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School Closure for training on Monday, November 11

November 01, 2019

​There will be a school closure on Monday, November 11 to accommodate teacher training on the Primary Language Curriculum. This is a vital part of our education programme and it is essential that staff continually update their knowledge and skills. Normal classes will resume on Tuesday, November 12. We thank the parents for their co-operation in facilitating this.

Annual General Meeting on November 5, 2019

October 24, 2019

Our Annual General Meeting (AGM) will take place on Tuesday, November 5th in the school at 7 p.m. All parents are encouraged to attend. It is an excellent opportunity to be updated on the work and activities undertaken by the Parents Association this last year and to discuss forthcoming events.

It is an opportunity for you as a parent to give feedback on your experience and to express any ideas that you may have that could help improve our school. We look forward to seeing everyone on the night.

Parents Association Update September 2019

September 08, 2019

A new school year and the dedicated work of our Parents' Association has begun in earnest. We are always looking for new parents and family members to become involved and contribute to the efforts to help improve and develop our school. If you would like to know a little bit more about how the Parents' Association operates, take a look at our Parents' Association page on our website hereTo find out about any current fundraising projects and how you can help, check out their Facebook page.

End of Year Message from Our Principal

June 27, 2020

In a blink of an eye, another school year is finished. It was an extremely busy year  with many challenges but the school and the students have continued to flourish. We hope to build on this success next year and progress with some exciting and innovative plans for the school. 

 

The end of the year is often bittersweet and this year was no exception. It is with heavy hearts that we say goodbye to six of our students; Peter, Jordan, Kacper, Lewis, Lily and Tadhg. The school will be a less colourful place without their presence. Two of our teachers, Clare and Leighann will also not be returning in September. They will be sadly missed by both colleagues and students. I would like to express our gratitude for their hard work and dedication during their time in the school.

 

 I would like to thank all the staff, parents and Board members, whose continued dedication and commitment this year has made Abacas Kilbarrack such a nurturing and supportive environment for learning. A special mention however, must go to our wonderful students who have worked so hard. They consistently delight us with their capacity for growth and development. They remind us that learning should always be a reciprocal process between teacher and student, as they continually help us to improve and evolve in our roles too.

Lastly, I would like to wish everyone a very happy summer holidays. I hope much rest and relaxation is had by all before we return in September to begin a new academic year.

Laura Kelly

Principal Abacas Kilbarrack

School to close for Elections Friday 24th May.

May 08, 2019

​Abacas Kilbarrack will close Friday 24th May 2019 to accommodate the local and European elections. Our school is a polling station and will be closed for the full day.

Summer Term Begins

April 28, 2019

Abacas Kilbarrack would like to wish everyone a big welcome back for the final term. The last term is always a hectic but fun-filled affair; with school trips, graduations and many more exciting events coming up. Hopefully we will get some sunshine too.

In-Service Training 18th February 2019

February 06, 2020

As part of our Continual Professional Development programme for all staff, Abacas Kilbarrack will have a training day on the 18th February 2019. Only staff attend these days so there will be no classes for students. We thank the parents for their co-operation in facilitating this.

A Special Thank You

January 11, 2019

Here at Abacas Kilbarrack, we are truly blessed to have a dedicated team of parents and supporters who tirelessly work to improve our school. Last term was no exception with a number of fundraisers and special events organised. Money raised will go towards resources, as we continually thrive to enrich the school environment for our pupils. The team are very grateful to everyone who contributed. To find out more about these special efforts, you can visit our Facebook fundraising page here.

New Term Starts

January 07, 2019

The team and students are feeling very motivated to start the new term after a very relaxing Christmas break. We have many  exciting plans for this term and we are eager to get started. Our new team was confirmed just before the break with Laura Kelly officially taking on the role of Principal and Ursula Cassidy becoming Deputy Principal.  No doubt, the school will continue to flourish under their leadership.

Applications for 2019/2020 School Year Opens January 1st

January 01, 2019

Our application process is now open for the 2019/2020 academic year. All applications must be returned to the school fully completed by 28th February 2019 at 3 p.m. Unfortunately, we can not accept applications after this date. To find out more, click here.

School to close for Presidential Elections

October 10, 2018

Abacas Kilbarrack will close a day early this upcoming mid-term to accommodate the presidential elections. Our school is a polling station and will be closed for the full day on Friday 26th October 2018.

Back to School 2018

August 27, 2018

We are delighted to welcome everyone back for what promises to an exciting year.  Lots of exciting challenges ahead including for the first time, some of our students will be participating int the new Junior Cycle.

 

We are sad to say goodbye to our Principal Christopher Platt who is taking a career break but we are happy to introduce our new team; with Laura Kelly moving from her previous role of Deputy Principal to Principal and Ursula Cassidy taking on the role of Deputy Principal.

Mandy’s Race Night Raises over €5000!

June 18, 2018

Amazing work by ABACAS’s Mandy Daly and her crew of volunteers.  Mandy managed to raise over €5000 for the school! It was also a great night out, having a beverage and a flutter with ABACAS friends, family and staff alike.  Well done Mandy!

Darts teams raise €1400 for ABACAS.

May 16, 2018

Thank you to Gareth Goss, the rest of his dream team the Gladstone darts team and all who supported the Abacas fundraising night. You raised an amazing €1400.

Race Night for ABACAS

April 16, 2018

ABACAS is holding a race night on the 25th May at the Foxhound.  Contact Mandy at the office if you would like to purchase a horse or sponsor a race.  We’re looking forward to seeing everyone there!

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