Recently, the Kildare College Community gathered at the Norwood Swimming Centre for the first Swimming Carnival in a number of years. We were blessed with warm weather and students were able to enjoy a day in the pool.
There was great excitement in the air as the day started off with competitive races and followed with novelty events such as Water Polo, Noodle Relay and Duck and Dive. House spirit was alive and well as students cheered each other on in all the competition.
Each of the Houses came up with entertaining chants that were enjoyed by everyone. On the day Chanel claimed the Spirit Cup and congratulations to Nagle for their first ever Championship win.
Thank you to all students who attended the day and to the staff who helped make it the success it was! We look forward to our next Swimming Carnival.
Co-Curricular Sports and Activities Officer
Academic Awards Assembly
We welcomed families back to Kildare for our Academic Awards Assembly where we celebrated the achievements of our Class of 2022 and Semester 2 Academic and Endeavour Award recipients in Years 8-11.
It has been a little while since we have been able to have families join us for this event and the Brigidine Centre Gymnasium was filled to capacity. The assembly began with dancers, current Year 12 students and Stage 2 Dance Dux recipients, Mia and Emily, joined by one of our Special Entry Dance students, Alannah (Year 7), performing a beautifully choreographed piece depicting Courage – speaking and acting with integrity, our 2023 Core Value.
Our College Dux, Mia Hodge, provided sage advice to current students, acknowledging the support of her teachers and family, the importance of being organised and especially making the most of the drafting process.
We were also entertained by our talented musicians who had everyone tapping along to their amazing harmonies and a video capturing the highlights of 2022 was a fitting conclusion to our celebrations.
It is so wonderful to have families back with us and we are especially proud of all students who strive to be the best they can be.
At the start of a new year, and in a new location, the 2023 Kildare College Senior Formal took the SALA venue by storm!
In the fading light of Friday 10 February, students began arriving in all forms of transport, from modern stretch Hummers to classic V8s and everything in between.
Students were on the dance floor from early in the evening and continued to dance the night away between each course. The hospitality offered by the venue was excellent and appreciated by all in attendance.
When the final notes of the DJ’s last song faded and the lights went up, the smiles and connection of our Years 11 and 12 students was wonderful to observe. An excellent night enjoyed by all.
Senior Years Coordinator