Wednesday Newsletter May 15th 2019


WEDNESDAY NEWSLETTER MAY 15th 2019                

 Dear Parents/Guardians,

Isn’t it absolutely fantastic to see and to feel the wonderful weather and experience the heat of the sun? Kilmacanogue National School is the most beautiful place to be at this time of the year. The children will be out and about in school time playing their various sports so it is important that they are protected from the sun’s heat by wearing sun factor cream.

 As mentioned last week, the standardised tests are being administered and will be for the next week or so. It is very important that all the children do these tests and that their high level of attendance at school be maintained during this time.

The parking at the church car park at the start of school and at the close of the day is still creating difficulties. Please be mindful NOT to park in front of gateways or driveways of people’s homes and obviously please be mindful at all times, that children are in the car park area either at the start or the close of the school day. Thank you for your support.

First Holy Communion will take place on Saturday May 18th at 10:00am in St Mochonóg’s Church and the children of 2nd Class are all excited and just can’t wait! The wonderful Parents’ Association are busy beavers these days painting behind the school hall as well as organising the party for the children and their parents which will take place after the Communion Ceremony in the school hall. Let’s hope that the sun continues to shine brightly!!

I heard absolutely wonderful operatic singing coming from the children in Mrs Wolohan’s Senior Infants’ Class a few days ago. They were all singing ‘Bring Flowers of the Rarest’ along with the famous Irish tenor Frank Patterson!! I could definitely hear some tenors and sopranos in the class!

Well done also to the boys and girls of Mrs Whelan’s Third Class who treated me to their 4 part singing of a lovely little song called ‘Country Living’. It was most impressive indeed. The children of Kilmacanogue National School are incredibly musical and next year will be designated Year of Music 2019/2020 in the school…….so expect lots of musical activities and experiences.

Remember that the school will be closed:

Friday    May 24th European Elections;

Monday May 27th Staff Planning Day based on the New Language Curriculum.

Friday    May 31st  and Monday 3rd June Bank Holiday

And now for Miss Murray’s joke.

Why did the egg get thrown out of class?………Because he kept telling yokes!!     


Niamh Murray (Principal)