Fri, Jan 5th, 2018
Connect Youth, Ballywaltrim
Congratulations to the group of 20 newly certified peer leaders from Ballywaltrim, Bray who, before Christmas, presented a cheque for €3,890 to Danny Bohan of Pieta House. The majority of the peer leaders are St Kilian's CS students.
The young people of Ballywaltrim, Bray had been fundraising for two years for the great cause, hosting a number of events including a live pro wrestling show, a 12 hour football blitz, a Dublin to Paris stationary bike cycle, a 50,000 rep challenge, a 30km walk from The Spire to Ballywaltrim, a candle making project and a Christmas Fundraiser!
The presentation marked the project's fifth year of their annual fundraising initiative, bringing the young people's contribution to charitable causes to over €17,000.
The leaders commented that "the young people from Ballywaltrim have set a great marker for what they are capable of and their dedication to helping others through young person centered, community activities and initiatives is a great credit to them. We have no doubt that they will continue to be a great asset to their community and a great example to their peers."
The youth project has already set about identifying new worthy causes to be the benefactors of their hard work in 2018 and have had their first brainstorming sessions around charitable work for the new year.
Pictured (L to R): Michael Moorehouse, Alan Coster, Emma Flanagan, Taylor Flood, Charlie Doyle, Mia McCann, Jane Boylan, Ellie Doyle, Eoin Joyce, Adam Byrne, Luke O' Connell, Shay Browne, Dylan McKenna O' Toole.
Holding cheque: Tadhg Doyle and Danny Bohan (Pieta House Representative)
Not pictured: Rachel McCormack, Lynda Doyle, Adam Weselowski and Fionn Doyle.
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.