Wellbeing & Pastoral Care

Pastoral Care in St Kieran’s College has evolved over the years in providing a whole school approach to caring for our students. Pastoral Care supports and strategies have been implemented and developed to care for students before they arrive in St Kieran’s and long after they leave us. Our Pastoral Care team is made up of our School Chaplain and the Guidance Counsellors who are supported by Year Heads, The Additional Needs Department, teachers with supporting roles of responsibility, Form teachers and all classroom teachers. Our Pastoral Care Team meet on a weekly basis to discuss supports for students in need. They are a point of contact, a place to go for help for all in our school community. The Wellbeing of all members of the St Kieran’s College community is of paramount importance to us and therefore we have developed many structures and programmes over the years, aimed at protecting and supporting student wellbeing. We provide a wide range of co-curricular activities such as History excursions, the Amber Flag Programme and Mental Health Week to name a few. Guest speakers regularly visit students to discuss Mental Health, Wellbeing and Resilience. In addition, we have a wide range of extra-curricular activities promoting wellbeing in our school community. Our Student Council, an intrinsic part of the school community, gives our students a voice in matters pertaining to the student body and the general wellbeing of students in our school community.

Mr Fergal Brennan

School Chaplain

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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

Parents Association Virtual AGM

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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