Jack and Jill Foundation

Massive thank you to the Jack and Jill Foundation and their CEO Jonathan Irwin, for the inspirational talk he delivered to our Transition Year students on Monday. He engaged the Transition Years as he discussed the history of the charity, from its emergence in 1997 up to its present day. Students now appreciate all the hard work and support they provide to families in need of their services. 


Many thanks to Team Hope for coming in last Monday to give our Transition Year students an inspiring talk about their shoe box appeal. The students really enjoyed the talk. We now encourage all students and staff to fill a shoebox for this fantastic cause.

Junior Cert Results 2016

A huge congratulations to students who achieved their excellent Junior Cert results.

 Teachers and parents would like to praise and honour all our students and those who gained “A” grades in the Junior Cert.

Pictured are Marcellian Gormento with Mr. Holden (Technical Graphics), Szilard Forro, Jade Soames with Mr. Aylward (Business Studies), Eric Tangiken, Jade Soames with Ms. Bryan (CSPE), Seweryn Klama, Szilard Forro with Ms. Keating (Maths)

TY field trip to Cloughjordan Sustainable Village.

The Ty’s had a very eventful trip to Cloughjordan Sustainable Village on Tuesday 4th October. In total 23 students and two teachers travelled to the venue in Co. Tipperary and everyone thoroughly enjoyed their day out. Upon arrival we were directed to a hall at the back of the Methodist Church where we were given a presentation on what exactly the residents of the village do and how they came to congregate in the sleepy village in Tipperary. We were also informed about sustainability and how the locals strive to be as self-sufficient as possible as well as the importance of having both a local and global outlook when thinking about citizenship. This was very interesting and the entire group became involved with the discussion during and after the presentation. After that we were given a guided tour by some other residents. We were shown an old coach house where freshly grown vegetables are stored and sold. Then it was time to view the houses and we learned all about the rainwater system of recycling which ensures that the vitally important amenity of water is used and resized over and over. We also looked at the allotments and were shown how the residents all pool resources so things are that bit cheaper to produce. After that we visited a bakery on the site and were told about all the differ breads that are produced there. After lunch we had another presentation followed by a world cafe activity where we had to come up with answers to questions one of the ladies asked us and then we moved from table to table sharing our ideas until we had big posters expressing what we learned from the day. All in all it was a hugely enjoyable experience and KCVS Ty’s would highly recommend a visit to Cloughjordan.

Junk Kouture Participation

1111dsFor the first time ever Kilkenny City Vocational School are participating in the national fashion recycling competition Junk Kouture. This competition will contribute to the Green Schools Committee in the school also.  Two groups of students are working hard on two designs made out of recycled materials. However this work is top secret!

Fingers crossed for our two groups!We wish all the very best of luck! Below are our two models John Delaney and Bridget O’ Reilly.


Junk Kouture

The students of Kilkenny City Vocational School entered the National Recycling Competition ‘Junk Kouture’ for the very first time this year! The students really enjoyed this experience and have already begun coming to the teacher with ideas for next year.

Our first design saw LCA 5th Year student, John Delaney, model a fantastic replication and interpretation of the 1916 Irish army volunteer’s uniform. This design was made solely from recycled butter wrappers. The students stitched and used the skill of appliqué to apply and attached the butter wrappers together. The woodwork department then made a wooden gun to match the outfit. Well done to all involved.

The second design saw Jade Soames in 3rd year model a colourful onion themed dress. Sakira Power and Michaela Leahy were also strongly involved in this design. The three girls came up with an innovative and unique design. They used red onion skins and the netted packaging of onions to make this really unusual design. Well done girls
Here are some of the photos of the learners with their outfits.