Wednesday Newsletter Mí naNollag/December 12th 2021

 KILMACANOGUE NATIONAL SCHOOL NEWSLETTER  Mí naNollag/December 12th 2021 Picture courtesy of Irish Times  Dear Parents/Guardians/Families and Colleagues, Dia dhaoibh!  It is the Third Sunday of Advent already. During the storms of this week, we celebrated the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, which remembers the conception of Mary herself, in the womb of her mother, St. […]

Wednesday Newsletter October 22nd 2021 Deireadh Fόmhair

 KILMACANOGUE NATIONAL SCHOOL  WEEKLY NEWSLETTER  Suairceas san aer Is na spéartha gan cheo I bhfόmhar buí na gréine Is aoibhinn bheith beo Tá iníní beaga ar imirce Ar sciathán, a stόr, Mar is é seo an séasúr Ar a dtugtar An Fόmhar.  October 22nd 2021 Deireadh Fόmhair  Under the October twilight the water mirrors a still sky (W.B. […]

Wednesday Newsletter October 16th 2021 Deireadh Fόmhair

 KILMACANOGUE NATIONAL SCHOOL  WEEKLY NEWSLETTER  October 16th 2021 Deireadh Fόmhair  Dear Parents/Guardians/Families and Staff, Dia dhaoibh!  We are very excited about our new aquarium at the school. Jemima Ellis, Cillian Shortt and Laoise Flynn from 4th Class have contributed the following lines about the Neon Tetra which now inhabit it:  Neon Tetra are tropical fish. […]

Wednesday Newsletter, October 6th, 2021: Deireadh Fómhair

Wednesday Newsletter, October 6th, 2021: Deireadh Fómhair  Fómhar: This is the Irish word for Autumn; September is Meán Fόmhair (middle of Autumn/Harvest) and October is Deireadh Fόmhair (end of Autumn/Harvest). You knew these ones already, of course, but you mightn’t know the expression chomh líonta le frog fómhair – as full as an autumn frog […]

Wednesday Newsletter September 29th 2021

 Wednesday Newsletter, 29th September 2021  It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness,  it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity,  it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness,  it was […]

Wednesday Newsletter September 22nd 2021

 KILMACANOGUE NATIONAL SCHOOL  WEDNESDAY NEWSLETTER September 22nd, 2021  Autumn equinox 2021, from BBC Sky at Night Magazine  Dear Parents/Guardians and Families,  Autumn equinox is upon us already, which is hard to believe! Equinox is one of two moments in a planet’s orbit around the Sun when its axis of rotation – in Earth’s case, the […]

Wednesday Newsletter September 15th 2021

KILMACANOGUE NATIONAL SCHOOL WEDNESDAY NEWSLETTER     September 15th, 2021 Dolmen at autumn sunset. Photo: Brendan Dunfort   Dear Parents/Guardians and Families, Autumn is perhaps our loveliest season of all, especially when the weather is as kind as it has been this year. Our third week back at school is almost over.   We celebrated the writer, […]