About Our School
Kill O’ The Grange National School opened its doors in 1963 and is now in a beautiful new building since 2004. We have 213 pupils and 13 teachers. 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.
Extra - Curricular Activities
We take great delight in running a number of ECAs for our pupils. It benefits the children in so many ways; consolidating friendships, building on teamwork, getting exercise but most importantly enjoying themselves.
Overseen by volunteer parents who run the KOTG Hockey Committee, Hockey training takes place on Friday evenings in Rathdown Secondary School from 6pm - 7pm. It is open to children from 1st to 6th Class. Registration is in September.
The 5th & 6th Class boys and girls play in the Leinster School Hockey League from October to March. We wish them well this season!
Also overseen by volunteer Parents the KOTG Football Committee organise training on Tuesdays in Meadowvale from 2:30pm - 3:30pm for pupils from 4th to 6th Class. It also takes place on Saturday mornings from 10am-11am for pupils from Junior Infants to 3rd Class. Registration is in September with the senior classes also taking part in a football league during the year. Thank you to all the parents who assist with coaching each week.
DANCE AND DRAMA
Miss Middleton welcomes children from 1st to 6th Class on Tuesday and Thursdays to explore the performing arts! You don't have to be an extravert to benefit from role play or improv, you just have to be yourself! Registration is at the start of each term.
Swimming takes place in Newpark Swimming Pool on Thursday afternoons. Junior Swimming is from 3.45pm - 4.25pm and Senior Swimming is from 4.30pm - 5.15pm. Registration takes place in September.
Volunteer Parents also run the KOTG Swimming Committee and take great joy in organising the end of year Gala in May culminating with the Parents V Staff Relay race.... may the best team win in 2023!
Tennis takes place in Meadowvale on Wednesdays and is run by Tennis Ireland Level 1 Coach Grace Owens.
1:15pm - 2:15pm for Junior and Senior Infants.
2:15pm - 3:15pm for 1st to 6th Class.
Art classes take place with Miss Hewitt on Tuesdays and Thursdays after school. Registration forms are available at the start of each term.
The Kill O' The Grange Choir was set up in 2013. The choir is open to children from 3rd to 6th class with rehearsals taking place every Friday lunchtime led by Helen Groves (a parent and talented musician). Each academic year the school take great joy in putting on a musical evening to showcase the talents within the walls of our school. Thank you to Helen for all her commitment and time and to Denis Wood an SNA here who has a hugely successful former life as a music producer. who is endlessly supportive to every budding musician.