St Canice’s School is situated on the Granges Rd, in Kilkenny city. It is the largest school in County Kilkenny catering for over 600 pupils. The classes range from Junior Infants to Sixth Class. We recently built an autism unit which has two classes caring for 12 children. There are 22 class teachers, 8 Learning Support/Resource teachers, 10 Special Needs Assistants, a secretary and a caretaker in the school. Ms Maria Comerford is the present Principal.
St Canice’s serves the oldest parish in Kilkenny city. The school was established in 1982 when three local schools, St Canice’s Infants’ School, St Canice’s Boys’ School and The Loreto National School amalgated under the principalship of Mr Liam Moloney. The current Principal Ms Maria Comerford was appointed in 2004.
St Canice’s School promotes the whole well being of the child. It has an excellent reputation for the academics and provides a wide range of extra-curricular activities. The music programme is the largest of this but the school also excels in other areas.
There is also a strong tradition of choral singing in the school. The school is host to the Kilkenny Region of the National Children’s Choir and has been a member of that choir since 1987. Every child in fifth and sixth class sings in concert in St Canice’s Cathedral every two years. A number of these children go to sing in the National Concert Hall in Dublin backed by a professional orchestra. The school choir has won the Kilkenny Festival for school choirs and has participated in Slogadh.
Hurling, camogie, football and basketball are played extensively in the school. Every day at dinnertime hurling and camogie leagues are played in the adjoining St James’ Park. The school boys’ hurling and football teams won Roinn A of their Leagues this year. The Girls’ teams also won out the camogie and ladies’ football Leagues last year. Basketball leagues for fifth and sixth classes take place during the first break. The school basketball team plays against other schools in the city.
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