St Kevin’s Com­mu­nity Col­lege

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1ST YEAR WEL­COME CER­E­MONY

On Tues­day afternoon we held our first year wel­come cer­e­mony in the school. This is a cel­e­bra­tion of all that our first years have achieved in the time since they started in St Kevin’s. We were treated to won­der­ful mu­sic, po­ems and sto­ries from our first years. They have worked un­der the care­ful guid­ance of Mr Deer­ing (first year head) and Ms Grace. Our Prin­ci­pal Mr Do­ran fin­ished the cel­e­bra­tion with some words of en­cour­age­ment and praise for the first years on their learn­ing jour­ney.

That same evening the par­ents/ guardians of our first years joined us for a cer­e­mony to cel­e­brate their chil­dren be­ing a part of first year. This cer­e­mony has the pur­pose of build­ing a close bond be­tween the school com­mu­nity and the hin­ter­land that it serves.

TRAN­SI­TION YEAR NEWS

TY HIKE – On Wed­nes­day, Septem­ber 11, the Ju­nior Cer­tifi­cate Class of 2019 went on a hike in Donard. This is an an­nual event to cel­e­brate re­ceiv­ing the Ju­nior Cert re­sults, and even though the re­sults were pushed back it was de­cided that we should have one last event as a whole year group. We left the school straight af­ter tu­to­rial to go to Donard. We were told that the walk would be a ‘short loop around Donard’.but it was a small bit longer.

We started in the vil­lage and walked up through a farm yard and around a for­est and moun­tain. It was a nice, bright day with lit­tle to no clouds and thank­fully there was no rain. The walk was lovely with nat­u­ral sur­round­ings and I think every­one en­joyed the day=85it was great to get some fresh air and have a chat with our friends, even if we were all ex­hausted by the time we re­turned to Dunlavin. (Jen­nifer McDonogh, TY)

TY SUM­MIT EVENT – On Wed­nes­day, Septem­ber 16, 85 Tran­si­tion Year stu­dents trav­elled to Swords for an event called School Sum­mit. This event of­fers a wide-range of in­for­ma­tion on op­tions for fur­ther ed­u­ca­tion and train­ing. Stu­dents vis­ited stands and learned about col­leges, ca­reer paths, vol­un­teer work and op­por­tu­ni­ties avail­able for Tran­si­tion Year and be­yond. It was a very en­joy­able, ben­e­fi­cial day for all stu­dents in­volved. (Roisín Mul­vey)

6TH YEAR STUDY SKILLS

A sixth year In­for­ma­tion evening will be held in St Kevin’s Com­mu­nity Col­lege on Thurs­day, Septem­ber 26, at 7 p.m. The evening will be a fan­tas­tic op­por­tu­nity for par­ents of sixth year stu­dents to find out about study prepa­ra­tion for the Leav­ing Cer­tifi­cate, CAO, ap­pren­tice­ships, and study­ing abroad. On the evening Michael Bond will speak about study skills and how par­ents can sup­port their child through­out this very im­por­tant year.

Ann McLough­lin, Se­nior Train­ing Ad­vi­sor KWETB, will speak about ap­pren­tice­ships and the op­por­tu­ni­ties in this area. Kay Mitchel, Schools’ Li­ai­son Of­fice NUI Maynooth, will be ex­plain­ing the CAO process. Fi­nally Guy Flouch, Study Abroad Coun­sel­lor UNiCAS, will talk about study­ing abroad and the pro­cesses in­volved in ap­ply­ing for col­leges out­side of Ire­land. Par­ents/Guardians of sixth year stu­dents are en­cour­aged to at­tend this event.

St Kevin’s Tran­si­tion Year stu­dents at the School Sum­mit in Swords, Dublin.

Bless­ing­ton Com­mu­nity Col­lege stu­dents Danny Walsh and Lu­cia Do­ran tak­ing part in the Cli­mate Strike.

Bless­ing­ton Com­mu­nity Col­lege stu­dents Danny Walsh and Lu­cia Do­ran tak­ing part in the Cli­mate Strike.

St Kevin’s 1st year stu­dents at their Wel­come Cer­e­mony.

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