This year the pupils in St. Kieran's NS took part in the Team Hope annual Christmas Shoebox Appeal. They filled shoeboxes to send to children in Eastern Europe and Africa who may not otherwise receive gifts this Christmas. Well done to the boys and girls who donated to this worthy cause.
ALLIANZ CUMANN NA MBUNSCOL BOYS GROUP G FINAL
Kinnitty NS/Roscomroe NS 5-5 (15) Kilcormac NS/Broughall NS 6-9 (21)
A stunning array of saves from goalkeeper Jack Ayres wasn’t enough to prevent Kilcormac/Broughall from recording a six-point victory in the first of Wednesday’s Allianz Cumann na mBunscol finals at O’Connor Park in Tullamore.
The Kinnitty/Roscomroe combination looked like they were in a commanding position when a hat-trick of goals from Cathal Robinson in quick succession brought them from three points down to four up early in the second half. Good attacking play from Adam McRedmond and Emmet O’Brien helped to keep the scoreboard ticking over for the boys in hoops as well, but strong defending from Dan Feighery and Jack Buckley kept them at bay until the final quarter.
Ayres made a series of wonderful saves throughout the second half but he could do nothing to deny Noah Kavanagh and Aaron Dalzell some excellent goals, while three ‘45’s from Dalzell illustrated the dead ball threat posed by the Kilcormac/Broughall midfielder.
An overhead kick point from Harry Sweeney and a fine breakaway score from Emmet O’Brien kept the tie in the balance but further goals from Dalzell and Kavanagh wrapped up the win for the Kilcormac/Broughall and completed an end to end encounter that will live long in the memory of all involved.
Kinnitty NS/Roscomroe NS: Jack Ayres, Patrick Mac Cartáin, Patrick Dooley, Kevin Maher, Pearse Nolan, Cathal Robinson (3-1, 0-1f), Fionn Joyce, Michael Dooley (0-1), Emmett O’Brien (0-1), Noel Standish (0-1), Adam McRedmond (2-1).
Subs: Ruairc Fay, Tiarnan Fay, Séan Corrigan, Ben Ryan, Ray Ryan, Lukis DeCleir, Joseph McGovern, Jack Delaney, Ryan O’Meara, Séan Kinsella, Leon Lowry
Kilcormac NS/Broughall NS: Luke McDermott, Donnachadh Kilmartin, Dan Feighery, Jack Buckley, Brandon Hannon, Eoin Moylan, Patrick Mongan, Aaron Dalzell (3-4, 0-3 ‘45’s), Noah Kavanagh (2-2), Harry Sweeney (0-2), Odhran Fletcher (1-1)
Subs: Faustina Egan, Shane Molloy, Mary Carroll, Cathal Murphy, Jorja Guinan, Alysha Hannon, Johnny Mongan, Kate Feighery, Miley Delaney, Colin Feeney, Margaret Mongan, Chloe Harte
Take a look at the slideshow below to view photos from our Halloween Party!
We would like to extend a big thank you to Alan Feighery for giving each pupil in the school a pumpkin. On Tuesday the 24th of October each pupil went out to Feighery’s field where they saw where pumpkins are grown. The pupils then picked out their own pumpkin and returned into school. They had lots of fun carving out their pumpkins. It was great to see all the older children helping the younger ones. All children were very proud of their finished pumpkins. We are very grateful to Feighereys for supplying each pupil with a pumpkin.
In class we have been learning all about soil and how important soil is. We also discussed how important insects are for breaking up the soil. This gave us a great opportunity to go on a minibeast hunt. The pupils were very excited and got stuck in leaving no stone unturned. Back in class we talked about the different insects and the pupils loved taking a closer look at them under the microscope.
Each year we give our incoming Junior Infants the opportunity to experience school before the end of the school year in June. On Friday the 19th of May we will be starting our 'Induction Hour'. This is where our incoming junior infants are invited to come to the school every Friday from 1pm - 2pm.
The hour will be filled with lots of fun activities to help the children settle in. This has proved to be a very positive experience that the children enjoy. The 'Induction Hour' will provide children with the opportunity to help adapt themselves to primary school life and get used to their new surroundings for September.
The Department of Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs are offering free irish support packs to families. The support packs are great and include fun games, books and CD's. To avail of these packs simply e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to show your interest.
St. Kierans NS is currently taking part in an eight week athletics programme. At the start of the programme the pupils undergo time trials and their times are recorded. The pupils then take part in one athletic session a week which involves different types of relays and exercises. At the end of the eight weeks the pupils take the time trials again and hopefully all pupils fitness levels have increased.
We were greeted with the sound of six more hatchlings chirping in our incubator this morning. Four ducklings and two chicks hatched last night. We got to see the ducklings use their webbed feet in the water. The pupils also loved to see the ducklings follow them down the hall. It was great to see all the pupils showing such an interest in nature.
It was so exciting in school this morning as last night four of our chicks hatched. The pupils were so excited to see the chicks and they were full of questions and curiosity. Hopefully we will have some more chicks and ducklings hatch tomorrow.
Thanks to everyone who took part in the making of the St. Patrick's Day Float. It looked great on the day and it sent out a clear and important message to all. The pupils were very proud to see all their art work assembled together on the float. The pupils had a great day and they always love taking part in the St. Patrick's Day Parade. The day got even better when it was announced that St. Kieran's NS won the Cafe Royale Trophy. Well done to all.
We in St. Kieran’s N.S. would like to invite you to come and visit our school on Thursday the 16th of March at 2 p.m. The pupils of St. Kieran’s N.S. will show you a few examples of different subject areas that are taught within the school. Your children will then be engaged and entertained in station play while you will get the opportunity to relax, talk and have a cup of tea.
It is going to be a very exciting month in school. Ms McGuire brought in an incubator filled with hen and duck eggs. It takes 28 days for the ducklings to hatch and 21 days for the chicks to hatch. All the pupils are very excited and it is going to be a great learning experience for all.
Well done to our two sixth class pupils for making pancakes for everyone. Each pupil got to choose their own delicious topping.