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)
Best wishes to all of our Leaving Certificate, Leaving Certificate Applied and Junior Certificate students in their examinations over the next three weeks!
We hope that all of your hard work will be rewarded.
You can download the examination timetables here.
In March 2019, the DES Inspectorate conducted a Whole School Evaluation at St Kilian's. These inspections take place about every ten years or so.
The report has now been published and we are delighted to say that it is extremely positive. The full report can be downloaded here, along with a summary that was published in the school's newsletter in July 2019.
Best wishes to our 21 students, from across all year groups, who will visit Würzburg, Bavaria, Germany from April 26th to May 5th. The group, accompanied by Mr Brian Duggan and Ms Sarah Watson, are guests of Matthias Grünewald Gymnasium, St Kilian's partner school for over 35 years. Gute Reise!
Best wishes to everyone for a Happy Easter holiday.
Supervised Study will take place on each weekday, apart from Good Friday and Easter Monday, from 9.00am until 1.00pm. The total cost per student is €15. A lunch will be provided each day. 3th, 5th and 6th Year students are strongly encouraged to attend.
11ú - 15ú Márta, an bhliain seo.
As usual, there is a full programme of events to celebrate our national language and culture.
Ádh mór do gach duine!
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'.
Well done to all of the 3rd and 6th Years on successfully completing their Mock Exams.
Best wishes to everyone for a good rest over the mid-term break.
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.
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.
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!