Dear Parents, Guardians and Students,
I would like to take this opportunity to thank the entire St Kilian’s community for your support during what has been a very challenging first term in school. The efforts of our students to work with their teachers and school management to keep Covid-19 out of the school environment has been commendable. It has been quite a different experience in school since our return in September but we have tried to keep the core work continuous and uninterrupted. Yes, we have missed many of the activities that make our school a community unique. I think of the Christmas Bazaar, the careers evening, the Sprachdiplomfeier, the Hamburg students in Dublin and the TY work experience week all of which have fallen victim to the new circumstances in which we operate. However, we look forward to a new year, which brings with it the hope of a vaccine and light at the end of the Covid-19 tunnel.
As we break up for the Christmas holidays, we remember Keith’s family who will have their first Christmas without him. We remember those in our school community who have suffered sickness or loss and hope that the possibility to come together over the Christmas season will provide some comfort.
On Tuesday 22nd of December, we will finish in secondary school at 1.30pm after a virtual K-factor concert. As we return in January Mrs Finnegan will be entering the first days of her retirement after 40 years of excellent service to St Kilian’s Primary School and Kindergarten. On behalf of all I wish her good luck and happiness in the next phase of her journey.
Ich wünsche allen Familien und Freunden der Schule ein fröhliches und friedliches Weihnachten und ein gutes neues Jahr. I wish you and your families a very happy and peaceful Christmas and every good wish for 2021.
Fröhliche Weihnachten, Happy Christmas, Nollaig Shona.