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College Record 1998

Monsignor James Cassin, College President

On the occasion of the last edition of the St. Kieran ‘s College Record in its present format, I wish to pay tribute to all who have contributed to the College Records down through the years. A special debt of gratitude is owed to the various editors, photographers and regular contributors. They have served us well. The current edition is the work of Msgr. Michael Ryan, Denis Bergin and Fr. Richard Scriven. I thank them for the time and energy generously given. The excellence of the work is a fitting endorsement of their labours. It is a truism that we live in times of accelerat­ed change. The fortunes of all institutions are linked to their ability to manage change and cope successfully with its demands. Throughout its long and distinguished histo­ry, St. Kieran’s has assessed and reflected on the needs of its times and responded in appropriate and creative ways. It continues to do so. Over the past number of years new and very significant changes have taken place within the college. Seminary formation was suspended in 1994 due to falling numbers. Since 1989, a Board of Management has administered the secondary school, with a lay principal appointed for the first time in 1994. The boarding school is now smaller and each of the 64 boarding students has his own private room and facilities. In the CREIDIM Institute, where formerly young men prepared for priestly ministry, lay people, together with priests, now receive forma­tion to enable them to play a full and active part in the life of the Church. The opening of the National University of Ireland Maynooth Centre at St. Kieran’s is a new and exciting development which offers access to third-level degrees to the people of the area. A feature of the present time is the call to par­ticipation and partnership in the various enter­prises of life. ‘Collaboration’ is the ‘buzz-word’. As attested by the changes taking place at our college, I believe that St. Kieran’s is at the cutting edge of the educational and formation endeav­ours of our time. Great tribute is due to the foresight of those who preceded us at St. Kieran’s and to the cur­rent staff of the college their courage and tenacity in moving the college into a new era enthused with a vibrant sense of mission for our people. The College Record has performed an ines­timable service to St. Kieran’s in recording the events that make up its history. We are only too well aware of the adage that ‘those who are igno­rant of their history are condemned to repeat it.’ The Record will not allow us to be condemned to repetition. Indeed it challenges us to be faithful to our history by carving out an exciting future for St. Kieran’s as we approach a new millenium of Christianity in our world.

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August
Wednesday 25th
Staff Day (No school for students)
Thursday 26th
6th Years return to school at 8:50am
Thursday 26th
Induction for First Year students at 2pm
Friday 27th
Third and Fifth Year students return at 8:50am
Monday 30th
Second Year and Transition Year students return to school at 8:50am
September
Friday 3rd
Leaving Certificate Results
Friday 17th
Sports Day (To be confirmed)
October
Monday 11th
TY Work Experience Begins
Friday 22nd
Mid-Term Break Begins
November
Monday 1st
School Reopens after Mid-Term Break
Thursday 4th
LC Careers Information Evening (TBC)
Thursday 11th
Sixth Year P/T Meeting (TBC)

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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.

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
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 at 7pm
Thursday 17th
6th 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)
Thursday 8th
5th 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
Tuesday 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)
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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