Book lists for all classes for 2017-18 are now available on our website. A Book Rental scheme is available for pupils from 3rd-6th. Thank you to everyone that has paid the book rental fee. An administration fee of €40 which pays for pupil insurance, Accelerated Reader licence, photocopying and Visual Art can be paid in September.
Best wishes to the boys and girls in 6th class as they leave Kilkishen N.S and begin in secondary school in September. Thank you to all that attended the service on Thursday night and to all that donated food for the event.
The children of Seniors/First Class enjoyed a teddy bear themed day yesterday. The children brought in their favourite teddy bear from home to explore and play with! We had a prediction game- How many gummy bears in the jar? We explored data where the children worked in groups to make a bar chart of their favourite gummy bear. The children measured their bears in height using cubes. They also made teddy bear masks to venture to the playground in disguise! They played 'Pin the nose on the teddy' and 'Where is the bear?'. The children enjoyed teddy bear rhymes, songs and stories as well. The children loved having a picnic with their teddy bears at the playground. We love our teddies beary much!
At our recent Sports Day David McInerney Clare Hurler was our special guest of honour. David was very kind and generous with his time on the day and posed for photographs and autographs. Have a look at the presentations below. A presentation from the Parents Association and the Staff of Kilkishen N.S. was also made to Nonie Donnelan in appreciation for all her kindness to various communion classes over the years.
Fáilte Garden Party at Áras an Uachtaráin
Each year, President and Sabina Higgins host a series of Garden Parties, to give recognition to, and celebrate the work of, people and organisations who have been active in promoting and building citizenship and community – projects that are central to the Presidency of Michael D. Higgins. This year’s Garden Parties will cover a range of themes, including the Arts, sustainability, gender equality, multiculturalism and community.
Our own Martin Bon has been invited, along with his family, to attend the Fáilte Garden Party on Monday 3 July.
This is a huge honour as only a small number of kids from across the country have been invited. The Garden Party is a 'Welcome' party for new Irish citizens and the President has extended it to children from inter-country adoption. Martin, along with two other children, will represent the Indian group. There will be other children attending who will represent other countries. This is such an exciting and special occasion for Martin and his family and they will no doubt have a wonderful time.
We have been learning about President Michael D. Higgins today and watching videos documenting his life and career. We are all thrilled for Martin and we wish him the very best. It is clear to see he is bursting with excitement and he has a genuine interest in Michael D. which I'm sure the President will recognize and appreciate when he meets him. We are looking forward to seeing photographs and hearing all about the party when we return to school in September.
Click on this link to watch a video about President Michael D. Higgins 'through the years'
Pupils enjoyed a fun packed active Sports Day on Thursday. Activities on the day included Zumba Dance, Giant Inflatable Obstacle Course, Giant Fun Games, Novelty Sports and Medal Races. David McInerney was our special guest on the day and he helped present our awards and raise our Active Flag. Thanks to the Parents Association for organizing the BBQ. Have a look at some of the activities below.
Seniors/1st Class made the most of the sunshine this week as they brought their work outside. The children engaged in board games, painting rocks, painting their own 'Sunflowers' inspired by Vincent Van Gogh and we also had Story Time where children selected books from the class library for teacher to read to them while they were eating their lunch!
Ms. Fawl's 3rd/4th class enjoyed the opportunity of sharing their wonderful Mr. Men and Little Miss Story Book creations with Seniors and First class. Seniors/1st loved listening to 3rd/4th's creative story writing and 3rd/4th class were impressed with the Seniors/1st's enthusiasm for reading along with them. Well done to 3rd/4th class on their hard work - they have inspired Ms MacLean's class to become authors of their very own Mr. Men and Little Miss Story Books too!
Weather permitting our school Sports Day is planned for next Thursday June 22. We have a number of new items planned for this year including a Zumba Dance class for every class, Novelty Giant Games, an Obstacle Course and much more. The Parents Association Committee have planned to run a barbeque and order forms have been sent home this week. Medal races will commence at 12.20 on the main pitch. After lunch we will have our medal presentation and award ceremony on achieving our first Active Flag. It promises to be a real fun day and we would love to see as many attend as possible.
The children in 3rd and 4th Class are very proud of the wonderful Mr. Men and Little Miss books they wrote. They also had great fun working with clay to create a character based on their story and the clay figures they produced are fantastic!
Miss McLean kindly invited the children to read to the Seniors and 1st Class. This was a very enjoyable experience for everybody involved.
Pupils from 3rd-6th class traveled to Tralee Co. Kerry on Friday last for their annual school tour. On arrival in Tralee pupils visited the Kerry County Museum and were given guided tours of two exhibitions running in the museum. The first exhibition involved pupils learning about medieval times in Tralee. Pupils explored what life was like during the 1400's and were introduced to what living in Tralee was like during this time. In the next exhibition pupils were working as archaeologists, discovering and examining artifacts from the past. Pupils working together had to come up with plausible stories about the discoveries they unearthed during their digs. Pupils visited the Aquadome in Tralee after lunch and had great fun enjoying the water slides, lazy river and water rapids. The pupils finished their tour with lunch at McDonald's and returned home after a very exciting, educational and fun packed day. Have a look at some images from the day below.
Have a look at these photographs from Kilkishen N.S. Confirmation ceremony which took place on Sunday June 4 at St. Senan's Church Kilkishen. Thank you to Kevin Donovan for capturing the ceremony in the pictures below.
Congratulations to the boys and girls of 6th class that received the sacrament of confirmation on Sunday June 4 in St. Senan's Church Kilkishen. In a beautiful ceremony celebrated by Fr. Donal Dwyer, eighteen pupils from Kilkishen N.S. and O'Callaghan's Mills were confirmed. Thank you to the school choir for making the occasion so special and to everyone that has assisted in preparing the pupils for the special day.
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