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Sports Day rescheduled for Tuesday 18th June Due to the poor weather we have put back our Sports Day to Tuesday 18th June - we hope the forecast is accurate !!
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KNS June 2018 Newsletter

6th Jun 2018

Dear Parents,

It’s hard to believe that it’s June and we are already into the last weeks of term! Below are the news items to look out for this coming month but firstly, I want to let you know some news. I will be leaving Kilcoskan NS this summer. It has been my absolute pleasure and privilege to serve KNS for the past 8 years as Principal and I am so proud of all that we have achieved together. It has been an honour to educate and support all of the children who have gone through this great school during my time here and I sincerely wish KNS, its pupils, parents, the staff, the Board and the whole great KNS community every success into the future. I will still officially be Principal until the end of August but soon a process will be started to select the new KNS Principal – and that person will be in place for September.  

Le gach dea-ghuí, 

Mr.Ciarán Caulfield Priomhoide (for now!)


  • New KNS website launches: Check out our very cool newly designed official school website. It has 2 addresses for now and On it, there are links to the newsletters, class blogs, our school calendar and lots more. Of course, we’ll be adding to it on an ongoing basis.
  • KNS Fitness Fortnight starts this coming Friday 8th June with our whole school Marathon (please continue to sponsor your child for this). Then, each day for the next 2 weeks after Friday 8th June, please have pupils wear their tracksuits as we’ll have lots of sporty activities daily. We’ll also be walking to school daily from the Coolquay Lodge at 8.45am. And of course, we’ll have our official KNS Sports Day in St.Margaret’s GAA Complex on 15th A detailed letter with Sports Day arrangements will issue by Friday.
  • As per the KNS School Uniform Policy, during sunny warm weather pupils can wear navy / black / blue shorts / caps with their uniforms and of course, all children should bring sun cream to school.
  • Art competition now on: called The Spirit of KNS, this is running for the next 2 weeks in school. All children can enter by drawing / painting / colouring an A4 picture that shows what KNS means to them. Sponsored by the KNS Parents Association, winners will get their pictures on our new official school thank you cards, our best wishes cards, our get well soon cards and our next year’s KNS School Year Calendar. Plus, 5 winners will receive a €20 Gift Voucher.
  • Junior Entrepreneurs: Our 5th and 6th class have been learning about running a business this past year. And for the month of June, to get some real business experience, the pupils will be getting 2 chickens. Eggs will hopefully be for sale from next week – we’ll post pictures to the class blog when the first batch arrive!!!
  • Pupil summer reports and booklists for next year will issue to parents on Friday 22nd June.
  • 6th class graduation service will be held on 29th June 2018 at 11am and will last 40 minutes. Of course, we offer our best wishes to all of our departing pupils.
  • Final day of term is June 29th and school will close at 12pm. KNS will reopen for all pupils on August 31st 2018 at 9am.