Principal’s Welcome

I want to extend to you a very warm welcome to St Killian’s College website. We are delighted that you have taken time to visit our college and believe that in conjunction with this prospectus and the tour of the school you will be very impressed with what we have to offer both your child and yourselves by way of an holistic Catholic educational experience.

St Killian’s College, is an 11-18 Catholic, all ability, bi-lateral, co-educational college which is at the heart of the community in East Antrim and the Glens. As an inclusive college we provide excellent Pastoral Care provision, with our students at its centre, within the structure of a wide, relevant and quality driven curriculum that will see all of our students engaged and challenged to reach their full potential. Our aim is that all our students will be happy at the college where they, as individuals, will be challenged, nurtured and respected.

As a college, all of the staff are committed to ensuring that the educational experience will not only be of high quality but broad and varied to ensure that your child will be equipped to meet the challenges of the 21st Century. The college is founded on the strength of an ethos which is a family atmosphere, where all of our students are cared for and where all are given opportunities to reach and fulfil their potential.

St Killian’s, is a progressive school which provides high quality non-selective education for all of the local children in our catchment areas of East Antrim and the Glens. In supporting us to achieve this the Department of Education has provided St Killian’s additional accommodation which will serve the young people well in the future. Indeed St Killian’s remains one of the few schools which has been prioritised to ensure that the vision of inclusive education is realised in the 21st Century.

As Principal, I will ensure that your child achieves their potential in an environment where they are happy to work and play. The staff at St Killian’s are highly dedicated, caring and committed teachers who strive in an atmosphere of positive discipline to deliver top quality education for all in the school community. Every student in our college is respected, listened to and valued for their abilities and achievements. In fact my wish for all students in the college is to be happy coming to school, happy in school and happy leaving school.

Education is in a time of significant and continuous change but at St Killian’s we are confident that we are ready and able to meet and anticipate that change in order that we can deliver high quality Catholic education to the young people in our area. Indeed St Killian’s is a college where all of our young people are catered for, regardless of their background or ability, and where they succeed.

However, judge the college by our students, our staff and as you tour the school be in no doubt that St Killian’s will offer an educational opportunity that other institutions may find difficult to emulate. We look forward to developing a strong and meaningful partnership with you as parents to ensure that your child receives the best educational experience that we can offer them.

J. Brady BA (Hons), PGCE, MSc HRM, PQH (NI)