Hello 6th Years.
You have probably heard the news by now that the Leaving Certificate is cancelled. I hope you are not too disappointed! I will be in touch with each of you on Monday to explain what will happen now and the details of the way forward. In the meantime you and all your teachers who have been working so hard can relax tonight and enjoy our lovely weather. I am reminded of my favourite philosophers Socrates’ quote who once mused ‘the secret of change is to focus all your energy not on fighting the old, but in building the new’ . Take care of yourselves and keep safe. you can read the full press release below.
Today Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh announced that this years Junior Cert will take a different shape than in previous years, read the full statement by clicking on the link below.
Minister McHugh’s Press Release re Junior Cert 2020
Click on the COVID-19 in the header menu above for the latest from the Department of Education and Skills re the Leaving Cert
The KCVS community is an all encompassing, welcoming and inclusive one, we welcome people from all cultures, socioeconomic strata, gender, religion and race. A result of this means we welcome a healthy cohort of international students, some permanent some temporary, through our doors every year. With the aim of reaching as much of the KCVS community as possible in mind, Mr Fogarty has supplied a hugely beneficial Translated Resource. This resource will undoubtedly be of great value to, firstly our students, but perhaps more importantly to family members of our students, who may not have the same grasp of English to comprehend pivotal messages from the authorities that may be life-saving. The document can be found in the Support and Advice tab in the header menu at the top of the page. Thanks once again to Mr Fogarty for this invaluable resource.
For the latest on the Coronavirus regarding the support of the continuity of teaching and learning in the event of an extension to public health measures, please go to the COVID-19 tab in the title menu above thank you.
Message from the Principal.
unprecedented and most challenging of times, we in Kilkenny City Vocational
School are meeting this challenge head on and we are succeeding.
Whilst are doors are closed and our corridors are eerily quiet our virtual classrooms are buzzing!
Teams, Podcasts, Padlets, Zoom, Flipped Classrooms, Online Quizzes Webinars, and Virtual School Tours are the order of the day!
astounded and extremely proud at the level of innovation, creativity and sheer
ingenuity of all our teachers and students to ensure that our business of
teaching and learning continues.
gives me great hope for the future when life resumes as normal and this cloud
passes. The sun will shine again and it will be brighter and stronger for all
school motto says “We are stronger together” and even though
we have to remain apart for the moment we are reaching out to each other in so
many supportive ways!
reaching out, keep supporting each other, keep engaging!
positive and stay safe and protect each other and your families by staying
all in this together and together we will succeed.
le taobh, ag foghlaim ‘s ag fás”
McSorley & all in KCVS