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Cross-Country County Finals

County School Cross Country Finals

Following the recent District Finals at Milford AC, the top four finishers from our school in the U-9 boys, U-11 girls and Under 13 girls’ categories have qualified for the County Final which is due to take place in Shore Front Park, Buncrana on Tuesday 22nd October, starting at 11:30am.

There will be medals for the first three individuals in each race, the first three teams in the school categories; i.e. small, medium and large schools and this year all finishers will get a certificate.

There is a charge of €5 per child, towards the cost of entry and bus. Please prepare for all weather eventualities, bring a packed lunch, plenty of water and a change of clothing.

Best wishes on the day,

Family Table quiz

Dear Parents/Guardians,

The Parent’s Association are hosting a family table quiz on Wednesday 23rd of October in the school at 7pm. The cost is €5 per adult or €10 per family/team. There will be a raffle on the night so if any families would like to sponsor or donate spot prizes please leave them in the school reception. There will also be a prize for best Halloween costume.

As this is a family event we are encouraging parents to attend along with their child (ren). We hope this will be an enjoyable night for all.

Kind Regards,


Eimear McBride. Parent Association

School Newsletter

Please note that the Parents Association is holding a Family Quiz Night in the School Hall on Wednesday, 23rd October at 7pm.  All are welcome and donations for prizes will be accepted in advance.

Please note that tomorrow, Tuesday, 15th October is the last day to hand in School Photograph orders.

There is an In-service Curriculum Planning Day for staff on Tuesday, 12th November 2019.  There will be no school for pupils on that date.

Please note that the school has received notification of an isolated threadworm incident. Please visit the school website- (under the Parent Zone- dropbar)- for HSE Information about all communicable diseases.  It is advisable to consult a health professional if you have any concerns.

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

Parent-Teacher meetings are provisionally scheduled for Thursday, 21st November 2019, while our Christmas Concert day is provisionally scheduled for Wednesday, 18th December.  Further details will issue closer to the date. 

Swimming for First and Fifth Class will commence on Thursday, 7th November for six weeks.  The cost is €7.50.  This can also be pre-paid in one amount of €45.

Yours sincerely,

John Devenney.

Student Council 2019-20

A Student Council was recently elected in Kilmacrennan NS and they held their first meeting. They are looking forward to getting involved in an array of school activities over the year. One of their first tasks was introducing themselves at a School Assembly, outlining some of their planned activities. One of the first new initiatives was the introduction of a Spirit of Kilmacrennan NS Weekly Award for the Junior and Senior End of the school (BTW, congrats to Conor, the first recipient of the award!).

School Athletics Success

Congrats to our School Athletic Team on a successful first outing of the year. Competing in the district School’s Cross-Country event at Milford, Kilmacrennan NS participated in the Medium Size section. We won three of the six sections, earning Team Gold in U-9 Boys, u-11 Girls and U-13 Girls. The winning teams now qualify for the County Finals in Buncrana on October 17th.

We were delighted to win the Best Overall School on the day too.

School Photographer

Please note that the School Photographer will call on Tuesday 1st October. All pupils are to wear full uniform. Regards, Kilmac NS.

From Farm to Fork!

Sixth Class recently benefited from their work in the School Garden last year. Having planted potatoes and vegetables last Spring, it was a case of all hands to the deck as a bountiful crop was harvested. Many thanks to Master Gallagher and Adrian who oversaw the work.

Anne, our School Secretary, then organised a big pot of stew for Sixth Class pupils and this was thoroughly enjoyed by all.

County Champions visit Kilmac

Termon GAA Club won the County Minor A title for the first time in their club history. It is a fantastic achievement and a credit to their players and management team. We were delighted to welcome the team to the school and it was great to see ten of our former pupils among the group.

School Planning Day on 12th November.

The school will close for pupils on the 12th November to facilitate a School Planning Day for staff.

Communion and Confirmation Dates.

Please note that Confirmation of our Sixth Class pupils is scheduled for Saturday, 29th February 2020 at 12 noon .

Please note that that our First Holy Communion for Second Class pupils is scheduled for 9th May 2020.

  • School Holidays

    • Halloween Mid-Term 2019
      All schools will close from Monday 28th October 2018 to Friday 1st November 2019 inclusive.
    • School Planning Day 12th Nov
      The school will close for pupils/ School Planning Day for staff.
    • 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.