New Chicks Hatch!

There was great excitement when the school ‘Chick Hatching Project’ came to fruition. After a period of twenty one days in an incubator, the hatching began on the expected delivery date, Tuesday 12th March. The fact that they hatched during school time was most exciting.
All classes were treated to a powerpoint presentation on the life cycle of a chicken by Sixth Class before being introduced to the first born chick. Three more chicks followed later that week, bringing us to a grand total of six chicks!
The chicks have now found homes in Kilmacrennan and are regular visitors to our school!
There have been numerous suggestions as to names for the chicks. Early contenders include Boiled, Poached, Scrambled, Fried, Omelette, Cheepy, Chick Norris, Hen-nifer Anniston etc……………
Really, they are cracking suggestions and egg-cellent ideas!

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Drugs Awareness Talk.

Members of An Garda Síochána gave an informative talk to parents’ on Drug Awareness in the School Library on Wednesday, 17th April at 7p.m. We wish to thank them for this.

Seachtain na Gaeilge.

Bhí Ceolchoirm ar siúl i Halla na Scoile Dé hAoine, an 14ú de mí an Mhárta. Ghlac gach rang páirt ins na himeachtaí ar an lá. Bhí deis ag na páistí cóiriú in éadaí Lá Fhéil Pádraig.

Excellent Performance at All Ireland Final for Sports Hall Athletics team.

Well done to our Athletics team from 3rd and 4th class who were victorious in the County Sports Hall Athletics finals in Letterkenny on Friday, 8th March 2013. The team first showed promise at the regional finals, with some fine individual and team efforts. They continued in this vein at the County Finals and qualified for the All Ireland Semi-Finals. This competition was held in Sligo IT on Thursday, 14th March 2013.
In the All Ireland Qualifying heat in Sligo, the school faced the corresponding champions from Galway, Sligo and Roscommon. There were 12 events on the day. When scores were totted up, Kilmacrennan had won seven first places and seven second places. This resulted in a first place overall with 134 points scored from a possible total of 144 points. Team members and parents were jubilant.

All eyes then focused on the National Finals which were held in Athlone IT on Wednesday, 2Oth March. There were some outstanding individual and team performances and well done to all. When the scores were tallied, Kilmacrennan N.S. girls finished in bronze position, a most creditable performance.

The hard work of the athletes and the School Athletic Club is paying dividend.

Futsal Champions

Congratulations to our school girl’s soccer team who won the County Futsal Soccer Championship in the Aura Centre, Letterkenny in February. The girl’s really enjoyed the event and played an exciting brand of football, ending up as group winners. In the final, the team enjoyed a 5-0 victory. The fact that they didn’t concede any goals during the five games played that day gives a measure of the skill, tenacity and determination of the team.

Garda Quiz Success.

Congratulations to our school quiz team who won the NW Garda Divisional Quiz on Friday, 8th March 2013. They will represent the school in the County Finals in April.

Sam Maguire visits Kilmacrennan School.

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Cyberbullying and Internet Safety.

‘Cyberbullying and Internet Safety-what parents need to know’.

The above information session will be presented by Adrienne Katz, (Bullying Intervention Group, UK) in the Regional Cultural Centre, Letterkenny on Monday, Jan 28th 2013.

To book a place please call Louise Callaghan on 0749104693.

The session has been organised by Health Promotion, HSE West.

Réalt Uladh.

Comhghairdeas le gach duine a ghlac páirt in Réalt Uladh ar na mallaibh. Déirigh thar barr le gach duine agus rinne siad an-iarracht.

The Réalt Uladh Gaelic language poetry competition was held in the LYIT on Saturday, 1st March. The school had a large number of entrants in both poetry, writing and singing competitions. We won several categories on the day. Maith sibh.

Kilmacrennan 5K Road Race/ Walk.

Please note that the Kilmacrennan 5K Road Race/Walk is scheduled for Tuesday, 14th May 2013 as part of the Donegal Athletic Board’s Grand Prix Series of events. Further details to follow.

  • School Holidays

    • Halloween Mid-Term 2018
      All schools will close from Monday 29th October 2018 to Friday 2nd November 2018 inclusive.
    • Christmas Holidays
      Closing on Friday 21st December 2018; Re-opening on Monday 7th January 2019.
    • Feb Mid-Term
      Closed on Thursday 21st and Friday 22nd February 2019.
    • St Patrick's Day
      Closed on Monday, 18th March 2019.
    • Easter Holidays
      Closing on Friday, 12th April; re-opening on Monday, 29th April.
    • Summer Closing 2019.
      Last day of term is June 21st 2019

      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.