Billy Byrnes Memorial Cup Winner June 2017

Congratulations to the Billy Byrnes Memorial Cup Winner for June 2017. He was awarded the cup for exemplary sportsmanship and being a team player this year. Comhghairdeas! 

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Clontuskert Summer Assembly & Award Ceremony

Clontuskert School finished for the summer today. We will reopen on Thursday 31st of August 2017 at 9.00am.
We held our final School Assembly and Award Ceremony in the hall. Fr. Finneran was present as honorary guest. Congratulations to everyone! Enjoy your summer and we look forward to seeing you all in September. Best of luck to our three 6th class students as they move on to Ard SCoil Mhuire and Garbally.

Gold Attendance Award Winners for full attendance this year

Silver Attendance Award Winners for excellent attendance this year

Junior Student of the Year

Senior Student of the Year

6th Class DVD Presentation

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Teddy Bears’ Picnic

Today the Junior room went on a Teddy Bears’ Picnic. We read stories to our favourite teddies and shared our yummy treats with them. We sat on lovely picnic blankets and cushions. We had a great time!

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Thanks to Mrs. Cannon & Mr. Coen

We want to extend a big Clontuskert ‘thank you’ to Mrs. Cannon and Mr. Coen for teaching us in Clontuskert this year. We wish them both the best and hope they will continue to keep in touch with us all in the school. 

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Skype Call with Hösbach in Germany 

Today we Skype with Class 3b; Ms. Maerz’s Class in Wurzburg in Germany. We saw our pen pals and it was very exciting! 

Check out the video. 

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Visit from Fr. Anthony Kelly

Fr. Anthony Kelly visited us in Clontuskert today. It was Fr. Anthony’s ruby (40th) anniversary of ordination, two weeks ago.

Fr. Anthony spoke to us about his life on the missions. 

 • He went to Ghana 40 years ago. 

 • It was very hot. 

 • There was no electricity.   

 • Twi is the language they spoke.

 • He went to Zambia in 2000.

 • He was in Zambia for 15 years.

 • They speak chebmba. 

 • He is now in Kenya now and they speak Swahili.

 • They make their houses out of clay.

 • He has been a priest for 40 years.

 • Fr. Anthony told us that there are thirty three young people that want to be priests in Ireland at the moment and three were ordained this week. 

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Project Kakhuma Clothing Collection

The Kakhuma Project is a group of more than 100 teachers in 40 countries offering a free education to children in the camp via Skype. The project was set up by Koen Timmers from Belgium, who is a Microsoft Expert Educator Fellow, like Mrs. Murray and was one of the Top 50 teachers of the Global Teacher Prize this year.
Mrs. Murray and Ms. Scott will be involved in Project Kakhuma from next September.  The Camp houses over 200,000 refugees who fled war and hunger in Somalia, Burundi Sudan and DR Congo.  55% of the refugees are children.

In Kakhuma teachers can have between 150 to 200 students each with only one textbook between ten students. Today Clontuskert school and parish collected clothes with Cash for Clobber for the project and we are delighted to announce that €250 was raised in total. Thanks to everyone who donated.

The money raised will be used to buy textbooks and laptops for use in the camp school.

Find out more about Project Kakhuma here.

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German letters have arrived

This morning we were so excited to see Patrick, (our school mascot and Larry’s brother) has returned from Hösbach in Wurzburg in Germany. He brought our penpal letters from Ms. Maerz’s 3b class. 

We were especially excited to read about Patrick’s adventures with the students in Astrid-Lindgren-Grunschule. Larry learned gymnastics and went on a chair swing at the amusements and got to check out a hoverboard! Ihr gehts es super! 

We are busy writing back already and practising all the German Mr. Di Muro taught us this year. 

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Water Safety with Linda Browne

This morning Linda Brown is visiting us to revise Water Safety rules with us. This is especially important coming up to the summer holidays as so many of us will be swimming over the next few weeks. 

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Summer Art

We have been very busy in the Senior Room creating some colourful summer art. Bain taitneamh as! 

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