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9:00 am 4th class 10 week swimming course
4th class 10 week swimming course
Jan 31 @ 9:00 am – Apr 11 @ 9:00 am
4th class pupils will begin 10 week swimming course starting Thursday 31st January 2019 and every Thursday until Thursday 11th April. Online payment facility will be set up and letter with full details will be sent … Continue reading
all-day Confirmation St. Patrick’s Church
Confirmation St. Patrick’s Church
Mar 21 all-day
School will remain open on this day to all other pupils.
9:00 am School closed 15-26 April (Easter)
School closed 15-26 April (Easter)
Apr 15 @ 9:00 am – Apr 26 @ 3:00 am
School closed from Monday 15th to Friday 26th April
all-day May Bank Holiday 2019
May Bank Holiday 2019
May 6 all-day
School closed for May bank holiday
all-day First Holy Communion 2019
First Holy Communion 2019
May 11 all-day
St. Patrick’s Church, Rosslare Harbour at 11.30am
9:20 am Drumcondra Tests 20th-31st May
Drumcondra Tests 20th-31st May
May 20 @ 9:20 am – May 31 @ 3:00 pm
It is important that children attend school during these two weeks to complete their Drumcondra tests.
all-day June Holiday 2019
June Holiday 2019
Jun 3 – Jun 7 all-day
School will be closed from Monday 3rd to Friday 7th June 2019
9:00 am Active Sports Week
Active Sports Week
Jun 17 @ 9:00 am – Jun 21 @ 3:00 pm
Active Sports Week
9:00 am 6th class Graduation Evening 2019
6th class Graduation Evening 2019
Jun 25 @ 9:00 am – 9:00 am
Details of the Graduation will be sent to parents in advance of the event.

Clothes Recycling

Spring cleaning in Kilrane and Rosslare Harbour was uppermost on the agenda in many households last weekend. The clothes collection was very successful and the bags were collected on Wednesday. Once again we would like to thank you all for your support.

World Down Syndrome Awareness Day

Due to the Confirmation of 6th class pupils being held today (21/03/2019) with Bishop Denis Brennan in St. Patrick’s Church, Rosslare Harbour, we will celebrate Down Syndrome Awareness Day on Friday 22nd March 2019.

Many educational activities will take place on Friday which outline the inclusive nature of Kilrane National School and the support we all give to our children with additional needs.

Don’t forget that children wear odd socks to school on Friday!

Survey of School Hours

A letter to parents/guardians was sent home on 11th March 2019 regarding change of school hours survey. Deadline for this survey ends 3pm, Friday 15th March.

Shoebox Appeal 2018

We received this thank you poster at school this week and thought you would like to see how the shoeboxes were distributed this year. As well as our appreciation to everyone who participated within the Kilrane NS community, we quote the message from Team Hope’s CEO, Peter Heaney:

“It has been a humbling experience to see how generous people have been across the country in 2018, sending over a quarter of a million gift filled shoeboxes to children living in poverty in 12 countries across Eastern Europe and Africa.

People from all over Ireland and all walks of life took part and helped in a plethora of different ways – from donating gift filled boxes, volunteering in checking centres, knitting gifts or helping load trucks. All of this tremendous effort has made an amazing difference to the 259,079 children who otherwise wouldn’t receive a present.”

Shoebox Appeal 2018

Clothes Recycling Collection


On Friday 15th March and Saturday 16th March
9am until 3pm in the school hall

Items we are collecting

Bed Sheets

(No duvets or pillows)
Leave bags at school door please

We appreciate your support
We also collect mobile phones, small ink cartridges and used spectacles

Sacrament of Confession

A huge thank you to Fr. Desmond, Ms Stack, Ms Cummins and Mr Cousins for preparing the children for their First Confession. The children, as always, were excellent on the night singing their songs and saying their prayers. We cannot wait to see them all on the First Holy Communion day and we wish them well in their preparations. We know that they are working very hard and that they eagerly await their big day.

Our Parents Council were once again out in force this week making a tremendous contribution to the lives of the children in the school. After the First Confession ceremony in church our 40 children and their families were invited back to the school to a wonderful reception organised with efficiency and ease by members of the Parents Council. The cakes and buns were provided by parents of 1st class pupils and we would like to thank each and every one of you for your donation and to everyone who organised or helped in any way.

Pancake Tuesday

Pancake Tuesday is an amazing day in our school. A team of parents descend on the kitchen and start preparing. They arrive at 9am all set to go and have five pancakes on the go to cook and serve 350 pancakes within three hours! They are so organised that they have all the ingredients prepared and ready by 9:45 and off they go. Every child in the school gets a hot pancake with a variety of fillings. Children with allergies are not left out as there are also an array of gluten free and nut free pancakes available.

This day characterises all that is good about our great school, least of all giving children wonderful memories of special school days. Thank you to all who helped.

Car Parking

Dear Parents/Guardians,

The Parents Council would like to thank you all for your full co-operation today (4th March 2019) with the new parking arrangements outside the school:

No parking on the road directly opposite the school.
Reverse parking only outside the school wall.

The flow of traffic was significantly improved for the few minutes at 2pm and 3pm.


Kilrane NS Office

World Book Day 2019

To celebrate World Book Day on Friday 8th March, the children may wear their own clothes to school on that day. They may also dress up as a character from their favourite book and all children may bring in a book from home.

Vouchers will be given to children on that day and we hope they enjoy exchanging them or using them as part-payment towards a new book.

February 50/50 Draw

Congratulations to Danielle Finney, owner of ticket number 910, who won €725 today in the February 50/50 Draw. Thank you all for your continued support. The next draw will take place on Thursday 28th March and we wish you the very best of luck next time.

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