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.
To coincide with our recent hugely successful Open Night, St Kilian's has launched a new Prospectus, which can be accessed here.
Soundwaves, the school's annual music festival, take place this week, from Monday to Friday, October 15th to 19th.
The Parents' Association AGM will be held on Tuesday evening, October 16th, at 7.00pm at the school.
All parents and guardians are very welcome
St Kilian's will hold its Open Night on Thursday, October 11th, starting at 6.45pm.
All are welcome, particularly local primary school pupils and their families.
Please see the attached flyer for full details.
Congratulations to 2nd Year students, Daniel Waldron, Pawel Ivanow, Jamie Ward and Szymon Kowalczyk who have won scholarships to Trinity College's Walton Club, a Saturday programme for Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (the STEM subjects).
They join Adam Doyle and Davis Jaudzems (3rd Year), who won scholarships last year and are still involved in the programme.
St. Kilian's has launched a newsletter, which will be published and distributed to families at regular intervals throughout the school year.
See the first edition under the tab at the top of the page.
Congratulations to those students who received such great Junior Certificate and LCA results today! Well done to the students themselves, and to their families, their teachers and all other school personnel who helped them over the line.
A special 'Well Done!' to the 6LCA class, eleven of whom, remarkably, received a Distinction grade for last year's work.
Best wishes to Kerri Keane, Megan Murphy, Luke Windsor, Mayking Chong and Aoife Murphy who, accompanied by their 6th Year Head Teacher, Mr Fitzpatrick, are in Lourdes this week as helpers on the Dublin Diocesan Pilgrimage.
A very warm 'Welcome Back' to all students and staff from what, we hope, was a very enjoyable summer break. A special welcome to our First Year students and to those students transferring from other local schools and from abroad. We hope that you will be very happy at St Kilian's.
Many thanks to all of the staff of the school, to the Parents' Association and to their student helpers who have worked so hard over the summer months.
Best wishes to everyone for an enjoyable and successful new school year!
Congratulations to our Leaving Cert and LCA students, and to their teachers and families, on the fine results received this week.
Best wishes to everyone in the months and years ahead.