Martin Boland Writing Competition

Over the last few weeks, 3rd and 4th class pupils took part in the Martin Boland writing competition. Lots of time and effort went into writing stories based on this year’s theme, ‘FUN!’. Today, all pupils were given a prize in the form of a medal while the winners from each class and the overall winners were awarded trophies. Huge thank you to Martin & Elizabeth Boland for sponsoring the event in memory of their son.

Overall winners of the Martin Boland Writing Competition
Ms Costello’s 3rd class winners
Ms O’Brien’s 3rd class winners
Ms Stapleton’s 3rd class winners
Mr Dignam’s 4th class winners
Mr Davern’s 4th class winners

Daffodil Day 24th March 2023

A big thank you to all who supported this year’s Daffodil Day. The classes all got involved in creating beautiful daffodil themed art. Everyone looked bright in their yellow clothes. A total of €560 was raised for The Irish Cancer Society.

FAI Primary School 5s soccer blitz

The boys and girls of St Kilian’s SNS represented the school at the FAI Primary School 5s soccer blitzes. Thanks to Mr Heneghan, Mr Davern and Liz for leading and organising the teams.

The girls’ team won two games and drew two and were very unfortunate to not top the group and go through to the next round.

The boys’ team came out on top on the day and will now represent South Dublin in the next blitz.

Seachtain na nGaeilge

Last week we had a great week filled with fun activities that were all carried out through Irish. Huge thanks to Mr Davern for organising the week and to all teachers who took part and helped in any way.

On Monday and Tuesday last, we held Caifé Naomh Cilian in the sport hall in our school. Here, students were given the opportunity to purchase treats and play games while practicing their Irish.  

On Wednesday, students took part in Tráth na gCeist. Students competed in small groups as a class level to answer quiz questions in Irish.  

On Thursday, the whole school took part in ‘Ceolchoirm 23’. This was a great showcase of the talents that exist within the school. We were treated to the very talented Irish dancing skills of two 3rd class pupils Alanna O’ Reilly and Ella Barry as well as performances of the Walls of Limerick and the Siege of Ennis from the 4th class students. Each class performed a song in Irish. We were also delighted to hear traditional Irish music from Mr. Dignam, Mr. Heneghan, Ms O’Brien and our student teacher Ms Kirby. Niamh, one of our SNAs, also treated us to a beautiful rendition of Caledonia. We finished off the week with the whole school singing our national anthem Amhrán na bhFiann. 

Cycling with 6th class

6th class pupils have been working hard on their cycling and road skills training. They had a chance to demonstrate what they learned when taking part in a trainer-led cycle around Kingswood yesterday!