,Kilkishen N.S. was delighted to have Clare hurler, Peter Duggan, as our special guest at our recent Sports Day. Peter has been in outstanding form for Clare and played an huge part in Clare's run to the Munster final. Peter helped raise our school's third Green Flag, present our "Player of the Year" awards and Sports Day medals . Have a look at some of the highlights below. Best of luck to Peter and the Clare team in the Munster Final.
Kilkishen N.S. pupils enjoyed a great sports day on Thursday June 21. The day was full of fun activities which included inflatable obstacle course, giant games, workshops with M.E.T. trainer Noel Collins, novelty games and medal races for each class. We also had "Cozy Cottage" catering attend provide hot food for pupils and parents that attended. To finish the day our special guest, Peter Duggan, presented pupils with their medals and he also presented special plaques to our "Players of the Year". Thank you to the Parents Association Committee for their support in organizing a great day. Have a look at some of the activities here.
The Junior and Senior Infants were on school tour on Tuesday June 12 last visit Turoe Pet Farm. The pupils had a great time and enjoyed the day thoroughly. Have a look at how they got on below.
Weather permitting our annual Sports Day is scheduled for this Thursday. Parents are invited to attend on the day and enjoy the activities. Cozy Cottage will attend on the day and provide hot food for anyone in attendance. Noel Collins M.E.T Trainer will carryout fun active workshops with all pupils and there will be inflatable bouncy castle and giant novelty games for pupils to enjoy also. A special guest will arrive at 1.30 p.m for our awards ceremony and the raising of our school's third Green Flag. It promises to be a really enjoyable day and we would love to see as many people present as possible. . Have a look at the planned timetable here.
Pupils from 1st, 2nd and 3rd class were on school tour on Thursday June 14. The pupils visited Ailwee Caves in the Burren and explored the limestone caves and features. They then viewed the Birds of Prey exhibition involving predator falcons hunting for food. The pupils then visited The Planet Ennis for some lunch and bowling to round off the day. Have a look at some of the highlights here.
The pupils of 4th, 5th and 6th class visited Dublin on their school tour on Wednesday June 13. The pupils visited the The Wall climbing gym, The Natural History Museum and the National Aquatic Centre. The day commenced with an early start leaving Kilkishen at 7 am and arriving at the The Wall for 10 am. The pupils were involved in a number of climbing activities and challenges at the climbing wall and really enjoyed the experience. A visit to the Natural History Museum followed with a self guided tour of over 10,000 animals, insects and birds on exhibition. Finally, the pupils were treated to fun water activities at the National Aquatic Centre and water park. A special thanks to Brian Bliss and the staff at The Wall in Sandyford for opening up their facility to our pupils and for such a generous welcome. Thank you to all staff that attended on the day and made it such a memorable school day. Have a look at some of the highlights below.
Congratulations to all the boys and girls who took part in this morning's swimming gala at Active Ennis Leisure Complex. Kilkishen NS entered five teams and each team were fantastic. They all qualified for the final after intense heats. The 4th Class boys team did particularly well, coming in 2nd place in the final. The other results were as follows:
4th Class girls - 3rd place in the heats, 6th place in the final
4th Class boys - 3rd place in the heats, 2nd place in the final
5th Class girls - 3rd place in the heats, 5th place in the final
5th Class boys - 3rd place in the heats, 5th place in the final
6th Class girls - 3rd place in the heats, 6th place in the final
For the latest updates this month please read the June edition of our school newsletter.
Pupils from Kilkishen and O'Callaghans Mills were treated to a demonstration from Killaloe Coastguard and Shannon helicopter rescue teams at O'Callaghans Mills G.A.A. pitch yesterday. The crew of helicopter R115 spoke to pupils about what is involved in their work and allowed pupils to board the helicopter. We are very grateful to all the search and rescue team members and crew for taking time to visit our pupils. The crew are inspirational role models and carryout such amazing work. Have a look at some of the images from the event below.
A very big thank you and congratulations to everyone involved in this years communion at Kilkishen on Saturday. The ceremony went superbly and the pupils and choir were a credit to the school. A special thank you to Kelly and Fiona and Edel for sharing their talents with the choir, to Antoinette for all her work with second class, to Kevin Donovon for taking photographs and Mr. Walsh for coordinating the special day. Well done to all involved.
The school camogie team have qualified for the Cumann na mBunscol division 1 semi-finals having recorded victories over Clarecastle N.S., Ennis C.B.S. and Quin N.S. The team are now drawn to face Clonlara N.S. for a place in the county schools final to take place in Cusack Park on June 13. We wish the girls the very best in the semi-final and hopefully they can continue the great run they are on. Well done to all involved.
Congratulations to all the pupils and staff in Kilkishen N.S. and in particular to the Green Schools Committee, for receiving a third Green Flag for our school. The committee worked tirelessly over the past two years on the theme of Water and yesterday this hard work was rewarded at an awards ceremony in the Galway Bay Hotel. Eighteen ceremonies were held in eight different locations around Ireland yesterday with over 4,000 attendees. We are very proud to have been a part of that and we really enjoyed the day out. Finn Bliss and Keelin Moroney accompanied myself and Ms O'Shea to accept the flag on behalf of the school. These two children are valued members of our Green Schools Committee and without their hard work and dedication we would not have been as successful in last year's One Good Idea Project. We will raise our Green Flag as part of our Sports Day in June and this is sure to be another very proud moment.
Congratulations to all pupils that received a Gold Star last week for doing their best, showing respect and completing their homework. Stars of the Week were chosen by class teachers for pupils that made special efforts this week. Well done everyone and best of luck again this week!
After an opening round defeat to Gaelscoil Ennis in the Division 1 Cumann na mBunscol primary school camogie competition, the Kilkishen girls have recorded great victories against Clarecastle N.S. and Ennis CBS. The girls now face a decisive game against Quin N.S. to progress to the semi-final stages. Well done to the girls so far and we wish them all the best in their next game.
On Friday, the children from Juniors and Seniors enjoyed their trip to Glór to see 'Star Chasers' followed by a picnic lunch, playground and track games in Lees Road. Oh what fun!
The girls lost out to Ogonnelloe N.S. 1-0, drew with Stonehall N.S.3-3 and beat Connolly N.S. 5-0 in the 5-a-side soccer Tournament in Lees Road today. Despite playing super soccer and scoring great goals, they were unfortunate not to qualify to the next round. Well done to this team who showed great sportsmanship and character throughout the soccer tournament!
Guest speaker Johnny Whelan of BAM Civil Engineering visited pupils in 5th and 6th class on Friday last as part of Engineers Week 2018. The event celebrates engineering across Ireland highlighting different work carried out by the engineering profession. Johnny informed the pupils of various projects he has worked on and his current project working on the new children's hospital in Dublin. Pupils enjoyed learning about different engineering professions. Thank you to Johnny for his inspiring talk.
5th and 6th class received their participation certificates for this year's Junior Entrepreneur Programme. Well done to all pupils involved.
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Scoil Muire na Dea Chomhairle Kilkishen N.S.