Wednesday Newsletter June 19th 2019



 Dear Parents/Guardians,

What a wonderful day we had on Monday June 17th for our first ever annual fun for all Sports’ Day in Kilmacanogue National School. The weather was only fabulous and all the children really enjoyed all the activities as well as the bouncy castle and ice-creams! It was lovely welcoming all the families with parents and grandparents coming along to enjoy all the fun as well as to enjoy the teas and coffees and goodies served by our amazing Parents’ Association Committee. Huge thanks to Lisa Dempsey, Liz Cafferkey, Liz Driver, Linda Giles for all their help and a special word of thanks to Sonia Draper who organised the ice-cream van and the sound system. Thanks to Hannah Dunford who set up the lovely relaxing and zen area beside the apple trees for the children to chill out and practise yoga. Also thanks to Sarah Conti who set up an art studio inside to demonstrate some printing techniques. The children had a great time. Thanks to all the teachers who put in such a huge effort in organising all the various fun stations. I look forward to this special day being an annual event……mark it in your diaries!!

On Friday, June 14th, we had our wonderful Marathon School Sponsored Walk organised by the Parents’ Association and thankfully the weather held up while the whole school took to the highways and byways around Kilmacanogue. There was great fun and laughter and chat as the senior children in the school minded the junior children. Well done everyone.

And later that evening we had another event organised by the Parents’ Assocation when a lovely crowd was entertained at the Harbour Bar with bar food and great prizes and drinks. It was a really lovely social event and I really enjoyed meeting and chatting to everyone.

Next Tuesday, June 25th, will be the Graduation Evening for our 6th Class young people. The evening will start at 7:00pm and certificates and the 6th Class Book will be handed out on the night. It will be very sad as we say good bye to our wonderful 6th Class but also a proud moment for us all here in  Kilmacanogue National School, knowing what a fine group of upstanding young adults they are, well equipped to face the next phase of their life adventure.

A reminder to please return any school books which may be at home such as readers PM+ or rental books etc. Thank you.

Congratulations to Freya Dempsey of 5th Class and her teacher Ms Quiney. Freya was a prizewinner in the ‘Write a Book Project 2019’ and her story has been published in the anthology of stories featuring a selection of prizewinners from literally hundreds of senior classes in Primary School.

And now for Miss Murray’s joke.

What pie can fly???………A magpie!!!

Niamh Murray (Principal)