You can view the Easter Newsletter here.
The follow organisations are now accepting applications for apprenticeships:
1. ESB at www.esb.ie for electrical apprenticeships by April 11th 2016
2. TEGRAL using the application forms in the Guidance office before May27th 2016
3. Eir at www.eir.ie before April 14th 2016 for students with a full driver licence
4. DSV Freight controllers. Application forms available on Thursday 21-04-2016 in Guidance Suite at a presentation
5. Army cadet, Navy & Air Corp apprenticeships online at military.ie before April 17th 2016 for students who are 18 years of age before the closing date
Students Grants for Third level can now be applied for at www.susi.ie
Mrs. Dorothy Lynch from TESCO presenting a cheque for €450 to Elizabeth Urell, Guidance Counsellor, Rachel Mc Grath, Deputy Principal and the TY students from Kildare Town Community School, for the Amber Flag, Positive Mental Health Project
(for speakers,competitions, workshops, seminars, Random Acts of Kindness campaigns etc).
1916 National Proclamation Day
KTCS celebrated National Proclamation Day on Tuesday, 15th of March in style with a Flag Raising Ceremony and an afternoon of drama and dancing. Guests of honour included Mr Sean O’Fearghail T.D., CQMS Robert Kelly and Sgt. Anne Kelly of the Defence Forces, Board of Management, and Parents Council. Staff and students were also represented at the event, including Rebecca Wilson 2nd year – a great-great-great grand- daughter of James Connolly. You can see images in the Gallery.
Career Guidance News
March's Career Guidance News has been added here.
1916 State Ceremony
On Monday, 7th March 2016 our school was represented by Ms. Ryan, Ms. Thompson, Aisling Scully, Jamie Sheehan and Aoife Casey at the State Flag Ceremony in Croke Park. 6000 students and teachers representing each secondary school in Ireland were in attendance. The ceremony was presented by Ryan Tubridy and President Michael D Higgins gave a keynote address. The ceremony went through the history of the Irish flag, and the man credited with the introduction of it – Thomas Francis Meagher. The event marked the end of the Flags for Schools initiative, which began in September 2015. The flag received by our school will be raised at an official ceremony in KTCS on Proclamation Day 15th March 2016.
Parent's Association Meeting
The next Parent's Association Meeting will take place on Monday, 14th of March in the Parent's Room and all are welcome to attend.
Pope John Paul Awards
A huge congratulations to our 11 sixth year students who received their Pope John Paul Awards at the diocesan ceremony on Friday the 5th of February in Askea Parish Church, Co. Carlow. More news on the Chaplain's page.
Congratulations to the U15 boys Soccer team who retained their Regional trophy defeating Ardscoil Rath Iomgháin after extra time on penalties. The game finished 3-3 in normal time. The team now advances to the Leinster Quarter Finals after the Mid Term Break where they will attempt to defend the Leinster Title they won last year.
Best of luck to the U17's who play Piper's Hill College, Naas in the Regional Final in Newbridge after the Mid Term Break (date TBC). For more information about soccer in KTCS please click here.
BT Young Scientist
Congratulations to Rory Butler and Brandon Kavanagh Phillips who competed in the BT Young Scientist Competition from January 6th -9th in the RDS. They entered the Mathematical, Physical & Chemical Sciences category and their project was on the relationship between the ECB lending rate and the average variable mortgage rate in Ireland.
Based of a survey completed by students at KTCS these book titles are the top 10 recommended books for 2015. We encourage all students to explore the world of 'reading for enjoyment'.
1. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
2. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
3. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
4. Harry Potter Series by JK Rowling
5. 1984 by George Orwell
6. The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
7. A Streetcat Named Bob by James Bowen
8. The Lord of the Rings by JRR Tolkien
9. The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
10. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
A huge thank you to all the 1st Year Students who took part in 'Readathon' this year. €556.00 was raised for MS Ireland. It is great to see so many students involved and exploring the world of reading.
Well done to the U15 and U17 soccer teams who are through to the Kildare/Laois Regional Finals after both teams topped their groups in the playoffs.
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