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How To Apply for A School Place in St Kieran’s College

If you are interested in applying for a place in St Kieran’s College for your son, then please read the information below:

St Kieran’s College Prospectus

Admissions Policy

Read the St Kieran’s College Admission Policy. Our admissions policy outlines how the admission procedure works for our school. It was formulated and ratified by our Board of Management, following consultation with our Parents’ Association, Student Council and Teaching Staff. It has been approved by our Patron, Bishop Dermot Farrell. It is reviewed by the Board of Management on an annual basis. Please click on the following link to download our Admission Policy.

Application Process for First Years 

Mailing List (optional) 

  • You may wish to have your name included on our mailing list.  Names on the mailing list will receive a reminder about our Open Night/ admissions process for the following academic year, when your son begins Sixth Class. To be included on our mailing list, please click on the following link and submit the relevant form: I would like to be included on the Mailing List 

 

This year, the Open Night is planned for Monday 12th October 2020 as a virtual event online. Unfortunately, due to NPHET and Department of Education guidelines, we are currently unable to provide an Open Evening in its traditional format here in the school. Details on how to log in to our virtual Open Evening will be communicated to all those 6th Class pupils on our mailing list.

Annual Admission Notice / Annual Process 

  • The Annual Admission Notice will be updated and posted on this webpage no earlier than 1st September each year.
  • This year, the annual Admission Notice will be posted here on Monday 14th September 2020. 
  • The Annual Admission Notice gives all relevant dates for the full application process pertaining to the Sixth Class students for that given year for admission to St Kieran’s College the following year.
  • The relevant Application Form for 2021-2022 will be available for download here, Application Form – First Year 2021 or by contacting the School Office. Completed Application Forms Forms will only be accepted during the appropriate time period, as specified, in the Admission Notice. 
  • Around the same time (September/October) the school will host an Open Night (see above) for prospective students (Sixth Class Only) and their parents.
  • Names on the Mailing List will be sent a reminder about the Open Night in advance, but all relevant students and parents are welcome.
  • Application Forms will ordinarily be available at the Open Night.
  • Please note that we receipt all applications via email to the email address provided in the Application Form.
  • If you do not receive same within a couple of days, the onus is on you to contact the school. The school does not take any responsibility for Application Forms not received.
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Application Process for School Transfer:

If you wish to apply for a place for your son as a school transfer (i.e. if he wishes to transfer from another second-level school) then you must:

  • Read the St Kieran’s College Admission Policy available here: Admission Policy
  • Download a copy of our application form (available below) for students transferring from another second-level school or contact the school office to have a copy posted to you.
  • Complete this application form and submit a hardcopy to the School Office. Please include copies of your son’s two most recent school reports with his application and a cover-letter explaining why you are considering a school transfer at this time.
  • Please click on the following link to download a copy of the Application Form – School Transfer or alternatively, contact the school office to have a copy posted to you.
  • Please note that we receipt all applications via email to the email address provided in the Application Form.
  • If you do not receive same within a couple of days, the onus is on you to contact the school. The school does not take any responsibility for Application Forms not received.

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Key Dates

Key Dates

Please note: It may be necessary to reschedule some of the below times and dates. Please check the school website throughout the year for confirmation of the most up to date information.

September
Friday 23rd
Sports Day for all students
Monday 26th
Open Night for Incoming First Years 2023 beginning at 6:30pm
October
Monday 17th - Friday 28th
TY Work Experience
Thursday 27th
6th Year P/T Meeting (4:15-6:45pm)
Friday 28th
Midterm Break Begins at 1pm
November
Monday 7th
School reopens after Mid-Term Break at 8:50am
Thursday 10th
6th Year Careers Information Evening for Parents at 7pm
Thursday 17th
5th Year P/T Meeting (4:15-6:45pm)
Friday 25th
Staff Training Day - No school for students
Monday 28th
JCT Cluster Day - No school for students
December
Thursday 1st
3rd Year P/T meeting (4:15-6:45pm)
Monday 12th
Christmas Exams Begin (Provisional)
Wednesday 21st @1pm
Christmas Holidays Begin
January
Thursday 5th
School reopens after Christmas at 8:50am
Thursday 12th
Subject Choice Meeting for 1st Year Parents
Thursday 19th
1st Year P/T Meeting (4:15-6:45pm)
Thursday 26th
2nd Year P/T Meeting (4:15-6:45pm)
February
Monday 6th
St Brigid's Day (School Closed)
Friday 10th @1pm
Mid-Term Break Begins
Monday 20th
Class resumes after Mid-Term Break (8:50am)
Thursday 23rd (7pm)
Subject Choice Meeting for TY Parents
March
Saturday 11th
Entrance Assessment Test
Thursday 9th
Transition Year P/T meeting (4:15-6:45pm)
Thursday 17th
St Patrick's Day (School Closed)
Monday 20th
JCT State Training Day (No School for Students)
Friday 31st @ 1pm
Easter Holidays Begin
April
Monday 17th @8:50am
School Reopens after Easter Holidays
Thursday 27th @7pm
Third Year Parents Information Evening for TY
May
Monday 1st
Bank Holiday (School Closed)
Tuesday 2nd
Free Day (School Closed)
Monday 23rd
End of Year Awards Night
Monday 29th
Summer Exams Begin (Provisional)
June
Friday 2nd @1pm
Summer Holidays Begin
Wednesday 7th
State Examinations Begin

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