DATE

EVENT

Monday 18th to Friday 22nd November

Christmas Exams

The Christmas Exam Timetable has been emailed to each student’s @kilkennycollege.ie email account. It has been posted in the Main Building.

Supervised Quiet Study remains available to Forms 1-5 in the Sports Hall on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday of this week. This during the break between exams. It is optional.

We ask that those who wish to avail, arrive no later than 11:30 and remain in place until 12:15. This is so all students can benefit from a quiet space for that time period, for quiet individual study.

The library study area remains available to Form 6.

Transition Year

TY Quiz Team compete in Battle of the Wits Quiz at Loughboy Library, Kilkenny.

Wednesday 20th November

Rugby

TY v Wesley College away. 2.30 pm KO. (ETA 7 pm)

JCT A and B v Newbridge College (QFL) away. 2.30 pm KO. (ETA 6.30 pm)

U15 A v Clongowes College at home on Hollow E pitch.  2.30 pm KO

U15 B and C v Clongowes College at home on Top G and Little A pitches. 2.30 pm KO

Girls Hockey

Senior 1st Training at home on pitch C. 4.00 pm

Senior 2nd Training at home on pitch C or D. 4.00 pm

Senior 3 v Junior A Internal Match on pitch C. 12.45 pm PB.

Inter v Junior B2 Internal Match on pitch D. 12.45 pm PB.

Junior A v Senior 3 Internal Match on pitch C. 12.45 pm PB.

Junior B1 v Minor A Internal Match on pitch D. 2.00 pm PB.

Junior B2 v Inter Internal Match on pitch D. 12.45 pm PB

Junior C v 1st Year B1 Internal Match on Grit pitch. 2.15 pm PB.

Minor A v Junior B1 Internal Match on pitch D. 2.00 pm PB.

Minor B1 v 1st Year A Internal Match on Grit pitch. 2.15 pm PB

Minor B2 v 1st Year B2 Internal Match on Grit pitch. 3.15 pm  PB.

Minor C v 1st Year C Internal Match on Grit pitch. 3.15 pm PB

Form 1A v Minor B1 Internal Match on Grit pitch. 2.15 pm PB

Form 1 B1 v Junior C Internal Match on Grit pitch. 2.15 pm PB.

Form 1 B2 v Minor B2 Internal Match on Grit pitch. 3.15 pm PB.

Form 1 C v Minor C Internal Match on Grit pitch. 3.15 pm PB.

Boys Hockey

Senior 1st Training at home on pitch C. 4 pm.

Junior 1 v Wesley College at home on pitch C. (League) 3 pm PB.

Junior 2 v Wesley College at home on pitch C. (League) 2 pm PB.

1st Year A & B 8 a side v Dunamase at home on pitch D. (Friendly) 3 pm PB.

Year Heads

2019-2020

Mr. Richard Willis and Mr. Jeff Carter have been appointed by the Board of Management as Assistant Principals, taking on Year Head Responsibilities in 2nd and 5th Form respectively.

Year                       Year Head                            Contact Details

6th Form               Ms. M. Cuddihy                       086 012 3899

5th Form               Mr. J. Carter                              087 397 7073

4th Form               Ms. M. Wilkins                        086 012 4505

3rd Form               Ms. B. O’Keeffe                        087 195 3861

2nd Form               Mr. R. Willis                             087 293 2780

1st Form                Ms. S. Arnopp                         087 195 3803

 

 

Advanced Notice

27th November

Heritage Club

Heritage trip to Kilkenny County Council Headquarters.

Music

R.I.A.M. Music exams. Venue: Ms. Harding’s Room

28th November

Music

R.I.A.M. Music exams. Venue: Ms. Harding’s Room

29th November

Music

Ukulele class starting on Friday 29th November at 2pm with Ms Kavanagh in large music room.  All students welcome. 

10th, 11th, 12th December

Kilkenny College Drama Society is delighted to present our sixth production:

“Call Me Dusty” by Derek Wedd.

Based on the incredible true story of Dusty Springfield (played by Ruth Lawlor with Izzie Jackson, as the young Dusty) this play charts both her professional success and her personal tragedy. “Call Me Dusty” will provide you with a rollercoaster of emotions and open up your eyes to the story of one of the most fascinating music stars of a generation.

The show will run from the 10th-12th December in the McAdoo Hall and we hope to see a full audience at each show. So make sure to get your tickets. Available from 25th November.

Tickets can be purchased by students at break and lunch time.

We hope to see you there!!

 

 

Sunday 8th March, 2020

PAST PUPILS

ASSOCIATION

NEWS

Kilkenny College Past Pupils Association will hold their annual lunch at Lyrath Hotel, Kilkenny.

This year all pupils are welcome but particularly past pupils who finished in any year end in 0 or 5 - Arrange your reunion around the weekend of 8th March and the Past Pupils Association will work with you to find class members, contacts and class lists.

To continue last year’s success in the recognition of sporting achievement, when we celebrated with the Girls of 1994, when they won the Kate Russell Cup, this year we are celebrating 35 years since the 1985 Senior Boys Rugby team won the Vinnie Murray Cup - calling all members of the team of 85... 

To get in touch, contact Mr. Tim Willoughby, President of Kilkenny College / Celbridge Past Pupils Association. 

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   087-6695255

School Regulations

 

Boarding Pupils

Message to Parents of Boarding Students returning to School after Weekend:

Sunday Night Return:

Parents are reminded that the official return time for students on Sunday nights is 7-9pm.

Having students return within this timeframe allows the staff in the respective Boarding Houses to maintain a routine that is best suited to students settling back in and getting organised for the week.

We respectfully ask that parents adhere to this timeframe while acknowledging that will be always be individual situations and circumstances +where this may not be possible. In such cases we would ask that you communicate with Ms. Bill/ Mr. Maloney, the respective Heads of Boarding.

Contact Numbers: Celbridge House 086 4055797         Butler House 087 6834025

Uniform:

It is school policy that students in Forms 1-5 leave and return to school in School Uniform. Form 6 have the privilege of leaving and returning in appropriate casual attire.

Medical

 

 

 

 

Medical

Unwell Students:

If your son/ daughter is returning from illness or has been unwell over the weekend, we ask that you err on the side of caution in returning them to school. Medical clearance should be sought in serious cases and an absence of all symptoms should inform your judgement call on minor situations.

Colds and flus can spread very quickly in a boarding environment. It is in the interest of all that everyone takes cognisance of this. If in doubt keep them at home.

Please note that Nurse comes on duty on Sunday nights at 8pm. Calls before this time will go unanswered.

Music

 

 

 

 

 

Music lessons and music leave out can be booked through the college website, follow extracurricular/music.  Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if needed.  Signed leave out forms will be available in Ms. Harding's room.

Sight-singing classes will commence on Tuesdays in the large music room from 5-6pm with Mr Thiede. 

All students welcome to attend.  

Ukulele class starting on Friday 29th November at 2pm with Ms Kavanagh in large music room.  All students welcome. 

Ensemble Timetable

Senior choir:       Monday 6-7pm, 

Junior choir:       Tuesday 4-5pm,

Chamber Choir: Tuesday 6-7pm,

Pop choir:            Friday 3.45-4.30pm. All in the large music room.

Orchestra:           Thursdays 6.15-7.30pm, in the large music room.

Jazz band:             Tuesdays at lunchtime.

Grupa Ceoil:        Mondays at lunchtime.

All above take place in main music room and new members are always welcome.

New instrument lessons in flute and cello. Any queries contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Signed music leave out forms can be collected in Ms Harding's room.

Day Pupils

If your son/daughter:

(i)                 will be absent

(ii)                will be late

(iii)              will be leaving the school early any day

could you please contact the school, preferably by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or by calling 056-7761544.

Day Pupils

Signing Out

In circumstances where you wish to sign your child out before end of school day please be advised this must be done by 9.30 am by either:

·       Phone Call: 056 - 7761544

·       Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

·       Note in School Journal.                            

Text messages are not acceptable.    Please give the reason why your child is leaving early.

Day Pupil Lockers

Only day pupils that have signed up for Extra-Curricular Activities (ECA) have been allocated a Sports Locker.  ECA forms are available from the Administration Office, once form is completed a Sports Locker will be allocated to that student.

Friday

Afternoon

On Fridays after school, students have three options after 3:40pm.

Prep, home or ECA with a teacher.  Waiting for lifts up to 3:50pm is acceptable.

Our Library

Opening Hours for Students: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 4 pm – 5.15 pm

Lunchtime 1.45 pm – 2.15 pm. Monday to Friday. Teatime 5.45 pm – 6.15 pm Tuesday and Thursday.

Students may only borrow books by using their Smart Card to do so. No Card – No Book.

Mobile phones are not permitted in the Library.

Special

Dietary

Requirements

Students with Special Dietary Requirements

We are updating our list of students who have special dietary requirements or food intolerances.

If you feel your name ought to be included on this list and currently is not, you are requested to check with Nurse. Alternatively, you can email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

School Photos

The annual school photographs are available from https://my.stickyfolios.com/pw4qbtcrmyhq

Disclaimer

Parents/Guardians who leave their children on the Campus prior to 8.25 am are notified that there is no supervision provided at that time.

SAFETY

Cyclists: All cyclists are highly advised to wear a helmet, reflective gear and to have working lights on their bicycle.

Students Cars: Parents/Guardians are reminded that students are never permitted to drive cars on the Campus.

Students

On-Line

Deliveries

Please note that Kilkenny College accepts no responsibility for personal purchases made on-line and delivered to the school.

ID Cards

If you are having difficulty with log-in or topping up cards, please contact Panoptic IT Solutions at

056 4491488 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

     

For more information about Kilkenny College please visit our website www.kilkennycollege.ie

You can also follow us on Twitter @kilkennycollege, this is updated every day.

You can also follow us on  INSTAGRAM kilkennycollege where there are over 2,000 photos and short video clips of life at the College. 

We also have a ‘LinkedIn’ page “Friends and Alumni Kilkenny College”

Transition Year activities can also be viewed on TYeye.ie

Tel. 056 7761544                                                    

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.                                                                                                                                                                                                                              

Simon Thompson

Principal

Kilkenny College