Welcome to Kill o the Grange!
Kill O’ The Grange National School opened its doors in 1963 and is now in a beautiful new building since 2004. Our co-educational school is managed by a Board of Management, which is comprised of the Kill Of the Grange Parish Rector, the principal, parish nominees alongside both teacher and parent nominees. The objective of the School is to promote a happy, intimate and caring environment inclusive to all. A place of learning that teaches Christian values and instills strong values and self worth so our pupils are given the opportunity to meet their potential. It is a school that recognises every child as an individual.
The 6th CLASS POD SQUAD GO LIVE!
Under the artistic, creative and editorially strong guidance of Miss Lucy Harris (the 6th class teacher) the Pod Squad was created. Roles were designated for episode one where the team consisted of 4 x hosts (Hari Friel, Heidi Fitzell, Susanna Bloomer and Daniel Clabby), managers, Communication, research, digital (editors) and script writers. In this their first episode, the team interview students and staff about kindness (the theme throughout this episode), provide book and movie recommendations, hear highlights and insights from school plus lots more. Well done to all involved on a wonderful listen and a superb first episode.
SCHOOL ENROLMENT FOR JUNIOR INFANTS 2022
Admissions for Junior Infants 2022 will open on Monday 4th October 2021 until Friday 5th November 2021. If you are interested in applying to Kill O' The Grange National School, please email the Kill O' The Grange office and request an enrolment form: firstname.lastname@example.org
APPLICATIONS MUST BE COMPLETED BY 2pm on FRIDAY 5th NOVEMBER 2021 AND returned to the school either by email / post or delivered to the school office.
Please note that the completion of this form DOES NOT GUARANTEE A PLACE IN THE SCHOOL
Places will be allocated on Friday 26th November 2021.
DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
MID-TERM BREAK 22nd OCTOBER 2021
School will finish at the usual times of 1.15pm and 2.15pm pm Friday 22nd October for mid-term break. School will re-open on Monday 1st November 2021. Have a truly spook-tacular week off!
BAG2SCHOOL 4TH November 2021
The first BAG2SCHOOL collection will be on Thursday 4th November. Collection bags will be sent home with children on Thursday 21st October.
For those of you who aren't familiar with the Bag2School initiative it is a fundraising scheme for schools. It encourages pupils, staff and parents to participate and has been received widely as a very simple, effective way of fundraising without asking for money,
It has the added benefit of helping the environment by keeping clothes away from landfill. The majority of clothes are shipped to wholesalers in Eastern Europe, Africa and Asia, hence providing an affordable source of clothing for developing countries.
Find out more on https://bag2school.ie/
GET IN THE KNOW.....
Keep an eye on Seesaw for the latest news and updates from our classes! There are some wonderful photos being posted from the classroom world so do take the time to explore your child's profile. If anyone is having issues accessing their accounts please don't hesitate to contact the admin office.
Aladdin Connect is the main platform of communication used by the school. It is a multifunctional app; Once you download it, you can report your child’s absences, view reports and test results, provide permission for tours, order tracksuits, crests / ties and pay bills. It is an incredibly useful tool and easy to use as you can send information directly to the class teacher and the class SNA and report any lateness pertaining to appointments and more. From a school’s perspective, it was introduced as a more efficient and effective method of communication between the school, families and our classes. If any parent or guardian is yet to access Aladdin or is unsure of it's workings please don't hesitate to contact the admin office.