• After-School Study Available 2018/2019 After School Study is now available for 3rd, 5th and 6th Year Students. This is FREE OF CHARGE to all our students. Study will take place in the school library from 4.10pm-5.10pm every Monday to Thursday. Book your place now
  • DELTAFORCE PAINTBALLING DELTAFORCE PAINTBALLING A group of Transition Year and 5th Year students travelled to Delta Force Paintballing Centre in Bray, Wicklow. The group undertook four different team challenges where they had to communicate and cooperate with each other to survive the attack of the opposing team. The first challenge was a Capture game where each team had a ...
  • Leadership Certificate with KRSP LEADERSHIP CERTIFICATE KILKENNY RECREATION AND SPORTS PARTNERSHIP Our Transition Year group were lucky enough to work with the Kilkenny Recreation and Sports Partnership to achieve their Leadership Certificates. The class took part in a 10 week course with their tutor Aine from the Sports Partnership. Throughout this course the students investigated the behaviours and skills that are ...
  • TY Trip to DELPHI A group of transition year students from Kilkenny City Vocational School travelled to Delphi County Mayo on the 9th May for their end of year trip. The group set off weighed down with luggage, ready for the three day adventure. Delphi is along The Wild Atlantic Way and provided a variety of activities for the ...
  • College Awareness College Awareness at KCVS Recently our second-year students attended an access day at Waterford Institute of Technology. The purpose of the visit was to familiarise the students with the college campus and to learn all about the facilities, supports and courses that are available at to students at WIT. The day began with a treasure hunt in ...
  • Engineering Week at KCVS Metal work students in Kilkenny City Vocational School have been enjoying their coding classes during the past year. We decided to take coding a step further by purchasing some programmable robotic kits. Our junior cycle students firstly had to build their chosen robots from scratch, these were then programmed using “Blockly” code. This was an invaluable ...
  • JCSP Make a Book The annual Junior Certificate Schools Programme Make a Book exhibition took place on Friday 9th March in the Woodlands Hotel in Waterford. A group of 7 students represented the school at the exhibition. This was a great experience for the students and gave them the opportunity to be teachers for the day. This year’s project “Wheel of ...
  • TY Trip to Thomastown School of Food On 12th April Ms Doyle and Transition Year Head Ms White brought the Life Skills class on a trip to Thomastown School of Food. For the half day session the students worked diligently and well behaved in teams of three or four. The theme this year was Healthy Eating on a budget. Students prepared, cooked and served ...
  • Junk Kouture Regional Finals PLASTISEA, Kilkenny City Vocational School’s Junk Kouture entry reached the Southern Regional Finals of Junk Kouture Recycling Competition. A record breaking, 1,590 entries were submitted to judges this year where we reached the Top 80 in Southern Region. Similar to last year, the painstaking voting began for a week long period 19th – 23rd February. Voting ...
  • **KCVS EASTER RAFFLE RESULTS** Results from our Easter Raffle Draw  All funds raised are going towards KCVS Sports Fund  1st Prize.. Audrey Byrne 2nd Prize.. Rena Brett 3rd Prize.. Paul Donohoe 4th Prize.. Jason Treacy 6th Prize.. Richie Tobin 7th Prize.. Shannon Phelan 8th Prize.. Mark McCormack 9th Prize.. Tomás Jackman 10th Prize.. John Cuddihy 11th Prize.. Lisa Doheny 12th Prize.. Triona Delaney 13th Prize.. John Bolger 14th Prize.. Geraldine Phelan 15th Prize.. Clodagh Sherman Huge ...
  • Transition Year Enterprise County Finals A group of four transition year students took part in the Kilkenny County Enterprise Finals. Their company, The Secret, entailed making book safes out of recycled books. Congratulations to Pol, Amyra, Rebecca and Dylan on winning an award for The Best Display. Well done to the group for displaying fantastic enterprise skills on the day in The Newpark ...
  • 3rd Years Trip to Source Theatre Trip to the Source Theatre The tragic tale of the two star crossed lovers is a story that has been recounted innumerable times. However, this time the production of Shakespeare’s most notorious plays caught and retained the attention of a packed theatre of young adolescents, an arduous task by anyone’s calculations. The play was performed by a ...
  • Seachtain na Gaeilge March 2018 Niall de Burca, Irish storyteller visited Kilkenny City Vocational School during Seactain na Gaeilge and certainly enchanted our students. Students from senior cycle with his interesting and funny stories and tales. Niall made his stories feel completely Irish with his use of Irish language and with actions and the characters he adapted. He captivated all of us ...
  • FREE AFTER SCHOOL STUDY and Mock Timetable After school study is available for all 5th and 3rd Year students every Monday to Thursday in KCVS. This service is FREE OF CHARGE to our students and a snack is provided! This is a great opportunity especially for our 3rd Year students with the upcoming Mock Exams around the corner. Attached also is a copy of the ...
  • Trip to National Gallery and Royal Irish Academy KCVS 4th and 5th years had a hugely beneficial and highly informative trip to Dublin on Wednesday January 24th. There were two ports of call on the agenda, and two more interesting sites would be hard to find, namely The National Gallery of Ireland and The Royal Irish Academy. First up was a ...
  • JCSP Celebrations On Wednesday 20th December Kilkenny City Vocational School, teachers and student were in the festive spirit to celebrate the academic achievements of their Junior Students since the start of this school year. Under the umbrella of the Junior Certificate Schools Programme, the Christmas Awards Celebration took place in the school library to recognise the work and ...
  • Junior Cycle Profile of Achievement Junior Cycle Profile of Achievement The vision for the new Junior Cycle Profile of Achievement (JCPA) is to place “students at the centre of the educational experience, enabling them to actively participate in their communities and in society and to be resourceful and confident learners in all aspects and stages of their lives” (Framework for Junior ...
  • KCVS Senior Soccer Tournament The senior boys and senior girls soccer finals took place on Thursday last 14th December. KCVS invited local schools for the tournament in the Kilkenny Carlow ETB. After a successful tournament Colaiste Pobal Osraí came out on top in both the girls and boys tournament. It was a tough blow for the KCVS boys who had won ...
  • KCVS Welcomes Micheál Martin Michael Martin TD Lauds KCVS Whole School Evaluation Report as “Stunning” On his visit to the school on Friday the 8th December the Leader of Fianna Fail accompanied by Bobby Aylward TD congratulated management and staff of the city school on their recent excellent Department of Education Evaluation Report.  He said that while he was Minister ...
  • Maths Trail at Castlecomer Discovery Park Our KCVS TY students had an enjoyable day completing the maths trail at Castlecomer Discovery Park. Once we arrived at the park it was straight to business with our guide Nichola. The maths trail caters for all ages and encourages students to think with their minds and see with their maths eyes. Some challenges were easy while ...
  • KCVS Girls in Southeast Schools D Basketball Final Kilkenny City Vocational School – 11 Commeragh College – 18 There were heart breaking scenes in W.I.T for the Kilkenny City Vocational School girls on Tuesday in the Southeast Schools D Final. In their first year to enter the league KCVS were delighted to overcome Colaiste Abbain, Adamstown in the semi-final, 44-14points. Preparations for the final took centre ...
  • Active Week at KCVS A very successful Active Week took place in Kilkenny City Vocational School with all staff and students participating. On Monday the third year students took part in school based activities followed by a spinning and boot camp class. 5th years went on a soccer trip on Tuesday where both boys and girls played a match against Duiske ...
  • Team Hope Shoebox Appeal Congratulations to the Transition Year Young Social Innovators (YSI) group, who successfully completed the Team Hope Shoebox Appeal. As part of YSI students investigate social problems and then look at creative solutions. The students were studying the topic of poverty and decided the shoebox appeal was a great initiative to try and help less fortunate ...
  • NO UNIFORM DAY KCVS are hosting a non uniform/jersey day on Thursday 16th November in aid of the Lourdes Pilgrimage. Students wishing to take part in the non uniform day are asked to bring in €2. Donations are also greatly welcome. Two students from 5th Year/Transition Year will be heading to Lourdes later in the school year to help the elderly ...
  • KCVS is off to the AVIVA GREAT NEWS……. Tickets have arrived for the winner takes all WORLD CUP PLAYOFF vs Denmark. KCVS will be shouting on the boys in green next week. Huge Well Done to the two 2nd year students Daniel O’Regan and Aluddin Mohammad who won their tickets through the Busy Bank. Both students banked the most tokens over the last few ...
  • Savour Kilkenny 2017 Huge congratulations to Kilkenny City Vocational Students on hard work and dedication over last number of weeks. The diligence paid off! Students planned and implemented a very impressive stand for Savour Kilkenny this year. This was a team effort that saw cross curricular approach, from Home Economics to Art, Woodwork and many more. Students got the opportunity ...
  • Senior Girls Soccer On 24th October the girls travelled to Duiske College for the 1st round of the Senior Tournament. Full time showed a result of 3-2 to Duiske College, after a great game between the two team. Thank you to Duiske College for having us.   On Friday 27th October saw KCVS against Colaiste Pobail Osraí at Kilkenny City Vocational School. A ...
  • KCVS NEW HALF ZIPS AVAILABLE TO ORDER NOW KCVS New Half-Zips are available to order now for €40. €20 deposit to Mr. Henebery to order and €20 on collection. Samples in the school for size, just ask for Mr. Henebery.
  • Senior Boys Soccer The KCVS Senior boys soccer team started their campaign with a 6-0 victory over Tyndall College in the KCVS invitational soccer league. Goals from Bernie Connors (4), Nicolo and Eric sent the boys on their way to a comfortable win.   On Tuesday 24th October the boys continued their unbeaten start with a 5-1 win over Duiske College. Goals ...
  • TY Team Building September 2017 We have a large transition year group at KCVS this year; which has had a positive effect on student teambuilding and bonding. Transition year students have had an excellent start to their year.  The students had an initial two day teambuilding induction to the programme before beginning their classes. Students worked together on various activities and ...
  • KCVS crew’s Junk Kouture success story continues in Kilkenny The success story of Kilkenny City Vocational School’s Junk Kouture entry 2017, HAIR DRESS HER continues. On the 22nd September Culture Day was celebrated throughout Ireland.  Kilkenny had a number of activities on throughout the day, one of which was a Junk Kouture Fashion Show at sunset at the beautiful Castle Yard, Kilkenny. The event ...
  • Green Flag Mental Health Awareness Day KCVS held a Mental Health Awareness Day on school grounds on Friday last 5th of May, but that is not the entire story. This day was an accumulation of a year’s long effort and it was a two pronged approach. The first was to promote the value of mental health awareness to the entire school ...
  • Leinster School Handball One-Wall Finals 2017 Kilkenny City Vocational School where represented by 4 students in University College Dublin (UCD) at the boys Leinster finals for one-wall handball. The students where first given a coaching session by co-ordinator and handballer Darragh Daly, he went through the basic tips and techniques to help all improve. We were drawn in a tough Group B ...
  • Kilkenny County Student Enterprise Awards 2017 KCVS are delighted to give a huge congratulations to  our transition year students Tyler O’Callaghan, Jade Soames, Sophie Hartford Reade and Christian Neagu and their teachers Ms. Sheehy and Ms. McCormack who have won 1st place in the senior category of the Kilkenny County Student Enterprise Awards. The students and their ...
  • KCVS trip to Aviva Stadium KCVS had a great night as Ireland took on Wales in the vital World Cup qualifier. Teachers and 40 students sang their hearts out as they joined the green army for the night. A huge thanks to Mr. Farrell who arranged the tickets for the students. Looking forward to next years trip already!
  • Young Carers Association Kilkenny City Vocational School wish to thank the Young Carers Association for facilitating an informative and inspiring workshop with our Transition and 6th Year students. All students thorough enjoyed the workshop and gained a lot from it. The family carers are hosting a mini marathon in Kilkenny on the 1st of May and we are urging people ...
  • Make a Book Exhibition 2017 KILKENNY CITY VOCATIONAL SCHOOL’S “CURRICULAR ADVENTURES” AT THE MAKE A BOOK EXHIBITION 2017 The annual Junior Certificate Schools Programme Make a Book Exhibition took place in the Rhu Glen Hotel in Co. Kilkenny on Tuesday 28th March 2017. A group of First Year students from Kilkenny City Vocational School represented the school at the event, which consisted of ...
  • Amber Flag Art Competition Kilkenny City Vocational School wish to congratulate Hollie Burke and Gabrielle Morkunaite who won first and second prize respectively in the recent Positive Mental Health art competition. The competition was organised by our Amber Flag committee and they wish to thank all those that entered. The standard of entry was exceptionally high but Hollie and Gabrielle ...
  • Senior Soccer Team Congratulations to the Kilkenny City Vocational School Senior School teams on participating in the Kilkenny Schools annual indoor Soccer tournament in Wallslough. The boys won two from three matches in their group stages and each faced each other in the shield final. KCVS had 3 teams competing in the tournament. Kilkenny City Vocational School Ladies soccer team are ...
  • Pilgrimage to Lourdes Kilkenny City Vocational School is delighted to announce that Mick Power and Sharon McGorrian have been selected to go on the Pilgrimage to Lourdes as part of Ossary Diocese. Several TY students applied for the privilege to go, thus it made the selection process very difficult. The application process involved students writing a letter of ...
  • Drop Everything and Solve At KCVS we have a numeracy strategy called Drop Everything and Solve. This involves students stopping what they are doing to  try and solve a whole school numeracy problem. This is done every month to help promote and develop students ability to solve problems in numeracy. Pictures are of the students who have won over the last two ...
  • Basketball for 1st and 2nd Years Well done to the 1st and 2nd year students who played Carlow Vocational School in a basket ball match and displayed an excellent team performance. Both teams were unfortunate in losing out by a few baskets but will build on this for their next game. Thanks you to Ms Sheehy our couch and PE teacher for ...
  • Transition Year Trip to School of Food, Thomastown On Wednesday 1st February Ms Sheehy and Ms Doyle brought Transition Year students to the Thomastown School of Food, a fun and informative day was enjoyed by all! On the day learners were treated to a healthy lunch menu that they prepared, cooked ...
  • Spanish Cultural Day Spanish Cultural Day As part of the new Transition Year programme the module ‘Life Skills’ equips learners with important skills for everyday living. This includes anything from healthy eating guidelines, cooking and sewing to wiring a plug and planning a budget. The Transition Year group who are now taking this module with Ms Doyle prepared, cooked and ...
  • TY visit to Troy’s Court Day Care Centre The Transition Years would like to thank the staff of Troy’s Court Day Care Centre for facilitating a rewarding afternoon on March 13th 2017. Students were given a talk on the facilities available in Troy’s Court and then students got an opportunity to chat, interact, help and have fun with the elderly in our community. It ...
  • Visit from Age Action to Transition Years March 2017 KCVS would like to thank Gerard Scully from Age Action for visiting the school and providing an inspiring talk on the services available for the elderly in our society. Students now plan on working with the elderly as part of their YSI (Young Social Innovators) module. Watch this space!!!!
  • ALL IRELAND BECKONS FOR KCVS and HAIR DRESS HER     Kilkenny City Vocational School students are now All Ireland Finalists!!! On the 10th of March in the University Concert Hall Limerick Marta Barbera, Sharon McGorrian and Courtney Dwyer along with their Home Economics teacher, Ms Sarah Doyle represented their school with pride. Beating off over 1,300 entries, and two stages of judging, including public voting Kilkenny ...
  • Two Good Idea’s from KCVS Kilkenny City Vocational School were successful in their endeavour in the junior category of the ‘One Good Idea’ National Competition. KCVS are the only school in the country to have two teams advance in the competition. ‘Nation Domination’ and ‘The Best’ have been chosen as two of the top 50 teams in Ireland out of ...
  • Junk Kouture Southern Regional Finialist On Tuesday 14th February, love was in the hair as it was announced the students of Kilkenny City Vocational School had reached the Regional Finals of 2017 Junk Kouture Competition with their ‘Hair – Dress her’ entry. Sharon McGorrian, Martha Barbera, Leah Maher and their Home Economics teacher Sarah Doyle, bet off strong competition from ...
  • Senior Football Schools Competition Kilkenny City Vocational School and Colaiste Cois Suire joined forces this year in the Senior Football Schools Competition. It was held on Friday 27th January in Dunmore. The first match saw us face Duiske College in a close hard fought game. Duiske won out winners by 5 points in the end but the game was much ...
  • SUAS ASD Class Coffee Morning Suas ASD Class are holding a coffee morning on Wednesday 8th February. All welcome to come and view our facilities.
  • Gaelic Football South Leinster Final On the 18th January, the Junior Gaelic Football team travelled to Kennedy Park New Ross to play the South Leinster final. After a close first half Selskar College Wexford pulled away in the second half winning. This was a great effort from the team after beating Colaiste Cois Siuire Mooncoin, Colaiste Pobail Osrai, they just ...
  • 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 ...
  • TEAM HOPE SHOE BOX APPEAL 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.
  • Students at KCVS exercising their Democratic Rights and voting to elect their new student council Students at KCVS exercising their Democratic Rights and voting to elect their new student council. The votes have been counted and the Student Council for 2016/2017 have been elected. Chairperson is Tyler O Callaghan and Secretary Jade Soames
  • 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 ...
  • 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 BIG THANK YOU to Top Oil (Charlie Charter) who sponsored the sports equipment grant at KCVS. Pictured are teachers Mr. Holden, Mr Henebry and Mr Aylward with Charlie Charter along with students Jack Meagher, Eric Tangikem, Jordan Fanning, Sean Baird and Mikey Wallace.  
  • First Year Students Fruit Tasting
  • Football win Our 6th years got off to a winning start over Youth reach beating them 9-5 in the Watershed last week. Scorers on the day were John Delaney, Kuba Pietek, Glody Loda and Christian Neagu.
  • Kilkenny Recreation and Sports Partnership (KRSP) The KCVS transition year students spent a day this week learning about bicycle road safety. The TY’s teamed up with the Kilkenny Recreation and Sports Partnership (KRSP) to learn about road safety while cycling. The group spent the day cycling on various roads around Kilkenny learning the correct safety procedures for bicycles. The students were also ...
  • Comhairle ne Nog Mental Health Flag A great night tonight (Monday 3rd October) in the Town Hall where we were presented with a Certificate of Appreciation for being a pilot school for Comhairle ne Nog Mental Health Flag. Among those who presented the certificate were Dr. Niall Muldoon Ombudsman for children, Cllr Matt Doran and Kilkenny Mayor Pat O Neill. John McGuiness ...