Archive for December, 2023

Enrolment Opening on 8 January 2024

Enrolment applications for 2024-25 schoolyear will be accepted from 8 January until 29 January 2024. Please use the online application form on the left tab-bar of the home page (New Enrolment link) or contact the School Office on 0749139295 for an application form.

Further information on Admission practices and procedures are posted on the school website.

Curriculum Day Closure

The school will close for pupils on Monday 15 January 2024 to facilitate Staff training for the new Mathematics Curriculum

Christmas Carols & Music Show

We will host a Christmas Carols and Music Service in the School Hall on Wednesday 20 December 2023.

Junior to Second Class: Starts at 10am

Third to Sixth Class: Starts at 11.15am

Dress rehearsal on Tuesday 19th December. The pupils are free to wear Christmas jumpers on the day (and for the remainder of the week).

There will be a draw for a Christmas Hamper and Selection Boxes on the day. Tickets are €2 each, or three for €5 . They can be purchased in the Office or bought on the day.

The Parents’ Association will serve teas on the day. Please let Pauline G know if you are in a position to help out on the day. Donations of biscuits, buns etc by Tuesday 19th would be greatly appreciated.

Santa is due to pay a visit to the school later next week.

Enrolment Info

Enrolment 24/25 Notice

PART 1 – Admissions to the 2024/25 school year

Application and Decision Dates for admission to Kilmacrennan NS 2024/2025

The following are the dates applicable for admission to Junior Infants

1 The school will commence accepting applications for admission on:  Monday 8 January 2024
2 The school shall cease accepting applications for admission on: Monday 29 January 2024.
3 The date by which applicants will be notified of the decision on their application is: 19 February 2024
4 The period within which applicants must confirm acceptance of an offer of admission is: 26 Feb 2024

Note: Applications made after the 21-day period will be processed as late applications.  The school will consider and issue decisions on late applications in accordance with the school’s admission policy.

Failure of an applicant to accept an offer by F may result in the offer being withdrawn.

Special Class Application and Decision Dates for admission to Kilmacrennan NS 2024/2025

The following are the dates applicable for admission to the school’s Special Classes which caters for children with Autism

Note: The figures set out below in relation to the Special Classes are subject to change dependent on whether current students in the Special Classes retain their place in the school and whether a student(s) transfers into the school after the publication of this Notice.

1 The school will commence accepting applications for admission to the special class on:   Monday 8 January 2024
2 The school shall cease accepting applications for admission to the special class on: Monday 29 January 2024.
3 The date by which applicants will be notified of the decision on their application for admission to the special class is: 19 February 2024
4 The period within which applicants must confirm acceptance of an offer of admission is:   26 February 2024

Note: Applications made after the 21-day period will be processed as late applications.  The school will consider and issue decisions on late applications in accordance with the school’s admission policy.

Failure of an applicant to accept an offer by the specified date may result in the offer being withdrawn

Other Year Groups Application and Decision Dates for admission to Kilmacrennan NS 2024/2025

The following are the dates applicable for admission to other year groups (Senior Infants to 6th class):

1 The school will commence accepting applications for admission to other year groups on: Monday 8 January 2024
2 The school shall cease accepting applications for admission to other year groups on: Monday 29 January 2024.
3 The date by which applicants will be notified of the decision on their application is:   19 February 2024
4 The period within which applicants must confirm acceptance of an offer of admission is: 26 February 2024

Note: Applications made after the 21-day period will be processed as late applications; the school will consider and issue decisions on late applications in accordance with the school’s admission policy.

Failure of an applicant to accept an offer by the specified date may result in the offer being withdrawn.

Information about the number of places that will be available in the next school year 2024/2025

The figures set out below in relation to the Special Class are subject to change dependent on whether current students in the Special Classes retain their place in the school and whether a student(s) transfers into the school after the publication of this Notice.

The number of places being made available in Junior Infants is 30
The number of places being made available in the special class* catering for children with ASD is 1.  1  
The number of places being made available in other year groups:
Senior Infants  0 places 0
1st Class            0 0
2nd Class            4 4
3rd Class            0 0
4th Class             3  
5th Class             1
6th Class            0 0

Kilmacrennan NS has not accepted applications for places prior to the commencement of Section 62 of the Education (Admission to Schools) 2018 on 1 February 2020.

Nuacht Litir

Nuacht-Litir na Nollag

All pupils are busy at school at the moment and many have been enjoying swimming lessons, football leagues, Science Day, GAA coaching and outings over the past few weeks We wish to congratulate our school Debating team who recently qualified for Round Three of the Concern Debating Championship. Comhghairdeas leis na daltaí ó SN Cill Mhic nÉanain a ghlac páirt sa chómórtas filíochta Guth Ghoill sna Dúnaibh ar na mallaibh. Congratulations to all those who participated in the recent Irish language poetry event in Downings and well done to our winners. We also have a team competing in the Cumann na mBunscol quiz this week and we wish them well.

The Parent’s Association wish to thank all who helped and contributed to ensure that the recent movie night in the school was a success.

In the interests of road safety for all, we wish to thank you for the ongoing efforts to keep the pedestrian crossing area on the main road clear of parked cars. We note that An Garda Síochána members have attended there on occasion too, and thank them for their continued support.

We have scheduled our Christmas Shows/Carol Service for the morning of Wednesday 20th December. We will host a draw for a Christmas Hamper on the day.

We hope to have a Christmas Jumper Day on Thursday 22nd December.

We will close for the Christmas Holidays at 12noon on Friday 22nd December, and re-open on January 8th.

  • School Holidays

    • Summer Closing
      Summer holidays from 12 noon on 21 June

      • 2024/25 School Year
        We will reopen for pupils on Wed 28 August 2024

    • Enrolment News
       

      We will accept applications for the 2024/25 school year from 8 January until 29 January 2024..

       

      Use the first link for Applications to our Mainstream Junior Infant class & for applications to other Mainstream Classes

      New Enrolments

      Enrolment Application Form  school year

      Please attach a copy of the child's Birth Certificate with the application.

      Please contact the School Office for Information regarding Applications for our ASD Class.

      Forms for Special Class Applications are listed below.

      NCSE-Application-Form-1-Application-for-access-to-SNA-support (9)

      SEN-School-Transport-Application-Form (22)

       
    • 2024/25 School Year
      We will reopen for pupils on Wed 28 August 2024