Wednesday Newsletter December 11th 2019



 Dear Parents/Guardians, Boys and Girls,

The excitement is building as we approach our Christmas Holidays with the sounds of children acting and singing as they rehearse their Christmas Plays. I promise you all that you are in for a treat!

The school received great news last week when it was granted funding from the Department of Education and Skills for the resurfacing of the tarmac areas around the back of the school and in the junior yard. The work will commence in the summer of 2020, so hopefully, when we all return to school after the summer holidays, we will have lovely new surface areas upon which the children will be able to play.

Thanks to everyone for all their fundraising for PIETA HOUSE last week. Well done to Beibhinn, Aoibhe, Ella, Nora, Ellie and Zoë from 5th Class. I believe over 200 euro was raised during the day, ‘Ok to be Different Day’. The outfits and costumes worn by everyone were excellent and for the sure the most daring outfit had to go to Alex Condon in 6th Class who took up my dare and dressed up in a swimsuit wearing flippers and snorkel!!!

A few parents have asked me to mention the development of the M11. The school of course does not get involved in any decision making but if anyone wants to find out more information please contact or email by December 13th.

Kilmacanogue National School had its first official Board of Management meeting of the new term on Monday with the new board members. Thanks to all the previous Board of Management members for all their hard work and support and welcome to the new members. The members now include:  Judy O’Toole Chairperson: Niamh Murray Principal: Fr Bernard Kennedy Patron’s Rep: Dolores McCormack Teachers’ Rep: Ollie O’Neill Parents’ Rep: Lesley Ann Wylie Parents’ Rep: Carol Cassidy Community Rep: John Linnane Community Rep. I look forward to working alongside them as well as with the Parents’ Association as together with parents, staff and children we forge ahead in making this wonderful school the very best that it can be in every area for the holistic well-being of our children.

The Christmas Play Dates for the classes are as follows:

  • Junior Infants  Monday December 16th                                    10:00am classroom
  • Senior Infants                  Wednesday December 18th                    9:45am classroom
  • First Class Ms Lynch Friday December 13th                             11:30am school hall
  • First Class Ms Denvir Friday December 13th                           12:30pm school hall
  • Second Class deferred to New Year
  • Third Class          Tuesday December 17th                                  11:30am school hall
  • Fourth Class Monday December 16th                                         11:30am school hall
  • Fifth Class Thursday December 12th                                          10:00am school hall
  • Sixth Class Wednesday December 18th                                      11:30am school hall

There will be no Christmas Carol Concert this year, because 5th Class will be performing a Christmas Play instead


Just a little extra note…..there will be a concert in St Mary’s Church Enniskerry this coming Saturday and Sunday Dec 14th/15th at 7pm featuring the Enniskerry Concert Choir and Ms Murray, soprano. Mince pies and mulled wine! Tickets from the Enniskerry Parish office and at the door, in aid of the Church and for St Agnes’ Centre for Music Crumlin


And now joke time

What kind of music do elves like best? ……Wrap Music! 

Niamh Murray (Principal)