Tue, Mar 3rd, 2020
NOTE: Please check the bottom of this page for information and advice documents.
Letter from Mr John Murphy, Principal (March 16th 2020)
I am just checking in with you and sharing some information.
I have a couple of concerns:
I hope that you all, and your families, continue to stay safe and well.
Letter from Mr John Murphy, Principal (March 14th 2020)
I hope that you are coping with the challenges that the Coronavirus situation is presenting to our families, our country and our world.
As you know by now, the Government has decided that all schools should remain closed until Monday, March 30th, at the earliest. While this interruption to your son’s/daughter’s education is regrettable, I think we are all agreed that it is a wise decision in the circumstances.
I am very anxious that our students will continue to be supported by their teachers during this enforced closure. In recent days, we have been working at putting systems in place to ensure that Teaching and Learning can continue.
Please note the following:
The school has never before been in a situation where it has had to put such plans in place, at such short notice. There may be difficulties in implementing the plans, but we will continue to monitor/adjust/develop/improve them as time passes. The plans cannot work if students are not engaging with their 365 accounts and doing the work assigned for them – please support us in supervising this. Be assured that the teachers are fully committed to doing their very best to ensure that some continuity is maintained in all of the students’ education.
In relation to other matters:
Please do not hesitate to contact me, Mr. Murphy (087-4443028), in the event of an emergency or on matters of importance to members of our school community or where the school’s support can be of help.
I hope that you and your families remain safe and well during these worrying and challenging times. I look forward, as I know you do, to an early return to life, and school life, as it is normally lived.
John Murphy, Principal.
The Board of Management of St Kilian's Community School extends its best wishes to the school community and to the wider community at this worrying and challenging time.
School information and relevant information/advice from the DES, HSE and other agencies will be made accessible to you here, as it becomes available (click on this article's heading above).
In the event of any school-related emergency, please call (087)4443028.
We wish you and your families good health and safety at this time.
Best wishes to all of our students and past-pupils, to their families and to all of our friends for Christmas and the New Year.
Careers/College Awareness Week takes place from December 2nd to 6th.This year there are thirty talks, with a strong emphasis on presentations from past pupils who have gone on to a wide and varied range of successful careers.
Stand Up Awareness Week 2019 took place from November 11th to 15th. There was a full programme of interactive events, encouraging friendship with and understanding of LGBTQI+ young people.
The Annual General Meeting of the school's Parents' Association takes place on Thursday, November 21st at 7.15pm in the School Library.
A committee for this school year will be elected - not everyone is expected to be a committee member.
This is a great opportunity for parents/guardians to become involved in and to learn more about the school.
It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Ms Kate D'Arcy, a member of the school's teaching staff. Ms D'Arcy passed away on Thursday evening, October 9th, after a year-long illness.
On behalf of the whole school community, the Board of Management extends its sympathy to Ms D'Arcy's husband Pat, her children, her mother and her extended family and friends.
Solas na bhFlaitheas uirthí.
This year’s Open Night will take place on Thursday, October 10th, from 6.45 pm to 9.00pm. This is a great opportunity for families to gain a new experience of life at St Kilian’s. Please encourage your friends to come along too. All are welcome!
Congratulations to those students who received such great Junior Certificate today, and to their families, their teachers and all other school personnel who helped them over the line.
Congratulations, too, to the 6LCA class, who recently received fantastic results for their 5th Year work. A remarkable 12 out of 17 students received a Distinction grade! Well done to everyone!
St Kilian’s is the pilot school for a new programme with the UCD Access Office, called EMBED. The idea was developed with Dr Daniel Crean, a past-pupil and now an Assistant Professor in the School of Veterinary at UCD. The initiative involves Dr Crean being based at the school every Tuesday morning until Christmas. In cooperation with the school’s Guidance Team, he is leading a mentoring programme with the 6th Years.
Mr Gerry Dunne has retired from his position as Biology/Science/Maths teacher, which he has held since 1984. Over those years, Mr Dunne made an invaluable contribution to the school and its students and built a wonderful reputation as a highly skilled, dedicated and caring teacher. We wish him a long and happy retirement.