Seachtain na Gaeilge

We have been very busy celebrating Seachtain na Gaeilge in Kilbride National School. As part of our Seachtain na Gaeilge celebrations we performed the "Haka as Gaeilge" today, Monday the 13th March 2023, as a whole school. Well done to all the girls and boys who did a wonderful performance and above all we had great fun in preparing for our whole school performance today.

Curious Minds 2023

13th and 14th February 2023

As part of the whole school science award we investigated how nappies really work!

Investigate and develop an understanding of how everyday items work

Mrs Mallee and her fifth and sixth class pupils investigated the science of how nappies really work.

How everyday items work – The Nappy Experiment
Aim: To remove the polycrylate crystals from a nappy and test their absorbency.
Plastic Bag,
Measuring Jug,
1. Cut open the inside of your nappy with the scissors.
2. Scoop out the cotton wool and the polycrylate dust and put it in your plastic bag.
3. Shake the bag and use your fingers to fully separate the cotton wool from the polycrylate.
4. Mix water with the dust and stir for 1 minute, observing what happens.
5. Continue to add more water and again observe.
Results: After about one minute the dust changed to a gel and expanded. The more water that was added, the more it expanded.
Conclusion: Polycrylate has excellent absorbency properties and is a very appropriate material for a nappy.

Credit Union Quiz Team 2023

Best of luck to Roisín Healy, Mark Phillips, Eddie Hegarty, Lauren McManus, Hannah Corroon, Grace Crinion, Jennifer Rennick and Darragh McGee who will be representing our school in the Credit Union Quiz Competition this Saturday 28th January. Best of luck to all the children and we hope they enjoy the day.

Happy Halloween!

Exceptional School Closure 9th December 2022

The school will be closed on Friday 9th December. This is to facilitate a School Support visit from the NCSE.