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)
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!
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.
Congratulations to Emma Kelly, Niamh Murray and Arif Ogunseye (Class of 2018) who have been awarded Entrance Scholarships to UCD.
Best of luck to them in their future studies!
A Youth Conference of St Vincent De Paul has been established at St Kilian's, and the 25 members are currently receiving training.
Best wishes to them in their work, and to their link teacher, Ms Louise O'Sullivan.
To coincide with our recent hugely successful Open Night, St Kilian's has launched a new Prospectus, which can be accessed here.
Soundwaves, the school's annual music festival, take place this week, from Monday to Friday, October 15th to 19th.
The Parents' Association AGM will be held on Tuesday evening, October 16th, at 7.00pm at the school.
All parents and guardians are very welcome
St Kilian's will hold its Open Night on Thursday, October 11th, starting at 6.45pm.
All are welcome, particularly local primary school pupils and their families.
Please see the attached flyer for full details.
Congratulations to 2nd Year students, Daniel Waldron, Pawel Ivanow, Jamie Ward and Szymon Kowalczyk who have won scholarships to Trinity College's Walton Club, a Saturday programme for Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (the STEM subjects).
They join Adam Doyle and Davis Jaudzems (3rd Year), who won scholarships last year and are still involved in the programme.
St. Kilian's has launched a newsletter, which will be published and distributed to families at regular intervals throughout the school year.
See the first edition under the tab at the top of the page.