Archive for April, 2024

Kilmacrennan NS May Newsletter

First Holy Communion: The Sacrament of First Holy Communion for pupils in Second Class is scheduled for 11th May at 11am. We request that all communicants and the choir are seated 15mins in advance of the ceremony, and we wish all well on the day. All are invited to our School Hall for tea and refreshments afterwards.

Green Flag Award: Our school was notified recently that it has attained a Sixth Green Flag (Litter Awareness/ Global Citizenship) and will be presented with this in the coming weeks. As part of this application, our classes will participate in a Day of Action involving a Cultural Morning on Friday 3rd May with pupils preparing projects on countries from all over the world. We will celebrate all the various cultures within our school and the joys they bring!

Kilmacrennan 5k: The Kilmacrennan 5k Road Race/Walk is scheduled for Friday 17th May at 7.30pm. We would ask all who are able to assist with volunteering (registration, stewarding, teas, sponsorship etc) to let the School Office know as soon as possible. The event can be quite busy and all help is appreciated.

School Tours: We are currently organising school tours and details will issue in due course.

Pupil Testing: The annual testing of pupils in Numeracy and Literacy (English and Irish) is scheduled for mid-May.

School Dinners: Our Hot Dinners scheme is now up and running. Please note that each Thursday afternoon at 5pm is the deadline for making changes to an order for the following week. 

Internet Safety: An Internet Safety Talk for parents will be held in the School Hall on 27th May at 7pm. All are welcome.

School Parking: We appreciate that parking spaces are at a premium and request your ongoing support in attempting to maintain a safe environment for our school community. To that extent, we ask for no through traffic at the school, for all pedestrians to safely use the designated crossing point and that the no parking on double yellow lines is observed, thereby creating safer vision lines for all users.

Ongoing School Works: Work is ongoing on our ASD classroom extension at the moment and we remain hopeful that it will be open for the start of the new school year. We have also installed a 6kW Solar Panel to our main building this week.

School Places: With a waiting list in place for several of our classrooms, please inform the school if there are any change in family circumstances etc which may result in your child attending elsewhere next year.

Board of Management News: Our Board of Management are currently preparing a three year Plan of Action and invite submissions via email to kilmacrennanschool@eircom.net before 8th May. Submissions are also invited for an updated Digital Strategy 2024-27.

Calendar Dates: Please note that the school will be closed on Monday 6th and Tuesday 7th May.

April Newsletter

April Newsletter

We wish to welcome you all back after the Easter holidays and hope that all enjoyed the break. Please note that

  • A three-week gymnastics programme for all pupils is starting in the school tomorrow, Wed 10th April. Citadel Gymnastics will oversee this and we ask for a once-off payment of €5 per child towards the cost. (€10 per family maximum contribution).
  • Our Hot Meals Dinner programme is due to start on Monday, 15th April. Pupils should have received log in details and select from the menu on the Fresh Today app. If this is not done, the company will select a dinner for you. Pupils must also bring in their own 11 o’ clock snack break and drink.
  • Our athletics team will compete in the School’s Sportshall Athletics event in the Aura on Monday, 15th. Participants will receive a separate note re bus, entry, lunches and gear.
  • Confirmation for pupils in Sixth Class is on Tuesday, 16th April at 6pm. All confirmandi and sponsors to be seated by 5.40pm.
  • We have been included in the Say Yes to Modern Languages programme for this term. Pupils from Third to Sixth Class will be involved with a weekly class in Spanish from Thursday, 18th April onwards.
  • Other ongoing and forthcoming activities include a cycling course, basketball training, school gardening, GAA Blitz, School Track and Field event, the Children of the Eucharist programme, Spelling Bee, outings, a visit to the Young at Heart while the Green School Committee will oversee an International/ Culture Day under our Global Citizenship awareness campaign.
  • The PA will hold their next meeting in the School Hall on Wed 17th April at 7.30pm.
  • Please note that the Kilmac 5k is scheduled for Friday, 17th May at 7.30pm.

Yours sincerely, John Devenney.

  • 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