Book Grant Application Form
The Book Grant Application Form for the academic year 2016/2017 is available to download on the Application Forms page.
2016/2017 Book Lists
The 2016/2016 Book Lists are available on the Book Lists Page.
The application forms for Teaching Post/SNA vacancies for the academic school year 2016-2017 may be downloaded here.
Congratulations to Esther Loakman on winning The Gold medal for Basketball with the Special Olympics last April.
Well done to Denis, Robert, Darren and Courtney for the great work at the IRISH OPEN at the KClub.
Kildare Town Community School is the first school in Ireland to have a visually impaired student use the new UEB "UNIFIED ENGLISH BRAILLE" for a state exam. This Braille has been introduced world wide, in order to unify all braille worldwide.
On Thursday, 19th of May, our school’s green schools group went on a trip to Glendalough. As we are aiming to get our next flag which is associated with water, green-school meetings have been held by Ms. Murphy and Mr. Conboy in Ms. Murphy’s Science Lab every Thursday at 11.00am - 11.15am over the past school year and will probably continue on this day on time for the school year next year 2016/17. Green schools is a great way to learn about earth and a lot more about the environment and also to meet new people and make new friends. We already have a lot of members but all new members are welcome. Photos on the Gallery Page.
You can view photos of the sports day on the Gallery page.
Camping trip and End of Year Show Photos have been uploaded on the Gallery page.
Parents Association Sale
You can see more news about the Second Hand Unifrom and Book sale here.
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.