To take part in 'Maths Week' we went to the local woods to complete our maths trail. It was a great way to bring maths outdoors and to see the pupils engaging in maths in such a fun way. It was also a great opportunity to take a closer look at nature and to see how beautiful our Irish woodland is.
We are so proud our boys and girls football teams who have reached the Cumann na mBunscol football finals. The boys final Kilcormac/Broughall v's Clonlisk will be played on Thursday the 18th of October in St. Brendan's Park, Birr at 3:15pm. The girls final will be in O'Connor Park the following week.
This morning as we prepared for the Easter holidays we all headed off on an Easter egg hunt. The Senior pupils each worked with a Junior pupil to find the hidden eggs. Everyone found a delicious egg. It was great fun.
Well done to the boys and girls who were presented medals. The team won the Cumann na mBunscol football final last October. We were very fortunate to have Stephen Byrne come to present the medals. We are very proud of all the boys and girls who took part.
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.