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   Weekly Calendar - Vol. 3 Issue 11.                   Week Monday 13th November – 17th November, 2017

DATE

EVENT

ETA

13th November

Club Obair Bhaile Irish Homework Club every Monday Week One, every Friday Week Two.

14th November

Gaeilge 24 Speak Irish for a day Challenge

14th November

Rugby

TY v Waterpark U16s at home on Floodlit (B) Pitch. 7.15 pm KO

15th November

Rugby

All 2.30 pm KO

SCT v Wesley College (L) away.  

2nds v Wesley College away.

JCT A v Wesley College (League) at home on Hollow Pitch (F).

U15 A v Kings Hospital away.

U15 B v Kings Hospital away.

U14 A v Kings Hospital at home on Floodlit Pitch (B).

U14 B v Kings Hospital at home on Little Pitch (A).

U14 C v Kings Hospital at home on Top Pitch (G).

7.00 pm

7.00 pm

7.00 pm

7.00 pm

15th November

Girls Hockey

Senior 1st v Loreto Kilkenny away. 2.30 pm PB (L)

Senior 2nd v Ursuline Waterford away. 1.30 pm   PB (L)

Senior 3rd v Newtown School, Waterford at home on Pitch C. 12 pm PB (L)

Senior 4th v Loreto Kilkenny away. 12 pm PB (L)

Junior A v Junior B1 Girls at home on Pitch D. 3.30 pm PB

Junior B1 v Junior A Girls at home on Pitch D. 3.30 pm PB

Junior B2 v St. Leo’s Convent, Carlow at home. 1.15 pm PB (L)

Minor A v Loreto Kilkenny away. 1.15 pm PB

Minor B1 v St. Leo’s Convent, Carlow at home on Pitch C. 1.15 pm PB

Minor B2 v Newtown School, Waterford at home on Pitch D. (L)

Form 1A Training at 4.30 pm. on Pitch D.

Form 1B v Ursuline Convent, Waterford away.2.30 pm PB

Form 1 C1 v Form 1 C2 girls at home on Pitch D. 2.30 pm PB

Form 1 C2 v Form 1C1 at home on Pitch D. 2.30 pm PB

4.15 pm

5.00 pm

1.15 pm.

2.15 pm

5.00 pm.

15th November

Boys Hockey

Minor v Villiers School at home on Pitch C. 2.30 pm PB

Senior v Villiers School at home on Pitch C. 3.30 pm PB

Junior v Kings Hospital away. 1.15 pm PB (L)

5.00 pm.

17th November

Student Council Meeting in the Media Room at Lunchtime.

17th November

Sligo International Choral Festival. (Chamber Choir & Senior Choir) departing at 6.30 am.

10.00 pm

ETA = Estimated time of arrival back to Kilkenny College

Advanced Notice

Date

Event

27th November

Christmas Exams week.

6th December

Lion’s Club Christmas Concert (Chamber Choir & Jazz Band)

8th December

Form 6 Parent Teacher Meeting. Extra-Curricular Activities as normal.

Boarder Buses depart 5.45 pm

19th December

Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols at St. Canice’s Cathedral commencing at 11 am.

                                                                                                    

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Simon Thompson

Principal

Kilkenny College                                                                                                                                                       


Rugby Fixtures Wednesday 22nd November 2017

Team Opposition Venue/Pitch Competition Time Leave Class/Food Depart/Return
 SCT Pres Bray Bray League  2.30pm 

11.20am

11.45am/7.15pm 

 2nds

Clongowes

Clane

Friendly  2.30pm  11.20am 11.45am/6.45pm 
 TY Terenure College Home/Top League semi final 2.30pm 11.30am  
 JCT A  Pres Bray Home/Hollow  League  2.30pm  11.30am/class till 12.55pm  
Senior Girls  Wilson's Hospital  Home/Floodlit  Friendly   3.30pm  1.35pm  

 U 15 A and B 

Clongowes Home/Floodlit and Little  Friendly  2.30pm  11.30am  
 

 

         
             
             
             

Girls Hockey Fixtures Wednesday 22nd November 2017

Team

Opposition

Venue/Pitch

Competition

Time

Leave Class/Food

Return

Senior 1st

Loreto Foxrock

Away

Friendly

1.30pm

Leave class: 11.15am

Collect packed lunches

Bus: 11.25pm

Tea: Stop on route home

7pm

Junior A

Loreto Foxrock  

Away

Friendly

2.30pm

Leave class: 11.15am

Collect packed lunches 

Bus: 11.25pm

Tea: Stop on route home

7pm

Junior B1

Scoil Mhuire Cork

Away

Friendly

3pm

Leave class: 11.10am

Collect packed lunches

Bus: 11.25am sharp

Tea: Stop on route home

7.15pm

Junior B2

First Year A Girls

Home-Pitch D

Friendly

3.45pm

Leave prep at 3.15pm  

 

Minor A

Minor Boys

Home-Pitch D  

Friendly

2.30pm

   

Minor B1

Scoil Mhuire Cork

Away

Friendly

1.15pm

Leave class: 11.10am

Collect packed lunches

Get changed

Bus: 11.25am sharp

Tea: Stop on route home

 

Form 1A

Junior B2

Home-Pitch D

Friendly

3.45pm

Leave prep at 3.15pm  

 

Form 1B

Newtown

Home-Pitch C

Friendly

12pm

Leave class: 11.20am

Lunch: 1.25pm

 

Form 1 C1

Newtown

Home- Pitch C

Friendly

12pm

Leave class: 11.20am

Lunch: 1.25pm

 

Boy's 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.