College Record 2006

It is with a sense of optimism that I welcome this edition of the St. Kieran’s College Record. In keeping with the many changes which have taken place at St. Kieran’s over the past few years this edition mirrors these changes and it will strive, in future editions, to publish a chronicle of the main events in the life of the College since 2002, the 219th Academic Year, when a new-look Record was first presented.

St. Kieran’s College was founded, as you know, in 1782, the first Catholic school after the repeal of the Penal Laws. Over the decades St. Kieran’s has had to face serious challenges and much change but in all this time two pillars have remained constant and solid – our mission of (1) Education and (2) Formation based on Gospel Values.

In these days, the twin pillars of Education and Formation are found on campus – In our Secondary Day School under the stewardship of our newly appointed Principal Mr. John Curtis and the Chaplaincy team headed by Fr. Sean O’Connor – In the Creidim Centre, a centre for Adult Religious Education and Faith Formation for the Diocese, under the Chairmanship of Mr. Declan Murphy and a newly appointed Steering Committee – In the N.U.I.M.(National University of Ireland, Maynooth) Outreach Campus, where at present 220 adult students avail of a range of courses at undergraduate and post graduate level under the managership of Mr. Chris Reid and his team. With these concrete expressions of Education and Formation, St. Kieran’s maintains a central role in the academic and faith life of Kilkenny, both city and county and the Diocese of Ossory.

Over the past few years St. Kieran’s has been very fortunate in managing all the changes facing it and related demands. The new services, new facilities and refurbishment programmes which you see or have experienced are the result of much hard work, dedication and support from many people, especially staff, students, parents’ council, Board of Management, Trustees and our patron, Bishop Forristal.

Since being appointed President in August 2004 I have been inspired personally by the levels of commitment shown and energy expended by all involved in the mission of St. Kieran’s- some now no longer with us, especially Mr. Micheál Ó Diarmada, who retired in 2005 after eleven years as principal. With such obvious commitment we can face the future with confidence and a great sense of optimism – all the more reason to welcome this and future editions of The Record.

Fr. Kieron J. Kennedy. President.

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Key Dates

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)

Please note: It may be necessary to reschedule some of the above times and dates. Please check back to this webpage throughout the year for confirmation of the most up to date information.

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.

December
Thursday 2nd
Fifth Year P/T Meeting Online (4:15-6:45pm)
Thursday 9th
3rd Year P/T Meeting Online (4:15-6:45pm)
Wednesday 22nd
Christmas Holidays Begin at 1pm
January
Thursday 6th
School reopens after Christmas at 8:50am
Tuesday 11th
Subject Choice Meeting for 1st Year Parents
Thursday 20th
1st Year P/T Meeting Online (4:15-6:45pm)
Friday 21st
JCT Staff Training Day (No School for Students)
Monday 24th
JCT Cluster Day (No school for students)
Thursday 27th
2nd Year P/T Meeting Online (4:15-6:45pm)
February
Tuesday 1st
Subject Choice Online Meeting for Transition Year Parents
Monday 7th
TY Work Experience begins for two weeks
Thursday 10th
Transition Year P/T Meeting Online (4:15-6:45pm)
Friday 18th
Mid-Term Break Begins
Monday 28th
School reopens after M/T Break
March
Thursday 3rd
St Kieran's Day Mass
Friday 4th
St Kieran's Day Activities
Thursday 17th
St Patrick's Day - School Closed
Friday 18th
Bank Holiday - School Closed
Monday 21st
Free Day - No school for students
April
Friday 8th
Easter Holidays Begin @1pm
Monday 25th
School reopens after the Easter Holidays @8:50am
Thursday 28th
3rd Year Parents Information Evening for TY
May
Monday 2nd
School Closed (Bank Holiday)
June
Friday 3rd
Summer holidays begin @1pm

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