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

    • Halloween Holidays 2021
      All schools will close from Monday 25th October 2021 to Friday 29th October
      2021 inclusive
    • Christmas Holidays
      All schools will close on Wednesday 22nd December 2021, which will be the final
      day of the school term.
      All schools will re-open on Thursday 6th January 2022.
    • February Mid-term 2022
      We will close on Thursday 24th February 2022 and Friday 25th
      February 2022.
    • Easter Holidays 2022

      We will close on Friday 8 April 2022 and re-open on Monday 25th April 2022

    • May Bank Holiday 2022
      We will close on Monday 2 May 2022
    • June Bank Holiday 2022
      We will close on Monday 6 June
    • Summer Closing Date 2022
      We will close on Fri 17 June 2022. Please note that these dates are provisional and subject to change.

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

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