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 o' 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.
6th CLASS NEWS
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 each episode made up of; managers, Communication personnel, research, digital (editors) and script writers. Throughout each podcast, the team explore all aspects of what drive KOTG and what makes it thrive as a school; kindness, optimism, encouragement and with these themes in mind, they interview fellow students and staff about the subjects covered throughout each episode. The team also provide book and movie recommendations, hear highlights and insights from school plus lots more. Well done to all involved on a wonderful listen and consistently strong episodes.
Hockey matches are still going well with both girls and boys senior teams having weekly matches. There has been great effort and hard work put in by all players so well done everyone. Many thanks to our parent volunteers who take the time to coach, referee and organise the matches. None of this would be possible without your help.
Alongside the matches we have had the usual weekly football and hockey training for both junior and senior classes while swimming and badminton are still going strong each week. we will break soon for the Easter but we are looking forward to resuming all training after the Easter break with hockey due to continue into the summer term for 4th to 6th classes.
DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
The School Raffle Friday 8th April
The annual School Raffle is due to take place on Friday 8th April. The raffle is the PTA's largest fundraiser and we hope that we get a lot of support from our school community by spreading the word through individual and corporate social media channels alongside donations from individuals wishing to support the school. The raffle tickets also offer you the chance to win some superb prizes! These are listed on the link below.
Funds raised will be used to buy additional iPads and new playground game markings. This year the raffle will be run on line for the first time in the hope that it will reach a larger audience and be more accessible to all. Right click on our idonate link below to buy some tickets to be in with a chance of winning some amazing prizes.
Many thanks for your continued support.
The School will be closed on Friday 8th April at 12 noon for the Easter holidays. We will reopen on Monday 25th April at 8.30am. We hope everyone has a lovely break.
EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES
All our ECA's are going strong. School football is on every Tuesday with a new (less muddy) location of the Astro Pitches in the Blue Pool. Also on each week is Swimming / Hockey / Badminton / Art / Dance and Drama plus Fun with Music available to all. We hope you enjoy them!
The Admissions process for Junior Infants 2022 has now closed with all places accepted. Many thanks to those of you that applied to our school. We have been in touch with everyone now and we wish all your children the very best in their educational journey.
If you are interested in applying to our school for the academic year commencing in September 2023 and subsequent years then please contact the office for a pre-enrolment form at the following address: email@example.com or 01 - 2894578
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.