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Board Elections

ELECTION OF PARENT NOMINEES TO THE BOARD OF MANAGEMENT.

Dear Parent/Guardian,

As you may be aware the current term of the Board of Management will expire on 30/11/2019 and a new Board of Management takes up office on 01/12/2019.

Two parents of children enrolled in the school (one being a mother and the other a father) must be elected by the general body of parents of children enrolled in the school.

A meeting will be held at the school on Tuesday, 19th November 2019 at 7pm.  At this meeting:-

  1. Nominations will be sought from parents for persons to stand for election as parent nominees on the Board.
  2. A ballot will be held at the meeting to elect the nominees.  If there is only one nominee for either panel, the nominees shall be deemed to be elected.  If more than one nomination is received for either of the panels, a secret ballot shall be held at the meeting.
  3. Please note that you may self-nominate at the meeting. Whether or not you self-nominate, or are nominated by another parent/guardian, you must be seconded by a person attending the meeting.

I wish to take this opportunity to thank all the outgoing members for their contribution to the Board of Management over the past four years.

Yours sincerely,

Fr Patrick Dunne,

Patron’s Representative.

Explanation of the The Role of a Parent Nominee

Even though Parent Nominees are elected by parents, they do not represent the parent body.  Parent Nominees are elected by the parent body to bring “a mother’s view” and “a father’s view” to Board of Management deliberations. To this end, their contribution to the Board is a very important one, and they are not required to consult with the wider parent population, take instruction from them or report back to them.

Comórtas Guth Ghoill

We enter the Guth Ghoill Irish language poetry competition each year.  This year’s event is scheduled for Saturday, 30th November 2019 in Downings.  Please let us know if your child wishes to participate.

Halloween Pictures

Please visit the Gallery Section of our website for class photographs of pupils in Halloween costume.

Parent-Teacher Meetings

Our Parent-Teacher meetings are scheduled for Thursday, 21st November. Appointment details will be issued in due course.

Christmas Concert Date

Our Christmas Concert day is provisionally scheduled for Wednesday, 18th December.  Further details will issue closer to the date. 

School Closure

School Planning Day 12th Nov
The school will close for pupils on Tuesday, 12th November as there is a School Planning Day for staff.

Swimming

Weekly swimming classes for pupils in First and Fifth Class will begin on Thursday, 7th until Thursday, 12th December.  The cost is €7.50.  This can also be pre-paid in one amount of €45.

Christmas Shoe-box Appeal

If you wish to participate in the annual Shoe-box Appeal, please return your shoe-box to the school before Wednesday, 6th November 2019.

Sponsored Walk

Dear Parent,

We propose to organise a Sponsored Walk for our pupils in the days just after the Halloween break and respectfully ask for your support with this fundraiser.  We discontinued requesting a Voluntary Contribution some years ago but feel that we need to invest significantly in IT and CCTV upgrading, further in-school painting, as well as continued investment in books, music resources etc.

We are distributing a Sponsorship Card to each family and ask for your support. We will organise the walks locally, distances suited to respective class groups. A permit has been granted for this walk.

We also request that all cards, whether completed or not, are returned to the school by Monday, 4th November 2019.

Yours sincerely,

John Devenney.

School Debating League

Kilmacrennan NS partook in the opening round of the Letterkenny & District Debating League, enjoying a most enjoyable and informative debate with Carrigart NS. Kilmacrennan NS proposed the motion that ‘The EU has our best interests at heart’ and were delighted that the motion was carried on the day. Well done to all involved.

  • School Holidays

    • Christmas Holidays
      Closing on Friday 20th  December 2019; Re-opening on Monday 6th January 2020.
    • Mid-term 2020
      The school will close on Thursday, February 20th and Friday, February 21st.
    • St Patrick's Day
      The school will close on March 17th, 2020.
    • Easter Holidays
      The school will close on Friday, 3rd April and re-open on Monday, 20th April.
    • May Bank Holiday
      Closed on Monday, 4th May.
    • June Bank Holiday
      Closed on Monday, 1st June.
    • Provisional Summer Closing Date
      The school will close on Friday, 19th June.

      All dates are provisional and subject to change.

      The BOM reserves the right to use the first three days of the Easter Holidays to make up for unforeseen closures.