1st and 2nd class were learning about Abstract Artists; Piet Mondrian and Jackson Pollock.
Take a look at our Mondrian-and-Pollock-inspired masterpieces!
There were some very close and exciting games this week during Round 2 of our school soccer league. There were wins for Ireland, Brazil, England and France. Brazil and France are the early league leaders with maximum points after 2 games. The league table and fixtures are available to view here: Table Round 3 Fixtures. Best of luck to all teams in Round 3 next week.
Winners and runners up in each category have now qualified to represent Kilkishen/O'Callaghans Mills at the Clare Community Games finals. Congratulations to all medal winners and everyone that took part.
Confirmation pupils at Kilkishen N.S. received a beautiful letter from Bishop Fintan Monaghan on Tuesday. In the letter Bishop Fintan thanked pupils for their letters which were sent in preparation for this year's Confirmation ceremony on February 14. Pupils were delighted to read Bishop Fintan's response and are eagerly looking forward to their special day.
Applications for enrolment to Kilkishen N.S. for new entrants is now open. Please complete the form below and return to the school office before Friday February 14.
2nd and 3rd classes presented their group projects based on The Sun and Alice and Wonderland on Friday last. The presentations showcased the children's group work, research and presentation skills. Well done to everyone!
The following students were selected by their class teachers for exceptional effort as the "Stars of the Week" last week. Each pupil tried their best, showed respect and completed their homework each day. Congratulations to all pupils that managed to be in the running for the awards in each class. Keep up the good work and watch out for this week's winners!
Round 1 of Kilkishen N.S. Soccer League commenced this week with opening round victories for France, Brazil,Spain and Italy. Teams are 6 a-side and consist of pupils from 3rd to 6th classes. Matches are played during lunchtimes on Wednesday and Thursday each week. A total of 9 teams are taking part and each team will complete their 8 league games over the next 9 weeks. The rules are simple: Goalkeepers must throw the ball out and teams must play out from the back. For a list of round 1 results you can click on the Soccer League icon on the school's website homepage. The League table is also available to view here: League Table Round 1 Results and Round 2 Fixtures. The League play-offs will be between the top four teams at the end of the round robin matches. Best of luck to everyone taking part.
The students of 2nd and 3rd class had great fun today working together to piece together the first five chapters of the story Alice in Wonderland. The students will continue with the story in the next few weeks.
Next week pupils from 3rd to 6th classes will commence a school soccer league during lunchtimes. 54 pupils signed up to take part in the league which consists of 9 teams with each team having 6 players. Teams are mixed with boys and girls from different class levels. Captains of each team are 6th class pupils that will referee games they are not involved in. For a full list of fixtures, results and tables click on the link below. Best of luck to everyone involved.
4th & 5th class were learning about climate change and how humans have been responsible for huge amounts of harmful gases released into the Earth's atmosphere. The children discussed many ways in which they could help reduce our carbon footprint and decided planting trees is one way that could help reduce the amount of Co2 in the atmosphere. Here they are planting horse chestnut trees.
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Both the Winter Hurling Cup and Shield finals ended all square on December 20 last. This resulted in Clare and Limerick captains, Martin Bon and Callum Casey, both lifting and sharing the Cup with their teams. In the Shield decider Galway and Wexford captains, Emer Cassidy and Hayley McMahon, raised the Shield after another thrilling contest. Well done to all teams and everyone that took part in this year's winter hurling league.
The closing night of this year's Christmas Concerts took place on Thursday December 19 at Kilkishen church. 1st and 2nd class opened the night with their festive Christmas play "Ralf the Reindeer". The young boys and girls showcased their fantastic singing and drama skills in this production. To conclude the evening the 5th and 6th class performed the modern take on the Christmas Nativity called "Bethlehem the Musical". A great night of singing, drama and entertainment was enjoyed by all in attendance. A huge thank you to pupils, parents, support staff and teachers for all their efforts in making both nights such memorable and enjoyable Christmas celebrations. Wishing everyone a very happy Christmas and peaceful New Year from all at Kilkishen N.S.
A large crowd were treated to a superb night of drama, song and dance at Kilkishen church on Wednesday December 18. Junior and Senior Infants performed the Nativity Rock Party to begin the night showcasing their great talents and hard work put into this year's show. 3rd and 4th class concluded the evening with their pantomime Aladdin. There were some fantastic performances and singing throughout. The pupils, teachers and support staff deserve huge thanks for the superb night of entertainment. Well done to all involved.
The boys and girls from Kikishen N.S. were carol singing at Dunnes Shopping Centre in Ennis on Friday December 13 between 11-1pm. Pupils from 3rd and 4th entertained shoppers with some festive Christmas songs from 11-12 noon and pupils in 5th and 6th performed songs from their Christmas play "Bethlehem the Musical". Well done to all pupils and thank you to everyone that available to support on the day.
We are delighted to receive a Munster Council Sports Grant of €5000 supporting our school astro-turf project. Schools and clubs were invited to apply for grant funding supporting any capital development projects which had taken place in the last year. At a Clare G.A.A. meeting on Tuesday night successful applications were announced and presentations made.
The semi-finals of the school winter league will take place this week during lunchtimes to find out the pairings for this year's finals. There promises to be some great contests and close matches in the Cup and Shield competitions. Best of luck to the teams involved.
Pupils at Kilkishen N.S. received a special visit this week from none other than Santa Claus. Everyone at Kilkishen N.S. was delighted to meet Santa and listen to a special message he had for all the girls and boys this year. He asked the boys and girls to try to be especially good this year. We look forward to seeing Santa this Sunday at the Kilkishen GAA Clubhouse from 4-7pm before he finalizes all his presents for the boys and girls.
Our school debating team were in action on Monday December 2 when they opposed the motion "Homework is a waste of time for all primary school pupils" with St. Conaire's Shannon. The debate was very keenly contested between two excellently prepared teams. The kilkishen team comprised of Áine Moroney (captain), Emma Zimmermann and Eimear Cassidy. Unfortunately Kilkishen will not go forward to the next round, however the team can be extremely proud of their efforts in this years competition. We wish St. Conaire's the best of luck in the next round and congratulate all that took part.
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