OUR STUDENTS

The students of Killygarry National School are taught by a very competent, professional and dedicated teaching staff.  Our pupils are educated in a modern and caring environment to enable each child to reach their true potential, where their gifts and talents are nurtured.  Each child is encouraged to be their best, work their hardest and have fun learning.

English

  • English as Additional Language using the Primary School Assessment Kit

  • Accelerated Reading Programme

  • Jolly Phonics – Infant Literacy Programme

  • PM Reading Programme

  • Spelling Bee

  • Irish Sign Language 

  • Spellings for Me Programme

  • Literacy Lift-Off

  • Classroom libraries

  • School library

  • School developed oral language programme

  • Whole school handwriting programme

  • Peered and Paired Reading

  • Aistear

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Gaeilge

  • New Folens Irish Reading Scheme

  • Caint na Maidine

  • Irish Games & Resources

  • Online resources and apps on the school iPads

Maths

  • Chess Club

  • Freckles Maths Programme

  • IXL Maths Programme

  • Mata sa Rang

  • Hundreds of maths resources and online resources

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SESE – Social, Environmental and Scientific Education

  • Green Schools – Gained flags for recycling, water conservation, energy conservation and travel

  • Discover Science

  • Heritage in Schools

  • Annual School Tour and Nature Walks

The Arts

  • Creative Schools/Clusters

  • BLAST Artist in Residence Scheme

  • Ukulele Club

  • School Orchestra

  • School Samba Band

  • Peace Proms Choir

  • Hallelujah Choir

  • Tin Whistle Club

  • School Debating

  • Speech and Drama Exams

  • School Choir

  • Music Generation

  • Wall Murals

  • Sculpting

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Physical Education

  • Gymnastics

  • Gaelic Football, Camogie, Hurling and Rounders

  • Soccer

  • Basketball

  • Spikeball

  • Volleyball

  • Tennis

  • Table Tennis

  • Badminton

  • Dance

  • Mini Golf

  • Rounders

  • Orienteering and map reading – The school is mapped by Orienteering Ireland

  • Assault courses

  • Sports Day – this takes place annually 

Social, Personal and Health Education

  • Health Promoting Schools – Healthy lifestyles and healthy eating

  • Junior Entrepreneur

  • Stay Safe Child Protection

  • Cooking, baking and pancake making

  • School Quiz Teams

  • Incredible Years Behaviour Programme

  • Zippy’s Friends, Friends for Life and Fun Friends Programmes

  • Restorative Practice school

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​Special Educational Needs

  • Special Education Teaching

  • Nessy English Programme

  • Braincalm – Occupational Therapy Programme

  • TTRS Typing Programme

  • WIAT-III Assessment – fully trained teacher in this assessment tool

  • Ongoing assessments

  • Zippy’s Friends, Friends for Life and Fun Friends Programmes

  • Reading Recovery – fully trained teacher in this programme

Information and Communication Technology

  • Minecraft for Education

  • Spellings for Me

  • Accelerated Reading

  • IXL Maths

  • Nessy Spelling

  • TTRS Typing Programme

  • 17 iPads

  • 16 Chromebooks

  • 10 PCs

  • 5 Netbooks in every classroom

  • Interactive Whiteboards in all classrooms

  • Soundfield Systems in all classrooms to hear the teacher

  • Fully equipped STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths) Room

  • Internet Safety Talks for parents and pupils

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School Achievements

  • Cumann na mBunscol Finalists in 2008 & 2009 and Division 2 winners in Girls Gaelic Football in 2014 

  • Boys Gaelic Football finalists in Cumann na mBunscol 

  • Cumann na mBunscol Winner in Division 2 Hurling League 2010 & Division 1 Winner in 2011

  • Ulster Finalists in FAI 5-Aside Soccer in 2008, 2009 & 2014 and County Finalist in 2011—2014

  • All-Ireland runner up in FAI 5-Aside Soccer in 2014 

  • All-Ireland Winner in 5-Aside Soccer in 2009 and All-Ireland Winner in Gaelic Football 2010 in Pioneer Tournament 

  • Cavan Credit Union Quiz Winners in 2009 & 2012 

  • Green Flag Award in 2009, 2011, 2013 & 2016 

  • Active School Flag 2009—2012 and 2017 – 2021 

  • Discover Science Award 2008—2014 

  • Windows Poetry Awards in 2008, 2009, 2010 & 2011 and Overall School Winner for Poetry in 2008 

  • Ulster Medal Winner in Cross-Country Running in 2009 and annual medal winners

  • Swimming Gala Winners every year. 

  • All-Ireland Lions Club Art Competition Winner 2010 and County winner in 2011 

  • Gerard Reilly Cup in Girls Football in 2009 & 2010 and in Boys Football 2011 and in Boys & Girls Winner in 2015 

  • Music Theory Awards in 2009-2013 & 2016 

  • Speech & Drama Awards and Medal Winners 2008-2022 

  • Biodiversity Winner 2011 

  • County and province Spelling Bee winner and All-Ireland runner up in 2012 (won €2,500 worth of books for the school)

  • Winners in numerous debating competitions

After-School Activities

The following after-school activities have taken place in Killygarry National School:-

  1. Ukulele Music Club

  2. School Orchestra

  3. Tin-Whistle Club 

  4. Irish Club

  5. Quiz Club

  6. Gaelic Football

  7. Soccer

  8. Creative Schools Club

  9. Green-School Club

  10. Chess Club

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Other Facilities 

  • Large School Yard

  • School playground with swing, slides, roundabout, seesaw, balance beam, spinner, climbing frame and a moving bridge.

  • Astro-turf pitch, fully fenced with overhead netting

  • Sensory Room

  • Sensory Garden

  • Outdoor play equipment – mud kitchen, bench & seating, mud restaurant.

  • Active Schools – Gained two flags