Congratulations to Clifford Neale (Class of 2017) who received a Certificate of Distinction from the Engineering Technology Teachers Association (ETTA) at the National Finals held in Letterkenny on Saturday 18th November. A huge achievement to make the finals out of 5000 students that took the subject last year. Clifford qualified for the National finals by winning the Carlow, Kilkenny, Wexford area finals of the ETTA. The Leaving Certificate project this year was based around the Sirosky Search and Rescue Helicopter. As part of the awards ceremony the coast guard arrived with the helicopter, which was great for all the award winners. Photographs shows Clifford with his certificate, Keith Kenna National Chairman ETTA and his teacher Mr Rossiter.

Notification to parents/guardians and staff at Kilkenny College

17.00 Hours: Monday 16th October

The Minister for Education and Skills has instructed that all schools are to remain closed for Tuesday 17th October 2017 as a consequence of the national Status Red weather alert.

In accordance with national policy Kilkenny College will remain closed tomorrow, Tuesday 17th October. Subject to the national Status Red weather alert being lifted, the College will re-open for Boarders to return from 18.00hours on Tuesday 17th October. On this basis and again, subject to the national weather status, classes will re-commence for all students on Wednesday 18th October at 08.40Hours.

There is some debris lying on the campus which it is planned to clear during tomorrow.

The cooperation and understanding of parents and guardians in relation to impact of this national weather alert is appreciated.

 

Simon Thompson

Principal

Kilkenny College

Secretary to the Board of Management

Congratulations to Clifford Neale (class of 2017) who recently won the Area 9 (Carlow/Kilkenny/Wexford) Competition of the ETTA (Engineering Technology Teachers Association) for his Engineering Technology Project. This year was a Search and Rescue Helicopter.

Clifford’s project now goes forward to the National finals which will be held in Letterkenny on the 17th & 18th of November. The very best wishes to Clifford in the next stage of the competition.

The Board of Management, the Board of Governors and Staff of Kilkenny College 

cordially invite Parents to join them for 

Prize Day 

on 

Friday 13th October 2017 at 1:45 p.m. sharp 

in 

The Willoughby Hall, Kilkenny College 

Guest Speaker 

CAPTAIN JONATHAN LYNCH 

IRISH AIR CORPS 

(Captain Lynch was a member of the Class of 2001) 

Refreshments in the Dining Hall at 3.30 p.m. 

Our Prize Day is one of the key public days which allows us to project the excellent work done here to parents, visitors and the wider community. 

Many thanks 

Simon Thompson 

Principal

Outline Calendar 2017/2018

  • Monday 28th August 2017 Form 4 Presentation on Transition Year for Parents/Guardians/Agents only, in the Swift Building commencing at 7 p.m. Form 4 boarding students return to settle into their dormitories from 7 p.m. (no earlier)
  • Tuesday 29th August 2017 Form 1 and Form 4 Induction Day. Meeting for new pupils entering Forms 2, 3, and 5 with Parents/Guardians/Agents (please see below for details). All boarders return from 7:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday 30th August 2017 Full School day for all students
  • Monday 25th September 2017 School closed all day. All boarders return from 7:30 p.m.
  • Monday 30th October Friday 3rd November Mid-term break (School closes at 3:40 pm on Friday 27th). All boarders return on Sunday 5th November from 7:30 p.m.
  • Monday 25th December 2017 Friday 5th January 2018 Christmas Holidays (School closes at 3:40pm on Friday 22nd). All boarders return on Sunday 7th January from 7:30 p.m.
  • Monday 29th January 2018 Friday 9th February 2018 2 weeks Work Experience for Form 4 students. Leaving and Junior Certificate Mock Exams take place.
  • Monday 12th Friday 16th February 2018 Mid-term break (School closes at 3:40 pm on Friday 9th). All boarders return on Sunday 18th February from 7:30 p.m.
  • Monday 19th March 2018 Public Holiday, school closed all day All boarders return from 7:30 p.m.
  • Monday 26th March Friday 6th April 2018 Easter Holidays (School closes at 3:40 pm on Friday 23rd March). All boarders return on Sunday 8th April from 7:30 p.m.
  • Monday 7th May 2018 Public Holiday, school closed all day Boarders return from 7: 30 p.m.
  • Monday 28th May to Friday 1st June - In-house Summer examinations take place
  • Friday 1st June 2018 End of Summer Term - (School closes at 2 pm on Friday 1st June)

New Pupils: Forms 2, 3 and 5 Tuesday August 29th

10:15 a.m. - Arrival and registration in front hall.
Prefects and staff available to assist and advise.

10:30 a.m. - Meeting in Media Room Parents/Guardians/Agents and pupils.

Students to arrive in full uniform. Allocation of lockers and assignment to subjects and class-groups will follow the meeting. Parents/Guardians/Agents and day students depart thereafter. 

SECONDHAND   BOOKS   2017

Wed 21st June, 6-8 pm, Room 4

 

Available (as of Tues 4pm & may change slightly)

CASH SALES only

FORM  1

Maths x 27

Business x 27

RE x 15

FORM  2

Irish Ordinary x 8

Irish Higher x 8

Maths Higher x 20

Maths Ordinary x 5

RE x 15

German - Viel Spaß  1 x 3, Viel Spaß 2 x 7

HE x 8

Metalwork x6

Tech Graphics x 12

Wood x 8

Music x 3

English x 2

CSPE x 8

French x 7

FORM  4                                        

Art x 5

RE x 1

Chemistry x 6

Economics x 5

Physics x 5

Maths Higher x 8

Maths Ordinary x 10

 

Form 5

Irish Ordinary x 1

Geography Book 3 x 6