Welcome to our School

Killoughteen N.S. is a rural, mixed, catholic school just outside Newcastle West town. Our 236 pupils range in age from 4 to 13 years. The atmosphere in our school is a very happy one enhanced by a supportive parent body. We opened our first Special Class (ASD) and a pre-school on the school premises called Killoughteen Kids in September 2018. In September 2022 we opened our second Special Class.

Latest News

Killoughteen Fundraising Dance

Killoughteen Fundraising Dance

Link to buy tickets Killoughteen National School are delighted to announce this year, for our Annual School Fundraiser, we are reviving the Killoughteen School Dance! All members of our school’s community are most welcome - be it friends, parents, grandparents,...

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Split the Pot

Split the Pot

We have begun 'Split the Pot' here in Killoughteen NS to raise funds to upgrade and install the best play and recreational areas possible for our pupils. We intend to increase the area of astro turf from 600M² to 1800M². The draw is on weekly on Thursdays and the...

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Autism Friendly Schools Project- AsiAm

Autism Friendly Schools Project- AsiAm

As we come towards the end of this school year we are delighted to announce that we have completed Year 1 of AsiAm's Autism Friendly Schools Project. This is a continuous project to strive towards inclusion for all children in school especially Autistic students. This...

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Analog Robotics 2023

Analog Robotics 2023

'Written by Ella McAuliffe, 6th class 2023' Analog devices came to our school to build robots out of Lego with us. We were divided into groups with three or four people in each group. I was with Kieran Keogh  and Charlie Quinn. We were set a task to build and...

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School Calendar 2022 – 2023

First Day of School 

Wednesday, August 31st.

Halloween Mid Term

Closed on Monday 31st October  and re-opening Monday November 7th.

Christmas Holidays

Closed Thursday December 22nd and re-opening Thursday January 5th.

St. Brigid’s Day

Closed Monday February 6th

Mid Term Break

Closed Thursday 16th and Friday 17th February.

St. Patrick’s Day

Closed Thursday March 17th

Easter Holidays

Closed Monday 3rd of April to Friday 14th April.

May Bank Holiday

Closed Monday May 1st .

June Bank Holiday

Closed Monday June 5th.

Summer Holidays

Closing on Friday June 23rd.