St. Kil­ian’s Com­mu­nity School

Bray People - - SCHOOLS REPORT -

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.

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