Kildare Town Community School

  Telephone: 045 535228     Email: info@ktcs.ie 

BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition

Best of luck to Rourke Luttrell and Luke McBride in 3rd Year who qualified to represent our school in the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition. Their poject is titled 'Can Fidgeting Help To Focus and Concentrate in The Classroom and What The Most Suitable ‘Fidget’'. 

All Ireland Spikeball Finals

Well done to the 1st Year Girls Spikeball team who have qualified for the All-Ireland Finals next week in Dublin. This is the first time a girls team have reached the competition final from the school. Well done girls!

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Green Schools KTCS 2017

Green school would like to take the opportunity to congratulate Kildare Tidy Towns on winning the IBAL award for Kildare Town. Also we would like to acknowledge the students and the staff whom have participated in helping to achieve this noble award. As a school we are constantly mindful of our environment. We as a school community take great pride in our links with Kildare Town and are very proud of our close link with Kildare Tidy Towns and Kildare County Council which reflects our school motto "Illuminate, Love and Serve". Our Green Schools Team are presently at the final stages of our third flag, so this Spring we hope to fly our third flag high outside our school. 

Maths Trails Pictures

In late October as part of Maths Weeks, 80 students went to Castlecomer Discovery Park for a day of Maths Trails. You can see the pictures in our Gallery page

Career Speed Dating

The school featured in the Leinster Leader this week. The Career Guidance Department organised a College Speed Dating Event on Wednesday, 21st of December. You can read the article here

Carol Singing

Members of the Kildare Town Community School choir, school band members and John Paul II award students accompanied by Ms Dee, music teacher and Ms Tonry, School Chaplain, entertained members of the day care centre at their annual Christmas party organised by Tesco. Monica Tonry, School Chaplain KTCS
 

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SVDP Food Appeal

JPII students and TY students collected food and toys for SVDP, leaving Cert students raised €1000 for SVDP in Kildare. Thank you to all who contributed. 

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Careers News

New Application System for Apprenticeship in the Construction Industry
Are you interested in an Apprenticeship in the Construction Industry? The Construction Industry Federation have just launched a new website promoting opportunities in the construction industry for apprenticeships – www.apprentices.ie.
6th Years Apprenticeship Vacancies in Kildare in 
Carpentry & Joinery
Brick & Stine Laying
Construction & Plant Fitting
 
To register your interest go to www.apprentices.ie
 
Sports Scholarships
 
DCU application forms available in Guidance Lobby
Maynooth University Sports Scholarship applications open online
UCD Elite Ad Astra sporting scholarships open until 31-01-2017 (eg For inter county GAA) 

Enrolment for First Year 2017/2018

You can view the Powerpoint Presentation from tonight's (23rd of November) Enrolment for First Year 2017/2018 Meeting here. REMINDER: Enrolment will be on Monday 28th November @7pm - 9pm and for the remainder of that week during school hours.

Letter to Parents re CAT4 Assessments

Ms. Urell is sending out a letter re CAT4 Assessments. You can view the letter here

French News

The French Dept. is taking part in an e-Twinning project with a secondary school in Montpellier in France during the 2016-2017 academic year. The purpose of e-Twinning is to develop a platform for schools in Europe to collaborate with each other and develop links with a partner school. First year students have already written pen pal letters to French students their own age, as a first step in the project. The aim of the project is to help students improve their skills in the language and increase their awareness of French culture. The focus of the project will be to compare students’ ideas about their partner country. First year students are looking forward to receiving the replies from their pen pals, after the mid-term break.
 
The second year French students had a great school tour in Paris over the Mid Term Break.  

CAO Applications Open

Please see the Career Gudiance page for more information. 

Florida Tour 2018

You can view the letter re the Florida Tour here

Easy Payment Plus Information

Please see here for information about paying for school items (e.g. mock fees, administration fee etc.) online.