Míle Buíochas

I would like to take this opportunity to express my gratitude to everyone in our community, Board of Management, Staff, Parents and Children who have worked so hard to ensure Kilglass National School remained safe and open over the academic year.

The contribution of many people, working together to create and sustain places of belonging, of care and of shared interest and experience has enabled Kilglass National School to thrive over the past academic year.

Making Memories

  • Congratulations to all the boys and girls who made their First Holy Communion and Confirmation over the past academic year.
  • It was great to see school tours making their return to the rhythm of the school year. Lots of fun and enjoyment was had by all the children, many who embarked on what was their first school tour.
  • Cycle Right, Concern Debates, Music Generation and Football with Stephen Henry were some of the programmes which were thoroughly enjoyed by many of the classes across the school.
  • Congratulations to the Kilglass N.S. Girls football team who won the Plate Final in this year’s Cumann na mBunscol against St. Brendan’s N.S.
  • Comhghairdeas to the Kilglass N.S. Boys football team on their great, resilient final display against Calry N.S. in the 5 to 7 teacher school category in Markievicz Park with a scoreline of 15 points to 7. To put this win into perspective, this is the first time a Kilglass N.S. all-boys team has been victorious in a Cumann na mBunscol final.  A day for this group of boys to treasure and look back on in years to come.  Thank you to all the teachers, parents, grandparents, siblings and classmates who brought massive support on the day.

Community Links

  • A big thank you to the Lynott Family (John, Clare, Thomas, Aisling, Isabel and Charlie) who donated a lovely Buddy Bench to the school. A place where friendships will be made for years to come.
  • Thank you to Eva Murphy and her colleague David Mulligan in Sligo IT working with Sixth class in building and programming a VEX Robot in preparation for a competition in Sligo IT. The VEX Robot and kit for the school provides a super platform for continuing to develop STEM in highly engaging ways.

Creative Arts

  • BLAST is an artist in residency scheme funded by both the Department of Education and Skills and Creative Ireland. Under Ms. Brogan guidance’s Third Class worked with artist Karen Webster in creating a wonderful mural influenced by the local area and the work of Jack B Yeats.  They have completed a superb project which is showcased on the school wall.
  • Sixth Class were immersed in a PUNC Toy Theatre Project earlier in the year inspired by a painting by Jack B Yeats in conjunction with The Model and Branar Téatar do Pháistí which tapped into much artistry and creativity.
  • We continued our great work this year in the exciting, innovative project involving our Creative Cluster of Excellence in conjunction with the Department of Education and our neighbouring schools of Leaffoney N.S., Stokane N.S., Rathlee N.S. and Killeenduff N.S.

Slán le Rang a Sé

  • We send our very best wishes to all of the children in Sixth Class. Kilglass National School is where you have been making friends, working together in teams, discovering your talents and developing them to the best of your ability.  You have shown a great sense of community as a class, by being kind, supportive and generous.  As you now say goodbye to your primary years, and look forward to your first year in secondary school, we wish each and every one of you every happiness as you continue your educational journey.  This year marks the end of a chapter for the Battle, Bourke, Carden, Cuffe, Lyons and Lynott family who are finishing their association with Kilglass National School after a long number of years. I would like to thank them for their support and wish them well.  Beir beannacht d’on todchaí.

New Junior Infants

  • On Tuesday 21st June we had an induction day for all our new Junior Infants between 10.00a.m. and 12.30p.m. It was great for the children to meet each other and acclimatise to their new surroundings in a safe and reassuring way before the new academic year.

Blúiríní / Snippets

  • A big thank you to Ms Lynn for all her commitment to the school over the last few years. We wish her well in her new role.
  • School for the academic year 2022-2023 will re-open for children on Thursday 1st

We wish everyone a safe, restful and fun summer.

Le gach dea-ghuí,

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