Welcome to our website
Welcome to the website of St. Oliver Plunkett National School, Killina, Carbury. Co. Kildare. Our wonderful five-teacher school is situated on the R403 between the villages of Allenwood and Derrinturn. Please take a moment to look around the many pages of our website and see what we have been up to in our school.
Massive congratulations to 3rd/4th class who have just heard the news that their Agri Aware Incredible Edibles project has won first place in Ireland. They are over the moon with this news. They win a trip to the National Botanical Gardens and a growing sun-bubble for our school. Check out the Incredible Edibles website for more information (here). We will share more news about this in the near future. Cill an Fheadha abú!!!
We have received notification that our school has been awarded our 5th green flag, for biodiversity. We are over the moon with this. Well done to Mrs. Noonan and the Green Team for guiding our school to this achievement. It has been a busy two years but the learning from this experience will stand to our children forever! The award ceremony took place on May 21st. Well done everyone.
Another fantastic year in our school draws to a close! We are very proud of the achievements of our boys and girls and we are very thankful to every member of our school community for their support and encouragement throughout the year. Our school certainly is the heart of the Killina community. Wishing everybody a safe, happy (and hopefully sunny) summer and we look forward to welcoming everyone back on Monday, September 2nd.
More Big News!!
Our school received the news that we have been awarded the 'Science Foundation of Ireland' plaque for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) education. The judging panel were very impressed by our the level of scientific investigation skills that are promoted throughout our school. It is a huge honour for our school to win this award and it is a testament to the hard work that Ms. Dalton (Award Co-ordinator) and our staff have done in this area of the curriculum. Well done everyone - another great achievement for our school. We can now proudly display this badge on our school website.
What a fantastic year we had in our school. Take a look at our photostory to see the exciting things that we got up to. Mrs. Usher did a wonderful job putting this beautiful show together. Enjoy :-)
Our school is involved in many new initiatives that help to enhance the educational experiences of our children. We are always looking for ways in which we can cater for the different types of learners in our school. These are just a few of the initiatives that we are promoting in Killina NS. Click on the images to see what exactly we've been up to.