Easter Newsletter 2018

Newsletter No. 6 – Easter, 2018


Dear Parents,

Friendship Week

Kilmurry NS celebrated Friendship Week from 5th to 9th February.  Winners of the ‘Anti-Bullying Slogan’ campaign were as follows :

A good friend is someone who …….. 

Louise O’Mahony (6th class): is kind and never leaves you behind.

Saoirse McMahon (5th class) a caring friend that helps you along the way.

Neil Forde(4th class): is kind, friendly, share and is nice.

Zack Sheedy (1st class): cares for you.

Daisy Flynn (Senior Infants) : is nice and is not a bully.  A good friend makes me happy.

Well done to everyone who took part!

New Child Protection Statement

The Board of Management of Kilmurry N.S. has developed a new Child Protection Statement. The Statement is available on request or from the school website.

First Confessions

Congratulations to the children in 2nd class who celebrated the Sacrament of Reconciliation for the first time on 8th February in St. Mary’s Church.  Thanks to Ms. Fogarty for preparing the children. 


Well done to both our school basketball teams who took part in the Marion Keane Basketball competition. The boys have qualified for the next round of the competition and the girls were extremely unlucky losing out in extra-time!

Mark and Dara tell us about their day:

On Thursday 15th March, Kilmurry 6th class students went to Gurteen for a basketball Tournament. We left the school at half nine and arrived at around ten to ten. When we arrived we got changed in the dressing room and went out to the hall to warm up. The boys had to wait about an hour and a bit for the girls to finish. When it was the boys turn we played Quin first and beat them 6-2. After a wait of three games we played Tulla in a tantalizing contest and it went right down to the wire. The game ended in a draw so we had to go to golden basket. We ended up winning 6-4. Then we played Kilkishen in our last match and we won comfortably with scores all around the court. We ended up winning the Basketball Tournament and we are through to a quarter final after Easter. We had a great day.

By Mark and Dara


6th class students had their enrolment mass in Sixmilebridge on Sat 3rd March. Thanks to Ms. Clune for preparing the children.

Internet Safety Day

Internet Safety Day was celebrated in our school during February. Information and advice for parents is available from the following websites: Webwise, Kid Rex and Safe Search Kids 

Active School : 10@10 on 10th Feb

As part our efforts to promote a healthy lifestyle, pupils took part in the 10@10 for the month of February. 10@10 is an initiative where children do 10 minutes exercise at 10 o’clock every morning. It was a huge success and thanks to Ms. Gary for organising it.

Active School Week

This year we will hold an Active School Week between 24th– 28th April.  We will encourage all pupils to get involved in a wide variety of activities and sports during the week. We are also looking for parents, who are involved in sports that children would not usually come in contact with, to give a short talk to the pupils. If you are interested please contact the office. 

School Opening Times

Classes commence at 8.50a.m. each day. The yard/school will be supervised from 8.30 a.m. until the bell rings.  No formal responsibility can be accepted for pupils arriving before that time.  As staff may be involved in organisation and preparation for the day ahead, they cannot supervise formally so parents are requested to bring their children to school as close to the official start time as possible. The Board of Management and Staff acknowledge your ongoing support as we work to protect the safety of every child in the school.

Accelerated Reading / World Book Day

The school held our Accelerated Reading Day/World Book Day on the 2nd March when we dressed up as our favourite characters.

Money matters

Every year we strive to keeps costs of trips, tours, etc to a minimum and these are subsidised by our Board of Management.  Just a heads up on what will be coming over the coming months :-

  • Bus trips to matches, events, etc – approx €4.00
  • School tours – depending on tour but in the range of €15.00 to €40.00

School Tours

We are in the process of booking school tours.    If you know your child will not be in school of these dates, please let us know as soon now so we can accurately cost the trips.

  • 30th May         3rd and 4th class tour
  • 20th June         junior, seniors, 1st and 2nd class tour date
  • 21st June         5th and 6th class tour date


This year, Kilmurry NS 5th and 6th classes merged together for the “Jessies” (Jack Slattery’s School Entrepreneurs).  The idea we have come up with this year is Kilmurry NS school bags.  The school bags will have multiple colours to choose from including lilac, sky blue, royal blue, pruple, light brown, black, navy and grey.  You can personalise it (with initials) on it, add the Kilmurry NS crest or have nothing.  If you would like personalisation, it would come at an additional cost.  Our show case day will take place after the Easter Holidays.  Thank you for your support.  by Eloise & Aisling.

Homework Club

With regret, due to the small number of pupils attending homework club, it will not continue for the remainder of this academic year.   Mary Clune, Olive Garry & Anne McNamara.

Important Dates

Easter Holidays                                School closed on 23rd March at 12.00 & reopens on 9th April

May Bank Holiday                           School closed Friday 4th to Tuesday 8th May

First Communion                             28th April 2018 @ 11am – St. Mary’s Church, Kilmurry

Confirmation                                     9th June 2018 @ 3pm – St. Mary’s Church, Kilmurry


Kevin Clohessy,