School News

Retirement of Frankie Thomas- school caretaker

posted Jul 5, 2018, 6:04 AM by Owen Breslin

Killeigh NS recently said goodbye to our school caretaker Frankie Thomas who has retired. Frankie was a very popular figure around the school and he will be greatly missed. Frankie carried out many jobs in order to keep the school going but perhaps his most important job (as far as countless boys and girls were concerned ) was retrieving footballs from over the ditch. His easygoing manner and affable charm made him popular with young and old alike and we wish him all the best in his retirement.
At our recent sports day, a presentation was made to Frankie on behalf of the staff of the school and the Board of Management. 


Booklists and School calendar for the year ahead now online

posted Jul 5, 2018, 5:28 AM by Owen Breslin   [ updated Jul 5, 2018, 5:33 AM ]

Parents are advised that booklists for the year ahead can be found at this link. The school calendar for 2018/2019 can be found here.

Goodbye 6th class

posted Jun 29, 2018, 5:06 AM by Owen Breslin

Eight years ago a wonderful bunch of people entered our school and it has been a great source of joy and pride  to watch them develop into the wonderful people they have become. We wish the very best of luck to our wonderful 6th class. May you be successful with everything you do.

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SFI Discover Science and Maths Awards

posted Jun 28, 2018, 5:05 AM by Owen Breslin

Scoil Shinchill recently applied to be part of the SFI Discover Science and Maths Awards. As part of the process we were asked to highlight some of the activities that were ongoing in our school in the promotion and teaching of STEM subject areas. We recently received the good news that we were successful in our application for the award of a plaque of STEM excellence. Well done and thank you to everyone that helped us out with this. For more info on our application please visit this link

Offaly Fit Class Award

posted Jun 28, 2018, 4:24 AM by Owen Breslin   [ updated Jun 28, 2018, 4:27 AM ]

The boys and girls of Ms McElduffs class and Ms Dermodys class took part in a competition to find Offalys fittest class. The good news is the 5th class boys and girls and 6th class girls won in their categories. Well done to all of the boys and girls who took part and their teachers. 

Parents Association fundraise for Dóchas

posted Jun 28, 2018, 3:04 AM by Owen Breslin

Our Parents Association recently carried out some fundraising activity during our Grandparents Day. They managed to raise €270 which was donated to Dóchas. Thanks to all who made this possible. 

Sports Day

posted Jun 26, 2018, 5:01 AM by Owen Breslin

Sports day 2018 was held yesterday, Monday 25th of June. Pupils made the most of the good weather and made an early start to the activities. Due to the heat we also took extra breaks in the shade. It was a great days fun and thanks must go to all of the pupils who helped out setting up each station and to all of the teachers who helped on the day. A special thanks goes to Ms Dunne, Ms Moriatity, Ms Bennett and Mr Breslin for coordinating the days activities. Thanks also to our parents association who provided a drinks station complete with mr Freezes to keep everyone cool.

School Tour Fun

posted Jun 26, 2018, 4:19 AM by Owen Breslin

The boys and girls had great fun recently when they went on their annual school tours to the following destinations:

  • The boys and girls in our infant classes visited Turoe Pet farm in Galway.
  • 1st class visited Dublin Zoo
  • 2nd class and 3rd classes had great fun at Portlick Scout centre in Athlone.
  • 4th class and both 5th classes had a super day at Baysports Athlone.
  • 6th class went on their traditional day of outdoor adventure and watersports with Birr outdoor Adventure centre.
  • Síolta class had a great day out in Daingean.
We thank all of the above venues for hosting us and we would also like to thank Ann Marie and Stacey for their assistance booking the above.

School Sports day next week

posted Jun 23, 2018, 5:53 AM by Owen Breslin

We are planning on holding our school Sports day sometime next week. We ask that children come in wearing PE gear from Monday and the plan is that we will pick a day based on the weather. Pupils are asked to bring in an oversized piece of clothing or two for a novelty race and please ensure they are wearing adequate sun cream.

6th class Enterprise day

posted Jun 21, 2018, 2:39 AM by Owen Breslin

The boys and girls have been busy preparing for their upcoming Enterprise Day which takes place this Friday. There will be a number of products available for sale and the pupils will be talking about their products. All support welcomed.

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