Monday, October 21, 2019

Kildare Steiner Secondary School is growing

Milon, Stefan and Rowan helping with the potato harvest at Grangebeg, in the first week of term.
We were delighted to hear this month that we will be receiving philanthropic funding to the tune of €70, 000 from a number of European organisations who support the Steiner Waldorf ethos, writes Angie Ruane. This will allow us to embed and develop our new school, based in between Kilcullen and Dunlavin.

Pictured above are some of our current class who are blossoming under the teaching of Nikki Ellis, our esteemed Class Guardian. So far this term, as well as the core academic subjects, the class have been studying the Middle Ages, planting out the school’s polytunnel and learning about the importance of health and nutrition.

The group also travel to James Kelly at West Wicklow Fitness on a weekly basis, for games and fitness. So everyone learns and grows, in head, heart and hands!

We continue to enrol, so keep an eye on our facebook and website for dates of Open and Experience days. For more information on enrolment please contact
kildaresteinersecondaryschool@gmail.com.

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Vacancies in Kildare Steiner School

Seeking Irish Teacher: We are looking for an Irish teacher to teach classes 4/5 and 6/7 for three classes each per week. Our ethos is creative, so we would be interested in anyone who likes to teach through story, song or other artistic media. Please contact the school office on 045 401919 or email info@kildaresteinerschool.ie.

Community Employment Placement in the Kindergarten: There is now a vacancy for a CE placement in our Kindergarten. This will provide excellent hands-on experience for anyone wishing to train in early years education, and participants will be supported in undertaking the QQI Level 5 in Early Childhood Care and Education. The criteria are: you must be over 21 years of age and have been in receipt of unemployment benefit for one year. Anyone interested should contact Mairead Kavanagh in KARE, based in Newbridge 045 448700 or email mairead.kavanagh@kare.ie.

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Sunday, October 20, 2019

Community Policing clinics in Ballyshannon

As part of a new Community Policing Initiative, Garda Jon Brien from Kilcullen Garda Station will hold a Garda Clinic in Ballyshannon Hall each Monday evening from 7pm to 8:30pm for the residents of the Calverstown/Ballyshannon and surrounding areas.

Feel free to call in to get forms signed or discuss anything you feel you need to bring to the attention of your local Gardai.

Clinics will start this Monday 21st October at 7pm.


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Nominations for Community Awards

The 2018 awards trophies.
There’s still time for nominations to the annual Kilcullen Community Awards, which will be held this year on Thursday 7 November, writes Brian Byrne.

At the recent meeting of organisers Kilcullen Community Action, it was noted that a number of nominations have already been received.

Individuals, families and groups who are deemed to have contributed in a significant way to the betterment of life in Kilcullen can be nominated for an award by contacting any member of KCA. Nominations can be sent to kilcullencommunityaction@gmail.com.

All councillors from the Kildare Newbridge Municipal District have been invited to attend the awards night, the meeting heard.

The local awards for the Tidy Towns will also be presented on the night. They include a number of perpetual trophies.

Everybody in Kilcullen is welcome to attend the event and show their appreciation for those receiving awards.


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Speakers confirmed for First Responders information night

A number of key speakers have been confirmed for Thursday night's Information Meeting on Community First Responders.

They include Amanda Ross of Naas Community First Responders and HSE National Ambulance Services; David Finnegan, HSE Advanced Paramedic and National Ambulance Service College; Karen Cradock, Cardiac Physiotherapist; Vivienne Wynne; and Nichola Kennedy, Optometrist.

Other speakers are yet to confirm for the event, which will be in the Town Hall, starting at 7.30pm. All welcome.

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Musical presentation for Brannockstown Awards



Here's a musical flavour of the presentation of the Brannockstown Community Awards yesterday, with entertainment by the Kilcullen Gospel Choir.

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CPC Coffee Morning for cancer support

A Coffee Morning organised by the CPC Rotary Young Adult Class is being held on Friday next, 25 October, in aid of cancer support.

It will be in the CPC Assembly Hall running from 10am-12 noon.

Tea, Coffee and cake is on offer, and support pins will be on sale for €3. A ‘pre-loved’ Book Sale will also feature.

The event is open to all.


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Remembrance Mass on 1 November

A Remembrance Mass for Parishioners who died during the year will take place on Friday 1 November at 7.30pm.

All family members of deceased parishioners and their friends are welcome to attend.

The Mass is open to all parishioners.

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