Congratulations to Team A who won the school basketball tournament this week. We would like to say a huge thank you to Martina O'Hagan and Richard Greaves who gave their time so willingly to train the pupils.
The boys and girls of 1st and 2nd class are now ready to celebrate St. Patrick's Day in style. The students enjoyed learning about our patron saint and are looking forward to attending the numerous parades in the locality.
The boys and girls of 1st and 2nd class have enjoyed preparing for Easter by making Minion Easter Eggs.
Proclamation Day will begin at 9.20 on Tuesday morning. Pupils, parents, teachers and local community are all invited to celebrate this national day of remembrance. Guests of honour on the day include retired teachers Seán Hehir, Pat O'Brien and Elizabeth Brady. We are really looking forward to the day and we would encourage everyone that is available to attend. There will be lots of singing, poetry and music during the event and a presentation to our guests.
Pupils in 5th and 6th class showcased their Junior Entrepreneur Project idea to county coordinator Tom Glynn today. The pupils will make smoothies as their business idea and they will target pupils and parents to buy their homemade smoothies after Easter. The pupils have 6 smoothie recipes to choose from and they are busy gathering orders at present. Keep an eye out for the Junior Entrepreneur Clare People pullout section in the coming weeks.
Bhí na páistí i rang a trí and i rang a ceathair ag céiliúradh Seachtain na Gaeilge an tseachtain seo. Tugann an fhéile seo deis go gach uile dhuine sult a bhaint as an nGaeilge. IS AOIBHINN LINN GAEILGE!!!
Watch the children in Junior and Senior Infants and the children in 3rd and 4th Class performing our Green Schools song. This song was written by Caoimhe Kelly and Lucy McMahon to promote the themes of Litter and Waste and Energy in our school. Help us here in Kilkishen NS to KEEP THE WORLD HAPPY, KEEP THE WORLD CLEAN, KEEP THE WORLD HEALTHY, KEEP THE WORLD GREEN!!!
Congratulations to all those who took part in the Community Games Projects competition this year. Four teams from Kilkishen National School went through to the Clare County competition held in Sixmilebridge last night. The two teams in the U11 category presented on the topic of Obesity and the two teams in the U14 category presented on the topic of Ireland as an Inclusive Country. Everybody put so much effort into the projects and we are very proud of them all. All the teams were presented with gold and silver medals and two of the teams will now go forward to represent Clare in the National Community Games competition in Athlone. We wish them the very best of luck.
3rd and 4th Class had fun making and embellishing their animal masks in Art. And of course they LOVED wearing them!!!
Kilkishen girls qualified for the county I.N.T.O. mini 7's finals today after narrowly defeating Clonlara N.S. in a thrilling play-off final. Kilkishen girls had good wins against Parteen N.S., Broadford Kilbane N.S. and Killaloe N.S. in the group phase. The play-offs were between Clonlara, Broadford Kilbane and Kilkishen. Great performances from Chloe Philpott, Shauna Keane and Rebecca Burke saw Kilkishen win the play-off final by 2-0 goals to 1-0 . Well done to all girls and thank you to John Burke and PJ O'Connell for their help on the day.
The boys basketball team competed in the Marion Keane Memorial Basketball Blitz at Gurteen on Tuesday. Kilkishen boys took on Tulla and Inch in the round robin stages of the competition. The boys competed very well earning a thrilling draw with Inch N.S. and loosing out by 3 baskets to Tulla. Great performances on the day from Fionn Hickey, Mikey McMahon and Darragh Moroney. Thank you to Martina O'Hagan and Richard Greaves for their help preparing the boys and the great coaching in the school. The girls will play on April 8 in Gurteen at 11 a.m.
The infant class had great fun last Friday creating their own special masterpieces to present to their Mummys on Mother's Day. They used their fingerprints to create a special flower and used their gluing and pasting skills to complete their works of art!! Well done Juniors and Seniors!!
Bhí tráth na gcéist ar súil do ranga 3-6 tar éis am lóin ar an Aoine. Bhí an spórt ag na páistí agus bhí sé sóiléir go d'fhoghlaigh siad beagáinín Gaeilge ag an t-am céanna. Bhí naoi babhta le sé cheist i ngach babhta, Bhí seanfhocal ar sleamhnán tar éis gach babhta. Bhí ceathrar daltaí ar gach foireann, ceann as rang a 3, 4, 5 agus 6. Bhuaigh foireann a cheathair an tráth na gcéist le 40 pointe. Bhí foireann a dó sa dara háit le 37 pointe agus foireann a trí sa triú háit le 36 pointe. Beidh ar na daltaí iarracht gaeilge a labhait i rith seachtain na gaeilge. Beidh duaiseanna béaga ar fáil do phaistí a dheanfaidh iarracht gaeilge a labhairt an tseachtain seo chugainn.
The students of 1st and 2nd class celebrated World Book Day by dressing up as their favourite characters. We had a very colorful classroom , as the children also brought in their favourite books. The children enjoyed explaining why they liked their chosen book. Our class loves to read and use our imaginations.
Fascinating presentation and experiments carried out today with Nuala Madigan from Irish Peatland Conservation Council of Ireland. Pupils were learning about how bogs were formed, plant life that grows in bogs and creatures that live in bogs. Nuala will be giving another talk at Kilkishen Cultural Centre tonight from 7pm.
Members from the RSA Security team visited Kilkishen N.S. and gave a very interesting talk about Cyber Awareness. Pupils enjoyed the talk and were informed of the dangers of posting personal information online. Pupils were also given tips about how to behave responsibly online. Thank you to Niamh, Rachel, Stephanie and Ken.
Thank you to everyone that attended the Parents Association AGM on Wednesday night in Kilkishen Cultural Centre. It was decided at this meeting to implement a class representative system going forward where one parent from each class level will be selected and form part of the Parents Association Committee. In the coming days a letter will be sent out to parents explaining the process of selecting a committee and how to cast your vote.
For anyone that was unable to attend the AGM, a comprehensive summary of the structure proposed is described in the book Working Effectively as a Parents Association- Achieving Best Practice.
Well done to last week's winners of Pupil of the Week from Mr. Walsh's and Ms. Fawl's classrooms. Keep up the good work everyone. Remember to show Respect, Do Your Best and Complete All of Your Homework.
Show Respect and Expect Respect
Scoil Muire na Dea Chomhairle Kilkishen N.S.