May 03 2018

BGS Open Day on May 12th


May 02 2018

Major Developments at Bandon Grammar School

The Bandon Grammar School Board of Directors and Board of Management are pleased to update the school community on a number of significant developments for the school.


The BGS school mission is to promote excellence in all, enabling students to deliver their best in academic results, sports, the arts or science. As part of that mission the school strives to provide the facilities and resources to enable those outcomes.


Following a major classroom expansion and the addition of the dining room facilities in 2010/2011, a development strategy and plan focusing on the priorities for next 5 years was created in 2017.


We present this in two parts available to download as pdf links below:


Developments at Bandon Grammar School being implemented in the 2017-18 school year


BGS Development Priorities 2015 – 2021

Apr 30 2018

John Hooper Success for three projects

This years John Hooper Medal for Statistics saw more success for BGS.

After claiming third place overall last year and an order of merit award this year’s contingent have claimed 3 order of merit placings.

This means that all three of these projects finished in the top 15 out of 300 projects in total with the added achievement of being the only Cork based students to finish in the top 15.


The projects were:
Jordan Warren and Denise O’Brien: A Statistical Analysis of the correlation between left handedness and brain function.
Lauren O’Donovan, Charlotte Jennings and Sophie Wetz: Is Dr. Google making us a nation of cyberchondriacs? (Was a young scientist project but they had to completely redo the stats for John Hooper as they were unusable!)
James Kirkby and Sara Jaen Gordon:  A statistical analysis of a sample of skittles.
Well done to all involved.

Apr 30 2018

Raphael Ibanez visits BGS

Friday, April 27th saw BGS entertain a very important visitor from the world of sport.

Raphael Ibanez, the ex French rugby captain paid the school a courtesy visit as part of a promotion run by the Renault car group.. The visit was coordinated by BGS Director of Rugby, Mr Regis Sonnes. Mr Ibanez captained the French rugby team to the world cup final, he also holds two grand slam winners medals as well as a Heineken Cup winners medal when playing for London Wasps. He is currently coaching a senior French rugby team.
Mr Ibanez took the Junior rugby team for a training session and spoke to the players briefly about what it takes to perform to your best.
Afterwards, Mr Coombes presented Mr Ibanez with a school tie. Mr Ibanez also spoke to Mr Collins who touch judged one of the Heineken Cup games where London Wasps played against Toulouse and in which Mr Ibanez was playing.
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Apr 29 2018

Moira Barrett & Suzanne Bateman win All Ireland gold with Cork Camogie

Moira Barrett and Suzanne Bateman had a fantastic end to the the Inter County Camogie season when both were part of the Cork team that defeated Galway in the Minor A All Ireland Final on Saturday.

Moira captained the team to victory and we take this opportunity to congratulate both girls on a great achievement and we look forward to watching their careers blossom over the coming years.



Apr 29 2018

Bandon RFC U18s All Ireland Champions

Well done to Bandon RFC U18s who claimed the All Ireland Championship on Saturday with a fantastic 20-7 victory over Skerries in Mullingar.

10 of our students were involved; Eoghan Guinevan, Sam Golden, Conor Heaney, Harry Hall, Jack Crowley, Josh Brady, Johan Van Der Westhuizen, Alex O’Connor, Denis McCan and Tom Bryant.

Well done on a magnificent achievement.



Apr 29 2018

Staff Uniform Day!

This Friday as part of a non uniform day for Cystic Fibrosis and West Cork Rapid Response the staff of BGS donned the school uniform for the day! Many staff members were mistaken for students on the day and one even looked like he belonged on the set of ‘The Young Offenders’!.

There was a huge raffle on the day as well and all this was organised by Ms. Redmond and her TY team.

It was a fantastic day that really showed the spirit of Bandon Grammar. Well done to all involved.


Apr 29 2018

Abigail Kadree takes overall Talent Night Prize (Photo Gallery)

Well done to Abigail who won overall at this years Talent Night. Abigail has been an amazing performer over the last few years in BGS and is well deserving of the award after a fantastic performance.

Apr 26 2018

BGS Presents: 2 great plays, 1 great night!

This year there are not one but two different plays to be enjoyed by students, staff and parents. The after school drama club (comprised of students from 1st to 6th year) will perform “Let’s Drive”, a thought provoking and humorous examination of driving habits. This year’s Transition Years have worked incredibly hard on their production of Grease throughout the year, with the majority of the year group having an input in some respect, from set design to costume, through lighting and backstage and of course the wonderfully talented students who will perform in the play itself.


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Apr 24 2018

Gathering of Past Pupils and Staff May 2nd 7PM

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