General

Enrolment of pupils for the 2016-’17 school year

Kilmacrennan N.S.Enrolment.
Applications for the enrolment of new pupils in Kilmacrennan N.S. for the 2016-’17 school year took place in the school on Thursday, 4th February 2016. Birth and Baptismal Certificates, as well as PPSN, were required upon enrolment. (The closing date for applications was Wednesday 17th February 2016).  All applicants will be informed of the decision of the Board of Management during the month of March.

 

If there are further available places, Round Two applications, for applicants who apply between February 18th and March 30th, will be informed of the decision, during the month by May.  A Round Three application process may follow, subject to the availability of places.

 

 

 

Tráth na gCeist Boird.

Bhí tráth na gceist Gaeilge ar siúl i Halla na Scoile ar na mallaibh.  Bhí na ceisteanna go léir tré mhéan na Gaeilge.  Is do dhaltaí ó rang a trí go rang a sé a bhí an tráth na gceist ann.  Bhí ard-chaighdéan ann ar an lá.  Tá na buaiteoirí le feiceáil sa ghrianghraf.

School qualifies for debating competition semi-final

The inaugural Donegal Primary Schools Debating League began recently with Scoil Cholmcille, Kilmacrennan taking on Scoil Náisiunta Glassan in the first round of the competition. The standard of debating was of an extremely high nature with Kilmacrennan N.S. finally winning out. Kilmacrennan N.S. proposed the motion that school uniforms were a good idea while the students of Glassan argued against the motion.   Many thanks also to the judges on the day, Mr Michéal Murray and Mr Cathal Greene for their time and expertise.

The second round of the Concern/ Donegal Education Centre debating competition took place in Fintown recently.  The opposition were Drimnacrosh school, from near Glenties.  There was a high standard of public speaking evident on the day.  Kilmacrennan won out by the narrowest of margins, successfully shooting down the notion that social media is making us anti-social.

Kilmacrennan School were pitted against Drummand N.S. in round three of the competition. Our school carried the motion that Televisions should be allowed in children’s bedrooms and we have now qualified for the semi-final stage of the all-county competition

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Ceolchoirm na Nollag

The Christmas Concert and Carol Service was a great success and we wish to thank all the children for a lovely show. Many thanks to the staff too for the effort they put in too and we acknowledge the great support of parents.

We wish to thank the Parents Association for providing tea and buns.

Photographs of the children can be seen under the Gallery drop-bar.

Comórtas Filíochta ‘Guth Ghoill’.

Bhí comórtas ‘Guth Ghoill’ ar siúl sna Dúnaibh Dé Sathairn seo caite, an 5ú Nollag.  Ghlac daichead páiste ón scoil  agus bhuaigh ceithre iomaitheoir déag ón scoil corn nó bonn ar an lá.

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Ceolchoirm na Nollag/ Christmas Shows

Our Christmas shows are scheduled for Wednesday, 16thDecember.  The morning show will start at 11.15 a.m. with Junior Infants performing a Nativity play.   Senior Infants will follow this at 11.30 ish.  First and Second Class will perform carols and songs thereafter.  The morning show will conclude around noon.  Third to Sixth classes will host a Carol Service in the School Hall from 12.45 to 1.45ish.  There will be a Christmas draw on the day.  All are welcome to attend.

Recent School Successes

Well done to third and fourth class girls on winning the Donegal Futsal Indoor Soccer Finals recently.  Congratulations too to the Cumann na mBunscol quiz team who won the Donegal School’s Quiz recently.  A number of our senior pupils have also qualified for the Ulster Aquathon Finals, due to be held in Derry shortly.  We wish them well.

 

Our school was recently awarded a second Active School Flag and we wish to congratulate all on this achievement.

Irish Army officials visit

Sgt Clarke & Private Cullen of the Irish Army visited the school on Fri 16th October 2015. They presented the tricolour to the school. Liam, a pupil in sixth class, and Dylan, a pupil in Junior Infants, accepted the flag and a copy of the  Proclamation on behalf of the school community.

 

Following an information talk on the history of the flag and the significance of the colours, the army personnel conducted a question and answer session. The ceremony concluded with a rendition of our National Anthem, Amhrán na bhFiann.

 

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Parent-Teacher Meetings

Parent-Teacher meetings will be held in the school on Thursday, 19th November.  Times will issue after Halloween.

Communion & Confirmation Dates

Confirmation for pupils in Sixth class is scheduled for Sun 14th Feb at 12.30p.m.  First Holy Communion are scheduled for Sat 14th May at 12noon.

 

  • School Holidays

    • Halloween Mid-Term 2018
      All schools will close from Monday 29th October 2018 to Friday 2nd November 2018 inclusive.
    • Christmas Holidays
      Closing on Friday 21st December 2018; Re-opening on Monday 7th January 2019.
    • Feb Mid-Term
      Closed on Thursday 21st and Friday 22nd February 2019.
    • St Patrick's Day
      Closed on Monday, 18th March 2019.
    • Easter Holidays
      Closing on Friday, 12th April; re-opening on Monday, 29th April.
    • Summer Closing 2019.
      Last day of term is June 21st 2019

      Please note that the above dates are subject to change.  In the event of unforeseen closures, the Board of Management may use the first three days of the Easter Holidays to catch up on missed school days.