Archive for March, 2013

New Chicks Hatch!

There was great excitement when the school ‘Chick Hatching Project’ came to fruition. After a period of twenty one days in an incubator, the hatching began on the expected delivery date, Tuesday 12th March. The fact that they hatched during school time was most exciting.
All classes were treated to a powerpoint presentation on the life cycle of a chicken by Sixth Class before being introduced to the first born chick. Three more chicks followed later that week, bringing us to a grand total of six chicks!
The chicks have now found homes in Kilmacrennan and are regular visitors to our school!
There have been numerous suggestions as to names for the chicks. Early contenders include Boiled, Poached, Scrambled, Fried, Omelette, Cheepy, Chick Norris, Hen-nifer Anniston etc……………
Really, they are cracking suggestions and egg-cellent ideas!

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Drugs Awareness Talk.

Members of An Garda Síochána gave an informative talk to parents’ on Drug Awareness in the School Library on Wednesday, 17th April at 7p.m. We wish to thank them for this.

Seachtain na Gaeilge.

Bhí Ceolchoirm ar siúl i Halla na Scoile Dé hAoine, an 14ú de mí an Mhárta. Ghlac gach rang páirt ins na himeachtaí ar an lá. Bhí deis ag na páistí cóiriú in éadaí Lá Fhéil Pádraig.

Excellent Performance at All Ireland Final for Sports Hall Athletics team.

Well done to our Athletics team from 3rd and 4th class who were victorious in the County Sports Hall Athletics finals in Letterkenny on Friday, 8th March 2013. The team first showed promise at the regional finals, with some fine individual and team efforts. They continued in this vein at the County Finals and qualified for the All Ireland Semi-Finals. This competition was held in Sligo IT on Thursday, 14th March 2013.
In the All Ireland Qualifying heat in Sligo, the school faced the corresponding champions from Galway, Sligo and Roscommon. There were 12 events on the day. When scores were totted up, Kilmacrennan had won seven first places and seven second places. This resulted in a first place overall with 134 points scored from a possible total of 144 points. Team members and parents were jubilant.

All eyes then focused on the National Finals which were held in Athlone IT on Wednesday, 2Oth March. There were some outstanding individual and team performances and well done to all. When the scores were tallied, Kilmacrennan N.S. girls finished in bronze position, a most creditable performance.

The hard work of the athletes and the School Athletic Club is paying dividend.

Futsal Champions

Congratulations to our school girl’s soccer team who won the County Futsal Soccer Championship in the Aura Centre, Letterkenny in February. The girl’s really enjoyed the event and played an exciting brand of football, ending up as group winners. In the final, the team enjoyed a 5-0 victory. The fact that they didn’t concede any goals during the five games played that day gives a measure of the skill, tenacity and determination of the team.

Garda Quiz Success.

Congratulations to our school quiz team who won the NW Garda Divisional Quiz on Friday, 8th March 2013. They will represent the school in the County Finals in April.

  • 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.