Summer Newsletter June 2022

Dear Parents,

As we come to the end of the summer term, we look back at some of the events and initiatives that have been going on this year.

STEPS -Engineering Project

STEPS Young Engineers Award encourages 3rd and 4th class pupils to explore the world of engineering by developing an engineering project that would help improve their local community.

With the help of our past pupil, Cathal Roche, 3rd and 4th class designed some excellent projects and presented them via Zoom. One of our projects, The Helpful Hand, made it all the way to the National Finals!  There was great excitement in the class and the whole school was very proud of their achievement.   Kielan, Zoey, Harry, Donncha, Molly and Elsie tell us more about it:  

3rd and 4th class took part in the STEPS engineering program. Over five hundred schools took part this year. Cathal Roche, a past pupil, helped us with our projects. Our class was divided into four groups; Life Savers ,The Potato Union, The Super Six and The Dream Team. Our group, The Life Savers designed the Helpful Hand. This is a device that helps elderly and disabled people to reach objects more easily. We got through to the final. The best part about STEPS was getting to work with our friends.

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Kilmurry N.S. Easter Newsletter 2022

Intel Mini- Scientist Competition

There was great rejoicing in Kilmurry when it was announced that Joe, Zack, Heidi and Aishling had achieved second place in Ireland in the National Intel Mini Scientist Exhibition.  Schools from all over the country competed in the early stages of this event with the winners qualifying to take part in the Mini Scientist Grand Final event.

The whole school community was hugely proud of them and delighted they continued the school’s long history of success in the competition. The Clare Champion visited the school and the report on the success and picture featured in last weeks paper!

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Christmas Newsletter 2021

Dear Parent/ Guardian,

A sincere thank you for your dedicated and continued work in adhering to our Covid-19 control measures in the school. We have been very successful in our fight against Covid and this is in a huge way due to the great work done by you and your family in complying with the control measures.   We appreciate also that many families have taken extra precautions to keep our school safe. Thank you for your consideration, responsibility and respect for our whole school community.

As always, there is a great Christmas spirit in Kilmurry N.S. with lots of festive things happening! There are lots of sightings again this year of Santa’s robin and even rumours of a zoom call with Santa himself!

We hope you enjoy reading this Christmas Newsletter and don’t forget to follow us on Instagram.

Nollaig Shona agus Athbhliain faoi Mhaise daoibh go léir!

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September 2021 Newsletter

We would like to welcome all pupils back to school and in particular, we wish our newly enrolled pupils the very best as they embark upon a special time in their lives!

Kilmurry NS has joined Instagram! You can follow us to see pictures of our work and the fun things we get up to in school.

Half-Day – New Primary Language Curriculum
Schools have been instructed by the Department of Education to close for a half-day to facilitate training for the New Primary Language Curriculum. In order to minimise disruption, we will be taking the half-day on the Friday before the mid-term break – 22nd October.

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Summer Newsletter June 2021

As we enter the final week of the 2020-21 school year, I would like to take this opportunity to thank you again for continuing to help the wider school community through your vigilance and adherence to all advice, in order to minimise the spread of Covid-19. As a school, we are most grateful to you for keeping us informed about absences and up to date about testing and test results.

I would also like to thank all our staff, Board of Management and Parent’s Association for their dedication to the children in Kilmurry N.S. This has been a very challenging year and I want to thank them for their hard work and the commitment they showed in finding new ways of educating our children.

Although it is not possible to have all our usual end-of-year activities such as matches and gatherings for celebrations, nonetheless, we hope the children have enjoyed their Sports Day and all the other fun activities that have been organised over the last few weeks.

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Newsletter May 2021

Young Engineers Award
Huge congratulations to Kielan, Luke, Anna and Noah who have been short-listed in the top 30 STEPS Young Engineering projects nationally for their project ‘Sponge Pencil and Pen’. This is a huge achievement! It is a national competition and the projects are judged by a panel of senior engineers from leading engineering firms like Intel, ESB and Bristol-Myers.

Kielan, Luke, Anna, Noah and their class will tune to the Award Ceremony on YouTube on Wednesday. We are all very proud of their achievement and wish them the best of luck in the final!

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