Monday, October 05, 2020

Ice-cream treat in the September Sun

Bike Week 2020

Rain Gauge Senior Room

Senior Room pupils have migrated to Google Apps for our Rain Gauge Daily Reading.
Pupils are learning how to take and record readings using the iPad and a class Google Account. We then get the average rainfall for the month and publish the doc. 20mm of rain over the weekend! 

Happy First Holy Communion Day

We wish to congratulate our wonderful pupils on their preparations and participation on their Special Day last Saturday. 
Thank you Fr. Paul for helping us make the day so memorable. 
We will all continue to fill our shopping baskets with kindness, joy and forgiveness. 
A message that we all need to uphold during times of calm seas and in times of upheaval. 

A First Communion Blessing
May you always feel as close to Jesus as you do today,
May you always count on Him to gently guide your way,
May you always trust in God to answer every prayer,
May you always feel Him blessing you with His loving care.

Thursday, August 13, 2020

Junior Infant Induction


Dear Parents,

We are planning an induction day on Friday 28th of August in the school. This will give the children an opportunity to meet one another and see the school and to meet the teachers before officially starting school on September 1st.
  • Parent(s) may drop child off at the school and enter building once social distancing and hand hygiene rules are observed.
  • Face coverings will be required by parents inside the school building. 
  • This will be a relaxed session and pupils are not required to wear their uniform. 
  • Parent(s) may leave children at the school and return for "pick up" 30 mins later. Session should be finished by 10.45/11am allowing for drop off /collection time.
  • Children are not required to bring food or bags of any kind. 
Any further updates will be communicated by text message. 

We are all really looking forward to meeting our new Junior Infants! 

Monday, June 29, 2020

Happy Holidays!

Thank you to every pupil and family in our school for the amazing work completed by each and every one of you both in and out of Google Classroom throughout school closures. 

Thank you to our teachers and staff for their stellar efforts in keeping learning and motivation going for everyone. It was so nice to feel a closing to the school year for many reasons. The digital classroom was not without its technical hitches and steep learning curves for all parties but we all got on with things as best as we could and came out better for it in the end! Children, parents and teachers did this without any formal training or advance planning. 
This was a wonderful achievement for everyone involved, perhaps one we will only fully understand in the coming months. Comhghairdeas!

We would like to wish our 6th class pupils the very best in their move to secondary school in the autumn. We would in particular like to thank Master Gerard Reilly for sending a special message to you all shared last week. We also thank our Parents’ Association for all their efforts in giving the children the send off they deserved with goodie bags, vouchers and souvenir t-shirts. 

And now for the practical: 
  • Junior Infants click here (note on the original booklist Handwriting Copies B4 x2 is listed. Please change to B2 x 2)
  • Senior Infants click here (note on the original booklist Handwriting Copies B4 x2 is listed. Please change to B2 x 2)
  • First Class click here
  • Second Class click here
  • Senior Room click here (3rd and 4th class to purchase Bua na Cainte 3 only)

Feedback from families is that it is useful for you all to gave access to a digital copy of our booklist in addition to the printed copy posted to you all last week.

Any important updates will be sent by text message over the summer. These may direct you to view more detailed updates on website or Google Classroom. 

Wishing you all a lovely summer, be kind, keep washing those hands and above all else stay safe. 

Le dea ghuí,
Mrs. Gilmartin and all staff at Leckaun N.S. 

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Admissions Policy - Consultation with Parents


As for all schools in the country, Leckaun National School is obliged to follow the steps set out below.

Parents, pupils and staff are requested to review this draft policy and submit comments or suggested amendments via email to

The Board of Management will consider these comments and suggested amendments with a view towards approving the policy for sending to the School’s Patron: Monsignor Liam Kelly, Diocesan Administrator of the Diocese of Kilmore

All submissions will be considered by the Board.

This Admissions policy will replace our current Enrolment policy. 

Introduction to the process

Certain sections of the Education (Admissions to Schools)  Act 2018, relating to the school admission process, commenced on February 1st 2020. The key dates for the preparation and publication of an Admissions policy are set out in the new requirements that apply to admission from September 2021 onwards.

Preparation of a draft admission policy

Section 62(1) of the act require Boards of Management to prepare a draft admission policy following consultation with the Patron, parents of students attending the school and staff.

Catholic schools have to use the template provided by the Catholic Primary Schools Management Association (CPSMA) to prepare a draft admission policy and submit the draft to the patron for approval.

Review of draft admission policy by Patron

The Patron must approve the draft admission policy or approve the draft admission policy subject to modifications.

Where the draft policy is approved subject to modification, the Board of Management will have two weeks within which to make the specified modifications and return to the patron for Patron approval.

The admission policy must be approved by the Patron by 15th September 2020.

Publication of admissions policy

Boards of Management are required to publish the school’s admissions policy on the school website on or after 1st September 2020 and, on written request, make copies available to parents, the Minister for Education of the public.

Draft Admissions Policy Leckaun National School

Friday, April 03, 2020

Goodbye Miss Maguire

Today is Miss Maguire’s last day with us at Leckaun NS. On behalf of the staff and pupils I would like to say thank you to Ms Maguire for all her hard work this year. It has been a pleasure having her in our school this year. Unfortunately we cannot give our thanks in person but hopefully she will come back to see us soon!

Wednesday, April 01, 2020

Junior Room

Here is a reminder of some of the activities the pupils in the Junior Room have been up to this year.