St. Kilian's Community School, Ballywaltrim, Bray

Partnership with Amgen

Mon, Jan 23rd, 2017

Partnership Launch, September 27th 2016

After several months of planning, the partnership between Amgen, Dún Laoghaire (ADL) and St Kilian's CS was formally launched on September 27th 2016. Amgen is a U.S pharmaceutical company, with a major facility in Dún Laoghaire. The partnership has been facilitated by Ms Alison Norman, Regional Coordinator with Business in the Community Ireland.

The launch took place at Amgen's facility on Pottery Road, Dún Laoghaire, where the school was represented by Mr John Murphy (Principal), Mr Gerry Dunne (Biology Teacher and Link Teacher with Amgen), Ms Nuala Fox and Ms Helen Dodd (both representing the Board of Management). Amgen was represented principally by Mr Rayne Waller (Site Head at ADL, and Vice President of Regional Manufacturing). Ms Laoise Ó Murchú (Corporate Affairs Senior Manager at ADL), who is the link person for St Kilian's CS, was, unfortunately, unavailable on the day.

On behalf of St Kilian's, Mr Murphy gratefully acknowledged the large donation of IT equipment that the school has received from Amgen. The principal beneficiaries of the partnership during the current school year will be Mr Dunne's 5th Year Biology class who will receive a number of supports from Amgen personnel and, in December, will be hosted on a site visit by Amgen, Dún Laoghaire.

Careers 'Speed-Dating', November 21st 2016

On Monday, November 23rd, a team of eight Amgen personnel, representing different careers within ADL, visited the school. In the canteen, they facilitated an hour-long session of Careers 'Speed-Dating' with the 5th Year Biology Class. It was an extremely interesting, informative and enjoyable experience for everyone involved.

A highlight was the fact that one of the ADL team was a past-pupil of St Kilian's, Corey Bishop (Leaving Cert 2011). Corey now works as an Engineer at ADL.

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Rusangano Family at St. Kilian's

16 Apr

The Choice Music Award winning rappers, The Rusangano Family, gave an amazing workshop for 4th and 5th Year Music students on Thursday, April 12th.

Hail and Rain!

6 Apr

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

6 Apr

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.

German Exchange 2018

6 Apr

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.

School Closure due to Adverse Weather

28 Feb

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.

World Champion Irish Dancer!

11 Jan

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.

Connect Youth Ballywaltrim

5 Jan

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.

Wigilia, December 13th 2017

5 Jan

On the evening of December 13th, 2017, the Polish community of St Kilian's CS came together at the school, to celebrate Wigilia, Polish Christmas Eve.

Christmas Greetings!

22 Dec

Best wishes to all of our students, past pupils and friends, and to their families, for a very happy Christmas and a healthy, safe and peaceful New Year.

Wigilia 2017

4 Dec

The school's current and past Polish students and their families are invited to Wigilia at St Kilian's CS on Wednesday, December 13th at 6.00pm. Wigilia is the traditional Polish Christmas Eve celebration.
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