College Record 2013

The publication of the College Record is always a much-anticipated event. Each edition tries to chronicle the main happenings and the good news stories relating to College life during the previous school year.  With this in mind, I welcome the St Kieran’s College Record 2013 – our 230th academic year.

This past year has again been one of many blessings.  The various articles and photographs published speak for themselves.  Thankfully, with the ongoing support of the Trustees and grant aid from the Department of Education and Skills, we have managed to continue a programme of upgrading and refurbishment of our student facilities.   For the financial year ending 31st August 2012 additions to our School Buildings cost €34,496  and for Computer/IT Expenses, ICT infrastructure and Technology the costs incurred were € 66,575.  Also, a contract was agreed and signed following another successful submission to the DES. This was for the provision of accessible toilets, lift and special needs access for our students.

St Kieran’s College continues to have a special place in the hearts and minds of many people, not just past students.  Many visitors are impressed on seeing the whole campus and the ongoing developments.  The College environment and the community of students and staff elicit much positive comment. This does not happen by accident. It takes much hard work at all levels and particular commitment to our traditions and shared values.  Therefore,  I wish to express my heartfelt thanks to the Principal, Mr John Curtis, the Deputy Principal, Mr Adrian  Finan, the teachers and staff, my brother priest   Fr Dermot Ryan and the  Chaplaincy Team, the students and their Council, our parents and guardians and their Association, my colleagues on the Board of Management, my fellow Trustees and Bishop  Seámus  Freeman, our Patron.

The economic climate continues to impact on most sectors of society in our country.  The areas of  Healthcare and  Education provision, in particular, remain under severe pressure due to budgetary constraints.  These in turn invariably make the lives of all associated or involved with St Kieran’s College and in the care and education of our students more challenging. But in spite of all the related demands and pressures the pages of the 2013 edition of  The College Record allow us insight into how effective a team we have in place and to how well St Kieran’s has responded to and celebrated its mission during this past year.

Enjoy reading The Record. A special thank you to all who made the publication possible.

Let us bless the Lord.

Monsignor  Kieron J. Kennedy

Chairman,
Board of Management and Trustee

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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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