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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

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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