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AWARDS NIGHT THURSDAY 17th MAY 2018

Thursday night 17th May was a star-studded occasion in Killarney Community College.  Teachers, students, parents and distinguished guests assembled for the annual awards ceremony to honour and recognise students in the college. The awards night at Killarney Community College has now become an annual tradition in the college and it gives the whole school community an opportunity to reflect on some of the achievements of the students. Awards were presented across a range of categories: academia, technology, culture, leadership, ethos, sports and extra-curricular activities amongst others. It is always a great evening and an opportunity to honour those who have excelled.

On the night, there was an array of special guests including Mark Murphy, the co-founder of the Apprentice Chef Programme. Charlie McCarthy who is a past pupil from Killarney Community College was the special guest presenter on the night. Charlie McCarthy is a Chartered Engineer and is currently a Director of Liebherr Container Cranes Ltd. and in this capacity he is responsible for the Innovation and Design of all products produced in Killarney along with joint responsibility for the management of the company. He gave a wonderful heartfelt speech to the assembled engaged audience and provided food for thought to the award recipients with his tips for life after school.

Colm McEvoy who is the CEO at Kerry ETB praised the college on its work ethic and complimented all involved on the high standard of work. KCC is under the governing body of Kerry Education and Training Board which is co-educational and multi-belief in ethos. On presenting the Awards, the Acting School Principal Stella Loughnane commended all award recipients and the wonderful teamwork of the teachers and staff for the awards night.

Robyn Sheehan was voted by the teachers as the student of the year as during her 6 years in the school, she has endeared herself to everyone through her commitment, pleasant disposition, work ethos and involvement with all areas of school life.

The prestigious Principal’s Award went to Grace O’ Sullivan for her overall contribution to the school. Grace has lead the way academically demonstrating that dedication, hard work and a sense of purpose is a lifelong skill that can achieve so much.

Kate Stack received the Senior Sports Awards as recognition of her outstanding contribution to sport in the college and in her respective clubs. Caoimhe Crowley and Martha Fitzgerald won an award in the Junior Sports category in recognition of their sporting prowess.

Monika Cepulyte won the Arts Awards, while Ciaran Quigley and Breda Kelliher received the Senior Music Award. The Design and Technology award was presented to Lucas O’ Donoghue. All students were credited for their incredible talents in these areas.

The Endeavour award went to a worthy recipient, Amy Flynn and Contribution to the life of the school Award was presented to Karen O’ Donoghue. David Murrell Musgrave was presented with the award for Living the Ethos. David has been constantly involved in promoting the school ethos of “Respect, Responsibility and Inclusion” throughout his years studying in the college.

Awards were presented to last year’s Best Junior and Leaving Certificate Exam. Students. Sarah O’ Riordan Clifford received best Leaving Certificate, Best Junior Certificate went to Karen O’ Donoghue and Leaving Certificate Applied to Shane Courtney

There was special recognition given to students involved in the pantomime, Rapunzel who put on an outstanding performance last December. Natalia Leane in Transition Year who recently won the All- Ireland Apprentice Chef 2018, was recognised and awarded by the college for her outstanding performance. The night was a great success with entertainment being provided by various musical acts, including the staff choir, under the direction of music teacher Ms Joanna Hughes and Siobhan O’ Brien.

Acting Principal Stella Loughnane concluded the night with a sincere speech when she spoke about the college being part of a larger learning organisation, Kerry ETB that seeks to promote and celebrate leadership and empowers endeavour. She referenced Steve Jobs from Apple who celebrated and promoted all talents. Technicians and engineers were fundamental to their organisation but so were poets, musicians and artists. All talents just like tonight in the college, were acknowledged, celebrated and given room to be influencers. Tonight Killarney community College we acknowledge and celebrate our influencers for tomorrow. A wonderful sense of occasion was felt in Killarney Community College on this most important night for all involved.

Mindfulness at Killarney Community College

TRANSITION Year students at Killarney Community College enthusiastically participated in a very beneficial Mindful Teens workshop on Tuesday 11th September 2018, with psychotherapist Harriet McGuigan who taught them new ways to support themselves to help keep some balance in their lives.

She said some teenagers can be distracted by substance misuse, cyber bullying, online pornography, online gambling or self-harm and, more often than not, it is because they are trying to cope in their world and manage their lives.

Inspired by the quote ‘When we know better we can do better’ by Maya Angelou, Harriet created and runs the Mindful Teens programme to inspire and plant a seed in the teenagers she comes into contact with.

During the day they listened and often related to Harriet’s story, working in small groups, and they got to practice and try out the art of different meditations. The group then chatted about the challenges the face and what they enjoyed about taking some time out in a more supportive way.

“A lot of the teens opened up pretty quickly, sharing their concerns and challenges as teenagers growing up in Kerry,” said Harriet.

Topics discussed included support in relation to safe use of social media, maintaining relationships and how to manage anxiety.

Community College Transition Year co-ordinator, Kerri McCarthy, remarked: “It was a great start to our TY school term to introduce mindfulness to our students. It equips them with strategies to deal with stressful situations”.

She added: “Nowadays students lead such busy lives and sometimes they nearly forget to breathe so by taking the time to meditate proved very worthwhile for them”. Ref; Killarneytoday.com

College Awareness Week Nov 2019

College Awareness Week in Killarney Community College ​11th to 15th November 2019

All of the students in the college will be fortunate enough to learn more about their perspective careers during our upcoming'College Awareness Week'.

Some of the events include: 

*One to one sessions for all 6th years (Sept to Nov)​

*College talks from UCC 14th November​

*Hear Workshops on 14th November + Parents​

*IT Tralee 5th and 6th years and LCA’s 1 & 2 talk ​

*Posters Competition re Career investigation for Junior Cycle students (11th -15th Nov)​

*Career Decision Making Testing 2018 - 5th Years (13th+15th Nov)​

*CAO session – Leaving Certs (11th Nov)​

*Portfolio and Interview sessions for Leaving Certs (12th Nov)​

*Careers and College Stand for all students (11th – 15th Nov)​

*Stress management and study Planning Prep 3rd & 6th years (11th Nov)​

*Study skills with first yrs 2nd yrs in sphe classes​

*Return Leaving Certs to talk to LC’s and LCA’s​

*Access 21 speakers into 5th and 6th yrs​

*Liebherr speakers visiting the college 

SEPTEMBER School News 2019

29th September 2019 - European Day of Languages

Killarney Community College celebrated European day of languages on the 26th September 2019 with a series of events.  Representatives from each European country from the school gave a greeting in their mother tongue.  All classes participated in the European Quiz.  Students were able to taste food from different European countries at lunch time.  Winners of the quiz are Karolina, Jessica and Natalia in Leaving Cert.  Well done girls!

25th  September 2019 - Sports News

Today, our Senior Ladies Football Team had a comprehensive victory over Milstreet Community College winning 6-11 to 2-7 in the opening round of the Munster Championship.  While Milstreet battled hard and it was a very competitive game with great scores from both sides, we pulled away in the later part of the 2nd half with an outstanding team display.  Stand out players on the day were Aoibhin Gleeson in 1st Year with a personal tally of 3-3 at full forward and Ciara Kearney centre forward who contributes 1-5.  Well done!!!

20th September 2019 

Today, our three Killarney secondary schools came together to highlight their concerns about climate change and came together to form the word NOW urging world leaders to take action immediately in relation to climate change.

19 September 2019 - Strickeen Mountain Climb

What an amazing day our 5th year students had! They climbed Strickeen mountain in beautiful sunshine as a wellbeing activity at the start of their school year.  The trip was organised by their year head Mr. D. O'Sullivan and ably assisted by Ms. Kissane, Ms. O'Leary, Mr. A. O'Sullivan and Ms. Mulligan.

18 September 2019 - TY News

Today, TY students with Ms. K. McCarthy & Ms. D. O'Sullivan had the most fantastic day at Deerpark Pitch & Putt.  Extreme skills were displayed by one of our students Artur who is off a very impressive handicap of 7 in Barcelona! His sheer class and enthusiasm for the sport urged all of us amateurs to participate and to have alot of FUN!  Thanks to Paula and Ciaran for looking after us so well.  Next weeks Tuesday activity is Film Making with Mieke Vermechelen.

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OCTOBER School News 2019

Monday 14th October 2019 - Open Night

Open Night 2019 – Killarney Community College

Killarney Community College opened its doors to the community on Monday 14th October. The large volume of parents and students through the door at 6:30pm was magnificent. The smell of freshly baked cupcakes wafted through the assembly area from the Home Economics room as everyone experienced all the various subject areas and modern facilities. Science rooms experimented with light and students also got to witness and take part in the dissection of hearts, kidneys and livers. The practical rooms displayed beautiful creations made by our students. The grand piano echoed sweet music from the general purpose area throughout the evening. Our music students showcased their talents while rehearsing for the upcoming Pantomime ‘Beauty and the Beast’. The PE Department showcased the method of assessment that is now used in the Short Course in Junior Cycle. Students demonstrated their gymnastic abilities while Ms. Maher explained to the parents how this assessment is recorded and graded using the Colleges new ICT devices. Resource area three was a hive of activity with students demonstrations of the Vex Robotics designed and coded by our students. All subjects were on display with teachers talking to parents and students about different aspects of their particular subject.

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