Child Protection

New “Child Protection Procedures for Primary and Post-Primary Schools 2017” (hereinafter referred to as the “procedures”) have been developed and published and have come into effect in St Kieran’s College since Monday 11th December 2017. These guidelines have been implemented following consultation between the Department of Education and Skills, organisations representing school management, parents and teachers, the Department of Children and Youth Affairs and Tusla, the Child and Family Agency. The new procedures take account of the Children First Act, 2015 and the “Children First: National Guidance for the Protection and Welfare of Children” published by the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs in 2017. Both of these documents can be accessed by clicking on the links below:

Child Protection Guidelines 2017

Children First National Guidance 2017

These procedures apply to all recognised primary and post-primary schools and to centres for education (as defined in the Education Act 1998) which are attended by pupils under the age of 18 years. It should be noted that the all of the requirements of the new procedures, apart from those relating to the school’s Child Safeguarding Statement which are set out in Chapter 8 of the procedures, came into effect from 11 December 2017.

The Child Safeguarding Statement for St Kieran’s College was reviewed ratified by the Board of Management on Monday 23rd August 2021.

Please click on the link Notification to Parents regarding the Board of Management’s 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 Monday, August 23rd 2021.

A copy of this statement is available by clicking on the link below:

Child Safeguarding Statement 2021-2022

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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.

August
Thursday 26th
Sixth Year students return to school at 8:50am
Thursday 26th
First Year Induction at 2pm
Friday 27th
Third and Fifth Year students return to school at 8:50am
Monday 30th
Second Year and Transition Year students return at 8:50am
September
Friday 3rd
Leaving Cert Results
Friday 17th
Sports Day
October
Monday 11th
TY Work Experience Begins
Friday 22nd
Mid-Term Break Begins at 1pm
November
Monday 1st
School reopens after Mid-Term Break
Thursday 4th
Sixth Year Careers Information Evening at 7pm
Thursday 25th
Sixth Year P/T Meeting Online (4:15-6:45pm)
Friday 26th
Staff Training Day (No school for students)
Monday 29th
Free Day (No School for students)
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

Latest News

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The Parents’ Association AGM will take place online on Wednesday 8th December at 7pm. Guest Speaker on the night will be Ms Elma Walsh. Parents will be sent details for how to receive the link to the meeting. All parents are welcome to attend.

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Staff Training Day

A reminder to all parents that Friday 26th November is a Staff Training Day and Monday 29th is a free day so the school will be closed for students on these days. Thank You.

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Parent/Teacher Meetings

In the absence of being able to hold Parent Teacher Meetings in-person due to Covid restrictions, it has been decided that Parent/Teacher Meetings will take place online this year as follows: 6th Years – Thursday 25th November 5th years – Thursday 2nd December 3rd years – Thursday 9th December All parents will receive the necessary […]

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