I send this note to you today at an unprecedented time in our country. I hope it finds you well and that you are adapting to our new circumstances. I hope the work set for your children is helpful in both keeping them occupied and providing them with a routine.
Please do not feel that your child has to finish the work which is being sent to you via Aladdin. Such work is a guide and may indeed open other areas of learning and interest for your child/children. If the allocated school work is a form of stress in the home, I strongly recommend that it is stopped and replaced by interactive educational sites. Your child’s wellbeing is far more important than academic work particularly during this difficult time.
Fallons and Folens now have their school books free on line. Alternatively the children from 1st class to 6th class could tune into RTÉ’s Home School Hub tomorrow at 11am.
In order to maintain a routine for children the school intends to send your child/children some work over Easter. It will be, as it currently is, totally optional, as the circumstances in every home are different.
If you wish to contact the school please do so by phone at 086 3873544 or through email. firstname.lastname@example.org
We wish you well and look forward to the day we see you all again in school.
I write to you during these very uncertain times and on behalf of the whole school community I hope you are all keeping well. As our Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said, we are now in the calm before the storm and we must pull together by staying apart.
With this in mind it is most important that we get the balance between learning and home schooling correct. A lot has been spoken about whether children should or should not participate in home schooling. Having listened to many people and read many articles about it, the decision as to whether the children participate or not rests with you their parents/guardians.
The advice from the school is that no undue pressure should be put on the children regarding schooling. Taking everything into account I wish to draw your attention to the following.
- Every Monday morning at 8:50am for as long as the school is closed your child’s teacher will Aladdin you a week’s programme of work. There will be no obligation on the children to finish the work as the circumstances in each family home will differ especially if the virus comes to our community.
- You will be able to contact your child’s teacher through Aladdin.
- You can contact the school by email at email@example.com
- The school’s phone number for the duration of the closure is 0863873544.
- There are many educational website available to everyone and the advice is to use them only if you feel that they are appropriate and suitable for your child’s learning.
- For instance if you google search ‘Long Division for a 12 year old’ the information, exercises and youtube explanations are endless and generally age appropriate. The same goes for every aspect and subject of the curriculum.
- Finally I enclose a list of useful websites which has come from the Irish Primary Principals Network for all the children in Ireland. It is free and merely a guide if you wish to use it. http://bit.ly/covid19learningmenu
Please remember that the school is always there to support the children and if you wish to contact us please do not hesitate to do so.
In the meantime take care of yourselves and keep safe.
The Kilrane National School Attendance Policy has been added to the School Policies section and can be found here https://www.kilranenationalschool.com/wp/school-policies/attendance-policy/
Re: Gaelic Football
Beginning Monday 18th September we will begin Gaelic Football training for 1st to 3rd class girls and boys.
Training will be held before school from 8.50am to 9.20am every Monday, Wednesday and Friday morning.
Children who wish to take part should bring boots, shorts, gum shields, gloves and a change of socks!
Kilrane G.A.A. Committee
The School’s June 2017 Newsletter can be found on the menu above under Parent’s Info:
It can also be found here
BEWARE!!!! Some spooky photos from our Halloween party can be viewed here: click here if you dare!!!
The children of 6th class took great pleasure in drenching some of the teachers……but it was all to raise awareness of a wonderful cause.
Here are some photos and video from the Kilrane National School Ice Bucket Challenge, in aid of Motor Neuron Disease.