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In-School Latest News

-We will host our In-school Active Week during the week beginning Mon 18th May 2015.

-The school will be closed on Fri 22nd May for the upcoming referendum.

 

 

 

Double Soccer Success

Winning girls & boys team along with Paddy Harte (chairman); Mel O'Donnell (teacher); Wilfred Tsgabo & Ciaran Coll (Finn Harps Players)

Winning boys team along with Paddy Harte (chairman); Mel O'Donnell (teacher); Wilfred Tsgabo & Ciaran Coll (Finn Harps Players)

SOCCER: Kilmacrennan NS were celebrating ‘double-style’ on Wednesday in Finn Park as they took the honours in both the girls and boys competitions in the large schools section to take the ‘Chairmans Cups’.

In glorious conditions, they faced off against both Illistrin NS in the boys and girls finals. The boys final was a tight affair with only one goal separating the sides at the end, an early Rory McGrenra goal being the difference between both sides.

Final score Kilmacrennan 1-0 Illistrin NS.

The girls final saw the girls once again face Illistrin NS and in another tight game, a hat-trick of goals from Katherine Black sealing the honours.

Final score Kilmacrennan NS 3-1 Illistrin NS.

Pic 1 & 2- Winning girls & boys team along with Paddy Harte (chairman); Mel O’Donnell (teacher); Wilfred Tsgabo & Ciaran Coll (Finn Harps Players)

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2015 Ulster Soccer Final

Well done to the girls on their victory at the Letterkenny District FAIS 5 a side competition at Ballyare. They recorded seven straight victories on the day.  This qualified them for the Donegal Soccer Finals. They won this event too, recording another three impressive victories.

The team then qualified for the Ulster Finals, held in Cootehill in Cavan on Thursday, 23rd April.  The team performed well on the day, defeating the Monaghan champions 14-1, drawing 2-2 with the Cavan team (and eventual champions), while we were edged out by 4 goals to two in a great game by the Inishowen champions.  Our teams’ heroics weren’t sufficient to qualify for the All Ireland final but the girls can be proud of their effort.

 

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New School Garden & Chick Project!

misc march2015 067Well done to all who participated in creating a new school garden.  Master Gallagher co-ordinated the project which involved all the children in the school helping out.  Thanks too to the parents who assisted.  We are hoping for a bumper harvest!

Our chicks hatched successfully too.  Ms Ferry’s class were delighted with the 14 chicks- the most successful School Chick Project to date.

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Upcoming Events

-As part of our Green School Travel theme, a Cycling Course for parent’s, facilitated by a Green-Schools Travel Officer, will be held in the school this term. This workshop is a free event.

-The County Finals of the Eason’s Spelling Bee will be held in Kilmacrennan School this year. The event is scheduled for Wednesday, 6th May.

-First Holy Communion is on Saturday, 9th May.

-The Kilmacrennan 5k Event is scheduled for the 12th May, 2015.

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Quiz teams at All Ireland Final.

For the second year running, both our U-11 and U-13 Quiz teams emerged from a tough competition in the Letterkenny District quiz to qualify for the Chapter finals. After a tough contest with teams from Donegal, Derry and north Tyrone, both teams qualified for the All Ireland Quiz Finals at the RDS in Dublin.

Brian Dowling was quizmaster on the day.  After a tough challenge that tested the best brains in the country, our U-11 team finished in fourth place while our U-13 team finished joint tenth.  This is a magnificent achievement considering that 5,500 teams entered the event.

Comhghairdeas le gach duine.

 

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The U-11 team; Eoghan, Dan, Thomas & Ronan

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The U-13 team; Manus, Meabh, Ciara & Eamonn.

 

Enrolment Information.

There will be an ‘Enrolment Application Day’ in Kilmacrennan N.S. on Wednesday,January 28th 2015 from 9.30 a.m. until 3.00p.m. for enrolment applications of pupils for the 2015-16 schoolyear.

Application forms are available by contacting the School Office on 074-9139295.

The closing date for applications is 3p.m. on Friday, 13th February 2015.

Please note that an application for enrolment does not guarantee a child’s enrolment. A Board of Management reserves the right of refusal.

Intake numbers may fluctuate from year to year, depending on whole school enrolment.

Successful applicants will be notified during the month of March. There will be a ‘Meet and Greet Day’ in late May/early June for pupils who are due to enrol in Junior Infants for the forthcoming school year.

Grandparents’ Day

‘Grandparents’ Morning’ was held in Kilmacrennan NS on Monday, 2nd February. Parents’/grandparents’/the wider community attended mass in the chapel at 10am. Afterwards, many visited the school for a cup of tea/St Bridget Crossmaking/ a visit to the classrooms etc.

In the lead up to the day, children discussed games/ games of old etc and invited grandparents’ to share their memories of the games they played when they were young. It was a lovely event and we thank all for their co-operation.

School Homework Club.

The School Homework Club is up and running for the new school year, operating from 3-4 p.m. on  Monday to Thursday of each week.  The cost is €2.50 per day.  This includes a juice, fruit and a slice of toast.  Contact Master Gallagher for further details.

School Book Lists & Book Rental.

School Book Lists for 2014-15 are now available; copies of these are also posted on the website (under Classes dropbar). 

A School Book Rental system is also in place for pupil’s from Third to Sixth classes at a cost of €20 per pupil, subject to a family maximum contribution of €50.  Each booklist from Third to Sixth classes specifies the books provided by the Book Rental Scheme and workbooks which need to be purchased.  For those wishing to participate in the rental scheme, please forward your contribution to the school by Wednesday, 11th June.  This will allow the school to purchase books before the summer recess.

As the vast majority of books required from Junior to Second classes are workbooks, it will be necessary to purchase these.  The school does provide readers for these classes.  There is no charge for this.

  • School Holidays

    • May Bank Holiday 2018.
      The school is closed on Mon 7th May 2018.
    • June Bank Holiday 2018.
      The school is closed on Mon 4th June 2018.
    • Provisional Summer Closure 2018
      Provisional date for Summer Holidays is Fri 22nd June 2018.

      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.