Archive for June, 2013

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A GR8 Day Out

The day broke beautifully as we jumped out of bed early and headed for the shower to get ready for one of the most important days of the school year. Our school, Scoil Cholmcille, Kilmacrennan, had been chosen as one of just four schools nationwide to take part in the Children’s G8 Summit to be held in the Armagh City Hotel.
Each and every one of us had to attend school for 7:50am. Most of us were tired but the excitement of the day and the chance to meet new people knocked the tiredness away. Our teacher, Master Gallagher and our school principal, Master Devenney, made a final head count of twenty four pupils. With seat belts in place, we headed off on our journey.
There we met the three other schools. They were St Mark’s Primary School from the Twinbrook area of Belfast, Gracehill Primary School from outside Ballymena and Griffeen Valley Educate Together from Lucan, Co. Dublin.
Each school had prepared presentations on topics of interest to them. We chose Asylum Seekers and Refugees and Forced Evictions. Other topics discussed included Animal Cruelty, Food Poverty and The Impact of Globalisation in Poor Counties.
After all the talking was completed, we got delicious food while talking and debating with the others schools. At half past one we had to say goodbye to our new friends. A picture of the whole group was taken to remember this momentous day.
All in all it was a great day. We expected the summit to be a bit boring and academic but we learned loads. It really made us think of what is going on around the world. On the way home, we got a treat and our teacher told us he was very proud of Kilmacrennan National School and its pupils. We arrived home at 4pm exhausted but it was worth it.
By, 5th Class, Scoil Cholmcille, Cill Mhic nÉanáin

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Children’s G8 Summit

Kilmacrennan N.S head for the Children’s G8 Summit

5th Class pupils in Kilmacrennan N.S. were delighted to learn recently that they are one of only four school’s nationally to have been chosen to participate in the first ever All-Ireland Children’s G8 Summit. The prestigious event will be held in Armagh this Friday, 14th June. It is a great opportunity for the children to debate issues of national and global importance to them. They look forward to engaging in challenging debates on the day. They have been busy preparing for the event and will set off early on Friday morning armed with laptops, powerpoint presentations, fiddles, accordions etc!

  • School Holidays

    • Halloween Break 2017
      Closing on Fri 27th Oct; re-opening on Mon 6th Nov
    • Christmas Holidays
      School closes on Fri 22nd Dec 2017 and will re-open on Mon 8th Jan 2018.
    • 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.