A Busy Week in Clontuskert!

This week the senior room started working on topic 1 of their Innovation project. This is a four-week project which encourages the students to explore how innovation can solve local and global issues. It involves over 460 schools across 85 countries.

We sang songs as Gaeilge, celebrated birthdays and congratulated the students and writers of the week at assembly.

Mr. Foran brought us outside to enjoy the 10 at 10 activities in the sunshine.

The children in the junior room were busy learning all about length in their maths lessons.

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Assembly 13th April 2018

Here are the Students and Writers of the week. Well done to you all!

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10 @ 10

Today Mr. Foran organised 10 @ 10 activities for all classes. We had great fun!

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Transition to Secondary Talk for Parents

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Beannachtaí na Cásca do gach éinne!

Easter holidays begin today Friday 23rd March at 12.30pm. Clontuskert will reopen on Monday 9th April at 9.00am.

Today was an especially busy day. We began with a Skype call to Australia! What a super call!

Next we had assembly and we all wore yellow for The Irish Cancer Society Daffodil Day. Thanks to everyone who contributed with the school raising E200 for this worthy cause.

Today was Ms. Annabel Gorba’s last day in Clontuskert. She returns to Munich on Sunday. We wish her the best in the future and thank her for teaching German so well to all of our students.

After Assembly Ms. Scott’s class had an Easter Egg Hunt. 5th and 6th Class helped Ms. Scott organise the event.

Beannachtaí na Cásca do gach éinne!

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FIRST LEGO League Junior

A second wonderful night was had by all the Galmont Hotel in Galway. Last night three winners from the school represented Clontuskert so well at the Write a Book Awards.
Tonight it was the turn of 1st and 2nd classes to exhibit their work on the theme of Aqua Adventure for FLL Junior.
Each group spoke so well to visitors to the stand about their models, showed how they worked and the parts they used to build each model. When Paul Sleem (aka Mr. Fish) came to visit our stand two students spoke about their work on camera and the research they did this year on Aqua Adventure. Everyone could see and hear them on the big screen in the ballroom. They were super and everyone was very proud of them.
Thanks to Ms. Scott for preparing the class so well and to Ms. Gorba, Mary and Ms. Colohan who all helped the students prepare today.
Thanks also to the parents who drove and supported their children this evening. It was wonderful to see such a lovely turn out, with over 260 children in total at the event.

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Write a Book 2018

Congratulations to our three Write a Book Winners this year. Our fantastic trio travelled to the Galmont Hotel in Galway to receive their prizes. They had all worked so hard on their individual books and were worthy winners, representing Clontuskert School.
Thanks to Ms. Colohan who went to the Galmont to support our winners.

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The case of mistaken identity

Imagine our surprise when Clontuskert’s school account received a Tweet from Keith Walsh of 2FM’s Breakfast Republic!
Keith is running the LA Marathon and had received a letter and picture from a student wishing him well.

However it turned out to be a case of mistaken identity. Keith’s well wishes came from a pupil in Cloontuskert NS in Roscommon! Their school website is www.cloontuskertns.ie We tweeted him back to let him know! See the conversation below!

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Comhrá Gaeilge le Mairtín Ó Fatharta

Inniu bhí Mairtín Ó Fatharta linn ag deanamh comhrá Gaeilge leis an rang sinsir. Táímíd ag iarraidh ár gcuid Gaeilge cainte a feabhsú. Is as an Oileáin Inis Méain do Mhairtín agus tá Gaeilge líofa aige.

Bhíomar ag cur ceist ar faoin saol san oilean, ag labhairt Gaeilge agus an obair a dhéanann sé. Chuir sé ceist orainn faoi spórt agus rúdaí a dheanaimid ar scoil. Beidh Mairtín ag teacht ar ais dúinn an seachtain seo chughainn. Táimíd ag súil go mór leis. Go raibh míle maith agat, a Mhairtín!

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Visit from Darren Frehill- RTE Sport

Today Darren Frehill came to Clontuskert to talk about his job. Darren is originally from Laurencetown. He brought his son with him and we were delighted to meet both of them. We asked him questions like; was commentating his first job? What stations and programmes on TV and radio was he working for at the moment? How many countries has he been to commentating?

His favourite sport is hurling. His first job was commentating. Darren started out when his teacher from Garbally helped him to get a part time job commentating at the weekends. It was with Galway Bay FM and he has been doing his job since 1995. He told us that he doesn’t really like to be stuck in the office, he likes to be out and about at matches.

His first interview was with Ronnie O’Sullivan. On his first day he was very nervous and his hands were shaky. Most of the sports players are really nice. He used to be very nervous before going on air but told us that the more you practise the easier it gets. Darren has to research loads before going to another country. He has used a teleprompt for many broadcasts. It is sometimes hard to understand people from other countries and they don’t always understand Darren, as of course he has an Irish accent.

It was -16 degrees in South Korea when he was out there at the Winter Olympics. He has visited at least 14 different countries as part of his job.

Before a match it can take three hours to set up. He has met loads of famous people like Conor McGregor, David Beckham and Cristiano Ronaldo.

Darren told us a story about how he was once late for a match because of road works and when the National Anthem was playing, he had to run across the pitch and try and commentate, out of breath. He now leaves even more time to get to his destination!

The hardest part of his job is being away from his family. He said that if you work hard and are passionate about a job and if you really want to do it then you can! Inspiring words!

*Thanks to Darren for permission to use his photographs*

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