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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St Kilian's CS will hold its Open Night on the evening of Tuesday, September 26th, 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.
Applications for places in First Year 2024-2025 will be accepted from October 2nd until October 23rd 2023.
The Admissions Notice and Application Form (Part 1) are attached.
Please contact the School Office if further information is required.
From September 7th to 12th, four 6th Year students, Cara Byrne, Alannah Howick, Laura Kiselova, and Seán Fox Plunkett accompanied by the school Chaplain, Ms. Sheelagh Murtagh, will take part as helpers on the Dublin Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes. We wish them good luck on their travels and in their important work in Lourdes.
The Leaving Cert and LCA results will be issued on Friday, August 25th. Students can access their results through the Student Portal from 10.00am and all students are welcome to visit the school from that time too. Key school staff will be there to support you on this important day.
Best of luck to everyone involved!
Book Rental Collection takes place from Monday to Wednesday, August 21st to 23rd. The full details are attached and are also in the information pack you received through Compass earlier in the summer.
Please comply with the dates and times allocated and show appreciation for the work of our parent volunteers.
A very warm welcome back to school to all of our students! A special welcome to our new 1st Years and to the many new students who have transferred into other Year Groups.
Full details of Induction Days are attached and were also sent to all families through Compass earlier in the summer.
Very best wishes to our Leaving Certificate, Leaving Certificate Applied and Junior Cycle students over the coming days and weeks! Thank you to your families, teachers and school staff who have prepared and supported you so well. Remember, we are here if you need us over the next while.
Do your best and look after one another!
A very successful Transition Year was brought to a close with the annual TY night for parents and guardians on May 31st. The student-led event gave a comprehensive overview of the wide range of events, activities and experiences enjoyed across the school year. There was also time for lots of awards and for the students' portfolios to be viewed by all the guests. All agreed that a lot of growing up and maturing had taken place and that the students were now well-prepared to achieve well at Senior Cycle.
The 6th Years had their night in the spotlight on the evening of Thursday, May 25th at the school's sports hall. This was the first school-based graduation night since 2019; alternative arrangements had to be made in the intervening years.
This year's graduating class had 'Up, Up and Away!' as their theme. It was a very special night of reminiscing and celebrating and wishing this fine group of young people the very best in their future lives. Everyone joined with their Year Head, Mr. Paul Connolly, in expressing great pride in the Class of 2023.
This year's TY students participated in a very successful Career Success programme with Elavon Inc. and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Ireland. This initiative was facilitated by Junior Achievement Ireland.