Fri, Apr 21st, 2017
Transition Year trip to Killary Adventure Centre
At the end of March, seventy St. Kilian's TY students enjoyed a fabulous three-day trip to Killary Adventure Centre in Leenane, County Galway. The students were accompanied by their Year Head, Mr Fitzpatrick, TY Coordinator, Mr Kelly, Ms Murray, Ms Ryan and Ms McGuinness.
The students took part in water and land-based activities including the infamous "Turf Challenge", the centre piece of the RTE programme, "Ireland's Fittest Family", which was filmed in Killary late last year. Other activities that the students tried were the giant swing, the rope bridge, kayaking, gorge walking and the trapeze swing. They went on a long trek at night and had a table quiz and other games to keep them busy and entertained in the evenings.
The students thoroughly enjoyed the trip and their behaviour and good humour was exemplary. Everyone commented that it was the high point of the year so far, as it proved to be a great bonding and fun experience for everyone concerned.
Thanks to the excellent staff at Killary Adventure Centre and to the teachers, who excelled by getting ‘down and dirty’ trying many of the difficult challenges themselves.
Well done Mr. Kelly for organising such a wonderfully rewarding and enjoyable trip for our 4th Years. They really had a fantastic time!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
Congratulations to the 6th Year Class of 2017 on their great results in the Leaving Certificate examinations!
Best wishes to all of the students in the years ahead, in their chosen college courses and careers. Students who need CAO or careers advice should contact the school.
Please return all outstanding books to the Book Rental Office in Room 33 immediately.
Many thanks to the Parents' Association and Mrs Helen Browne for their voluntary efforts in running the Scheme.
Students, Parents and Guardians, please read the attached important notice.
The school's inaugural Soundwaves music festival was held this week, May8th to 12th. The week's events were a showcase for the school's many talented students, as well as providing opportunities for masterclasses, recitals and collaborations with a host of local and national figures from across the music world. Many thanks to Ms Louise O'Sullivan for making this wonderful event such a tremendous success.