Kilmagner National School

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Our school is located on the busy Fermoy to Tallow road (N72).

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History

Kilmagner School was opened on June 17th 1878. It consisted of two classrooms - one for boys and one for girls. The Principal was Patrick Walsh (1878-1911). He was assisted by Mary K. Walsh. It is believed locally that a hedge school may have been in existence nearby, prior to that date.

Throughout its history it has been a venue for community activities like dances and the performance of plays. Indeed that tradition of hosting drama is still carried on today in the form of the School's Christmas show - Seo na Nollag.

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Redevelopment

Kilmagner N.S. has seen quite a transformation in recent times. It has developed from being a three roomed school to being a modern, well equipped primary school, where the needs of every child are well catered for.

In May 2008, an ambitious building project was undertaken. Three new classrooms, a storage room, new toilets and cloakrooms were built, together with the redevelopment of the existing building. This provided the school with two new Learning Support and Resource Rooms, adult toilets with disabled facilities, a multi-purpose room, office and a staffroom. The old and new buildings have been connected by an impressive light filled corridor.

All this was achieved without changing the traditional facade of the school. A school car park has also been developed.

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About Us Today

The school has 57 children on roll at present. There are 3 mainstreem teachers, 1 full time and 1 shared Learning Support/Resource teacher on staff. The school also has 3 S.N.A.'s and a part-time secretary.

Mrs. Noreen Joyce is School Principal and Ms. Margaret Keating is Deputy Principal.

School begins at 9.00 a.m. and concludes at 1.40 p.m. for Junior and Senior Infants, and at 2.40 p.m. for the pupils from 1st - 6th class.

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Extra-Curricular Activities

Fruit and Vegetable Garden
We are proud of our Fruit and Vegetable garden, situated in front of the school. We are anticipating a rich harvest.

Sport
There is a rich sporting tradition in Castlelyons Parish. Kilmagner and surrounding townlands always produce talented players.

The school has participated successfully in Sciath Na Scoil and in other local blitzes and competitions.

Kilmagner competes each year in the Cork City Primary Sports where many trophies and medals continue to be won.

In the summer term of each school year, all of the children are transported to Fermoy Leisure Centre for swimming lessons on a weekly basis.

Music and Drama
The school participates in Scor Na bPaisti - usually in the Instrumental Music, Ballad Group and Quiz sections.

Each year the school produces an impressive Christmas show enjoyed by all.

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Enrolement

Enrolement forms for Parents who want to enrol their children in Kilmagner N.S. are available from the school office. Please phone the office on (025) 36802.

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Contact Details

Phone: (025) 36802
Email: kilmagnerns.ias@eircom.net

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