Thank you to all who attended our open day. The pupils of the school presented different subjects to parents. They also sang, danced and played the tin whistle. Parents and children were then invited to visit the Junior Room. It was wonderful day for all involved.
Over the past five weeks, the pupils of St. Kieran's N.S. have participated in dance lessons. Lisa from Dance It Out Ireland came to teach the pupils movement and dance. It was fantastic and was enjoyed by all. Lisa presented all the pupils with certificates. We even performed one of our dances on our St. Patrick's Day Float.
Thank you to all the pupils who took part in the St. Patrick's Day Parade. It was a wonderful day and the float looked great. Thank you to all the parents who helped to assemble the float. Our 'Get Up, Get Out, Get Active' float impressed the judges that we won the 'Exceptional Entry' prize. Well done everyone.
This year the school will begin working on its fifth Green school flag, Biodiversity. Biodiversity looks at steps which can be taken to increase awareness of the importance of native plants, animals and habitats, and to increase species-richness in a locality. Our new Green school committee has been formed.
This month in school we are all learning about the importance of healthy eating. As part of this we learned how important it is to start our day off with a healthy nutritious breakfast. All pupils enjoyed sitting down together and eating a different breakfast each day of ‘Healthy Breakfast Week’. Children tried everything from healthy cereal, fruit, porridge, beans on toast and scrambled eggs.
On Thursday 14th December the school held its annual Christmas concert. This year’s show was full of singing and dancing. It was a great performance. Well done to all the pupils who put so much effort into preparing for the show.
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.