Aldi for Rugby

Spotted in last weeks Aldi Specials Catalogue are students from the senior room. Last May the students from the senior room played a Rugby bltiz in the Aviva which was sponsored by Aldi.

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Comhghairdeas Ms. Colohan!

Congratulations to Ms. Colohan who was crowned Ballinsloe Fair Queen last night in Gullanes’s Hotel in Ballinasloe.
Ms. Colohan was sponsored by Brewery Lane.

We are all so proud of her here in Clontuskert. Well done!!!

Here you see her with Ms. Dolan and Ms. Scott, at the event.

#ballinasloefair #fairandfestival #Queenofthefair

Thanks to Ballinasloe Fair on Facebook for the following photos:

Congratulations to Kathy Colohan our 2018 queen of the Fair

Posted by Ballinasloe Fair on Saturday, September 15, 2018

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Welcome Back!

Fáilte romhaibh at ais go Scoil Aibhistín Naofa, Cluain Tuaiscirt.
School re-opens today Monday 3rd of the September 2018 at 9.00am.
Welcome especially to our new students and parents.
We are all looking forward to a wonderful year in Clontuskert.

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Summer Holidays 2018

Here are some fun games to play during the summer. Our holidays start on Tuesday 26th of June at 12.30pm and we return to school on Monday 3rd September 2018 at 9.00am.
Happy holidays!

Fun for the Summer:
Maths Games:

Multiplication Times Tables Practice:
Maths Games
Learning Games
Junior/Senior Infants:
Cool Math
Mental Maths:
Mental Maths
Memory Games:
Cool Math Memory Games
Number Games:
Cool Math Number Games
Math Playground

English Revision:
Grammar Games:
Game Zone
Fun English Games
Fun Brain

Gaeilge:
TG4 Player
Cluichí:
Digital Dialects
Irish Page
Irish newspapers:
Beo

Science Games:
Primary Games
Science Kids

History:
Fun Trivia
Ireland 101

Geography:
European Physical Geography:

Rivers and Mountains of Europe 5th and 6th


Irish Physical Geography:

Counties and Provinces of Ireland 3rd and 4th

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Comhghairdeas Rang a Sé

Comhghairdeas do Rang a Sé ó Scoil Aibhistin Naofa. 6th Class Graduation took place in St. Augustine’s Clontuskert this evening.

Four students graduated this year. A special mass with Fr. Finneran was organised by class teacher Ms. Colohan with music from Ms. Scott. Parents, BOM and students took part in the mass to celebrate the achievements of our four wonderful students.

Afterwards refreshments were served outside in the beautiful summer sunshine. Thanks to Mary for coordinating and all of the parents who baked and made sandwiches.

We wish our graduates every good luck for secondary school and beyond and know they will represent Clontuskert and their families so well. Beir bua!

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Parker Cup Award

Congratulations to Joe Molloy, recipient of the Parker Cup for 2018.

Sport

At school Joe played football and hurling.
In university he played Rugby and began teaching in Garbally in 1968.
He played rugby for Ballinasloe RFC and in 1971 Joe was selected to play Rugby as Second Row for Connacht.
He is also a keen golfer and often featured on teams for Ballinasloe G.C.
In 1992 he became Club Captain and in 2016 he was honoured to be Club President.

Clontuskert

Joe is very much a Community Man. In the 1970s he set up the Clontuskert Youth Club. They renovated the old school and held their activities there.
He has been at different times in his life been a member of the School Board of Management, The Pastoral Council, the Finance Committee, the Heritage Group, the Community Alert Committee.
One of the most enjoyable groups, he joined and which gave him the most satisfaction was the Heritage Group. They were a very dedicated group of people and they can be very proud of the book they produced, edited by Joe, “ The Parish of Clontuskert “ Glimpses into the Past.

Joe has always enjoyed the company of young people. He delights in observing their discoveries, how their minds work and the questions they ask. Teaching them about their local area when he takes them on field trips has given him great pleasure and he hopes to continue his association with St. Augustine’s school children in the coming years.

Thank you Joe for your support of the school and congratulations to you on being the 2018 Parker Cup Winner.

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Army Band Concert

Today the school travelled to Ballinasloe to see the Army Band perform in the Town Hall. They played many pieces of music such as, Disney and pop songs!

Everyone enjoying the music!

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Junior Room School Tour 2018

The Junior room had a brilliant day on Friday at the Burren Nature Sanctuary in Kinvara. We got to see and smell plants that are native to the Burren on the walking trail. We searched for fairies in the Fairy Forest. We fed the lambs and the goats, and we even got to hold the guinea pigs! After a lovely lunch, we had lots of fun in the indoor and outdoor play areas.

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The Battle of Aughrim


Today the senior room had a very exciting day. Joe Molloy visited the school to teach us a lesson on The Battle of Aughrim. Following our lesson, we took a trip to the interpretive centre in Aughrim. This is where we learned even more about the battle between the Jacobites and the Williamites. We examined many artefacts and watched an informative video on The Battle of Aughrim.

A cannon ball used in The Battle of Aughrim!

The memorial of The Battle of Aughrim

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Tug of War Fun

On Friday, Mr. Foran organised a tug of war challenge as part of our 10 @ 10 activities. The students had lots of fun competing against each other in their class groups!

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