Junior Room School Tour 2018

The Junior room had a brilliant day on Friday at the Burren Nature Sanctuary in Kinvara. We got to see and smell plants that are native to the Burren on the walking trail. We searched for fairies in the Fairy Forest. We fed the lambs and the goats, and we even got to hold the guinea pigs! After a lovely lunch, we had lots of fun in the indoor and outdoor play areas.

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The Battle of Aughrim

Today the senior room had a very exciting day. Joe Molloy visited the school to teach us a lesson on The Battle of Aughrim. Following our lesson, we took a trip to the interpretive centre in Aughrim. This is where we learned even more about the battle between the Jacobites and the Williamites. We examined many artefacts and watched an informative video on The Battle of Aughrim.

A cannon ball used in The Battle of Aughrim!

The memorial of The Battle of Aughrim

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Tug of War Fun

On Friday, Mr. Foran organised a tug of war challenge as part of our 10 @ 10 activities. The students had lots of fun competing against each other in their class groups!

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Assembly 8th June 2018

Congratulations to the Students and Writers of the week who were presented with their certificates at assembly on Friday!

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The Wriggle Roadcoaster

Today Clontuskert N.S hosted the Wriggle Roadcoaster! Schools from the area also came to join in on the fun. We learned about coding and how to make our own movies. A fantastic day was had by all.

Coding in action!

Learning how to make our own movies!

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Sports Day 2018

We had a fantastic day in Clontuskert at our annual Sports Day. In the morning we played hockey, soccer and rounders. We also competed in welly throwing, long puck and long kick competitions. After break we took part in obstacle courses and relays and in the afternoon we had great fun in the novelty races.
Thanks to Mary for the delicious ice-cream! And thanks to the parents and the new junior infants for coming in- it was lovely to see you all!

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Go Games in Kiltormer

The junior room children had a brilliant day on Monday at the Go Games in Kiltormer Complex. A big thank you to Joan Poland and Ger Moran for organising the event, and to the parents for the lifts and the support!

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Visit from Noel Naughten

We would like to say a big thank you to Noel Naughten who came in on Friday morning to speak to us about his job. Noel is a parent in our school and he works as a paramedic for the National Ambulance Service. The children prepared lots of questions prior to his visit including: Do you enjoy your job? How many shifts do you work each week? Do you drive the ambulance? How long did it take you to train as a paramedic? Did you ever get injured while working as a paramedic? We found out lots of information on what the job entails and Noel also showed us some of the equipment that paramedics use. Thanks again Noel!

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Assembly 18th May 2018

At assembly on Friday, we celebrated the birthdays of three students, congratulated the Students and Writers of the Week on their achievements and presented the senior room students with certificates following their trip to the Aviva. Well done to everyone!

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A trip to the Aviva

Yesterday fifth and sixth class got up very early up to be in school for 7am. We were going to Dublin, to play in the Aviva! We were one of five schools picked out of a draw to represent Connacht at the ‘Aldi Play Rugby National Festival 2018′.
We arrived at the Aviva stadium at 9:30am. We had a quick snack and drink, followed by warm ups and exercises to prepare us for the games ahead. After a while, we lined up to get into the stadium. Our school’s name was called out and we ran onto the pitch. Our first game was played at 11:20am. We played three matches. We won two and lost one. Everyone was very happy with that outcome. At that stage, we were all looking forward to our lunch. Aldi provided us all with a healthy packed lunch.
Afterwards we got a tour of the Irish rugby and soccer dressing rooms. To our surpise, Paul O’ Connell was in the dressing room waiting for us! We were very lucky, as he only came in for our tour! He gave us great advice and encourged us to follow our dreams. We were all very excited and proud to be there. A fantastic day was had by all.

Paul O’Connell coaching us!

Enjoying our packed lunches provided by Aldi.

Getting stuck in!

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