Summer 2016

Here are some fun games to play during the summer. Our holidays start on Thursday 30th of June at 12.30pm and we return to school on Thursday 1st of September 2016 at 9.00am. Happy holidays!
Download our calendar for 2016/2017 here.

Fun for the Summer:
Maths Games:

Multiplication Times Tables Practice:
 http://resources.woodlands-junior.kent.s…
 http://www.maths-games.org/times-tables-…

Multiplication Math Games


Junior/Senior Infants:
 http://www.coolmath-games.com/1-games-fo…
Mental Maths:
 http://resources.woodlands-junior.kent.s…
Word Problems:
 http://primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/maths/w…
Memory Games:
 http://www.coolmath-games.com/1-memory-g…
Number Games:
 http://www.coolmath-games.com/1-number-g…
 http://www.mathplayground.com/games.html
5th and 6th Class:
Continue Khan Academy work over the summer
 https://www.khanacademy.org/

English Revision:
Grammar Games:
 http://www.english-online.org.uk/games/g…
 http://www.funenglishgames.com/grammarga…
 http://www.funbrain.com/grammar/

Gaeilge:
TG4 Player:
 http://www.tg4.ie/en/player/tg4-player.h…
Cluichí:
 http://www.digitaldialects.com/Irish.htm
 http://www.irishpage.com/talk/fly-talk.h…
Irish newspaper:
 http://www.beo.ie/

Science Games:
 http://www.primarygames.com/science.php
 http://www.sciencekids.co.nz/gamesactivi…

History:
 http://www.funtrivia.com/playquiz/quiz35…
 http://www.ireland101.com/quiz/timeline/

Geography:
European Physical Geography:
 http://clontuskert.scoilnet.ie/blog/2012…
Irish Physical Geography:
 http://clontuskert.scoilnet.ie/blog/2012…

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Tree Planting Ceremony

Many thanks to 6th class for their gift of a beautiful flamingo tree to the school.

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Puppet Show

The Senior room came together in groups to write scripts for a puppet show for the junior room.
They worked very hard in art to make their puppets and backgrounds.
They performed their puppet shows on the last day of school.
The junior room loved the shows and had lots of fun and giggles.

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Awards Ceremony

Congratulations to everyone in Clontuskert on a very successful year and to all those who received awards today. We wish you a very happy, enjoyable and relaxing summer.

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6th Class Graduation

Congratulations to 6th class on their graduation. We wish you every success for the future. We will really miss you all.

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Congratulations to Mícheal Concannon, this year’s recipient of the Parker Cup. 

Mícheal was awarded the cup for his marathon running achievements. 

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Green Flag Celebration

Today Clontuskert N.S achieved Green Flag status for the 4th time. They worked on the Travel Theme promoting sustainable modes of travel. Congratulations to everyone involved.

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Sports Day

Today we took part in an action packed Sports Day in Clontuskert. All classes participated from Junior Infants to 6th class. The new Junior Infants came to visit and took part in the novelty races.
Thanks to students, staff and parents for making Sports Day so enjoyable.

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MindRising 16 Awards Ceremony

Congratulations to 5th and 6th class Winners at MindRising 16 today!


This Saturday 5th and 6th class represented Clontuskert at the MindRising Awards Ceremony in Dublin and also visited the CoderDojo Coolest Projects & Launch’d Dublin in the RDS.  

MindRising is a competition celebrating 200 years of the island of Ireland. MindRising champions the use of digital technology in schools and groups and is about telling stories about our past and our future. We worked on our digital storytelling skills across a range of media which included building elements of our project in Minecraft. We were encouraged to remember the past 100 years and imagine what the next 100 years could bring.


We worked really hard on this project. Mrs. Murray’s mam is a history teacher and lent us lots of history books, articles, newspapers and artefacts for researching the 1916 Rising.

We watched many of the excellent documentaries on RTE and TG4 detailing the 1916 Rising and took notes on these.


We used our Senior Room OneNote Classroom Notebook to gather all of our work together. This meant that when we researched either using books or the Internet with our Surface devices everything was kept in one collaborative space.

Triggy from 6th class used Sway to collate all of the information in one place. We loved using Sway as the photographs and videos etc are all Creative Commons. This means that they can be used for education and it was so easy to create and edit. See our project Sway here:


Above you can read our Proclamation for a New Generation as created by the students from 3rd to 6th class.

Our film Portal to MindRising was adapted from original stories written by Kiwi and Triggy. Construction was completed in Minecraft by 5th and 6th class and the screencasting and editing was completed by 6th class.

The film we created; Portal to MindRising can be seen above.


We also printed out the project for display in the hall so everyone in the parish can see it. Thanks to Ms. Kearns and Ms. Stokes for helping us put the printed project together.


We had a ball meeting all of the other MindRisers in Dublin and finding out more about their projects. The projects can be viewed here.

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Father’s Day

On Friday, the students made beautiful cards to celebrate Father’s Day which takes place this Sunday. Below are some samples of our work. We hope all the Dads have a lovely day!

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Students of the Week

Well done to our Students of the Week who received their certificates at assembly on Friday. Comhghairdeas!

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