Archive for April, 2022

Active Flag is Raised

Kilmacrennan NS recently raised their 3rd Active School Flag much to the delight of both staff and pupils in the school. The Active School Flag is awarded to a school for striving to ‘achieve a physically educated and active school community’.

The guest of honour on the day was former Donegal GAA All-Ireland winner Mr Christy Toye who indeed is a member of the teaching staff in the school. He raised the flag with members of the Student Council. A lot of hard  work went into achieving the flag under the leadership of Mr Mel O’Donnell (coordinator) along with members of the student council from the senior classes who were voted onto the committee by their peers.

Over the course of the two year programme, a huge number and range of activities were provided for the children in Kilmacrennan NS including an Active School’s Week. Some of the many fun activities they engaged in included:-School House Leagues in GAA, soccer and basketball-Gymnastics-1km run daily -Outdoor Adventure and Orienteering-Circuits-Swimming-PAWS Water Safety Programme-Active Homework-PE Art Slogan competition-Fun Run to Lapland-Fun Day Fridays-Annual Sports Day-Cumann na mBunscol -FAI soccer-Cross Country -Track and Field athletics-Tag Rugby-Basketball

April Newsletter

We wish to congratulate the Kilmacrennan National School Debating team on winning the County Donegal Concern Debating League. The team will now represent Donegal in the National Series and look forward to defending the All-Ireland title won last year.

A Cultural Concert will be held in An Craoibhín, Termon on Thursday, April 7th at 7pm. The school will participate in the event, with a number of pupils from 3-6th participating. All are welcome to attend.

The Kilmacrennan NS 5K Run & Family Walk – as part of the Donegal Grand Prix Athletics Circuit – is scheduled for Thursday, May 5th at 7pm. Anybody wishing to help out with organising the event (eg registration, stewarding, helping with refreshments, sponsorship prizes etc) is asked to contact Master O’ Donnell/ Monica McGranaghan/ Helena Roarty.

We will hold an Easter Draw in the school on Thursday, April 7th. Prizes will include an Easter Hamper and Easter Eggs. Tickets are on sale in the school this week (One ticket for €2; three tickets for €5). The school will close for the Easter holidays at 12 noon on Friday, April 8th and re-open on Monday, April 25th.

The First Holy Communions are scheduled for Saturday, May 14th at 12 noon.

Finally, Mrs Ferry’s Fourth Class undertook a Chick hatching project recently and were delighted to see two lovely chicks hatch in recent days. It really is egg-cellent news!

  • School Holidays

    • Enrolment Application 2023/24
      Use the first link for Applications to our Mainstream Junior Infant class & for applications to other Mainstream Classes

      Enrolment Application Form  school year

      Please attach a copy of the child's Birth Certificate with the application.

      Closing Date  31 January 2023.


      Please contact the School Office for Information regarding Applications for our ASD Class.

      Forms for Special Class Applications are listed below.

      NCSE-Application-Form-1-Application-for-access-to-SNA-support (9)

      SEN-School-Transport-Application-Form (22)

      Closing Date  31 January 2023.



    • Halloween Holidays
      The school will close for the week Mon 30th October (Bank Holiday) until Friday 3rd November 2023.
    • Christmas Holidays
      All schools close on Friday, 22 December 2023, which is the final day of the school term.

      All schools re-open on Monday, 8 January 2024.