Sports Day and BBQ on Fridy 22nd June

The Annual School Sports Day willtake place on Friday 22nd June at 10.30am. Races will start for 6th Class and then 5th Class as they will be going swimming later. Then we will continue with races for Infants up.

After the Sports from around 12.30 onwards there will be a BBQ for the children run by the Parents Association. If you are available to help out please let the PA know

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Active School Week

ASW is taking place in the school this week.

Children may wear their school tracksuit each day apart from Wednesday.

Please see  a timetable for the week under the Actice Schools tab.

On Wednesday we are going to the Castle for lunch. Children should be dressed in their “finest” on the day. We will walk from the school to the castle at noon

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Kilsaran School News June 2018 Update

  • Walking Bus.

Walking Bus takes place every Tuesday and Thursday weather permitting, leaving Foley’s at 8.55 a.m on those mornings. Parents are welcome to join us on the walk.

  • Board of Management News.

The Board continues to work on behalf of the school. Major work is to take place over the summer months upgrading the heating system in the school and having new boiler and radiators installed

  • 125 Years.

Our 125 year celebrations are going very well. There was a huge turn out to see all our old school records on display in April. Thanks to Teacher Ann Kavanagh for putting together this exhibition. Our next community event will take place on Sunday 30th September when Archbishop Eamon Martin will celebrate a special Anniversary Mass at 11a.m. in St Mary’s Church.

  • Castle Lunch

To mark our 125 year anniversary. Bellingham Castle have invited all the children and staff  to have lunch in the castle on Wednesday 20th June. We will walk up from the school on that day to the castle. Aren’t we the lucky ones!!

  • End of Year updates
    • Thanks to staff, parents and children on the wonderful school year that we have had.
    • School reports will be sent home with the children on Thursday 21st Children from 1st -6th Class had  Standardised tests in Maths and English. Results of these tests will be written on the report and a note explaining the scores will also be included. These tests must be done by all primary school children in the country now and a summary of the results for 2nd,4th and 6th Class must be sent to the Department of Education each year.
    • Booklists are being compiled and will be sent home before the Summer Break
  • Parents Association Notes;

 The Parents Association organized a number of fantastic fundraising events this year which were a great success.  They will be sending a newsletter to you all shortly. The Parents Association intend organizing a school uniform swap day before the summer. Details to follow

  • 6th Class

Like last year we will have a graduation for 6th Class on Wednesday  27th   June. Parents are invited to come in on that day at 1p.m when we will have a short graduation ceremony and some refreshments afterwards. The ceremony will be over by 2.30p.m. We would ask that parents bring the children home with them at this time. Past experience has taught us that sometimes when the children are over excited on their last day they at times can lose the run of themselves and a lovely occasion can be soured.  I would also ask that you do not allow the children to come in to school on the Thursday.

  • Active Schools Week and Sports Day

 Active Schools Week will take place from 18th-22nd  June. Children may wear their tracksuits to school for the week. On Friday of that week we will have our Sports Day at 11.15am (weather permitting of course)

  • School Uniform.

The school shirt and jumper is available from Mc Evoys in Dundalk. Navy trousers, navy pinafores/skirts, navy tracksuit bottoms have always been available from major retailers like Dunnes and Penneys. McEvoys also stock a sew on school crest for anyone who wishes to buy a royal blue jumper elsewhere. As always any colour polo shirt can go with the school tracksuit for PE days. On PE days navy tracksuit bottoms, a coloured polo shirt and a navy round neck sweatshirt (crested available from Mc Evoys or if you decide to purchase elsewhere you will need to buy a sew on crest).

 The uniform must be worn to school everyday, PE uniform is worn on PE days (or in exceptional circumstances). Hoodies, jeans, leggings, dungarees, other dresses, other tracksuits are not permitted.  For the Summer and even September children may wear navy shorts to school with their school shirt or school polo shirt as their uniform. Very short shorts are really not appropriate!

 I have seen some children have their old tracksuit bottoms(which they had grown out of) cut to shorts and hemmed and this looks very well. Don’t forget, The Parents Association intend organizing a school uniform swap day before the summer.

  • End of Year Mass

Towards the end of June the children from Rang 1-6 will go to a morning mass in St Mary’s Church on either a Wednesday or Friday at 9.30am. When a date is finalized I’ll let you know. Parents will be invited along to attend this mass.

  • Party Invitations

Parents are asked to adhere to school policy about keeping party invitations out of school. Your support on this issue is much appreciated

  • End of Year Barbeque

 Our now annual BBQ will take on our Sports Day which is 22nd  June. All volunteers to man BBQs welcome.

  • Holidays

On Friday 29th June the school will close at 12.15 for the Special Classes and Infant Classes and at 12.30 for the other classes for the Summer Holidays

  • New Infant Day.

Our new Junior Infants will be coming to visit the school on Friday 15th  June. On this day our Junior and Senior Infants will be going home at 12 noon to facilitate this induction day.

  • RSE Talk for 6th Class Pupils.

In June the children from Rang 6 will have 3 RSE lessons  with Mrs McDonnell. Perhaps you could talk to your children about some of the issues that may arise from this talk. Mrs McDonnell will hold an information evening for parents on Thursday 7th June at 7pm in school.

  • Teachers for Next Year
Class Teacher Class Teacher
Jun Infants Mrs. E Mc Donnell Sunrise Ms. A. Bourdillon
Sen Infants/ 1st Ms O. Ruddy Starlight Ms.Sarah Duff
1st/ 2nd Class Ms. D. O’ Rourke Sunshine Ms. C. Renaghan
3rd Class Mrs F. Kelly Rainbow Mrs. A. Kavanagh
4th Class Mrs T. Mc Nally SET Mrs M. McEntee
5th Class Miss N. Kirk SET Ms. V. Byrne
6th Class Miss M. Greene SET Mrs. C. Ó Duinnín
  • Enjoy the Summer
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Upcoming Events and Closures

  • The First Communion will take place on Saturday 5th May at 11.00a.m. in St Mary’s Church. It is now tradition for parents of children in 1st Class to organize light refreshments in the school Hall after Communion. Any parent who can help on this day should send a note into the office (or ring us) to let us know that you are available. The great thing about this system is that the parents who volunteer one year benefit from the day the following year.
  • The school will be closed on Monday May 7th and Tuesday May 8th

    The school will be closed on Friday 25th May due to referendum.

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School News April 2018

  • Last Term We are now in our last term. It used to be called the Summer Term. We live in hope!!
  • SCHOOL CLOSURE. Tuesday 17th The school will be closed on Tuesday 17th April due to the staff doing professional development training in the Primary Language Curriculum
  • If you know of any children of school going age who have not already enrolled for September would you let their parents know to contact the school to secure a place.
  • This year’s Irish Drama in All-Ireland Final.Following on from our success over the last two years, 5th Class in the school have qualified for the All-Ireland Final. They will be taking to the stage next Friday 20th April in The Mullingar Arts Centre at 2.00p.m.. We wish them all the best of luck and as they say “break a leg!”
  • First Communion The First Communion will take place on Saturday 5th May at 11.00a.m. in St Mary’s Church. It is now tradition for parents of children in 1st Class to organize light refreshments in the school Hall after Communion. Any parent who can help on this day should send a note into the office (or ring us) to let us know that you are available. The great thing about this system is that the parents who volunteer one year benefit from the day the following year.
  • Confirmation The Confirmation Ceremony will take place on Wednesday 30th May at 11.00a.m. in Stabannon Church.

THE SCHOOL WILL BE OPEN ON THIS DAY FOR ALL OTHER STUDENTS. If you have a relation being confirmed and are to go to the ceremony that is fine.

  • Board of Management News The Board of Management at its last meeting ratified the New Child Safeguarding Statement and Procedures. These procedures are on display on window of office in school lobby.
  • School Closures and Holidays this term As mentioned earlier the school will be closed Tuesday 17th

The school will be closed on Monday May 7th and Tuesday May 8th

The school will be closed on Friday 25th May due to referendum.

In June the school will close on Monday 4th, Tuesday 5th and Wednesday 6th

On Friday 29th  June the school will close at 12.15 for the Special Classes and Infant Classes and at 12.30 for the other classes for the Summer Holidays

  • Policies and Plans Plans and school policies are regularly reviewed by the Board of Management and they are available to view on the school website.
  • Walking Bus The Walking Bus will start its school run again on Tuesday 24th April and will run every Tuesday and Thursday, leaving Foley’s Castlebellingham at 8.55am, weather permitting.
  • Active Schools Week                                                                               Active Schools week will take place during June. During this week we will have our Sports Day and we hope to hold our Barbeque on the same day. As all this is weather permitting we will send out more information in late May.
  • School Tours                                                                                                   The school tours will take place on Friday 1st A note outlining details and cost will be sent home in the next week or two.
  •  There will be some swimming lessons for 3rd -6th Class in June. Again a note will be sent home with details shortly
  • School Records on view. Were you a pupil in Kilsaran NS ? Was a relative of yours a pupil  here in the school ? All our old school records will be on view daily in the school next week from 10a.m each morning to 4pm if you would like to come down to have a look
  • Best wishes for the final term

 

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