Athletics

All the pupils from 2nd class to 6th class enjoyed taking part in a 6 week Athletics course in Athlone Institute of Technology who offer their fantastic facilities to primary schools.

During the 6 weeks they took part in

  • Sprinting
  • Javelin/Shotputt
  • Hurdles
  • Cross Country
  • Long Jump & High Jump
  • Relays

We want to thank them sincerely for their time and efforts, and we look forward to seeing them again next September.

Here are a few photos for you to enjoy…

Week 1.

Week 2.

Week 3.

Week 4

 Week 5

Week 6

 

 

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Moate Show

This year we entered lots of poetry, handwriting,  painting and crafts into Moate Show which took place on 26th August. Have a look at our proud prizewinners.

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Junior Tour

On Friday 22nd June 38 little people from Junior & Senior infants & First class set off on our tour.

First stop was Athlone Fire Station, there we met Barry & Anthony who gave us a great welcome!

They showed us the fire suits, the big yellow helmets and then the huge fire engines. Finally we all got a go spraying with the hose, that was the best bit!

Then we headed for Coosan Point where we had our picnic, played in the playground and fed the friendly ducks.

On the way home we stopped for ice pops.

Ms O’Connell took lots of photos of us having fun. Have a look..

 

 

 

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Awards / Open Day

Awards / Open Day

Thursday June 21st was a very big day for all of us in Kilcleagh N.S.

We finally were able to see our finished art pieces – the 4 completed montages were on display in our gym.

Everybody had worked on a canvas and there was great excitement as the children searched for their own. Our Artist In Residence – Rosemarie Langtry was on hand to open the exhibition and we thank her for her hard work.

The school is, as always, very grateful to Westmeath County Council for their contribution to the project.  We could not do this work without their financial input.

Next on the agenda were the end of year school awards – our Sportsperson of the Year for 2018 and the Award for Contribution to School Life:

George from 6th class and Sean from 5th class were the deserving recipients.

We also had lots of little visitors on the day – they came with their parents to see what their junior infant classroom looks like and to meet each other before big school starts on August 31st.

We had a very busy afternoon – but we still weren’t finished as “Summersong” was on at 7 pm the same evening. It went really well and we said a bittersweet goodbye to our 6th class.

We also raised €500.47 towards school funds for which we are extremely grateful.

We took lots of pictures, so have a look…

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Sports Day

Wednesday 13th June was sports day!

Everybody was involved and took part in the different events – wellie throw, puc fada,

hurdles, water relay, jigsaw relay, races, shoe relay and lots more.

The eight teams were: Scrambled Legs, Castledaly Ballers, Purple Pygmy Puffs, Kilcleagh Kangaroos, Runner Beans, Ferraris, Flashing Dogs, & Cuddle Warriors and “Castledaly Ballers ” came out on top.

We all had great fun as you will see from our photos.

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Senior School Tour

School Tour

This year we went to Loughcrew Adventure Centre for our school tour.

Our school tour started when we first stepped foot on the bus which would bring us to our destination. A journey which would take numerous hours. When we finally reached our destination the bus passed it!! We ended going up a really steep hill similar to a roller coaster. Then it turned out that at the top of the hill was the Loughcrew Cairns. So we set off again to the adventure centre. After going back down the hill we parked up and went to the cabins and left our bags there. We were split into two groups and set off to do our activities.

My group’s first activity was a race across a rope which was tied to two trees. The first person to reach the other team’s tree won. After everyone had a go we set off to the zipline which was great fun.

After this we had lunch and then set off to the rope course which was one of the largest activities. It was one of those things that tests your balance and endurance. The last two activities were where you got dirty; another obstacle course and the assault course. The assault course was like something out of Ireland’s fittest families except for one thing Loughcrew didn’t have showers.

I really enjoyed Loughcrew and its activities. Its instructors were really nice as well. This was definitely the best school tour of all my school years.

 Zack

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Lenrec Clothing Collection

What Lenrec Collects

We are holding a New & Used Clothing Collection on Thursday 10th May. Please leave bags of clean unwanted items into the school before 9.30 that morning. Items that Lenrec accept include Men’s, Women’s & Children’s Clothing, Curtains, Towels, Soft Toys, Shoes, Handbags, Belts & Laptops. Mobile Phones are also accepted but please keep separate. Items that are not acceptable are Dirty or Wet clothing, Mats, Carpets, Duvets & Pillows.

This may be a good opportunity to prepare for summer. Please let your extended family, friends and neighbours know also as they may appreciate a local drop off centre.

Thanks for your support.

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Animal Magic Wildlife Displays

We had a visit from Denis and Rosie from “Animal Magic Wildlife Displays.”

We met some wonderful animals.

First there was Lola – the amputee meerkat who was missing her front paw.

Next we met the lizards, Betty, Basil & Bruce.

Then we were introduced to “Poppy” the softest chinchilla.

We saw Emma the falcon, who flew over our heads for some chicken pieces.

Last of all we each got a chance to hold Fiachra, the boa constrictor who loved Mrs. Connolly’s sunglasses!

We all enjoyed our morning visitors. See our slideshow…

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First Confession

Second class were busy preparing for their First Confession. Art formed part of the preparation and the children produced some lovely pictures, we share them with you here and hope you like them too.

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Swimming Lessons 2018

The swimming lessons have concluded for this year and all who participated really enjoyed the lessons and improved their skills over the course of the 8 weeks.

We take this opportunity to thank Longford Westmeath Community Transport who assisted us with the travelling costs again this year. We continue to be very grateful for this assistance as it helps us to keep costs to a minimum.

Thank you Damien & Magdalen.

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