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College Record 1987

It is particularly appropriate that this issue of the St. Kieran’s College Record should be produced in the wake of the 150th. anniversary (1836-1986) of the building of the ‘new college’ on the Callan Road. This issue also com­memorates the thirtieth anniversary of the launching in 1956 of the Record itself As with all previous issues, it is our earnest hope and objective that the current issue will be a welcome and valuable link between the present generation of seminarians and pupils and the many generations of alumni around the world. ‘Aspects of Mission’ is the theme we have chosen to cover the series of articles by past pupils (some, I am happy to note, from the recent past) who have written of their life and work . A quick glance at the titles will give the reader some indication of the important contributions they are making in so many walks of life and in the service of humanity generally – famine relief in Ethiopia, volunteer work in the Sudan, caring for drug addicts in Dublin, missionary work in Peru, community radio in Kilkenny and chaplaincy work in the Lebanon – to mention but a few. Within the college itself two new magazines have been appearing regularly since the last issue of the Record – Leargas in the seminary and Focus in the secondary school. Long may they continue to flourish as for­ums in which students can practise the art of writing and test their liter(J.ry skills. Here the Record wishes to acknowledge its indebtedness to their editors and contributors who have kindly allowed us to use material which first appeared in their pages. A Record such as ours has the duty to chronicle the ordinary as well as the extraordinary events – today’s reporting is tomorrow’s history. The opening of the new Computer Centre in the Spring of 1984 and the visit of the Minister for Education, Mrs. Gemma Hussey, T.D., in the Autumn of that year for the official opening of the Joint Schools’ Complex, were historic developments in the life of the college. Speaking on that occasion, the Minister said: ‘Ultimately, all our efforts must be directed towards the young people. It is for them we want the best of facilities and for them that we plan the use of resources wisely. We want them to have access to up-to-date equipment and exposure to the most modern curriculum and breadth of sub­ject choice. I am deeply indebted to each and every contributor to the Record – those who have written full length articles and the many teachers, seminarians and pupils who have prepared reviews and reports for the seminary and layside sections. I am happy also to thank the many priests who have written with news of what is happening in dioceses as far as Paisley and Maitland. Thanks and appreciation are also due to Denis Bergin, who as Managing Editor has brought his professional skills to bear on the finalisation of scripts, layout and production .. In conclusion a special word of thanks to our Patron, Most Rev. Laurence Forristal, for his continued interest in the Record and for his kind­ness in writing the Foreword. My sincere thanks too, to the President, the Bursar and the firms who have contributed towards the cost of publication. To one and all, thank you, and to you the reader, I hope you will find this, the thirteenth issue of the St. Kieran’s College Record enjoyable and interesting, and a valuable medium for maintaining contact with the college.

Father Michael Ryan, Editor

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Key Dates Academic Year 2024-2025

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.

Wednesday 21st
Staff Day (No school for students)
Thursday 22nd
6th Years return at 8:50
Friday 23rd
3rd Year students return 8:50am / 1st Year Induction at 11am
Monday 26th
2nd / 5th Years and TY students return to school at 8:50am
Monday 16th
Open Evening
Friday 20th
Sports Day
Monday 23rd
Free Day (No school for students)
Monday 7th - Friday 11th
October Exams (Provisional)
Monday 14th - Friday 25th
TY Work Experience (TBC)
Thursday 17th (4:15-6:45pm)
6th Year P/T Meeting (Provisional)
Friday 25th (1pm)
Midterm Break Begins
Monday 4th (8.50 am)
School Reopens after Mid-Term Break
Thursday 7th
Dept of Education Staff Training Day (No school for students)
Thursday 14th (4.15pm - 6.45pm)
3rd Year P/T Meeting (Provisional)
Thursday 21st (4.15pm - 6.45pm)
5th Year P/T Meeting (Provisional)
Friday 22nd
Staff Training Day (No school for students)
Monday 2nd - Friday 6th
Christmas Exams (6th Years / 3rd Years - provisional)
Monday 16th - Friday 20th
Christmas Exams (1st / 2nd & 5th Years)
Friday 20th (1pm)
Christmas Holidays Begin
Monday 6th (8:50am)
School Reopens after Christmas Holidays
Monday 20th
Oide Staff Training Day (No school for students)
Thursday 23rd (4.15pm - 6.45pm)
1st Year P/T Meeting
Thursday 30th (4.15pm - 6.45pm)
2nd Year P/T Meeting
Monday 3rd
St Brigid’s Day Bank Holiday - No School
Tuesday 4th - Friday 14th
TY Work Experience (TBC)
Tuesday 4th - Friday 14th
Mock Examinations for JC & LC
Friday 14th February (1pm)
Midterm Break Begins
Monday 24th (8.50 am)
School Reopens after Midterm Break
Thursday 27th (4:15-6:45pm)
TY P/T Meeting
Saturday 1st
Entrance Assessment Test
Friday 7th
St Kieran’s Day Activities
Monday 17th
School Closed (St Patrick’s Day Bank Holiday)
Tuesday 18th
Free Day (No school for students)
Monday 31st (March) - Friday 4th
Easter Exams (1st & 5th Years)
Friday 11th (1pm)
Easter Holidays Begin
Monday 28th
School Reopens after Easter Holidays
Monday 5th
School Closed (Bank Holiday)
Monday 26th
Summer Examinations Begin (Provisional)
Friday 30th (1pm)
Summer Holidays Begin
Wednesday 4th
Junior & Leaving cert exams start

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