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Our an­nual Awards Cer­e­mony is one of the high­lights of the school year and was held in the school Gym on Mon­day, May 23. The event cel­e­brates the out­stand­ing ef­forts and achieve­ments of our stu­dents through­out the school year.

Awards were pre­sented on range of themes in­clud­ing at­ten­dance, aca­demic progress, co­op­er­a­tion and en­deav­our. Awards were also pre­sented for sport­ing ex­cel­lence and in­volve­ment in ex­tracur­ric­u­lar ac­tiv­i­ties in­clud­ing de­bat­ing, en­ter­prise and to stu­dent men­tors.

A spe­cial Millen Vargh­ese Pho­tog­ra­phy Award was in­au­gu­rated at this year. Millen was a Sec­ond Year stu­dent in the school who trag­i­cally passed away last au­tumn. In ac­cor­dance with Millen’s love of pho­tog­ra­phy, the prise was awarded fol­low­ing a com­pe­ti­tion in the school and was pre­sented to Katie Dock­ery by Millen’s par­ents.


The Tran­si­tion Year Night of Cel­e­bra­tion was held in the school last Wed­nes­day night and, as al­ways, was colour­ful, en­er­getic and highly en­ter­tain­ing. The hall was dec­o­rated with some the fruits from this year’s’ work, in­clud­ing re­ports, port­fo­lios, craft­work and wall dis­plays.

Stu­dents were pre­sented with an ar­ray of cer­tifi­cates and awards for the work they en­gaged in over the course of the year in­clud­ing Gaisce, First Aid, MOS, Build a Bank, Kick Start FAI Coach­ing and Sus­tain­able Ed­u­ca­tion. Around the hall guests could see items from a va­ri­ety of the mod­ules in­clud­ing Child­care, Her­itage Stud­ies, Hor­ti­cul­ture, Chi­nese and even a hen and her re­cently hatched brood of chicks. The evening was fur­ther en­hanced with mu­sic and song and per­for­mances in­clud­ing from the fi­nal­ists in the Junk Ko­ture com­pe­ti­tion. The evening ended with a pre­sen­ta­tion to stu­dents for their par­tic­i­pa­tion, at­ten­dance and achieve­ments through­out the year. Dara Bushe re­ceived the TY En­deav­our Award and Ro­nan Mur­ray re­ceived the prize for ex­em­pli­fy­ing the Spirit of TY. The par­ents and stu­dents got a fan­tas­tic over­view of the range of projects, ac­tiv­i­ties and ac­tive learn­ing stu­dents ex­pe­ri­ence as part of the pro­gramme.


A won­der­ful grad­u­a­tion cer­e­mony was held with Sixth Year stu­dents, their par­ents, guests and staff of CCM on Thurs­day evening. This is the fifth year to grad­u­ate from the school and the groups are get­ting larger each year. Sev­eral stu­dents and teach­ers had been busy pre­par­ing the event over a num­ber of days in or­der to make it a spe­cial night for all those in­volved.

The theme of the event was ‘Count not your jour­ney in days and miles but in mem­o­ries and friends’ and the stu­dents pre­pared read­ings, re­flec­tions and mu­sic which rep­re­sented their jour­ney over the past five years. Ms. Whyte, the Year Head, and Mr Donoghue, the Prin­ci­pal ap­plauded the grad­u­ates for their tremen­dous achieve­ment on com­plet­ing their stud­ies in CCM.

We con­grat­u­late all our sixth year who have grad­u­ated, we wish them well in their ex­ams and the very best in their fu­ture en­deav­ours.


Eileen Earls and Pauline Leonard from Wick­low Can­cer Sup­port gave a pre­sen­ta­tion to Fifth Year stu­dents last week. The five Lif­fey class had re­cently or­gan­ised a char­ity foot­ball match to raise funds for the or­gan­i­sa­tion. Eileen gave a very de­tailed ac­count of the ac­tiv­i­ties of the char­ity and how they help peo­ple af­fected by can­cer in the lo­cal area. The in­for­ma­tion ob­tained as well as the or­gan­is­ing and run­ning of the char­ity match will be used by the stu­dents to write up a Sum­mary Re­port as part of their Leav­ing Cer­tifi­cate Vo­ca­tional Pro­gramme Port­fo­lio.


The CCM par­ents’ as­so­ci­a­tion met re­cently for the fi­nal time this school year. There were plenty items on the agenda es­pe­cially re­lat­ing to plan­ning for next year. We are all grate­ful for the in­valu­able sup­port and com­mit­ment given by those on the com­mit­tee to the work of the school. The PA af­firmed the work of the man­age­ment and staff of the school and look for­ward to fur­ther en­gage­ment next year.


We are all de­lighted with the re­cent swim­ming suc­cess of our First Year stu­dent, Dy­lan O’Dono­van. Dy­lan trav­elled to Kilkenny’s Wa­ter­shed Aquat­ics Cen­tre last week for the Le­in­ster Schools B Cham­pi­onship. He came home with two medals – third in the 50m Back­stroke and third in the 50m But­ter­fly. Dy­lan also came fourth in the 50m Freestyle miss­ing out by just one sec­ond. We wish Dy­lan con­tin­ued suc­cess in the pool and will fol­low his swim­ming en­deav­ours with in­ter­est.


Stu­dents are in the process of com­plet­ing their sum­mer ex­ams. It has been a busy year for them all in Coláiste Chill Mhan­táin. We hope they will all per­form very well. We wish them an en­joy­able sum­mer va­ca­tion and look for­ward to see­ing them all in Septem­ber.

Pic­tured at the St Kil­ian’s awards night were the Cour­tesy Award win­ners with Prin­ci­pal John Mur­phy, Vice Prin­ci­pal Leah Bools and year head An­thony O’Kelly.

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