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Holy Child School Killiney Holy Child School Killiney
Board of Management

Board of Management

The Board of Management is responsible for ensuring that the school adheres to, and implements the Holy Child philosophy of education. The Board is accountable to the Holy Child Trust. Each Board member serves for a term of three years.

Holy Child School Killiney Board of Management

The Board of Management members are:

Ms. Ann Cuffe Fitzgerald (Chair)

Ann Cuffe Fitzgerald is a past pupil as were her four daughters and three of her sisters.  She is an architect in private practice and  holds a master's degree in conservation. She is a past vice president of the RIAI, member of climate change committee ICOMOS Ireland, active in the SVP  locally with a focus on education, former Chair of The Children's House Montessori Primary in Kilmacud founded in 1952.  Honoured to be Chair of Holy Child Killiney, my core belief for the school is to assist each person in the school community to achieve their full potential in the steps of Cornelia Connolly while listening to the spirit of the age.

Sr. Geraldine MacCarthy SHCJ (Trustee Nominee)

Sr Geraldine is a past pupil (1951-55) and former Principal (1976-83) of Holy Child School Killiney. She graduated from UCD (1959) with a BA in History and French. She entered the Society of the Holy Child Jesus in 1961. Her experience has included teaching of French and administrative positions in schools in England, and service on Boards of Management in Ireland and France. As leader of the Society of the Holy Child Jesus (1998-2010), she was privileged to visit, support and promote SHCJ initiatives in education in Europe, Africa and the Americas.

Ms. Aideen Rice (Trustee Nominee)

Mr. Alan Boyne (Trustee Nominee)

Mr. David Crowley (Parent Nominee)

David founded IFC, a successful Financial Services Advisory firm. David is also a Founding Partner and Board member of Crossflow Payments Ireland. With nearly three decades of experience, David has built meaningful relationships across the Irish government, the finance sector and within the broader business community.  David is a key advocate of the Start Up community and enjoys helping those members to connect to people who can be useful to their endeavours.  He is also a Founding Committee member of thegoodsummit.com which emanated from Trinity College Dublin and had its inaugural event in 2018 which was widely applauded.

David enjoys Cycling. He has enjoyed many cycles abroad mostly in aid of charities or causes close to his heart/family. David has two daughters in HCK and encourages them to flourish in every possible way they can.

Ms. Barbara Simpson (Parent Nominee)

Ms. Lynn McDevitt (Teacher Nominee)

Lynn did a BA in French and History in UCD which included spending an Erasmus year in Rouen, France. She later did an MA in the History of International Relations before qualifying as a teacher from Trinity College. Since starting teaching in HCK in 2010 she has been involved in many different extra-curricular activities. She is Head of the History Department and the proud teacher head of Hilary House.

Mr. Robert McDermott (Teacher Nominee)

Robert did a four year BA (International) degree in French and History at Maynooth University. He spent his Erasmus year (2010 - 2011) in Saint Étienne, France and graduated in 2012. Robert stayed on in Maynooth the following year to do his teacher training (PDE) and did his teaching practice in his former school, Patrician Secondary School, Newbridge.

Robert taught in Kildare Town Community School for four years before coming to Holy Child in 2017. He is the subject co-ordinator for French and has previously been a Form Teacher. 

Caroline O'Brien (Secretary to the Board of Management)

Caroline was appointed Principal to Holy Child School Killiney in 2017. Caroline has taught in Holy Child since 1983.  She is a graduate of St. Patrick’s College Maynooth.  Caroline taught Religious Education and Civic, Social and Political Education.  Caroline was also the subject co-ordinator for Religious Education.

Caroline has worked as Transition year co-ordinator and as the co-ordinator for School Self Evaluation and School Planning.  Caroline has been a member of the NCCA (National Council for Curriculum and Assessment and is actively involved in Special Olympics.