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On Friday 1st March, 2013 a great opportunity arose for the L.C.V.P. students at KCC. Mr. Paul Daly, Ms. Eileen Fitzgerald, Aine (M&S staff member) and Ms. K. McCarthy held mock job interviews for the students. The students got a real life role play interview with positive feedback that will aid them when interviewing for a job outside of school.


Picture includes: Back Row: L-R: Jamie Lynch, Lorcan Howe, Adrain Cronin, Daniel O'Sullivan, Syvlie Bartlett, Matthew Lane, Roman Puotkalis. Middle Row: L-R: Eileen Fitzgerald, Dylan Dreher, Adam O'Brien, Chris O'Connell, John Murhill, Louise O'Sullivan, Hannah O'Connell. Front Row: L-R:Paul Daly, Aine(M&S staff member), Conor Courtney, Suzanna Zachowska, Finbarr Corkery, Christine Leon.

Irish Writing Masterclass

 Last Tuesday, January 29th, 11 fourth year students attended an Irish Writing Masterclass organised by KES. Students had an opportunity to work with well renowned authors and poets to improve their writing skills. The students began their day with a workshop from Séamus Barra Ó Suilleabháin. He told them how to brainstorm ideas and how to construct a poem and by the end of the first hour all students had composed excellent Irish poems.
After the break, Killarney Community College students met with well known author, poet and translator Gabriel Fitzmaurice. This was a lively meeting with students writing several riddles in Irish before breaking up for lunch. In the afternoon Dairena Ní Chinnéide from Dingle coached the students in the art of writing poetry. The 10 young men and Joanne had great fun picking items from a bag of props and trying to compose a poem based on the prop.
The KES will shortly be publishing samples of the students work on their website, and if funding allows a book of their work will be released.

Killarney Community College was ALL SHOOK UP!

Killarney Community College held its first ever Musical Production, "All Shook Up" which featured the songs of Elvis Presley, directed by Ciaran Gallagher, was held last Thursday 24th and Friday, 25th January 2013. Killarney Community College also catered for the younger audience and invited local primary schools to a matinee showing on Thursday 24th January. Gael Scoil Flaitheann, St. Olivers National School, Presentation Monastery and Holy Cross Mercy attended. There was great excitement and singing in the air. Over fifty students from first to fifth year took part in the production and rehearsed hard since October. All Shook Up was a full in-house production. Teachers and students from all departments were involved; the Home Economics Department, Art and Woodwork Department and I.T. Department to mention a few.

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Scifest

On Friday 12th April, 2013, second year Killarney Community College student Denis O'Leary achieved second place in the Regional Final of Scifest.  He was awarded with a trophy and an All for One gift card from Intel. Th...e aim of Scifest is to encourage a love of science through active, collaborative, inquiry-based learning. Denis created a project based on the Wii and the Interactive Whiteboard. His idea was inspired by his love of Science. His project consisted of a Wii remote which could turn any projected flat surface into an interactive whiteboard. According to Mr. O'Connell, Science Teacher, "it is a great achievement for Denis and well merited. His obsession which science and technology has shone through".

Daffodil Day Fundraising

On Thursday 25th April, 2013 members of the Killarney Branch of the Irish Cancer Society were presented with a cheque from the Killarney Community College.  They held a coffee morning including the sale of daffodils in aid of Daffodil Day.

Photograph includes:
Back L-R: Mrs. Carmella Sheehy (teacher), Roisin Buckley, Fiona Tangney, Mrs. Stella Loughnane (Deputy Principal), Ms. Maureen Fogarty, Ms. Ann Moynihan, Ms. Kathleen O'Shea.
Front L-R: Sarah Murphy, Darragh Egan, Eoin Fitzgerald, Dylan Dreher, Zac Dwyer.