School Newsletter – June 2017

  • Induction Day for next year’s Junior Infants took place.


  • The Summer Sale of Work organised by Sixth Class raised a total of €414.


  • The Connacht Inter County Hurling Go-Games Blitz took place at Pearse Stadium in Galway, with Mayo Cumann na mBunscol fielding two teams for the event. The blitz also included teams from Roscommon, Sligo, Leitrim and Galway. Andrew Roddy, Coilín Duffy and Oisín Duffy were chosen to be part of the team to represent Mayo. Players were selected for their dedication to hurling, both at school and club level. Unfortunately Oisín sustained a wrist injury ahead of the blitz and was unable to participate on the day, but nonetheless attended the event to cheer on the boys in the red and green.


  • ‘Active Week’ at the school began with a day of instruction in skipping, with Instructor Mark McCabe. Pupils were divided according to class groupings- Infants/ First and Second/ Third and Fourth/ Fifth and Sixth and were taught various skipping skills and techniques which increased in difficulty according to the ages of the pupils. In the afternoon children from the different groupings displayed to the whole school, the skipping skills which they had learned and practised during the day.                               On the second day of ‘Active Week’, pupils attended a Gaelic Inter Schools blitz at Kilmovee Astro Pitch, organised by the Staff of Kilmovee Community Centre. Pupils from Kilkelly and Tavrane Schools also took part in the event. Teams were chosen with a mix of pupils from each of the schools, with each team being named after a county of Ireland. Winners were awarded medals along with a beautiful trophy, which will be shared between the three schools. On the winning team from our school were; Sean O’Dowd,  Caoimhe Duffy, Michael Duffy  and Ryan Egan while Tom  Horan, Kevin Moffatt, Anna Hughes and Kiera Duffy were on the runner-up team. Fun games were also organised for the Infant pupils. Many thanks to Sheila and Geraldine for co-ordinating this event. Coinciding with ‘Active Week’ was a camogie blitz in the Centre of Excellence for the girls of Fourth, Fifth and Sixth Classes. Finally we held Sports Day at the school with the emphasis on fun and participation. Races, novelty events, penalty shoot-outs and timed obstacle courses all featured on the day. Each pupil was awarded a certificate for participation. Once again ‘Active Week’ at the school was a great success and  pupils clearly demonstrated their enthusiasm by partaking in all aspects of it.


  • The children who received First Holy Communion were invited to take part as a group in the Annual Corpus Christi Procession.


  • Andrew Roddy represented the school at the Cumann na mBunscol display games at Pearse Stadium on the day of the Connacht Semi-Final between Mayo and Galway.


  • The senior boys contested the Division 4 County Final in MacHale Park. They were delighted to be in this position after overcoming much tough opposition on their journey to this point. Unfortunately on the day the Lahardane team proved too much for the spirited Kilmovee side. However the gallant Kilmovee boys were rewarded for their efforts with runner-up County medals. Staff, family members and supporters are very proud of the performance of the team and everyone expresses their thanks to Trainer, Mike Raleigh for his dedication, attention to detail and the time he has spent helping the boys to develop their Gaelic skills.


  • Pupils of Second, Third and Fourth Classes took part in a Cuilí blitz for local schools in Ballaghaderreen. The focus was on a non-competitive fun day as many of the pupils had never played the game previously. Many thanks to Adrian Hession (Hurling Development Officer) for his organisation of this event.


  • Certificates were presented to pupils who had excellent attendance throughout the year.


  • The Aistear theme in Mrs. Warde’s Classroom was Water; Pupils were exposed to vocabulary specific to water and learned rhymes and songs such as ‘Rain Rain Go Away’ and ‘Row, Row, Row Your Boat’. In the Socio-Dramatic Area, they role-played working in a launderette. At the Water-Table pupils explored floating, sinking and water displacement. They observed water in its three states, liquid, solid, gas and discussed ways to conserve it. In Visual Arts, children created ‘Rainy Day’ pictures using cotton wool for clouds and finger prints in blue paint to make rain drops. Water Safety was also an important feature of the Aistear theme for this month.


  • The end of year mass was celebrated by Fr. Sherlock, at which we said farewell to the pupils of Sixth Class. We wish each of them a happy and healthy future and assure them that they are always welcome back to the school. We are hugely proud of all they have achieved and the manner in which they have developed and shared their talents, during their time here at Kilmovee School!



                   The Class of 2017

                                                                              Leah Dunney

                                                                            Tom Horan

                                                                          David McCann

                                                                      Niamh McDermott

                                                                           Seán O’Dowd

                                                                          Andrew Roddy

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