Killeshin N.S. is a spacious modern two storey building built in 2012. The school stands on an impressive site of over four and a half acres in the heart of Killeshin country side.
It is a bright and modern two storey building with sixteen
The building was designed to optimise the learning experience for
our pupils with the most modern technology used in each classroom
to facilitate the learning process in the modern age. In addition we
have five Special Education teaching rooms and a range of ancillary
Each brightly decorated classroom is equipped with modern furniture,
built-in storage and interactive Promethean ActivPanels with
broadband connectors and visualisers. The school has also invested
in a set of 16 i-pads which every class has access to.
We are very proud of our beautiful library, with over 3,500 titles to choose from, which is organised through a computerised management system and also has kindle readers used by older children. Our library is named the Fr. John Fingleton library in honour of our former parish priest, a wonderful man who did so much for our community.
Assembly/ Sports Hall
We also have an Assembly / Sports Hall equipped for PE with a stage and sound system. Our school has plenty of sports equipment including parachutes, beanbags, a range of balls for all sports, hurdles, balances, hoops, mats, skittles, racquets and uni-hoc sticks, equipment for sports day races, targets, goals, skipping ropes etc. Our hall is named Halla Denieffe in honour of our former principal, Mr. Conor Denieffe, who was Principal in Killeshin N.S. for 31 years from 1992-2023.
Playground/ Outdoor Activities
Outside there is a large playground, divided into one part for the infant classes and the other for the older children. The Infant area is marked out for a variety of colourful and engaging games to keep the children occupied. In 2022 we invested in new playground equipment for our infant yard including a large wooden boat, a school bus, mud kitchen, Siopa and Stáisiúin an Gharda Síochána. There are also two basketball courts and an extensive grassed area which includes a pitch for games.
The very successful Swimming Club was founded in 1982. At that time the Club had to travel to Athy Swimming Pool and quite a considerable amount of organisation and fund raising was necessary. Today, the Club enjoy the wonderful facilities of Graiguecullen Indoor Heated Swimming Pool. Children from Killeshin Swimming Club attend formal lessons on Friday evenings. Children can continue in the Club when they progress to Secondary School. There is a modest membership fee. Instruction is provided by qualified instructors and a host of voluntary committee members are on hand to help in every way possible. Full details may be obtained from any committee member.