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!

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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

    • 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.