Welcome to the CBC Monkstown Park Past Pupils Union website. The mission of the Past Pupils Union is to maximise effective and lifelong engagement of past pupils in supporting each other and the College. While we believe that our time in CBC at a hugely formative time in our lives is extremely important, we also believe that it does not end there. Relationships that begin in CBC with fellow pupils, staff, other family members, past-pupils and the wider CBC community continue to develop and grow for many years after that final Leaving Certificate paper has been completed.
For more than six decades now, past pupils of CBC Monkstown interact in college, on the sporting field, in business, in the local community, as parents of current pupils, as expatriates and, indeed, many as teaching staff in the college itself. With social media and modern technology, finding former classmates and keeping in touch had never been easier.
To help deliver on the Past Pupils Unions mission, we organise events and provide a networking body for all pupils of CBC, past and present. Like all such bodies, the whole is greater than the sum of the parts and so we encourage all past pupils to become and remain members of their Past Pupils Union. The executive committee of the Past Pupils Union organises events each year which afford the opportunity for members of the extended CBC community to come together, it facilitates and organises class reunions, participates in and contributes to a number of College activities and donates regularly to local and, on occasion, global charities.
We have regular events such as our annual golf outing, tag rugby and five-a-side soccer competition. From time to time we celebrate special occasion like our Celebrating ’76 event which marked the 40th anniversary of winning the Leinster Senior Cup. We had a 60th anniversary dinner in Killiney Castle hotel a couple of years back. We also support school activities such as presenting a special ‘SCT’ tie to members of each year’s senior cup rugby panel and, at their graduation dinner, we present all sixth years with a certificate acknowledging five years of honorary membership of the Past Pupils Union. The Past Pupils Union also gets great support from the school in all its activities. The Principal, Dr. Gerry Berry, takes a very active role in our committee meetings and he and his staff provide support and encouragement for all our activities. We hope that for all past pupils of the school that “CBC Matters”. That is the vision of the Past Pupils Union. This short and simple phrase stands for a lot. The Past Pupils Union strives to ensure that CBC matters, and continues to matter, to every past pupil wherever their journey in life takes them.