St. Kilian's Community School
ST. KILIAN'S “ANIMATED” VISITOR
Cat Little, who is an award-winning filmmaker and has worked in the animation industry for over ten years, visited St. Kilian's on Wednesday 9th April. She delivered a talk to 5LCA and TY students. The visit was organised by Ms Fox's 5LCA English and Communications class as one of their key assignments, and well done to them for all of their hard work, as the event ran very smoothly.
Congratulations also to TY students Natalie Sroka, Allanagh O' Dowd and Alison McGrath who designed a welcome poster in the style of Cat's TV show Wobblyland. The students were assisted by their Art teacher, Mr. Lawless. Cat sent on a photo of the poster to Brown Bag Films, the Oscar nominated producers of her show. The producers were so impressed with the students' work that they posted the photo onto their website, which is there now for all to see. Well done to all involved. ORIENTEERING
On Tuesday 8th April 31 students form St. Kilian's C.S. Traveled to Emo Court in County Laois for the Irish Schools' Orienteering Championships. The weather was bright and sunny and this made for good underfoot conditions for the runners.There was a delay in getting the competition under way and this made for nervous students. Students eventually settled and got their minds back on the job at hand.
Courses were technically tough and this was challenging for a number of students. For many competitors, this led to slow times. The best finisher in the 1st Year Girls' competition was Inès Cueto who was finished in 8th place from a field of 35.
The best of the 1st Year Boys was Matthew Mcdonald.Top of the St Kilian's Junior Boys were Gary Shortt and John Paul Verdon with clean runs. Best of the Senior Boys were Evan Williams and Aaron Kelly with top ten finishes. Despite her recent form, current Leinster Champion Sarah McGrath found the going tough and wasn't able to match her recent success.
Rochelle Healy was back in good form with a clean run and a good performance. The Orienteering Season is now drawing to a close, but will recommence in September with fitness training and some technical map training. All newcomers are welcome and should see Mr Lawless in September. DIOCESAN LOURDES PILGRIMAGE
Congratulations to Fifth Year students Michael O' Brien, Brendan Smith, Abby O' Keeffe and Sarah Bermingham who have been selected following an interview process to go on the Lourdes pilgrimage next September. The students will take part in fundraising activities to finance the trip. We wish them the best of luck in their efforts. THE GREAT IRISH BAKE!
Well done to Mrs Dodd's 2nd Year Home Economics class who raised €188 on Friday 4th April as part of the Great Irish Bake for Temple Street Children's Hospital. A stunning display of Easter cupcakes, freshly made on the day disappeared almost instantly at morning break. The class organised the event paying attention to advertising, marketing, production and selling. Everyone in the class did a fantastic job.
The team work was excellent and the results delicious!! We are all looking forward to more delicious bakes from these budding bakers! Thanks to Ms. Dodd and her students for all their hard work. EASTER SERVICE OF FORGIVENESS
On Tuesday 8th April, St. Kilian's students went to St. Fergal's Church for a service of forgiveness for Easter. Fr. Behan conducted the service and many students participated in the event by reading or carrying offerings to the altar. Thanks to Ms. Sinnott, Ms. Murray and Ms. Ni. Mhurchu from the R.E. department for organising the service.