Weekly Calendar – Vol. 5 Issue 24                                                Monday 9th March – Friday 13th March, 2020





Covid-19 Coronavirus: Notification to All Parents/Guardians:

The planned 5th Form Ski Trip to Andalo, Italy which was due to travel from the 13th – 18th March has been cancelled as a consequence of the Covid-19 Coronavirus situation.

We will continue to remain in contact with parents/guardians as this overall situation in relation to Covid-19 Coronavirus evolves in the coming days. We will maintain HSE best practice in terms of Protocols to ensure the best management of the current situation for all in the College Community. In this context if you have planned travel to an affected area, please could you contact the College prior to your child(ren) returning to Kilkenny College. This will allow us to ensure we follow the active HSE Protocols at that time.

The support and cooperation of all in this regard in greatly appreciated.


The importance of Washing Hands every day and indeed using hand sanitisers when entering and leaving buildings.

Boarding students are asked to ensure they continue and indeed increase hand washing as they move through the course of the day.  Likewise, on the return in from Sports activities.

There are additional hand sanitisers provided at key points around the school campus including the Dining Halls and the entrance areas to the main buildings.


Day Pupil Absences: Notification to Parents/Guardians:

The College is commencing a standard email system to notify Day Pupil parents/guardians of absences, as they are recorded each day in school. If your child/ward is recorded absent from school, you will receive an email to notify you of this during that school day, unless the College has already been contacted by you to notify us of the absence. This will ensure that our and your records are maintained on an accurate and updated basis.

Wording of Absence Notification Email:

This email is to notify you that your child was marked absent this morning.

If you have not already notified the school of the absence, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call

(056) 7761544.   If you have already informed the school of the absence, no further action is required.



Parents with new iPhones in the last month and unable to find the Kilkenny College app or was informed ‘that it does not appear’, can now go to the iPhone app store and type in Kilkenny College and it will bring up the app.  You can either re-store from your cloud or download it.

9th – 14th March


Kilkenny Music Festival.

Tuesday 10th March


U14 Boys and Girls Leinster Badminton Championships away at Baldoyle Badminton Club. Departing 8.45 am. (ETA 7 pm).


Form 3 English trip to Romeo & Juliet away at Dundrum Theatre, Dublin. Departing at 10 am. (ETA 5.30 pm)

Transition Year Photography Exhibition

The students who took the Photography Long Course are hosting an exhibition on the evening of Tuesday March the 10th at 8pm. All parents are invited to attend. The event is being held in support of the two charities that TY are fundraising for this year: Pieta House and The Irish cancer Society. Prints of the photographs are available to be ordered on the night. All support is very graciously received.”

Wed. 11th March

Memorial Assembly.

Each year, at this time of the year, we have an assembly of remembrance.  In preparation for this special assembly on March 11th a book will be left at the Chaplain’s office.  Those wishing to have names included in this service please come along and sign the names into the book. If the office is closed, please feel free to write your names on a piece of paper and post them under the door.  All the names will be read out at the assembly.


Student Enterprise Awards County Final away at Lyrath Hotel. Departing at 8.15 am, ETA 3.30 pm


Awards Ceremony for 4th Year Students who achieved either a higher merit or distinction in their Junior Cycle Business Students exam at 10.40 am in New Dining Hall.


TY v Enniscorthy Rugby away at Enniscorthy Rugby Club. 7.15 pm KO (ETA 10 pm)

U15 A v CBC Monkstown at home on hollow E pitch. 2.45 pm KO

U15 B/C v CBC Monkstown at home on top G and little A pitches. 2.45 pm KO

U14 A, B & C v St. Munchin’s College at home on hollow E, Top G and Little A pitches. 1.45 pm KO.

Girls Hockey

Senior 1st v Junior A at home on pitch C. (Friendly) 4.30 pm

Senior 2nd Training on pitch C. 2 pm

Junior A v Senior 1st on pitch C. (Friendly) 4.30 pm PB

Junior B1 v Abbey Community School away at Newtown School (League Final) 12 pm PB (ETA 2.30 pm)

Minor A v Newtown School at home on pitch C. (CUP) 11 am PB

Minor B1 v Ursuline School Waterford at home on pitch C. (League) 12 pm PB

Minor B2/C v Ursuline School Waterford at home on pitch C. (Friendly) 1 pm PB

Form 1A v Loreto School Kilkenny away. (League) 1.45 pm PB (ETA 3.15 pm)

Form 1 B1 v Abbey Community School away at Newtown School (League) 11 am PB (ETA 2.30 pm)

Form 1 B2 v Loreto School Kilkenny away. (League) 2.45 pm PB (ETA 4.15 pm)

Boys Hockey

Senior Training Match 3.30 pm on pitch C

Junior Training Match 3.30 pm on pitch C

Junior Training Match 3.30 pm on pitch D

Thursday 12th March

Kilkenny College Open Scholarship and The Incorporated Society Scholarship for incoming First Years.


Form 1U Geography class trip to Dunmore Caves. Departing 9.15 am (ETA 10.50 am.)

Agricultural Science CANCELLED TRIP

Form 5 Agricultural Science field trip to Agri Aware ‘Walk ‘n Talk’ event at Kildalton Agricultural College.


Kilkenny Music Festival at Loreto School Kilkenny. Departing at 9.15 am (ETA 2.10 pm)

Girls Hockey

Junior A v Loreto School Kilkenny away. (League Final) 2.30 pm PB (ETA 3.45 pm)



Advanced Notice


16th March

School closed for pupils for Staff Professional Planning Day.

17th March

School closed – Public Holiday.

Boarder Buses return Tuesday evening (as per normal Sunday evening times) .

18th March


Heritage Club trip away at Newtown Jerpoint. Departing 2.15 pm (ETA 4.45 pm)

Agricultural Science-

Form 6 Agricultural Science Students competing in the IASTA National Agricultural Science Quiz away in The Bridge House, Tullamore, Co. Offaly. Depart 11:30am (ETA 6pm

19th March

Maths Technology

Form 5 Engineering trip away to Limerick I.T. Demonstration day. Departing at 8.40 am. (ETA 3.40 pm.)


Junior Maths Competition Final away to St. Kieran’s College Kilkenny. Departing at 6.15 pm. (ETA 8.45 pm.)


Dragon’s Den Competition for participating Transition Year students. 7 pm in the McAdoo Hall.

23rd April

Transition Year

Students from Transition Year trip to Belfast.

24th March

Transition Year

Presentation of Transition Year Projects takes place at 7.30 pm in McAdoo Hall.

25th March


All-Ireland Badminton U16 Boys and Girls at Baldoyle Badminton Club.

31st March


Ms. Doyle Art trip away to National Museum of Modern Art and Trinity College Dublin.  (ETA 3.40 pm)

1st April


First Year Boys and Girls DAY PUPILS second round of HPC MENC Vaccinations.

2nd April


First Year Boys and Girls BOARDER PUPILS second round of HPC MENC Vaccinations.

24th April

Form 5 Parent / Teacher Meeting. 4.00 pm – 6.30 pm in The Swift Building.

ECA as normal, Boarder Buses will depart at 5.45 pm

26th April

Confirmation 4 pm St. Canice’s Cathedral.

8th May

Form 4 Parent / Teacher Meeting. 4.00 pm – 6.30 pm in The Swift Building.

ECA as normal, Boarder Buses will depart at 5.45 pm



Year Heads


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


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Simon Thompson


Kilkenny College