On 5th March 2013, First Years from Killarney Community College spelled their way to success on World Spelling Day. Initially competing within their classes, nine super spellers later battled it out in a 'Spell-Off' Final in front of their peers. After five tense rounds, we were left with two top spellers who continued to spell spar for a further four nail-biting bouts. But in the end, it was ironically the word 'disappointment' which saw Oisin O'Shea bow out of the competition. Spelling Champion Sarah O'Riordain won a voucher for The Dungeon bookshop in Killarney.
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Killarney Community College had Oscar fever this week as students took on the challenge of film making for themselves. As part of the Junior Certificate Schools Programme 20 Second Year students wrote, filmed and edited their very own film. Having received funding the students set about brainstorming film ideas and script writing with local writer John W. Sexton. Under the guidance of Mr Sexton students created not only one possible film script but six in total. After a deliberation process students finally decided on the Film ‘Milk’ written by all 20 students involved in the programme.
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.
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 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.