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College Record 1960

WITH this third number of the College RECORD we are in a position to announce that it will be a biennial and will appear in the month of June in the year of its publication. This will be sufficiently frequent to cover the life of the College adequately and at the same time will not be so .frequent as to become burdensome for those involved in its production. It may be well to recall here a point made by His Lordship, Most Rev. Dr. Collier, in his Foreword to the first number four years ago. It is that the College magazine is intended primarily to be a record. Its title is significant and was not lightly chosen. It is to be a faith/ ul chronicle of the life of the College and of important events i’tl the life of past-pupils as far as that is possible. We hope that it will have the personal and intimate atmosphere one associates with a family. While the present student-body will naturally receive much attention, past-pupils, both lay and clerical, will not be neglected. In fact, it is only to be expected that the more interesting and varied items of news will be provided by our past-pupils. And in that regard we take this opportunity of thanking those patt-pupils who make a habit of sending news items which we would not be likely to hear otherwise. We have found those foreign newspapers and other publications which make their way to the College invaluable sources of information for our purpose and we hope that the happy custom of sending them will not only continue but increase. Our chief duty in this Editorial, however, is to acknowledge our indebtedness to those who have contributed articles to the present and previous numbers of the RECORD. We are deeply grateful for their magnificent response to our requests. Only too well are we aware of the time and trouble it will have cost them to provide something worth­while for our readers, and when we reflect that they have to do their writing at odd moments snatched from a busy life we are all the more appreciative of their co-operation. We are glad to say that so far we have had no shortage of contributors and we hope that that happy state will continue. It is scarcely necessary to add that literary con­tributions from past and present pupils will always be welcomed, and we hope that as many as can will avail of the hospitality of our pages. In thanking our present contributors we wish also to acknowledge permission of Monsignor McDonald of the Catholic University of America to publish his Address on the occasion of his Installation as Rector, and permission of Very Reverend Edward Dowling, parish priest of Camross, to make an extract from his notes on the history of the College which he has kindly made available to us. It is our intention to give further extracts from them from time to time. Finally, to the President and staff of the College we tender our gratitude for their indispensable assistance and encouragement at all times. And last, though by no means least, we thank our Advertisers for their valuable support.

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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.

August
Thursday 24th
6th year students return at 8:50
Friday 25th
3rd year students return 8:50am/ 1st Year Induction at 11am
Monday 28th
2nd year, 5th year and TY students return to school at 8:50am
September
Monday 18th
Open Evening
Friday 22nd
Sports Day
Monday 25th
School Closed
October
Thursday 19th (4:15-6:45pm)
6th Year P/T Meeting
Friday 27th
Mid-Term Break Begins @ 1pm
November
Monday 6th
School Reopens after Mid-Term Break
Thursdays 9th (7pm)
6th Year Careers Information Evening
Thursday 16th (4.15pm - 6.45pm)
3rd Year P/T Meeting
Thursday 23rd (4.15pm - 6.45pm)
5th Year P/T Meeting
Friday 24th
Staff Training Day (No School for Students)
Monday 27th
Staff Training Day (No School for Students)
December
Friday 14th
Christmas Carol Service @ 7:30pm
Friday 22nd
Christmas Holidays Begin @ 1pm
January
Monday 8th
School Reopens after Christmas Holidays
Thursday 11th (7pm)
Subject Choice Meeting for 1st Year Parents
Thursday 18th (4.15pm - 6.45pm)
1st Year P/T Meeting
Monday 22nd
Staff Training Day (No School for Students)
Thursday 25th (4.15pm - 6.45pm)
2nd Year P/T Meeting
February
Monday 29th (Jan) - Friday 9th (Feb)
Mock Examinations for JC & LC
Monday 5th
St Brigid's Day (School Closed)
Wednesday 7th (7pm)
Subject Choice Meeting for Transition Year Parents
Friday 9th
Mid -Term Break Begins @ 1pm
Monday 19th
School Reopens after Mid-Term Break
Thursday 22nd (4:15-6:45pm)
TY P/T Meeting
March
Friday 8th
St Kieran's Day Activities
Monday 18th
School Closed
Friday 22nd
Easter Holidays Begin @ 1pm
April
Monday 8th
School Reopens after Easter Holidays
Thursday 18th (7pm)
3rd Year Parents Information Evening for TY
May
Monday 6th
School Closed (Bank Holiday)
Tuesday 7th
School Closed
Friday 31st
Summer Holidays Begin
June
Wednesday 5th
Junior & Leaving cert exams start

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