General

Concern in Kilmac as Ireland should leave the EU debate stirs

Congrats are due to the school debating team who have qualified for the finals of the Ulster/ Connacht/ Midland counties Concern Debating Finals.

The school qualified for the final, having defeated the County Sligo champions in an event at the Great Northern Hotel in Bundoran on Tuesday, 13th June 2017.  Kilmacrennan NS successfully carried the motion that ‘Social Media is a bad influence on children’.

Our school will face the County Roscommon champions in the final, pencilled in for Bundoran on Tuesday, 20th June.  We face a weightier motion this time as we will oppose the proposal that ‘Ireland should leave the EU!’

Busy times on sporting front!

Kilmacrennan are competing on several sporting fronts as term-end approaches.

The boys gaelic team will compete in the Cumann na mBunscol County Final on Wed 14th June in Glenswilly at 11.30,  while our soccer team will play in the final of the Letterkenny Soccer Cup in Goose Green the following day.

The school Rounders team will play in the Cumann na mBunscol County Final on Friday, 16th June in Convoy.

Good luck to all.

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Letterkenny Debating League Champions

 

Kilmacrennan N.S were crowned as winners of the Letterkenny Debating League at an event in Arena 7 in Letterkenny recently.  Congratulations to Ms Ferry and her sixth class pupils on their success. Ten local schools participated in the event.

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Kilmac 5K Event

The Kilmac 5K event was held in glorious weather in Kilmacrennan on Tuesday, 9th May 2017.  One hundred and thirty eight runners registered for the Donegal Athletics Board Grand Prix event,  with a further 270 registered walkers.  Well done to all and a particular congratulations to Ivan Toner, race winner and to Monica Mc Granaghan, first female home.

We wish to sincerely thank all those who sponsored the event and record our gratitude to all the volunteers on the day.

 

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Kilmac NS are All Ireland Champions

 

There was great excitement in the school as our School Quiz team recently won the All Ireland u-13 Credit Union Quiz title after a pulsating and epic contest in the RDS in Dublin on Sunday, 2nd April 2017.

Over 5,500 teams initially entered this 32 county quiz, with over 20,000 children competing in the event.  Kilmacrennan School qualified to represent Letterkenny Credit Union in the National Finals and this event was hosted by Aiden Power.

The questions were challenging.  However our team rose to the challenge and were well positioned after the initial five rounds, scoring an impressive twenty-nine points out of a possible total of thirty.  Yet this left them in second place, with one team having made a barnstorming start of thirty out of thirty.

The team of Ronan, Thomas, Eilish and Eoghain kept diligently to the task at hand and were one point behind three other teams in  joint first as they entered the final round. However a great last round saw Kilmac effect a two question swing in this round, placing them one point clear, and outright winners on the day.  There were huge celebrations as the result was announced.  The winning school receives 1250, while the pupils receive a WII u and a silver platter

There was a rapturous welcome home in the School Hall for the winning team  that night.

Comhghairdeas le gach duine.

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Garda Visit to the School

There was great excitement in the school recently as Garda Mc Conigley of Milford Garda District paid a visit to Ms Greene’s Junior Infant Class, and to Mrs Boyle’s Senior Infants.  He gave a most informative talk, followed by a great questions and answers session  The children are well briefed on the intricacies of the law now!

 

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Exotic Bird Display

There was great excitement in the school during the week preceding our Easter Holidays when Pedro brought in an array of exotic birds.  All classes thoroughly enjoyed the informative show and it looks likely that there will be flocks of ornithologists in Kilmacrennan in the years ahead!

Donegal Garda Quiz Success

Well done to sixth class pupils, Thomas, Eoghain, Rory and Ronan on winning the County Final of the Garda Quiz recently.  Fifteen teams from across the county converged on the Mt Errigal Hotel for the event and it proved to be a most enjoyable event.

 

Egg-Cellent News from the Chick Project

Ed Sheer-hen visits Kilmacrennan National School!

There was great egg-citement in Kilmacrennan National School as pupils took part in their annual chick hatching project.

Eleven chicks have hatched so far, and have been given some fantastic names to refer to their chirpy nature. The new arrivals include Ed Sheer-hen, Shell-vis Presley, Chicken Bieber and Egg-del!

Now in its seventh year, the project is something that Rang a Sé pupils look forward to each year. This year was no different with fantastic enthusiasm from all pupils. The students taught the younger pupils all about the life cycle of a chicken through PowerPoint presentations and there was great egg-citement in the school when the chicks began hatching.

The children were lucky enough to witness a chick emerging from the egg and 11 chicks have hatched so far. The difficult task came when it was time to name the chicks. Due to the melodious chirping the children decided to alter names of singers. Ed Sheer-hen, Shell-vis Presley, Chicken Bieber and Egg-del to name but a few!

Well done to all involved and special thanks goes to Stephen Lee , Oran , Ciaran , Darragh  and Michael Gallagher for their help in the project.

 

Seachtain na Gaeilge

Bhí Seachtain na Gaeilge iontach againn i Scoil Cholmcille, Cill Mhic nÉanain.  Rinne gach rang alán rudaí iontacha

-bhíomar ag caint Gaeilge sa chlós agus ins na ranganna

-rinne ranganna difriúla Tráth na gCeist Gaeilge

-rinneamar ealaín bunaithe ar sheanfhocail Gaeilge

-bhí Aistear trí Ghaeilge

-ceol agus Céilí

-bhí Lá Glas againn

 

agus ar an Déardaoin bhí Ceolchoirm Seachtain na Gaeilge i Halla na Scoile.  Féach ar roinnt de na grianghrafanna a thóg an Coiste.

  • School Holidays

    • Feb Mid-term 2018
      Closed on Thurs 15th & Fri 16th Feb 2018
    • Easter Holidays 2018
      Closing for Easter Holidays on Fri 23 March & re-opening on Mon 9 April 2018.
    • 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.