School Newsletter – June 2018

  • The Connacht Inter County Hurling Go-Games Blitz took place at Galway GAA Centre with Mayo Cumann na mBunscol fielding four teams for the event. The blitz also included teams from Roscommon, Sligo, Leitrim and Galway. Coilín Duffy, Jonathan Regan, Kevin Moffatt and Oisín Duffy were chosen to be part of the team to represent East Mayo. Players were selected for their dedication to hurling, both at school and club level.


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


  • Pupils of Third and Fourth Classes took part in a hurling blitz for local schools in Aghamore. 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.


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


  • The Summer Sale of Work was very well organised by Sixth Class and was enjoyed by all pupils. A total of four hundred and eighteen euro was raised.


  • A presentation on all aspects of road safety was given to pupils by a representative from the RSA.



  • Active Week began with a soccer blitz at the Astroturf pitch. The blitz comprised mixed teams from Tavrane and Kilmovee Schools. On the winning team were Coilin Duffy and Ryan Egan along with three other team-mates from Tavrane, while the second place team included Stephen Shiel, Liam Frain and Ewan Duffy. Medals were presented to both teams. Meanwhile outdoor activities for pupils from Junior Infants to First Class took place at the school.  On Tuesday we held Sports Day with the emphasis on fun and participation. Races, novelty events, penalty shoot-outs and timed obstacle courses were all incorporated on the agenda! Each pupil was awarded a certificate for participation.  Hip Hop dancing was also a feature of Active Week this year with children receiving instruction from ECM Dance tutors. Rounding off a fun-filled few days for the boys and girls, we set off on a short walk starting from the school on the final day of Active Week.  Once again the week was a great success with pupils clearly demonstrating their enthusiasm by partaking in all aspects of it.


  • Fifth and Sixth Classes were awarded a flag, a school plaque and individual certificates for their participation in the Junior Entrepreneur Programme which saw the children produce and sell good quality  key-rings. Testimony to the success of the project was the fact that profits made allowed Sixth Class to order a set of hoodies. The hoodies are personalised to the school and display each child’s signature on the back, a lovely memento of their time at Kilmovee School. Money was also set aside from the profits for a set for next year’s Sixth Class. All the pupils agreed that the JEP was a most worthwhile endeavour and are very grateful to Mrs Deery for her guidance, hard work and commitment during their undertaking of the project.


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


  • Sadly we say farewell this year to a much cherished member of staff, Mrs Pauline Regan. Pauline has worked as SNA at the school for the past fifteen years. During that time she has endeared herself to pupils, parents and staff with her warm and kindly ways, her attention to detail and consummate professionalism. Pauline has always been willing to share her full and varied skill set, whether in the areas of art, gardening, knitting or the acquisition of play-costumes! These are but a small illustration of the many talents from which we benefited, during her time at Kilmovee NS. Every child who has passed through the school experienced Pauline’s kindness and good humour.  It is true to say that she has been a constant support to all staff members and a real ‘team-player’ over the years.  We are extremely thankful for her friendship   and wish her every blessing for the future!


  • The end of year mass was celebrated by Fr. Sherlock, at which we said farewell to the eleven 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!
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