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Alex recognised as a High Achiever in Higher Level Maths Junior Cert Exam

As a result of his outstanding results in Junior Certificate Higher Level Maths in 2013, Alexander Mantle, was identified by the State Examinations Commission as a high achiever in Maths.  He was selected to take part in the "Irish Beaver Computing Contest" which is part of the "International Bebras Computing Contest". According to Mr. Mike Lynch "It came as no surprise that Alex was selected for this contest.  He has always shown particular interest and aptitude in Maths.  He even decided to enter in the senior category despite qualifying for a younger age category, which shows his determination to challenge himself.  It is great to see students being rewarded for academic talents and I would hope that Alex's selection will increase the profile of maths in our school". 

Alex Mantle 4th Year

Picture includes L - R: Mr. Mike Lynch (Maths Teacher), Alexander Mantle, Ms. Fiona O'Brien (Principal)


On Tuesday November 20th 2013, the Science Department experienced a touch of magic when the Science Magic Show run by the University of Limerick visited the school. The title of the show was ‘Big and Bold, Hot and Cold’ and it was run by Ms. Beulah McManus, a PhD student in the University of Limerick. The purpose of the show is to promote chemistry as a subject to those classes which will be making subject choices for the Leaving Certificate and so our four 3rd year groups attended a 40 minute show each.
Students were treated to such tricks setting themselves on fire, burning money, freezing balloons and flowers with liquid nitrogen and turning water into wine and making water disappear! ‘’The students made for a great audience and they thoroughly enjoyed the show, finding it to be both fun and educational, the perfect combination!’’ said Head of Science, Mr. Seán O Connell.

The show was part of the schools current JCSP Science initiative and the funds for the show came from the JCSP. The science department wishes to thank Ms. Denise O Sullivan, the school’s JCSP coordinator, who made the funds available to us.

Killarney Credit Union Poster Competition Winners

Well done to two of our students who won both categories in the Killarney Credit Union Ltd, Poster Competition that was held recently.  Natalia Siembab (14-17 years inclusive ) and Daria Sitnik (adult section).  Their winning posters have now been forwarded for judging at Chapter Level.

Credit Union Poster Winners November 2013

Positive Mental Health - Well Being Week at KCC

This week students in Killarney Community College took part in Well Being week, the focus on Positive Mental Health.  The students gathered for a whole school assembly on Monday morning with a recap on the five a day for Mental Health "Connect, Be Active, Take Notice, Keep Learning and Give".  Mr. Finbarr Walsh the father of the late Donal Walsh spoke to each class group in the college and made an impassioned plea for young people to talk about their problems and to "live life".  He also spoke about the work of their foundation.  Fiona O'Brien Principal "thought that his talk was inspiring, helping us to reflect on our own lives and to appreciate what we have.  He gave a powerful talk to the students in our college".  All the year groups tookl part in different workshops throughout the week, all with the focus of Positive Mental Health.  The school's house system hosted a Dodgeball competition with the five houses in the college competing for valuable points.  This was a fully inclusive fun event which helped unite all year groups and teachers to join together in teams in a positive healthy way.  Thursday was Healthy Eating and the Home Economics department provided a lovely healthy lunch for the students to promote healthy eating.  Updates of the Dodgeball competition can be found on Facebook with photos of the event, click the facebook link on the right to view pictures. A cheque of €500 was presented to Mr. Walsh from school fundraising activiteis for the Donal Walsh Foundation.
Money raised for the Donal Walsh Foundation November 2013

Picture includes:
L-R: Ms. Stella Loughanane (Deputy Principal), Ms. Fiona O’Brien(Principal), Broghan Edmonds, Nicole O’Riordan, Mr. Finbarr Walsh, Eoin Barry, Chloe Dennehy, Ms. Marie O’Riordan (Teacher). Ms. Denise O’Sullivan (Teacher)

3 Oisín who contributed to the money raised for The Donal Walsh Foundation.  They held a teacher car wash. Well done!

Winners of the Dodgeball were: Juniors - Titans, Seniors - Spartans.  WELL DONE!!!

Carol Singing at The Outlet Centre, Killarney

On Thursday 12th December, 2013, students from Killarney Community College sang beautiful carols to the people of Killarney in the Outlet Centre.  They added joy and the spirit of christmas to the festive season of shoppers in Killarney.

Picture includes: Hannah Robson, Sean Kelliher, Chelsea Coffey, Ms. Lorraine Crowley, Ms. Joanna Hughes, Chloe Hood, Michaela Power, Ms. Denise O'Sullivan, Breda Kelliher


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