Wednesday Newsletter December 2nd 2020




Dear Parents/Guardians and of course Boys and Girls,   

Something very strange happened at the weekend. I collected our school Christmas Tree from Festina Lente on Saturday and left it at the door of the school that evening. Well……what do you think? When I arrived in school on Monday morning, the Christmas Tree had been completely decorated with lights and stars and coloured baubles! It seems that the elves got together over the weekend and decided to do something very nice for all the boys and girls of Kilmacanogue National School and decorated the tree as a surprise. My elfin source tells me that Elf Rudey from Junior Infants was very helpful indeed, so the boys and girls from Junior Infants must be doing a very good job in showing him the correct way to behave! Well done boys and girls!

November 29th was the first Sunday of Advent and on Monday morning, Fr Hyacinth called to the school at 9:30am and lit the first candle indicating HOPE on the school’s Advent Wreath which can be seen inside the front door. The remaining candles representing PEACE, JOY and LOVE will be lit each week leading up to Christmas Eve. At 11:30am, also on Monday, the children watched a lovely Advent ceremony in their classrooms broadcast live from Enniskerry Parish Church when Fr Kennedy said some special prayers.

Please drop up to the school’s main entrance to see our lovely Christmas Tree decorated by the elves and post your letter to Santa Claus in the letter box next to the tree.


The children have all designed wonderful Christmas Cards. The lovely people in Earlsbrook House Nursing Home, were delighted to see their colours and designs and maybe one of them will be chosen as the Earlsbrook House Christmas Card for this year!! Watch this space.

Last night, Tuesday December 1st, the P/A held their AGM via Zoom. Here is a message from Lisa Dempsey, the hardest working P/A Chairperson!

Dear Parents/Guardians,

We would like to thank all the parents who attended last night’s Parents’ Association AGM via Zoom.

Your P/A Committee is now made up of the following parents:

Lisa Dempsey: Chairperson

Linda Giles: Vice Chairperson

Suzanne Carr: Secretary

Liz Driver: Treasurer

Sonia Draper: PRO

Lisa Gaskin

Kim Farrell

Paula Morris

Liz Cafferkey

Mrs Wolohan’s 2nd Class is not represented on the P/A again this year. Anyone interested in coming on board should contact a member of the P/A or email It’s important that every class has a voice on the Parents’ Association.

We look forward to the year ahead – working with and representing the views and opinions of the wider parent body.

The P/A Committee


And now for some lovely Christmas Art or scenes from some classes:

Senior Infants: A City with Buildings in Winter

2nd Class Mr Dunne’s Orange Class: Hedgehogs at Christmas!

2nd Class Mrs Wolohan’s Pink Class: Symmetrical Butterflies at Christmas!

4th Class Snowy Christmassy Pictures

5th Class Advent Calendar

6th Class Polar bears visiting from the North Pole!!


And now for Miss Murray’s joke!!

Why does everyone love Frosty the Snowman??………Because he’s COOL!!!

Take care and stay safe,


Niamh Murray (Principal)