St. Kilian's Community School, Ballywaltrim, Bray

Mind your Mind Week

Mon, Mar 4th, 2019

Mind Your Mind Week 2018

At St. Kilian’s Community School, we recognise the importance of promoting positive mental health and tackling stigma attached to mental illness. This year, as part of efforts to celebrate inclusivity and diversity, the school’s Yellow Flag Committee has successfully planned and implemented our very first Mental Health Awareness Week. St. Kilian’s has built a valuable week-long initiative, ‘Mind Your Mind Week’, into the school calendar. The focus of the week was promoting positive mental health and well-being.


Throughout the week we introduced a number of activities and experiences to address the issue of mental health and build strength and resilience amongst our students. We began the week with a cycle Against Suicide ‘School Spin’. Our students clocked up an amazing 409 km during a 7 hour period: we cycled from Bray to the Beara Peninsula, Co. Cork! The week continued with spinning, body pump and strength classes at Shoreline Leisure Centre, ‘Social Media and Mental Health’ sessions with Zeeko and ‘Positive Mental Health’ workshops with BeWell Bray. The students also focussed on nutrition and mental health throughout the week with the Transition Year smoothies going down a treat. Students also participated in yoga and meditation classes, random acts of kindness and a ‘Drop Everything and Read’ initiative.


We concluded a fantastic week with St. Kilian’s ‘Weighted Walk’. All students and teachers of the school were invited to write their stress and worries on a rock. 150 students, accompanied by parents and teachers, carried the 450 worry rocks 13,690 steps to Bray Harbour, where they cast all the worries away. We are extremely grateful to everyone who gave their time to make this week such a success and we hope that our efforts have made a lasting impact on our school community.

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State Examinations 2019

5 Jun

Best wishes to all of our Leaving Certificate, Leaving Certificate Applied and Junior Certificate students in their examinations over the next three weeks!
We hope that all of your hard work will be rewarded.
You can download the examination timetables here.

2019 Whole School Evaluation Report

5 Jun

In March 2019, the DES Inspectorate conducted a Whole School Evaluation at St Kilian's. These inspections take place about every ten years or so.
The report has now been published and we are delighted to say that it is extremely positive. The full report can be downloaded here, along with a summary that was published in the school's newsletter in July 2019.

Würzburg Trip

18 Apr

Best wishes to our 21 students, from across all year groups, who will visit Würzburg, Bavaria, Germany from April 26th to May 5th. The group, accompanied by Mr Brian Duggan and Ms Sarah Watson, are guests of Matthias Grünewald Gymnasium, St Kilian's partner school for over 35 years. Gute Reise!

Easter Holidays

12 Apr

Best wishes to everyone for a Happy Easter holiday.
Supervised Study will take place on each weekday, apart from Good Friday and Easter Monday, from 9.00am until 1.00pm. The total cost per student is €15. A lunch will be provided each day. 3th, 5th and 6th Year students are strongly encouraged to attend.

Seachtain na Gaeilge 2019

10 Mar

11ú - 15ú Márta, an bhliain seo.
As usual, there is a full programme of events to celebrate our national language and culture.
Ádh mór do gach duine!

Mind your Mind Week

4 Mar

From Monday, February 25th to Friday, March 1st, St Kilian's CS held a mental health awareness week, called Mind Your Mind Week. The week promoted positive mental health and well-being, through a series of events like the 'School Spin', social media workshops and the 'Weighted Walk'.

Mock Exams & Mid-Term Break

15 Feb

Well done to all of the 3rd and 6th Years on successfully completing their Mock Exams.
Best wishes to everyone for a good rest over the mid-term break.

St Kilian's goes ORANGE for 'Cycle Against Suicide'.

15 Feb

On Friday, February 15th St. Kilian's Community School went "orange" for 'Cycle Against Suicide'. This initiative aims to promote positive mental health and highlight the importance of conversations within this area.

Entrance Assessments 2019

23 Jan

The Entrance Assessments for the 2019-2020 First Year class will take place on Saturday, January 26th at 9.30am sharp. Please ensure that all registration procedures have been completed ahead of this date.

Multicultural Day 2019

22 Jan

This year's Multicultural Day take place on Friday, January 25th at the school. Events take place from 9.30am until lunchtime.
All are welcome!