Safer Internet Day 2017
St. John Bosco Community College is supporting Safer Internet Day 2017 which is an EU initiative to promote a safer internet for all users, especially among young people. It is promoted in Ireland by the PDST Technology in Education. To mark this day each student was given a Safer Internet Day bracelet ruban.More information can be found on www.saferinternetday.ie
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
Our International Students 2016-2017
Gaisce 2016 walk
Traditionally, 5th year students in St. John Bosco Community College participate in the Gaisce challenge.
The Gaisce 2016 walk took place in East Clare last week from Tulla to Feakle.
So well done to all the Participants and many thanks to their Teachers, Mrs Ryan and Ms Moroney for having organised that walk and provided the logistic as well !
ECO-UNESCO Young Enviromentalist Awards ceremony
The Christmas Can Can group from 2nd year in St. John Bosco C.C. Kildysart won the ECO-Alu Art and Sustainability in Design Award at the resent ECO-UNESCO Young Enviromentalist Awards ceremony held in the Manison House in Dublin The ceremony was opened by Criona Ni Dhalaighand the Lord mayor of Dublin and Catherine Martin the Deputy leader of the Green Party. The Special Guest was Ms Meloddy Boateng Fom UNESCO headquarters in Paris.
The students wanted to reduce the amount of waste in the school and up cycle any recyclables in a creative way. They identified Aluminium Cans as a great raw material to use in making Christmas Stars to handg on the School tree. They also approached the local tidy towns to hang their stars on the local Christmas tree. They spent about 30 hours makng there decoration and sold them at the school Christmas craft fair. They reduced the amount of can waste to almost zero in October , November and December. They submitted their project and were successful in getting through to the ECO-DENs in March were they were interviewed By a panel of four Judges. This lead them to the final in Dublin. Great credit is due to each student who put a lot of work in Collecting , Cutting washing Lacing Selling and Hanging the Stars. The Team are Jasmine McGrath, Linda Murrihy ,Roisin Donnellan, Lilly Keane, Rachel Conway, Rachel Murphy, Katie Donnellan, Hannah Mikhael and Shona McNamara. Well Done girls.