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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Parachute Fun

Today we brought out the parachute to make the most of the lovely weather!

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Gaelic Football in Clonfert

Today the students from 4th to 6th class, took part in a Gaelic football blitz, which was held in Clonfert. They played very well and showed great sportsmanship. Well done to everyone involved.

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10 at 10

On Friday, we had to have our 10 at 10 activities indoors due to the weather. We followed the exercises demonstrated in the videos and had an excellent workout and lots of fun!

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Assembly 11th May 2018

Well done to the Students and Writers of the Week who were presented with their certificates at assembly on Friday. Here they are pictured with Ms. Colohan.

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Mystery Skype to Standish, Maine, USA.

On Tuesday the senior room had a mystery skype. We skyped a school in Standish, Maine, USA. We asked them questions like, “Are you in the Northern Hemisphere or the Southern Hemisphere?” and “What time is it there?”
We all used Google maps and Atlases. We asked them were they near New York or were the North of Maine. They asked us if we were situated in the East or West of Ireland. Eventually, we figured out that they were from a town called Standish in Maine, USA. We really enjoyed this mystery skype and we are looking forward to skyping them again soon!

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Gardening with Kay Synott

Today Kay Synott visited our school to work with us on our school garden. We got to plant lots of fruits and vegetables including strawberries, broccoli, peas, carrots and onions! Kay taught us how to care for our garden properly to ensure we have plenty to harvest in the coming months. We also filled some window boxes with beautiful flowers to brighten up the front of our school. Check out the photos below to see how we got on!

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