Congratulations and well done to all the children who received full attendance this term.
Kilberry, Athy, Co. Kildare R14 EY05
The school community gathered together today to commemorate the events of 1916, to celebrate the present and to imagine the future.
The 1916 Proclamation was read by children from the Senior Classes. We then read our ‘Proclamation for a new generation’ in which the children themselves examined how they would like to see Ireland change and evolve over the next 100 years.
In our ‘new’ Proclamation, the children called for an end to homelessness, crime and war. They envision an Ireland where everybody, young and old can always feel happy and safe and where everyone is treated respectfully and equally, regardless of our differences, and where the role of technology does not overshadow family time and time for others.
The entire school gathered outside where our wonderful secretary, Patty, accompanied by her grandchildren, current pupils, Ella and Luke, raised the flag. 5th and 6th class played Amhrán na bhFiann on tin whistle as we all sang along to our National Anthem.
To conclude the ceremony, 6th Class pupil Ciarán Dunne read a poem he had written especially to commemorate the 1916 Rising.
Congratulations to Second Class who are making their First Penance today. The children have been very well prepared by their teacher, Mrs. Prendergast for this sacrament of Reconciliation.
This is a very special occasion for all the children and their parents as they look ahead to the next very special sacrament of First Holy Communion in May.
Conor Byrne, Leo Kelly, Harry Grainger, Leah Byrne, Leah Sullivan, Réaltín O’ Shaughnessy, Ella Dunne, Áine Lawlor, Erica Mulhall, Lauren Lawlor-Phelan, Molly Davis and Cailín Whyte.
Kilberry N.S. celebrated World Book Day by inviting the children to bring in their favourite book to discuss with their class. Each child was also given a book token on the day so remember to bring it in to your local book store to receive a free book or money off a book of your choice.