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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State Examinations

7 Jun

Best wishes to all of our Leaving Certificate, Leaving Certificate Applied and Junior Certificate students over the next three weeks of exams. May all of your hard work be rewarded!


6th Year Graduation 2018

27 May

St. Kilian's CS held its 6th Year Graduation and Awards Night on Thursday, May 24th.
It was a night for reminiscing and celebrating, with the school's Sports Hall transformed into a top-class theatre for the event.
We congratulate all of our 6th Year students and wish them well in the forthcoming State Examinations.


Sports Day 2018

27 May

The school's annual Sports Day was held on Wednesday, May 16th. In glorious sunshine, the day was a great success, with athletics, novelty events and chess ensuring that everyone could participate and have a great time.
In the afternoon, the 6th Years beat the Teachers' team on a scoreline of 5-2, in the annual, much-anticipated soccer match.


Daina Moorehouse (TY) wins Gold!

29 Apr

Congratulations to Daina Moorehouse (TY) who has won the Gold Medal, in the Light-Flyweight division, at the European Youth Boxing Championships in Italy.


TY Killary Trip 2018

28 Apr

The TY group spent a great few days in the West of Ireland in mid-April. The annual visit to Killary Adventure Centre in Leenane, County Galway, was another great success this year.


Junk Kouture 2017-2018

20 Apr

This has been another fantastic year for the TY Junk Kouture students. Well done to all of the students involved, and their teacher, Ms Ring.


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.