Any Good Boarding School Should Mirror the Very Best of Family Life…

In his address to the Clongowes Union Dinner the Headmaster, Mr Chris Lumb referred to the two recent promotional films about Clongowes and noted how they ‘convey the camaraderie, sense of community and respect amongst the boys themselves and between boys and staff.

Saying that ‘a boarding school is a most nurturing, challenging, healthy, and joyful form of education’, Mr Lumb continued that ‘any good boarding school should mirror the very best of family life, full of life and laughter, understanding and patience with support and comfort when things go wrong’. ‘The best homes give children clear boundaries, set high expectations and instill values by which to live’ he said.

Full text of Mr Lumb’s speech here: