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Halloween 2021

posted Oct 22, 2021, 6:05 AM by Owen Breslin   [ updated Oct 22, 2021, 6:45 AM ]

We held our annual dress up day in aid of the Trick or Treat for Temple St today in school. All of the children had great fun dressing up and our staff joined in the fun too. Thanks to parent Karen Geaghty who donated a lovely prize for our raffle. The winner was Daniel Quinn in 5th class. Thanks to everyone for your support today. A wonderful figure of €739 was raised for Temple St. 

Halloween 2021


Congratulations Naomh Molaoise

posted Oct 5, 2021, 7:41 AM by Owen Breslin

Congratulations to the Naomh Molaoise Girls who won the U14 A county football final last night. It's a super achievement and we couldnt be prouder of our own past pupils who are part of the team and panel. 

Children book festival with Offaly Libraries

posted Oct 5, 2021, 4:02 AM by Owen Breslin

 
Pupils from 3rd, 4th and 5th class joined a very special zoom session with popular children's author Derek Landy who writes the popular Skullduggery Crescent books. It was a very enjoyable session and we thank Offaly Libraries for organizing. 

  



Best of luck girls in the final

posted Sep 24, 2021, 11:58 AM by Owen Breslin

We have been busy this week putting up the black and amber for St Sinchills U16 camogie team who take on Shinrone tomorrow in the county final. Best of luck girls, we were always proud of our camogie players and it is great to see the girls keep things going with St Sinchills. Let's hope they can bring back the cup tomorrow. 

Confirmation class 2021

posted Sep 20, 2021, 2:48 AM by Owen Breslin

We send our congratulations and warmest best wishes to the boys and girls from the 6th class of 2021 who celebrated the sacrament of confirmation last Fri evening. Previous attempts at celebrating the sacrament had proven unsuccessful due to covid 19 restrictions, however it proved to be worth the wait as it was a beautiful ceremony on Fri night. A huge thanks to Fr John for all his work on this, thanks also to Doris for her assistance in preparing the church. Thanks also to the parents and candidates for making it such a meaningful ceremony.

Welcome Back

posted Sep 16, 2021, 4:10 AM by Owen Breslin

We extend a warm welcome back to school to everyone for the 2021/2022 school year. We send a special welcome to the boys and girls of Junior Infants. They have settled really well and we look forward to an amazing 8 years with them. Finally we also extend a warm welcome back to our principal Mr White who has just finished a two year secondment to the Irish Primary Principals Network (IPPN). 



We hope to take a photo with our Junior Infants in the next few days and will post it here when we get a chance.

Best of luck to Offaly teams tomorrow

posted Jul 2, 2021, 4:56 AM by Owen Breslin   [ updated Jul 2, 2021, 4:57 AM ]

It is a huge day for Offaly hurling tomorrow with the Minors attempting to win the 2020 Leinster final. Later tomorrow afternoon, the Offaly Senior hurlers line out against Sligo in the Christy Ring Cup.
We are very proud to see that so many of our former pupils featuring on both panels. We wish Kieran Coonan, Ruairi Dunne and Joel Troy the best of luck with the Offaly Minors and we wish Liam Langton, Joey Keenaghan and  Conor Langton the best of luck with the Offaly senior team.




Science Blast 2021

posted Jun 24, 2021, 1:30 PM by Owen Breslin

One of the casualties of Covid-19 restrictions was the annual Science Blast science fair that is usually held in the RDS. A highlight for 5th class every year, it always proves to be a most enjoyable day out. While this years event could not take place in the RDS, it did happen virtually online and the boys and girls in Ms Molloys 5th class took part. 

They posed the question "Are Yawns Contagious?" Using the school chromebooks and Ipads they undertook research that uncovered a wealth of information about yawning that most of us never knew. They also designed and carried out an online survey for pupils and teachers. It was a fascinating project and we are all very proud of their work. They were awarded their prize yesterday at our graduation ceremony. 

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Class of 2021 Graduation ceremony

posted Jun 23, 2021, 11:31 AM by Owen Breslin   [ updated Jun 23, 2021, 11:49 AM ]

Today we said a fond farewell to our graduating 6th class. It has been a tough couple of years that has tested our resolve, however the boys and girls in Ms McElduffs 6th  class and Mr Breslins 6th class have shown that they have the resilience and the character to get through anything.

 Ms Sheeran praised the spirit shown by the pupils and told them how proud we were of them. They have shown courage, resilience, strength, determination and hard work right through their time with us but particularly in the last 18 months. There will always be a welcome for them in our school.

Mr White also praised the boys and girls and told them how wonderful it was to be able to watch them grow in our school.

We wish the boys and girls of 6th class 2021 the very best for the future.

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In addition to our graduation ceremony, it has become a tradition to create a graduation video for our pupils that captures the essence of the journey that the children have taken through our school. We thank our parents for sending in old photos of your child. The rest of us had great fun trying to guess who everyone was.

We wish to thank Ronan Cleary from Ms McElduffs class who very kindly volunteered to create this video. We think you will agree that Ronan has done an excellent job. This video can be viewed at  https://animoto.com/play/7uH48WEtq1PH4oltioSO3g

If the video above does not work, please try the mirror version available here.

Killeigh ns parents association Internet safety talk

posted Jun 21, 2021, 12:54 PM by Owen Breslin

Online communication and digital devices offer so many opportunities for learning. However their use also comes with potential dangers especially when they are being used by our children.
Today, IT specialist Ger Brick held a zoom workshop with the pupils in 6th class where we explored the theme of internet safety. Tonight he held an information evening for parents where he raised awareness of potential dangers and also offered advice on how to keep out children safe. 
We thank Ger who gave us much to think about. We also thank those parents who joined us on the night. 
We send a huge thank you to our parents association for bringing us these events. 

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