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College Record 2010

It is with a great sense of joy and gratitude for the many blessings that I welcome the 2010 edition of St. Kieran’s College Record. While the Record is a chronicle of all that has happened in the College during the last year, it also reflects the work of all the stakeholders.

The past year was indeed one of many blessings for the College – from the publication, with its hugely positive results, of the Whole School Evaluation Report by the Department of Education and Science, to the Choral Concert in the College Chapel and the retaking of the Croke Cup with a score of 2 goals 11 points thereby achieving our 17th All-Ireland senior hurling title.

With the ongoing support of the Trustees, the programme of refurbishment and development is now in its final phase. For the financial year ending 31st August 2009, additions to our school buildings cost €345,756 and to the College €672,301, which included the replacement of the main utility services. Additions to furniture, fittings and equipment cost €53,943 and for the College €37,047.

The economic downturn and the restructuring of our country’s financial services continue to impact on the public finances, the budgets of all government departments, families and all citizens. For us the impact is obvious to see with the serious fall off in the mature student intake of the

N.U.I.M. Outreach Programme on our campus. Fees have to be paid by the students concerned from their own resources, either from disposable income or from sponsorship. New developments in education and formation continue

to give new life to St. Kieran’s. The building known as the Bantile is being reorganised and upgraded.

It will become a facility for curriculum enhancement with grant aid from the Department of Education and Skills. The Vocations Office for the Diocese has been relocated to the College from which, it is hoped, many creative programmes will be administered.

This is a difficult time to be involved in the work of education and formation. Much hard work, dedication and commitment to our mission has made this past year such a successful one. I express my thanks to the Principal, the Deputy Principal, the teachers,

all the staff, the Chaplain and the Chaplaincy team, the students and their Council, the parents and their Association, the Trustees and the Board of Management. Please enjoy reading this edition of the Record in this, our 227th academic year. May we thank God our Father for all the good that has happened during the last year.

Monsignor Kieron Kennedy

President.

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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.

August
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
September
Monday 16th
Open Evening (Provisional)
Friday 20th
Sports Day (Provisional)
Monday 23rd
Free Day (No school for students)
October
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
November
Monday 4th (8.50 am)
School Reopens after Mid-Term Break
Thursday 7th
Dept of Education Staff Training Day (No school for students)
Thursday 16th (4.15pm - 6.45pm)
3rd Year P/T Meeting (Provisional)
Thursday 23rd (4.15pm - 6.45pm)
5th Year P/T Meeting (Provisional)
Friday 24th
Staff Training Day (No school for students)
Monday 27th
JCT Staff Training Cluster Day (No school for students)
December
Monday 2nd - Friday 6th
Christmas Exams (6th Years / 3rd Years - provisional)
Monday 16th - Friday 20th
Christmas Exams (1st / 2nd & 5th Years)
Friday 22nd (1pm)
Christmas Holidays Begin
January
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
February
Tuesday 4th - Friday 14th
TY Work Experience (TBC)
Tuesday 4th - Friday 14th
Mock Examinations for JC & LC
Monday 3rd
St Brigid’s Day Bank Holiday - No School
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
March
Entrance Assessment Test
Date to be decided
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)
April
Monday 31st (May) - Friday 4th
Easter Exams (1st & 5th Years)
Friday 11th (1pm)
Easter Holidays Begin
Monday 28th
School Reopens after Easter Holidays
May
Monday 5th
School Closed (Bank Holiday)
Monday 26th
Summer Examinations Begin (Provisional)
Friday 30th (1pm)
Summer Holidays Begin
June
Wednesday 4th
Junior & Leaving cert exams start

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