Scoil an Chlochair Kilbeggan National School

Kilbeggan National School


Information for 2019-2020

Parents of Junior Infants 2020-2021

July 30th 2020

Dear Parents and Guardians of Junior Infants

The school will reopen on Thursday 27th August 2020. We would like to invite you and your child to come to school  to meet the class teacher and staff in advance of the full opening of school. We plan to invite small groups to join us for approximately 30 minutes at a time and you will receive a specific day and time on either Tuesday 25th August or Wednesday 26th August. We will notify you of that time two weeks before the reopening of school. 

Regards Mr Rabbitt


Part-time Caretaker/cleaner required to undertake general maintenance and repairs to both interior/exterior of the building and grounds. Duties also include, gardening, organising of classrooms and furniture, maintaining equipment, organising waste disposal, monitoring the building, opening/closing for various events and supervision and assistance with cleaning
The hours are part-time (minimum 10 hours) and flexible. Applications by email only.

Please see the advertisment on www.educationposts.ie

Board of Management update

Scoil an Chlochair Opening and Closing Times

A Board of Management meeting took place on July 10th 2020.  The Board considered submissions from the Parents' Association, from staff and also the poll of all parents/guardians that was conducted at the end of June.  The result of the poll was 56.9% in favour of changing the school opening and closing times  and 43.1%  in favour of retaining the current opening and closing times (109 families voted).

Following the result of the poll  the Board has decided to change the school opening and closing times upon the resumption of school on August 27th. (not 29th as previously stated)

Therefore from Thursday August 27th school will commence at 8.50am for all children. School will conclude at 1.30pm for children in Junior and Senior Infants and at 2.30pm for children from 1st to 6th classes. 

Please check the website and Aladdin for further updates regarding school reopening at the end of August.

Thursday 25th  June 2020

Dear Parents

Thank you for all of your support over the past year. Please see our End of Year Newletter HERE and the School Calendar HERE

This year we are not in a position to sell school uniforms and we are asking you to purchase your child's uniform from any of the main stores. For your information Dunnes Stores have said they are keeping a limited stock on premises this year and are advising that you purchase early. Perfect Stitches are providing the school crest if you wish to have it on the uniform. You can contact them on 0873430673. 

Confirmation, for those in 6th class wishing to receive it, will take place on Wednesday August 12th at 11am. First Holy Communion is planned for Saturday August 15th. Father Corrigan will be in touch with families with regard to these events.

Thank you so much for your support for Ellen. Our Go Fund Me donations are now over €20,000. Please see below for more details.

If you wish to contact the school the number is 0867933591. Please call Monday to Friday between 10 and 2pm.

Keep well and safe everyone.

Mr Rabbitt

Please click for: 

  • Our draft Admission Policy for 2021-2022 click HERE

Have a look at the Healthy Ireland Website by clicking HERE

Contact the school at


Click HERE for the link to the

Ellen Go Fund Me page 

Also see the Facebook link 


Incoming Junior Infants September 2020

please click HERE

Please click on  letter above regarding Aladdin Connect

The section below contains work  information for each class. 

If you have any photographs of artwork or activities you are involved in please email to


and we will upload them to our gallery which you can see by clicking


You can also use


on Twitter 

Please click on the link below to see the Nationwide programme featuring Kilbeggan GAA and Scoil an Chlochair


Watch the video by clicking on the link below: 

BOM 2019-2023 

The new Board of Management has taken office from December 1st 2019. The members are:

Geraldine Fennell, Chairperson

Father Brendan Corrigan, Patron's Nominee

Niall Rabbitt, Principal

Brenda Watts, Teachers' Representative

Luke McNamee, Parents' Representative

Martina Rochford, Parents' Representative

Karen McCormack, Community Representative

Sheelagh Keenan, Community Representative

  • Staff List for 2019-2020 Please see our new staff teaching list for 2019-2020 HERE

  • See our  End of the Year 2018-2019 Newsletter  HERE

  • Click HERE for more information on Drumcondra Standardised testing 


  • See important information regarding the Stay Safe Programme. Please be aware of the lessons being taught so that you can answer any concerns your child may have by clicking HERE  

  •  See Calendar HERE

Please click HERE to connect to our Digital Learning Plan 2019-2021

Please click HERE for our revised School Handbook

(updated on March 27th  2020)

Parents' Association

The Parent Association members are: Therese Gorman, Evonne Lamar, Catherine O'Grady, Edel Quinn, Helen Quinn, Diarmuid Kirby

Parent Association Committee will meet when the school reopens 




 We ask all parents/guardians to consider becoming involved in our Parent Association and in this way become involved in your child’s education. Meetings are a good opportunity to hear about what is happening in school and be involved in planning for the future. Please join us.


Board of Management

Please see updated  reports on the BOM page by clicking



Child Protection 

Please see our Child Protection Procedures :

Child Safety Statement HERE

Risk Assessment HERE


Click HERE for School Calendar 2019-2020

Click HERE for our  Newsletters

Click HERE for drop off and collection Map


•The Board of Management of Scoil an Chlochair is concerned about the safety of the children in the Church Car Park. We request the cooperation of drivers who drop off and collect children each day.

•Please observe a speed limit of 5km in the car park

•The ‘Set Down’ area in the car park should be strictly for SET DOWN ONLY. If you are going into the school with your child or children please use the marked parking bays provided.

•When collecting children all parents should park in the parking bays.

No parking or waiting in the clearway areas.

•The children walk over to the church regularly.. Please do not park on the marked pathway.

•Please take care of our children!

Click for latest newsletter


Enrolment 2018-2019

Please see our updated enrolment policy (on Policies page)  for information about your child's enrolment.

Scoil an Chlochair Whole School Inspection Reports

Click on the links below

WSE January 2013

WSE Follow Up May 2014

Health and Safety

The health and safety of all our school community is most important at all times  Please talk to your child about taking care around the school grounds and when entering and leaving school. We ask that all parents and guardians observe a 5kph through the church car park at all times. Please do not park or wait in the set down area. 

Welcome to our website.

Check it out for all the latest  information

Teachers link HERE

Please see information regarding the Drumcondra Standardised Tests


Contact school 0579333558 or office@kilbeggannationalschool.com