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Weekly swimming classes for pupils in First and Fifth Class will begin on Thursday, 7th until Thursday, 12th December.  The cost is €7.50.  This can also be pre-paid in one amount of €45.

Christmas Shoe-box Appeal

If you wish to participate in the annual Shoe-box Appeal, please return your shoe-box to the school before Wednesday, 6th November 2019.

Sponsored Walk

Dear Parent,

We propose to organise a Sponsored Walk for our pupils in the days just after the Halloween break and respectfully ask for your support with this fundraiser.  We discontinued requesting a Voluntary Contribution some years ago but feel that we need to invest significantly in IT and CCTV upgrading, further in-school painting, as well as continued investment in books, music resources etc.

We are distributing a Sponsorship Card to each family and ask for your support. We will organise the walks locally, distances suited to respective class groups. A permit has been granted for this walk.

We also request that all cards, whether completed or not, are returned to the school by Monday, 4th November 2019.

Yours sincerely,

John Devenney.

School Debating League

Kilmacrennan NS partook in the opening round of the Letterkenny & District Debating League, enjoying a most enjoyable and informative debate with Carrigart NS. Kilmacrennan NS proposed the motion that ‘The EU has our best interests at heart’ and were delighted that the motion was carried on the day. Well done to all involved.

Cross-Country County Finals

County School Cross Country Finals

Following the recent District Finals at Milford AC, the top four finishers from our school in the U-9 boys, U-11 girls and Under 13 girls’ categories have qualified for the County Final which is due to take place in Shore Front Park, Buncrana on Tuesday 22nd October, starting at 11:30am.

There will be medals for the first three individuals in each race, the first three teams in the school categories; i.e. small, medium and large schools and this year all finishers will get a certificate.

There is a charge of €5 per child, towards the cost of entry and bus. Please prepare for all weather eventualities, bring a packed lunch, plenty of water and a change of clothing.

Best wishes on the day,

Family Table quiz

Dear Parents/Guardians,

The Parent’s Association are hosting a family table quiz on Wednesday 23rd of October in the school at 7pm. The cost is €5 per adult or €10 per family/team. There will be a raffle on the night so if any families would like to sponsor or donate spot prizes please leave them in the school reception. There will also be a prize for best Halloween costume.

As this is a family event we are encouraging parents to attend along with their child (ren). We hope this will be an enjoyable night for all.

Kind Regards,

Eimear McBride. Parent Association

School Newsletter

Please note that the Parents Association is holding a Family Quiz Night in the School Hall on Wednesday, 23rd October at 7pm.  All are welcome and donations for prizes will be accepted in advance.

Please note that tomorrow, Tuesday, 15th October is the last day to hand in School Photograph orders.

There is an In-service Curriculum Planning Day for staff on Tuesday, 12th November 2019.  There will be no school for pupils on that date.

Please note that the school has received notification of an isolated threadworm incident. Please visit the school website- (under the Parent Zone- dropbar)- for HSE Information about all communicable diseases.  It is advisable to consult a health professional if you have any concerns.

We enter the Guth Ghoill Irish language poetry competition each year.  This year’s event is scheduled for Saturday, 30th November 2019.  Please let us know if your child wishes to participate.

Parent-Teacher meetings are provisionally scheduled for Thursday, 21st November 2019, while our Christmas Concert day is provisionally scheduled for Wednesday, 18th December.  Further details will issue closer to the date. 

Swimming for First and Fifth Class will commence on Thursday, 7th November for six weeks.  The cost is €7.50.  This can also be pre-paid in one amount of €45.

Yours sincerely,

John Devenney.

Student Council 2019-20

A Student Council was recently elected in Kilmacrennan NS and they held their first meeting. They are looking forward to getting involved in an array of school activities over the year. One of their first tasks was introducing themselves at a School Assembly, outlining some of their planned activities. One of the first new initiatives was the introduction of a Spirit of Kilmacrennan NS Weekly Award for the Junior and Senior End of the school (BTW, congrats to Conor, the first recipient of the award!).

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.

  • School Holidays

    • 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.
    • February Mid-Term
      The school will be closed for the February Mid-Term on Thurs 15th Feb & Fri 16th Feb
    • Easter Holidays
      There will be no school from Monday 25th March for two weeks.

      Re-opening on Monday 8th April.
    • Enrolment Application 2024/25
      We will accept applications for the 2024/25 school year in January 2024. We will post the  Admission Notice for mainstream and Special Classes, all relevant Enrolment Info, including Application dates and deadlines, in December 2023.

      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.

      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)