Kilchreest National School

March Newsletter 2024

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Dear Parents & Guardians,

I hope you are all keeping well. Please find below a list of recent & upcoming events.

Staffing: Ms Hannah Flanagan will be teaching 3rd & 4th class for the remainder of the school year. We
are delighted to welcome Ms Flanagan back to the school.

Confirmation: 5th & 6th class children are making their confirmation on Wednesday 17 th of April at
11am in Castledaly church. Bishop Michael Duignan will be present to perform the ceremony.
Preparations are under way & we are looking forward to having our school choir present to add to
the occasion. The school will provide a bus to bring the children in the choir to the church on the
day. The 5th & 6th class children will wear their school uniforms on the day of the Confirmation.

Solar Panels: The school is being fitted with Solar panels over the Easter holidays. We received a
grant from the Department of Education & JFW Renewables were awarded the contract. Hopefully
this will make a significant difference to our ESB bills.

6 th Class Trip to Dublin: The girls & boys in 6th class had a very enjoyable trip to Dublin on Wednesday
13th of March. The children went to Glasnevin Cemetery, Kilmainham Gaol & Island Bridge. The trip
was very kindly organised by Fr Roche for all the 6th class children from the schools in his parishes.

Credit Union Table Quiz Teams: Congratulations to our table quiz team of Sarah Larkin, Greta
Gallagher, Sarah Smyth & Liam Burke that participated in the Chapter Stage of the Credit Union
Schools Quiz on Sunday 3rd  March in the Menlo Park Hotel, Galway. It was a great achievement to
get to this stage & thanks to Ms. Keely for all her hard work preparing the children.

World Book Day/Lá Glas: Well done to the children & parents for making such an effort for World
Book Day & Lá Glas recently. There was great excitement in the school on both occasions.

Child Protection Policy: The schools Child Protection Safeguarding Statement & Risk Assessment
was reviewed & is available to view on the school’s website.

Dates for your attention: School Closures.

The school will be closing at 12:30pm this Friday 22 nd of March for the Easter Holidays Buses will
run as normal. We will reopen Mon 8 th of April.

If you have any further queries in relation to any of the above, please don’t hesitate to contact me.
Yours sincerely,

Francis O’Connor