Newsletter February 2019

Newly Appointed Deputy Principal at Kilruane NS

Ms. Gene Maguire was recently appointed Deputy Principal at Kilruane NS. The Board of Management would like to take this opportunity to extend the heartiest of congratulations to Gene, and to wish her the very best of luck in her new managerial role here at the school! Go n-eirí an bóthar agus an t-ádh leat Gene!

Sacrament Classes

First Penance will take place on Monday 4th March in Kilruane Church at 6:30pm  and the First Holy Communion ceremony will take place on Saturday 18th May at 11:30am. The Confirmation ceremony will take place on Sunday 31st March, in St Michael and St John’s Church, Cloughjordan at 3pm. Class teachers will update all relevant classes, in relation to the Sacraments nearer the time.


Vex IQ 2018

As you are aware, the children in 5th and 6th have been engaging with the Vex IQ Robotics programme for the past two years. This school year, the children have been designing, building and programming their robot since September, culminating in their participation at the Regional Finals of the Dell VEX Robotics competition on Tuesday 5th February, where we were delighted to be selected as recipients of a prestigious award on the day for “Outstanding ROBOT Skills”, a fine achievement for our small school.


We would like to thank the children for engaging with the project so enthusiastically again this year and also to acknowledge the hard work of class teacher Ms. Maria Butler and IT Co-ordinator Ms. Gene Maguire, who guided the children since September. A big thank you to Dell Mentors, Joe Correia and Fran Farrell for continuing to share their knowledge and expertise with us. We would also like to thank George O Leary for organising a day trip for the children to Goliath in Nenagh and Vivienne Farrell for organising a trip to the Modular plant in Shannon. Both visits gave the children a great insight into the practical use of robotics in day to day manufacturing.


Credit Union Quiz

Well done to all the children who recently represented our school in the annual Credit Union Table quiz held in the CBS last month. Despite putting in a fine performance on the night and answering some very challenging questions, we narrowly missed out on going forward to the next round. Our u11 team included Shay Óg Ó Chinnéide, Billy Hodgins, Charlie Kennedy and James McCarthy and our u13 team consisted of Adam Carroll,Hannah Dooley, Jack Quinlisk and Darragh O’Leary.  Thank you to Ms. Butler and Ms. Hannigan for preparing the children so well before the event!



Handball Team

Our school handball teams took part in the Primary School’s Handball County finals held in Kilcolman last month. Thomas Gaynor represented us in the u11 singles, William Jones represented us in the u13 singles and Fearghal Doheny and Cormac Gaynor represented us in the u13 doubles. Well done boys on playing some terrific handball on the day!

Indoor Hurling Blitz

Ms. Lawlor is currently finalising plans for her Second class to  travel to Cloughjordan for an Indoor Hurling Blitz, to be held in the Indoor Complex at MacDonagh Park on 12th March. The emphasis will be on participation and having fun and all children really enjoy this event, regardless of their level of skill. Here’s to an enjoyable day for all.


Soccer Blitz

Pupils from Ms. Hannigans 4thclass, will travel to Ballymackey FC to take part in the FAI SPAR Primary 5 soccer competition in the coming weeks, more details to follow from Ms. Hannigan.

We extend the very best of luck to the children, in the opening round of this nationwide competition.


Road Safety Authority Workshops

Garda Maureen Finnerty, our Community Guard, will call to the school on Monday 8thApril, to deliver a Road Safety workshop to all classes from Juniors to 6th class. She will be accompanied by Catherine from the Road Safety Authority of Ireland. (RSA)


Enrolment for September 2019

If your child is starting school in September, please call to the office to collect an enrolment form if you haven’t already received one. Alternatively, please call the office and we can post one out to you. If you have extended family/friends who may be considering Kilruane NS for their child’s education please remind them to contact the school office at 067/34366 as soon as possible.


Seachtain na Gaeilge 2019

Beidh Seachtain na Gaeilge linn arís an seachtain seo chughainn agus is dócha go bhfuil gach duine ag tnúth leis na heachtraí éagsulá atá eagraithe sna ranganne le haghaigh na scólairí go léir. Beidh comórtaisí ar siúl freisin, mar shampla comórtaisí ealaín le hadhaigh paistí go rang a dó agus beidh tráth na gceist le haghaidh ranganna a trí go a sé. Tá duaiseanna beaga again freisin. Tá súil againn go mbainfidh gach duine an-taitneamh as na heachtraí go léir. Beidh an spórt again.


Seachtain na Gaeilge 2019

Seachtain na Gaeilge is nearly here and no doubt all the pupils are looking forward to the various activities that are lined up in their classrooms. There will also be an art competition for junior classes and a table quiz for third to sixth classes, with lots of prizes to be won. We hope everybody will enjoy all the activities. A big thank you to Ms. Lena Kennedy for co-ordinating the various events again this year for ‘Seachtain ne Gaeilge’ at Kilruane NS!

Upcoming School Closure

As detailed in the school calendar, we will close on Bank Holiday Monday, 18th March.