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College Record 2008

I welcome the St. Kieran’s College Record 2008. The Record is meant to chronicle all that has happened and is happening in the College since 2007.

The production of this Record owes much to the work and help of others especially members of the Secondary School Staff. However, if you keep in mind that we are in our 225th academic year and that St. Kieran’s has a world-wide spread we need to invite more contributions from all the countries where our past students are work- ing. I believe the time has come to issue an open invitation to our past students who are not lacking in ideas or the ability to make a written contribution. St. Kieran’s has a proud and living tradition and our past students will help us nourish the next publication of the record. In the meantime much thanks to all who have contributed to this edition.

St. Kieran’s College is now home to one thousand registered students between the Secondary School and the Outreach pro- gramme of N.U.I.M. for mature students. In meeting the current needs of the study body and those for the next academic year the College Trustees continue to invest in St. Kieran’s in keeping with our commitment to excellence in education and formation for all those involved. For the financial year ending 31 August 2007 additions to our school buildings cost ¤376,297 and to the College facilities cost 188,795 euro.

Additions to furniture, fittings and equipment cost ¤327,624 and for the College ¤16,638. Creidim, the programme to promote, develop adult religious educa- tion and faith formation in the Diocese of Ossory is also fully funded by the College Trustees. Total expenditure for Creidim was ¤55,494 for the year. It is worth noting that since the new gymnasium/sports complex has opened to our students the College Trustees have contributed ¤3,888,559 to the College Campus development. However we must keep in mind that such financial commitments have gone hand in hand with the hard work, passion and ded- ication of all involved.

Special thanks is due to the Principal, Mr. Curtis, colleagues and staff, to Fr. O’Connor and the chaplaincy team, to the students and their new council, to parents and guardians and their association. I thank also my colleagues on the Board of Management, the College staff, the Trustees, especially the former Bishop of

Ossory Laurence Forristal and our new patron Bishop Seamus Freeman SAC, for their ongoing support and commitment to the mission of St. Kieran’s. It lifts one’s spirit to observe what our ‘Catholic Ethos’ means in practice, in the day to day as lived at our College.

Monsignor Kieron Kennedy President

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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
Thursday 27th
6th Year P/T Meeting (4:15-6:45pm)
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 for Parents at 7pm
Thursday 17th
5th 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)
Monday 12th
Christmas Exams Begin (Provisional)
Wednesday 21st @1pm
Christmas Holidays Begin
January
Thursday 5th
School reopens after Christmas at 8:50am
Thursday 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)
Monday 20th
JCT State Training Day (No School for Students)
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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