On Friday 17th February, the school will be holding a ‘Red Day’ to celebrate Cork playing Dublin in the Hurling League and Munster playing Ospreys in the Rugby League. The non-uniform days are very popular with the boys. There is always a great ‘buzz’ around the school on the day and we encourage everyone to get involved. Every child is asked to bring in €2 so they can wear red clothing for the day, instead of their usual school uniform. (This does not have to be a sports jersey but can be any item of red clothing, so please do not go and buy special clothes just for this day). All monies raised on the day go directly back into the school and is used to benefit all the boys.

The Parents Association



Newsletter – February 2017

St. Columba’s BNS Parents Association

Hello everybody and welcome to the February issue of our newsletter. We hope you find the following information helpful.

Cork Penny Dinner Collection

We would like to say a huge thank you to everybody who contributed to our Penny Dinners collection this year. It was a tremendous success and we were truly amazed by your generosity. The charity was so grateful for your wonderful donation. We were warmly welcomed and learned about the wonderful work they do. Thank you so much for supporting this worthy organisation.

Second Hand Uniform Shop

We have a selection of good quality second hand uniforms at fantastic prices. Come along and have a look. We are based in Room 20 which is situated in the Prefabs at the far end of the school yard. The shop is open 8.40am to 9.15am on the first Friday of every month during school time. Our next shop will be on Friday 3rd March.

Uniform Donations

If you have any unwanted St. Columba’s BNS uniforms and tracksuits in good condition, we would be delighted if you would donate them to the Uniform Shop. Please make sure they are not torn, if they are you can bring them to our next LENREC collection. Any uniform donations can be left at the school reception. Thank You.

RED DAY February 17th

Please support us and participate in our RED DAY on Friday 17th February We ask that every boy bring €2 to take part. It will be a great way to start the mid- term. All boys can wear their Red and/or their favourite Jersey or T-shirt. As always, all funds raised go to support our school.

Dates to Remember

Next Uniform Shop:                            Friday 3rd March

Mid Term Break:                                 School will close on 17th Feb and reopen on 27th Feb

Easter Holidays:                                  School will close on 7th April at 12 pm and reopen on 24th April.

Teacher Training                                 School closed Monday April 3rd

Confirmation:                                      Tuesday 9th May

Holy Communion:                              Saturday 20th May


If you would like any further information please check the school’s website, app and Facebook page for any updates.

A BIG THANK YOU to all the local business that supported our Christmas, as you saw in out last new letter including:

Mount Oval Bar

Juice Bar


Rochestown Park Hotel,

Fota Wildlife Park,

Douglas Credit Union,

Bank of Ireland (Douglas Branch),

East Village, Bar,

South County Bar,

O’Sullivan’s Bar,

Chocolate Hair & Beauty Salon,

Roosters Restaurant

Four Star Pizza,

Apache Pizza,

Wao Chinese Restaurant,

Kubos Restaurant,

Book Station,

Maxi Zoo, Douglas,

High Street Books,

Short ‘n’ Sweet Hairdressers,

D’Cork Barbering Co.,

Boyz to Men Barbers,

Cinemaworld, Douglas,

Mc Donalds, Douglas.





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