The school authority received welcome news from the Department of Sport and Tourism that our sports capital grant has received formal approval. This has resulted in the school authority appointing Premier Pitches Construction Firm to carryout the project which will commence in the coming weeks. Contracts are now in place and building preparation works are now underway. We are looking forward to having this wonderful facility available for use in the near future.
Following the example of other pupils in Kilkishen N.S., Amy McArthur is the latest Kilkishen N.S. pupil to show support for the Rapunzel Foundation. The Rapunzel Foundation is a charitable organisation that works to improve the lives of those living with hair loss through fund-raising as well as through hair-raising. Hair is raised through the Rapunzel Foundation’s Ponytail Campaign, where people commit to growing their hair with the view to their hair being sent to help make much needed wigs to improve the lives of those living with the hair loss. Have a look at Amy's kind and brave donation below. Well done Amy!
The green schools committee organized a village spring clean by the students of Kilkishen N.S. Each classroom was designated an area around Kilkishen to clean and to pick rubbish. The students were eagle eyed in identifying litter black spots and cleaning up around the village. Kilkishen National School is a green school which recognizes the important role the environment plays in our daily lives.
A big thanks to Marie Horan for visiting us today with two Australorp chicks that hatched just two weeks ago.
The children were learning about the life cycle of the chicken so it was most interesting for the boys and girls to ask questions about the chicks and even get the opportunity to hold them!
Seniors and first class became inspired to create their very own spring chicks and Easter eggs!
Kilkishen girls from 5th and 6th class took part in the Clare schools 5-a-side soccer tournament on Tuesday April 9 at Lee's Road in Ennis. Kilkishen entered two teams this year with both teams having three matches in the group stages. Both sides competed very well winning 4 matches overall. Well done to all involved.
A beautiful ceremony was held on April 6 at Kilkishen church celebrating boys and girls from Second class making their First Holy Communion. Thank you to all members of the school choir and teachers Amy McNamara, Fiona Fitzgerald and parent Edel McInerney for making the ceremony so special by sharing their wonderful talents. A huge thank you to Mr. Walsh for all his work preparing the children for this sacrament. Photos from the day can be viewed here and thank you to school photographer Kevin Donovon for capturing the day.
On Saturday April 6, boys and girls from Second class made their First Holy Communion at Kilkishen church. A reception for parents, relatives, pupils and choir was held at Kilkishen N.S. organised by the Parents Association. Thank you to Cassandra Dinan, Yvonne Moroney and all members of the Parents Association Committee for all their efforts transforming our new meeting room for the day.
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!
The Junior & Senior Infants enjoyed a lovely science lesson on engineering yesterday. Having revised the story of 'Goldilocks and the 3 Bears', they were tasked with designing and creating a chair for Goldilocks to sit on. The children were involved in investigating, reasoning, communicating, predicting, discussing, designing, creating and then testing and evaluating their creations. They had great fun!!
The students of 2nd and 3rd class listened intently to Cillian and Ryan who visited our class yesterday. The reason they commanded the students attention was of course that they were firefighters. The children learned all about fire safety and took all the advice Cillian and Ryan had to offer. Both are firefighters based in Shannon and it was incredible to hear about the selfless sacrifices these men make for the public's safety.
Kilkishen boys soccer team took part in the Spar primary schools soccer tournament held at the Cragg in Tulla on April 2. The boys played three matches beating Flagmount 4-3 and Lakyle 7-0. A very strong Bridgetown side were too good on the day for the Kilkishen side. Superb on the day for Kilkishen were Callum Casey, Sean Ryan, Kyle Tuohy, Finn Bliss and Martin Bon. Well done to all involved.
On Friday March 29 pupils from 5th and 6th class presented their business ideas to "The Dragons" as part of this year's Junior Entrepreneur programme. The Dragons were very impressed by the standard of presentation this year and they now have the difficult task of selecting one project to go forward as the class Big Idea for this year's programme. Well done to all involved and thank you to our Dragons Mike Hogan, Pat O'Brien and Ms. Valerie O'Shea.
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