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Kilmacrennan National School is a modern purpose built eight classroom school building. It was first opened on 31st March 2008, replacing ‘The Old School’ located across the road from the present site. The facilities are impressive and include a gymnasium, computer suite and library, as well as interactive whiteboards in all classrooms. The 2010-11 school year saw the completion of our Sports Field Development. This magnificent facility includes an Athletics track, an Astro turf pitch, a long jump area and a grassed playing area.
We are a busy and active school. Continue reading for a flavour of activities underway this year.
-Kilmacrennan N.S. is one of a select number of schools nationally to hold a National Digital Schools of Distinction Award.
-Tá an-suim ag ár scoil i gcúrsaí Gaeilge agus i gcúrsaí Gaelach. Tá ár scoil ar an t-aon scoil sa chondae atá ag glacadh páirt i Scéim Gaelbhratach i mbliana.
Is breá linn cúrsaí filíochta agus scríbhneoireacht Gaeilge. We participate too in ‘Scriobh Leabhar Gaeilge’, Réalt Uladh’ and ‘Guth Ghoill’ each year. On occasion, we participate in An Féile Dramaiochta.
-We also have recently attained a second Active School Flag.
-Our school has achieved Green Flag Status on three occasions.
-Our school has a proud tradition in sporting events.
-In 2015, our school has won the Donegal FAIS Soccer Final (girls). In 2014, the school won the Donegal and Ulster Girl’s Indoor Gaelic title. The boy’s won the GAA Roinn a Dó County Final in 2014,, as well as winning the Donegal FAIS 5 a side soccer final. They bowed out by one goal to a Monaghan team that subsequently won the All Ireland. Our Cumann na mBunscol team also won the Ulster Quiz final.
These events followed the 2013 successes in the Donegal GAA Boy’s Indoor Football Championship, the Donegal Girl’s Futsal Soccer competition and the County Sportshall Athletics event, with the latter team finishing in third place at the National Final’s in Athlone.
-Our school has been awarded a Discover Maths and Science Excellence Award for eight consecutive years.
-We have recently set up a Student Council and all are enjoying participating in this.
-We have a School Music Group that regularly perform at school concerts, religious events and Christmas Choir events in Glenveagh.
-We enter a wide range of events and competitions. These include sporting events in Gaelic, Soccer, Rounders and Athletics. We have a proud record in quizzes. Our school has represented the county in the All Ireland Credit Union Quiz in eleven different years. We brought the National Title home on one occasion. Two teams from the school competed in the 2014 national final. We had two teams in the 2015 All Ireland finals; in both the U-11 and U-13 sections. Both teams finished as best provincial representatives and in the top ten places nationally.
-Fifth Class have set up an After School Gardening Club and are busy at work each week.