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Columban Ramblers in Redbourn


The Columban Ramblers gathered in Redbourn on Sunday 3rd July in Redbourn and enjoyed a lovely sunny afternoon of rambling and soiclaising in the surrounding countryside.

Old Columbans RFC competesin Sevens and the City


Great to see our OCs Rugby 7s team back out for the new season as they entered the Sevens and The City event at the home of Saracens at Allianz Park on Saturday 2nd July.  The team had a great time and won two out of their three group games, which unfortunately wasn’t enough to see them progress further in the tournament.  Thank you to all the players for their dedication in putting the OCs on the rugby map.

Columban BBQ to mark Rory Byrne's Retirement


The Columban community came together  on a lovely sunny Sunday afternoon  at SCC to say goodbye to Rory Byrne who is retiring after 34 years at the school.  David Shannon-Little paid tribute to Rory as one of the most outstanding teachers this school has ever experienced.  Rory has been a passionate History teacher, Head of House, Head of Year, football and cricket coach, producer of drama and music performances – a man of capability, a man of integrity and a man who will be greatly missed by the College. A full account of Rory’s career at SCC will appear in the next Columban magazine.

 The New ' Old Columbans'

Friday 25th June was a busy day for our A Level students as they finished their exams, attended Prize Giving and celebrated the end of their SCC school days at the annual ‘Leavers’ Dinner. The new ‘Old Columbans’ and staff enjoyed a three- course meal at the Noke hotel in St Albans and a great night was had by all as they danced until the early hours!
We wish the boys the very best as they start the next chapter of their lives and we look forward to staying in touch and seeing them at future OC and Columban events.

OC George Hadadd C86 returns to SCC for Prize giving

George wiht Head Boy Leo Harris

Thirty years after completing his A Levels at SCC, Old Columban George Haddad C86 returned to the school as the guest speaker at this year's prize giving ceremony. George spoke fondly about his time at St Columba’s College when Brother Clement was Headmaster and who remembered George as a spirited pupil!  At school, George  was a keen scientist and went on to achieve a PHD in hydrocolloid chemistry. In 2007, he started his own company, Agrigum International Ltd, which manufactures a product called gum acacia and is used  by many industries such as food, beverage, confectionary,  pharmeceutical and neutraceutical.

Class of 1991 25th Anniversary Reunion


On Saturday 18th June, the class of 1991 returned to SCC for their 25th anniversary reunion and were joined by Brother Clement, Mr  J Coughlin, Brother Paul, Mr I  Devereux and Mr D Shannon-Little. The group gathered at Iona house for a drinks reception and were then taken on a tour of the school. Later, the group enjoyed  a 3-course dinner and had a great evening catching  up with each other. For some of the OCs, it was the first time that they had returned to the school since they left, all those years ago!


Columban Summer Social Thursday 26th May

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Many thanks to all those who attended the Columban Summer Social at the Hare & Hounds pub in St Albans on Thursday 26th May. We had a great turnout and it was lovely to see Old Columbans, parents and staff mingling and enjoying the evening.











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As the Alumni and Development Manager at St Columba's College, and as an Old Columban, I would like to welcome you to the Old Columbans Association web site. The Old Columbans (OCs) includes alumni, current and former parents, current and former staff, and friends of the school. Together with the Old Columbans Association  and  my colleagues on the Alumni and Development team, our goals are to; promote existing and new friendships, offer opportunities for re-engaging with each other and the school, provide social and networking opportunities as well as encouraging support for the school's development and continued success. 

The OCs Committee chairperson is Mr Graham Strofton. Graham and the other committee members meet regularly with the Alumni and Development team to review alumni events.

I look forward to meeting you at upcoming events but in the meantime if you would like more information about the OCs or would like to arrange a personal tour of the school please contact me at

Kind regards,

Jim Lewis (C86)





Upcoming Events

David Shannon-Little  Retirement Party 

 David Shannon-Little's retirement will be celebrated at SCC on Friday 8th July from 6pm onwards.  Free food will be provided at these events for all our guests and there will be a cash bar.


 Old Columbans RFC-  7's Tournament, Summer 2016

 Nick Kelliher and the lads would love your support as the OC RFC takes part in the following 7's y tournament over the summer. 

 Harpendenden Pub 7's Tournament, Sunday 28th August

For more information about the Old Columbans RFC  or the training, please contact Nick Kelliher C07 at:


 Old Columban Overseas Reunions: Singapore 15th September; Sydney, Australia: 20th September

To our overseas Columbans in or near to Singapore or Sydney, please save these dates in September for our planned reunions.  I look forward to seeing you there.  If you have not all ready registered, you can do so by emailing Jim Lewis at:  








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