Today we said a fond farewell to Conor Dickinson who will be moving to a new school in September. We will miss his bubbly personality both in the classroom and out in the school yard. We wish him the very best with everything he undertakes in life. Come back to visit us soon Conor.
6th Class said their goodbyes to Kilkishen N.S. in Kilkishen Cultural Centre on Tuesday night. Thank you to Kevin Donovan for capturing the best bits on the night.
Pupils from all classes took part in the Kilkishen Castle Bog Walk as part of our activities for Active Schools Week. The walk includes a 1 km section that introduces walkers to unique bog habitats and species. The walk began from school, continued to through the bog walk and through the village back to school. It was a very enjoyable activity promoting an appreciation and knowledge of the locality.
Congratulations to 3rd and 4th Class who came third in a recent Farm Safety Art Competition ran by Corrib Oil. Éadaoin Moroney designed the winning poster and all the other children helped to recreate her design on a large blank poster. The class received a plaque for their efforts and the school was also awarded with a cheque of €50 to spend on art materials. Photos will appear on the Corrib Oil website so be such to check it out. Well done to all our budding artists!
Read about all the activities the Parents Association have assisted with to date this year and plans for next year in this Newsletter. A big thank you to everyone that helped with the recent bag pack which raised €1914.25.
Pupils from 6th class received their graduation certificates at Kilkishen Cultural Centre on Tuesday night. The pupils exhibited their range of talents on the night with beautiful singing, poetry, art work and reading. The ceremony finished with a look back at the pupils time in Kilkishen N.S. with a presentation of their highlights over the years. A huge thank you to Edel McInerney for her assistance with the music on the night and to the Parents Association for their presentation and help with refreshments on the night.
The schools soccer league continued throughout the week. Chelsea defeated Manchester United on a scoreline of 4-0 with the aptly named Chelsea Canny scoring three and Sean Murnane adding another. Arsenal took on Liverpool with the gunners coming out on top on a scoreline of 3-0 with Darragh Moroney scoring two and Hollie Nugent scoring another. The league was run in conjunction with the school's active week, however due to the excitement generated by the league, we will continue again next week.
As part of the RSE lesson, the children in 3rd and 4th Class were learning about the wonder of new life. They learned about the care that needs to be taken by a mother who is waiting for her baby to be born. They also had fun sequencing the stages of development of the baby from conception to birth. See pictures of this sequencing activity below.
Clare camogie star Chloe Morey was present at the Kilkishen N.S. sports day on Wednesday. Chloe presented boys and girls with their medals from the sprint events and medals to the Div. 2 camogie champions. Thank you to Chloe for her special words on the day and for making our medals ceremony so memorable.
Kilkishen N.S. held a sports day on Wednesday June 22. The day started with a ceremony marking the school's awarding of a second Green Flag for energy conservation. The green schools committee of Kilkishen N.S. were the keynote speakers at the event and 3rd and 4th class sang their Green Schools song "An Brat Glas". The sports day itself was a very active, fun packed day with pupils participating in novelty events such as Hoppers, Parachute Games, Egg & Spoon Race, Sack Race, and Three legged Race. There were medal sprint races for boys and girls in each class. The Parents Association organised a barbecue with hot dogs, burgers drinks and ice pops for everyone. Thank you to everyone for making the day such an enjoyable event.
Pupils from 5th and 6th class took part in the 1916 commemoration event held in Kilkishen on Sunday last. A plaque commemorating the 1916 rising was unveiled at the entrance to Plunket Drive and the national flag was raised at the event. Pupils recited the Proclamation and performed exceptionally well on the day. Well done to all involved.
Weather permitting Kilkishen N.S. will hold a Sports Day this Wednesday. A timetable of events is attached below and all parents are invited to attend on the day. The Parents Association have organized a BBQ on the day and pupils can order a burger or hotdog, drink and ice-pop all for just €2. Chloe Morey, Clare Camogie Star, will be in attendance on the day and will present the Kilkishen Camogie girls with their Div. 2 medals at 1.15. Hopefully we will see you all there!
Active week started today with the beginning of a soccer league. Students from 1st to 6th class took part. The first game took place between Barcelona and Manchester City. This turned out to be a very competitive game with Barcelona coming out on top on a scoreline of 2-1. Kyle Touhy scored two fantastic goals while Daniel Burke pulled one back for the Manchester
City side. The soccer league coincides with the schools active week. There will be lots of different events throughout the week including a Bog Walk and a sports day.
Congratulations to this week's winners of Pupil of the Week from the different classes. Keep showing respect, trying your best and completing your homework each day to be in next week's draw.
Well done to pupils that received their 15th principal stamp this week and earned an outstanding effort gold medal. It's a fantastic achievement to have worked so hard for this period of time.
Also, well done to all these pupils on finishing their reading logs in Ms. Maxted's class. Great reading and word recognition going on at home and at school. Keep up the great work everyone!
The students from 4th class paid our 1st class a visit today to listen to them read. The buddy reading system has been a great success as the children love reading to their peers. The children look forward to seeing the 4th class coming as they can also listen to their stories and ask questions. Literacy is very important and books can unlock and develop a child's imagination to endless possibilities .
After weeks of counting down days, the junior and senior infant children finally got to climb the steps of their tour bus on Wednesday 8th June - the destination, Moher Hill Farm! Thankfully, the weather couldn't have been better for us - the sun came out around 11am and the children, dressed in sunhats and t-shirts were able to enjoy the farm and all of its attractions. Claire Baker from O'Callaghan's Mills was our bus driver for the day and after a lovely bus trip down to Liscannor, with only a small number of 'are we there yet?(s)', we dismounted the bus at Moher Hill Farm.
After a quick snack, a long drink and a trip to the loo for all the infants, we began our tour. Firstly, the children had fun in the play area - complete with bouncy castle and slide. Then Martin met us, provided us all with our bags of animal food and we took off for a lovely, leisurely walk around the farm. We saw goats, lambs, geese, ducks, pot-bellied pigs, llamas, an alpaca, a reindeer (we're not sure if it was Rudolph!), an emu, an ostrich, a peacock ............... the list goes on and on! Martin explained to us which animals were safe to feed - who knew pot-bellied pigs have teeth sharp enough to bite off your finger?!! Some of us adults had the pleasure (??!!) of feeding Ossie - the ostrich - not for the faint-hearted! All of the children took turns in holding the bunny rabbits, guinea pigs and we fed a baby goat with a full bottle of milk. Martin had wonderful information about the animals - where they came from etc. and he also had stories of fairies dancing under the fairy tree on the farm!
After our lovely walk, we returned to the lunchroom with healthy appetities for lunch and there was just enough time for a little play in the playground and sand-pit before we needed to get ready to hop back on the bus for our journey home. There were some very tired little children on the bus when we arrived back in Kilkishen at 3.30pm - I'm sure I heard snoring coming from the middle of the bus! How anyone slept through the wonderful renditions of the National Anthem that was on replay for most of the trip home, I'll never know!! The following day, the infant class were all in agreement - Moher Hill Farm is a wonderful place to go on a School Tour!!
Thanks to Kevin Donovan for capturing the action before, during and after the camogie final on Tuesday last. Enjoy!
Show Respect and Expect Respect
Scoil Muire na Dea Chomhairle Kilkishen N.S.