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Killarney Community College, Who’s Got Talent Final 2017 was held on Thursday March 16th.  The event was organised by Ms. Mary Fuller, Ms. Denise O’Sullivan and Ms. Joanna Hughes.  This is the 9th year of this very successful event which showcased the vast talents within the college.  There has been six weeks of auditions and the final 9 acts ranging from dancing, singing and instrumental playing,  battled it out in the Grand Final.  The final 9 acts on the day included students from 1st yr to 6th yr. The glamorous judges for the competition were,

Ms. Siobhan O’Brien, Mr. Brian Hehir, and Mr. Mike Lynch and student judge Abigail Graham.  Winners of the competition received trophies and vouchers.   According to Ms. Hughes “ The school’s spirit is uplifted on days like today when the whole school community shares their many talents through drama, song or instrumental playing”.  According to Principal Stella Loughnane  “This show was one of the highlights in the Arts calendar as it is a fantastic opportunity to showcase the amazing talents of the students”  The winner of the talent show was first year student Sinead Gleeson who sang  Ed Sheeran Lego House to her own guitar accompaniment.  2nd Place was Kirill Healy who played a set of jigs on tin whistle and 3rd place was awarded to Ethan McKeon who sang Sam Smith Writing on the Wall. The buzz and excitement echoed through the halls of the college,  a wonderful ending to this school term.

Respect Week

This week Monday 13th - Friday 16th March is Respect week in the College.  Students will have the opportunity to attend workshops on Anti-Bullying, LGBTI, and Community Involvement in promoting Respect. Workshops will be presented by a team from the KDYS, as well as the Community Guard who is based in Killarney.  There will be many activities promoting respect and well- being including the recognition of the 26 nationalities represented in Killarney Community College and culminating with the final of the Who’s Got Talent and a Colour Run both which will take place on Thursday. Ms. O’Riordan,  Pastoral Care Coordinator, believes that the week will be both an informative and fun week for all involved!


Talk on Neuro Developmental Therapy

Venue: Killarney Community College Library

Date: Tuesday 21st March @ 7.30pm

Does your child have difficulty with any of the following –

Specific Learning Difficulties (Dyslexia)

Coordination/Balance Difficulties (Dyspraxia)

Behavioural/Social Difficulties (ADD/ADHD/ Aspergers)

Under achieving at school


Adverse reaction to noise

Laura Hatton is a qualified Neuro Developmental and Sound Therapist in Co. Cork.

She will give a talk on how some regular simple movements can help the above named difficulties and how listening to specially designed CDs can eliminate adverse reaction to sound and allow the child to focus better on learning. The talk is organised by Ciaran Gallagher Home School Liaison Co-ordinator in Killarney Community. Ciarán has trained in NDT Therapy and is hoping to raise awareness of its benefits in our schools.

Chef Mark Doe visit to Killarney Community College

Mark Doe visited the 3rd Year Home Economics students today Friday 3rd March to give them an exciting two hour workshop on various dishes suited to their 3rd Year skills and the Junior Cert Home Economics Cookery exam.  All students prepared, cooked and served different dishes and Mark helped them throughout each stage of the process.  He demonstrated chopping skills, making garnishes and decorating sweet dishes as well as illustrating how to flavour dished correctly.  “it was a huge learning experience by the students who thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it” according to Home Economics teacher Ms. Máire Keane.

Thank you Mark for a wonderful day with delicious results.