Newletter 5th December 2014


Monday 8th December Feast of the Immaculate Conception

All pupils will attend mass in St. Bartholomew’s Church on Monday next at 10.15am.


Padhraic McIntyre and the Livin Dred Theatre group came to our school last Christmas and performed "The Nightmare before Christmas".  This year they return with ‘Cuckoo Connolly’s Curious Clock-Shop’. The play will be performed in the school GP room / hall on Thursday next 11th December at 1pm and it is suitable for all classes up to and including 4thclass. There will be a charge of €2 for each pupil attending the play. This money will be collected by your child’s teacher.

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Scholastic Book Fair

Our bi annual school book fair took place over the last week. Again the book fair has proven to be a great success. We are grateful to Lorraine, our school secretary, for organising the Book Fair.


Liathróid Lámha

We wish every success to Corey Gilsenan, Cian Embley McGovern, Caolin Hughes, Seán Booker, Daragh Cremin and Samuel Fadoju will play in the under 12 40 x 20 handball championships over the weekend in Kingscourt.



Swimming Gala


Twenty five pupils from Knocktemple NS took part in the Cavan County Primary School Swim Gala on Wednesday 3rd December 2014.  There were 22 other schools taking part. All children put in great effort throughout the day and we had podium finishes for Elisha Kearns, 3rd place U12 Back Stroke and Emma Hetherton, 1st place U14 Front Crawl and Girls U12 Relay Team achieved 2nd Place (Ella O'Reilly, Niamh Brodie, Martha Smith and Genevieve Hughes).   While podium finishes were few, it doesn't reflect how successful we were throughout the course of the day, with most of our swimmers advancing through their heats and onto quarter and semi final stages.  Thank you to those parents who helped with transport namely: Carmel Hughes, Jim Gilsenan, Rosemary Gilsenan, Margaret Towel, Tara Kearns and Linda Henry. Our sincere thanks to Sharon Hetherton for coordinating and organising the event. Congrats to all.
Sports Hall Athletics
Congratulations to all our pupils from Cáirde 1, 2 and 3 and their teachers on completing the Sportshall Athletics programme facilitated by Carol Kiernan and supported by Dean McIlroy, Sports Inclusion Officer,Cavan Sports Partnership.​