On Wednesday evening June 26 a ceremony to celebrate 6th class reaching the end of their primary school education at Kilkishen N.S. was held. Pupils, parents and teachers were involved in the ceremony which celebrated the time the pupils have spent in Kilkishen N.S. Thank you to Edel McInerney and Paddy Hayes for their help with the music on the night and to the Parents Association for hosting a reception afterwards. Have a look at some of the highlights here.
Kilkishen N.S. pupils enjoyed a great sports day on Thursday June 20. The day was full of fun activities which included inflatable obstacle course, giant games, workshops with East Clare Fitness trainers Aidan Fawl & Shane McGrath, novelty games and medal races for each class. We also had a BBQ with burgers, hot dogs, a treat and a slushy for everyone, all provided by the Parents Association. To finish the day our special guest, Gary Cooney, presented pupils with their medals and special plaques to our "Players of the Year", he also presented the Kilkishen/O'Callaghans Mills boys with their medals after their great victory in the Cumann na mBunscol schools final on Tuesday June 10 at Cusack Park in Ennis. Thank you to the Parents Association Committee for their support in organizing a great day. Have a look at some of the activities here.
Kilkishen N.S. was delighted to have local Clare hurler, Gary Cooney, as our special guest at our recent Sports Day. Gary presented our "Player of the Year" awards, Sports Day medals and Cumann na mBunscol county medals to the Kilkishen/O'Callaghans Mills boys after their super victory in Cusack Park on the 10th of June. Have a look at some of the highlights below. Thanks to Gary for making it a great occasion.
Weather permitting our annual Sports Day is scheduled for this Thursday June 20. Parents are invited to attend on the day from 11:30am and enjoy the activities. There will be an inflatable bouncy castle, inflatable obstacle course, giant novelty games for pupils to enjoy. Our special guest, Clare hurler Gary Cooney will arrive at 1.30 p.m for our awards ceremony and the presentation of medals to our victorious boys hurling team. It promises to be a really enjoyable day and we would love to see as many people present as possible. The Parents Association have organised a Barbeque on the day and pupils will be treated to a burger, hot dog, drink and a treat compliments of the Parents Association. Have a look at the timetable here.
The boys from Kilkishen/O'Callaghans Mills had a great victory in the Cumann na mBunscol schools final on Tuesday June 10 at Cusack Park in Ennis. On a beautiful day for hurling the boys played superbly to beat Bridgetown N.S. On the day there were super performances from Kilkishen pupils Sean Ryan, Martin Bon, Kyle Tuohy, and Callum Casey. Well done to all the boys involved. Have a look at some of the scenes from Cusack Park below.
Clare T.D. and Minister for Employment and Small Business Pat Breen visited Kilkishen N.S. on Monday June 10. The pupils of 4th,5th and 6th had been invited to Dáil Eireann and received a guided tour on May 29 and Minister Pat Breen returned the visit asking pupils about their experience. Minister Pat Breen gave each pupil a booklet on Leinster House and presented the class with a beautiful framed photo of their visit to Leinster House. Minister Breen answered questions pupils had in relation to Dáil Eireann and his political career to date. Minister Breen was presented with our class Junior Entrepreneur products and pupils gave a brief account of their experience of starting a business as part of the Junior Entrepreneur Programme. Thank you to Minister Breen for his visit and his time with the pupils of Kilkishen N.S.
Kilkishen pupils Clodagh, Emma and Molly were medal winners at the Clare Community Games finals held at Lee's Road Ennis on Sunday June 9. The three girls performed superbly to achieve golds and silver in these very competitive events with representatives from each parish in the county. Emma and Clodagh will now represent Clare at the national finals to be held over the summer. Well done girls!
Congratulations to 3rd and 4th class pupils Ellie Frost, Lily Boyce and Eoin Shanahan who have been working really hard on their reading and becoming word MILLIONAIRES on Accelerated Reader. It's great to see such an intetrest in books in our classroom and we look forward to meeting more word millionaires in the not so distant future! Keep up the great reading everyone.
Kilkishen NS participated in the Active Ennis Annual Schools Gala held at Active Ennis Leisure Complex today.
Students from second to sixth class competed in teams of four in a mixture of width and length swimming. The 3rd class girls team got the day off to a great start taking home a very impressive silver medal, with only three members on the day, and two members swimming in a category above their age group, this was a super achievement. The 3rd class boys also did very well, with only two members, Jack Nash and Aidan McInerney, they swam the 4 widths between them and placed 4th overall. The 6th class boys, and 4th & 5th boys and girls teams all placed 4th in their races. In the final race of the day the 6th class girls had us all on the edge of our seats as they swam their way to second place in an extremely close race. All the children can be very proud of themselves on great performances and representing the school so well.
Schools have been asked to spread the word about Clare County Library's Children Summer Reading programme. The programme is a great initiative aiming to promote reading amongst children over the summer holidays. Please read the attached letter for more details.
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!
Show Respect and Expect Respect.
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