Board of Management Agreed Report

January 2023

The BOM noted

School Enrolment Applications

The School Enrolment Applications process opened on 9 January 2023 and will remain open until 31 January 2023 at 3pm.
Please note that we are currently accepting Enrolment Applications for both mainstream and ASD classes for the 2023-24 school year. The closing date for applications is Tuesday 31 January 2023 at 3pm.

Please see our Amissions Notice and Information.

School Calendar

has been tweaked. The information has been posted on the website calendar and parents informed via School Newsletter (January 2023).
Please note our amended school calendar to include an extra day off on the May Bank Holiday (Tuesday 2nd May) and the Summer closing date of 23 June 2023. It is anticipated that there will also be a School Planning Day (with the date yet to be confirmed).

Upcoming Events

Please note that we will host Grandparents’ Day on 1 February in the School Hall from 10am until 12 noon. We hope to do some St Brigid Cross Making on the day too. Tea will be served and all are welcome (parents/ guardians too).

The school will enter teams in the annual Credit Union Quiz, scheduled for Monday 30 January at 7pm in the Mount Errigal Hotel (registration by 6.30pm). Other forthcoming events include the Vex School’s Robot tournament in the ATU, Sportshall, Indoor Football, Internet Safety Day, Loreto Feis (Irish poetry and music) and round three of the Concern National Debating competition.

Please note that the Confirmation of Sixth Class pupils is scheduled for Sunday 26 February at 12.30pm. The First Communion is scheduled for Saturday 13 May at 11 o’clock.


We are in the process of gradually replacing our Interactive whiteboards throughout the school with new updated Smart Screens. With a further two installations in place this week, we are delighted to now have this technology in eight of our ten classrooms. We hope to be in a position to replace the final two screens over the next few months.

Building Extension Update

The tender submissions deadline has now passed and a Tender Report is now being prepared for submission to the DES.


Agreed Report of the Board of Management

15 November 2022


Agreed the Enrolment process for the coming school year.

Noted that the school had received further allocations in SNA and LS due to an increase in EAL pupils in our school

Parent Teacher meetings will be held on 24 November 2022.

We will revert to hosting Christmas Concerts this year; scheduled for Tuesday, 20th December, TBC

School Staff are reviewing our Numeracy & Literacy strategies this school year.

We hope to be in a position to seek tender applications for the proposed extension within the next week or so.


Board of Management Agreed Reports

May 2022 Meeting.

The Board of Management of Kilmacrennan NS held a meeting on 9/5//2022. Among the key issues noted were

The BOM has been informed that sanction has been approved to proceed to tender document preparation for the proposed SEN main building extension.

The recent Kilmac 5k was an enjoyable event. €1855 was raised. The BOM propose to use this to fund IT resources upgrading.

We will welcome a member of An Garda Síochana for an Internet Safety Talk for Senior classes on Thursday 12 May.

The First Holy Communion is scheduled for Saturday 14 May 2022. Refreshments will be served in the School Hall.

The 2022-23 School Calendar was agreed and is available on the school website.

Our Annual Testing of pupils will take place during the weeks beginning May 16th and May 23 2023. End of Year Reports will issue in early June.

We will close for the Summer holidays on Friday 17th June 2022.

February 2022 Meeting
The Board of Management of Kilmacrennan NS held a meeting on 21/02//2022. Among the key issues noted were

Enrolment Applications

Preparations for opening the ASD Modular buildings

Planned Extension issues; Fire Cert; Disability Access Cert applications etc

Job-Share Applications

The School Board of Management Plan completion

Covid protocols

Courses for Parents

Please see the attached that has been shared with us regarding 2 x free Online Talks for parents around the area of cyber safety as part of the Healthy Ireland At Your Library programme of events.

The talks will be presented by experts with Cybersafe Kids-an Irish registered charity which works to empower children, parents and teachers to navigate the online world in a safe and responsible manner

  1. Developing Healthy Tech Habits at Home – Free Zoom Talk
WhenTue 27 Sept  8-9pm 

Donegal Libraries and Cybersafe Kids present: Developing Healthy Tech Habits at Home – A Free One Hour Online Safety Session for Parents of Younger Children.

Booking is through Eventbrite –

This session is aimed at parents of younger children and focuses on establishing and modelling behaviour at home for children who are yet to begin or are starting out on their online journeys. We cover areas such as when and how to introduce technology, managing screen time, sharenting and digital etiquette at home, and offer practical advice and resources to help participants deepen their own knowledge.

2. Digital Wellbeing & Online Safety for Teens – Free Zoom Talk

WhenThu 29 Sept 8-9pm 

Donegal Libraries and Cybersafe Kids present: Digital Wellbeing and Online Safety for Teens – A Free One Hour Online Safety Session for Parents of Tweens & Teens.

Booking is through Eventbrite

This session aims to raise awareness of what children and young people are doing online, and the associated risks and safeguards. We provide information and guidance on platforms teenagers are using, digital literacy and wellbeing, and the inherent risks of being online: oversharing and privacy, cyberbullying, sexting, grooming and digital footprint.

Kind Regards

  • 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.



    • Easter 2023
      We will close on Friday 31st March 2023, which will be the final day of
      the school term (unless changes are required as part of contingency
      arrangements to make up for time lost due to unforeseen school closures. Where
      contingency arrangements are required a school authority may reduce the length
      of the Easter break by remaining open up to and including Wednesday 5th April
      We will re-open on Monday 17th April 2023.
    • May Bank Holiday
      The school will be closed on Monday & Tuesday (1 & 2nd May 2023).


    • June Bank Holiday
      The school will close for pupils on Monday 5 June 2023.
    • Summer Closure
      The school will close for the Summer Holidays on Fri 23 June (12 noon)