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Welcome to Killusty National School!

Beannachtaí agus Fáilte go Scoil Náisiúnta Cill Loiste!


As part of our ASF work, all children in Killusty N.S. completed the P.A.W.S programme in May - Primary, Aquatic, Water, Safety. Children learned important tips about keeping safe near water, especially over the summer holiday season. Upon completion of training, certificates were awarded to all. 

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We Are Published!

All children in our school created a book entitled 'When We Grow Up'. Each child wrote about their plans for the future and created an illustration to match.  We are so proud. 

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School Tour 2023

On May 31st 2023, the highlight of the year arrived  - The School Tour! This year we ventured across the border and enjoyed a lovely, sunny day in Castlecomer Discovery Park. It was an all-active affair. Children in the Senior Room enjoyed lots of games, boating, high circuit challenges and ziplines. Meanwhile, Junior Room children explored every inch of the playground, completed a forest scavenger hunt, mastered a low-circuit challenge and bounced to their hearts delight in the bouncing nets. More fun-time followed in the Playstation, Kilkenny - climbing frames and slides galore.  A tremendous day all round. 

Pedigree Day 

On May 19th 2023, children from Killusty N.S. made their way to Clonmel to enjoy the annual Pedigree Day hosted by the Museum in association with the Clonmel Show.  Children enjoyed spending time with the animals, observing horse shoes being made by the local black smith, watching a sheep being sheared, figuring out stem problems and observing activities of old, such as spinning. 


County Semi Final

Hard luck to our U13 hurlers who lost to Lorrha NS on May 17th in the County Semi Final. They played brilliantly and should be very proud of themselves. Best of luck to Lorrha in the final.


In My Shoes Fund Raising 

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Killusty School supported the In My Shoes Charity Shoe Appeal this year. Pre-loved runners and football boots were donated by families and sent to needy Township children in Lesotho  and South Africa.  

Football and Hurling Blitz

Children from 1st to 6th class travelled to Dr Maurice Park on May 9th to participate in a hurling and football blitz organised by Tipperary Coaching and Games. All had great fun and to top off a great day, everyone got a tour of Semple Stadium.

First Holy Communion 2023

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First Holy Communion was celebrated in Killusty Church on Sunday May the 7th 2023. We had 6 super VIPs on the day and this year it was an all boy affair.  The weather was kind to boot! A very special occasion enjoyed by all.   

Cumann na mBunscol

Well done to our U13 hurling team who had a great win today over Skeheenarinky NS in the Tipperary Cumann na mBunscol.

We are now through to a county semi final in the coming weeks. Well done also to our U11 team who played a challenge match against Skeheenarinky and played very well.

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Charity  Work 

The whole school community in Killusty N.S. was gratefully recognised for its recent efforts in raising funds for the Irish Cancer Society. We were delighted to help.

Junior Splash Day 

On April 25th our Junior Infant Girls travelled by bus to Clonmel Swimming Pool for our annual Junior Splash.  We enjoyed story time in the Library first and after much fun and splashing we made our way to the Clonmel playground for more fun. Enjoyed by all!

Green Schools World Earth Day 

        April 22nd - World Earth Day - The Earth is in our Hands.
As part of our commitment to our Green Schools theme - Water - Children in Killusty School engaged in environmental based activities to mark the importance of this day. Children in the Junior Room reconstructed an oil spill in water and explored the challenges of cleaning up such a catastrophe. They also completed a whole-class Acrostic poem based on Water and an art presentation with an important message. Children in the Senior Room created very colourful agamographs and looked at ways of reducing our carbon footprint. . 

Happy Easter

Check out our lovely Easter Art!
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Dafoddil Day

Thank you to everyone who supported our Daffodil Day Bake sale today. It was a great success. Total funds raised were €241.50 for the Irish Cancer Society.

World Water Day 2023

On March 22nd 2023 Killusty School celebrated World Water Day. We completed a WALK FOR WATER activity which we incorporated into our Green Schools work for our Water Flag and also our Active Schools Flag work. On that day we also remembered the people around the world without any access to clean drinking water. 

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We are currently working towards our Third Green Flag - Water.
All children in Killusty N.S. participated with pride in the local Community Games Art and Hand Writing Competitions in March. Many medals made their way to Killusty to the delight of the children.  Next round - here we come!

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Apple Trees

A big thank you to Fethard Tidy Towns who visited our school recently to plant three Apple trees on our grounds. The children saw from start to finish how an apple tree is planted and learned valuable tips along the way.  

Happy St. Patrick's Day 

Children embraced Seachtain na Gaeilge and St. Patrick's Day Activities with great enthusiasm.

First Penance 

On Wednesday March 15th  our 6 boys made their First Confession in the Church of the Sacred Heart

First to Sixth Class enjoyed a very interesting visit to the Tipperary Museum of Hidden History on March 14th. The children got to experience examples of clothing, technology and life in the past. They really enjoyed the tour provided by Julia, Deirdre and Liz. Check out the photographs of our trip below

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Rotary Competition

There was great excitement on Thursday the 9th March when Clonmel Rotary club came to present the prizes and certificates of a recent Young Writer's Competition based on the theme of 'Peace'. Well done to all who particpated and thanks to the Rotary club for organising a super competition.

Engineers Week

Second class and third class participated in the Junior Engineers Workshop in Clonmel Library on March 6th  2023. Well done to Kaiden Power who came first for his engineering activity. 

Pancake Tuesday 

Pancake Tuesday 

Out with the chefs' hats and wooden spoons!   The Juniors were cracking and pouring and mixing and eating ...... Yum