KILKENNY COLLEGE

 Weekly Calendar - Vol. 5 Issue 13                                                                                                Monday 2nd December  – Friday 6th December

   

DATE

EVENT

Monday

2nd December

Advent

Throughout the 4 weeks of Advent we will have Compline on Monday night and Thursday night.

 

Compline: those wishing to attend compline on Monday night please sign up at lunch time in the main foyer.  Rev. Alex will be there to take names.  Compline on Monday from 6.40 to 7pm.  Venue; Chapel (Tearmainn)  Only those who sign up should attend.

Confirmation

Information will be available for all who are interested in confirmation in 2020.  Classes will begin in January next.  Details of who can join will be given before Christmas.  If you are interested please speak to Rev. Alex, the college chaplain.

Tuesday

3rd December

Transition Year

Tourism class trip to Dublin Zoo (ETA 3.40 pm)

Music

Recorder Ensemble will commence at 2pm with Ms. O’Grady and Ms. Kavanagh. If you have a recorder, please bring it with you. Venue: Ms Harding's room. All students welcome.  

Rugby

TY and First Year Teams will play Titans at home, a visiting Club from South Africa. 3.30 pm KO

   

Wednesday

4th December

Rugby

SCT v St. Munchin’s School, Limerick away. 2.30 pm KO (ETA 7.30 pm)

TY v C.U.S. Dublin at home on hollow E pitch. 2 pm KO.

JCT A, B and C v St. Mary’s College, Dublin away. 2.30 pm KO. (ETA 6 pm)

U15 B v Rockwell College, Cashel away. 2.30 pm KO (ETA 6 pm)

U15 C v Rockwell College, Cashel away. 2.30 pm KO (ETA 6 pm)

U14 A v Rockwell College, Cashel at home on floodlit A pitch. 2.30 pm KO

U14 B and C v Rockwell College, Cashel at home on little B pitch. 2.30 pm KO

 

Girls Hockey

Senior 1st v Loreto School, Kilkenny at home on pitch C. (League) 12.30 pm PB

Senior 2nd Training at home on pitch C. 4.15 pm

Senior 3rd v Newtown School, Waterford away. (Friendly) 12.30 pm PB (ETA 4.30 pm)

Inter v Regina Mundi School, Cork away at Garryduff Hockey Club, Cork. (Friendly) 12.00 pm PB (ETA 5.30 pm)

Junior A v Minor A at home on pitch C. (Friendly) 3.15 pm PB

Junior B1 v Midleton School Cork away. (Friendly) 3.00 pm PB (ETA 7 pm)

Junior B2/C v Regina Mundi School, Cork away at Garryduff Hockey Club, Cork. (Friendly) 12.00 pm PB (ETA 5.30 pm)

Minor A v Junior A at home on pitch C. (Friendly) 3.15 pm PB

Minor B1 v Newtown School, Waterford away. (Friendly) 1.30 pm PB (ETA 4.30 pm)

Minor B2 v St. Declan’s at home on pitch C. (League) 11.30 am PB

Minor C v St. Columba’s School away. (Friendly) 2.30 pm PB (ETA 6 pm)

Form 1A v Midleton School, Cork away. (Friendly) 2.00 pm PB. (ETA 7 pm)

Form 1B 1 v St. Declan’s School at home on pitch C. (League) 12.30 pm PB

For, 1 B/C v St. Columba’s School Dublin away. (Friendly) 1.30 pm PB (ETA 6 pm)

 

Boys Hockey

Senior 1st v Bandon Grammar School away. (Friendly) 1 pm PB (ETA 7.15 pm)

Junior 1st v Bandon Grammar School away. (Friendly) 2 pm PB (ETA 7.15 pm)

Junior 2 v Bandon Grammar School away. (Friendly) 1 pm PB (ETA 7.15 pm)

1st Year A v The King’s Hospital School, Dublin B at home on pitch D. (Friendly) 2.15 pm PB

1st Year B v The King’s Hospital School, Dublin C at home on pitch D. (League) 2.15 pm PB.

 

Transition Year

Transition Year Quiz Team competing in Battle of the Wits Midlands final in Athlone.

Heritage

Heritage Club trip to Dublin and Dun Laoghaire has been postponed.

Thursday

5th December

Music

Lunchtime series concert at 1.55pm in large music room. 

Advent

Compline on Thursday; Procedure will be the same as Monday.  Please sign up at lunch time in the main foyer with Rev. Alex.  Compline will be from 6.40 to 7pm.  Venue; Chapel (Tearmainn)   Only those who sign up should attend.

Friday 6th December

Christian Union

Christian Union will take place in the Chapel (Tearmainn) from 1.50 to 2.15.  All welcome.

 

Parent Teacher Meeting.

Form 6 Parent/Teacher Meeting from 4.00 pm – 6.30 pm in the Swift Building.

ECA as normal. Boarder buses depart as normal at 5.45 pm.

Year Heads

2019-2020

Mr. Richard Willis and Mr. Jeff Carter have been appointed by the Board of Management as Assistant Principals, taking on Year Head Responsibilities in 2nd and 5th Form respectively.

Year                      Year Head                            Contact Details

6th Form               Ms. M. Cuddihy                       086 012 3899

5th Form               Mr. J. Carter                              087 397 7073

4th Form               Ms. M. Wilkins                        086 012 4505

3rd Form               Ms. B. O’Keeffe                        087 195 3861

2nd Form               Mr. R. Willis                             087 293 2780

1st Form                Ms. S. Arnopp                         087 195 3803

 

Advanced Notice

 

Religion

Throughout the 4 weeks of advent we will have compline on Monday night and Thursday night. 

1.             Compline on Monday; those wishing to attend compline on Monday night please sign up at lunch time in the main foyer.  Rev. Alex will be there to take names.  Compline on Monday from 6.40 to 7pm.  Venue; Chapel (Tearmainn). Only those who sign up should attend.

2.             Compline on Thursday; Procedure will be the same as Monday.  Please sign up at lunch time in the main foyer with Rev. Alex.  Compline will be from 6.40 to 7pm.  Venue; Chapel (Tearmainn) Only those who sign up should attend.

3.             Christian Union will take place in the Chapel (Tearmainn) on Friday from 1.50 to 2.15.  All welcome

4.             Confirmation; Information will be available for all who are interested in confirmation in 2020.  Classes will begin in January next.  Details of who can join will be given before Christmas.  If you are interested please speak to Rev. Alex, the college chaplain.

10th, 11th, 12th December

Kilkenny College Drama Society is delighted to present our sixth production:

“Call Me Dusty” by Derek Wedd.

Based on the incredible true story of Dusty Springfield (played by Ruth Lawlor with Izzie Jackson, as the young Dusty) this play charts both her professional success and her personal tragedy. “Call Me Dusty” will provide you with a rollercoaster of emotions and open up your eyes to the story of one of the most fascinating music stars of a generation.

The show will run from the 10th-12th December in the McAdoo Hall and we hope to see a full audience at each show. So, make sure to get your tickets. Available from 25th November.

Tickets can be purchased by students at break and lunch time.

We hope to see you there!!

 

Thursday

12th Dec

Engineering

Form 6 Engineering class trip to Limerick I.T.

 

Christmas Arrangements

Thursday 19th December

Annual Kilkenny College Carol Service at St. Canice’s Cathedral 11 am

Reception for Parents & Guardians at the Kilkenny Inn Hotel immediately after the Carol Service. Hosted by the Kilkenny College Parents Association – all are welcome.

Christmas lunch for all students and staff from 12.30 pm.  Arrangements as follows:

12:30hrs:

Form 1 and ½ Form 2 in SI

Form 3 and remainder Form 2 in S II

13:15hrs:

Form 4 and ½ Form 5 in SI

Form 6 and remainder Form 5 in S II

Friday 20th December

CHRISTMAS HOLIDAYS

TY Christmas Market 10 am – 12 noon in the Sports Hall.

School closes for Christmas Holidays at 12.00 noon.

Sunday 8th March, 2020

PAST PUPILS

ASSOCIATION

NEWS

Kilkenny College Past Pupils Association will hold their annual lunch at Lyrath Hotel, Kilkenny.

This year all pupils are welcome but particularly past pupils who finished in any year end in 0 or 5 – Arrange your reunion around the weekend of 8th March and the Past Pupils Association will work with you to find class members, contacts and class lists.

To continue last year’s success in the recognition of sporting achievement, when we celebrated with the Girls of 1994, when they won the Kate Russell Cup, this year we are celebrating 35 years since the 1985 Senior Boys Rugby team won the Vinnie Murray Cup – calling all members of the team of 85… 

To get in touch, contact Mr. Tim Willoughby, President of Kilkenny College / Celbridge Past Pupils Association. 

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   087-6695255

 

                School Regulations

 

Students

On-Line

Deliveries

Please note that Kilkenny College accepts no responsibility for personal purchases made on-line and delivered to the school.

Boarding Pupils

Message to Parents of Boarding Students returning to School after Weekend:

Sunday Night Return:

Parents are reminded that the official return time for students on Sunday nights is 7-9pm.

Having students return within this timeframe allows the staff in the respective Boarding Houses to maintain a routine that is best suited to students settling back in and getting organised for the week.

We respectfully ask that parents adhere to this timeframe while acknowledging that will be always be individual situations and circumstances +where this may not be possible. In such cases we would ask that you communicate with Ms. Bill/ Mr. Maloney, the respective Heads of Boarding.

Contact Numbers: Celbridge House 086 4055797         Butler House 087 6834025

Uniform:

It is school policy that students in Forms 1-5 leave and return to school in School Uniform. Form 6 have the privilege of leaving and returning in appropriate casual attire.

Medical

 

 

 

 

Medical

Unwell Students:

If your son/ daughter is returning from illness or has been unwell over the weekend, we ask that you err on the side of caution in returning them to school. Medical clearance should be sought in serious cases and an absence of all symptoms should inform your judgement call on minor situations.

Colds and flus can spread very quickly in a boarding environment. It is in the interest of all that everyone takes cognisance of this. If in doubt keep them at home.

Please note that Nurse comes on duty on Sunday nights at 8pm. Calls before this time will go unanswered.

 

Music

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Music Contd/

 

Music lessons and music leave out can be booked through the college website, follow extracurricular/music.  Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if needed.  Signed leave out forms will be available in Ms. Harding's room.

Sight-singing classes will commence on Tuesdays in the large music room from 5-6pm with Mr Thiede. 

All students welcome to attend.  

Ukulele class starting on Friday 29th November at 2pm with Ms Kavanagh in large music room.  All students welcome. 

Lunchtime Concert

All 4th, 5th and 6th form students can sign up on main music noticeboard for the next lunchtime series concert on Thursday 5th December at 1.55pm in large music room. 

Recorder Ensemble will commence on Tuesday 3rd December at 2pm with Ms. O’Grady and Ms. Kavanagh. If you have a recorder, please bring it with you. Venue: Ms Harding's room. All students welcome.  

Ensemble Timetable

Senior choir:       Monday 6-7pm, 

Junior choir:       Tuesday 4-5pm,

Chamber Choir: Tuesday 6-7pm,

Pop choir:            Friday 3.45-4.30pm. All in the large music room.

Orchestra:           Thursdays 6.15-7.30pm, in the large music room.

Jazz band:             Tuesdays at lunchtime.

Grupa Ceoil:        Mondays at lunchtime.

All above take place in main music room and new members are always welcome.

New instrument lessons in flute and cello. Any queries contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Signed music leave out forms can be collected in Ms Harding's room.

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.

Day Pupils

Signing Out

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.

Day Pupil Lockers

Only day pupils that have signed up for Extra-Curricular Activities (ECA) have been allocated a Sports Locker.  ECA forms are available from the Administration Office, once form is completed a Sports Locker will be allocated to that student.

Friday

Afternoon

On Fridays after school, students have three options after 3:40pm.

Prep, home or ECA with a teacher.  Waiting for lifts up to 3:50pm is acceptable.

Our Library

Opening Hours for Students: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 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.

Special

Dietary

Requirements

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.

School Photos

The annual school photographs are available from https://my.stickyfolios.com/pw4qbtcrmyhq

Disclaimer

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.

SAFETY

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

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

 

 

ID Cards

If you are having difficulty with log-in or topping up cards, please contact Panoptic IT Solutions at

056 4491488 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

     

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

Principal

Kilkenny College