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CBS Kilkenny News Update - BUMPER EDITION DEC 2018

What's new at CBS Kilkenny?

  • Christmas Wish
  • Christmas Musical Celebration
  • Christmas Craft Fair
  • Christmas Jumper Day!
  • UL Scholarship
  • UCC Scholarship
  • Student Council Collection for Teac Tom
  • SVP Hamper Appeal
  • Basketball South East Silver Medals
  • Hurling Champions
  • Tráth na gCeist success
  • Kettlebell World Champion
  • Trinity College Scholarship
  • Science Week
  • Concern Fast
  • Then and Now!

This is our final Newsletter for 2018, and it is a bumper edition! I take this opportunity to thank each and every member of the CBS Kilkenny school community for their positivity, generosity and hard work during the year. I wish you all a very happy and healthy Christmas shared with family and friends and a happy and peaceful New Year.
Tom Clarke, Principal
What a wonderful evening of music we enjoyed on December 13th! The CBS Kilkenny Music department outdid themselves and provided us with an enchanting evening of entertainment. They were joined on the night by the fantastic Loreto Choir who greatly added to the celebration. Performing the role of Master of Ceremonies with aplomb was former student and Newstalk presenter, Kieran Cuddihy.
Our very generous sponsors added to the festive spirit by supplying a range of fantastic prizes. Their support and yours is always very much appreciated.
Sincere thanks to Ms Dowling and to all of our talented musicians who have greatly enhanced our Christmas season.

You can view videos of the performances on our YouTube channel.

Here are a few to whet your appetite!
On Dec 8th, CBS Kilkenny opened its doors to a huge range of Christmas craftspeople and sellers. This initiative raised significant funds for the Basketball Department who are performing very well this year! The school was a festive wonderland, filled with wonderful works of craftsmanship and culinary delights. Thank you to all of our visiting retailers and to all of you who supported the fair, and thanks to Ms Kavanagh and Ms Sinnott for their organisation.
We enjoyed a very colourful and festive Christmas Jumper Day on December 6th. Unsurprisingly, CBS Kilkenny students and staff were extremely generous in their support of those less well off, raising an incredible €2130. All funds raised were divided between three fantastic local charities who do amazing work in the Kilkenny Carlow area - Simon Community, Focus Ireland and the Samaritans. Sincere thanks to Mr Downey for all of his altruistic work.
Huge congratulations to Cian McCormack on being awarded a scholarship to University of Limerick. This prestigious scholarship is awarded on the basis of excellent Leaving Certificate results. Well done Cian. We are very proud of you, and we wish you well. 
We are delighted to congratulate former student John (Johnny) Collins who was awarded a major scholarship to UCC where he is now studying Mediciine. The UCC Quercus scholarship is a very prestigious scholarship which is awarded to top applicants to the University. Johnny received the maximum 625 points in his Leaving Certificate, achieving 7 H1s and 1 H2. Huge congratulations Johnny. Amazing achievement!
Sincere thanks to our hardworking Student Council who, under the guidance of Mr Kennedy, organised an excellent fundraiser in the form of a delicious Cake Sale. We are delighted that all proceeds went to Teac Tom  who provide invaluable counselling and support services in our community. Well done Teac Tom, and very well done to our Student Council.
Sincere thanks to our 5th Year LCVP students who work with Ms Ryan at this time every year organising and overseeing a MASSIVE hamper appeal to support the St Vincent de Paul work in our community. We are always amazed at the thoughtfulness and generosity of CBS Kilkenny students and their families. Sincere thanks to all of you, it makes a very significant difference to Christmas for several families.
Hard luck to our wonderful U16 basketball team who are S-E Silver Medalists.‬
‪They were very unlucky to lose by one basket to Rockwell College. Many thanks to Ms Ryan for a great season. ‬
Congratulations to our Senior Hurlers who were crowned Leinster Colleges SH League champions in late November, beating local rivals St Kieran's College in the final, 1-11, 0-10.
Well done to our Gaeilge Quiz champions who came 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th in the SE regional round of the Irish quiz competition in late November! Two teams from CBS Kilkenny go forward to the national final. Thanks to Ms Nolan-Kennedy for her mentoring and organisation.
Huge congratulations to Eamonn Doran who won the Junior U18 World Championship in Antequera at the end of November. Amazing achievement!
Warmest congrats to Mark Reade, LC2018, who was awarded a scholarship to study Pharmacy in Trinity College Dublin. Mark achieved excellent LC results, and this scholarship is very much deserved. ‬

It was a busy week for the Science Department in CBS Kilkenny in late November with everyone promoting all things scientific and really getting involved. Highlights of the week included chicks hatching and our forensics science workshop!

Thank you to our 140 young fasters who raised an incredible €3220 for Concern to support their amazing work worldwide. Huge thanks to Ms Evison for her trojan organisation and guidance. ‬
We have digitised the photographs which line the walls of CBS Kilkenny and we want to share them with you, to evoke memories of your time in CBS Kilkenny. 

It is all about hurling today! Fantastic recent memories!

Today we look at some of our award winners! Well done, you did us proud! See anyone you know? Tag and re-connect with old school friends.

If you have some images from when you were in CBS Kilkenny, we would love if you would share them with us too. Sincere thanks to professional photographer and former student Terry Campion for his excellent enhancement work on the photographs.

Want to catch up with former classmates?
If you are a former student of CBS Kilkenny but did not receive a reconnecting letter from us last summer, you can be added to our database by emailing your address and mobile number and LC year to‬

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