26th October 2011
Dear Mr Brady
We would really like to thank you for letting us go to Ardclinis on Tuesday 25th October. We had a great day!
As a small class, we were able to meet other people in Year 8 and we made new friends. The team building games helped us to work together and they were very worthwhile.
We played games like Crate Building. This meant that we had to stack crates as high as possible and one person stood on top. When the crates fell a member of the team held the climber up on a rope before lowing them to the ground. We really had to trust each other.
Indeed, our trip to Ardclinis was really enjoyable and made for a brilliant day out. We all agree that Laser tag was great fun and this is probably what we enjoyed the most. You should have seen Miss McFaul and Mrs Blaney in the Laser gear; it was hilarious!
We’ve attached some photos for you to see.
The Year Group Assemblies in St Killian’s were buzzing with election excitement in October, as students from Years 8 – 14 went to the polls to elect their representatives for the School Council 2011. The council is made up of two elected representatives from each year group. Each prospective candidate is asked to speak in front of their whole year group and give an outline of their manifesto pledges, a valuable experience in itself. Once elected, the councillors have to make sure that they put forward both their views and the views of pupils in their year group as they are the representatives of the other students in the school. A School Council is a great opportunity for the whole school community as it fosters, nurtures and promotes student involvement.
Mr McIlwaine, who is co-ordinating the School Council, explained: “A School Council should make the school a better place for the students, as they consider issues which can lead to school improvement. They are given a voice and the forum to try and make their suggestions become reality. I hope that the School Council will enable pupils to contribute, influence and initiate strategic ideas relating to the day to day running of school.”