Young ‘Chicks’ at heart Visit Kilmac NS!

The Chick Hatching Project, organised by Ms Ferry’s Sixth Class, is generating great egg-citement in the school.  Three chicks have successfully hatched and are doing quite well.  The pupils have given informative presentations on the Life-Cycle of a Chick to all classes in the school.

Sixth Class have named the three arrival,  Cheesepuff, Mc Nugget and Big Bird!                                            .

A most enjoyable morning was had too when the Kilmacrennan Young at Heart group visited the school to see the new arrivals.  Below see some photographs of their visit.

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School Quiz Success

Kilmacrennan NS won the recent County Primary School’s Garda Quiz title on the 8th March 2018.  Congratulations to John-James, Jack, Éilis and Dan on a great achievement.

This is the third title won this year, along with the GAA Cumann na mBunscol County Title and the LK Credit Union U-13 title.

 

School Closure

The school will be closed for pupils on Friday, 9th March to facilitate staff training on new Child Protection guidelines.

World Book Week

 

Though slightly delayed due to the inclement weather, World Book Week was a most enjoyable event. Sixth Class teamed up with Junior and Senior Infants for a week of Peer and Buddy Reading, with other classes holding similar events.

There was great interest too in the Design a Book Token Art competition, with prizes awarded in each class.

Sixth Class took part in the Read DL novel reading event. ‘A Monster Calls’ was this year’s chosen novel.

Master Gallagher was compere for World Book Week Assembly.  Many children dressed as their favourite film or literary character.  The reading by children of excerpts from both named and unnamed novels proved popular.  Well done to all involved.

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Child Safeguarding Statement & Risk Assessment Polict

The Board of Management invite submissions regarding a Child Safeguarding Statement and Child Safeguarding Risk Assessment Policy that is currently being drafted.  All submissions to be forwarded to the Secretary, BOM via the School Office before Feb 14th.

The updated policy will be available on the website from March 11th 2018 (Parent-Zone drop-bar).

 

Safer Internet Art Competition

Safer Internet Day was held on the 6th February.  We had an in-school Art competition, Below are the winners in the Junior Classes.  Comhghairdeas libh!

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School Gaelic League Final

There was great excitement in the school as the finalists in our School Gaelic League, na Cealla Beaga and Naomh Conaill faced each other on Monday, 5th February.  Master Devenney got proceedings underway in the school early when he conducted an intercom interview with the opposing captains, Jack and Caolán, Both spoke openly about their fears and hopes for the final in a candid interview!

Both teams then lined up for a heartwarming rendition of Amhrán na bhFiann on the Astro-Pitch.  Master O Donnell was shortlisted to referee on the day, with Adrian and Master Gallagher as his understudies on the line.

The game began at a frantic pace. It was a pulsating contest with fine scores from both teams.  The crowd were thoroughly entertained and encouraged both teams.

In what was a truly absorbing contest, na Cealla Beaga emerged as victors on a 5-8 to 5-7 scoreline.  Well done to both teams.

Many thanks are due to Master Gallagher for organising the league.

 

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St Brigid Crossmaking with Grandparents

We all had a most enjoyable day in the School on St Brigid’s Day.  Fr Strain celebrated mass in the chapel at 10 am.  Our School Music Group partook in the lovely ceremony.

Following this, all grandparents were invited to the School Hall for a cup of tea.  Then we all had great fun making St Brigid’s Crosses.

 

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Note to parents – Jan 30th 2018.

 A copy of note given to the children at school

January 30th,

Dear Parent,

Grandparents Day will be held on Thursday, 1st February.  The pupils will attend Mass in the chapel at 10am.  All are then invited to the School Hall for tea at 10.30, followed by St Brigid Cross-making with the children until 12.30 approximately.  The invitation is for parents and the wider community too, not strictly for grandparents (though family pets might be a step too far!).

The children will be having a bowl of mashed poundies on the day, and can bring a small plastic plate or bowl for feeding purposes!

The Parents-Association are hosting a Family Movie Night in Century Cinemas on Thursday, 22nd February at 6pm.  The movie is Coco, and tickets can be purchased from the school at a cost of €5 per ticket.

Parents of Fifth Class pupils are meeting tonight, Tuesday 30th January at 7.30pm in the School Library to arrange teas for the Confirmation.

The Confirmation is scheduled for Sunday, 11th February at 12.30pm.  We wish all the Confirmandi well on the day.

The school had a successful night at the Letterkenny Credit Union this week, winning the U-13 Senior Section and were placed third in the U-11 Section.  Well done to teams involved.

The school will be closed for Mid-term Break on Thursday, 15th and Friday, 16th February.

Thanking you,

John Devenney.

Enrolment Applications

Please note that ‘Applications for the Enrolment of New Pupils’ for the 2018-19 school year will take place in the school on Friday, 2nd February 2018 from 9.30 am-3.00p.m.

Birth Certs and PPSN are required upon enrolment.

Round One applications will close on Wednesday, 14th February.

Please contact the School Office on 0749139295 for further details.

  • 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.