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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
11:00 am Grandparent and Special Relative...
Grandparent and Special Relative...
Feb 1 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
To celebrate Grandparents Day, all our Grandparents are cordially invited to visit the school at 11.30am to discuss their own school days in their grandchild’s classroom, enjoy a short prayer service and a cup of tea … Continue reading
all-day School closed (midterm)
School closed (midterm)
Feb 21 – Feb 22 all-day
School is closed for a two day midterm break, Thursday 21st and Friday 22nd February
all-day School closed (midterm)
School closed (midterm)
Feb 22 all-day
School closed for two day midterm break
all-day School closed
School closed
Mar 18 – Mar 19 all-day
School will be closed on Monday 18th and Tuesday 19th March 2019, St. Patrick’s weekend
all-day School Closed
School Closed
Mar 19 all-day
School closed for two day break, St. Patrick’s weekend
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

Grandparents/Special Relatives Day

Dear Grandparent / Special Family Member,

Catholic Schools Week takes place in Kilrane National School from Monday
28th January until Friday 1st February. We will be celebrating Grandparents and Special Relatives Day on St. Brigid’s Day, Friday 1st February.

We invite you to celebrate the occasion with us here in Kilrane NS, on St. Brigid’s Day, 1st February, starting at 11.00 a.m. The morning will consist of the following:

1. Prayer Service in hall
2. Entertainment
3. Visit to your child’s classroom
4. Light refreshments

We look forward to seeing you.

Letter from HSE re Mumps

Please Click Here to download the Letter from Public Health Department re Mumps 2019

Full letter is shown below:

Public Health Department
HSE South SE
St. Canice’s Hospital
Dublin Road

Tel.: 056 7784142
Fax: 056 7784599

08 January 2019


Dear Parent/Guardian,

There has been a case of mumps in Kilrane National School and your child may have been exposed. It is recommended that all children have 2 doses of MMR (measles, mumps and rubella) vaccine, one at 12-15 months and a second at 4-5 years. If your child has received 2 doses of MMR, the chance of him/her developing mumps is low. If, however, your child has not been fully vaccinated then there is a greater risk that he/she might get mumps.

What is Mumps?

  • Mumps is a viral infection.
  • Symptoms include fever, headache and swelling of the cheek and jaw.
  • Rare complications include meningitis (inflammation of the covering of the brain), encephalitis (inflammation of the brain), and deafness.
  • In males, mumps can cause inflammation of the testicles (orchitis) but, contrary to popular belief, it is not a frequent cause of infertility.
  • The mumps virus is spread from person to person by coughs and sneezes. It can also be spread through direct contact with saliva or discharges from the nose and throat.
  • People with mumps are infectious for up to 7 days before the cheek swelling appears and remain infectious for up to 5 days after symptoms develop.
  • Symptoms develop 12 to 25 days after exposure to a case of mumps.


What should I do now?

If your child has not received the 2 doses of MMR then you should bring them to your GP for vaccination. The vaccine may not protect them if they have been exposed this time but it will reduce their risk of getting mumps if they are exposed again.


What should I do if my child develops mumps?

  • Contact your GP who will be able to tell you if your child has mumps and will advise you what to do. There is no specific treatment for mumps.
  • Your child must stay at home for 5 days after the symptoms develop. They should also avoid any other social settings during this time.
  • Frequent hand washing, especially after contact with secretions from the nose or throat, will be very important for everyone in the family. Eating and drinking utensils should not be shared with someone who is sick with mumps.
  • Anyone in the family who was born after 1977 and who has never had mumps nor received 2 doses of the MMR vaccine should go to their family doctor to discuss vaccination.

Thank you for giving this your attention. Please bring this letter with you if you go to your GP for vaccination or advice.

Yours faithfully,


Dorothy Kealy O’Brien


Dorothy Kealy O’Brien
CDCN Public Health,RGN, RNT.
MSc IPC, PG Dip Healthcare Education, Cert Psychology



December 50/50 Draw

Congratulations to 50/50 winner Leo Coy, ticket number 979, who just won the December Jackpot of €825.  Congratulations also to Mick Shortle, ticket number 104, Tony Kehoe ticket number 694 and Maria & Andy Ronan ticket number 62, who all won lovely Christmas Hampers.

Thank you all for your continuous support throughout the year, it is very much appreciated.  May we take this opportunity to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Shoebox Appeal 2018

Dear Parents/Guardians,

Thank you for taking part once again in the Christmas Shoebox Appeal. The children of Kilrane NS donated 122 boxes, well done! We have just received an email from the Co. Wexford Co-ordinator and we pass on her thanks:


Thank you so much for taking part in the Christmas Shoebox Appeal this year with Team Hope. I am delighted to say that 9402 gift-filled shoeboxes are on their way from Co. Wexford to some very grateful children who will be very excited to receive them. 7775 are heading to the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Africa with the remaining 1627 to Albania, Eastern Europe.

If you would like any more information about the work of Team Hope please contact me or go online to www.teamhope.ie.

Thanks again for all your help in making this possible,

Lorna Burt, Co. Wexford coordinator



Message from Parents Council

KNS Parents Council letterhead

Christmas Celebrations

Christmas Celebrations 2018

Britain’s Got Talent

Huge congratulations to the boys and girls who participated in the Britain’s Got Talent audition in the National Opera House on Wednesday evening, 28th November 2018. Many thanks to all the teachers and SNAs who supported the children on the night and in particular, Ms Emma Hore, who prepared and sang with the children and Ms Katriona Cummins who organised everything. A great night was enjoyed by all!

Visit by Katrina Parrock with F.A.I. Cup

What a wonderful morning we all had today with a visit from Katrina Parrock.

Katrina is such an outstanding ambassador for Wexford Youths, is an F.A.I. Cup champion, scoring the only goal in the final against Peamount Utd with an amazingly skillful goal. She was player of the match in that game. Katrina is also a camogie All Star and all Ireland camogie winner with Wexford.

We are all so proud of our marvellous past pupil and her remarkable achievements.

Her message to the boys and girls today in Kilrane National School was simple: “No matter what sport you play or whatever else you do in life, you should always do your very best”. She also stressed the importance of sport for social and personal development, with the emphasis always on the team and not on the individual.

Thank you Katrina.
(See our Facebook page for all the photographs of Katrina’s visit)

“Aladdin Connect” Letter to Parents June 2018

Kilrane National School
Rosslare Harbour
Co Wexford Y35 RT21
Principal: Eoin Ó Donnagáin
Roll No 16605A
Telephone No: 0539133303
Email: kilranens.ias@eircom.net
Web: www.kilranenationalschool.com

13th June 2018
Dear Parent/Guardian,

Kilrane National School is delighted to announce that all communication from the school will now be made through “Aladdin Connect”.

Aladdin Connect is a fantastic way to enhance a school’s communication with parents and we are moving towards all communication through this App. We already use the Aladdin Schools software service (www.aladdin.ie) for administrative purposes and Connect will give you secure access to all school information and activities.

It enables you to stay connected and informed about your child’s education by:
• Ensuring that the school has your most up to date contact information.
• Keeping you apprised of your child’s attendance.
• Keeping you up to date on school and classroom news via noticeboard messages; where necessary.
• Allowing you to view what items your child has for homework today; where appropriate.
• Allowing you view your child’s report card.
• Giving you the OPTION to share, or not share, contact information with your child’s classmates’ parents via the Parent Privacy option for the class list.
• Allowing you to view your child’s latest standardised test results.
• Allowing you to view messages, calendar and monies paid.

Along with strengthening our home/school partnership, we also envisage Aladdin Connect helping the school by:
• Helping to improve attendance by allowing you to keep track of any school days your child may have currently missed, along with late arrival and early leaving information.
• Replace all class/school notes and newsletters being sent home.
• Helping teachers communicate with you when the need arises.
• Reducing costs by eliminating the need to print and send school report cards.
• No more text messages except for emergency or unexpected school closure notifications.

You can rest reassured that Aladdin Schools uses state-of-the-art security to safeguard information entered by the school and data is stored and processed in strict compliance with Irish and European data protection laws.

In the next few days, you will receive an email message containing your registration link.
Once you are registered you will be sent an email with links to download the Aladdin Connect App for your mobile device.

There will be one link per parent which will allow that parent to access information for all your children in the school from one user account.
Please do not forward this text/email or share this link as this is a unique registration code for each parent for your child/children in this school.
During registration you will choose a password that will be used in conjunction with your email address to securely access the Aladdin Connect going forward.
If you choose you may share your own contact details with other parents of children in the same class as your children, but please be reassured that this information will not be shared unless you choose to share it.
By default both parents will have access to view your child’s contact information.
If for any reason you do NOT wish to share your own personal contact information within the family circle or if you have any concerns regarding your particular family setup please contact the school office in confidence to discuss or have this facility restricted.
In preparation for this please let the school know if your email address or phone number has changed recently.

We hope that you enjoy using Aladdin Connect. We will welcome any feedback or questions you may have.

Yours sincerely,

Eoin Ó Donnagáin

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