Nov 21 2017

Disco – Thursday 23rd November

 A School Disco wili take place this Thursday night..
It runs from 8.00 to 10.00pm, Day pupils must be off the premises by 10.15pm.
This is the last disco in school before Christmas, admission €5

Nov 16 2017

Aisling Cassidy wins silver at International Schools Pentathlon

Congratulations to Aisling Cassidy who won a silver medal with the Irish team at the International Schools Pentathlon in Glasgow on Friday last, November 11th. She was selected to represent Ireland following her performance at the Irish Schools Combined Events Championships at end of October. A fantastic achievement, well done!



Nov 16 2017

Debating Success

Well done to our three Debating teams who competed in UCC on Tuesday night and got through to the quarter finals of UCC Philosoph Debating Competition.
There will be four Bandon teams in the Quarter Finals in January as they’ll be joining Abby Morales and Katy O’Connor who had already qualified.
Students involved are Oisin Brown, Cathal Brennan, Andrew Robertson, Eva Murphy, Jessica Gill and Daragh Ryan.

Nov 15 2017

Commissioning of School Chaplain

The Service of Commissioning of our Chaplain, Rev Anne Skuse, took place  on Tuesday 14th November led by Bishop Colton.


It was a beautiful service and we are extremely happily to have Rev. Skuse back with us.

Nov 06 2017

Mon 13th November – Junior Cycle Programme Training Day – School Closed

Junior Cycle Programme Training Day
Monday 13th November 9am – 4pm

The School will be closed for tuition to facilitate the training day for teachers presented by the Department of Education. Fulltime boarders and boarders in examination classes who wish to remain/return will have supervised study and activities up to 4pm.
All boarders and day boarders welcome for evening meal and prep as usual on Monday evening.
School resumes on Tuesday morning.

Nov 01 2017

Prize Day 2017

Our annual Prize Day took place on Friday, 27th of October this year.

It was a fantastic occasion with outstanding music from our choir and orchestra under the watchful eye of Ms. O’Neill. Our brass band also contributed a few catchy tunes.

Mr. Coombes delivered the Principal’s Report where he outlined the numerous achievements of the past year as well as the opportunities and challenges that are to be faced by BGS in the future.

The guest speaker was Mr. Sean O’Driscoll, CEO of Glen Dimplex who delivered a speech that was full of inspiration and advice for the students in attendance.

Many thanks to everyone who contributed to the day and well done to all our Prize Winners.


Oct 26 2017

All Ireland School’s Hockey Championships Details

Click here for Programme with all relevant details including squads, fixtures etc

Oct 23 2017

Third Level Student Progression 2017    


Congratulations to the class of 2017 on the huge contribution made to school life, activities, sport and in academic attainment.   They set a fine example for others to follow.  Students, teachers and parents were relieved that the new grading system worked quite well.   From a non-selective enrolment inclusive of all the abilities students managed to take 76.7% of all subjects at higher level and achieve the equivalent of ‘honours’ (now H5 or better) in 91.4% of cases.   Average points were up to 414 – over 60 above the national average and 25.5% of students achieved over 500 points – being 2½ times the national average.


Irish Universities – Level 8 Degrees                                                     49%

Overseas Universities – Level 7 & 8 Degrees                                    9.2%

Institutes of Technology – Level 7 & 8 Degree Courses                  20.4%

Deferred Entry – (Gap Year)                                                                   5.1%

Repeating Leaving Certificate                                                                1.0%

Level 5 & 6 Diploma & Certificate Courses                                      11.2%

Drama/Portfolio/Dance/Apprenticeships                                         4.1%


The students of 2017 have been highly successful in accessing top choice courses.   Their interests range from the performing arts to architecture, mathematics, nautical science, engineering, law, business, pharmacy, medicine and veterinary medicine.   There is a significant reduction of those opting for a gap year or to travel to the UK – perhaps due to Brexit.   Overall our broad curriculum and guidance programme has enabled students to follow their aptitude to a wonderful varied array of course.



Oct 22 2017

Basketball Update (includes pics)

BGS 52 – 8 North Pres
BGS 22 – 33 North Pres
Thursday 26/10 U16 and U19 away to St Aidans Community College. Bus details to follow.
Congratulations to Huw Bevan, Form II, who won an All Ireland medal representing Cork at this years U15 Inter Regional Tournament.

Oct 22 2017

UCC Philosoph Debating Success for Abby Morales and Katy O’Connor

Abby Morales and Katy O’Connor won a Philosoph debate Friday night in UCC and will proceed into the quarter finals now in two weeks time.

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