Newsletter May 2019

Newsletter No. 6 – 23rd May 2019

Dear Parents,


Artist in the School

Mr Flanagan’s class and Artist Shona McGillivary are making great progress on the mural on our school yard wall. Check out the school website for pictures and progress reports.


Write a Book Awards Ceremony

As in previous years, we had great success in the Write a Book Competition. Well done to all the budding authors who took part and congratulations to the winners:

Renata, Mark, Katie, Doireann, Molly, Eve , Oisín, Daisy, Aishling and Joe.


Sacrament of First Holy Communion

Congratulations to the boys and girls in 2nd class who received this Sacrament.  I would like to commend them on their hard work and excellent behaviour as they prepared and rehearsed for the ceremony. Many thanks to Ms. Collins for all her hard work in preparing these students, to the boys and girls in the choir and to all the staff who helped make it such a special occasion. I’d like to thank parents of the 3rd class pupils who organised the refreshments in the school afterwards and also Mary Finnegan and Laura Donnellan who helped with the music.


Child Protection and Anti-Bullying Policies

The Board of Management have reviewed our Child Protection and Anti-Bullying Policies. These policies are available on request from the school or on the school website.


Retreat for Confirmation Class

Sixth class attended a confirmation retreat In Sixmilebridge National School on April 30th. Thanks to Ms Clune and Fr Harry for organising it and to the parents who provided lifts.


Lunchtime Champions League

Pupils from 3rd -6th class have been taking part in our lunchtime Champions League on the new astro-turf pitch.  The winning team was Barcelona and the players were presented with the inaugural Jimmy Conlan Trophy.


Junior Entrepreneur Programme – ‘Jessies’

Kate, Grace and Katie represented 5th and 6th class at the Jessies Award Ceremony in Treacy’s the West County Hotel hosted by the Clare People. They listened to advice from entrepreneurs Donal Slattery and Jean Mc Cabe as well as  Clare hurler, Shane O’Donnell. The girls also took to the stage and presented their project ideas to the other schools in attendance. Check out the school website for pictures.


School Self Evaluation

This year we are looking closely at the teaching and learning of music in Kilmurry N.S. This is part of the school’s self-evaluation.  To help us in that evaluation, we asked parents to fill out a short questionnaire which was returned to the school.  Thank you to those of you who contributed to this evaluation.


Fire Safety Talk

On the 9th April, two members of the fire service visited the school.  They spoke for an hour to 2nd, 3rd and 4th classes about fire safety in the home.


School Opening Times

Classes commence at 8.50a.m. each day. In the interest of the safety and protection of your child you are requested not to drop off your child/children at the school before 8.30am.  The Board of Management and Staff acknowledge your ongoing support as we work to protect the safety of every child in the school.


Scríobh Leabhar Awards Ceremony

Pupils in Second to Sixth Classes took part in the Scríobh Leabhar competition, eagraithe ag Ionad Oideachas agus Foras na Gaeilge. Bronnadh na duaiseanna in Ionad Oideachais an Chláir, Inis.

Great work was done by all our students. Those who received a prize were:  Doireann, Céire, Oisín, Darcy, Katie, Sarah, Bláthnaid, Aishling, Joe, John, and Holly.  Well done to everyone who took part.


Spar 5s Soccer

Well done to both the boys and girls teams who both qualified for the Clare Finals in Lee’s Road. Unfortunately, neither team qualified for Munster stages this year but it was a great achievement to make it to the Clare Finals.

Doireann and Helena tell us about the girls day:

‘On the 23rd of March we went to Tulla for our qualifiers. All the girls came including: Doireann, Helena, Grace, Katie, Kate, Ciara and Lauren. We play Lakyle, Raheen Wood and Bridge Town. We beat Lakyle 2-0. We beat Raheen Wood 3-0. We drew with Bridge Town 1-1. On Wednesday the 1st of May, we travelled to Lee’s Road for the FAI 5-a-Side soccer tournament. First we played Kilnaboy N.S. Unfortunately we lost 2-0. Next we had a small break. Then, we played Cree N.S. Again we lost 4-0. Then we watched the boys. After lunch, we played a massive game of soccer with the boys and girls. Thank you to Ms Clune, Jimmy and Mr Flanagan for bringing and supporting us.’

By Doireann and Helena 


Summer Stars

Clare County Library Service will run the Summer Stars Reading Adventure for children in all branches during the summer from 15th June to the end of August.  Each child is invited to register at their local library.  Please visit their website for more information


Important Dates

Local and European Elections

School will remain closed on 24th May



25th May at 11pm in St. Mary’s Church, Kilmurry


June Bank Holiday

School closed on Friday 31st May, Mon, Tue June 3rd & 4th

School will reopen on Wednesday 5th June


Summer Holidays

School will close on Wednesday June 26th at 12 noon


Yours sincerely,

Kevin Clohessy,