Monthly Archives: June 2015

An art competition was held within the school. The children in each class had to design an art poster based on the title ‘Things that interest me..’. There was a winner from each class along with two highly commended winners. The standard was very high across all the classes and there was some excellent posters entered, well done to everyone!

The winners:

Junior Infants: Lucy Nolan      Senior Infants: Sadhbh Hanrahan

First Class: Kate Dwyer             Second Class: Alannah Kehoe

Third Class: David Nolan          Fourth Class: Grace Smith

Fifth Class: Ian Blake                 Sixth Class: Angelia Belousous

Highly Commended:

Third Class: MJ O’ Neill             Fourth Class: Aisling Byrne





Each classroom this term has held a maths problem solving quiz every Tuesday and Thursday. The teams were made up of different students from both classes in the classroom. After each quiz the results were entered onto classroom charts which were displayed in the corridor. Congratulations to the winning teams!!

Junior and Senior Infants: Maths Monsters

First and Second Class: Mathematical Magicians

Third and Fourth Class: Infinity 4

Fifth and Second Class: AOK

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infinity four AOK


The girls of the Mini 7 team had the opportunity of playing at half time of the Leinster qualifying match between Wexford and Westmeath in Mullingar on Sunday last the 14/6/15. The girls played a Westmeath team made up of players from different schools around Westmeath. The girls had a great day and did themselves and their school proud. Well done to all involved!

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In science we were learning about the lifecycle of the butterfly.

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First and second class were lucky enough to watch this metamorphism take place in their very own classroom when five tiny caterpillars arrived in our school during the second week in May! The caterpillars were placed out of direct sunlight and up high so they wouldn’t be too disturbed.


The caterpillars came with their own jelly like food at the bottom of the jar so we didn’t have to feed them! The caterpillars were obviously very hungry as we noticed them eating and eating and getting bigger before our very eyes!


We noticed the caterpillars starting to get ready to build their cocoons as they began to hang themselves from the top of the jar. After a few days we were amazed to see that all five caterpillars were wrapped up cosy in their cocoons! We had to make sure that the caterpillars were not shaken or moved during this time.


We did not have to wait too long as after about a week and a half in their chrysalis, we had two beautiful butterflies which emerged from the cocoons. There was great excitement in the classroom and the whole school with our new arrivals! The next day the remaining three butterflies also emerged from their cocoons. We fed the butterflies a sugar and water mixture (which we put on a tissue for them) and fresh flowers. We also gave them slices of apples and pieces of oranges which they really seem to enjoy. We will keep them in the classroom for a couple of days until their wings have strengthened and then we will release them on the same day as we raise our Green Flag in the school on the 12/06/15. We will be sad to see them go as it feels like they have been part of the class for the last few weeks!! We all enjoyed watching the life cycle of the butterfly happening first-hand!

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We had a class vote and decided on the names Flutter, Christina, Leafin, Crystal and Lily although it is hard to tell who is who!! ( except Flutter who is always fluttering her wings!)

Kiltealy N.S had their annual Sports Day today. We all had a really enjoyable day. We started off with relay races and ended our first break with Sleeping Tigers. We then had 10 different activity stations to score points at. I think everyone’s favourite part of the day was the tug of war game, especially 6th class against the teachers 😉 . We ended the day with a really fun soccer tournament. Have a look of some of our pics……………..



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The date for our next clothes collection has been confirmed as the 18th of June. The shelter will be open during school hours from the 15th of June to facilitate the dropping off, of clothes and any unwanted items made from fabric ( curtains, duvets, shoes, bags etc).

Well done to Ann Farrell who was this weeks lucky Split the Pot winner. Split the Pot draw takes place every Monday so make sure you have your entry in 😉