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.
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 attached first edition.
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.
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!