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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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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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