KILGARRIFFE NATIONAL SCHOOL

NEWSLETTER

Kilgarriffe National School Newsletter

Week 21 (13/02/20)

Mid Term Break

Tomorrow Friday 14th February the school closes at 3pm for midterm break.

Reopening Monday 24th February’20.

 

Kilgarriffe NS Enrolment

Enrolment is now open for new pupils for September’20.

Reminder to any siblings enrolling that completed enrolment forms are due to be returned by the end of this week, 15th Feb’20.

 

Used Clothing Collection

The next Used Clothing & footwear collection will be Wed 26th Feb’20

As this is straight after midterm break, sacks of clothing can now be brought into school any day. No cushions, pillows or duvets accepted. Thank you.

 

Annual Extra Curricular Payment

Final payments due for all families who haven’t already contributed in full by midterm break, this Friday 14th Feb’20

Infants (No swimming) €60 full fee per child.

1st Class to 6th Class: €110 full fee per child.

Thank you to all who have already done so.

 

Aldi Rugby Stickers

Aldi are running another promotion for 2 lucky schools to win €50,000 for sports facilities. We are collecting stickers to enter again, from Jan 31st until the 24th April’20. Anyone shopping in Aldi, please collect your stickers at checkout & send into school to add to our collection poster displayed in the Computer room.

 

Whist Drive Fundraiser Monday 24th Feb’20

Kilgarriffe Parish are holding a Whist Drive in aid of our school on Monday 24th Feb’20 at 9pm in the Parochial Hall. Any ‘Whist’ players are very welcome to attend to take part. Donations of Raffle Prizes & Baking (Cake, buns, biscuits & sandwiches) to serve for refreshments are needed from our school families. Raffle prizes can be sent into school & any willing bakers, please let us know by text on school mobile.

Baking can be delivered to school on Mon 24th or directly to the hall that evening.

 

Family Bingo School Fundraiser

Our Annual Family Bingo will take place on Sunday 8th March at 3pm in the Parochial Hall.

Please spread the word for a fun afternoon suitable for all the family.

 

Soccer Lessons

Many thanks to Fernando (Community College transition year student) who came into school this week to teach soccer skills to all classes.

Upcoming Events in School after midterm

Fairtrade Week: Mon 24th to Fri 28th Feb’20 with Chocolatier visit Thurs 27th.

Pancake Day for all: Shrove Tuesday 25th Feb’20. Bring own toppings!!

World Book Day: Thurs 5th March Dress up as character from favourite book.

Engineers Week: Mon 9th to Fri 13th March’20

Seachtain na Gaeilge: Mon 16th to Fri 20th Mar’20

Tag Rugby Coaching: 2nd to 6th Class, every Wed for month of March from Wed 4th March.

Arc Tree Planting: Date to be Confirmed.

Multi Cultural Day: Fri 13th Mar’20

 

West Corks Got Talent Kids Auditions

‘West Cork’s Got Talent’ is a fundraiser in aid of Jack & Friends Centre for Autism based in Bandon supporting 160 families in West Cork living with Autism.

If your child (6-12 yrs) has a ‘Talent’ & would like to participate, Clonakilty Auditions are taking place on Sat 15th Feb’20 @12 noon in the Clonakilty Hotel. Parent or Guardian must be present to confirm participation consent & €20 per entry.

10 finalist for the Juniors Competition (6 Years – 12 Years) will be chosen from the Clonakilty Auditions.

Winner of the Final Show on March 14th will take home a prize of €500.

 

Parents Internet Safety & Cyberbullying Talk

An Internet Safety & Cyberbullying talk for adults, to help them learn how to protect & safeguard their children online, will take place tomorrow Friday 14th Feb at 11am in Clonakilty Library. Booking advisable to book a seat. Tel. 023 8834275

 

Kilgarriffe Union of Parishes

*Little Treasures Parent and Baby/Toddler group meets every Monday in the Parochial Hall, Clonakilty from 10-11:30am. All are welcome to attend.

 

School Calendar 2020

Spring Midterm Break: Mon 17th to Fri 21st Feb’20

Whist School Fundraiser: Mon 24th Feb’20 in the Parochial Hall

Family Fun Bingo: Sun 8th March’20 3pm in Parochial Hall

Used Clothing Collection Fundraiser: Wednesday 26th Feb’20

St. Patrick’s Day: School Closed Tuesday 17th March’20

Easter Holidays: Closing Fri 3rd April (12 noon) Re opening Mon 19th April’20

 

Happy Valentines’ Day everyone !! 

Week 20 (05/02/20)

Kilgarriffe NS Open Day

Tomorrow Fri 7th Feb is our school Open Day from 10-3pm. Please can all parents ensure their children are wearing a clean, correct uniform. Thank you.

 

Kilgarriffe NS Enrolment

Enrolment is now open for new pupils for September’20.

Reminder to any siblings enrolling that completed enrolment forms are due to be returned by the end of next week, 15th Feb’20.

 

Primary School Credit Union Quiz

Well done to the 2 teams who represented our school last Sunday in the Credit Union Primary Schools Quiz at Fernhill House Hotel.

 

Author Visit

Author Olive Mooney who has written a ghost series of Novels for Primary School children called 'The Chronicles of Cadaver College' visited 2nd to 6th Class last Monday afternoon.

The children greatly enjoyed her visit & we have purchased her books for the library in both the Middle & Senior Classrooms.

 

Junior Entrepreneur Programme

Last Tuesday 5th & 6th Class put forward their business ideas to the ‘Dragons’ (Ian, Galiya & Sheila), as part of the Junior Entrepreneur Programme. All groups presented very well, with the ‘Pizza idea’ winning overall.

We look forward to Pizza for lunch in the weeks ahead. Well done 5th & 6th.

A special thanks to Ian, Galiya & Sheila for doing a great job as ‘The dragons’, asking some very challenging questions to our budding entrepreneurs!!

 

Aldi Rugby Stickers

Aldi are running another promotion for 2 lucky schools to win €50,000 for sports facilities. We are collecting stickers to enter again, from Jan 31st until the 24th April’20. Anyone shopping in Aldi, please collect your stickers at checkout & send into school to add to our collection poster. We received some nice rugby balls, throw down markers & tag rugby kit from our last entries. Thank you to all who contributed.

 

Annual Extra Curricular Payment

Final payments due for all families who haven’t already contributed in full by midterm break, next Friday 14th Feb’20

Infants (No swimming) €60 full fee per child.

1st Class to 6th Class: €110 full fee per child.

 

Used Clothing Collection

The next Used Clothing & footwear collection will be Wed 26th Feb’20

As this is straight after midterm break, sacks of clothing can start coming into school from next Monday 10th February. No cushions, pillows or duvets accepted. Thank you.

 

West Corks Got Talent Kids Auditions

‘West Cork’s Got Talent’ is a fundraiser in aid of Jack & Friends Centre for Autism based in Bandon supporting 160 families in West Cork living with Autism.

If your child (6-12 yrs) has a ‘Talent’ & would like to participate, Clonakilty Auditions are taking place on Sat 15th Feb’20 @12 noon in the Clonakilty Hotel. Parent or Guardian must be present to confirm participation consent & €20 per entry.

10 finalist for the Juniors Competition (6 Years – 12 Years) will be chosen from the Clonakilty Auditions.

Winner of the Final Show on March 14th will take home a prize of €500.

 

Kilgarriffe Union of Parishes

*Little Treasures Parent and Baby/Toddler group meets every Monday in the Parochial Hall, Clonakilty from 10-11:30am. All are welcome to attend.

*Funday Sunday this Sunday 9th Feb’20 in the Parochial Hall 11:15-12:30pm. All primary school age children welcome.

 

School Calendar 2020

Kigarriffe NS Open Day: Friday 7th Feb’20 10am to 3pm

Spring Midterm Break: Mon 17th to Fri 21st Feb’20

Whist School Fundraiser: Mon 24th Feb’20 in the Parochial Hall

Used Clothing Collection Fundraiser: Wednesday 26th Feb’20

St. Patrick’s Day: School Closed Tuesday 17th March’20

Easter Holidays: Closing Fri 3rd April (12 noon) Re opening Mon 19th April’20

Week 19 (30/01/20)

Parent Teacher Meetings

School closes today at 12 noon to facilitate Parent Teacher meetings.

Normal school day tomorrow.

 

Primary School Credit Union Quiz

The Annual Primary Schools Credit Union Quiz takes place this Sunday 2nd February’20 in Fernhill House Hotel from 3-5pm

Best of luck to our two school teams. Team members please be at Fernhill by 2:45pm at the latest.

No Uniform required & NO MOBILE PHONES allowed during Quiz. If you bring one, please ensure you give it to Miss. Buttimer before the Quiz starts.

Parents please collect children after Quiz at 5pm.

Teams are: U11yrs: Matthew Buttimer, Victor Abbott, Ben Mc Inerney & Emily Buttimer.

                Over 11 yrs: Jonah Sutton, Toby Elliott, William Kingston & Lucie Bradley

 

Author Visit to School

Next Monday 3rd Feb’20the children in 2nd to 6th Class will have a visit from Author Olive Mooney who has written a

ghost series of Novels for Primary School children called 'The Chronicles of Cadaver College' aimed at 8-12 year olds.

She will read to the children & give them some creative writing tips during her visit.

Children have all received a flyer about purchasing some books, should they wish to, but there is no obligation to do so.

1 Book €12 / 2 Books €20 / 3 Books €28
The first three chapters are available to read on her website: thechroniclesofcadavercollege.com

 

Junior Entrepreneur Programme

This year 5th & 6th Class will take part in the Junior Entrepreneur Programme.

They will put forward their ideas before the ‘Dragons’ next Tuesday 4th February’20.

Good Luck all & thank you to the parents & BOM members who have agreed to be 'The Dragons' this year.

 

Kilgarriffe NS Open Day

Our school Open Day is next Friday 7th February from 10-3pm. Everyone welcome to visit.

 

Kilgarriffe NS Enrolment

Enrolment is now open for new pupils for September’20.

Forms to be returned by 15th Feb’20.

 

Head Lice Reported

Head lice outbreak in school reported. Please can ALL parents check their children’s hair & treat appropriately

immediately & repeat again in 10 days time. Thank you.

Annual Extra Curricular Payment

Final payments due for all families who haven’t already contributed in full by midterm break, Friday 14th Feb’20

Infants (No swimming) €60 full fee per child.

1st Class to 6th Class: €110 full fee per child.

 

Used Clothing Collection

The next Used Clothing & footwear collection will be Wed 26th Feb’20

As this is straight after midterm break, sacks of clothing can start coming into school from Monday 10th February.

No cushions, pillows or duvets accepted. Thank you.

Kilgarriffe Union of Parishes

*Little Treasures Parent and Baby/Toddler group meets every Monday in the Parochial Hall, Clonakilty from 10-11:30am.

All are welcome to attend.

 

School Calendar 2020

Primary Schools Credit Union Quiz: Sun 2nd Feb’20 3-5pm

Kilgarriffe NS Open Day: Friday 7th Feb’20 10am to 3pm

Spring Midterm Break: Mon 17th to Fri 21st Feb’20

Whist School Fundraiser: Mon 24th Feb’20 in the Parochial Hall

Used Clothing Collection Fundraiser: Wednesday 26th Feb’20

St. Patrick’s Day: School Closed Tuesday 17th March’20

Easter Holidays: Closing Fri 3rd April (12 noon) Reopening Mon 19th April’20

Week 18 (23/01/20)

Parent/ Teacher Meetings

Reminder School will finish for all children at 12noon next Thursday 30thJanuary to facilitate Parent Teacher Meetings.

Parent/ teacher meetings will take place over two days:

Mon 27th Jan’20 from 3:15 -5:30pm and

Thurs 30th Jan’20 from 1pm onwards.

Timetable has been distributed to all.

 

Credit Union Quiz

The Annual Primary Schools Credit Union Quiz takes place on Sunday 2nd Feb’20 in Fernhill Hotel at 3pm.

Our teams are as follows:

U.11yrs Team                                                                      Over 11yrs Team

Matthew Buttimer (5th Class)                                           Jonah Sutton (6th Class)                                                              

Victor Abbott (5th Class)                                                    Toby Elliott (6th Class)

Ben Mc Inerney (4th Class)                                                William Kingston (6th Class)                                                  

Emily Buttimer (3rd Class)                                                  Lucie Bradley  (5th Class)

Subs: Rosanna (3rd) & Archie (4th)                                    Subs: Daria (6th) & Ada (6th) 

 

Kilgarriffe NS Enrolment

Enrolment is open for our school for next Sept’20 since 15th Jan’20.

Enrolment forms should be sought, completed & returned to school by 15th Feb’20.

After this date the BOM will offer places to those wishing to start in Sept’20, following our enrolment policy.

Please spread the word to any friends, family, neighbours, etc. who may be interested in enrolling a child in our school for next Sept’20, especially for Junior Infants. Spaces may be limited in some classes as we strive to keep our numbers in each classroom as manageable as possible, therefore early enrolment is advisable.

 

Our School Open Day will be on Friday 7th Feb’20 from 10am to 3pm. All are welcome to visit our school that day, especially if interested in enrolling a child in the next few years.

 

Board Of Management (BOM) Annual Extra Curricular Payment

The second half of this payment (€55 per child) is now due for all families who haven’t already paid this in full. Please can this be sent into school before the February midterm break. Thank you to those who have already contributed in full. There are still several families that owe the full amount:

ie. €110 per child (1st to 6th Class) / €60 per child (Infants as NO Swimming lessons)

 

Kilgarriffe Union of Parishes

*Little Treasures Parent and Baby/Toddler group meets every Monday in the

  Parochial Hall, Clonakilty from 10:00 -11:30am. All are welcome to attend.

 

School Calendar 2020

Parent/Teacher Meetings: Mon 27th & Thurs 30th Jan’20

Primary Schools Credit Union Quiz: Sunday 2nd Feb’20 at 3pm

Kilgarriffe NS Open Day: Friday 7th Feb’20 10am-3pm

Spring Mid Term: Monday 17th – Friday 21st Feb’20

Whist School Fundraiser – Monday 24th Feb’20 in Parochial Hall

Next Used Clothing Collection 26th Feb 2020

St. Patrick’s Day: Closed Tues 17th March’20

Easter Holidays: Closing Fri 3rd April (12noon) Re-opening Mon 19th April’20

Week 17 (16/01/20)

Road Works for Footpaths

There will be some disruption along the Old Timoleague Road up past our school for the next few weeks as progress is finally

in motion to improve & install footpaths.

Please be very careful, allowing extra time especially at drop off & collection times and adhere to the traffic lights for everyone’s safety.

 

Parent/ Teacher Meetings

Parent/ teacher meetings will take place over two days:

Mon 27th Jan’20 from 3:30 -5:30pm and

Thurs 30th Jan’20 from 1pm onwards.

School will finish for all children at 12noon on Thursday 30th.

Timetable for all distributed today.

 

Credit Union Quiz

The Annual Primary Schools Credit Union Quiz takes place on Sunday 2nd Feb’20 in Fernhill Hotel at 3pm.

Children from 2nd to 6th Class will take part in practice quizzes & 2 teams of 4 children will be chosen to represent our school.

Teams revealed next week.

 

Kilgarriffe NS Enrolment

Enrolment is open for our school for next Sept’20 from 15th Jan’20. Enrolment forms should be sought, completed & returned to school by

15th Feb’20.

After this date the BOM will offer places to those wishing to start in Sept’20, following our enrolment policy.

Please spread the word to any friends, family, neighbours, etc. who may be interested in enrolling a child in our school for next Sept’20,

especially for Junior Infants. Spaces may be limited in some classes as we strive to keep our numbers in each classroom as manageable as

possible, therefore early enrolment is advisable.

 

Our School Open Day will be on Friday 7th Feb’20 from 10am to 3pm. All are welcome to visit our school that day,

especially if interested in enrolling a child anytime in the next few years.

 

Board Of Management (BOM) Annual Extra Curricular Payment

The second half of this payment (€55 per child) is now due for all families who haven’t already paid this in full.

Please can this be sent into school before the February midterm break. Thank you to those who have already contributed in full.

There are still several families that owe this in full ie. €110 per child.

 

Parenting Course

‘The Secrets to Effective Parenting’ is a 6 week course presented by Bernadette Ruane & Rioghnach Cantwell.

Suitable for Parents, Teachers & Youth Workers. Starts 22nd Jan’20, 7-9pm at Twig, Spillers Lane, Clonakilty.

Cost €100. For further info contact Bernadette 086 3437006 or email: Bruane99@gmail.com

 

Kilgarriffe Union of Parishes

*Little Treasures Parent and Baby/Toddler group meets every Monday in the

  Parochial Hall, Clonakilty from 10:00 -11:30am. All are welcome to attend.

 

School Calendar 2020

Parent/Teacher Meetings: Mon 27th & Thurs 30th Jan’20

Primary Schools Credit Union Quiz: Sunday 2nd Feb’20 at 3pm

Kilgarriffe NS Open Day: Friday 7th Feb’20 10am-3pm

Spring Mid Term: Monday 17th – Friday 21st Feb’20

Whist School Fundraiser – Monday 24th Feb’20 in Parochial Hall

Next Used Clothing Collection 26th Feb 2020

St. Patrick’s Day: Closed Tues 17th March’20

Easter Holidays: Closing Fri 3rd April (12noon)

                               Re-opening Mon 19th April’20

Week 16 (09/01/20)

Welcome Back

Welcome back to everyone and hope you all had a lovely, restful Christmas break.

Wishing you and your families a very ‘Happy New Year’ for 2020.

 

Food Dudes & Healthy Lunch Policy

As a new term begins, reminder of our ‘Healthy Lunch’ policy in school, with the assistance of you the parents’ to cut back on sugary treats, keeping these to ONE small treat on Fridays. As part of this, the children are being encouraged to continue the ‘Food Dudes Programme’ including some fruit & veg in their lunch box each day. Each classroom has an awards chart, on which each child gets a tick for the fruit & veg they eat each day, working towards a series of award certificates.

As an additional incentive, when every child in their classroom has reached their Silver Certificate, the class will all be rewarded with a special ‘Smoothie Day’.

 

Parent/ Teacher Meetings

This year Parent/ teacher meetings will take place over two days:

Mon 27th Jan’20 from 3:30 -5:30pm and

Thurs 30th Jan’20 from 1pm onwards.

School will finish for all children at 12noon that day.

Note going home today to sign if attending or not. We can then put together a timetable to minimise delays for parents at meetings. Please complete & return form by next Wednesday 15th January’20.

 

Credit Union Quiz

The Annual Primary Schools Credit Union Quiz takes place on Sunday 2nd Feb’20 in Fernhill Hotel at 3pm. Children from 2nd to 6th Class will take part in practice quizzes & 2 teams of 4 children will be chosen to represent our school.

 

Kilgarriffe NS Enrolment and Open Day

Enrolment is open for our school for next Sept’20 from 15th Jan’20. Enrolment forms should be sought, completed & returned to school by 15th Feb’20.

After this date the BOM will offer places to those wishing to start in Sept’20, following our enrolment policy.

Please spread the word to any friends, family, neighbours, etc. who may be interested in enrolling a child in our school for next Sept’20, especially for Junior Infants. Spaces may be limited in some classes as we strive to keep our numbers in each classroom as manageable as possible, therefore early enrolment is advisable.

Our School Open Day will be on Friday 7th Feb’20. All are welcome to visit our school that day, especially if interested in enrolling a child anytime in the next few years.

Health Issues

Please check all heads for Head lice & treat appropriately with treatment shampoo immediately & repeat in 10 days time!

There have been several outbreaks of ‘Mumps’ in Clonakilty Community particularly in the teenage age group. Please be aware of this if any of your children are unwell or are not vaccinated.

 

Parenting Course

‘The Secrets to Effective Parenting’ is a 6 week course presented by Bernadette Ruane & Rioghnach Cantwell. Suitable for Parents, Teachers & Youth Workers. Starts 22nd Jan’20, 7-9pm at Twig, Spillers Lane, Clonakilty. Cost €100. For further info contact Bernadette 086 3437006 or email: Bruane99@gmail.com

 

Kilgarriffe Union of Parishes

*Funday Sunday takes place this Sunday 12th Jan’20 in the Parochial Hall for 

  all Primary School aged children from 11:15am to 12:30pm. All welcome.

 

*Little Treasures Parent and Baby/Toddler group meets every Monday in the

  Parochial Hall, Clonakilty from 10:00 -11:30am. All are welcome to attend.

 

School Calendar 2020

Parent/Teacher Meetings: Mon 27th & Thurs 30th Jan’20

Primary Schools Credit Union Quiz: Sunday 2nd Feb’20 at 3pm in Fernhill House Hotel

Kilgarriffe NS Open Day: Friday 7th Feb’20

Spring Mid Term: Monday 17th – Friday 21st Feb’20

St. Patrick’s Day: Closed Tues 17th March’20

Easter Holidays: Closing Fri 3rd April (12noon)

                     Re-opening Mon 19th April’20

CONTACT US

EMAIL US IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS
kilgarriffens.office@gmail.com
SCHOOL OFFICE: 023 8834965
School Mobile: 083 0658096

ADDRESS

KILGARRIFFE NATIONAL SCHOOL, OLD TIMOLEAGUE ROAD, CLONAKILTY, CO. CORK, P85 KR27 IRELAND 

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