Kildare Town Community School

  Telephone: 045 535228     Email: info@ktcs.ie 

Mock Timetable

The Mock Examinations start on Monday, 1st February. This is an important two week period for our exam year groups. Students should be revising in all their subjects. You can see the timetable 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.

Career Guidance News - Important Dates for 6th Years

CAO early application closing date January 20th 2016 at 17.15. UCAS British College Application Closing date January 15th 2016 at 18.00. Information on college campus accomodation can be found on the Career Guidance Page

Literacy Update

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. 

Soccer Teams

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.  

News

The following pages have been updated:
Transition Year
Kenya Tour
Career Guidance

Letter to Parents re November Assessments

The letter sent home on Thursday, 5th of November to parents re the November Assessments can be found here. The November Assessments take place from Monday 23rd of November - Friday 27th of November. 

News

Updated news has been uploaded onto the Careers Page. You can view the letter sent home to parents about applying to HEIs on the Careers Page too. TY GAA Blitz photos can be seen on the Gallery Page

Halloween Newsletter

You can find the Halloween Newsletter here

Easy Payment Plus Information

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

First Year 2016-2017

There will be a meeting for parents / guardians who wish to enrol a child in First year 2016-2017 on Wednesday 25th November at 7.00pm. Enrolment Application packs will be available at the meeting and the enrolment process will be explained.
Applications to enrol will be accepted from 7.00pm - 9.00pm on Monday 30th November and during school office hours from Tuesday 1st - Friday 4th December.
Applications received after 1.15pm on Friday 4th December will be treated as late applications.

Open Evening

Thank you to those who visited our school at the open evening onThursday 8th October.
Please note that application forms for first year 2016-2017 will not be available until after the 25th November. A meeting for parents of 6th class pupils who wish to enrol their child in the school will be held in the school on Wednesday 25th November.

School Improvement Plan

You can view the School Improvement Plan (ratified by the Board of Management on Sept 21st 2015) on the Policies Page

Health Council

An Introduction to the Health Council has been added to the Health Council Page

Correspondence

Letters went home last week Welcoming Students Back to School and about Mock Examinations. You can view the letters here:
  1. Start of School Year Letter
  2. LC Mock Examination Letter
  3. JC Mock Examination Letter

Student Leadership 2015-2016

The following students have been selected for student leadership positions for 2015-2016:
Head Girl -  Jessica Hannon
Deputy Head Girls- Jessica Hunter and Nora Jane Prendergast
Head Boy - Dermot Luttrell
Deputy Head Boys - John Fitzsimons and Dara Gilbert

Congratulations to them and we wish them well in their role for the year ahead. Thank you sincerely to all those students who applied for these positions and presented for the selection process.  
 

Teaching Practice Placements

Please note that the school has no further teaching practice places available for 2015-2016.