Newsletter January 2018

Newsletter No. 5 – January 31st, 2018



Dear Parents,

Astro-Turf  Fundraising 

A big thank you to the Astro-Turf Committee for all their work to date. They have held a number of very successful fundraising events and, as usual, the community in Kilmurry have given us huge support. An Astro-Turf will give our children a safe and spacious area to play during their break times, to do after school activities and for special events like our Fun For All Day.

Astro Turf Committee: Alan O’Callaghan, Olga O’Grady, Deirdre Gilligan, Brian O’Connell, Fran Minihan, Deirdre Gleeson, Rachel Tuohy, Maria Mullins, Dave Flynn, Triona Heffernan and Aileen O’Mara.

All support welcome!


Active School 2018

Pupils from 2nd to 6th class have commenced swimming lessons and will continue every Monday until 12th February.

Pupils will participate in the 10@10 initiative again this year.  Parents can access the workout online on the RTEplayer and join in at home!


New Junior Cert Cycle

Attached to our newsletter is an information sheet for parents on the new Junior Cert Cycle in secondary school.


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 the ongoing parental support with this and the car park, as we work to protect the safety of every child in the school.


Hurling and Camogie

Hurling and Camogie training will take place on Mondays during school hours.

On Friday January 19th,  the Indoor Hurling campaign began with the boys from 3rd and 4th class. Here’s what the boys said about their trip to Cratloe  :-

First we got on the bus and went to the hall in Cratloe. Kilmurry watched the first game (Cratloe v Sixmilebridge). We played against Kilkishen in second game and we drew 3-3. We played Cratloe and Sixmileridge in the next games but we lost both. After the matches we went back to dressing room and got changed. We went back to school on the bus.

Seán and Neil

Girls …..

On Wednesday 23rd January 4th and 5th girls went to the indoor Camogie in Cratloe. Cratloe, Sixmilebridge , Kilkishen and Kilmurry where there. First we played Kilkishen and we unfortunately lost. Next we played Sixmilebridge and we drew with them.  Finaly, we played Cratloe and we won!  It was really fun and we hope to do it next year.  By: Katie , Caoimhe and Danielle.


Green schools

The green-schools committee is busy planning for our spring and summer planting in our school garden.  Our planting, this year, will include perennial plants as they require less maintenance during the summer and provide a habitat for wildlife.


Christmas Carol Celebration 2017

On December 22nd, every pupil took part in the story of Christmas in St. Mary’s Church Kilmurry.  Great performances were on display from singers, musicians, actors etc. Thanks to the P.A. for providing refreshments afterward and to Santa for his visit to all classrooms. Please log onto the school website to see some photos from the Christmas Carol Celebration.


Friendship Week

Kilmurry N.S. will celebrate Friendship Week his year from February 13th to 17th. One of the activities will be our Anti-Bullying Slogan Competition. This year’s theme is ‘A good friend’….


Catholic Schools Week

Catholic Schools Week will take place this year from 28th January to 3rd February. Grandparents Day will be celebrated during Catholic Schools Week on Wednesday January 31st. Fr. Harry will lead a Prayer Service in which the pupils of Junior and Senior Infants will celebrate the kindness of their grandparents. The short ceremony in the infant classroom will commence at 1pm.  The grandparents and/or the parents of the pupils in Junior and Senior Infants are  welcome to attend.


Seachtain na Gaeilge

Beidh Seachtain na Gaeilge ar siúl i mbliana ar an 1 – 17 Márta. Beidh comórtais agus gníomhaíochtaí spríúla againn arís i mbliana.


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 approx €15.00 to 40.00


Important Dates


February Mid-term                         School will be closed on Thursday 15th and Friday 16th February.

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

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




Yours sincerely,

Kevin Clohessy,