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Welcome to Killusty National School!

Beannachtaí agus Fáilte go Scoil Náisiúnta Cill Loiste!

The Library Van comes to Town!

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On Wednesday November 29th, Infants enjoyed  their first
brouse around the Library Van. 

Science Week 2023

During the month of November, all the children in Killusty School celebrated Science Week - with great enthusiasm. 
Children in the Junior Room investigated colour mixing, water displacement and solubility. We also explored our sense of taste.
Children in the Senior Room investigated chemical reactions, liquid density and bacteria growth on bread. 

Tag Rugby Training in Killusty N.S.

Killusty School children participated in the Munster Rugby Schools Programme which gave students an opportunity to learn to play rugby through fun, non-contact rugby games. The impressive URC Trophy, the prestigious cup that Munster won last season, also made its way to Killusty School. We were all wowed!

We are keeping Active!

Children in Killusty N.S. signed up for the Active Break Every Day Challenge - An activity programme delivered on-line by Irish Olympians.  

Two Little Dickie Birds

Check out the two little Dickie Birds in the Junior Room 

Diabetes Day 2023

Children in Killusty School celebrated World Diabetes Day on Tuesday 14th of November. 
Children came to school wearing blue on that day and supported Diabetes Ireland, the charity dedicated to people living with diabetes.

Hallowe'en Hoolie 2023

Check out the Hallowe'en fun at Killusty N.S.
Slide Show 

Art in Killusty N.S. 

Hallowe'en Art 

Autumn  Art 

Environmental Awareness and Care 


As we work towards our next Green Flag, the children continue to focus on Environmental Awareness and Care. In the Junior Room We revisited the topic of recycling and came up with a new slogan -

Think of the trees and recycle your paper please.

Jersey Day 

All children in Killusty N.S. participated in Jersey Day 2023.  We were happy to wear, care and share this October and to raise money for GOAL.

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Lights, Camera, Action and Cut!

A very exciting day for Killusty N.S. on October 16th 2023 - The day Nationwide came to film us about our Margaret Maher Project. We're all superstars. And now the wait begins until the show is aired. 


Primary Schools Cross-Country Clonmel 

Well done to all our Runners. On a very wet October 11th, Children from third to sixth class took part in the cross-country running competition in Clonmel.  Our 3rd/4th class boys team and our 5th/6th class girls team topped the score board in their division. Great success.

Our Local Heroes 

It was wonderful to welcome back some of our past pupils in early October 2023. Not one GAA county final but two! What  a bunch of women. 


Playtime in the Junior Room 2023

Children in the Junior Room enjoying well-deserved playtime after all their hard work. 

Under 13 Football 

On Monday the 2nd of October 2023 5th and 6th class children participated in the Cumann na mBunscol under 13 Football Competition. Children played with heart, pride and spirit, winning three out of their 5 matches on the day.  Heads were held high. 

Cross Country Running

On Thursday 28th of September children in the Senior Room participated in the Cross-Country Running Competition in Crokes Complex in Thurles. Children did themselves proud with their stamina and effort with a bronze medal awarded to Ted Purcell of Third Class. 

County Final Victory


A big congratulations to students of Killusty N.S. - past and present - who, along with their team  mates, clocked up an impressive win in the Under 13 Hurling County Final on Sunday 17th of September.

     Well done boys. Be proud. 

Welcome to 2023-2024 


On August 30th 2023 we were joined by our 4 new Junior Infants. They have made themselves at home already.

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Slievenamon Project 

In July 2023, Killusty N.S was one of many schools asked to participate in highlighting the 175th Anniversary of the 1848 Rising at Ballingarry and Slievenamon. Each school told its unique story of Slievenamon and  under the guidance of local artist, Mia Kearney, the children brought their story to life through art. Killusty school children chose the story of Margaret Maher- a young woman from Slievenamon who emigrated to America in the 1850s and crossed paths with the poet, Emily Dickinson. The rest as they say is History. 


Sixth Class Graduation 2023

In June 2023, our school community said farewell to our three Sixth Class boys. Aaron, Ewan and Gus graduated with pride after 8 great years in Killusty N.S. They have left us with many fond memories. We wish them the best of luck with the adventures that lie ahead. 


Active School Flag

In recognition of our busy year of fun activity and P.E., and our commitment to fitness and health, the children and staff in Killusty N.S. were recently awarded the Active School Flag. 

Great Celebrations in Killusty!

The whole School Community is very proud. 


Killusty Fun Run 2023

On June 19th 2023, the Parents Council of Killusty N.S. organised a 5K Fun Run around the village - a much appreciated fund-raising event in aid of Killusty School. The sun shone, prizes were won and all went home happy and tired - a lovely occasion. 

Local Blitz

On Wednesday June 21st 2023, Killusty Children travelled to the new Town Park in Fethard to play in a Gaelic Football blitz with children from Fethard and Moy Glass primary schools. All the games were played in good spirits and everyone was a winner!

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