KILKENNY COLLEGE

 

 Weekly Calendar – Vol. 5 Issue 22                                                                                                  Monday 24th February – Friday 28th February

   

DATE

EVENT

 

Day Pupil Absences: Notification to Parents/Guardians:

The College is commencing a standard email system to notify Day Pupil parents/guardians of absences, as they are recorded each day in school. If your child/ward is recorded absent from school, you will receive an email to notify you of this during that school day, unless the College has already been contacted by you to notify us of the absence. This will ensure that our and your records are maintained on an accurate and updated basis.

Wording of Absence Notification Email:

This email is to notify you that your child was marked absent this morning.

If you have not already notified the school of the absence, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call (056) 7761544.   If you have already informed the school of the absence, no further action is required.

 

KILKENNY COLLEGE SMART CARD INFORMATION

Parents with new iPhones in the last month and unable to find the Kilkenny College app or was informed ‘that it does not appear’, can now go to the iPhone app store and type in Kilkenny College and it will bring up the app.  You can either re-store from your cloud or download it.

Tuesday

25th February

Comhrá (a secondary schools' outreach initiative of the Supreme Court of Ireland)

Supreme Court Judges will visit Kilkenny College for a ‘Question and Answer’ session with students. 2.30 pm in the Library.

Transition Year

Tourism class walk through Kilkenny City with questions and answers session along the way.

Wednesday

26th February

Wednesday 26th Feb (contd..)

ASH WEDNESDAY

As it is Ash Wednesday, Assembly will take the form of two (2) Communion Services.  The first will be held during period 3 and the second during period 5. Bishop Burrows will lead both services in the Sports Hall.  The Chamber Choir will lead the congregational singing during the Services.

 

Rugby

2nds v Mount Temple School (League) away. 2.30 pm KO (ETA 6.30 pm)

3rds v Terenure College (League) at home. 2.30 pm KO

JCT C v CUS Dublin (League) away. 2.30 pm KO (ETA 6 pm)

JCT v CUS (Plate) away. 2.30 pm KO (ETA 6 pm)

U15A v Belvedere College at home. 2.30 pm KO

U15B v Belvedere College at home. 2.30 pm KO

U14 A, B and C v CBC Monkstown away at Seapoint Rugby Club. 2.30 pm KO (ETA 7 pm)

Girls Hockey

Senior 2 v Senior 3 on pitch C. (League) 4 pm.

Senior 3 v Senior 2 on pitch C. (League) 4 pm.

Inter Training / Minor A on pitch D. (Friendly) 3.45 pm.

Junior A v Newtown School on pitch C. (League) 12.30 pm PB

Junior B1 v Junior B2 on pitch C. (CUP). 1.30 pm PB

Junior B2 v Junior B1 on pitch C. (CUP) 1.30 pm PB

Minor A Training / Inter on pitch D. (Friendly) 3.45 pm

Minor B1 v 1st Year B1 on pitch D. (Friendly) 1.30 pm PB

Minor B2 South East C Blitz away at Enniscorthy. 10.15 am PB. (ETA 3.30 pm)

Form 1 A v Loreto School, Wexford on pitch C. (League rescheduled) 11.30 am PB

Form 1 B1 v Minor B1 on pitch D. (Friendly) 1.30 pm PB

Form 1 B2 v Loreto School, Wexford on pitch D. (League rescheduled). 12.30 pm PB

Boys Hockey

Senior v Bandon Grammar School at home on pitch C. (Friendly) 2.30 pm PB

Junior v Bandon Grammar School at home on pitch D. (Friendly) 2.30 pm PB

Junior Training on pitch C. 5 pm.

Irish

Ms. Dunphy’s Form 6 Irish trip to ‘An Rinn’ Gaeltacht, Dungarvan returning on Friday.

Kilkenny Court

Students trip to attend the Supreme Court sitting at Kilkenny Court House. Depart 9.45 am (ETA 1.15 pm)

Music

Royal Irish Academy of Music examinations.

Thursday

27th Feb

Badminton

U14 Boys and Girls Kilkenny Badminton Championships at the Watershed, Kilkenny.

Music

Royal Irish Academy of Music examinations.

Friday

28th February

Chess

Chess Team compete at the Louis Fitzgerald Hotel, Dublin.  (ETA 5.30 pm)

 

(ETA: Estimate time of arrival back to Kilkenny College)

 

                                                    Advanced Notice

 

3rd March

Transition Year

Tourism class guided tour of the Royal Hospital Kilmainham and War of Independence Exhibition in Collins Barracks, Dublin (ETA 3.40 pm)

Orienteering

Form 1T, U, V, W Orienteering at Kilkenny Castle (ETA 3.40 pm)

Friday 6th March

Form 1 Parent/Teacher meeting. 4.00 pm – 6.30 pm in The Swift Building, preceded by Subject Options talk by the Careers Guidance Department in the McAdoo Hall from 3.15 pm – 4.00 pm.

ECA as normal, Boarder Buses will depart at 5.45 pm

Saturday 7th March

Maths

Team Maths Competition (NATIONAL FINAL) at Trinity College

Fri 6th & Sat 7th March

Music

Wesley Music Festival at Wesley College, Dublin.

Sunday 8th March, 2020

PAST PUPILS

ASSOCIATION

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. 

The Class of 1970 are looking for members to come along with a social event on the Saturday. Contact Bob Wallace or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   or Tim Willoughby 087-6695255

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

9th – 14th March

Music

Kilkenny Music Festival. (more details to follow).

10th March

English

Form 3 English trip to Romeo & Juliet at Dundrum Theatre, Dublin. (ETA 5.30 pm)

10th March

Transition Year Photography Exhibition

The students who took the Photography Long Course are hosting an exhibition on the evening of Tuesday March the 10th at 8pm. All parents are invited to attend. The event is being held in support of the two charities that TY are fundraising for this year: Pieta House and The Irish cancer Society. Prints of the photographs are available to be ordered on the night. All support is very graciously received.”

11th March

Memorial Assembly.

Business

Student Enterprise Awards County Final at Lyrath Hotel

12th March

Kilkenny College and Incorporated Society Open Scholarship for incoming First Years.

13th–19th March

Form 5 Ski Trip

19th March

Business

Dragon’s Den Competition for participating Transition Year students. 7 pm in the McAdoo Hall.

1st April

Medical

First Year Boys and Girls DAY PUPILS second round of HPC MENC Vaccinations.

2nd April

Medical

First Year Boys and Girls BOARDER PUPILS second round of HPC MENC Vaccinations.

24th April

Form 5 Parent / Teacher Meeting. 4.00 pm – 6.30 pm in The Swift Building.

ECA as normal, Boarder Buses will depart at 5.45 pm

26th April

Confirmation 4 pm St. Canice’s Cathedral.

8th May

Form 4 Parent / Teacher Meeting. 4.00 pm – 6.30 pm in The Swift Building.

ECA as normal, Boarder Buses will depart 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

     

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Simon Thompson

Principal

Kilkenny College