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National Parents Council (Post Primary)
COMPASS
Department of Education
Cental Applications Office (CAO)
State Examinations Commission
Qualifax

“The Parents’ Association shall promote the interests of the students in the school in co-operation with the Board, Principal, teachers and students in line with the current Mission Statement of Kilkenny College”

What does the Association do?

  • Liaises with the Principal and the Board of Management on matters relating to the school.
  • Adopts a programme of activities which will promote the involvement of parents in the operation of the school, in consultation with the Principal.
  • Allocation of funds raised by the Parents Association.
  • Participate in COMPASS, the body representing Minority Religious Groups on the National Parents’ Council.

How can you get involved in the Association?

Our AGM is held in September each year and new members are always welcome. Election of new officers and members occurs prior to or at the AGM. If you are interested in becoming involved, please contact the Chairperson or one of your local representatives on this contact list.

Assistance required for individual events

You do not need to be a member of the Association to assist at individual events. We require assistance with a wide range of events including:- welcome events for new students, career’s evening, Transition Year activities, Work Experience opportunities, information & refreshments at various events. Please contact the chairperson or one of your local representative on the contact list in the above paragraph. if you wish to become involved. All participation by parents is most welcome.

Rugby Fixtures Tuesday 19th and  Wednesday 20th March 2019

Team Opposition Venue/Pitch Competition Time Leave Class/Food Depart/Return
SCT Somerset College SA Home/Hollow Tuesday19/3 Friendly 4.15pm 3pm  

 JCT B

CC Roscrea Roscrea Friendly 2.30pm

11.20am class till 12.15pm

12.20pm/6pm
             
 U 15 A, B and C St Munchins Home Hollow/Top/Little Friendly   2.30pm 11.10am class till 1.35pm  
             
U 14 A, B and C St Munchins Limerick Friendly 2.30pm 11am  11.30am/7pm
             
             
             
             
 
 

Girls Hockey Fixtures Wednesday 20th March 2019

Team

Opposition

Venue/Pitch

Competition

Time

Leave Class/Food

Return

Senior 1st

Kate Russell Tournament

Away

Kate Russell Tournament

 

Lunch: 1.35pm

Bus: 2.30pm

Collect snacks in canteen at 2.20pm

Friday

Junior A

Minor A Girls

Home-Pitch C

Friendly

3.30pm

Leave Prep: 3pm

 

Junior B1

Newtown

Away

Cup Semi-Final

2pm

Early lunch: 11.20am

Return to class

Leave Class: 12pm

Bus: 12.15pm

5.30pm

Junior B2 & B3

St. Leo’s

Away

Friendly

1pm

Leave Class: 11.10am

Early Lunch: 11.10am

Bus: 11:30am

3.30pm

Minor A

Junior A

Home-Pitch C

Friendly

3.30pm

Leave Prep: 3pm

 

Minor B1

Form 1 A

Home-Pitch C

Friendly

2.20pm

   

Minor B2

Newtown

Away

Friendly

3pm

Early lunch: 11.20am

Return to class

Leave Class: 12pm

Bus: 12.15pm

5.30pm

Form 1 A

Minor B1

Home-Pitch D

Friendly

2.30pm

   

Form 1 C1

South-East Form 1 C Blitz

Away in Enniscorthy

Blitz

10.30am-2pm

Leave Class: 8.55am

Bus: 9am

Collect packed lunch at 8.55am

3.45pm

Form 1C2

South-East Form 1 C Blitz

Away in Enniscorthy

Blitz

10.30am-2pm

Leave Class: 8.55am

Bus: 9am

Collect packed lunch at 8.55am

3.45pm

Kate Russell Championship 2019

 

The 2019 Kate Russell will be hosted by St Andrews College, Booterstown from 21st - 22nd March.

Schedule

Time

Team

     

Team

THURSDAY, 21st MARCH

9.30am

St Andrews College

 

vs

 

Crescent Comprehensive

11.00am

Kilkenny College

 

vs

 

Banbridge Academy

1.30pm

Colaiste Iognaid

 

vs

 

St Andrews College

3.00pm

Banbridge Academy

 

vs

 

Crescent Comprehensive

4.30pm

Colaiste Iognaid

 

vs

 

Kilkenny College

           

FRIDAY, 22nd MARCH

9.15am

Colaiste Iognaid

 

vs

 

Crescent Comprehensive

10.45am

St Andrews College

 

vs

 

Banbridge Academy

1.00pm

Crescent Comprehensive

 

vs

 

Kilkenny College

2.30pm

Banbridge Academy

 

vs

 

Colaiste Iognaid

4.00pm

Kilkenny College

 

vs

 

St Andrews College

 

If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact us on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Thank you

James Rossiter & Patricia Clancy

Junior Cycle Co-Ordinators

  • What subjects have changed so far?

Students who entered 1st Year in September 2015 are doing the new English course and Business and Science were introduced for 1st Years in 2016

 

  • What subjects are being introduced in September 2017?    

Irish/Modern Languages/Visual Art

 

  • What subjects are being introduced in 2018?

Maths/Home Economics/Music/History/Geography  

 

  • What is Wellbeing?

New subject comprising of CSPE/SPHE and PE plus others –initially 300 hours over 3 years moving to 400 .

 

  • Where can I see the subject specifications/curricula?

Subject specifications are online at http://www.curriculumonline.ie  

 

  • Where else can I get information on the new Junior Cycle?

www.Juniorcycle.ie          

 

  • What are the 8 key skills and 24 statements of learning feature spoke about in the new JCT?   

Across all subjects and across the school students should be given the opportunity to master 8 key skills and meet 24 statements of learning

                                                                

  • How many subjects do students currently study?

Between 8 and 10 as well as CSPE, SPHE and PE  

 

  • How many subjects do students study from September 2017?

Between 8 and 10 subjects in addition to Wellbeing (PE/SPHE/PE). Students studying less than 10 subjects can also do short courses  

 

  • What are other areas of learning?

Activities that students are involved in that fit in with the 8 key skills and 24 statements. E.g. If SPHE is not done as a short course, it is categorised as another area of learning  

 

  • What is the minimum length of class period in Junior Cycle?

40 mins    

 

  • What is a CBA?

This is a Classroom Based Assessment. It allows students demonstrate skills ad concepts and their ability to apply them in ways that may not be possible in standard exams.  

 

  • How many CBA take place per subject?

Two, one in 2nd Year and one in 3rd Year  

 

  • Will all subjects have two CBAs?

No, some subjects where the creation of an item for correction is part of the exam e.g. Woodwork/Metalwork/Art, the second CBA will be linked to this project work.  

 

  • When do CBAs happen?

In class time and within a time frame set down nationally  

 

  • How are CBAs graded?  
      • Exceptional
      • Above Expectation
      • In line with expectations
      • Yet to meet expectations  
  • Who assesses the CBAs?

The teacher in question  

 

  • What is a SLAR Meeting?

Meeting of subject teachers to discuss the work of students and agree a standard. It takes place after the Classroom Based Assessment (CBA)

 

  • What subjects might not have a SLAR?

Practical subjects that have produced a project for correction by the State exams commission  

 

  • What is an Assessment Task?

Work completed prior to the main exam –done in class time but sent away with the final exam  

 

  • How will the final examination in June differ between Junior Cycle and Junior Certificate?

No exam will be over 2 hours in duration
Only Irish/English/Maths will have Higher and Ordinary  

 

  • What are the grade descriptors for SEC examinations?
        • Distinction
        • Higher Merit
        • Merit
        • Achieved Partially
        • Achieved Not graded  
        •  
  • How many days may a school close in 2017/18 for JC activities?

2 days