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Message from the Minister for Education, Norma Foley TD

The Child Protection Procedures for Primary and Post-Primary Schools 2017 were developed following extensive consultation with the education partners to take account of the statutory obligations under the Children First Act, 2015 and the Children First: National Guidance for the Protection and Welfare of Children. The obligations and responsibilities which arise from the procedures have been taken very seriously by our schools since their implementation and there is a very strong culture of child protection across the school sector.

Following the publication of the procedures in 2017, schools have implemented the procedures in full, including developing a Child Safeguarding Statement (which includes a Risk Assessment), appointing a Designated Liaison Person (DLP) and Deputy Designated Liaison Person (DDLP), ensuring that parents/guardians and all school personnel are aware of the school’s child protection and safeguarding procedures, ensuring that reporting procedures in line with Children First are in place and ensuring that school personnel are provided with training in respect of recognising and reporting alleged child protection concerns. 

There have been important developments since the publication of the procedures in 2017 including the Data Protection Acts which give effect to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the commencement of the Teaching Council (Information to be Furnished by Employer in Case of Dismissal or Resignation of Registered Teacher) Regulations 2023. The Department has also published Child Protection and Safeguarding Procedures for Boarding Facilities associated with Recognised Schools 2023 and an associated inspection model. The Department has now revised the 2017 procedures and published these 2023 procedures to take account of the aforementioned legislative and policy developments. 

The protection and welfare of children must continue to be of paramount importance for every school. These Child Protection Procedures for Primary and Post-Primary Schools (revised 2023) have been published following extensive consultation with the education partners and I would like to express my sincere thanks to the education partners and all those involved in the development of the revisions to the procedures. 


St Kieran’s College Documents 2023-2024

The Child Safeguarding Statement for St Kieran’s College was reviewed ratified by the Board of Management on Friday 1st September 2023. 

Please click on the following link to view The Child Safeguarding Statement and Risk Assessment. 

A copy of the school’s Child Safeguarding Statement is also available to parents on request by contacting the school office.

Please click on the link Notification to Parents regarding the Board of Management Review of the Child Safeguarding Statement for official notice to parents regarding the annual review of our Safeguarding Statement at that Board of Management meeting on Friday 1st September 2023.


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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.

Thursday 24th
6th year students return at 8:50
Friday 25th
3rd year students return 8:50am/ 1st Year Induction at 11am
Monday 28th
2nd year, 5th year and TY students return to school at 8:50am
Monday 18th
Open Evening
Friday 22nd
Sports Day
Monday 25th
School Closed
Thursday 19th (4:15-6:45pm)
6th Year P/T Meeting
Friday 27th
Mid-Term Break Begins @ 1pm
Monday 6th
School Reopens after Mid-Term Break
Thursdays 9th (7pm)
6th Year Careers Information Evening
Thursday 16th (4.15pm - 6.45pm)
3rd Year P/T Meeting
Thursday 23rd (4.15pm - 6.45pm)
5th Year P/T Meeting
Friday 24th
Staff Training Day (No School for Students)
Monday 27th
Staff Training Day (No School for Students)
Friday 22nd
Christmas Holidays Begin @ 1pm
Monday 8th
School Reopens after Christmas Holidays
Thursday 11th (7pm)
Subject Choice Meeting for 1st Year Parents
Thursday 18th (4.15pm - 6.45pm)
1st Year P/T Meeting
Monday 22nd
Staff Training Day (No School for Students)
Thursday 25th (4.15pm - 6.45pm)
2nd Year P/T Meeting
Monday 29th (Jan) - Friday 9th (Feb)
Mock Examinations for JC & LC
Monday 5th
St Brigid's Day (School Closed)
Wednesday 7th (7pm)
Subject Choice Meeting for Transition Year Parents
Friday 9th
Mid -Term Break Begins @ 1pm
Monday 19th
School Reopens after Mid-Term Break
Thursday 22nd (4:15-6:45pm)
TY P/T Meeting
Friday 1st
St Kieran's Day Activities
Monday 18th
School Closed
Friday 22nd
Easter Holidays Begin @ 1pm
Monday 8th
School Reopens after Easter Holidays
Thursday 18th (7pm)
3rd Year Parents Information Evening for TY
Monday 6th
School Closed (Bank Holiday)
Tuesday 7th
School Closed
Friday 31st
Summer Holidays Begin
Wednesday 5th
Junior & Leaving cert exams start

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