Ballinasloe Fit Town 2017

 Fit Town Celebration Day takes place this Sunday 26th March in GAA Club Grounds and we encourage all students and families to support the event. Starting @ 12.45pm with a Community Walk which is open to all and followed by refreshments, Sports Expo, Outdoor Obstacle course, Art Action and Face Painting – everyone welcome! 

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Céilí i gCluain Tuaiscirt!

Great fun was had as the children learned and danced the Walls of Limerick!!

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Assembly 10-3-2017

Today at Assembly we spoke about Open Day and preparing for Bishop Kirby’s visit to the school next week. The Write a Book Winners outlined the plots of the their books, without giving the end away as we hope to read them once they return from the Award Ceremony. The Write a Book Award Ceremony takes place in the Radisson Blu Hotel on Monday 3rd April. 

1st and 2nd class updated the school on their progress in FIRST LEGO League Junior and we awarded certificates for Student of the Week and Writer of the Week. 

Students of the Week

Writers of the Week

Write a Book Winners

Happy Birthday singing for two students! 

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Open Day 2017

Thanks to all of the parents and children who visited us today for our annual Open Day. We had a wonderful day in Clontuskert. Everyone was treated to a tour of the school, visit to the Junior Room, presentations from the Senior Room, school concert and refreshments afterwards. 

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Clontuskert Annual Open Day

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Thank you ‘Flower Fairy’

There are beautiful flowers appearing outside Clontuskert school at the moment! Thank you to Clontuskert’s own ‘Flower Fairy’ Kathleen, for the colourful planting!


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Clontuskert in the News

Connacht Tribune 27th January 2017
Built for Success- Clontuskert win Best Presentation Award at All Ireland FIRST LEGO League Robotics Competition 2017

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FIRST LEGO League Junior

Today we started building for FIRST LEGO League Junior. Our big showcase event will take place in the Radisson Blu on Tuesday 4th April 2017. 

1st and 2nd class have been working very hard with Ms. Scott building the WeDo models so that we would learn about gears, axles, bricks, plates and beams. We will be now using our own imaginations to build our own designs. 

This year the theme is Creature Craze and we have to pick an animal or animals that live in the same habitat as the honey bee. We then have to build either the animal or its habitat with one moving robotic part. We also have to research our animal for our Show Me Poster. Mr. Kelly and Mr. Campbell are coming to talk to us about the animals they work with every day after the mid term break. We have lots of questions for them and we are looking forward to their visit. 

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Operation Transformation 10@10

Last week’s Operation Transformation was so successful that we ran it again today and plan to make it a regular exercise programme. It only takes ten minutes but it is helping us stay fit and healthy and best of all we have great fun! 

Here is a film of our event from Week 1:

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Operation Transformation 10@10

Today at 10am we all trooped out to the school basketball court. Across the country schools and clubs were taking part in the Operation Transformation 10@10 and Clontuskert was amongst them.

5th and 6th class worked yesterday to make teams and decided what each of the ten stations would be. After one minute of activity we moved onto the next station with our team. We had a brilliant time and it was so successful that we have decided to run the 10@10 again next Friday. Check out a film of the event here:

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