Missionvale - South Africa 2017
5th year students, Enda Meaney and Seamus Casey, were part of a group of 43 volunteers who travelled to Misssionvale, South Africa, on January 21st 2017. The volunteers worked on the building of a fence around the Missionvale Care Centre during the week as well as on a water project and they had the experience of helping in the school, in the Nutrition Centre and in the Clothing warehouse. Seamus and Enda also had the opportunity to visit the township where the people of Missionvale live. Sr. Ethel has brought much hope to the people of Missionvale with her tremendous work throughout the years.
Feast day of St. John Bosco
Tuesday, January 31st was a special day in St. John Bosco Community College as the school community were joined by the Bishop of Killaloe, Bishop Fintan Monaghan, representatives from the Salesian Community, Fr. Albert, PP of Kildysart and parishioners to celebrate the Feast day of St. John Bosco.
At 10.00 am mass was celebrated in the school hall and Bishop Fintan alluded to the poem "Anois teacht an Earraigh beidh an lá ag dul chun sineadh is tar éis na féile Bríde ardóidh mé mo Sheol..."
Saint John Bosco is the patron saint of apprentices, editors and publishers, schoolchildren, magicians, and juvenile delinquents. His feast day is on January 31.
Celebrating Saint Brigid's Day
On February 1st, the Feast of Brigid celebrates the arrival of longer, warmer days and the beginning of spring in Ireland.
The traditions of the day is to make a Saint Brigid's Cross. Some believe that the crosses have the power to protect the owner’s home from harm
Santa's visit on December 4th 2016
St. John Bosco Community College, Kildysart, was transformed into Santa's grotto on Sunday, December 4th 2016 as local children and children from the surrounding parishes eagerly awaited the visit of Santa to the school.
Santa and his elves worked tirelessly meeting forty families throughout the afternoon. parents and grandparents enjoyed a cup of tea while the children were entertained in the school PE hall with many activities and games and face painting.
All proceeds from the day, 660e, will go to the children of Missionvale.
Well done to the staff and students of St. John Bosco Community College, for organising this lovely family, community day, for such a worthy cause.
OPEN NIGHT 2016
Pope Jean-Paul II Award