Weekly Calendar – Vol. 5 Issue 17                                                Monday 13th January – Friday 17th January




Monday 13th Jan

Study Skills

Form 5 Study Skills Workshop.



Confirmation class begins this evening from 6.30 pm to 7.30 pm in the College Chapel. Only those signed up may attend.  If your child would like to attend, please have them give their name to Rev. Morahan today.

Tuesday 14th January

Art Department

Form 4 Art class trip to Kilkenny Design Centre. (ETA 12.15 pm)

Form 6

Guest speaker, Ms. Michelle Power of the Quercus Scholarship Programme in UCC, will speak with members of 6th Form. The presentation is about the UCC Quercus Scholarship Programme and will focus on the Courses on offer in UCC.  Ms. Power will also outline aspects of the CAO process and will offer advice and tips on College applications. 

Student Council

Visit to Cois Nore Support Service, Kilkenny to present cheque for just over €500 raised at Movie Night.

Transition Year

TY Tourism class trip to Cahir and Cashel. (ETA 3.30 pm)

Wednesday 15th January


3rds v Belvedere College (League) away. 2.30 pm KO (ETA 7 pm)

JCT v Presentation School Bray away. 2.30 pm KO (ETA 7.30 pm)

JCT B v Clongowes College (League) away. 2.30 pm KO (ETA 6.30 pm)

U15 A v Castletroy College at home on Hollow E pitch. 2.30 pm KO

U15 B v Castletroy College at home on Top G pitch. 2.30 pm KO.

Girls Hockey

Senior 1st v Junior Boys at home on pitch C. (Friendly) 3.30 pm PB

Senior 2nd v Loreto Kilkenny at home on pitch C. (League) 1.15 pm PB

Inter v Junior B1 at home on pitch D. (Friendly) 4.15 pm PB

Junior A v Newtown School, Waterford at home on pitch C. (League) 12.00 pm PB,

Junior B1 v Inter at home on pitch D. (Friendly) 4.15 pm PB

Junior B2/C v Ursuline School, Thurles away. (Friendly) 1 pm PB (ETA 3.30 pm)

Minor A v Ursuline School, Thurles away. (Friendly) 1 pm PB (ETA 3.30 pm)

Minor B1 v Ursuline School, Thurles away. (Friendly) 12.00 pm PB. (ETA 3.30 pm)

Minor B2 v 1st Year B1 at home on pitch D. (Friendly) 2.15 pm PB

Minor C v 1st Year B2/C at home on pitch D. (Friendly) 3.15 pm PB

Form 1A v Newtown School, Waterford at home. (League) 1.00 pm PB.

Form 1 B1 v Minor B2 at home on pitch D. (Friendly) 2.15 pm PB.

Form 1 B2 v Minor C at home on pitch D. (Friendly) 3.15 pm PB

Boys Hockey

Senior 1st Training.

Junior1 v Senior Girls at home on pitch C. (Friendly) 3.30 pm PB.

Junior 2 Training at home on pitch C. 4.30 pm

1st A v St. Andrew’s College Dublin at home on pitch C. (League) 2.30 pm PB


16th January


U19 Boys and Girls Kilkenny Inter School Competition County Championships at the Watershed Kilkenny. Depart 8.50 am (ETA 3.30 pm).



SCT v CBC Monkstown in Donnybrook. 3 pm KO. (ETA 7 pm)

Compline (Night Prayers)

will take place on Thursday from 6.40 to 7pm.  Any students wishing to attend, please sign up on Thursday at lunchtime in the foyer area.

Friday 17th January

Boys Hockey

Junior v Temple Carrig School at home on pitch C. (League) 12.30 pm PB

1st Year B v Temple Carrig School at home on pitch C. (League) 1.30 pm PB

Saturday 18th January


Closing date for Royal Irish Academy of Music Easter exam session online closing date is Saturday 18th January





Advanced Notice

Thursday 23rd January


Students from Form 5 & 6 coursework visit to the School of Biblical Studies and Near Eastern Languages at Trinity College Dublin to meet Professor Zuleika Rodgers, Head of the Department and Curator of the Weingreen Museum.


Applied Maths

3rd and 4th Year Quiz.  The Irish Applied Mathematics Teachers’ Association are holding a Junior Problem Solving Competition for teams of 3rd and 4th Year students.  The competition is designed for any students from these year groups who have an interest in Maths and Science and enjoy solving problems.  It may be of particular interest to 3rd Year students who are considering studying Applied Mathematics or Physics in Senior Cycle.  The competition takes place on Thursday 23rd January from 7:30 pm to 9 pm at St. Leo’s College, Carlow. 

Friday 24th January


Dr. Morris’ Form 6 Biology class trip to Maynooth University. (ETA 5.45 pm)

Tuesday 28th January


Transition Year Music Show ‘The McAdoo Session’ 6.30 pm. 

Tickets €5.00 on sale in main hall during lunchtime.

Daytime show for all of 1st and 2nd Year Music students. Details from Music Teacher.

Friday 6th & Saturday 7th March


Wesley Music Festival at Wesley College, Dublin.

Application forms available in Ms. Harding and Ms. Kavanagh’s room.

Sunday 8th March, 2020



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

11th,12th,13th March

Kilkenny Music Festival

Application forms available in Ms. Harding and Ms. Kavanagh’s room.


                                                                                             School Regulations



Wednesday Arrangements.

Class contact ends on Wednesdays at 1.35 pm.

Day Pupils who are not signed up for lunch or do not partake in afternoon activities, should leave the premises by 1.50pm.

It is very important that students avail fully of the opportunities presented to them on Wednesday afternoons.  Students on the premises at 2.20 pm have the following options;



·       Supervised School activity: e.g.:  Sport/ Yoga / Computer Club / Art Club/ Heritage Club.

                Students who are part of a squad/ team have a prior commitment to this and should only attend an alternative activity with the express permission of the relevant coach/ coordinator.


·       Prep :                  Girls: Rooms 61/2 Colton Building.   Boys: Study Hall.


·       Form 6 Study: Library Study Area.


·       (On occasion, by prior arrangement with staff) Project Preparation


·       Students are not allowed in the Dorms 2.20 pm -3.40pm (unless by direct permission from the relevant staff).


·       Hanging around corridors/ locker areas is strictly forbidden.


·       If a Day pupil, on occasion, has to wait for a lift he/ she should request permission from a Deputy Principal to attend Prep.

 Leave Out:

·       As per other days of the week students may request Leave Out at the end of the school day (from 3.45 pm) from the boarding house staff.  

·       As per other days of the week any other necessary absence is by direct arrangement between parent/ guardian and the relevant school personnel.

Students On-line


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

                                     Yates House:       087 3959782          Wolfe House: 087 2618927

Note Mr. Cuddihy is absent on sick leave. In the interim Mr. Colm Maloney is the point of contact for all 6th Form Boarder Boys matters.


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.







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 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 classes 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.

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.         Orchestra:     Thursdays 6.15-7.30pm   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.


Wesley Music Festival Friday 6th & Saturday 7th March

Application forms available in Ms. Harding and Ms. Kavanagh’s room.


Kilkenny Music Festival 11th,12th,13th March

Application forms available in Ms. Harding and Ms. Kavanagh’s room.

Royal Irish Academy of Music Easter exam session online closing date is  Saturday 18th January.



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 on your child’s phone 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.



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.




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


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.


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.

Year Heads


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


For more information about Kilkenny College please visit our website

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

Tel. 056 7761544                                  

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Simon Thompson


Kilkenny College