School News

Best of luck girls in the final

posted Sep 24, 2021, 11:58 AM by Owen Breslin

We have been busy this week putting up the black and amber for St Sinchills U16 camogie team who take on Shinrone tomorrow in the county final. Best of luck girls, we were always proud of our camogie players and it is great to see the girls keep things going with St Sinchills. Let's hope they can bring back the cup tomorrow. 

Confirmation class 2021

posted Sep 20, 2021, 2:48 AM by Owen Breslin

We send our congratulations and warmest best wishes to the boys and girls from the 6th class of 2021 who celebrated the sacrament of confirmation last Fri evening. Previous attempts at celebrating the sacrament had proven unsuccessful due to covid 19 restrictions, however it proved to be worth the wait as it was a beautiful ceremony on Fri night. A huge thanks to Fr John for all his work on this, thanks also to Doris for her assistance in preparing the church. Thanks also to the parents and candidates for making it such a meaningful ceremony.

Welcome Back

posted Sep 16, 2021, 4:10 AM by Owen Breslin

We extend a warm welcome back to school to everyone for the 2021/2022 school year. We send a special welcome to the boys and girls of Junior Infants. They have settled really well and we look forward to an amazing 8 years with them. Finally we also extend a warm welcome back to our principal Mr White who has just finished a two year secondment to the Irish Primary Principals Network (IPPN). 

We hope to take a photo with our Junior Infants in the next few days and will post it here when we get a chance.

Best of luck to Offaly teams tomorrow

posted Jul 2, 2021, 4:56 AM by Owen Breslin   [ updated Jul 2, 2021, 4:57 AM ]

It is a huge day for Offaly hurling tomorrow with the Minors attempting to win the 2020 Leinster final. Later tomorrow afternoon, the Offaly Senior hurlers line out against Sligo in the Christy Ring Cup.
We are very proud to see that so many of our former pupils featuring on both panels. We wish Kieran Coonan, Ruairi Dunne and Joel Troy the best of luck with the Offaly Minors and we wish Liam Langton, Joey Keenaghan and  Conor Langton the best of luck with the Offaly senior team.

Science Blast 2021

posted Jun 24, 2021, 1:30 PM by Owen Breslin

One of the casualties of Covid-19 restrictions was the annual Science Blast science fair that is usually held in the RDS. A highlight for 5th class every year, it always proves to be a most enjoyable day out. While this years event could not take place in the RDS, it did happen virtually online and the boys and girls in Ms Molloys 5th class took part. 

They posed the question "Are Yawns Contagious?" Using the school chromebooks and Ipads they undertook research that uncovered a wealth of information about yawning that most of us never knew. They also designed and carried out an online survey for pupils and teachers. It was a fascinating project and we are all very proud of their work. They were awarded their prize yesterday at our graduation ceremony. 

Science Blast Why are yawns Contaious ‎(1)‎

Class of 2021 Graduation ceremony

posted Jun 23, 2021, 11:31 AM by Owen Breslin   [ updated Jun 23, 2021, 11:49 AM ]

Today we said a fond farewell to our graduating 6th class. It has been a tough couple of years that has tested our resolve, however the boys and girls in Ms McElduffs 6th  class and Mr Breslins 6th class have shown that they have the resilience and the character to get through anything.

 Ms Sheeran praised the spirit shown by the pupils and told them how proud we were of them. They have shown courage, resilience, strength, determination and hard work right through their time with us but particularly in the last 18 months. There will always be a welcome for them in our school.

Mr White also praised the boys and girls and told them how wonderful it was to be able to watch them grow in our school.

We wish the boys and girls of 6th class 2021 the very best for the future.

final graduation video.mp4

In addition to our graduation ceremony, it has become a tradition to create a graduation video for our pupils that captures the essence of the journey that the children have taken through our school. We thank our parents for sending in old photos of your child. The rest of us had great fun trying to guess who everyone was.

We wish to thank Ronan Cleary from Ms McElduffs class who very kindly volunteered to create this video. We think you will agree that Ronan has done an excellent job. This video can be viewed at

If the video above does not work, please try the mirror version available here.

Killeigh ns parents association Internet safety talk

posted Jun 21, 2021, 12:54 PM by Owen Breslin

Online communication and digital devices offer so many opportunities for learning. However their use also comes with potential dangers especially when they are being used by our children.
Today, IT specialist Ger Brick held a zoom workshop with the pupils in 6th class where we explored the theme of internet safety. Tonight he held an information evening for parents where he raised awareness of potential dangers and also offered advice on how to keep out children safe. 
We thank Ger who gave us much to think about. We also thank those parents who joined us on the night. 
We send a huge thank you to our parents association for bringing us these events. 

Sports Day 2021

posted Jun 18, 2021, 8:50 AM by Owen Breslin

After what has been a bit of a tough year for everyone, we were determined to make Sports Day 2021 our best ever!  On Wednesday last the boys and girls had one of the greatest sports days ever. 

As part of sports day, Killeigh NS held our inaugural Colour Run. Children ran in their class groups around the Killeigh walking track. At intervals around the track they were sprinkled with coloured dust. It was great fun and everyone got into the spirit of the day. As part of our fundraising efforts, sponsorship had been collected beforehand. We are very grateful to everyone who contributed so generously!

In addition to the Colour run, other activities included
  • inflatable basketball targets
  • novelty races
  • bubbles station
  • parachute
  • no mans land
  • rounders
  • Gaelic football
  • novelty games
  • obstacle course
  • disco room
  • BBQ
A huge amount of planning and effort went into preparing each station. We are very grateful to our wonderful staff for giving up their time to help out with this. The good news is that the children all had a ball. 

We are very grateful to members of our parents association for helping out on the day. We also appreciate the efforts that our BBQ master Paul Bergin went to in order to keep our young athletes fed. 

We particularly wish to thank Clodiagh Gaels for the use of their facilities for the colour run. 

Sports day 2021

Zumba outdoors

posted May 26, 2021, 6:13 AM by Owen Breslin

One of the most popular a activities in school every year is Zumba. We are delighted that Dorinda Cuskelly has joined us once again to lead us and show us the moves. The kids really enjoyed the first session this week. This year due to Covid restrictions we are unable to hold it indoors. We are incredibly grateful to Clodiagh Gaels who have very generously allowed us to use their facilities for Zumba. Without this we may not have been in a position to have Zumba. We thank Clodiagh Gaels and of course Dorinda whose energy is infectious. 

IPPN conference

posted May 8, 2021, 2:01 AM by Owen Breslin

It was with great pride that we tuned in online yesterday to watch our colleague Damian White address the Irish Primary Principals Network annual conference. 

In what was his last address to IPPN conference as president Damian praised the effort of schools over the last year and called on minister for education Norma Foley to ensure that supports given to school leaders are retained going forward. He also highlighted the importance of equality of access for every child and also highlighted the  need for vaccination of every special school teacher.
It was a wonderful speech which has been well received. Indeed, while we are sure that delegates missed actually getting together in person, nevertheless IPPN Conference 21 has been deemed a massive success. Congratulations to Damian and the rest of the IPPN team on this success. Finally Damian also mentioned that he looks forward to returning  to Killeigh next year. We look forward to welcoming him back.

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