Kildare Town Community School

  Telephone: 045 535228     Email: info@ktcs.ie 

Congratulations to all our students who received their Leaving Certificate Results today.


Re-opening Arrangements
Monday 29th August:               3rd and 6th year pupils only (9.00am - 1.15pm)
Tuesday 30th August:              2nd and 5th year pupils only (9.00am - 1.15pm)
Wednesday 31st August:         All pupils  (9.00am - 4.00pm). 

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

Career News

The Career Guidance page has been updated.

Application Forms

The application forms for Teaching Post/SNA vacancies for the academic school year 2016-2017 may be downloaded here.
Teaching Post
SNA Post

KTCS News

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. 

Green Schools

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
 

Sports Day

You can view photos of the sports day on the Gallery page.

TY Photos

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

Easter Newsletter

You can view the Easter Newsletter here

Career News

Apprenticeship Applications
 
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). 
 
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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.
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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

U15 Soccer

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.

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

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