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End of Year Message from our Principal
30th June, 2021

So ends a year like no other; one that presented many unprecedented challenges and disruptions. It required our whole school community to demonstrate diligence and determination as we worked together to minimise the impact of these discontinuities for our students. We were astounded by the tenacity and flexibility displayed by as our students as they navigated through these times of uncertainty. They were a continuous source of inspiration and motivation.

Additionally, it was a year that highlighted the importance of the role of our families. We were overwhelmed by their efforts. In the midst of a pandemic, they not only provided invaluable support as we adapted to the demands of the changing learning environment, they also managed to find the time to organise some phenomenal fundraising campaigns. The money raised will provide much needed resources and will enable us to implement some innovative ideas for our school for the forthcoming year.

It was with heavy hearts that we said goodbye to four of our students this year; Luke, Marho, Tammy and Ailbhe. We were fortunate to be able to celebrate this momentous milestone with an outdoor graduation. It was a beautiful and heart-warming event, perhaps made more memorable by the outside setting, as we celebrated the graduates in the warm sunshine. They will be missed immensely by us all. We wish them all the best in their future endeavours. Additionally, one of our teachers Grainne will not be returning next September. We would like to express our gratitude for her hard work and dedication this year.


Lastly, I would like to wish you all a restful and relaxing summer holidays. We look forward to welcoming all our students back, for what will no doubt be an exciting, new academic year.


Kind regards,


Laura Kelly

Principal Abacas Kilbarrack

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Message from the President
23rd June, 2021

The President of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins has written a special message to school children at the end of a difficult year . Please click here to view or download a copy. 

Busy Bees Enrolment Open
1 April, 2021

Our application period for our Early Intervention Centre, Busy Bees for the academic year 2021/22 has now opened. We will be accepting applications throughout the month of April. You can find out more by clicking here.

Easter Message
26 March, 2021

We would like to wish all our families a very Happy Easter. It was a term that proved challenging as the Covid-19 pandemic required another school closure and the facilitation of home learning. Thankfully, it ended on a more positive note with the return to full-time classroom learning. We would like to thank everyone for all their patience, resilience and understanding this term. We hope you take the opportunity this Easter for rest, relaxation and family time. With the advent of warmer, brighter days, we are optimistic about the forthcoming term.

Enrolment Period Open
February 1, 2021

Our application period for our main school (only) for the academic year 2021/22 has now opened and will remain open for the rest of the month.. You can find out more by clicking here.

Christmas Message
December 22, 2020

On behalf of all the staff, we would like to wish all our students and their families a very Happy Christmas. We hope you have a well-deserved break after a very tumultuous year. We would like to express our gratitude to all the students for all their diligent work this term. We are so proud of you all for transitioning back to school so well after such a long period at home.

School Supply
Back to School
August 27, 2020

We are thrilled to be welcoming our students back to school today after an extremely challenging few months for everybody. We hope that all your family remain safe and well and that you were afforded the opportunity to relax and recharge during the summer break.

Our staff have been working hard implementing essential control measures to minimise the risk of Covid-19 infection occurring in our school. it is vital that we all work together as a school community to protect the safety of all members. we will be providing Covid-19 updates on a dedicated page here.

With these measures in place, we can hopefully look forward to integrating our children back int

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