Last week our students sat the Christmas exams. The exams were held over the week and students were examined in all their subjects. Many hours of hard study were put in during the last few weeks and the exams are a good opportunity for the students to assess their learning, well done to all in thee exams.
Welcome back to the transition year students from their recent work experience. The students were very busy trying out various careers and went to two different work placements to give them a taste of what is involved in full time work. The students all enjoyed the experience and found it to be time well spent.
The fourth years have also been busy recently collecting for the Hope foundation which is a charity involved in child centred projects in India. Well done to all who collected.
Many thanks to the great number of students who are currently working on this year’s Christmas decorations. Many hours of work go into this each year and at present the students are working on this project.
Ireland’s first schools Ultimate Frisbee tournament took place in Tallaght on Friday November 21. Eight boys’ teams and four girls’ teams competed in this inaugural tournament as Ultimate Frisbee continues to grow across the country and in schools in particular. Seven students from St. Kilian’s competed in the boys division and started off well, winning their first three games to top their opening pool. Victory against Gonzaga was especially satisfying as they were seen as the main contenders to the title. St. Kilian’s continued to ease past opposition winning their quarter and semi-finals with a safe offensive line and good defensive running, beating a second Gonzaga team and a team from Dunleer.
The final was a replay between St. Kilian’s and Gonzaga and proved worthy of the occasion. Gonzaga’s extra numbers helped as they raced to an early lead.
However, St. Kilian’s remained calm and fought back to tie the game. Points were then traded and at full time the scores were level. Moving into sudden death both teams threw everything at the opposition in a tense five minutes where nobody wanted to make a mistake. Gonzaga eventually made the winning score and prompted a mini pitch inva- sion. Robbie Brennan picked up the medal for player of the tournament. It was a great day for all competitors and St. Kilian’s will look to grow from the experience, increase the player base within the school and come back stronger next year.