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

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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