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Killeen National School

Killeen National School
Killeen, Louisburgh, Co. Mayo

This week's Star Site

Killeen National School’s website is very comprehensive and a great port of call for information about this wonderful school. There is a good use of imagery and colour across the site. The school is currently fundraising for an extension and using the website as a means of communicating the results of this project. 

One of the first things you will notice when visiting Killeen National School’s homepage are their fundraising efforts for a new extension. After reading the information about the schools fundraising efforts we discovered that after receiving funding for the Department of Education for the extension the plans were modified resulting in additional costs. These changes were made as a result of recommendations from a WSE.

Across the site it is clear to see an emphasis on children, learning and inclusiveness. Colour and fun imagery is used throughout the site. There is a nice mix of stock images and images of children enjoying learning and exploration. A lovely addition to the site are the videos both of the children dancing and singing, along with videos the children have created themselves. We especially liked Hannah’s video of local monuments and the synchronised swim dance. Each classroom have their own blog which is updated regularly. 

Not only can this site be used to see the activities within the classroom, there is a wealth of relevant information available to parents here. There is a tab for practice and procedures and another for policies. Each relevant area is labeled making it a simple clean user experience for parents seeking information. Not only is the information presented in a clear manner the relevant information is given in a PDF format which the parents can download should they wish to consult it again at a later stage. 

There are countless notable initiatives running throughout the school and an abundance of information available on the site. Other initiatives worth a mention are the school garden, the text book loan scheme, music lessons and instrument rental along with the various sports that the children partake in. This is a great colourful user-friendly site bursting with information, images and videos.

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