ST KILIAN’S NATIONAL SCHOOL
SCHOOL CALENDAR 2017/2018
Wednesday 30th August 2017
Friday 1st September
School closes at 12.30
CLOSED: Mon 30th Oct to Fri 3rd Nov inclusive
Re-opens: Mon 6th Nov
CLOSED: Monday 25th Dec to Fri 5th Jan inclusive
Re-opens: Mon 8th Jan
Wednesday 14th February
School closes at 12.30
CLOSED: Thurs 15th & Fri 16th Feb
St Patrick’s Day Sat 17th March
CLOSED: Mon 19th March
CLOSED: Mon 26th March to Fri 6th April inclusive
Re-opens: Mon 9th April
CLOSED: Mon 7th May
CLOSED: Mon 4th June
Last Day: Fri 22nd June
School Calendar of Events 2016/17
Sept: Friday 2nd
February : Wed 22nd
School closes at 12.30 to facilitate these meetings.
School closes on Wed 14th Dec for training day on the new Primary Language Curriculum.
AGM Parents Assoc.
Thursday 6th Oct @ 9pm in the school.
We have had very productive and hard working Parents Associations over the last number of years.
Come along to share your ideas and get involved
The due date for children starting in the new school is Mon 9th January.
Children bring in €2 per family on these no uniform days, which occur on the last Friday of every month (may be brought forward due to school holidays). This money is then spent on a school resource or resources chosen in conjunction with the Parents’ Assoc. Last year the money raised helped fund the school’s new soft play area, sports equipment, school jerseys and yard games.
Mufti-Days – 21st Oct, 25th Nov, 16th Dec, 27th Jan, 3rd Mar,
26th May, 16th June.
November: Wed 16th – Fri 18th Snr Infants
January: Mon 30th + Tues 31st Jnr Infants
November: Mon 21st – Fri 25th for First to 6th Class
April: Wed 1st – Fri 3rd Mar for + Senior Infants
May: Mon 29th – Tues 30th Jnr Infants
Individual times and dates will be organised.
School Reports will be posted to all families during the 2nd week of June from Mon 12th.
Coffee Morning for Jnr Infants’ Parents
Wed 26th Oct in the GP Room. Come along for a coffee and a chat. Meet with other parents, staff and Parents Assoc. Time to be decided.
Club will commence on Tuesday 13th September at 2.40. It will run for an hour on Tues to Thurs inclusive and is available for children in 1st to 6th Class. €2 per pupil.
Literacy and Numeracy (Every 2 years)
Literacy Lift Off.
Meeting scheduled for next year.
Helping Your Child with Numeracy.
Meeting scheduled for next year.
Junior Infant Parents’ Meeting @ 2pm
June: Thurs 15th – Meeting of parents enrolling children
commencing Sept 2017
|Bracken Basic Concept||Junior Infants||First Term|
|Verbal and Non Verbal Reasoning Test||1st + 5th||Dec, begins Mon 5th.|
|NNRIT||1st + 5th||Last week November|
|Basic Number Facts||1st + 5th||January, begins Mon 16th.|
|MIST||Senior Infants||March, begins Mon 27th.|
|Micra T (Literacy)||1st – 6th||Last Term|
|Sigma T (Numeracy)||1st – 6th||Last Term|
|Drumcondra Tests of Early Numeracy||Senior Infants||May, begins Mon 15th.|
Healthy Eating Weeks
Oct: Mon 3rd Feb: Mon 6th .
A whole school focus on healthy eating during these weeks involving parents, pupils and staff.
Children from Infants to 4th Class inclusive will take part in the Food Dudes Project for the first time in many years.
Science is actively promoted throughout the school during the week. Children are encouraged to participate in practical scientific activities. Work is displayed prominently around the school. Samples of work will be put on the school website. Some classes will invite parents in to view and discuss their work.
Science Week May: Mon 8th – Fri 12th
Seachtain na Gaeilge
I rith Seachtain na Gaeilge cuirimid usáid na Gaeilge agus an chultúir Ghaelaigh chun chinn ar scoil. Bíonn céilí, ceol, cluichí, páistí ag garraíodóireacht agus araile í rith na seachtaine.
Márta: 13th – 17th
Spirit of Christmas
Carol service in the Church for Infants – 2nd Class. Date and times to be decided.
Dec Thurs 22nd at 11.30 am
June Fri 23rd at 11.30am
Active Schools Week
The Physical Education Programme is promoted throughout the week. Children are given opportunities to take part in a wide range of physical activities. The Community Sports Centre may be used.
June: Mon 12th – Fri 16th
Run for Funds
Fri 16th June from 11am.
All children run/walk on 4 routes of varied lengths up to 5km to cater for differing abilities. Children will work through training programmes in school and at home in preparation for this event.
Be Active Programme (2nd Class)
This programme which encourages and promotes fitness will run for 5 weeks on Tuesdays from 20th Sept to 25th Oct from 2.40 to 3.20
School Tours (After Micra + Sigmas)
May: Mon 29th to the end of June.
November: 2nd week – an opportunity to buy for Christmas.
Late May / early June (weather permitting)
February: Tues 14th
This is a service the school offers. There is no obligation to buy.
Cavan G.A.A. Schools Coaching Programme.
2 x 6/7 week blocks commencement date 14/09/16
Tag Rugby Fri 16th Sept + Fri 14th Oct.
Blitz to follow.
Tennis Coaching with Michal Bryniczka. €2 charge.
Classes: Jnr Infants – 4th inclusive.
8 week programme, starting Mon 5th Sept.
We have an option to continue this once again in the spring depending on feedback and support. Proposed date is Mon 24th April for 8 weeks.
Swimming (3rd Class).
This will commence in Jan 2017.
Skip-hop workshops in the final term.
Tuesdays Ronan Carolan coaches 5th Class only.
Thursdays Yvonne Chilton teaches accordion to children in 2nd – 6th
School’s Blog + Newsletters
Check our school blog weekly at: http://stkilianmullagh.scoilnet.ie/blog
It is regularly updated.
Our school’s newsletter is published twice annually in October and March
WOW + COW Days
Children are encouraged to walk or cycle at least part of the way to and from school as often as possible. Every Wednesday will be an informal WOW/COW (Walk/Cycle on Wednesday).
6th Class BBQ on Wed 21st June.