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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. Aoife Miller (Trustee Nominee)

Aoife Miller is a past pupil and a former Head Girl of Holy Child School, Killiney, graduating in 1985.  She studied Economics and Finance in Trinity College Dublin, and graduated with a Masters in 1990.  She worked as a consultant in KPMG mergers and acquisitions group and later in a private equity firm, both in San Francisco, California. 

She moved to Greenwich, Connecticut in 2000, where her four children were born.  Having graduated with a Masters in Journalism in 2007 from Quinnipiac University, Connecticut, she and her husband, Adrian Duffy, returned to Dublin in 2007.  Their eldest daughter is now a pupil at Holy Child.  Aoife has been a trustee-appointed member of the Board of Management since November 2012.  She has been on the Principal's Council for the school's fund raising and is currently involved in helping restart the Alumnae Association.

Mr. George Reddin (Trustee Nominee)

Mr. Alan Boyne (Parent Nominee)

Ms. Carron McKinney-Perry (Parent Nominee)

Carron McKinney is one of two parent nominee’s. She has had three daughters in the school. Her youngest daughter is current in TY daughter.

Carron is originally from Derry in Northern Ireland. She moved to Dublin in 1987 to read Law in Trinity College Dublin. Carron graduated in 1992 having also spent a year as Education Office in Trinity Students’ Union. Carron then completed an LLM in European Law in UCD graduating in 1993. Carron trained as a Chartered Accountant before going back into Law and then into Tax. She has worked in International Tax for 20 years in Ireland, the UK, France and Italy. Carron has lectured extensively at Tax conferences throughout Europe and in UCD, the Irish Institute of Tax and also the UK Chartered Institute of Taxation. She has also has written Tax articles for International Taxation journals. Carron was also a Councillor in Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council. She is currently the Head of Indirect Tax for a FTSE 100 company.

Ms. Nickola Dempsey (Teacher Nominee)

Nickola Dempsey graduated from NUI Maynooth in 1999, with a degree in Irish and Geography. She did her H. Dip in Trinity College, completing her work placement in Loreto College, St. Stephen’s Green. Nickola came to HCK in September 2001. Over the years, she has taught Irish and SPHE to all levels, Geography at Junior Cycle, Digital Literacy, ECDL, First Aid and she has been a form teacher at both Junior and Senior levels.

Positions that Nickola has previously held in HCK include Examinations Co-ordinator, Supervised Study Co-ordinator, Green Schools Co-ordinator, Literacy Co-ordinator, SPHE Co-ordinator and subject co-ordinator for the Irish Department. She was also responsible for the school journals and was a core member of the IT Team for a number of years. Nickola is now the Transition Year Co-ordinator and Year Head, and has recently taken on the role as the social action link teacher between HCK and Le Chéile Catholic Schools Trust.

Ms. Helen O'Flynn (Teacher Nominee)

Helen O’ Flynn graduated from UCC in 2005, with a BA in Irish and Spanish. She studied her H. Dip through Irish in NUIG. She obtained a Higher Certificate in Management in UCC in 2007 and a Masters in Corporate Strategy and People Management in NUIG in 2009.

Helen came to HCK in September 2010 having previously taught in her former school, Coláiste an Phiarsaigh, Co. Cork and in St. Andrew’s College, Booterstown. Over the years, she has taught Irish and Spanish to all levels, French at Junior Cycle, SPHE at Junior Cycle and Senior Cycle, Mini-company to Transition Year students and she has been Form Teacher at both Junior and Senior levels.

Helen is currently the Supervised Study Co-ordinator. In HCK, Helen has previously held the positions of Editor of the School newsletter and Subject Co-ordinator for the Irish Department. 

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.