Robotics, coding, music and PE with the Kerry captain

KILLARNEY Community College showcased its fine facilities to the students of tomorrow at the annual open night for those considering making it their secondary school of choice.

From enjoying the home baking in the home economics room to dissecting hearts, kidneys and livers in the science labs, the sixth class pupils from the local national schools and their families got a real insight to college life.

The school’s grand piano was finely tuned for the occasion and music students showcased their talents while rehearsing for their upcoming pantomime Beauty and the Beast.

Art teacher Michelle Mahony with Ciara Aherne, Isabelle Whitley and Caroline Casey

The physical education department, where Kerry captain Gavin White is on the staff, showcased the methods of assessment now used in the short course in the junior cycle and current students demonstrated their gymnastics abilities.

Demonstrations of the Vex robotics, designed and coded by students, proved a big attraction and information on all subjects was available with teachers talking to parents and students about different aspects of their particular specialities.

Principal Stella Loughnane, in her address, said Killarney Community College is a very progressive school, highlighting the curricular development in computer coding in the new junior cycle and the college’s involvement as a consultation school for the new senior cycle

She said Killarney Community College fully embraces new technologies and has recently implemented the innovative computer system Microsoft 365 which is helping the students to prepare for the future world of learning and work. Currently students are communicating, on a daily basis, with their teachers through Microsoft 365.

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