St. Kilian’s Community School
TY COMPUTER CLEAN-UP!
On Thursday 17th January, the TY students of St. Kilian's spent their morning going class to class and collecting all of the broken computers from every nook and cranny of the school. They were counted and boxed by the 4th years, collected by the organisation Camara Ireland to be fixed, and then shipped out to be used in less privileged countries in Africa.
It proved to be a lot of work on behalf of the students, but it would have been a more difficult task to complete without the help of Mr. Lawless and Mr. Dunne. The task at hand turned out to be a great success! Well done to the TY students and their teachers for participating in this initiative. TALENTED YOUTH
Twelve students from St. Kilian’s Community School in Bray attended the Centre for Talented Youth in Dublin City University on Saturday 19th January. The centre aims to identify students with exceptional academic ability and to provide services for them, their parents and their teachers.
Students who are identified as academically talented are offered a range of programmes in 30 subject areas. There is also an opportunity for students to meet other young people with similar interests. We wish all our students from St. Kilian’s good luck in this talent search. CSPE ACTION PROJECT
On Wednesday 30th January, class 3T and their CSPE teacher, Mr. Donohue, are doing a sponsored talk for the Laura Lynn foundation. This foundation looks after very sick children with terminal illnesses. The walk will take place from the school to Bray Head. From there, the group will walk to Greystones, a distance of approximately seven kilometres. We wish the group every success in their endeavour and hope that a lot of funds are raised for a very worthwhile cause. 5LCA FUNDRAISING EVENT
Class 5LCA are holding a raffle to raise funds from the Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes, which the school takes part in every September. Ms. Ni Mhurchu, the RE teacher, organised the raffle and the class are selling tickets at a healthy rate for some lovely prizes. The fundraising event is part of 5LCA's RE assignment which require the students to make contact with an outside agency - in this case the Dublin Diocescan Pilgrimage. Ms Ni Mhurchu and the LCA's thank all who have supported this project. LOLLIPOPS FOR S.V.P.
1st Year students, from class 1F, in St Kilian's Community School, ran an appeal to help the work of the local conference of the S.V.P. on Thursday 24th January at lunch time. The students planned their appeal in their religion class under the tutelage of Mr. Walshe. The class had been studying the Society of St. Vincent de Paul as an example of a community of faith and it is this study that inspired the students to organise their appeal.
The idea that the class decided to realise involved selling lollipops to staff and students while raising awareness of the charitable work of the S.V.P. The appeal was an overwhelming success with a superb response from the whole school community, largely due to the enthusiastic and intricate planning of the 1F class group.
The aim of the appeal was two fold: firstly to raise money to donate to the S.V.P. and secondly, to raise awareness of the invaluable work of the S.V.P. in helping people who are in need and require of their many services. Class 1F would like to thank all those students and staff who supported their appeal. Mr. Walshe would like to give a special note of congratulations to the students of 1F for their tremendous effort in the planning of this appeal in class and at home, as well as their dedication in giving up their lunch break within which this highly successful appeal took place.