This year Catholic Schools Week was celebrated from Sunday 27th January – Sunday 2nd February. We are very proud of the fact that St Kieran’s College is Ireland’s oldest Catholic Secondary School and during Catholic Schools Week we get the opportunity to acknowledge the importance of our Catholic faith, tradition and culture. We always strive to keep the gospel values of service, compassion and care at the heart of all that we do in the school. During Catholic Schools Week this year, the Chaplain and the RE department, led by Mr Fergal Brennan, organised many activities to highlight Catholic Schools Weeks. Posters and colourful crosses were placed on the walls, corridors, noticeboards, glasshall and screens around the school. A mass was celebrated on Wednesday 30th January for all the First Year students and their grandparents. Afterwards, the grandparents were invited to the school for some refreshments and a chat. The Cairdeas leaders in Fifth Year went to visit local primary schools to teach the message of the Gospel to the students of St Canice’s Primary School and St John’s Primary School. Mr Brennan was also involved in the organising of a special mass for all of the Religion teachers of the Diocese celebrated by Bishop Farrell. These were some of the highlights of what was another very successful Catholic Schools Week in St Kieran’s, a now important tradition in the life of our school.