Killavullen NS
Educating in a joyful, positive and secure setting

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An Ghaeilge agus Seachtain na Gaeilge

Is breá linn an Ghaeilge i Scoil Chill a’ Mhuilinn. Cuirimid béim ar chomhrá mífhoirmiúil agus tá sé de nós ag na páistí í a úsáid go forleathan.

Pop-up Gaeltacht

Uair sa mhí bíonn Pop-up Gaeltacht sa halla, áit ina ligeann grúpa beag óna hárd ranganna a scíth, fad is a bhíonn siad ag caint ‘s ag comhrá as gaeilge. De ghnáth bíonn greim blasta le nithe acu freisin! 

Aistear sna hArdranganna

When the infants are gone home, the senior classes sneak in and have a quick play with their toys – ach, as Gaeilge. The Aistear set up works fantastically well for role play and for na hArdranganna to bain triail as na cúpla focail is phrásaí nua.

       

Raidío na Scoile

Caoltar Raidío na Scoile i gCill a Mhuilinn go minic. Eagraíonn gach rang clár, uair sa  téarma. Cloistear dánta, ceol, amhráin, tomhas agus scéalta grinn.den scoth. Tugann sé muinín dos na daltaí agus bíonn siad an-bhródúil astu féin.

You’re never ró-óg for a career in broadcasting!

 

Seachtain na Gaeilge

Déanaimid sár iarracht an ghaeilge a chur chun cinn le linn Seachtain na Gaeilge. Tuilleann na paistí seamróga nuair a úsáideann siad gaeilge i rith an lae. Bíonn duaiseanna le fáil ag na daltaí a dhéanann éacht iarracht. Chomh maith leis sin, bíonn biongó, trath na gceist agus céillí mór ar siúl. 

Cuimhnigí- Is fearr Gaeilge briste ná Béarla cliste

Drama

Drama is one of the most powerful tools at the disposal of the hardworking, committed teachers at Killavullen N.S. As a means of learning, cross curricular drama activities can help in the carrying out of tasks and also contributes to  general intellectual growth and to personal development. 

This powerful teaching strategy begins in Infants with role play during Aistear.  Nursery rhymes and fairytales are brought to life.

 

A Nativity Play each year in the Halla  is always the highlight for Infant parents. Singing and performing in beautiful costumes plus carols from the senior classes sets the whole school community  up for the festive season.

In middle and senior classes great effort is made at scripting and performing ‘sketches’ for Scór competitions.  History lessons, such as the destruction of Pompeii enable students to dramatise the lifestyle and pastimes of Roman people and enrich their understanding of historical content.

On a local level ‘The Life of Nano Nagle ‘ was brought to life to much acclaim by senior students under the guidance of one of our past teachers Mr. Pádraig Fitzgerald. Mr. Fitzgerald wrote the play and directed the children. taking them all the way to Cork County Final in Scór. The play was so good that Veritascame with a full film crew to film the play, which is now part of the 5th Class Grow in Love Programme and the chapter on Nano Nagle.

Visual Art

On arrival at our school one is immediately struck by the many murals adorning our walls. Painting a section in their final weeks at the school is seen as  a right of passage for 6th class students.

As you enter the school building this emphasis on visual art continues as notice boards are filled with wonderful examples of the children’s creativity.

All teachers endorse the focus on the arts as a key principal of the holistic development of the child. Each week art projects  generate excitement, experimentation, investigation  and  interest in the children.

Activities in drawing, painting and constructing  are encouraged as well as projects involving clay and fabric and fibre.

Past pupils have been successful in Credit Union and Texaco Art Competitions, with Róisín Murray’s below shortlisted from Mallow Schools.