Parent Zone

Free access to children’s magazines

The Primary Planet etc

The Primary Planet (9-12-year-olds)

News Flash  (7-10-year-olds)

Eipic (Irish language news magazine for 11+)

Also, school-at-home activities are posted online at every weekday morning

If you need any more information, or would like to get in touch with us, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Contacting us!

Hi, I appreciate that Covid-19 can be a challenging time for some and we will seek to help with any schooling challenges at this time. Feel free to contact me on with any queries.

Many of the class teachers have set up class emails for parents to contact them if you so wish, or you can send it directly to the school. Class email contacts are found under the individual classes.

Naí Shóis/ Junior Infants :

Naí Shin/ Senior Infants :

Rang 1 :

Rang 2 :

Rang 3 :

Rang 4 :

Rang 5 :

Rang 6 :

Please read the following letter for all parents.

Yours, John Devenney.

Dear Parent/ Guardian

Hi all,

I hope that you are all well and managing to find something to do to pass the time! As things stand, the lock down currently remains in place until the 5th of May and schools are closed until further notice. One of the unfortunate consequences of this is that Fr Dunne has noted that the Sacrament of First Holy Communion will not proceed as planned in May; I appreciate this is hugely disappointing but we will have something to look forward to at a later date.

We appreciate that posting school work is working very well for some students while others find it a bit more challenging. We do encourage you all to do your best and to keep working to the best of your ability. If you have any questions or queries, parents can e-mail the school at and we’ll do our best to help. Some of the teachers have set up individual emails and these can be found with their class work for the coming week.

We have set some work for the coming weeks. Work packs are being posted to Junior and Senior Infant pupils and should arrive on Monday or Tuesday. Work for the other classes can be found under ‘Our Classes’ drop-bar on the website. The SEN/ Learning Support team will make contact with their pupils over the next few days.

Please note that the deadline for applying for school transport is Friday, April 24th. This is done online at Kilmacrennan NS has no role in this process,

Please contact me via email if you require any further information,

Take care,

Yours sincerely,

John Devenney

Kevin has been busy!

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Kevin, in Fifth Class, has been putting his spare time to good use recently. He has built a magnificent replica of the Titanic. Maith thú

Easter Note to All.

Hi, the Easter Holidays are here and I hope you are are all enjoying your unexpected time off school. We did give you some school work to do over the past few weeks and we hope you managed to get it done. If not, don’t worry about it. You can do it over Easter or, if it’s a little difficult to get done, your teacher will help you catch up with the work when we get back to school.

I hope you’ve heard our most recent School News. We have nine healthy new chicks, hatched from the eggs in  Ms Ferry’s Fourth class Chick Hatching Project. Our Debating Team won the Donegal Concern Debating League. Grace, in Sixth Class, was runner up in the Highland Radio Art competition. Well done to all.

Recreational Easter Ideas: If you are looking for ideas for Easter, how about trying a few of these.

1. Organising an Easter hunt,

2. Drawing an Easter Card

3. Writing a nice letter/postcard to a granny, grandad or to a friend in your class,

4. Write a daily diary of what you are doing, who you meet and what’s in the news,

5. Going for a daily walk,

6. Identify three new flowers or trees near you house,

7. Look for frogspawn with a parent,

8. Visit your church or chapel,Learn a little about what Easter Week means/Spy Wednesday/ Holy Thursday/ Good Friday/ Easter Sunday.

9. Play with a toy from Christmas last year.

10. Offer to do a job in the house each day.

11.Watch Virtual Classroom on Rte2 at 11am or Explore how to take a virtual Tour of Dublin Zoo.

12. Read a book (or ask somebody to read you a story this week).

If you’re allowed, visit our School Website with a parent {Pupil Zone} and look for an educational game you like. (www. is good fun for multiplication practice for 3rd to Sixth. Use the code Prim20 to access).

For anybody who is looking for Project Ideas, how about Famous People in History/Famous Irish People,  or Famous Women. You could write a story about your Grandparents and prepare some questions for a telephone interview. Keep your work to show your teacher when we get back to school. We certainly look forward to seeing it.

You don’t have to do any of the above ideas, but you might like some of them. You might even have some better ideas yourself.

We hope to see you soon. Take care,

From all your teachers at Kilmacrennan School.

*Remember to keep Social Distancing and to wash your hands regularly! *

Highland Radio Art Competition

Well done to all who entered the Highland Radio Art competition and congrats to Grace, a pupil in Sixth Class, on her success as runner-up. She receives a goodie-bag and vouchers. Maith thú.

School Debating Success

Congrats to our school debating team on winning the County Donegal Concern Deabating Championship lately. They are scheduled to represent Donegal in the All Ireland Regional Championship in late April, Covid-19 permitting!

Egg-cellent News

Egg-cellent News from Kilmac NS as Ms Ferry’s fourth class Chick Project plans have hatched. Patrick was the first-born, on St Patrick’s Day, while nine chicks in total have hatched.

March Newsletter


The Sacrament of Confirmation is scheduled for Saturday, 29th February at 12 noon. We wish all the confirmandi a lovely day and here’s hoping for good weather on the day!

We are participating in Feis Leitir Ceanainn on Tuesday, 3rd March. We are entering pupils in poetry, individual singing and traditional music events. There is a €3 charge per student, as a contribution towards the bus and entry fee.

We have a half-day next Wednesday, 4th March to facilitate Staff-training in the Language Curriculum. Pupils will go home at 12 noon.

The Garda Quiz is scheduled for An Craoibhín on Wednesday, 4 March at 7pm.

World Book Day is scheduled for Thursday, 5th March. Pupils are free to dress in literary costumes/ favourite film theme etc. on the day if they so wish.

The school is closed on Tuesday, 17th March (Public Holiday).

Our pupils are also involved in the final stages of the County Donegal Concern Debating League and we wish the team well in the event over the coming weeks.

We have also entered the FAI Soccer Cup (Boys & Girls) and this is provisionally booked for the 12th and 20th March.

Yours sincerely,

John Devenney.


Dragon’s Den

Rang 6 recently participated in a Biz World workshop which gave them a valuable insight into the world of buisness. BizWorld workshops are delivered in the classroom over a two-day period by specially-trained BizWorld Ireland tutors. They are usually targeted at sixth class pupils.

The workshops teach the basics of entrepreneurship, business and finance by showing how the entrepreneurial cycle operates. Working in groups of five, pupils developed their own mini-enterprise, so they got a real feel for how a business operates / hands-on business experience.

Pupils were taken through the entire entrepreneurial cycle – from company formation and applying for jobs in their companies, to market research with younger classes in the school, and then designing, producing and marketing their business idea.

They learned about pitching for investment and – to bring the workshop to another level – they were visited by two business people who played the role of venture capitalist and the groups had the opportunity to pitch, ‘Dragon’s Den’ style! The business people, heard each company’s pitch and decided how much ‘BizBucks’ to invest in their company.

  • School Holidays

    • 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.
    • 2020-2021 School Re-opening
      Re-opening for pupils on Wed 26th August 2020.
    • Halloween Break
      Closed from Mon-26th Oct -Fri-30th Oct 2020.
    • Christmas Holidays
      Closing on Tues, 22nd December 2020.

      Re-opening Wed, 6th January 2021.
    • February Mid-term 2021
      Closed on Thurs, 18th and Fri, 19th Feb 2021.
    • Easter Holidays 2021
      Closing on Fri, 26th March 2021.

      Re-opening on Mon,12th April 2021.
    • May Bank Holiday
      May Bank Holiday; 3rd May.
    • June Bank Holiday
      June Bank Holiday; 7th June.
    • Provisional Summer Closing Date
      Provisional Closing date; Fri, 18th June 2021.

      These dates are provisional and subject to change.