Classes commence at 8.55 a.m. and finish at 3.40 p.m. Lunchtime is from 1.15 p.m. to 1.55 p.m. Students remain within the school premises at all times and are not allowed to walk through the village during breaks except on their way to the community centre. They are supervised at all times. Canteen facilities are available during lunch time. Various activities in our gym and courts are encouraged during break times. Library facilities are available at lunchtime.
Transport is available to students who live outside a 3 mile radius of the school. Appropriate fees are payable to Bus Eireann, Post Primary Section. A student whose parents are holders of an upto- date Medical Card may claim exemption in respect of these fees. Application forms for school transport are available at the Principal’s Office.
It is compulsory that boys and girls wear the school uniform.
Boys: Navy Pants, Navy Round Neck Jumper with School Crest and Striped Shirt.
Girls: Navy Skirt or Pants, Navy Round Neck Jumper with School Crest, and Striped Shirt.
The school offers evening study from four o’clock until six o’clock, four evenings per week. We encourage our students to avail of this facility. This study time allows the student ample time to complete homework assignments, and so giving the student time to do revision and study at home. During each year study management seminars are organised in the school. These seminars help students maximise their potential.
St. Killian’s College has a Career Guidance Counsellor. Each year a career evening is organised in the school. Students and parents attend. Each student is given a mock interview and receives an analysis of the interview from the interviewer. A presentation is given to parents on a range of career options. Counselling is available to all students in the school
We recognise that each student has a talent which we encourage to develop. Equally we recognise that a student, may have some difficulty with regard to a certain subject. We have qualified learning support teachers who will be able to provide suitable programmes of learning support to meet the particular learning problems of individual students.
Our school boasts a very fine library to which we continually add stock and is open to students daily. It is our policy whenever possible to have well known Writers/Authors visit us and discuss their work with our students.
Religious Education is an essential part of the school curriculum. In addition to formal instruction the school also provides for retreats and seminars on various topics.
It is our concern that all students experience pastoral care. Each class in the school; has a teacher who is known to the class as their class tutor. The tutor is available to assist students with any problem(s) they may be experiencing.
Throughout the school year, we have many Cultural and Social Outings with visits to Musical and Art Exhibitions.
Each year many of our 1st year and 4th year students win a Co. Galway V.E.C. Scholarships to spend a month in Ros Muc.
We welcome the involvement of Parents at all times, and we believe that parents interest and encouragement are vital to student progress. We look forward to meeting parents at all times, and especially during Parent/Teacher Meetings where teachers and parents discuss their mutual interest in the students and their shared roles as educators. A school Newsletter is issued regularly informing Parents of all activities in the school.