May Newsletter

We are all settled back at school for the final term of the year and I’d like to update you on some current school news. The Board of Management were delighted to recently receive news that our proposed SEN permanent extension plans can now proceed to tender preparation and we hope to make continued progress in this regard during the next school year (or two).

We wish to thank you all for the support for our recent Kilmac NS 5k. A total of €1855 was raised on the night. We wish to thank our generous sponsors. All proceeds will go towards upgrading our Classroom Interactive Boards.

Our School Debating team bowed out at the All-Ireland Quarter Final stage but can be proud of their endeavours.  They had a great campaign and are worthy County Champions.

Our Annual Testing of pupil attainment in Numeracy and Literacy will take place over the coming weeks. Pupil End of Year Reports will issue in June.

The pupils are quite active at school this term and we have teams representing the school in athletics, soccer and gaelic. Middle and Senior class pupils are also enjoying a Lunchtime Basketball League. We will also host a Junior and Senior Sports Day later this term. Our School Tour dates have been pencilled in for June and individual teachers will notify their own class of the relevant details.

We are hoping to have an In-School History Week during the week beginning May 23rd with walks, talks etc for different classes. 

Fifth Class pupils have been busy planting and sowing in our School Garden over the past few weeks and we look forward to reaping the benefits of their harvest later this year.

Our Senior pupils also welcomed members of An Garda Síochána for an informative talk on Internet Security.

First Holy Communions are scheduled for this Saturday, 14th May at 12 noon and we wish Ms Wilkins class a lovely day. All are invited to the School Hall for a cup of tea following the Communions.

Finally, we extend a warm welcome to nine Ukrainian pupils who joined our school community this week. We wish them well.