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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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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College Awareness Week 2017

30 Nov

2017 College Awareness Week takes place at St. Kilian's from December 4th to 8th.
Please read on for full details.

John Doyle R.I.P.

30 Nov

The Board of Management extends its sympathy to the family and friends of our highly esteemed colleague, John Doyle, on the sad occasion of his untimely passing.
Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis.

Parents' Association AGM

14 Nov

The Parents' Association AGM will be held at the school on Wednesday, November 15th at 7.00pm.
All parents and guardians are welcome.

Soundwaves October 2017

13 Oct

Soundwaves, St Kilian's CS's Music Festival, takes place during the week beginning Monday, October 16th. The week is chock-a-block with interesting, varied and enjoyable recitals, workshops, talks, concerts and other performances. Many thanks to Ms O'Sullivan for a tremendous feat of organising and good luck to her and everyone involved for the week ahead.
Please read on for full details.

Oscar Yeoh (4th Year) - Maths and Science Success!

10 Oct

Congratulations to Oscar Yeoh (4th Year) who, on the basis of his Junior Cert results, has been shortlisted to represent Ireland at the International Junior Science Olympiad (IJSO) and the European Union Science Olympiad (EUSO). Final team selections will take place in the coming months. Best of luck, Oscar!

Amgen partnership continues for 2017-2018

17 Sep

St Kilian's CS's continued partnership with Amgen has been confirmed for 2017-2018. The school looks forward to a continuation of the great benefits experienced by our students last year. These included specialised laboratory work, a careers event and a site visit to the Amgen Dún Laoghaire plant. The school greatly appreciates our links with Amgen, and the work of Business in the Community in establishing the partnership.

Junior Certificate 2017

15 Sep

Congratulations to the 3rd Year Class of 2017 on achieving some of the best results seen at St Kilian's for many years. Many thanks to their teachers and families for their hard work and support in ensuring that this could happen.

Lourdes 2017

10 Sep

Five 6th Year students are currently in Lourdes as helpers on the annual Dublin Diocesan Pilgrimage. Best wishes to Georgia Browne, Amber Murray, Niamh Murray, Seán O'Dowd and Iuliane Ureche and their Year Head, Mrs Helen Dodd, who is accompanying them.

Welcome Back!

27 Aug

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!