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School Calendar 2016/17

  

Weekly Calendar - Vol. 3 Issue 4.                                                                                                         Week Monday 18th - Friday 22nd September. 2017

DATE

EVENT

ETA

Mon. 18th Sept.

Leinster Schools Senior Matchplay Qualifying Golf Tournament at Carlow Golf Club

3.45 pm

Mon. 18th Sept.

TY Presentation on Safe Socialising at The Watergate Theatre.

Tues. 19th Sept.

Mr. Ryan’s Ag. Science students from Form 4, 5, 6 Field Trip to The Ploughing Championships

5.30 pm

Tues. 19th Sept.

TY/Tourism field trip to Kells, Co. Kilkenny

Wed. 20th Sept.

Heritage Society Field Trip to Russborough House

5.30 pm

Wed. 20th Sept.

Rugby

SCT v Belvedere College away. KO 2.30 pm.

2nds v Belvedere College away. KO 2.30 pm.

TY v Belvedere College away. KO 2.30 pm.

JCT A v Terenure College at home. KO 2.30 pm.

JCT B v Terenure College at home. KO 2.30 pm.

U15A v CUS away. KO 2.30 pm.

U15B v CUS away. KO 2.30 pm.

1st Years v Cistercian College Roscrea away. KO 2.00 pm.

7.00 pm

7.00 pm

7.00 pm

6.15 pm

6.15 pm

5.45 pm

Wed. 20th Sept.

Girls Hockey

Senior 1st v High School away. PB 1.30 pm.

Senior 2nd v High School away. PB 2.30 pm.

Senior 3rd v High School away. PB 1.30 pm.

Senior 4th v Newbridge College at home. PB 3.30 pm.

Junior A v High School at home. PB 1.30 pm.

Junior B1 v High School at home. PB 2.30 pm.

Junior B2 v High School at home. PB 1.30 pm.

Minor A v Newbridge College at home. PB 3.30 pm.

Minor B2 v High School at home. PB 2.30 pm.

Form 1 v Loreto Convent, Kilkenny away.

6.30 pm

             6.30 pm

6.30 pm

   3.45 pm

Wed. 20th Sept.

Boys Hockey

Minor v Newtown away. PB 1.30 pm.

Senior v Newtown away. PB 2.30 pm.

Junior Training on Pitch C at 4.30 pm.

U13 Training on Pitch D at 4.30 pm.

5.00 pm

5.00 pm

Thurs. 21st Sept.

First Years trip to Wexford. Departing at 9 am from Celbridge House Car Park.

5.00 pm

Thurs. 21st Sept.

TY Long Course Music Programme Outdoor Charity Performance in Dublin

5.30 pm

Fri. 22nd–24th Sept.

Heritage Society trip to Flanders, Belgium.

12.00 pm 24th

Fri. 22nd-Mon. 25th Sept

Senior Girls Hockey Panel Hockey Trip to Spain

2.30 am 26th

ETA = Estimated time of arrival back to Kilkenny College

Advanced Notice

Date

Event

Mon. 25th Sept.

Tarmac Day – School Closed. Boarders return from 7 pm as normal on Monday evening.

Thurs. 28th Sept.

Form 6 (Option 4) Geography field trip to River Dinin.

Thurs. 28th Sept.

Parents Association A.G.M. at 7.30 pm. in McAdoo Hall. Guest Speaker Professor Donal O’Shea.

28th Sept.–1st Oct.

T.Y. trip to Italy.

5th October

Form 3 Geography Field Trip.

7th – 11th Oct.

T.Y. trip to Barcelona

17th November

Sligo International Choral Festival

     

                                                                                                    

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Simon Thompson

Principal

Kilkenny College                                                                                                                                                       


Rugby Fixtures Wednesday 27th September 2017

Team Opposition Venue/Pitch Competition Time Leave Class/Food Depart/Return
 SCT Clongowes Wood College Clane Friendly 2.30pm

11.20am

11.50am/6.30pm

 2nds

 Clongowes Wood College

 Clane

 Friendly  2.30pm  11.20am  11.50am/6.30pm
 JCT A Clongowes Wood College  Home/Hollow  Friendly  2.30pm 11.20am/class till 1.35pm   
 JCT B  Clongowes Wood College   Home/Top  Friendly  2.30pm 11.20am/class till 1.35pm   
 U 15 A  Wesley College Dublin   Friendly 2.30pm  11.20am 11.45am/7pm

U 15 B

Wesley College  Dublin  Friendly 2.30pm 11.20am  11.45am/7pm
 TY

 Clongowes Wood College

 Home/Floodlit  League 2.30pm  11.20am/class till 1.35pm  
 U 14 A St Marys College   Kilkenny RFC  Friendly  2.30pm  1.20pm 1.40pm/4pm
 U 14 B St Mary's College   Kilkenny RFC  Friendly  2.30pm  1.20pm 1.40pm/4pm 
 U 14 C  St Mary's College   Kilkenny RFC  Friendly  2.30pm  1.20pm 1.40pm/4pm 

 

Girls Hockey Fixtures Wednesday September 27th 2017

Team

Opposition

Venue/Pitch

Competition

Time

Leave Class/Food

Return

Senior 1st

St. Gerard’s  

Home-Pitch C

Friendly

3-4pm

   

Senior 2nd

Wesley

Away

Friendly

2-3pm

Leave Class: 11.15am

Bus: 11.30am

Collect packed lunch

Tea: In Wesley

 7pm

Senior 3rd

Newbridge College

Home-Pitch D

Friendly

4-5pm

   

Senior 4th

Newbridge College

 Home-Pitch D

Friendly

3-4pm

   

Junior A

St. Gerard’s

Home-Pitch C

Friendly

4-5pm

   

Junior B2

Wesley

Away

Friendly

3-4pm

Leave Class: 11.15am

Bus: 11.30am

Collect packed lunch

Tea: In Wesley

7pm

Minor A

St. Gerard’s

Away

Friendly

3pm

Leave Class: 12pm

Early Lunch: 12pm

Bus: 12.30pm

Tea: In St. Gerard’s

7.30pm

Minor B1

St. Gerard’s

Away

Friendly

4pm

Leave Class: 12pm

Early Lunch: 12pm

Bus: 12.30pm

Tea: In St. Gerard’s

7.30pm

Form 1

(See list of groups on hockey notice board) 

King’s Hospital

Home-Blitz

Pitch C & D  

Friendly

 1-2pm

Leave Class: 12.15pm

Early Lunch: 12.15pm

 

 

Boys 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.