children with the basics of food preparation as well as an introduction to hygiene and …more

India Calling…

…well, tweeting, that is!  India Expedition leaders Gav Maguire and Dolores Kelly are old hat at the ‘intrepid explorers’ thing …more

After-School Care

After-School Care

Since September 2012 St. Conleth’s has run its After School Programme in collaboration with One of a Kind. The After …more

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30th May 2016 Dear Parents, Second, Third, Fourth, Fifth and Sixth Form will return to school on Monday 29th August …more

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canteen-message

My name is Mark and I will be running the canteen this year. Our aim is to provide simple home …more

Uniform Guidelines

Uniform Guidelines

Why is it important? The school uniform identifies us as Conlethians, both to ourselves and to the surrounding community. The …more

Communications

Communications

Text Messaging Service The School use a text messaging service to alert parents of pupil absences and to send reminders …more

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Welcome Boys to Fifth Year Letter 2016-2017 PDF Welcome Girls to Fifth Year Letter 2016-2017 PDF

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First Year Multi-Sports Camp In August, St. Conleth’s College will be running a Multi-Sports Camp for incoming 1st year students in …more

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Dear Parent, We look forward to welcoming your son/daughter into First Year in St Conleth’s College on Monday 29th August …more

And So It Begins…

Just as in the climactic scene of Macbeth (or Lear for this year’s LCers!), the elements have conspired to provide …more

One More Round…

…of golf and other end-of-term Junior School News:  The annual Junior School Golf outing in Stepaside resulted in defending champion …more

Civil War!

Batman vs. Superman.  Captain America vs. Iron Man.  Hunter vs. Hunter.  Once again, the two Hunter brothers fought out the …more

Super Spellers!

As an English teacher of some 20 years we have seen a marked decline in some traditional academic skills, coinciding …more

The Writest Stuff!

Among the many end-of-term events and activities, one of the most eagerly awaited is the announcement of the winner of …more

ANTI-BULLYING POLICY

ANTI-BULLYING POLICY

St. Conleth’s College Anti-Bullying Policy Our Ethos and Vision Every student in St Conleth’s College is entitled to participate in …more

Mathlete, Squared

Fifth Form Richard Sheahan kept the St. Conleth’s Maths flag flying, topping the national leaderboard for his age group for the second …more

Cars and Girls

Did we take the wrong turn somewhere in the late 60’s, when Brian Wilson retreated to his room and stopped singing …more

A Fond Farewell

Master of Ceremonies Mr. Carvill presided over a fitting finale to the Graduating Class of 2016’s   time at St. …more

Game of Thrones

During the glorious heyday of the late Republic and the early Empire, no event was more important to the lifeblood …more

Merci Beaucoup!

Recently Sixth Form joined our Transition Years in being the first students in Ireland to take on the challenging French written …more

Dirty, Dirty Leeds…

When Don Revie’s Leeds team was dominating the old English First Division, beaten opponents would sometimes moan about the tactics …more

Fencers Finishing Strongly!

The Moriarty-Smyth and Sherlock brothers have continued their lunges up the junior fencing rankings!  Once again both bands of  brothers performed extremely …more

Junior Soccer Stars!

Junior School had their annual internal soccer blitz in Herbert Park on Tuesday 10thMay.  Referee/organiser Mr Keenan and Alex O’Brien …more

Fun Getting Fit in France!

First and Second Years (and brave professeurs Carvill, Porzadny and deBhal) picked up a bit of vocabulaire and a lot of sore muscles on …more

Give Until It Hurts

Remember the young man who enthusiastically offered himself as a disciple to Jesus, but then opted for ‘Plan B’ when …more

Easy Riders

Instructor Noel is delighted with the cycling skills of our 6th Formers at the CycleSafe class every Thursday. Spatial constraints in …more

Calling all Sailors!

The Senior School’s recent sailing success at the Leinster Championships was in part due to the participation of Trevor Bolger, …more

Serve’s Up!

After the success of our chess players and sailors recently, it is the turn of our tennis players to take …more

The PPU Are Coming!

Actually, the bad, old days when the looming Annual Dinner of the Past Pupils Union was viewed by Mr. Kelleher and …more

In Dogs We Trust!

The Egyptians may have worshipped cats but too many of us subscribe to the Edith Wharton description of ‘snakes in …more

Children of Destiny!

The Defence Forces Flag team which consisted of Lt. Áine McDonagh and Corp. Dermot O’Leary visited the school this morning …more

Weekend Warriors II!

Choir, golf, rugby… what happened to watching Scooby Doo for four hours on a  Saturday morning?  Well, add fencing to …more

Junior School: 24/7!

Remember when your parents would scare you with tales of foreign school systems where the poor kids went to school …more

Worth Another Look!

Last Friday’s match (link) was so monumental in terms of the history of the school and the sheer quality of the …more

The Write Stuff!

Congratulations to Tathagat Kumar of our Second Form, who was presented with his certificate and prize for Overall Winner in the …more

Third Form Fun!

It is hard to keep up with our Junior School form classes, as they are all up to so much, …more

Art on the Double!

Ms. Halpin does double duty at St. Conleth’s, teaching Art to both the Junior and Senior Schools, and though it …more

Applied Sciences

Science at St. Conleth’s is not of the Professor Frink, hilariously impractical type: in our classrooms and laboratory we practise …more

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Hi, my name is Emily Purcell.  I look forward to a great year teaching your children. I love to integrate drama, …more

Straight Outta Conleth’s!

Yes, the swagger is back! Coaches Lonergan and Noctor are recalling days of yesteryear, when the Conleth’s basketball boys marched up-and-down …more

The New Bohemians!

We are proud of our ‘artsy’ reputation at St. Conleth’s and on Tuesday night, the culture vultures had a double feast: …more

Swimming with Sharks!

Swimming has long been an enthusiastic tradition at St. Conleth’s and that is not just the occasional dip in the …more

Off to the Library!

Put away those phones, tablets, e-readers and various other screens!  We are off to a real library to smell, touch …more

Ladies Who Lunch

It is 2:00 on a Friday at St. Conleth’s.   Sean ‘Hercules’ Moiselle and Christian ‘Hermes’ Farrell are settling into …more

Francophonic Fun!

The Time: Wednesday 7th of October.  The Place: the Alliance Française.  The People:  Mary Rose, Francesca, Brendan and (finally, Daniel). …more

Junior Sailing Fun!

Thanks to David Bolger for this eye-witness report on the boys sailing in Royal St. George Yacht Club in Dun …more

Learn from the Maestros!

Individual lessons on the piano and the guitar are available to both Junior and Senior School students, immediately, from two …more

Himalayas, Ho!

Did you enjoy your cozy  ‘camping’ cabin in le sud de France?  Or perhaps there were fish, chips and a bit …more

Full Marks Alchemy

As you can see in this photo, some of our 2015 graduates recently dropped by to pay Headmaster Kevin Kelleher …more

Bring on the Girls!

Mr. Kelleher has been at St. Conleth’s almost since its founding in 1939 and he has witnessed the school changing …more

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*****Remember, St. Conleth’s is a ‘Nut-Free School’!**** *Canteen purchases may be made by cash or by depositing money in your …more

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St Conleth’s Junior School is delighted that sailing tuition will continue as an extra-curricular activity once again. Sailing takes place …more

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St. Conleth’s College are delighted to welcome Concert Guitarist Darragh O’Neill to the Junior School Extra-Curricular Music Programme, where he brings his wealth …more

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There are many benefits to playing golf, not the least of which is being outside breathing clean air and taking …more

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Golf is a popular sport in St. Conleth’s Junior School. There are group lessons organised by the parents in Leopardstown …more

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Tennis at St. Conleth’s has long been a mainstay of our sports schedule, with Conlethians competing on the courts against …more

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Students are encouraged to take individual lessons, by arrangement with our expert instrument teachers. So-Young is an accomplished pianist, arranger …more

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Objectives: To provide a forum for the interaction between pupils, parents and the College, in pursuit of the aims of …more

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St Conleths has a long tradition of Fencing, starting in 1939. Since then St Conleths has produced Olympian and International …more

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St. Conleth’s has always had a proud tradition of emphasising music, but lately this has been taken to a whole …more

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“Being bilingual, it turns out, makes you smarter,” Yudhijit Bhattacharjee wrote earlier this year in a piece for the New …more

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We would like to welcome you to St. Conleth’s College Junior School Parents’ Association. To our new parents, a special …more

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In Second Form we are excited to have just graduated from the Preparatory School to join the older boys and …more

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Fencing has evolved from centuries of duelling into an extremely safe but still incredibly exciting sport. The weapons used are …more

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Activities like karate are a fun way for both boys and girls to achieve fitness and focus. Martial arts help teach self-discipline, …more

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There is instruction for each class in speech and drama by Mr. Howe every week. The boys and girls will be encouraged …more

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Junior School Uniform PDF Prep School Uniform PDF  

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Click here for the new 2018-2019 Transition Year Programme Booklet, in which Mr. Trenier, our TY Co-ordinator, lays out all …more

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Playball offers a multi-skill programme of sports activities, fundamental movement skills and games for children age 2-8. Our programmes are age specific …more

Senior School Uniform

Senior School Uniform

The School Uniform Supplier is: Uniformity -Ph.(01)2300501 / www.uniformity.ie 47/48 Cross Avenue, Dún Laoghaire , Co. Dublin NB:  Uniformity New …more

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*****Remember, St. Conleth’s is a ‘Nut-Free School’!**** *Canteen purchases may be made by cash or by depositing money in your child’s …more

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Mr. Travers, of FutureKids fame, is our resident IT guru and every class teacher is encouraged to make full use …more

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The huge debating tradition in the Senior School is reflected in the increased emphasis on debating in 5th and 6th Form. Both 5th …more

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Activities like karate are a fun way for both boys and girls to achieve fitness and focus. Martial arts help …more

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Basketball has a relatively recent pedigree  at St. Conleth’s, but is quickly becoming a proud one. Our greatest claim to …more

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Chess satisfies the quieter yet just as keen competitive instincts of our pupils as they play at the lunchtime club, …more

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Our dedicated Art Room is always full of students busily drawing, painting, pencilling, carving, cutting, crepe-ing, colouring… well, being creative …more

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Club Busy Bees – is a long established fun and creative class, we do: Arts & Crafts Baking – Rice Krispie …more

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There is a long tradition of tennis coaching in St Conleths Junior School. We are pleased to continue this lunch …more

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All classes receive tuition in French. 5th and 6th Form will follow the DELF Junior French Language Programme in association with the …more

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As an alumnus of St. Conleth’s, I know full well the benefits of being part of such a warm and …more

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Welcome to St. Conleth’s, my name is Richeal Dillon and I have been teaching here for 16 years. I have …more

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Each year 95-100% of our Junior Certificate and Leaving Certificate students take English at the Higher Level, while the national average …more

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Our school ethos, based on Christian values, infuses everything which we do at St. Conleth’s, but it is our Religion …more

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Athletics offers a range of disciplines that you can train in to improve your fitness and develop skills in your …more

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CEO/Manager: Ann Sheppard   Trustees 2018-2019: Ann Sheppard, Peter Gallagher, Joe O’Dea. Trustees 2016 (as pictured):     Ann Sheppard, Kevin …more

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St Conleths is delighted to confirm that So-Young Yoon will be returning to teach piano in the Junior and Senior …more

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*****  St. Conleth’s Transition Year French Class earn first DELF Certification in Ireland!   ***** “Learning French in St Conleth’s …more

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Welcome to First Form! The boys and girls of First Form love coming to school at St. Conleth’s each day.  They do …more

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Economics Economics is offered as a Leaving Certificate subject at both Higher and Ordinary Level.  The course is divided into …more

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These last few years it has all been about coming back down to earth for St. Conleth’s Rugby and playing …more

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After-school Chess Lessons (* New Term from September 2018) Time Monday · 2.45pm – 3.45pm Class 2nd – 6th Form Venue classroom …more

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We understand that working parents may need to consider an earlier drop off to school. To help you, we have …more

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Classics VI Notes: Overall Exam Guide   Alexander    Odyssey   Oedipus  Medea  Prometheus  Temples  Sculpture Like the Spartans at Thermopylae, the Classics …more

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A big welcome to Our Junior Infants class of 2019!  In this our tenth year as a Preparatory School, I …more

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Physical Education at St. Conleth’s is not just the prescribed domain of the few: it is enjoyed and practised by …more

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Other schools have Seachtain na Gaeilge: at St. Conleth’s, we have bliain den hÉireann!  With an emphasis on oral Irish, …more

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Each Form will complete 10 weeks of swimming instruction in Sportsco Leisure Centre as part of their PE curriculum. The swimmers are grouped …more

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 St. Conleth’s College Mission Statement St. Conleth’s College aims to foster an environment where our students grow as individuals in …more

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This is the Constitution of the Senior School Parents Association, St. Conleth’s College. 2.0 Objectives 2.1  To provide a forum …more

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In Sixth Form this year, we will be concentrating on teaching literacy and numeracy to my pupils. We see our …more

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‘St. Conleth’s’ is now a by-word for excellence in schools debating, as the school consistently achieves Leinster, national and international …more

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Junior Certificate: Science Leaving Certificate: Biology, Chemistry and Physics Look at dramatic inflation in the ‘points’ requirements for Third Level …more

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Mini Tennis is an innovative programme for young children. It’s structured and game based, and it makes learning tennis easy and fun. …more

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The Senior School Parents’ Association was founded in 1999 to provide a forum for the interaction between pupils, parents and …more

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St Conleth’s Junior School enters teams into all Asssociation of Independent Junior School events as well as various Primary School Leagues. Currently …more

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Art classes are taken by each form in the dedicated art room each week. Many examples of the work of our talented …more

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Music theory is taught as part of the curriculum in the Junior School. The emphasis in the Preparatory School is percussion. 2nd, …more

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Each Form receives 2 periods of sport/P.E. every week. 3rd – 6th Form play rugby once a week with occasional …more

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The choir will perform on various occasions both inside and outside of school. We hope to develop a strong choral tradition in …more

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At Junior Certificate Level in St. Conleth’s, History is still a mandatory subject and well it should be!  George Santayana …more

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The time-honoured cross-sectional diagram of the earth is most of our First Years’ first entry into their Study-books, but Geography …more

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I am looking forward to an exciting year with Fourth Form.  I love teaching and having the opportunity to be in …more