We would like to extend our sincerest thanks to one of our parents Thomas Carroll, who organised a group of workers from Amazon to come and paint all the rooms in the junior infant corridor during the summer. They did a wonderful job. Thomas's son, also called Thomas from room 15, proudly displays his dad's Community Award.
National Tree Day 4th October 2018
St. Kilian's Junior School celebrated National Tree Day on 4th October by planting two Guelder rose trees. Guelder-rose trees belong to a species of flowering plant from the family Adoxaceae native to Europe, northern Africa and central Asia. The Guelder-rose is a deciduous tree/shrub. Guelder-rose lives and survives in most countries in Europe.
Both of our second classes were involved in planting the trees. Hannah from room 15 planted the tree with the help of Ms.Sweeney and Layla from room 16 planted the tree with the help of Ms. Lehane. The children were able to name many varieties of trees at the planting. The children will be helping to water the new saplings to ensure they get off to a good start. Other classes talked about our native trees, identified leaves from a variety of trees and engaged in art lessons with trees and leaves. See photos of the planting below.
St.Kilian's JNS entered the Mission Possible Mental Health Competition at St.Patrick's University Hospital earlier this year. Our entry showcased all the initiatives and work undertaken by our staff in the area of positive mental health over the past three years. We are delighted to say that we were awarded first prize in the Primary School Category. Fergus Finley from Bernardos presented us with our award.