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Congratulations to our wonderful 6th Class on their graduation!
June 22nd 2020
The chequered flag is finally in sight. With the school year finishing up on Friday next 26th, we would like to wish all our pupils & their families a safe, restful & enjoyable summer break. We thank you all for your efforts throughout the year, particularly during the last term. It has been a very uncertain period which has thrown up many unforeseen challenges. It is remarkable how well our school community has coped. Many admirable qualities have been evident & many new skills learned. Perhaps a sense of perspective has come into our lives, as we have been challenged to decide what are the most important elements of our busy schedules?
Let me acknowledge in particular our 6th Class pupils, who will be leaving us to move on to the next, exciting phase of their educational journey. You have been a credit to the school & to your families during your 8 years with us. You’ve shown great maturity & resilience while navigating the choppy waters of your final term in Kilmessan NS. Having come through this test, I have the greatest confidence that you are perfectly equipped for the transition to post-primary school.
As our senior students move on, the wheel turns and another group of Junior Infants arrive to take their place. We are really looking forward to meeting all these Juniors with their individual personalities & characteristics in autumn, as they embark on the next step on their educational odyssey. In uncertain times, there is great comfort in the fact that some things don’t change. We will almost certainly have a mixture of tears & smiles as we return to school on August 27th (& not just from the children).
Kilmessan Mixed NS is blessed to have such a committed & resourceful team of people working on behalf of our pupils. The teachers & SNAs unfailingly leave no stone unturned in providing the best possible educational experience for the children of Kilmessan, ably assisted & supported by the Board of Management & Parent Association. Our cleaners & caretaker continue to create & maintain a safe & vibrant environment in which to learn. Our secretary, Mary, is the friendly face of the school, who works tirelessly behind the scenes to keep everything & everyone working well.
Thanks to all members of our school community, from pupils & parents to staff & community groups, for making & keeping Kilmessan Mixed NS a good place to teach & a good place to learn.
We look forward to working with you all in the autumn.
Fanagaí slán agus tabhair aire.