St. Kilian's Community School, Ballywaltrim, Bray

Power2Progress Mock Trial

Fri, Mar 3rd, 2023

Power2Progress Mock Trial

Sixth Year students in St. Kilian’s Community School had a fantastic opportunity to participate in a mock trial organized by Zurich Insurance as part of the Power 2 Progress (University College Dublin) programme last Friday.
A big shout out to the students who volunteered to role play as barristers, solicitors, registrar, defendant, witnesses, jury panelists, court artist, court reporter and court security officer in this mock criminal trial.
A very big thank you to John Sheehy who coached both the prosecuting and defending legal teams on how to conduct the trial and to Louise Beirne who role played as Judge and along with Eva Andersson MSc ACII provided advice and guidance to all the volunteers on how the court system operates and what their roles were in this mock trial.
This was a really insightful and fun experience for the students. Students really got an insight into the workings of a court and the challenges that arise for the legal teams in a real court sitting. The barristers had to react and think on their feet, the witnesses gave conflicting evidence, the defendant was brilliant as the blameless victim wrongfully charged and could have a career in acting! Unfortunately for her the Jury returned a verdict of Guilty as Charged!
A very big thank you to John, Louise and Eva also shared their own career journeys. It was really helpful for students who are currently planning their next step. It was very much appreciated by the students
A big thanks also to the teaching staff in St Kilian’s who facilitated the students attending this event.

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Power2Progress Mock Trial

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Music & Culture Week 2023

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This year's Music & Culture Week takes place from Monday to Friday, January 23rd to 27th.
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21 Dec

Every good wish to all of our students and past-pupils, to their families and to all of our friends for Christmas and New Year.
We hope that you all stay safe and well over the Christmas period, and that you find time to relax and spend time with your loved ones.
Best wishes to everyone for health and happiness in 2023.
School reopens on Thursday, January 5th 2023.

Retirement: Monica Davidson

20 Dec

On Wednesday, December 21st, Monica Davidson, the School Secretary, will retire after over twenty years of loyal service to St Kilian's Community School. Monica's kindness to everyone, her friendly voice and welcoming smile have brightened the lives of everyone down through the years. She will be greatly missed by students, staff, parents and families alike. We wish Monica a long and very happy retirement.

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Careers/College Awareness Week takes place from December 5th to 9th.This year there are about thirty talks, with a strong emphasis on presentations from past pupils who have gone on to a wide and varied range of successful careers.
You can download the full programme here.

Open Night 2022

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St Kilian's CS will hold its Open Night on the evening of Tuesday, September 27th, from 6.45pm to 8.45pm.
All primary school pupils and their parents, guardians and families are invited to join us as we celebrate our school and its students.
Past pupils and friends are also very welcome.

Enrolments 2023-2024

19 Sep

Applications for places in First Year 2023-2024 will be accepted from October 3rd until November 25th 2022.
The Admissions Notice and Application Form (Part 1) are attached.
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Lourdes Trip 2022

7 Sep

After a two-year hiatus, the Dublin Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes is taking place again this year, from September 7th to 12th.
This year, St Kilian's is represented by four 6th Year students, Abbie Costello, Brian Byrne, Marcos O'Reilly and Lucy Sky Moore O'Gorman, who are accompanied by Ms Mary Casey.
We extend best wishes to them for a succesful and enjoyable trip.


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The school recently took delivery of a large order of student lockers, with all students now being automatically issued with a locker on registration.
The new lockers are creating a great splash of colour on the corridors!

Welcome to the 2022-2023 school year!

22 Aug

Welcome back to all students and staff for the 2022-2023 school year.
A special welcome to our new First Year students and to the other new students who have transferred to St Kilian's from other local schools and from further afield.
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