Sun, May 27th, 2018
St. Kilian’s Community School’s Graduation Night 2018
St. Kilian’s Community School held its 6th Year Graduation and Awards night on Thursday, May 24th. This is an annual highlight at the school, with the Sports Hall transformed into a theatre for the evening. A full year of careful organisation and planning by a large team, led by Ms Sinéad Murray, ensures that the 6th Years have such a special night every year. This year, seventy students received their graduation certificates from the Principal, Mr John Murphy, and the 6th Year Head, Mrs Helen Dodd, in front of an audience of over three hundred invited guests.
The graduation theme this year was ‘To Everything there is a Season’, and the evening started with a liturgy, led by Ms Sheelagh Murtagh, one of the school’s two Chaplains. Music was provided by the 6th Year Music Class, under the baton of Ms Louise O’Sullivan.
After speeches by Mrs Dodd and Mr Murphy, the Graduation Awards Ceremony, for many the highlight of the evening, was held. Notable prize winners included Cian O’Neill (Community Spirit), Hannah Brady (Prefect of the Year), Niamh Murray (Lions Club Endeavour Award) and Arif Ogunseye (Academic Excellence). Kalum Walsh and Chloe Gray shared the Attendance Award, while international boxer, Shannon Reilly, and stalwart of the football team, Karl Mulligan, shared the Sports Award. The much-coveted Student of the Year title was awarded to Graham Kane, while Amy Doyle was announced as the LCA Student of the Year. Twelve students were also given the school’s Courtesy Award.
The Student Leadership team of Niamh Murray, Arif Ogunseye, Kellie Waters and Graham Kane brought proceedings to a close with speeches and presentations, before the entire year group took to the stage for a rousing rendition of their graduation song, ‘On Top of the World’. Refreshments were provided by the Parents’ Association, and there was lots of reminiscing about the students’ time at the school and good wishes were extended to everyone for the forthcoming Leaving Certificate exams.
It was a particularly poignant night for Dagmara Tomaszewska and Katie Breen, the last two students from the now-closed St. Thomas’ Community College to graduate from secondary school. There was a large group of their former teachers present to congratulate the two girls, who had transferred to St Kilian’s after their Junior Certificate.
Another great week of Music at St. Kilian's!
Well done to everyone involved with the annual Rock Camp, which ran from June 25th to 29th this year.
This year, the emphasis was on song writing and the talent on show at the wrap-up concert was incredible!
Roll on 2019!
Best wishes to all of our Leaving Certificate, Leaving Certificate Applied and Junior Certificate students over the next three weeks of exams. May all of your hard work be rewarded!
St. Kilian's CS held its 6th Year Graduation and Awards Night on Thursday, May 24th.
It was a night for reminiscing and celebrating, with the school's Sports Hall transformed into a top-class theatre for the event.
We congratulate all of our 6th Year students and wish them well in the forthcoming State Examinations.
The school's annual Sports Day was held on Wednesday, May 16th. In glorious sunshine, the day was a great success, with athletics, novelty events and chess ensuring that everyone could participate and have a great time.
In the afternoon, the 6th Years beat the Teachers' team on a scoreline of 5-2, in the annual, much-anticipated soccer match.
Congratulations to Daina Moorehouse (TY) who has won the Gold Medal, in the Light-Flyweight division, at the European Youth Boxing Championships in Italy.
The TY group spent a great few days in the West of Ireland in mid-April. The annual visit to Killary Adventure Centre in Leenane, County Galway, was another great success this year.
This has been another fantastic year for the TY Junk Kouture students. Well done to all of the students involved, and their teacher, Ms Ring.
The Choice Music Award winning rappers, The Rusangano Family, gave an amazing workshop for 4th and 5th Year Music students on Thursday, April 12th.
Congratulations to Nathan Flanagan (6th Year) and Ben Rowsome (5th Year), better known as Hail and Rain, on winning the Public Vote at Stepping Stones: Battle of the Bands in Greystones.
Multicultural Day 2018 was another outstanding success, with fantastic participation from students, their families and the staff of the school. The annual event is a tremendous celebration of the school's inclusive ethos and the diversity in our school community.