Credit Union Schools Quiz All-Ireland final

The Credit Union Schools Quiz All-Ireland final took place last Sunday in the RDS where over 90 teams battled it out. I’m absolutely thrilled to announce that our Junior team came in an incredible 4th place! Huge congratulations to our quiz team and to Mr. Dignam. History has been made in St Kilian’s SNS, well done all!

Seachtain na Gaeilge 2024

Last week, we celebrated Seachtain na Gaeilge in school. The aim of Seachtain na Gaeilge is to celebrate and promote the Irish language in school. The week was filled with fun activities including Tráth na gCeist; which was a school quiz through Irish. The winners of the quizzes came from Ms. O’Doherty, Mr. Foran, Mr. Lalor, Ms. O’Leary and Mr. Heneghan’s classes.  

On Wednesday and Thursday, every class in the school got an opportunity to visit Caife Chilian which took place in our sports hall. Students were able to make food orders through Irish. The hot chocolates were a big hit.  

The highlight of the week was the Seo Talainne (Talent show) that took place on Friday in the sports hall. Each class performed a song in Irish. We were also very grateful to the talented Irish dancers of Alanna and Ella who performed in front of the whole school. We heard some wonderful traditional music that was performed by Ms. O’Brien, Mr. Heneghan, Mr. Dignam and our student teacher Mr. McHale. We had a surprise performance from our very talented 3rd class S.N.A. Niamh Hudson. Our talent show ended with a stirring performance of Amhrán na bhFiann.

I would like to thank all the students and staff for the cooperation in making this years Seachtain na Gaeilge a success.

Billy Davern

Girls Football Team

Our school girls team had a very successful outing last week. They beat four schools and progressed to the semi final, losing out to Colmcilles SNS, Knocklyon. Great performances were on show from all on our team and we have a very bright future ahead with our three 4th class pupils. Thanks to Mr Davern for leading the team. 

Credit Union Quiz Dublin Finals

On Sunday our Junior and Senior teams took part in the Dublin finals of the Credit Union Quiz. Both teams represented their school really well and the Junior team placed first, making it the first time that a team from St. Kilian’s S.N.S. or from Kilnamanagh Credit Union has ever qualified for the All-Ireland finals. Congratulations to both teams and a massive thank you to Mr. Dignam for preparing and leading the school quiz teams.

Wesley College Inter-Schools Music Competition

On Friday the school choir had huge success in the Wesley College Inter-Schools Music Competition. This is an all-island music competition for schools. In their first ever competition, the school choir received second place in the primary school’s competition with a fantastic score of 86. Well done to all involved and a special thank you to Mr. Dignam, Ms. O’Sullivan and Ms. Duggan for leading our wonderful choir.

Literacy Week 2024

During Literacy Week (19th – 23rd February), storyteller Seosamh Ó Maolalaí came to visit the 3rd and 4th classes in conjunction with the Writers in Schools scheme.

We ran a very successful Book Fair and raised over €1,800 in free books for our school so a huge thank you to all who visited and supported!

This year, we had a Reading Partners session where 6th classes paired up with 4th classes and 5th classes paired up with 3rd classes to read their favourite books together.

Finally, congratulations to our book cover competition winners!

Fun in Ms. O’Leary’s 5th Class

In the Science lesson, the children were ‘making a volcano’ to test what happens when you mix an acid and with a base and to determine what type of reaction takes place. 
In the Drama lesson, the children made freeze frames of activities they do while on their summer holidays.