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.
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.
Welcome to our twenty-two student guests, accompanied by two of their teachers, from our partner school, Matthias-Grünewald-Gymnasium in Würzburg, Germany. This year, our Würzburg friends will visit from April 6th to 14th. This is the thirty-sixth year of the exchange, which started in 1983. We hope that everyone has a great time over the next week.
Update 2: The school will reopen on Monday, March 5th - business as usual!
Update 1: The school will remain closed on Thursday and Friday, March 1st and 2nd.
Notice: St. Kilian's CS will remain closed today, Wednesday February 28th, and until further notice, due to the adverse weather conditions and the Status Red Weather Notice. Please consult this website, the school's Facebook page and local media for updates.
We hope that everyone stays safe and well over the coming days.
Congratulations to Cherie Pageot (5LCA) who recently became a World Champion at the World Irish Dancing Championships held in Castlebar. Cherie dances with the Berry Irish Dance Academy in Bray.
Congratulations to the peer leaders who raised €3,890 for Pieta House before Christmas. The majority of the members of the group, which is based at Ballywaltrim Community Centre, are students at St Kilian's.