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. The school is managed by a Board of Management, which is comprised of the Rector, the principal, parish nominees, teacher and parent nominees. The aims of the School can be summarised as to provide a happy, intimate and caring environment of learning that teaches Christian values with high standards. It is a school that considers each child as an individual.
15th May, 2019
It is a very busy time of year here in school!
The senior classes are preparing for Santry, and GAA and tennis are in full swing.
There will be a PTA fun day on Sunday 19th May and we are looking forward to seeing you all there!
10th January, 2019
Welcome back to a brand new year in Kill O' The Grange NS, we wish you all a happy and healthy 2019.
Miss Cobbe (2nd class) got married to Tom over the Christmas holidays, and we wish them every happiness in their new life together as Mr and Mrs Donohue!
Keep an eye on our school blogs for the latest news from our classes!
12th September, 2018
Welcome back to a new school year!
We have already got off to a fantastic start with lots of exciting work happening in all the classes. Keep an eye on our class blogs for updates!
11th April, 2018
We would like to say a huge congratulations to our very own Miss Breen and her new husband Lee Evans who got married on Saturday. We wish them all the very best in their future together.
8th February, 2018
We are looking forward to 6th class hosting their Special visitors tomorrow, and presenting their special person projects. Keep an eye on their blog!
Save the date: The PTA will be hosting a race night on Sat 24th February in The Graduate, Killiney, from 8pm. Please keep the date free, it promises to be a super night!
Our next Bags2School collection will be on Thursday 22nd Feb, and not on Fri 23rd as previously communicated.
We will be closed next week - Wednesday 14th, Thursday 15th and Friday 16th February for half term.
1st February, 2018
Reminder: Our school will be closed on Wednesday 7th February as the teachers are required to attend a staff training day.
Well done and thank you to everyone who baked for our bake sale on Friday, it was a great success.
Our famous Family Quiz, kindly provided by Mrs Richards, will be available to buy form Monday 5th February. It costs €2 and you can get your copy from MS Cobbe in 2nd Class. All entries must be returned by Wednesday 21st February. Winners will be announced in assembly.
Date for your diary: On Friday 22nd February we will have another Bags2School collection.
25th January, 2018
Visitors from South Africa
It was lovely to welcome Mrs Debbie Schafer, Minister for Education in Western Cape, South Africa to our school yesterday. She was joined by Mr Brian Schreuder, General Secretary of Western Cape Department of Education with Dr Peter Beets, Head of Curriculum. We were joined by our local Minister Mary Mitchell O'Connor. A huge thank you to the staff and children who gave an insight to the fabulous work covered in school.
School has been very busy - 6th class welcomed their special visitors on Friday for their annual "Grandparents Day", it was a great success. The PTA served up fabulous teas and coffees along with home baking brought in by the children.
On Friday, we also had a visit from the Abaana New Life Choir from Uganda. The choir performed for us, and then the choir children spent the day in class with our children. Everyone had a super day.
We wish our 5th Class girls all the best in their hockey final on Tuesday 21st. It's bring played at Three Rock Rovers @12.30pm.
Today we have been celebrating St. Patrick's Day with a dress up day for our chosen charities. So far, we have collected €350 with donations still coming in. Each class has been ceilí dancing in the school hall. School is closed tomorrow, 17th March. See you all on Monday 20th. Have a lovely weekend!
2nd March, 2017
We hope you all had a wonderful mid-term break. We are back to work, with lots going on in all the classes.
Rugby has started again for 5th and 6th classes. 5th class also had a science workshop with Mr Z. where they learned all about friction and made go-karts. 6th class had a visit to the Jeanie Johnston exhibition yesterday.
Well done to the green committee who organised a super clean up day earlier this week, the school is looking lovely.
To celebrate world book day, the book fair will be in our school all next week, 6th - 10th March. The children will have the opportunity buy a book to bring home. Enjoy!
19th January, 2017
Welcome back! We hope you all had a wonderful Christmas! We are enjoying being back to work, check out our class blogs for our latest news.
Ms O'Connor and 5th Class did us proud at the Young Scientist Competition in the RDS on Saturday. They got amazing feedback from the public and extremely high praise from the judges. A huge well done to Ms O'Connor, Judith and every member of 5th Class. You are all amazing, and we are so proud of you.
Mrs Richard's famous family quiz is on sale for €2 from Ms Kelly in 2nd class - don't forget to pick up your copy!
We will be having FAMILY BINGO in the school hall on Saturday 28th January from 3-5pm. The cost is €5 per person and it will be a great family fun event. We are looking forward to seeing you all there!
We wish you all a wonderful Christmas and New year. See you back at school on 9th January!
14th December, 2016
We are well into Christmas rehearsals for our carol services, and things are looking and sounding brilliant! Our Senior Carol Service will be on Monday 19th December at 7.30pm and the Junior Carol Service will be on Tuesday 20th December at 12pm.
Our 5th and 6th classes will be carol singing on Grafton St on Wednesday 21st December from 2pm in aid of 3ts - turn the tide of suicide.
School will close at 12 noon on Thursday 22nd December, and will re-open on Monday 9th January.
We wish you all a very healthy, safe and happy Christmas and new year.
See you all in 2017!
1st December, 2016
It's the first day of December, and we are starting to get into the Christmas spirit here in Kill O' The Grange! We are looking forward to 4th class hosting our advent assembly in the church tomorrow morning. Rehearsals for our carol services have started and are sounding amazing. Second and sixth classes are beginning the preparations for their school plays.
Everyone had a fantastic, fun-filled day at our school fair on Saturday. One of our own children (William Marshall in 4th class) won the first prize in the raffle, and brought home an I-pad mini. Congratulations William! Thank you to everyone for all their hard work and for making the day such a success.
Just a reminder that our annual school fair is next Saturday 26th November from 10AM - 1 PM.
Come for a glass of mulled wine and have a look at our many stalls. There will be books, toys, arts and crafts, cakes and preserves, lucky dip, games, nails, face painting, tatoos, cafe.... and of course SANTA! Raffle tickets are still on sale with great prizes to be won. We are looking forward to seeing you all on Saturday!
Welcome Back! 10th November
Welcome back after the mid-term break! We hope you all had a lovely rest. We are back working hard, and soon will begin perparations for our Christmas Carol Services!
Well done to everyone who brought in a shoe box this year. The van came yesterday and collected 187 boxes from our school.
Don't forget our school fair is coming up soon... keep the 26th November free. There will be lots of crafts for sale and lots of fun and games for all. Raffle tickets are selling fast and there are some great prizes to be won.
This week, 3rd and 4th classes had a visit from the author Jackie Burke who wrote the Secrets of Grindlewood series. 5th and 6th classes had a fabulous science workshop with Scott Ziglinski., known as Mr Z! We'd like to say a huge thankyou to Mrs Richards who came in to plant bulbs with 2nd class today.
Keep an eye on our class blogs for other news!
Hello to our new site - thank you Mrs McDowell.
9th March 2016 by Hilary McBain
A huge thank you to Mrs Amy McDowell for the upgrade on our website especially as the work was done while she has been on maternity leave. Mrs McDowell will be on leave until September and we are delighted Ms Sarah Kelly will be staying on with us until the end of June.
Many thanks to 6th class who assisted with music and drama in our parish church for Women's World day of Prayer last Friday.
Junior infants- 2nd class all had a fabulous day at Imaginosity last Thursday as part of Engineers week. A huge thank you to Dave Clarke (parent) and his colleagues who gave a superb hands on engineering workshop to the senior children also last Thursday.
Congratulations to the senior girls who won an inter school soccer tournament earlier today and best wishes to the senior boys who will play this tournament on Friday.
We are delighted to announce our senior boys hockey team have made it to the final against Taney National School which will be played in Wesley College at 1pm on Monday 14th March. We have hired a bus to take all of 5th and 6th classes along and we would be delighted to see as many supporters as possible. The end of season hockey tournament for 1st-3rd classes takes place this Friday at 6pm in Rathdown School. On Friday all senior children will begin their final challenge group activities. All children in the senior classes are mixed into 7 groups and spend the final 45 min slot of the day doing challenge activities with the activity changing every 6 weeks.
Next Tuesday all schools celebrate Proclamation Day and we have a number of activites organised to include 4 ceilis. Children are invited to wear their national colours rather than school uniform.
A huge thank you to the PTA who have organised a fantastic fundraising readathon over the last 2 weeks. Children have been sponsored to spend plenty of time reading both at home and at school over a 2 week period. The book fair will finish at 9am on Friday so if you would like to purchase a book with 50% of sales going to the school please do so tomorrow or on Friday morning