World Book Day was celebrated in Kilcornan National School during our Book Fair week. In order to celebrate the importance of reading and the amazing characters that take us into their lives when we read, pupils were invited to dress up as their favourite characters. The variety of costumes was incredible and thank you to the parents for working so hard on creating them. Pupils had a super day at school. See our photo gallery for more pictures of the day!
Kilcornan National School held a ‘Wellness Week’ from 7th to 13th February 2023 as part of the ‘Amber Flag’ initiative, run by Pieta House. The ‘Amber Flag is awarded to schools for creating a healthy, inclusive environment that supports mental well-being. Our school is working towards earning our first flag. The committee, made up of students from 4th to 6th Class, organised a variety of different activities for ‘Wellness Week’. Each of the classes thoroughly enjoyed taking part!
DEAR (Drop Everything and Read)
To begin ‘Wellness Week’, all classes brought in their favourite books from home and were given the opportunity to read and discuss the books with their classes.
Students from each class designed posters illustrating moments that make them happy. Family members, friends and pets were included in many of the children’s images. It was fantastic to see the talent displayed by students from all class levels! The winners each received a special prize
Yoga with Ashling
Thanks to the Parents Council who provided funding, children were treated to a yoga session with Ashling. The children loved completing the different yoga poses, especially those which required them to replicate different animals. Ashling encouraged the children to create their own poses. This proved challenging but also very enjoyable!
We held a ‘Colours Day’ where children wore colourful and bright coloured clothing to school. Together, our school collected over 376 euro for Pieta House, thanks to the efforts of staff, students and parents.
To end the week, students brought pillows and blankets from home and took part in Guided Meditation. Everyone was super calm and relaxed!
Each night, students were given a ‘wellness choice board’ for homework. Children chose different activities to complete with their family members each evening. Some of the activities included playing board games, having a dance party and completing random acts of kindness!
‘Wellness Week’ at Kilcornan National School proved a great success for both children and staff. Everybody enjoyed a week full of
relaxation and fun! Thanks to Ms. Ruddle for co-ordinating this special week and to everyone that took part
Congratulations to our Sixth Class pupils Donnacha, Liam, Tom and Abbie for winning the Cois Sionna Desmond Credit Union Schools quiz! We are very proud of you all!
After two years of a hiatus, we were delighted to be able to bring back Kilcornan National School's annual Christmas show. Pupils from Junior Infants to Second Class put on a nativity based musical called 'Whoops A Daisy Angel', while pupils from Third to Sixth Class performed a selection of Christmas songs and songs from their upcoming Peace Proms performance. We are incredibly proud of all the pupils!
Thank you to the staff for their hard work in ensuring the pupils were extremely well prepared for the shows. Thank you to the Parents' Council for organising the raffle and providing refreshments for both shows. We are very grateful to the community centre for the use of the hall and to Mike O'Connell for all his work preparing the stage and providing lighting and sound. Thank you to everyone who supported the show, prepared the pupils and helped with staging and costumes.
Please find below a beautiful selection of photographs by Mary O'Shaughnessy. DVD's will be available in the new year from Fergal Nash.
Wishing you all a wonderful Christmas and a healthy and happy new year. We look forward to welcoming pupils back to Kilcornan on Thursday 5th January!