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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Our School Garden

Today we were very busy in the school garden! We pulled the many weeds that had sprung up over the past week and picked the heads of lettuce that are ready for the table. Our strawberries are still green but hopefully we won’t have long to wait for them to ripen!

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MindRising Awards 2016


This Saturday 5th and 6th class will represent Clontuskert at the MindRising Awards Ceremony in Dublin and will also visit the CoderDojo Coolest Projects & Launch’d Dublin in the RDS.  
MindRising 2016 is a competition celebrating 200 years of the island of Ireland. MindRising champions the use of digital technology in schools & 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 have 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 project. 


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 are really looking forward to meeting all of the other MindRisers in Dublin this Saturday and finding out more about their projects. The projects can be viewed here

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School Tour

The Junior and Senior classes went on a School Tour to the let’s Go Camp in NUIG, Galway.
We had a super day with lots of fun packed activities.

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Lessons in the Sun

Today we made the most of the lovely weather by working on our projects outside. It was a nice change from working at our desks!

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Clontuskert Cycle 2016

Congratulations to Clontuskert Parents Association for organising a very successful Cycle Event from the school today.
This was the first year for the cycle and there were two events with the 65km cycle leaving at 10.00am and a fun family 7km that left at 11.15am. Check out the route of the 65km cycle here: http://www.strava.com/routes/5021739

Thanks to Barry’s Cycles of Ballinasloe and all of the friends of Clontuskert for supporting the event. 

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