Weekly Calendar - Vol. 4 Issue 32                                                    Monday 20th May – Friday 24th May, 2019







Please note, you will not receive text notifications from the College unless you register with www.schoolalerts.ie

If we had your number and you received texts from us previously you will need to register by logging onto www.schoolalerts.ie and confirming your number. It is a very quick process.  Kindly see the email on November 22nd from the College.

Should any parent wish to add a second number, email Ms. Dowling This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. who will add your number. Once Ms. Dowling has confirmed back to you that you are on the system you will then need to register by going to www.schoolalerts.ie   There is no cost to parents at any stage.


Day Pupils

If your son/daughter:

(i)                 will be absent

(ii)               will be late

(iii)             will be leaving the school early any day

could you please contact the school, preferably by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or by calling 056-7761544.


National Parents


National Parents Council.

Survey to determine views of parents/ guardians on History as a compulsory Junior Cycle subject.

Your view is sought by the  National Parents Council on whether or not History should be a compulsory subject in the Junior Certificate. 

The Parents Association has asked the school to bring the attached NPCpp survey to your attention.  NPCpp will be represented in the consultation process on history as a compulsory subject in the Junior Certificate.   Please take a few moments to complete this short survey and add your comments. This survey should take only 2 minutes and will help guide the NPCpp.




Lists of all ‘labelled’ uniforms are on display throughout the campus. Students please check the lists for your name and proceed to Lost Property Office each Tuesday at 3.40 pm before end of term.


Monday 20th May

Form 1 2019-20 New pupils and Parents Introductory meeting commencing at 1.45 pm.


Tuesday 21st May

College Photographs

Remaining photographs from 11.30 am.

Transition Year

Tourism Class trip to Ballykeeffe Amphitheatre.


Gaelchoiste members and Ms. R Ryan will attend the Lá Bronnta Awards Ceremony in Leopardstown. Presentation of the Gaelbhratach for the students efforts with Gaeilge here this year throughout the school.


A visit to our Library by award winning poet Jane Clarke. She will be reading from Origami Doll – new & collected poems by the late Shirley McClure, edited by Jane Clarke. Jane taught in Kilkenny College and Shirley was a student here. Jane will also be awarding prizes for poems submitted by some of our current students.

Musical Evening

Commencing at 7.00 pm in the Sports Hall.

1.30 pm

3.40 pm


Wednesday 22nd May

Sports Awards Assembly. Guest of honour:  Jonny O’Connor, Assistant Connaught Rugby Coach

Presentation of Certificates to Prefects, Mentors, Student Council, Dorm Prefects and Green School Members in the Sports Hall.

Green Schools and Gaelbhratach Flag Raising Ceremony at 1.20 pm.


Thursday 23rd May

Transition Year Exhibition for Form 3 parents and pupils at 6 pm followed by Form 3 Parents meeting with Mr. Willis in McAdoo Hall at 7 pm.

Exhibition for Form 4 parents at 7 pm.

Green School Flag Awards Ceremony at Hotel Kilkenny.


Friday 24th May

Form 6 Graduation Day at 2.00 pm in the Willoughby Hall (Sports Hall)

Refreshments in Dining Hall at 3.30 pm.


                                  Advanced Notice


Monday 27th


Friday 31st May

End of Year Summer Examinations week for Forms 1, 2 4 & 5. 

House Examinations Timetable has already been issued to all students.

Form 3 classes.

Form 6 supervised study.


Friday 31st May

Exams end at 2 pm.   School Holidays.                      All students are expected to be off campus by 3.30 pm.


Wed. 5th June

Junior Certificate and Leaving Certificate State Examinations commence.


Thursday 6th June


The school is holding its 5th Annual Golf Classic on Thursday 6th June in Kilkenny Golf Club.   Please Support.


Wed. 19th June

Second-Hand Book Sale in Room 4 from 6 pm – 7.30 pm.

Second-Hand Uniform Sale in the Colton Building from 7 pm – 9 pm.





Monday 26th August

Form 1 and Form 4 Boarders return Monday night.

Meetings for parents of Form 1 and Form 4 in the evening (Times and locations in the College to be confirmed).


Tuesday 27th August

Induction Day for Form 1 and Form 4. All other Boarders return in evening.


Wednesday 28thAugust

Full School Day for all students.




Opening Hours for students:

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday from 4 pm – 5.15 pm.

Lunchtime 1.45 pm – 2.15 pm Monday to Friday.

Teatime 5.45 pm – 6.15 pm Tuesday and Thursday.

Students may only borrow books by using their Smart Card to do so. No Card – No Book. Mobile phones are not permitted in the Library.



Students with Special Dietary Requirements

We are updating our list of students who have special dietary requirements or food intolerances.

If you feel your name ought to be included on this list and currently is not, you are requested to check with Nurse. Alternatively, you can email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.




In circumstances where you wish to sign your child out before end of school day please be advised this must be done by 9.30 am by either:

·       Phone Call: 056 - 7761544

·       Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

·       Note in School Journal.                            

Text messages are not acceptable.                      Please give the reason why your child is leaving early.



The annual school photographs are available from https://my.stickyfolios.com/rsmzmgr6khsd



Parents/Guardians who leave their children on the Campus prior to 8.25 am are notified that there is no supervision provided at that time.



All cyclists are highly advised to wear a helmet, reflective gear and to have working lights on their bicycle.



Parents/Guardians are reminded that students are never permitted to drive cars on the Campus.


For more information about Kilkenny College please visit our website www.kilkennycollege.ie

You can also follow us on Twitter @kilkennycollege, this is updated every day.

You can also follow us on  INSTAGRAM kilkennycollege where there are over 2,000 photos and short video clips of life

at the College. 

We also have a ‘LinkedIn’ page “Friends and Alumni Kilkenny College”

Transition Year activities can also be viewed on TYeye.ie

Tel. 056 7761544                                                    

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

Simon Thompson


Kilkenny College