Archive for October, 2016

Dinosaur Model

Congrats to all in Ms Nic Aoidh’s class on making a superb dinosaur model

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School Debating League Success

Our school took part in the first round of the Letterkenny School Debating League on Thursday, 27th October. Gaelscoil Adhamhnainn were pitted against Scoil Cholmcille, Kilmacrennan debating the motion that ‘Irish should be an optional subject in secondary school’. Gaelscoil Adhamhnainn were proposing the motion whilst Kilmacrennan were opposing it. All six speakers made fantastic efforts. Sorcha, Deirbhile and Ray discussed issues like Brexit, stress of homework and difficulties of the language whilst Thomas, Oisin and Caitlin discussed the history of Ireland, improved teaching methodologies and language preservation. A very interesting and intense cross fire round followed, concluding with two excellent summaries from captains Sorcha and Thomas. The judges Annette, Eileen and Pat, came to their decision and announced Kilmacrennan as the winners. However both teams have to be commended on their excellent efforts in an enthralling debate!

 

 

Maths Week

All our classes have participated in Maths Week activities.  Sixth Class pupils even tried to entertain us with jokes.  Here’s a selection of maths jokes for your entertainment

Q: Why did the 30-60-90 triangle marry the 45-45-90 triangle?

A: They were right for each other

Q: Why didn’t the Romans find algebra very challenging?
A: Because X was always 10

Q. Why was the math book sad?
A. Because it had so many problems.

Q: What is a bird’s favorite type of math?
A: Owl-gebra

Q: Why did the obtuse angle go to the beach?
A: Because it was over 90 degrees

Q: Why do plants hate math?
A: Because it gives them square roots.

Q: What do you call an angle that is adorable?

A: acute angle

Q: What do you call a destroyed angle?
A: A Rect-angle

Q: Why did the student get upset when his teacher called him average?
A: It was a ‘mean’ thing to say!

Q: Why does nobody talk to circles?
A: Because there is no point!

Q. What do you get if you cross a math teacher and a clock?
A. Arithma-ticks!

Donegal Cross Country Finals

 

Kilmacrennan NS had a most enjoyable day at the Donegal Primary Schools Cross Country Championship in Lifford.  Our U-13 boys had great success, bringing home the Large Schools County Title for a second successive year.  Well done to Oisin, Patrick, Rory and Cian.  The U-11 girls had a great day too, claiming Team Silver in a large field of entrants.  All enjoyed the day.

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  • School Holidays

    • 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.
    • 2020-2021 School Re-opening
      Re-opening for pupils on Wed 26th August 2020.
    • Halloween Break
      Closed from Mon-26th Oct -Fri-30th Oct 2020.
    • Christmas Holidays
      Closing on Tues, 22nd December 2020.

      Re-opening Wed, 6th January 2021.
    • February Mid-term 2021
      Closed on Thurs, 18th and Fri, 19th Feb 2021.
    • Easter Holidays 2021
      Closing on Fri, 26th March 2021.

      Re-opening on Mon,12th April 2021.
    • May Bank Holiday
      May Bank Holiday; 3rd May.
    • June Bank Holiday
      June Bank Holiday; 7th June.
    • Provisional Summer Closing Date
      Provisional Closing date; Fri, 18th June 2021.

      These dates are provisional and subject to change.