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!
Congratulations to those students who received such great Junior Certificate and LCA results today! Well done to the students themselves, and to their families, their teachers and all other school personnel who helped them over the line.
A special 'Well Done!' to the 6LCA class, eleven of whom, remarkably, received a Distinction grade for last year's work.
Best wishes to Kerri Keane, Megan Murphy, Luke Windsor, Mayking Chong and Aoife Murphy who, accompanied by their 6th Year Head Teacher, Mr Fitzpatrick, are in Lourdes this week as helpers on the Dublin Diocesan Pilgrimage.
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 our Leaving Cert and LCA students, and to their teachers and families, on the fine results received this week.
Best wishes to everyone in the months and years ahead.
Another great week of Music at St. Kilian's!
Well done to everyone involved with the annual Rock Camp, which ran from June 25th to 29th this year.
This year, the emphasis was on song writing and the talent on show at the wrap-up concert was incredible!
Roll on 2019!
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!
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.
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.
Congratulations to Daina Moorehouse (TY) who has won the Gold Medal, in the Light-Flyweight division, at the European Youth Boxing Championships in Italy.
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.