Killavullen NS
Educating in a joyful, positive and secure setting

Céad míle fáilte romhat! Come on in for a whistlestop tour of our school!

Reception

Upon walking through our striking school gates, made, fitted and donated to the school by a parent, Michael Taylor, you will more than likely be greeted with a welcoming smile at Reception by Julia, our school secretary, who keeps all our day-to-day systems running smoothly.

Our Classrooms

A child’s classroom is their base for the day, so we take great care in ensuring they are bright, engaging and warm. All our classrooms are very spacious, have SMARTboard TVs, two toilets, wash hand basins with hot water, and a wet area with kitchen sink.

Our Infant Rooms are located just behind Reception and are in the original 1907 school building (note the high windows). The original building was very well designed and built, with the high ceiling and large south-facing windows giving lots of space and light. If you cast your mind’s eye back to 50 years, there would have been a partition down the middle of these rooms with up to 50+ children in each space! Fortunately, schools have come a long way since then!

The rest of our classrooms represent the modern classroom design, square with windows on both sides. They are all spacious and also get great light. They have their own access directly to the yard.

And finally. our most recent refurbishment below, involved upgrading our old GP room into a classroom and Library. This room also has sliderobes for storage to the rear of the room. We decided to keep the stage frame and lighting, erected by Tom Browne a parent, for the Centenary in 2007. This now allows for impromptu performances as part of lessons (hot-seating, recitations, singing, etc.).

Lift-Off Room

Our SETs are based in the Lift-Off room, when not team teaching in the mainstream classrooms. We take small groups, one-to-ones and classes for station teaching. This room also stores all our SEN equipment, teaching aids, Lift-Off library, Mata sa Rang resources and has extra laptops.

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Library & Music Room

 

 

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Sensory Room

We completed a Sensory Room as part of building works in 2018. The difference a Sensory Room makes to children with Sensory difficulties and those with Additional needs cannot be overstated. For those of you who may not be aware, a sensory room is a therapeutic space with a variety of equipment that provides personalised sensory input for students with additional needs. With each visit to the room, the input can be tailored from a multitude of analogue lighting features used to create an atmosphere and ambience that provides a safe space and helps children calm and focus themselves so they can be better prepared for learning and interacting with others. So many initiatives, such as this, would not be possible without the support of our wonderful Parents’ Associations.

 

 

Astro & Yard

Our yard is the workhorse of our many Activities and Playtimes. See below for the host of activities it supports.

What do you do if the chip pan catches fire?

Use a fire blanket or a wet tea-towel.

DO NOT THROW WATER ON THE FIRE!!!

Parents’ Association fund-raising saw us install 8 Basketball Backboards and hoops along with the markings for 3 Basketball courts, which the children get full value out of on Basketball Days (every Tuesday and Thursday at Am Sosa & Am Lóin), After-school Basketball Club and during PE lessons.

Our Astro