StKilian’s Community School
On Tuesday, May 10, 13 students from second year and fourth year, along with their Science teachers, attended Sci Fest in IT Tallaght. Sci Fest is a one-day Science fair where students present their projects to judges, and attend lectures and seminars on interesting Science news and career opportunities in STEM.
This year, the students’ projects ranged over Maths, Physics, Chemistry and Biology, with experiments completed about such varied subjects as chicken nuggets, baking cakes, healthy eating, home advantage, tornados, listening to music, and paper aeroplanes.
Well done to Melinda Szabo, Ciara Campbell, Weronika Roszczak, Jordan de Sousa, Graham Kane, Dagmara Tomaszewska, Sophie Thomas, Germán Blasco Arroyo, Zoe Kelly, Niamh Leadbetter, Kalum Walsh, Jamie Gunning and Niamh Murray for getting involved, and thanks to all those who helped and participated in the projects.
Thanks to Ms Lawlor and Ms Ryan for all their hard work and encouragement to the students.
GREEN SCHOOL AWARENESS
On Tuesday, May 12, a Green School Awareness Day was organised by Mr Donohoe and the Green School Committee to celebrate the school being recently awarded the green flag for litter and waste management.
Art projects on the themes of waste management and effective recycling were displayed and judged by the students in a vote. An audio-visual display was shown to all the students about the work of the committee and many fun activities and games were also held to engage the students.
In addition, this year’s entries from the Junk Kouture competition were on display. Mr Donohoe spoke about his pride at the school being awarded the green flag and praised the work of his predecessor, Mr Lawless, and successive Green School Committees in St Kilian’s over the years.
Great credit is due to the energy and dedication of everyone involved in making St Kilian’s a tidy and clean environment of which we can be proud. A fun-filled and informative day was had by all who attended the awareness day.
Best wishes to the senior debating team of Josh O’Connell, Adelin Cojan, Barbara Krupinska and Patrycja Struzynska who take on Pres. Bray in the final of the Bray Lions’ Club Debating competition on Monday, May 16.
St Kilian’s are to oppose the motion that: ‘Climate Change is damaging Ireland’s eco-system’. The team and their mentors have been working hard to come up with cogent arguments on this challenging topic, and we wish them every success in the final.
The annual sports day in St Kilian’s is due to take place on Wednesday, May 18. Mr Conway has been busy organising the many athletic and fun events for the students and an enjoyable day is guaranteed for everyone who participates in any way.
The sports day will culminate in the annual soccer match between the Sixth Year students and teachers. The Sixth Years have been victorious for the past two years, and the smart money is on the current crop of students to make it a hat-trick of victories over their ‘more experienced’ opponents.
This year, there will also be a rounders match between the Sixth Year girls and the female staff. So a lot of pride and bragging rights are at stake between the students and staff in St Kilian’s. May the best teams win! Best of luck to everyone involved.
PRACTICAL AND ORAL EXAMS
Best of luck to the Leaving, Junior and LCA students who are currently busy doing practical and oral examinations. The students and their teachers have worked hard in preparation for the exams and the best of luck to everyone involved.
Well done to the Fifth and TY students who did a cleanup of Bray beach and the surrounding areas of St Kilian’s on Wednesday, May 11. The cleanup was organised by Mr Donohoe and it was a great success. Well done to everyone involved.