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.
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.
This year's Christmas Crafts Coffee Morning will take place on Friday, December 14th from 9.00am to 12.30pm at the school.
Raffle proceeds go to Bray Area Rough Sleepers Support (BARSS).
All are welcome!
This year's College Awareness Week runs from Monday to Friday, December 3rd to 7th. There is a wide range of presentations, from academic institutions, as well as businesses, services and agencies. Past-pupils feature strongly among the guest speakers.
Congratulations to Emma Kelly, Niamh Murray and Arif Ogunseye (Class of 2018) who have been awarded Entrance Scholarships to UCD.
Best of luck to them in their future studies!
A Youth Conference of St Vincent De Paul has been established at St Kilian's, and the 25 members are currently receiving training.
Best wishes to them in their work, and to their link teacher, Ms Louise O'Sullivan.
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.