Archive for Information for parents


Enrolment 2020

School Closure

Reminder: the school will be closed on Monday 13th January, to facilitate essential staff training.


Wishing all our families a very Happy Christmas and best wishes for the New Year.  Our school will re-open on Monday, 6th January at 9.20am.

Paul Lawless recorded the school choir singing and some of the children in our junior classes speaking about Christmas. This was broadcast on Claremorris Community Radio and is available to listen to on the Tune In App or the link from his Facebook page. Songs have also been sent to Mid West Radio for their Santa Show on Christmas Eve.

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Parent Talk

The King’s Hospital School are hosting a parent talk with David Coleman and their Headmaster, Mark Ronan, which may be of interest to parents of 4th-6th class pupils. It is entitled ‘Easing the Transition to Secondary School. Tickets are only €10, available on the following link, with all the proceeds going to ISPCC Childline.

Knock Walking Group

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St. Stephen’s Day Walk

Come and join our annual St. Stephen’s Day Walk after the 12 noon Mass (approx. 12:45pm) at the gates of the Old Church and walk the beautiful 3km loop around the Shrine grounds. This year all proceeds go to the Order of Malta, Knock National School and Knock Community Centre. Suitable for all ages!


Christmas Carol Service

Some Songs from our Christmas Carol Service.

Junior Infants – 1st Class – We Are Making Christmas Music

Making Christmas Music

Second Class – Christmas Calypso

Christmas Calypso

Third Class – No Room At The Inn

No Room At the Inn

Fourth and Fifth Class – Go Tell It On The Mountain

Go Tell It On The Mountain

Fifth and Sixth Class – This Little Light Of Mine

This Little Light Of Mine

Sixth Class Girls

Feliz Navidad


School Choir 

Silent Night

Away In A Manger

Oh Holy Night

Amhrán na nAoirí



Bat Workshop – Cancelled – a new date to be advised


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Reminder that our Bat workshop is on Monday 16th in school; it will be a fun day and all the children may dress up for the occasion, preferably with a bat or halloween theme.

There will not be any live bats as they are a protected species!

We look forward to seeing all the fabulous costumes.

Christmas Recordings

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Paul Lawless from Claremorris Community Radio will visit the school Friday afternoon to record some of the children singing and talking about Christmas; this will be aired on CRC over the coming week. We also intend to send in a recording of the children singing to Midwest Radio, hopefully to be aired on their Santa radio show on Christmas Eve.

Video Recordings/Photographs at School Events

Parents attending school events where they take photographs or videos are advised that any images taken must be for private use only and under no circumstances to be shared on social media. This is in line with current Data Protection and GDPR guidelines and school management body directives.

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