St. Killian’s School, OLD YOUGHAL ROAD, MAYFIELD, CORK. T23 NV96

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Telephone/Fax: 021 450 5168


Dear Parents/Guardians and pupils,

Our School Community hope that you have had a restful and relaxing summer. We look forward to welcoming our pupils back to school on Thursday 29th September at 9.20 am. We hope that school transport will be confirmed by CIE by then and many of you will have heard details of school transport prior to the start of the new term. If you have not heard about transport prior to the start of the school term please contact CIE-Jim Stack details given below.

This is a very important year for our school as it is our 50th Year Celebrations and this term we look forward to some special events organised to celebrate this very important milestone in our school's history.

Over the summer a huge amount of work has gone in to improving the school environment for our expanding pupil roll. Two new kitchen areas have been installed in two more classrooms, these have replaced the 'old kitchen areas' and are looking very nice. Thanks to our parent/staff volunteers and our caretaker Pat, some of the classrooms have been painted and the kitchen areas painted and cleaned. Through contributions from volunteers, PA funding and staff support we have installed a new multi-playground with swings and a slide and a lovely picnic bench for those sunny days. The area has been fully secured with fencing and we hope to have the grass slope seeded and the play surface complete for the return of the pupils next week. Work has also begun on upgrading the Sensory Room and creating an additional room with a ball pool.

As many of you know we secured funding from the department over the summer to up-grade two more classes, unfortunately work has not yet started on these rooms as we encountered a few issues over the summer with regard to tendering and planning schedules. We hope this work will start as soon as possible so that two more classes can move into the modern specialist designed classes as soon as possible.

We look forward to welcoming our new pupils and their families to our school along with new staff appointed during the summer.


Sue Lenihan, Principal.


School Transport

Please be advised that School Transport is organised by Jim Stack CIE-Bus Eireann for any queries on transport for your child contact CIE Transport. 

The bus escort/driver will be in contact with you directly to give information about transport start date and pick up time. St Killian’s School Office have no information on these details. 

Cork School Transport Office, Bus Éireann, Capwell, Cork. 

021 4557137/021 4557129 

schools.cork@buseireann.ie

You can check your transport application online on the bus Eireann page by registering at the link below

https://schooltransport.buseireann.ie/account/login?ReturnUrl=%2F



New School Uniform

St Killian’s uniform can be bought at either Laura’s in Dosco Industrial Estate ( 021 436 8210) or Buckleys of Shandon St. (021 430 4426)

Please click here for information on our New School Uniform.


Some inspiring words from a favourite story book character:

You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem and smarter than you think.
— Winnie the Pooh


News links

St. Killian’s are delighted to be involved with 5 other schools in our community (4 Primary and 1 Secondary), for a Digital Cluster, bringing digital learning into the classroom.

This week (May 11th-18th) during Tech Week, we join with Scoil Mhuire agus Eoin NS, St. Marks Boys NS, St. Brendans Girls NS and Mayfield Community School for a digital Showcase.

https://www.techweek.ie/event/showcase-ne-cork-city-digital-learning-cluster/

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Therese O’Keeffe, from Brian Dillon’s GAA Club, with some of our children that she is coaching in GAA skills. Read all about it  here .

Therese O’Keeffe, from Brian Dillon’s GAA Club, with some of our children that she is coaching in GAA skills. Read all about it here.

Cork Sports Partnership came to visit and brought us some terrific badminton equipment. Read all about it  here.

Cork Sports Partnership came to visit and brought us some terrific badminton equipment. Read all about it here.

Some pupils from Mayfield Community School came to visit us for Literacy Week and played Literacy games with Willow Maths Class. Click  here  to see more photos.

Some pupils from Mayfield Community School came to visit us for Literacy Week and played Literacy games with Willow Maths Class. Click here to see more photos.

26 of our pupils, along with 36 pupils from Scoil Mhuire agus Eoin, were conferred by  Monsignor Kevin O’Callaghan  at  Our Lady Crowned Church , Mayfield, on Thursday March 14th 2019. It was a great day enjoyed by everyone.  Click  here  to see some of the photographs.

26 of our pupils, along with 36 pupils from Scoil Mhuire agus Eoin, were conferred by Monsignor Kevin O’Callaghan at Our Lady Crowned Church, Mayfield, on Thursday March 14th 2019. It was a great day enjoyed by everyone.

Click here to see some of the photographs.


Willow Class were learning about WW2. They made Anderson and Morrison bomb shelters and wrote all about them. Click  here  to read all about it.

Willow Class were learning about WW2. They made Anderson and Morrison bomb shelters and wrote all about them. Click here to read all about it.

Laser being asked to bark on command.

Laser being asked to bark on command.

Garda Pat Harrington and our community Guard, Garda Helen Courtney came to visit us with the two Garda dogs, Lazer and Rex. We loved meeting them! Everyone was very excited and we heard all about the great work they do and how they are trained. Click here to see some more photos.

Hawthorn, Willow, Pine and Yew classes received their participation certificates from Erica & Chris and Shane & John of Cork City FC. See other photos in  Recent News .

Hawthorn, Willow, Pine and Yew classes received their participation certificates from Erica & Chris and Shane & John of Cork City FC. See other photos in Recent News.


Our super new space gives the children great space for Occupational Therapy with our OT, Joelle. We call it our Penthouse because of the stunning view out over Cork city!


The Lord Mayor, Cllr. Mick Finn, came to visit us on Tuesday 18/09/18.

The Lord Mayor, Cllr. Mick Finn, came to visit us on Tuesday 18/09/18.

Everyone was delighted to welcome captain of Cork City FC, John Dunleavy, who visited school on Wednesday June 6th.

Much to everyone's delight, he brought with him the two cups that Cork City have proudly won this last season - the League Championship and the FAI cup. Johnny was excellent with all the children and spent a long time answering their many questions. Of course he also granted everyone no homework that night!

Click on our Newsletter tab in the menu above or click    here  to read all our recent news.

Click on our Newsletter tab in the menu above or click here to read all our recent news.

March 15th 2016 was Proclamation Day. Every primary school in Ireland celebrated the centenary of the 1916 Rising by raising the Tricolour that had been presented by the State to each school earlier in the year.  Click onto our    Proclamation Day    page to see how St.Killian's celebrated the day.

March 15th 2016 was Proclamation Day. Every primary school in Ireland celebrated the centenary of the 1916 Rising by raising the Tricolour that had been presented by the State to each school earlier in the year.

Click onto our
Proclamation Day page to see how St.Killian's celebrated the day.