Archive for March, 2019

Tidy Towns Clean-Up

Fifth class pupils held a 45 min clean up of general litter in the school environs and on the Cottain Road recently, gathering 5 refuse bags of rubbish in that short period.

Many thanks to Ms Hegarty, Master Gallagher and Mary from Kilmacrennan Tidy Towns Committee for organising the event.

Seachtain na Gaeilge

Bhí ceolchoirm iontach againn i Halla na Scoile ar an Aoine, an 15ú Márta. Ghlac gach dalta páirt in sna h-imeachtaí agus bhaineamar sult as.

World Book Day

We celebrated World Book Day on Thursday, 7th March 2019. We have recently received hundreds of new books for our School Library and this had given an impetus to our reading at school. We enjoyed numerous in-school activities on the day, including Peer and Buddy Reading, reading excerpts, art work, a School Assembly etc. We took delivery too of new Library Sofa furniture, courtesy of the Parents’ Association.

We are also participating in the Read DL scheme and took delivery on the day of a class set of David Walliams ‘Mr Stink’ book. We look forward to reading the novel.

Fifth Class visit Highland Radio

Fifth class recently visited Highland Radio for a tour of their station. The class were very lucky to get an opportunity to create their own jingle, watch a show going out live on air and investigating the inner workings of Ireland’s most popular local radio station. It really brought the Communications strand of the Geography curriculum to life for the children. Many thanks to our student teacher, Miss McGroarty for organising the visit and to Linda McGroarty, Oisin Kelly, Canice Wilson and David James at the station for their time and patience.

March Newsletter

Kilmacrennan NS

Nuachtlitir na Scoile

Dear Parent,

The school recently received hundreds of new book titles from Eason’s as a result of one of last year’s pupils, Jack Mc Bride, finishing as runner-up in the All Ireland Spelling Bee Final last year. The total value of the prize was €3,000. Jack returned to the school recently to launch the revamped library.

We will celebrate World Book Day in the school on Thursday, 7th March. The children are free to dress in home-made literary/film characters on the day, only if they so wish.

Congratulations are afforded to our School Debating team on a recent win in the Letterkenny Debating League. Our indoor hurlers reached a County Final Blitz but were unfortunate to lose lost out by the narrowest of margins on the day.

We have several teams participating in Sports-hall Athletics this week.

The school recently underwent a Curriculum Evaluation in Science. Initial feedback from the DES Inspectorate is positive and it was a beneficial experience.

The Board of Management conducted a Child Safety Annual Audit at its February meeting.

Surveys for both the Kilmacrennan Tidy Towns and an Craoibhín Pre/After-School Group were handed out recently. Please return these to the school by tomorrow, Tuesday.

Spring may have arrived but don’t throw out your old clothes just yet as the Parents’ Association are planning a ‘Bag2School’ old clothes collection in May. We also wish to thank all parents who assisted recently with the Confirmation Tea in the School Hall.

We are grateful to Kilmacrennan Men’s Shed who recently donated hand-made bird-boxes to the school.

The school will be closed on Monday, 18th March (St Patrick’s Day Bank Holiday).

Finally, Anne has promised to make us all a pancake on Pancake Tuesday. No pressure there, Anne…….

Yours sincerely,

John Devenney.

 

  • School Holidays

    • Enrolment 2022/2023
      Please contact the School Office for up to date enrolment information.

      Enrolment Application for Mainstream Classes (click below).

      Enrolment-Application-Form-2022/23-school-year (11)
    • Summer Closing Date 2022
      We will close on Fri 17 June 2022. Please note that these dates are provisional and subject to change.

      ENROLMENT APPLICATIONS

      Please contact the School Office for up to date enrolment information.

      1.Enrolment Application for Mainstream Classes (click below).

      Enrolment Application Form for Mainstream Classes (including Junior Infants)  2021-22 school year

      2.  Enrolment Application for our ASD Special Class Suite ( click below)

      Notification-to-NCSE-of-Enrolment-in-Special-School_Special-Class.doc

      3. Enrolment Application for our ASD School Transport (click below)

      https://ncse.ie/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/SEN-School-Transport-Application-Form.doc

       
    • 2022-23 School Calendar
      The school will re-open for pupils on Tuesday, August 30th 2022.
    • Halloween Break
      The school will close for pupils during the week beginning Monday, 31st October and will re-open for pupils on Monday, 7th November 2022.
    • Christmas & New Year Break
      The school will close on Wednesday 21st December 2022, which will be the final
      day of the school term (12 Noon Closure).
      We will re-open on Thursday 5th January 2023.
    • St Brigid's Day Bank Holiday (New Public Holiday)
      The school will be closed for pupils on Monday 6th February 2023.
    • February Mid-Term
      We will close on Thursday 16th February 2023 and Friday 17th
      February 2023
    • St Patrick's Day
      The school will be closed on Friday 17th March 2023.
    • Easter 2023
      We will close on Friday 31st March 2023, which will be the final day of
      the school term (unless changes are required as part of contingency
      arrangements to make up for time lost due to unforeseen school closures. Where
      contingency arrangements are required a school authority may reduce the length
      of the Easter break by remaining open up to and including Wednesday 5th April
      2023).
      We will re-open on Monday 17th April 2023.
    • May Bank Holiday
      The school will be closed on Monday 1 May 2023.
    • June Bank Holiday
      The school will close for pupils on Monday 5 June 2023.