Parents’ Association

PA

We need volunteers for all our ongoing activities and would love for you to become involved!

Supporting Children Online

Supporting Children Online

If you missed the recent Webwise webinar for parents regarding ‘supporting children online’ please find some useful links https://www.webwise.ie/parents/ - a hub with expert advice on online safety topics, Explainer Guides to popular apps and games, Talking Points,...

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Advance Notice – Uniform Sale

Advance Notice – Uniform Sale

The Parents Association will be holding a Uniform sale at the end of June. We will be selling Pinafores, Jumpers, Cardigans and Trousers  (no tracksuits/shirts) for a nominal fee. Proceeds will go towards PA activities. We will arrange a collection for any ‘donations’...

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Making the Big Talk many Small Talks

Making the Big Talk many Small Talks

Dear Parents,   Following Part 1 and 2 of our Relationship and Sexuality Education (RSE) programme, where we delved into supporting children to foster healthy relationships, friendships, and communication skills, we are thrilled to invite you to our concluding...

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Active Listening Skills

Active Listening Skills

Dear Parents, We're excited to announce another round of interactive sessions from National Parents Council! Following on from last week’s sessions on Relationship and Sexuality Education (RSE) Part 1 programme, we're diving into Part 2: Active Listening Skills.  ...

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Preparing for the move from primary school to secondary school

Preparing for the move from primary school to secondary school

Dear parents/guardians, We are sharing some of the information from the session with NPC and parents which may be helpful to parents of fifth and sixth class students. As the move from primary school to secondary is a time of change for our children, Helen Butler from...

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Free online information sessions for parents: Internet Safety

Free online information sessions for parents: Internet Safety

 Celebrating Safer Internet Day - Feb 6th, 2024!   Join us in the global celebration of Safer Internet Day on February 6th. Let's stand "Together for a better internet" for our children. (https://www.saferinternetday.org/)   In this digital age, our kids are...

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Activity Update from KNS Parents’ Association – December

Activity Update from KNS Parents’ Association – December

Dear Parents / Guardians,  I hope you and your little ones are all enjoying the build up to the 2023 festive  season and upcoming holidays. As we get close to the end of 2023, we wanted to  give an update on PA activities over the past few months.   In September we...

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CELEBRATING OUR GREAT KNS SWIMMERS

CELEBRATING OUR GREAT KNS SWIMMERS

Connacht Minor Schools Swimming Gala on Oct 21st and 22nd   Well done to all our KNS swimmers at Connacht Minor Schools Gala 2023.It was a tough competition with 349 athletes entered from across the province. It was also a very high standard, being run at L3 Gala...

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PA

We need volunteers for all our ongoing activities and would love for you to become involved!

Here are some of the ways the Parents’ Association supported the children and the school in 2015/2016.

Educational – Glasnevin, Science Wows, Craft/Wool workshop, help with Book week, transition to secondary school topic, Proclamation Day support, Sun safe talk.
Catering – Teas/Coffees, Communion and Confirmation parties, Graduation party, Sports Day Water!
Staff Appreciation – Gifts, Xmas gift, BBQ.
Fund Raising – Trick or Treat, Shamrock, Mad Hatter, Cash for clobber.
Creative – Carol Singing, Help with Arts week, Support of Musical, Zumba Day, Children’s designed Xmas cards.
Memories – Photography of events, Videographer, Calendar, recording Xmas plays and Musical.
Well-being – Daffodil planting, Healthy School Committee, Teddy Bear Hospital.
Representations – public park land, safe pedestrian crossing.
Social – Coffee morning, Table Quiz, Santa visit.
Active– Hula Hoops, chalk, skipping ropes, additional yard painting, additional polydrons, Bouncing Castles x 2!, Sports Day Medals.
Admin – money counting, meeting minutes, website updates, email updates, parent surveys, finances, cheques, accounts, copying DVD’s.

Click on the images below to take a look at a collage of photographs from our Sports Day, Zumba Day and Teddy Bear’s Hospital Day.

The wonderfully and varied PA experiences that the children encounter as part of their time in KNS, could not happen without the support of the parents and staff at KNS.  Parents volunteer their time, energy and ideas to make these activities happen for all our children.  To them we owe a huge end of year thank you.

The Staff of KNS wish to pass on their sincere thanks to all parents, for the staff BBQ, held in appreciation of all their incredible work during the year.

The Staff at KNS, led so excellently by Noreen, are a very special team who work extraordinarily hard, to ensure all our children reach their potential in a very happy and stimulating environment.