The PA would like to congratulate all students who were recognised for their endeavour at the recent Prize day. PA Chairperson, Eileen Spens, presented two awards on our behalf: Matthew McRedmond and Jennifer Young were awarded the PA Prize . And for the first time there was a Comme Je Trouve award which was presented to Isabelle Meany and Rory Halton.
Due to the large number who have confirmed to attend the AGM and talk by David Coleman will now be held in The Newpark Hotel and not the McAdoo hall as originally advertised. Refreshments from 7pm.
Clinical Psychologist, David Coleman, to address Kilkenny College Parents Association AGM
The Kilkenny College Parents Association has invited Clinical Psychologist, David Coleman to speak to parents at the AGM of the Association on 26th September 2019.
David Coleman is a practicing Clinical Psychologist and an Adjunct Associate Professor in the School of Psychology in UCD. He also presents television programmes, contributes regularly to RTE Radio 1, writes a weekly column for the Irish Independent and has authored three books so far. Best known in Ireland as the presenter of the RTÉ television series Families in Trouble, 21st Century Child, Teens in the Wild and Families in the Wild and most recently Bullyproof
More details will be posted on Facebook and the Website in early September. We hope to see as many parents as possible at the AGM.
The End of Year Reception took place in the Newpark Hotel on Tuesday 28thMay and was well attended by members of the Boarding and Teaching staff, Board of Management and Board of Governors, and of course Committee members of the Parents Association.
The purpose of this reception is to take time to honour retiring teachers and boarding house staff who have dedicated so much time and care to our students. It is also an opportunity to thank the Parents Association members who are rotating off the Committee after their four years of service.
This year Principal , Simon Thompson and Deputy Chairman of the PA, Eileen Spens, acknowledged the unique contribution made to the school by the individual retiring members of staff as well as the retiring members of the Committee. Staff members retiring this year are Kevin Clayton, Ian Sexton, Katherine Crampton, Sarah Rice and Canon Susan Greene (who left mid-year). Regrettably Ian Sexton and Ger O Neill were unable to attend on the evening and sent their apologies.
The five Committee members who retire this year are : Chairman, Ger O’Neil; Secretary, Sinead Hamilton; Sol Saez, Gillian Purser and Jackie Treacy.
The second hand uniform sale will take place on Wednesday 19th June at 7.30pm in the Colton Building. Items for sale should be left into the Colton Building by 5.30pm on Tuesday 18th. All items should be clearly labelled with the name of the seller and if possible the size of the item.
At its May meeting the PA agreed to make a contribution towards the School’s annual Golf Classic. This event takes place on Thursday 6th Junein Kilkenny Golf Club. All proceeds raised go to the school’s building development fund.