The past four weeks pupils in 5th & 6th have made a special effort to read books in attempts to reach their Accelerated Reading targets for midterm. These pupils have all surpassed their targets and deserve great credit. Pupils will receive new targets to aim for between now and Easter so get reading everyone!
Congratulations to last week's Pupil of the Week winners. All pupils that are trying their best, showing respect and completing their homework each day are part of the draws that take place every Friday. Many pupils have collected 5 principal stamps and have earned a Homework Off pass as a reward for this great achievement. Keep collecting everyone! Pupils that earn 10 stamps will earn a special certificate which will be presented by the principal.
The last number of weeks has seen counties and provinces run all of their Cumann na mBunscoil playoffs, which leave the stage set for the 2016 GAA Handball National Cumann na mBunscol Day. The event will take place this Saturday 20th February in Kingscourt HC, Cavan. Chloe will have three guaranteed matches against players from the other provinces and everyone at Kilkishen N.S. wishes her the best of luck on the day.
Huge congratulations to Chloe on winning the u/13 singles Primary Schools competition in Ballydesmond on Saturday February 6. She will now go on to the National Handball Day on Saturday February 20th in Kingscourt in Cavan. Also, well done to Cathal McNamara and Adrian Kelly that competed in the Munster Doubles U/11 competition making the semi finals and losing to the eventual winners from Cork. Everyone at Kilkishen N.S. is very proud of your achievements.
The students of 1st and 2nd class have been celebrating the start of the Chinese New Year. We have learned a lot about the origins of the celebration and the students have brought in some Chinese artefacts from home. Also the children learned to speak a little Chinese which they thoroughly enjoyed.
The senior infant children have been busy reading library books for the last number of weeks. Every afternoon they take home a suitable library book which they read with their Mums/Dads. When they have read the book, they write the title into their Reading Logs. A number of the children have now completed 2 or 3 reading logs - they really love to read!!!!!
On Friday last Kilkishen N.S. had it's Energy Conservation Green Flag inspection. The Green School's committee had been working very hard to ensure the inspection went as well as possible. They had ensured as much energy conservation as possible had taken place in the school, our pupils were aware of the importance to conserve energy and they had composed a song about energy conservation which helped remind pupils of the importance to conserve energy. We will hopefully hear in the near future if the school has secured it's second Green Flag. Thank you to all the committee, Mike Hogan and Ms. Fawl for all their work.
The Kilkishen N.S. debating team have been busy preparing for the quarter finals of the Clare Primary Schools Debating Competition. On Monday they will travel to the Clare Education Centre and compete against Kilkee N.S. refuting the motion "i-pads should replace school books". Last Friday pupils held a mock debate and 3rd and 4th class pupils argued why they thought i-pads should replace schools books. There were some very interesting points made on both sides. Best of luck to Rebecca Burke captain, Ella Bliss, , Katie Frost, Ava O'Connell, Maria Machedo and Caoimhe Kelly. Thank you to Ms. Fawl for all her work preparing the team.
Well done to our Pupils of the Week from last week that were selected having been awarded a principal's stamp for trying their best, showing respect and completing their homework every night. Next week all pupils that have collected 5 weekly stamps will receive a "Homework Off" pass. Keep it up everyone!
Well done to Kilkishen N.S quiz teams that competed in the Clare Primary Schools Quiz competition held at St. Tola's N.S. Shannon on Thursday February 4 at 7 p.m. Over 35 teams competed on the night and the eventual winners were Ennis National. Our school are very proud of the efforts of both teams and congratulations on representing our school on the night.
Read the minutes of our meetings to keep abreast of what the Green-Schools Committee have been doing and discussing this year under the theme of Energy.
Visit the SEAI website and take the Energy Survey to see how you fare when it comes to energy use and efficiency in your home
The 4th and 5th class girls competed in the Cumann na mBunscol Indoor Camogie competition in Cratloe on February 3. The Kilkishen girls played three fantastic games beating Kilmurry N.S. and narrowly loosing out to Cratloe and Sixmilbridge. Going into the final game all teams were on one victory each and Kilkishen played Sixmilebridge for a place in the play-off final. The game was extremely close and our girls were fantastic on the day. Well done girls!
The infant class have taken on the responsibility of Litter Warden duty as our special contribution to our school's Green School endeavours. A roster has been created - ensuring that every child in the infant room takes his/her turn as a warden. The wardens take their job very seriously - they put in a huge effort & our school is much cleaner and tidier as a result. All of the staff and students of Kilkishen N.S. are very grateful to our wonderful junior and senior infants!!
The junior and senior infants have been having great fun learning the school's Green Schools song - 'Save power...'. Thanks a million to Caoimhe and Lucy from 6th class who have been very kind and patient in teaching the song to us. We're all learning lots about how to conserve energy and be kind to our environment.
Congratulations to these 5th and 6th pupils that surpassed their reading targets with 2 weeks to go! Pupils have been set reading targets to achieve before our February mid-term break. Overall in the school the level of reading has been very impressive. Since September a total of 1222 books and over 9 million words have been read throughout the school. Keep it up everyone!
Congratulations to our winners this week. All pupils that tried their best, show respect and complete their homework get a stamp on their Principal's Reward Chart. One person from each class that receives a stamp is chosen at random and awarded Pupil of the Week. Best of luck everyone again next week and keep it up!
Show Respect and Expect Respect
Scoil Muire na Dea Chomhairle Kilkishen N.S.