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Weekly Calendar - Vol. 3 Issue 15.                   Week Tuesday 12th December – Friday 15th December, 2017

DATE

EVENT

ETA

12th December

Form 6 Option 3 Art class field trip to Visual Art Centre, Carlow.

3.30 pm

12th December

TY/Tourism Class trip to Dublin Zoo

3.40 pm

12th December

Fit4life student and teacher group. Inaugural event. 5km Christmas fun run or 12km of Christmas Run around Kilkenny organised by Kilkenny fit4life.

9.15 pm

13th December

RUGBY

SCT v Castletroy College away at University of Limerick.

JCT A v St. Munchins, Limerick away. 2.30 pm KO

7.30 pm

7.30 pm

13th December

GIRLS HOCKEY

Senior 1st v Loreto Wexford at home on Pitch C (L). 1.00 pm PB

Senior 2nd v Abbey Community College at home on Pitch C (L) 12.00 pm PB

Senior 3rd v Loreto Kilkenny away. (L) 12.30 pm PB

Senior 4th v Loreto Wexford at home on Pitch C (L). 2.30 pm PB

Junior B1 v Abbey Community College at home on Pitch D (L) 1.00 pm PB

Junior B2 v St. Gerard’s Bray away. (Friendly) 2.15 pm PB

Minor A v Muckross Park College at home on Pitch C (Friendly) 3.30 pm PB

Minor B1 v Muckross Park College at home on Pitch C (Friendly) 4.30 pm PB

Minor B2 v Muckross Park College at home on Pitch D (Friendly( 4.30 pm PB

Form 1A v Loreto Wexford at home on Pitch D (League) 2.10 pm PB

Form 1B v St. Gerard’s Bray away (Friendly)   3.30 pm PB

Form 1 C2 v St. Gerard’s Bray away. (Friendly) 3.45 pm PB

1.45 pm

7.30 pm

7.30 pm

7.30 pm

7.30 pm

13th December

BOYS HOCKEY

U13A v Wesley ‘A’ at home on Pitch D (L) 3.30 pm PB

U13B v Newtown away. (Friendly) 3.15 pm PB

Junior v Newtown away. (Friendly) 4.15 pm. PB

Senior v Newtown away (Friendly) 2.15 pm. PB

6.00 pm

6.00 pm

6.00 pm

14th December

Students from Form 5 & Form 6 English Class field trip to Abbey Theatre, Dublin

12.00 am

14th December

Form 6 Engineering Class trip to Limerick Institute of Technology

3.40 pm

ETA = Estimated time of bus arrival back to Kilkenny College

Advanced Notice

Date

Event

19th December

Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols at St. Canice’s Cathedral commencing at 11 am – 12.15 pm. Christmas lunch for all students and staff . 1st sitting at 12.45 pm

22nd December

TY Christmas Market from 10 am – 12.00 pm. School closes for Christmas Holidays at 12.00 noon.

                                                                                                    

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Simon Thompson

Principal

Kilkenny College                                                                                                                                                       


Rugby Fixtures Wednesday 13th December 2017

Team Opposition Venue/Pitch Competition Time Leave Class/Food Depart/Return
 SCT Castletroy College Home/Hollow Friendly 2.00pm 

11.30am/class till 12.15pm

 

 2nds

Clongowes Wood College 

Home/Top 

 Friendly  2.30pm 11.30am/class till 12.55pm   
 TY Clongowes Wood College  TBC TY League Final  2.30pm 11.20am  TBC 
 JCT A St Munchins College Limerick  Friendly  2.30pm  10.40am 11.15am/7.30pm
             

 U 15 A

Wesley College Home/Floodlit  Friendly  2.30pm  11.30am/class till 1.35pm  
U 15 B

Wesley College

Home/Little Friendly   2.30pm As above  
             
             
             

 

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 Thursday 7th December 2017

Team

Opposition

Venue/Pitch

Competition

Time

Leave Class/Food

Return

Senior 1st

Salerno Secondary School Galway

Home-Pitch C

Friendly

6-7.30pm 

Players must attend prep from 3.40-5.15pm

Leave Prep: 5.15pm

Early tea: 5.15pm

 

Girls Hockey Fixtures Friday 8th December 2017

Team

Opposition

Venue/Pitch

Competition

Time

Leave Class/Food

Return

Senior 1st

Salerno Secondary School Galway

Home-Pitch C

Friendly

11.45-1.15pm  

Leave Class: 11.20am

Lunch: 1.35pm

 

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.