St. Kilian's Community School, Ballywaltrim, Bray

St Vincent De Paul Youth Conference

Wed, Nov 21st, 2018

The St Vincent de Paul (SVP) is an organisation that assists people who are in need.  There are four St Vincent de Paul Conferences in Bray.  We have just begun a Youth Conference of the St Vincent de Paul in our school.  We have approximately 25 registered members from first year up to fifth year.  These students meet after school on a Wednesday as it is seen as a voluntary group which should be meeting outside of school hours.  As a Youth Conference, the brief is slightly different to the adult groups so they do not conduct house to house visitation. The Youth Conference identifies issues of social justice that they would like to pursue.  Ours has decided to focus on equality and kindness. It is student-led and we have a wonderful group of fifth year students who are heading up the conference.   They will be engaged in different activities to benefit the SVP over the year.  They have had three leadership training sessions with Clare Mander, the National Youth Officer for the SVP.  This provides them with leadership skills, group skills, organisational skills so that they can function more efficiently as a group to achieve their targets.  Stay tuned for more information regarding this group.  The teacher link for the Youth Conference is Louise O’Sullivan who is already involved in the SVP St Patrick’s Kilquade Conference.  

Officers of the Conference are:

Dylan O'Toole (President)

Naoise O'Connell (Vice-President)

Melinda Szabo (Secretary)

Kayleigh Howick (Treasurer)

Tamara Vuletic (Campaign Manager) 


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11ú - 15ú Márta, an bhliain seo.
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Ádh mór do gach duine!


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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'.


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Best wishes to everyone for a good rest over the mid-term break.


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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!


Scholarship Success!

18 Jan

Congratulations to Mikolaj Piotrowski (Leaving Certificate 2016) who has been awarded the highly prestigious Kinsella Scholarship. Mikolaj is a 2nd Year Engineering student at Trinity College Dublin.


Happy Christmas!

21 Dec

Best wishes to all of our students and past-pupils, to their families and to all of our friends for Christmas and the New Year.


Christmas Crafts Coffee Morning

6 Dec

This year's Christmas Crafts Coffee Morning will take place on Friday, December 14th from 9.00am to 12.30pm at the school.
Raffle proceeds go to Bray Area Rough Sleepers Support (BARSS).
All are welcome!


College/Careers Awareness Week 2018

3 Dec

This year's College Awareness Week runs from Monday to Friday, December 3rd to 7th. There is a wide range of presentations, from academic institutions, as well as businesses, services and agencies. Past-pupils feature strongly among the guest speakers.