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Mission & Ethos

St Kieran’s College, as Ireland’s oldest all-boys Catholic Secondary School, continues its founding aim of the pursuit of real excellence in education and formation, in the light of the Gospel, so as to allow all our students to realise the fullness of their potential. Academically, spiritually, physically and emotionally our students are encouraged to strive for all that is possible in the relentless pursuit of perfecting their individual gifts and talents. In so doing they bring to life the joy intended by our motto, “Hiems Transiit”, for themselves, those they love and the community where they will live, serve and lead.

St Kieran’s Prayer

That I may,

Reach as high as is possible,

Believe with all my being,

Learn with all my power,

Give with all my heart,

and pray with all my soul.

That I may teach in ways that are gentle,

and carry victory and loss in perspective.

That I may grow each day,

here – in some new way.

That I may look back in thanks and always forward in hope,

And that I may ever know the steadfast support of you Kieran our Saint,

Who came from Cape Clear to Saigher,

With faith, trust and hope.

A future yet untold.

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Key Dates

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.

September
Friday 23rd
Sports Day for all students
Monday 26th
Open Night for Incoming First Years 2023 beginning at 6:30pm
October
Monday 17th - Friday 28th
TY Work Experience
Thursday 27th
6th Year P/T Meeting (4:15-6:45pm)
Friday 28th
Midterm Break Begins at 1pm
November
Monday 7th
School reopens after Mid-Term Break at 8:50am
Thursday 10th
6th Year Careers Information Evening for Parents at 7pm
Thursday 17th
5th Year P/T Meeting (4:15-6:45pm)
Friday 25th
Staff Training Day - No school for students
Monday 28th
JCT Cluster Day - No school for students
December
Thursday 1st
3rd Year P/T meeting (4:15-6:45pm)
Monday 12th
Christmas Exams Begin (Provisional)
Wednesday 21st @1pm
Christmas Holidays Begin
January
Thursday 5th
School reopens after Christmas at 8:50am
Thursday 12th
Subject Choice Meeting for 1st Year Parents
Thursday 19th
1st Year P/T Meeting (4:15-6:45pm)
Thursday 26th
2nd Year P/T Meeting (4:15-6:45pm)
February
Monday 6th
St Brigid's Day (School Closed)
Thursday 9th (7pm)
Subject Choice Meeting for TY Parents
Friday 10th @1pm
Mid-Term Break Begins
Monday 20th
Class resumes after Mid-Term Break (8:50am)
Thursday 23rd
Transition Year P/T meeting (4:15-6:45pm)
March
Saturday 11th
Entrance Assessment Test
Friday 17th
St Patrick's Day (School Closed)
Monday 20th
JCT State Training Day (No School for Students)
Friday 31st @ 1pm
Easter Holidays Begin
April
Monday 17th @8:50am
School Reopens after Easter Holidays
Thursday 27th @7pm
Third Year Parents Information Evening for TY
May
Monday 1st
Bank Holiday (School Closed)
Tuesday 2nd
Free Day (School Closed)
Monday 23rd
End of Year Awards Night
Monday 29th
Summer Exams Begin (Provisional)
June
Friday 2nd @1pm
Summer Holidays Begin
Wednesday 7th
State Examinations Begin

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