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Weekly Calendar - Vol. 3 Issue 22.                   Week Monday 19th February – Friday 23rd February, 2018

DATE

EVENT

ETA

Tuesday 20th February

Parents Association Committee meeting at 7.30   pm.

Wednesday 21st February

RUGBY FIXTURES

2nds v Belvedere at Belvedere Sports Grounds. (Forster Cup). 2.30 pm KO

3rds v Belvedere at Belvedere Sports Grounds (4ths League). 2.30 pm KO

JCT B v Blackrock at home on Hollow pitch. (League). 2.30 pm KO

U15 A & B v Newbridge at home on Floodlit & Little pitches. (Friendly). 2.30 pm KO

U14 A , B & C v Newbridge away. 2.30 pm KO

7.00 pm

7.00 pm

5.45 pm

Wednesday 21st February

GIRLS HOCKEY FIXTURES

Junior A v Ursuline Thurles at home on pitch C. (Friendly). 12.30 pm PB

Senior A v Ursuline Thurles at home on pitch C. (Friendly). 1.30 pm PB

1st Year D v Regina Mundi College Cork away. (Friendly). 1.00 pm PB

1st Year B v Regina Mundi College Cork away. (Friendly). 1.00 pm PB

Minor B1 v Regina Mundi College Cork away. (Friendly). 1.00 pm PB

Junior B Cup v Loreto Kilkenny away. (Cup Match)12.30 pm PB

1st Year C v Loreto Kilkenny away. (Friendly). 1.30 pm PB

Senior 4ths v St. Leo’s College Carlow away. (Friendly). 1.00 pm PB

5.30 pm.

5.30 pm

5.30 pm

4.00 pm.

Wednesday 21st February

BOYS HOCKEY FIXTURES

Senior v High School away. (Cup Match). 1.30 pm PB

Junior B v St. Columbas away. Junior B League. 4.00 pm PB

7.00 pm

7.00 pm

Thursday 22nd February

U14 Kilkenny County Schools Badminton Championships at The Watershed, Kilkenny

Thursday 22nd February

Form 5 –Careers Guidance class trip to Royal College of Surgeons, Dublin

7.00 pm

Thursday 22nd February

TY Science class trip to Botanical Gardens & Glasnevin Cemetery

4.00 pm

Friday 23rd February

Form 1 Subject Options Meeting in McAdoo Hall at 3.15 pm followed by Form 1 Parent Teacher Meeting in The Swift Building from 4.00 pm – 6.30 pm.

ECA as normal with Boarder Buses departing at 5.45 pm.

Friday 23rd February

BOYS HOCKEY

Junior A Boys v St. Killians at home (Junior Cup). 1.30 pm PB

ETA = Estimated time of bus arrival back to Kilkenny College

Advanced Notice

Date

Event

25th February

Show jumping at Barnadown, Gorey

27th & 28th February

Royal Irish Music Academy Examinations at Kilkenny College.

27th February

U16 Kilkenny County Schools Badminton Championships at The Watershed, Kilkenny

1st March

U14 Leinster Schools Badminton Championships and rescheduled U19 Girls Badminton Final in Dublin

2nd & 3rd March

Wesley Music Festival

5th March

IAMTA Senior Applied Mathematics Competition at The Club House Hotel, Kilkenny.

8th March

Ag. Science Form 5 & Form 6 class trip.

8th March

U16 Leinster Schools Badminton Championships in Dublin

15th March

Form 5 Engineering Technology class trip to LIT

19th March

Public Holiday. School Closed. Boarders return from 7.30 pm.

21st March

All-Ireland Badminton Championship in Dublin

20th March

Ag. Science Quiz at The Manor Hotel, Abbeyleix

22nd & 23rd March

All Ireland Kate Russell Senior Girls Hockey Tournament hosted by Kilkenny College. Details to follow.

24th – 30th March

Form 5 Ski Trip.

26th March – 6th April

Easter Holidays.

School closes on Friday 23rd March. School re-opens Monday 9th April. Boarders return Sunday 8th April.

12th April

TY trip to Belfast.

14th & 15th April

Show Jumping League Final at Mullingar.

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Simon Thompson

Principal

Kilkenny College                                                                                             


Rugby Fixtures Wednesday 21st February 2018

Team Opposition Venue/Pitch Competition Time Leave Class/Food Depart/Return
 2nds Belvedere  Dublin  Forster Cup   2.30pm

11.20am 

11.45am/7pm 

3rds 

 

 Belvedere

Dublin 

4ths League  2.30pm   11.20am 11.45am/7pm 
             
 JCT B Blackrock Home/Hollow League 2.30pm 11.30am/Class till 1.35pm  
             

 U 15 A and B

Newbridge

Home/Floodlit and Little

 Friendly  2.30pm 11.30am/class till 1.35pm  
U 14 A, B and C

Newbridge

Newbridge

Friendly 2.30pm 11.20am/class till 12.15pm 12.20pm/5.45pm 
             
             
             

 

Girls Hockey Fixtures Wednesday 13th December 2017

Team

Opposition

Venue/Pitch

Competition

Time

Leave Class/Food

Return

Senior 1st

Loreto Wexford

Home-Pitch C  

League

1.00pm

Leave Class: 12.15pm

Early Lunch: 12.15pm

 

Senior 2nd

Abbey Community College

Home-Pitch C

League

12pm

Leave Class: 11.20am

Lunch: 1.35pm

 

Senior 3rd

Loreto KK 

Away

League

12.30pm

Leave Class: 11.15am

Collect packed lunch

Bus: 11.35pm

1.45pm

Senior 4th

Loreto Wexford

Home-Pitch C

League

2.30pm

Lunch: 1.35pm

 

Junior B1

Abbey Community College 

Home –Pitch D

League

1pm

Leave Class: 12.15pm

Early Lunch: 12.15pm

 

Junior B2

St. Gerard’s Bray

Away

Friendly

2.15pm

Leave Class: 11.20am

Early Lunch: 11.20am

Get changed

Bus: 11.50am

Tea: In St. Gerard’s  

7.30pm

Minor A

MuckrossPark  College

Home-Pitch C

Friendly

3.30pm

Leave Prep: 2.45pm

 

Minor B1

Muckross Park College

Home-Pitch C

Friendly

4.30pm

Attend full prep after school 

 

Minor B2

Muckross Park College

Home-Pitch D

Friendly

4.30pm

Attend full prep after school

 

Form 1A

Loreto Wexford

Home-Pitch D

League

 2.10pm

Lunch: 1.25pm

 

Form 1 B

St. Gerard’s Bray

Away

Friendly

3-3.45pm

 Leave Class: 11.20am

Early Lunch: 11.20am

Bus: 11.50am

Tea: In St. Gerard’s  

7.30pm

Form 1 C2

St. Gerard's Bray

Away

Friendly

3.45-4.30pm  

Leave Class: 11.20am

Early Lunch: 11.20am

Get changed

Bus: 11.50am

Tea: In St. Gerard’s  

7.30pm

 

Girls Hockey Fixtures Wednesday 20th December 2017

Team

Opposition

Venue/Pitch

Competition

Time

Leave Class/Food

Return

Senior 1st

Loreto Kilkenny

Home-Pitch C

League

2.30pm

Lunch: 1.35pm

 

Senior 2nd

St. Leo’s Carlow

Away

League

1pm

Leave Class: 11.20am

Get changed

Collect Packed Lunch

Bus: 11.30am

4.30pm

Senior 3rd

Muckross Park College

Away

Friendly

3pm

Leave Class: 10.50am

Collect packed lunch

Bus: 11am

Tea: Bus will stop on way home

7.30pm

Junior A

Loreto Kilkenny A2

Away

League

12.15pm

Leave Class: 11.20am

Get changed

Bus: 11.35am

Lunch: 2pm in KCK

1.35pm

Junior B1

Junior B2

Home –Pitch D

League

2.30pm

Lunch: 1.35pm

Junior B2

Junior B1

Home-Pitch D

League

2.30pm

Lunch: 1.35pm

Minor A

Loreto KK A1

Home-Pitch C

League

12.45pm

Leave Class: 11.20am

Early lunch: 11.20am

Return to class: 11.35-12pm

Form 1A

Muckross Park College

Away

Friendly

2pm

Leave Class: 10.50am

Collect packed lunch

Bus: 11am

Tea: Bus will stop on way home

7.30pm

Form 1 B

St. Leo’s Carlow

Away

Friendly

2pm

Leave Class: 11.20am

Get changed

Collect Packed Lunch

Bus: 11.30am

4.30pm

Form 1 C1

Muckross Park College

Away

Friendly

1pm

Leave Class: 10.50am

Collect packed lunch

Bus: 11am

Tea: Bus will stop on way home

7.30pm

Boy's Hockey Fixtures

Team Opposition Venue/Pitch Competition Time Leave Class/Food Depart/Return
Senior A Newbridge Away League 3pm    
Senior B Newbridge Away League 3pm    
Junior A Newbridge Away League 3pm    
Minor A Newbridge Away League 3pm    
U13 A Newbridge Away League 3pm    
U13 B Newbridge Away League 3pm    
U13 C Newbridge Away League 3pm    

 

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Educational trips

Trips to exhibitions, shows, lectures, factories, careers exhibitions etc. are arranged for pupils taking subjects such as Geography, Science, Art, Physical Education, English, History and Agricultural Science.

School Tours

Visits usually take place during the school holidays to Northern Ireland, England and the Continent.

Team sports

Players and supporters enjoy matches played ‘home and away’. There are regular rugby and hockey competitions during the season against local schools, Dublin schools and further afield, including trips to Ulster, Munster and occasionally to England and the Continent. The senior rugby team has travelled to Canada and France.

Cultural Excursions

These also take place to various locations, more recently to mainland Europe through our involvement in European Studies and the Comenius Project.

Language Exchanges

Language exchange programmes to France and Germany have been operating for several years.

Debating and Public Speaking

Both Debating and Public Speaking enjoy high profiles in Kilkenny College. The junior and senior clubs thrive and pupils who participate are equipped with invaluable lifelong skills. We enter many International, National and Regional competitions.

Chess and Draughts

Chess and Draughts Clubs are active with pupils taking part in competitions, both inside and outside the College.

An Gaisce

Participation in the President’s Awards – Gold, Silver and Bronze – takes place each season. Some continue their involvement into Third Level.

Caving

This activity teaches pupils how to participate in an adventure activity in a safe and controlled way.

Worldwide

International adventure has brought pupils as far away as Vietnam and to Kenya. Training commences with regular hill walking in the uplands of the South East. Pupils train and prepare for two years, learning how to fund-raise for themselves and be fully fit for the rigours of trekking in difficult terrain and climate.

Community Work

Within Kilkenny, the College plays its part in raising money for charity, e.g. Bake sales, clothes and mobile phone collections to name but a few. There is also an Annual Musical Evening held every May and Carol singing at Christmas time to raise funds for local charities.

Publications

‘The Swift Review’ is a news magazine with articles and news written by volunteering pupils. It gives a flavour of life in the college and beyond.

 

Rugby

Four rugby pitches accommodate over a dozen teams of boys playing the game. Teams take part in the premier sections of the Leinster Senior and Junior Cup and League Competitions enjoying considerable success. Boys have attained representative honours for Leinster and Ireland.

spreadsheet RUGBY FIXTURES 2016/17 (39 KB)

Hockey

Boys and girls play on two synthetic pitches and two shale pitches. Girls play within the South-East area while boys play in the Leinster competitions and have been very successful in recent years. Players, both girls and boys, have won interprovincial and international honours at under-16 and under-18 level.

Girls Hockey Training Times

Athletics

This sport is undertaken largely on an individual basis but junior and senior teams take part in various competitions particularly in the summer term. Our pupils have attained international recognition in recent years.

Golf

We have many pupils who enjoy golf and some who represent the college with distinction in various local, provincial and inter school competitions. Some pupils take part in the Past Pupils’ Annual Golf Outing.

Tae Kwon Do

Tae Kwon Do is on every Friday in the Macadoo from 3.50-4.50. We have 2 black belts in 1st yr - Ashton Botha and Lydia Berry. They are pictured with Aoife Botha, past pupil and Master Michael Botha, instructor. 

Other Sports

Outdoor sports include tennis, cricket, soccer and cross-country running. The large Sports Hall is the venue for various indoor activities including physical education classes, indoor hockey, indoor soccer, basketball, weight training and table tennis.

Swimming

Every first year pupil is taught swimming with organised lessons every week. The more competent swimmers can learn lifesaving and seniors can train to become Assistant Swimming Teachers.

Badminton

Boys and girls receive coaching in the sport in our P.E. Hall. There is much interest and pupils recently won a national championship.

Equestrian

Our Equestrian Club was founded in 1993 and is still going strong, due the support, advice and enthusiasm of many of our students and their parents. Our club is best described by some of our members, both past and present.

 

“I enjoyed jumping for the College, because I was proud to represent it and be part of a good team spirit.”

Dean Wilson, showjumper and breeder, based in the UK.

 

“lt was a great experience competing on the school teams, the team spirit helped me learn to deal with the pressure of competing as a team.”

Richie Moloney, Showjumper, based in the USA.

 

“There was always great camaradrie amongst our teams and I was thrilled to be going to a school with a renowned equestrian background.”

Elizabeth Sterling, eventer and post-graduate university student in UCD.