Christmas Newsletter 2022

Dear Parent,

SPHE Curriculum Evaluation 

As you may be aware, we had a subject inspection in September in Social, Personnel and Health Education (SPHE)

I want to congratulate the whole school community on a very successful report. We were particularly happy that the inspector identified the very high levels of interest, motivation and participation of our pupils, and recognised the warm, affirming and inclusive atmosphere of our school.

The Inspector’s report is attached for you to read.

Learning from the Extremes

Kilmurry NS are one of only 15 Irish schools who have been accepted for the EU Learning from the Extremes Project. As part of the project, we will receive a €10,000 grant for IT! This will allow us to buy 7 new iPads and 6 new laptops.  We will also buy ‘Lego Robotic’ kits which will introduce coding skills to our pupils. It is an exciting project to be involved in and we will keep you updated.

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Halloween Newsletter 2022

Ms Freeman’s Says Farwell!

After 36 years of dedicated service to Kilmurry NS, we are saying good-bye to Ms. Freeman and we wish her all the best as she moves on to a new stage in her life. Ms Freeman was Deputy Principal and we acknowledge her huge contribution to school and parish over the past 36 years. She witnessed many changes in the school and she had a hugely positive influence on the children of Kilmurry.  She showed exceptional kindness to her pupils and her caring nature shone through the school community. We are indebted to Ms. Freeman for the sharing of her talents and gifts so freely with us all.  We wish her the very best in her retirement. The school community is working to mark this big step!

Deputy Principal

Ms Freeman’s retirement left a vacancy at Deputy Principal. Following an interview process, the Board of Management has appointed Ms Orla Brady as our Deputy Principal. Orla is a very experienced teacher and school leader. She will be joining us from Crusheen NS where she is currently acting Principal. Orla will teach 5th/6th class.  

We would also like to thank Ms Michelle Fogarty who has been acting Deputy Principal in addition to teaching Junior and Senior Infants. Michelle has done a great job promoting and leading many initiatives in the school. We are very grateful for Michelle’s leadership in the school and we look forward to continuing to work with her.

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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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