of September, 2016 marked the beginning of the more-than
one week events 60th Anniversary celebrations, with
am opening mass officiated by Rev. Fr. Mautin Simeon.
Later the same Sunday, there were football matches played
among the various sets of the Old Boys Association.
It was fun, interesting and memorable! Finally, the
2000 – 2016 sets played against the St. Finbarr’s
College football team. The school team beat the Old
Boys by 5 – 0.
19TH SEPTEMBER, 2016
On Monday, the 19th of September 2016, the school visited
an Old People’s Home at Mushin an also Modupe
Cole Handicapped Children Treatment Home in Akoka. Various
gifts were presented to those categories of people to
demonstrate the school’s gratitude to God, and
liberally to the less-priviledged.
20TH SEPTEMBER 2016
On the 20th of September 2016 the school had her Speech
and prize-Giving Day. Many awards were given to both
students and staff. The awards came from the Management,
the Old Boys Association and the PTA because this year’s
WAEC and NECO results are the best since 2001, virtually
all the teachers received awards for excellence and
On Wednesday 21st of September 2016, there were inter-class
quiz, debates and spelling bee. JSS2 defeated JSS3 in
the spelling bee competition while SS1 also defeated
SS2 in the quiz competition. In debate, SS3A were beaten
by SS3B. The debate topic was “The home and not
the school contributes more to students’ moral
On Thursday 22nd of September 2016 the school had her
inter-house sports competitions. Many dignitaries were
in attendance, including the Old Boys Association, PTA
and special guests. Several schools were around for
the relay races. In fact, it was the first of its kind,
full of fun and excitement! The competition was won
by St. Benedict (Blue) House with the highest number
of fgold an dothers medals.
Friday 22nd of September 2016, witnessed a power-point
presentation titled: “Think Big”. This seminar
was organized by the school to broaden the horizon of
students’ mentality and creativity. It was a motivational
talk that has influenced the students very positively.
VISIT TO THE COLLEGE
On that same Friday 23rd of September 2016, the Bishop
of Lagos Archdiocese Most Rev. Dr. Adewale Martins visited
the school. In this official visit, he commissioned
the newly renovated administrative block, the technical
block and the new gate. He was entertained by the school
cultural dancers after which he blessed the school.
THE GRAND FINALE
The more-than–one-week events finally came to
an end on Sunday 25th of September 2016. First, there
was a Mass in the school chapel with thanksgiving. After
the thanksgiving service, reception followed immediately.
The occasion was graced by many dignitaries, Old Boys
Association, the PTA, the staff, students and invited
guests from all the works of life.
While the elaborate reception was going on in the school
hall, the students and other youths and children were
treated to an interesting first ever fun fair in the
school. It was an unforgettable occasion for the students
as they had fun, danced and played games and rode on
QUIZ TROPHY RETAINED
In this first term, the school defended the Helmbridge
Quiz trophy that she won last session. So, for two consecutive
times, St. Finbarr’s College has won the Helmbridge
FINBARR’S COLLEGE SET TO DEFEND THE ESSAY COMPETITION
It would be recalled that the school won 2nd and 3rd
positions in an essay competition in 2015/2015 session,
in which the winners received 32-inched LED television
set. Then in 2015/2016 session, the school won another
essay competition in Lagos State. This time, three students
attended another essay competition in Lagos State and
it is hoped that they will do the school proud again
by the time the results are announced.
CROSS BRINGS QUIZ TROPHY TO THE SCHOOL
Within this first term, our school’s Red Cross
Society was involved in a quiz competition in Lagos
and they won the competition and brought the trophy
to the school.
EXCELLENT RESULTS IN WAEC FOR SEVEN YEARS
For more than seven years now, the school has maintained
an excellent performance in both WAEC and NECO. As if
that was not enough, the school made the best results
in WAEC and NECO in 2016 ever since the government returned
the school to the Catholic Mission in 2001.