Sep 17 2018

TY Parents Evening information

The following links will bring you to all the details from each of the presenters at the TY Parents evening:


Information from Mr. Bartley’s talk.

Information from Mr. Domoney’s talk.

Information from Ms. Ni Loingsigh’s talk.

Gaisce information presented by Ms. O’Regan

Information on BGS Google Apps Classroom System for Parents 2018-19

Sep 17 2018

Boys Interpro Hockey 2018

Well done do our U16; Mark Collins (Capt), Karl Smyth, (Vice captain), Ian Perrott, Angus Seigne, Callum McCourt and Louis McVitty and our U18 boys Andrew Dale, Robert Sweetnam and Iarlaith O’Neill who all represented Munster in the Interpro’s this past weekend.

It was a fantastic weekend of hockey and the lads all did really well.

Sep 10 2018



Sep 10 2018

Rugby Update Bowen Shield Team BGS 17 – 14 Midleton

Well done to our Bowen Shield Team on a hard earned win over Midleton last week.

BGS made an excellent start with two early tries. However Midleton recovered and worked their way back into the game, taking the lead in the second half.

Sustained BGS pressure led to a late winning try in the corner for the hard earned win.

A hard earned win that will stand the lads in good stead for the season ahead.


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Sep 07 2018


Rugby fixtures 2018 – 19              


Wed 29 Aug              UNDER 15 KILKENNY (A)


Thur 6 Sep                 BOWEN V MIDLETON (H) 4PM


Sat 8 Sept                  SENIOR MONKSTOWN (A) 2PM


WED 12 Sept             BANDON BLITZ 2PM


Mon 17th Sept          Bowen CCC (H) 2.30PM


Wed 19th Sept          SENIOR ST ANDREWS (H)

                                    FIRST YEAR BLITZ IN MIDLETON

                                    BOWEN CCC (H)   


SAT 22 SEPT              UNDER 16 (A)   11.00AM  CBC


MON 24 Sept                        FIRST YEAR (H) MIDLETON


Wed 26th  Sept          SENIOR ROCKWELL (A)   2.30PM

                                    UNDER 16 ROCKWELL (A)  2.30PM



WED 3 OCT                BOWEN ST MUNCHINS (H)

                                    PBC U.14 (A)


WED 10 OCT             BOWEN PBC (H)

                                    U14 ARD SCOIL (H) 


THUR 11 OCT            UNDER 16 HIGH CLOMNEL (H)


SAT 13 OCT               CBC SENIOR  (A)



WED 17 OCT             BOWEN CBC (H)

                                    UNDER 14 GLENSTAL (A)


SAT 20 OCT               UNDER 16  (H)  11.00AM  CBC



WED 24 OCT              BOWEN GLENSTAL (A)

                                    UNDER 16 GLENSTAL (A)

                                    UNDER 14 CBC (H)




WED 7TH Nov             BOWEN ST CLEMENTS (A)

                                    SENIOR GLENSTAL (H)

                                    MCCARTHY HIGH SCHOOL (H)

                                    U.14 HIGH SCHOOL (H)


Wed 14TH Nov           MCARTHY ROCKWELL (H) 2.30PM

                                    U.14 ROCKWELL  (H)  2.30PM

                                    BOWEN ROCKWELL (A)


WED 21 NOV            BOWEN CTC (H)

                                    SENIOR & U.16 CRESCENT (A)




SAT 1 DEC                  SENIOR & UNDER 16 PBC (A)


MON 3 DEC               UNDER 14 MIDLETON (A)


SAT 8 DEC                  SENIOR & UNDER 16 ARD SCOIL (A)

                                    UNDER 14 CBC (A) 11.00AM


SAT 15 DEC                CBC  BARRY CUP (H)


28TH JAN                    UNDER 16 MUNSTER SCHOOLS CUP                      



WED 10 APRIL          UNDER 14 ARD SCOIL (A)








Sep 06 2018

Extra Curricular Activities Timetable


4.15 – 5.15 P.M.      (6th September 2018)


Boys Rugby



Girls Rugby Girls Basketball

Seniors -Sports Complex

Boys Rugby Boys Hockey
Girls Hockey

(1st – 6th)

Boys Hockey 1st Year Girls Hockey Girls Hockey

(2nd – 6th)



Cricket – Sports Complex Athletics Athletics    



  Girls Basketball – Juniors

(Sports Complex)

Choir – Forms 2 to 6 in Music Room    


Dance Club

(McCutcheon Hall)

Woodwork Club




  Drama Club

(McCutcheon Hall)



** Tabletennis – in McCutcheon Hall both lunchtimes – Mondays and Thursdays

** Chess            –  in Mr White’s Room (Room 314) both lunchtimes – Fridays

** Young Farmers Club – Mr White’s Room (Room 314) – Early lunch (12.45 p.m.)

Aug 28 2018

Important Rugby Information


Aug 22 2018

Traffic Safety and Parking

We are delighted to announce that the safety measures for safeguarding all school users by pedestrianizing the core area of the school is in place.  Much thought, planning and effort by the Development Committee, Boards of Management and Directors has gone into the project overseen by Mr Bradfield.


A pedestrian area now extends between the main classroom areas and pitches.  We will trial traffic movement arrangements up to the October Half Term and make any changes indicated by that experience.


Please note the following:-

  1. School buses and all other traffic will use the Roundhill (Oldchapel/Clonakilty N71 Road) entrance. Set down and parking is in the new car park beside the school (Old Cricket Pitch).  Please see ground plan.
  • Morning set-down for pupils is along the pathway provided in the car park
  • Parking is not permitted in the set-down area. Pupils must be collected from the car-park in the afternoon
  • Coaches and school buses will set down and collect children at the designated area in the car park. No cars may halt there



  1. The East gate (Clancool Entrance) will be open in the morning only for set down of pupils at a turning circle between the two hockey pitches. No stopping or parking is possible and exit is by the same gate.

map23. Roundhill House (Boys Residence) access is unaffected.

4. Richmount House (Girls Boarding) access is via the new car park and limited spaces as available at the North Door (North Wing Car Park) near the Library.

5. The North Wing Car Park is reserved for disabled access, deliveries, special duties staff only during the school day.

6. Only emergency, delivery and service vehicles will have access to the central pedestrian areas as required.

7. There is a 20km speed limit in force in all areas of the school.

8. Construction work on our second synthetic hockey pitch will continue through August and September. The area will be out of bounds to pupils and the public. Heavy vehicles are to be expected in that area.


Please allow extra time and take particular care when driving to and from the school while you become familiar with the changes.  Note the traffic regulations that apply at the Oldchapel entrance as you enter the main N71 road.  Your co-operation with these Health & Safety measures is much appreciated.


The developments will enhance Safety and Security for the school population.  Exciting new possibilities for use of the newly cleared space will also result and we look forward to exploring these with pupils, staff and parents.  Thank you to our grounds staff, contractors and Mr Bradfield for completing the project on time and to our directors and patron for financial backing.


Parents are asked to respect the speed restrictions and be watchful for pupils on all school road surfaces. For safety reasons, the Board of Management does not permit pupils to drive to and from school or to park on school property except under parent supervision in the vehicle. In exceptional circumstances sixth form pupils may apply to the Board of Management, on a form provided, to drive to and park a car at the school. Any infringements in the rules will result in permission being withdrawn.

I.F. Coombes

Aug 16 2018

Leaving Cert Results Day 2018

Congratulations to the Leaving Certificate Class of 2018
School leavers gathered in a mixture of anticipation, trepidation and excitement to receive their LC results on Wednesday. There are always ups and downs but most students performed up to and ahead of their expectations.
Nervous teachers too pronounced themselves well pleased.
Overall the Class of 2018 did extremely well. From a cross section of all interests and learning strengths well over half scored above 400 points and an amazing 27% achieved over 500, including many in the 560 to 600+ points bracket.
Many have already accepted degree courses abroad and we wish those awaiting CAO offers on Monday good luck.

Aug 04 2018



We extend a warm welcome to all parents, guardians and pupils as we approach a new school year.  A special welcome is extended to all new pupils and we hope that all will experience a warm and friendly welcome.  I ask you to read this circular and the documents attached carefully with your son(s)/daughter(s) before returning to school.   Please keep these documents safely for reference during the school year. Over the summer much excellent work has been done to improve our facilities and safety all around the school. All the pupils will benefit from the improvements and we are looking forward to enjoying the new surroundings in an ever improving campus.

The following circular provides information on the following topics (Use links for further information)

  1. Beginning of the school year.
  2. Second hand uniform shop / school shop.
  3. Communication
  4. Parents representative association.
  5. Enrolments 2019.
  6. Boarders
  7. The school day.
  8. Attendance and integrity of school time.
  9. Leave-out arrangements.
  10. School examinations.
  11. Homework journal.
  12. Supervised study for day pupils.
  13. Uniform – Regulations on uniform and appearance.
    1. Girls Uniform
    2. Boys Uniform
    3. Compliance
  14. Taking care of property
  15. Telephone and mobile phones.
  16. Medical information.
  17. Nut allergies.
  18. Protein powders and creatine.
  19. Music lessons.
  20. School invoices.
  21. Pupil personal accident insurance.


Notification of School Shop and Second Hand Uniform Shop

Updates on Traffic Safety and Parking

Updates on Dining Hall infrastructure and arrangements.


We trust that your child/children will have a most successful and happy school year.


I.F. Coombes

Principal                                                                                                                                July 2018.

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