Kishoge Community College News
Enrollment to First Year September 2019 is now closed.
Late applications will be placed on a waiting list.
Wellbeing Week 2018
May 8th - 11th sees the introduction of our 'Wellbeing Week' for all students and staff. A wide range of classroom and extra-curricular activities have been organised centering on wellbeing awareness as well positive mental and physical health. The week will culminate in our annual 'Sports Day'. (More to follow soon.)
Congratulations to our superbly dedicated and scientific students (1st years and Transition years) on their performances in the SciFest 2018 competition. The standard was; to quote a judge, 'phenomenally high'. The 1st year winner was Marcin Witkowski (1A4) and the TY winner was Zac Reid (4A2)
Congratulations also to Kristina Troy and our wonderful team of teachers who so ran the event so professionally.
Please view the 'Gallery' page for a slideshow of images from this event.
Autism Awareness Presentation
Adam Harris, founder of AsIam (As I Am) visited our school community today, (Tuesday 6th February) to give a presentation to all staff, students and parents/guardians. Adam spoke candidly of his experiences as a young person living with autism. His workshop aims to foster inclusion and diversity in secondary schools. Adam hopes his work as a presenter will empower students to reflect upon and consider how they can be more autism friendly.
Our sincere thanks to Adam for his highly informative and enlightening presentation. For over 90 minutes he captured the attention of all those in attendance (approx. 600 people) with his superlative presentation.
Congratulations to our two Transition Year students who were accepted (through an application process) to participate in two courses with the Royal College of Surgeons (RCSI) Dublin.
Sadhbh Murphy: RCSI Mini Science TY Programme
The aim of the three days is to enthuse students to take on research as a career choice or undertake STEM subjects at third level. During this time, students will get a taste for what it is like to work as a researcher with informative talks on from medical researchers, opportunities to perform medical based science experiments as well as other interesting workshops and talks.
Sachman Singh: RCSI My Health TY Programme
The programme is designed to give the students from all over Ireland the opportunity to experience what it is like to train and work as a doctor. All sections of the programme are carried out by leading professionals in their respective areas with a wide variety of topics – including human anatomy, forensic medicine, surgery, obstetrics and pediatrics, psychiatry, and medicine, including emergency medicine, cardiology, respiratory disease, renal disease and family practice – being covered during the programme.
Bank of Ireland Bond Traders
Fifteen TY students participated in the 'Bank Of Ireland Bond Trader Event'. It was KCC’s first time taking part in the competition and our students won 1st place! They were competing against 23 teams from other schools from all over Dublin. Students had to trade bonds and figure out how market changes would effect economic outcomes. The winning students won a Kindle each. Jordan, Adam, Laura, Victoria, and Daniel Oncea were on the winning team.
Congratulations to their teacher - Ms.Fiona Kane.
BT Young Scientist Competition 2018
Congratulations to Zac Reid (not forgetting his mentor, Micheal Griffin) who participated in this year's BTYS competition held in the RDS.
Zac is the first student to represent Kishoge CC at this most prestigious of events. His endeavours will serve to enthuse and inspire more students to achieve high standards in similar events. Our school community is extremely proud of Zac's achievement.
The school community have been very proud of the new school building since we took possession of it just over a year ago. It’s nice to see that our appreciation of the building has been shared by the judging panel in the LAMA awards. The school was placed first in Ireland in the category ‘Best Educational Building’ seeing off shortlisted competition from Wicklow, Cavan and Cork. We are delighted to have our beautiful building recognised in this way.