St. Kil­ian’s Com­mu­nity School

Bray People - - SCHOOLS REPORT -


The YSI team have pre­sented Claire from the WH Five Loaves char­ity with 25 “Christ­mas Presents” equipped with socks, un­der­wear, gloves, hats, shower gel, de­odor­ant etc. The Five Loaves were ab­so­lutely de­lighted with the do­na­tion. Thanks to ev­ery­one who do­nated. They have also vis­ited the Bank Of Ire­land to dis­play their project and tell the lo­cal com­mu­nity about it. They man­aged to raise another €500 that day to buy more sleep­ing bags for rough sleep­ers.

We would like to thank the Bank of Ire­land, Bray Credit Union and the gen­eral pub­lic for their very gen­er­ous do­na­tions. We have a raf­fle tak­ing place this week with great prizes. Any­one who is in­ter­ested in buy­ing tick­ets, please see the YSI team mem­bers.


We have de­cided to hold off on open­ing the bank un­til the New Year as school is so busy at the mo­ment. Stu­dents can col­lect forms now to open a bank ac­count and the ac­counts will get up and run­ning in the New Year. There will be free pizza for any new ac­count opened on the launch day in early Jan­uary. So save a few euro over the hol­i­days and invest after Christ­mas!


Two of our three mini-com­pa­nies will be­gin trad­ing this week at the St.Kil­ian’s craft fair on De­cem­ber 12th. We have a company sell­ing very spe­cial jars of sweets and another sell­ing one of a kind, hand­made can­dle hold­ers, made from lo­cal drift­wood col­lected on the beach in Bray. Please search the com­pa­nies on Face­book to place an or­der or look at what they have to of­fer. The three com­pa­nies are en­ti­tled: Sugar Rush, Jars of Joy and DrifTY. Best of luck with the trad­ing ev­ery­one!


St. Kil­ian’s se­nior girls’ soc­cer team played St. Mary’s School Gold­en­bridge on De­cem­ber 4th in Crum­lin. St. Kil­ian’s lost the match 2-0 but showed ad­mirable de­ter­mi­na­tion and spirit in what was their first com­pet­i­tive out­ing of the sea­son.

The St. Kil­ian’s girls be­gan the match in whirl­wind fash­ion. From the out­set, Orla Devlin kept the op­po­si­tion’s goal keeper on her toes after a few very close at­tempts to score. Donna Kelly, Michelle Mo­ran, Lorena Radu and Yas­min Keogh formed a for­mi­da­ble de­fence for St. Kil­ian’s. How­ever mid­way through the first half, a for­tu­itous shot from a St. Mary’s player made the score one-nil.

Nev­er­the­less in the sec­ond half, the team re­dou­bled their ef­forts and were ea­ger to fight again for vic­tory. After a good bat­tle of 20 mins the team was un­lucky as a player from St. Mary’s scored another goal for her team. Even with the score stand­ing at 2-0, St. Kil­ian’s girls never suc­cumbed. The team’s motto is, ‘de­fend un­til the end’ and this char­ac­terises their spirit and fight which was dis­played abun­dantly in this match.

The player of the match was awarded to Aimee Coogan ,the St. Kil­ian’s goal keeper. Through­out the match, she saved many rasp­ing drives that seemed des­tined for the back of the net. Even the ref­eree through­out the match com­mented on her goal­keep­ing skills. The girls should take heart from their ex­cel­lent dis­play and we wish them the best of luck in their forth­com­ing fix­tures- which are due to oc­cur be­fore the Christ­mas break. Thanks to Ms. McCoy for her time and ef­fort in coach­ing the team.


St. Kil­ian’s CS un­der 20’s boys played a home game against East Glen­dalough in the group stages of the Wick­low/Wex­ford league on Tues­day 9th De­cem­ber. De­spite poor weather con­di­tions,

St. Kil­ian’s pro­duced some good foot­ball and won a very closely-fought en­counter by 3-2. The first goal of the game came after 14 min­utes with a great counter at­tack by St Kil­ian’s. It started from the back with Stephen Downey play­ing a wide ball to James Ke­hoe. James played it up the line to Dan Byrne who switched it to Michael O’Brien. Michael found Alex Byrne who calmly slot­ted the ball past the keeper.

East Glen­dalough struck back when St Kil­ian’s de­fence at­tempts to clear the ball were blocked down and the striker had an easy fin­ish past keeper Ben Brown Roche, who was help­less to pre­vent the score. Nev­er­the­less, St. Kil­ian’s lads didn’t lose heart at this set­back and just be­fore the half time whis­tle they took the lead again with a de­flected shot from range by James Ke­hoe.

Ten min­utes into the sec­ond half St Kil­ian’s struck again, Gary O’Sul­li­van won a great tackle on the wing and pro­duced a good cross for Alex Byrne. Alex’s shot was saved but Stephen Har­ris volleyed to the top cor­ner to make it 3-1. East Glen­dalough brought it back to 3-2 with a very good header from a cor­ner, but St Kil­ian’s fin­ished strong and had nu­mer­ous chances which were de­nied by the ex­cel­lent East Glen­dalough goal­keeper. The match fin­ished 3-2 which means St Kil­ian’s top the group and ad­vance to the fi­nal which will be played early in the new year.


On Tues­day De­cem­ber 9th, the se­nior French stu­dents went to the Mer­maid The­atre to see a French film en­ti­tled “Pop­u­laire”. This movie charts the rise of fe­male lib­er­a­tion in the late 1950s. It is set in Nor­mandy and the main character, Rose wants more from life than an ar­ranged mar­riage to a man whom she doesn’t love or even know well.

Thus, she em­barks upon a ca­reer as a sec­re­tary and dis­cov­ers that she is par­tic­u­larly adept at us­ing a typewriter, which be­comes a sym­bol of progress and lib­er­a­tion in the film. The film was en­joyed im­mensely by all the stu­dents. Spe­cial thanks goes to Ms Aro­gun­dade, who teaches French in St. Kil­ian’s, for or­gan­is­ing the out­ing for the se­nior stu­dents.


The TY stu­dents en­joyed an en­joy­able out­ing to the Christ­mas on Ice ex­trav­a­ganza at the RDS on Tues­day 9th De­cem­ber. Vary­ing de­grees of skill on the ice were dis­played by the stu­dents and the teach­ers who ac­com­pa­nied them on the trip. Ev­ery­one thor­oughly en­joyed the ex­pe­ri­ence and thank­fully there were no ac­ci­dents or in­juries re­ported after the hour spent on the ice. The only thing bro­ken for most of the par­tic­i­pants was their pride, as they picked them­selves up from the ice after count­less failed at­tempts at dou­ble axles or triple toe-loops!

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