Weather permitting our annual Sports Day is scheduled for this Thursday June 20. Parents are invited to attend on the day from 11:30am and enjoy the activities. There will be an inflatable bouncy castle, inflatable obstacle course, giant novelty games for pupils to enjoy. Our special guest, Clare hurler Gary Cooney will arrive at 1.30 p.m for our awards ceremony and the presentation of medals to our victorious boys hurling team. It promises to be a really enjoyable day and we would love to see as many people present as possible. The Parents Association have organised a Barbeque on the day and pupils will be treated to a burger, hot dog, drink and a treat compliments of the Parents Association. Have a look at the timetable here.
The boys from Kilkishen/O'Callaghans Mills had a great victory in the Cumann na mBunscol schools final on Tuesday June 10 at Cusack Park in Ennis. On a beautiful day for hurling the boys played superbly to beat Bridgetown N.S. On the day there were super performances from Kilkishen pupils Sean Ryan, Martin Bon, Kyle Tuohy, and Callum Casey. Well done to all the boys involved. Have a look at some of the scenes from Cusack Park below.
Clare T.D. and Minister for Employment and Small Business Pat Breen visited Kilkishen N.S. on Monday June 10. The pupils of 4th,5th and 6th had been invited to Dáil Eireann and received a guided tour on May 29 and Minister Pat Breen returned the visit asking pupils about their experience. Minister Pat Breen gave each pupil a booklet on Leinster House and presented the class with a beautiful framed photo of their visit to Leinster House. Minister Breen answered questions pupils had in relation to Dáil Eireann and his political career to date. Minister Breen was presented with our class Junior Entrepreneur products and pupils gave a brief account of their experience of starting a business as part of the Junior Entrepreneur Programme. Thank you to Minister Breen for his visit and his time with the pupils of Kilkishen N.S.
Kilkishen pupils Clodagh, Emma and Molly were medal winners at the Clare Community Games finals held at Lee's Road Ennis on Sunday June 9. The three girls performed superbly to achieve golds and silver in these very competitive events with representatives from each parish in the county. Emma and Clodagh will now represent Clare at the national finals to be held over the summer. Well done girls!
Congratulations to 3rd and 4th class pupils Ellie Frost, Lily Boyce and Eoin Shanahan who have been working really hard on their reading and becoming word MILLIONAIRES on Accelerated Reader. It's great to see such an intetrest in books in our classroom and we look forward to meeting more word millionaires in the not so distant future! Keep up the great reading everyone.
Kilkishen NS participated in the Active Ennis Annual Schools Gala held at Active Ennis Leisure Complex today.
Students from second to sixth class competed in teams of four in a mixture of width and length swimming. The 3rd class girls team got the day off to a great start taking home a very impressive silver medal, with only three members on the day, and two members swimming in a category above their age group, this was a super achievement. The 3rd class boys also did very well, with only two members, Jack Nash and Aidan McInerney, they swam the 4 widths between them and placed 4th overall. The 6th class boys, and 4th & 5th boys and girls teams all placed 4th in their races. In the final race of the day the 6th class girls had us all on the edge of our seats as they swam their way to second place in an extremely close race. All the children can be very proud of themselves on great performances and representing the school so well.
Schools have been asked to spread the word about Clare County Library's Children Summer Reading programme. The programme is a great initiative aiming to promote reading amongst children over the summer holidays. Please read the attached letter for more details.
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!
For the latest news and upcoming events, please see the newsletter for June.
On Wednesday May 29 pupils from 4th-6th classes traveled to Dublin for their annual school tour. The pupils enjoyed free climbing at The Wall Climbing Gym in Sandyford Dublin owned and run by Kilkishen parent Brian Bliss. Next a visit to the National Gallery of Ireland and a guided tour of some of the European and Irish paintings on show at present. A short walk to Dáil Éireann and a welcome from Clare T.D. and Minister Pat Breen followed by a guided tour of the Dáil Chamber, viewing gallery, the Seanad viewing gallery and portraits of former taoisigh finished our activities for the day. Thank you to all staff that helped make this a very enjoyable day for all. Have a look at some of the highlights from day day here below.
Pupils from 6th Class celebrated making their Confirmation on Thursday May 23 at 3pm in Kilkishen church. The ceremony was celebrated by Bishop Fintan Monoghan and Fr. Donal Dwyer. Thank you to our fantastic school choir led by teachers Amy McNamara, Fiona Fitzgerald and parent Edel McInerney for making the ceremony such a special occasion. Have a look at some highlights from the day below.
As part of this year's Junior Entrepreneur project the boys and girls from 5th and 6th class have been selling silicone wristbands with various school logos and motto's. The bands are available to buy for €2 per band or 3 for €5. Some of the bands still available include: Kilkishen N.S., Give Resepect Get Respect, Be Kinder Than is Nessessary and Kilkishen school icons. Have a look at some of the sample below.
The school choir and pupils of 6th class will have their final practice for the Confirmation ceremony taking place on Thursday May 23 at 3 pm in Kilkishen church on wednesday at 12 noon. The choir and pupils are really looking forward to this special day when Kilkishen welcomes Bishop Fintan Monoghan to celebrate the ceremony. Food donations for the reception after confirmation can be dropped at the school from 9am on Thursday May 23.
Kilkishen parent Nicki Zimmermann visited Kilkishen N.S. with her 10 day old baby chicks . Pupils got to hold the chicks and listen to Nicki explain how she takes care of these birds. Thank to Nicki for taking the time to showcase her new arrivals with pupils in all classes.
5th and 6th Classes attended the Junior Entrepreneur showcase event held at the West County Ennis on Thursday May 16. The Kilkishen pupils presented their business idea "Rockn' Wristbands" at the event and received the Junior Entrepreneur flag for 2019 and each pupil received a participation certificate. Rockn' Wristbands will be distributed this week and any pupil that wishes to purchase one should contact 5th and 6th class pupils while stocks last.
Kilkishen girls competed in Division 1 of the Cumann na mBunscol primary schools competition this year. The girls played three group games against Inagh, Clonlara and Ruan/Toonagh. The girls did not progress to the knockout stages, however all the girls can be very proud of their efforts this year. We have a very young side with most of the girls in action eligible to play again next year. Have a look at some of the action below.
Arrangements for the upcoming Confirmation ceremony and school practices for all pupils is available on the letter below.
Show Respect and Expect Respect.
2019 School Brochure
2019-20 School Calendar
Scoil Muire na Dea Chomhairle Kilkishen N.S.