StKil­ian’s Com­mu­nity School

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SIXTH YEAR GRAD­U­A­TION

On Thurs­day, May 26, the Sixth Years drew the cur­tain on their sec­ond level ed­u­ca­tion in St Kil­ian’s with a lav­ish grad­u­a­tion cer­e­mony at the school. On Tues­day last, sub­jects award win­ners were an­nounced, as teach­ers re­warded stu­dents who ex­celled and worked hard in spe­cific sub­ject ar­eas.

The theme for this year’s grad­u­a­tion cer­e­mony came from a line was a quo­ta­tion at­trib­uted to David Bowie from an in­ter­view he did early in his ca­reer. The line ‘I don’t know where I am go­ing from here, but I prom­ise it won’t be bor­ing’ struck a chord with the Sixth Years and it was adopted as the theme for this year’s cer­e­mony.

The four grad­u­at­ing classes 6A, 6B, 6C and 6LCA each adopted an ele­ment of the earth and de­signed a beau­ti­ful sym­bol to rep­re­sent their class. 6A adopted earth as their sym­bol, 6B fire, 6C wa­ter and 6LCA’s sym­bol en­cap­su­lated the ele­ment of air.

At the en­trance pro­ces­sion, each class mem­ber placed a bal­loon on their class’s sym­bol. The sym­bol­ism rep­re­sented how St Kil­ian’s has nur­tured each stu­dent on the ed­u­ca­tional jour­ney and helped them soar to achieve their in­di­vid­ual po­ten­tial in life.

The grad­u­a­tion cer­e­mony opened with a reli­gious ser­vice, which was con­ducted by Ms. Murtagh, the school’s chap­lain. This was fol­lowed by the pre­sen­ta­tion of the ma­jor awards, which were kept a closely guarded se­cret till the night.

The MA­JOR AWARD WIN­NERS were as fol­lows: Dmitri Chizhikov (Stu­dent of the Year) – Ge­or­gia-Lee Flynn and Caitri­ona Gill­man (Aca­demic Ex­cel­lence – Joint Win­ners) – Theo Far­rell (Bray Lions’ Club En­deav­our Award) – Al­lanagh O’Dowd (Com­mu­nity Spirit Award)Ben Daly-McKenna (Spe­cial At­ten­dance Award)Lucy Master­son (Pre­fect of the Year) Ben Brown Roche (Sports Award) An­nie McCann (Ir­ish Award)Ja­son Somers (LCA Stu­dent of the Year)

Twelve other Leav­ing Cert stu­dents re­ceived Cour­tesy Awards on the night. Cour­tesy Award win­ners were: Gra­ham Far­rell, Matthew Bren­nan, Nikkita Moloney, Mayling Chong, James Ke­hoe, Han­nah John­ston, Clau­dine Mur­phy, Jessie Lopez, Jennifer Har­ris, Ja­son Somers, Daniel Kennedy, An­thony Fitz­patrick.

We would like to con­grat­u­late all the prize win­ners on their achieve­ments. Spe­cial thanks must be paid to the Grad­u­a­tion Co-or­di­na­tor, Ms. Mur­ray, and the RE De­part­ment for all their hard work in or­gan­is­ing this event.

CY­CLE TO SCHOOL DAY

As part of Na­tional Bike Week Ire­land, St Kil­ian’s ran a suc­cess­ful ‘Cy­cle to School Day’ on Fri­day, May 27. Mr Law­less or­gan­ised the event and many stu­dents and mem­bers of staff took to the sad­dle on the day. Nu­mer­ous spot prizes were awarded and the day’s high­light was a ‘Slow Bi­cy­cle Race’ which took place at lunchtime on the sports field.

Great fun was had by all who par­tic­i­pated in or watched this event. The Cy­cle to School Day was a new ini­tia­tive launched in the school, and it is hoped to con­tinue this tra­di­tion into the fu­ture con­sid­er­ing its suc­cess this year.

SCHOOL AWARDS’ CER­E­MONY

On Fri­day, May 27, St Kil­ian’s held its an­nual awards’ cer­e­mony for all years apart from the out­go­ing Sixth Years, who grad­u­ated on the pre­vi­ous night. Each class group were pre­sented with four awards – Aca­demic Ex­cel­lence, Aca­demic En­deav­our, Cour­tesy and Com­mu­nity Spirit. Stu­dents were re­warded for hard work and good man­ners shown through­out the year. Well done to the many stu­dents who re­ceived awards for their ef­forts.

In ad­di­tion, the awards from the re­cent sports day were pre­sented to the suc­cess­ful par­tic­i­pants. James Ryan (3T) and Ben Brown Roche (6B) were the win­ners of the Best Ju­nior and Best Se­nior Ath­lete re­spec­tively. Well done to all the prizewin­ners on the day.

TY PAR­ENTS’ NIGHT

On Tues­day, May 31, the an­nual TY par­ents’ night will take place in St Kil­ian’s at 7 p.m. We in­vite all par­ents to at­tend. A pre­sen­ta­tion cel­e­brat­ing the large num­bers of ac­tiv­i­ties that took place in TY will hap­pen on the night. Thanks to Mr Law­less, the TY co­or­di­na­tor, for all his hard work in pro­mot­ing TY and or­gan­is­ing the many ac­tiv­i­ties for the stu­dents in St Kil­ian’s.

STATE EX­AMS

We wish our Sixth and Third Year stu­dents ev­ery suc­cess in the state ex­am­i­na­tions that com­mence on Wed­nes­day, June 8.

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