St. Kilian's Community School, Ballywaltrim, Bray

Music & Culture Week 2023

Mon, Jan 23rd, 2023


Monday 23rd Jan

Tuesday 24th Jan

Wednesday 25th Jan

Thursday 26th Jan

Friday 27th Jan

9 am– 3pm Rm 13

Maria Butterly

Song writing Workshop




11.05 – 1.05 Rm 33

Rónán Ó Snodaigh – Bodhrán workshop – 1st yrs

Period 4

Period 5

Period  6



Word – up Collective

Rap and Music Production Workshop Rm 13

9. 15 – 10.45

(TY Music Students)


DCU Jazz Group

Lunchtime 1pm Rm 13

Music Senior Students  (TY, 5th and 6th years)


Recording Workshop – Bjorn Jenkins

8.50 – 10.50

Comp Rm or 13


St. Fergal’s NS 4th Class coming to do a Music and Art workshop on Graphic Scores

Recording Workshop– Bjorn Jenkins

8.50 – 10.50

Comp room


Samba Drumming with Dave Mc Farlane -



9.15 – 10.45  - JC music students


Teachers please accompany to the Canteen

11.15 – 12.45 -  4A


2.15 pm – 3.45 – 4B


SOUNDBITES Lunchtime Concert, open to all


Multicultural Day



5th and 6th Year Music students to NCH for lunchtime concert.

Leaving at 11am




          Cultural & Other Events

  • Multicultural Day on Friday, January 27th
  • Art Exhibition in Room 33
  • Poetry / Short Story Competition, run by the English department
    • 1st, 2nd, 3rd Years – Fairy Tales
    • 4th – 6th – Irish Myths and legends


More news:

State Examinations 2023

6 Jun

Very best wishes to our Leaving Certificate, Leaving Certificate Applied and Junior Cycle students over the coming days and weeks! Thank you to your families, teachers and school staff who have prepared and supported you so well. Remember, we are here if you need us over the next while.
Do your best and look after one another!

TY Parents' Night

31 May

A very successful Transition Year was brought to a close with the annual TY night for parents and guardians on May 31st. The student-led event gave a comprehensive overview of the wide range of events, activities and experiences enjoyed across the school year. There was also time for lots of awards and for the students' portfolios to be viewed by all the guests. All agreed that a lot of growing up and maturing had taken place and that the students were now well-prepared to achieve well at Senior Cycle.

6th Year Graduation 2023

25 May

The 6th Years had their night in the spotlight on the evening of Thursday, May 25th at the school's sports hall. This was the first school-based graduation night since 2019; alternative arrangements had to be made in the intervening years.
This year's graduating class had 'Up, Up and Away!' as their theme. It was a very special night of reminiscing and celebrating and wishing this fine group of young people the very best in their future lives. Everyone joined with their Year Head, Mr. Paul Connolly, in expressing great pride in the Class of 2023.

Sports Day 2023

17 May

The weather gods smiled on the school on Wednesday, May 17th as we enjoyed a fantastic Sports Day. Thank you to all who organised and well done to the students for their enthusiastic participation.
Congratulations to Abbie Costello (6th Year) and Ryan Owens (3rd Year), who were the Senior and Junior Sports Stars, respectively.

Wicklow Wide Coffee Morning

20 Apr

The school is taking part in East Coast Radio's Wicklow Wide Coffee Morning, in aid of Cancer Support service and Wicklow Hospice.
All are welcome to drop into the school on Friday, April 21st from 9.00am until 1.00pm to support this worthy cause.

Power2Progress Mock Trial

3 Mar

6th Year students who, over the past two years, have been taking part in the Power2Progress programme took part in a Mock Trial, facilitated by Zurich Ireland staff members, led by Louise Beirne (past-pupil).
The P2P programme is organised by UCD and funded by Zurich.

Music & Culture Week 2023

23 Jan

This year's Music & Culture Week takes place from Monday to Friday, January 23rd to 27th.
Alongside a busy programme of music workshops and performances, there are lots of other literary and cultural events to satisfy everyone's taste

Beannachtaí na Nollag

21 Dec

Every good wish to all of our students and past-pupils, to their families and to all of our friends for Christmas and New Year.
We hope that you all stay safe and well over the Christmas period, and that you find time to relax and spend time with your loved ones.
Best wishes to everyone for health and happiness in 2023.
School reopens on Thursday, January 5th 2023.

Retirement: Monica Davidson

20 Dec

On Wednesday, December 21st, Monica Davidson, the School Secretary, will retire after over twenty years of loyal service to St Kilian's Community School. Monica's kindness to everyone, her friendly voice and welcoming smile have brightened the lives of everyone down through the years. She will be greatly missed by students, staff, parents and families alike. We wish Monica a long and very happy retirement.

College & Careers Awareness Week 2022

4 Dec

Careers/College Awareness Week takes place from December 5th to 9th.This year there are about thirty talks, with a strong emphasis on presentations from past pupils who have gone on to a wide and varied range of successful careers.
You can download the full programme here.