1st & TY Parent Teacher Meeting

Thank you to all the staff for preparing so diligently for this week’s parent teacher meeting.

Thank you to our parents who made the effort to attend the meeting with teachers to support your child’s progress and the work of the school.

Our continued partnership will ensure that our pupils continue to learn, progress and reach their potential holistically!

Applications to Enrol 2020/2021

Please note that we have a small number of places left in all year groups for the 2020/2021 academic year. Please contact the school immediately for an application form. Our 1st years for 20/21 will have their testing day on Friday February 7th – make sure to get in touch before then.

Applications to enrol in St Kevin’s Community College can be made by contacting Liz or Mandy in the main office at 01-6266277 or by emailing admin@stkevinscc.ie. We would be delighted to hear from you.

You can also contact our Home School Community Liaison teacher, Deirdre Dalton on 085 762299 or by Email –  deirdredalton@stkevinscc.ie

Why choose St Kevin’s Community College?

 

Be Kind This Christmas

Happy Christmas to all members of our school community, their families and loved ones.

While Christmas is a time of celebration, joy and peace for some people, it can also be a lonely, sad and difficult time for others.

We hope that all members of our school community look out for one another and offer help and support to those in need. A simple smile or text message out of the blue can mean so much to so many people.

Expensive presents, trendy clothes and lavish decorations will soon be forgotten. Asking someone how they are, offering to go for a walk with a friend or just being a good listener are gifts that will last forever.  A simple ‘Thanks’ can be very powerful.

Look after yourselves and remember there is always someone to talk to.

From all of us in St Kevin’s Community College.

 

An Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar visits St Kevin’s Community College

We were delighted to welcome An Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar TD to St Kevin’s Community College on Thursday, November 7th 2019. Despite atrocious weather conditions, and an extremely busy schedule, Mr Varadkar took time out from dealing with national issues, Brexit and other European matters to visit us for the afternoon.

Mr Barry, Ms Hickey and representatives of the Students’ Council welcomed An Taoiseach and invited him to visit our newly opened autistic classroom, Class Neptune. Mr Varadkar unveiled a plaque in the classroom to commemorate his visit.

He was then introduced to students who had been awarded prizes for our Every School Day Counts art competition, encouraging students to have full attendance for the month of November. He took time to speak to the students and and admire their impressive art work and had a lengthy discussion with Ms Deirdre Dalton, our Home School Community Liaison teacher.

Following a visit to our JCSP library, where he got to meet our Gluais team with some of our 1st year students,  he visited our Garden of Remembrance where he laid a wreath in memory of members of our school community who we have lost over the past few years.

He ended his tour of the school by helping us to raise our Green Schools Flag which we were honoured to have received last year after the excellent hard work of many of our 6th year students, ably assisted by Ms Waldron, Mr Darmody & Ms Carty.

The students gave him an excellent send off following a number of waves from An Taoiseach to all those waiting, sheltered out of the rain.

Thank you to every single person who worked hard to ensure the school was looking its best and helped to prepare in any small way for the smooth running of the event.

Please see our Twitter feed on the right hand side for two videos showcasing the visit of An Taoiseach.

 

 

Droichead School

St Kevin’s Community College is delighted to announce that we are a Droichead school.  The Droichead process is an integrated professional induction framework for newly qualified teachers (NQTs).  The main objective of the Droichead process is to support the professional learning of the NQTs during the induction phase, thus laying the foundations for subsequent professional growth and learning for the next phase of their career.

We have a full trained Professional Support Team, who mentor NQTs through the Droichead process.  We look forward to working with NQTs to enrich our school culture.  For more information, please visit the NIPT website. www.teacherinduction.ie

Have You Heard The Story About The Hill? I Couldn’t Get Over It.

Students from St Kevin’s had a fantastic evening out on Tibradden and Ticknock for the first hike of the season. Students from 2nd-5th year basked in glorious sunshine as they trekked through the Dublin mountains.

Many thanks to Ms.Hudson, Mr Cassidy and Mr Gorham for accompanying the students.
A great crowd turned up, and it was wonderful to see both new and familiar faces out hiking and enjoying uch glorious weather.
Well done to everyone who attended.

Our next hike will be on Thursday 3rd October.

Please see Ms Hudson for more information and permission slips.