Archive for September, 2019

School Athletics Success

Congrats to our School Athletic Team on a successful first outing of the year. Competing in the district School’s Cross-Country event at Milford, Kilmacrennan NS participated in the Medium Size section. We won three of the six sections, earning Team Gold in U-9 Boys, u-11 Girls and U-13 Girls. The winning teams now qualify for the County Finals in Buncrana on October 17th.

We were delighted to win the Best Overall School on the day too.

School Photographer

Please note that the School Photographer will call on Tuesday 1st October. All pupils are to wear full uniform. Regards, Kilmac NS.

From Farm to Fork!

Sixth Class recently benefited from their work in the School Garden last year. Having planted potatoes and vegetables last Spring, it was a case of all hands to the deck as a bountiful crop was harvested. Many thanks to Master Gallagher and Adrian who oversaw the work.

Anne, our School Secretary, then organised a big pot of stew for Sixth Class pupils and this was thoroughly enjoyed by all.

County Champions visit Kilmac

Termon GAA Club won the County Minor A title for the first time in their club history. It is a fantastic achievement and a credit to their players and management team. We were delighted to welcome the team to the school and it was great to see ten of our former pupils among the group.

School Planning Day on 12th November.

The school will close for pupils on the 12th November to facilitate a School Planning Day for staff.

Communion and Confirmation Dates.

Please note that Confirmation of our Sixth Class pupils is scheduled for Saturday, 29th February 2020 at 12 noon .

Please note that that our First Holy Communion for Second Class pupils is scheduled for 9th May 2020.

School Webtext Service

We sent an introductory text message to all contacts on our school webtext service on Friday, 13th September. Please inform the school if you did not receive this message.

Welcome Note 2019

September 2019 Newsletter

Dear Parent,

I wish to welcome you all for our school year.  All children appear to have settled well and are looking forward to a new term.  I would like to take this opportunity to remind you of a few issues:

The school opens daily at 9.10 am daily and supervision of pupils is provided from that time only onwards. School finishes daily at 2pm for Junior and Senior Infants, and at 3pm for all other classes.  No responsibility is accepted for children outside official school times. {For this week, Junior Infants will finish at 12 noon but will remain until 2pm from Monday, 9th September onwards}.

Seventeen pupils have enrolled in Junior Infants this year with another five pupils enrolling in other classes.  This gives us an overall enrolment of 194 pupils which leaves us 7 pupils short of the 201 figure needed by September 30th to maintain 8 mainstream class teachers for next year. Therefore, it appears likely that we will have a reduction in our teacher allocation next year.

Please label all items of school uniform, lunch boxes, school books etc.

We request that we are at all times provided with up to date contact numbers, particularly with reference to mobile numbers.  We operate a school text service and will send a greeting to all numbers on our database next week.  Please inform the school if you do not receive the introductory message.

We ask that you pay particular attention to road safety issues and request that your child is accompanied to and from the school gates. Parents are to park along the Main Road, observing normal parking regulations, paying attention to double yellow lines etc. The school car park is for staff and bus parking only.

We request that the school uniform is worn at all times, with non-branded grey tracksuit bottoms worn on PE days only. Also, we respectfully request that our Healthy Lunches policy is adhered to.

Please note that we have been informed that Communion for Second Class is scheduled for Saturday, May 9th.

Yours sincerely,

John Devenney.

  • School Holidays

    • Christmas Holidays
      Closing on Friday 20th  December 2019; Re-opening on Monday 6th January 2020.
    • Mid-term 2020
      The school will close on Thursday, February 20th and Friday, February 21st.
    • St Patrick's Day
      The school will close on March 17th, 2020.
    • Easter Holidays
      The school will close on Friday, 3rd April and re-open on Monday, 20th April.
    • May Bank Holiday
      Closed on Monday, 4th May.
    • June Bank Holiday
      Closed on Monday, 1st June.
    • 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.