Update Events June 2014

Dear Parents,

Please see below for our latest information on forthcoming events and dates for your diaries.

 Book Rental Scheme

Please remember to have all book rental order forms and money into the school by Tuesday 17th June.  Any received after this time cannot be guaranteed a place on this scheme.

Kenny Folliard Memorial Cup

Congratulations to our boys and girls football teams who, once again, won the Kenny Folliard Memorial Cup recently.  Well done to everyone who took part.  Thanks also to Ms Coyle, Ms Horkan, Sean Sweeney and Padraig Cunnane, who all do a great job coaching the teams.

 Mayo Concert Orchestra

As part of our music programme for primary schools, we were privileged to host the Mayo Concert Orchestra in the Rest and Care Centre recently.  The orchestra played a wide range of musical styles, such as the theme tune to Star Wars and tunes from The Sound of Music to name but a few.  It was a most enjoyable evening where children from the school took part – some in the dynamics of music, others 1st-6th in singing, our Scór group and our very own Sean Nós County champion, James Frayne.  Our special guest on the night was soloist Brendan McGuiness, a very talented past pupil of our school.  Also featured was a drumming group from Monasteraden National School.  Our thanks go to everyone who took part and who helped in any way on the night, including the Parents’ Association who kindly provided the refreshments.  Thanks also goes to St John’s Rest and Care Centre for supplying us the venue.

 Movie Night

We will be having a movie night for Junior Infants up to 3rd class pupils on Thursday 12th June.  It will be exclusively for pupils from these classes of Knock National School ONLY, and will be supervised by staff during the movie.  We will be screening ‘Frozen’ at 5pm.  Entry to the movie will be at 4.50pm promptly.  Please do not drop off children before this time or leave them unsupervised anywhere in the school or on school grounds.  Each child will receive a drink and a treat. The cost will be €4 per child please, which is to cover running costs for the event.  All money should be sent into the class teacher by 3pm on Wednesday 11th June for confirmation of numbers attending.

Sports Week

We are holding our sports week commencing Monday 16th June, when we will be running a different sports event each day.

National Bike Week and COW Day

The Green-School’s National bike week for primary schools will run from Monday 16th June to Friday 20th June.  National COW (cycle on Wednesday) Day is on Wednesday 18th June.  Green-Schools Travel are encouraging all schools to dedicate at least one day, or the entire week, to the bicycle.

Mayo Hurling Workshop: ‘Inspiring Children and the Child Coach’

This workshop will take place on Wednesday 18th June from 7pm-10pm, registration from 6.30pm.  Admission is free.  All hurling coaches involved with teams from U13 and below are especially invited to attend, while the workshop is also suitable for both primary school teachers and Camogie coaches.  Please see the school website and information board for further details.


We will be having our end of term assembly on Friday 20th June at 12noon.  We will also be making a presentation to our former school secretary, Frances Mulkeen, to thank her for her years of dedicated service to the school.

New Infants

The newly enrolled infant children will be attending the school on Monday 23rd June from 9.30am to 12.30pm.

Graduation Mass

Our Graduation Mass for 6th class pupils will be on Monday 23rd June at 7.30pm in the school hall.  This may be a change of date since it was first announced.

Green Flag Raising Day

We will be raising our 5th Green Flag for biodiversity on Wednesday 25th June.  This is the culmination of the excellent work undertaken by Mrs Coyne and the Green Schools Committee, great support from parents and Tidy Towns Committee.  The school grounds are a rich environment for biodiversity etc.

Summer Holidays/Back to school

The children finish school for the summer holidays on Thursday 26th June at 12noon.  School re-opens at 9.20am on Friday 29th August.

Summer Camps

We will post details of any summer camps we receive to the school website and any flyers etc will be located in the vicinity of the school office.  Should you be interested, please watch out for these.

School Email

The email address for the school is admin@knockns.ie.  Please do not use office@knockns.ie as this only used for sending out updates to parents.

As always, we would invite you all to refer to the school website, www.knockns.ie, for news and regular updates from the school, including pictures, videos etc from our various events.


Knock National School