Padraic Ó Connaire Workshop with Joanna McGlynn

Today we have progressed to finalising our plans for scene creation. Each group is allocating jobs and beginning to work on each picture from ‘M’Asal Beag Dubh.’

We looked at pictures of Padraic Ó Connaire to decide how he would look in each photo scene. We also explored old photographs of Kinvarra and discussed the clothes worn by the men and women of the time. It also gave us some ideas of what the streets and fair days looked like in Kinvarra long ago.

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Clontuskert NS closed Tuesday 17th October

Following direction from the Minister for Education St. Augustine’s NS Clontuskert will remain closed tomorrow Tuesday 17th October 2017.

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School Closed due to Red Weather Warning

St. Augustine’s NS Clontuskert will remain closed on Monday 16th October 2017 due to ex Hurricane Ophelia and a Red Weather Warning from Met Éireann.

Stay safe everyone and we hope to see you back in school on Tuesday.

A text will be sent to confirm when it is safe to return to school.

Follow the progress of the storm here:

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Week 1 Climate Action Project

Fact: Our climate is changing! This is not a hoax! For this inspiring global project 250 schools over 67 countries will collaborate on climate change topics over the course of four exciting weeks! Students from across six different continents will conduct research, brainstorm and discuss ideas, present and share their findings about these topics via videos and online presentations.
St. Augustine’s NS Clontuskert is representing Ireland in this project. This is our submission for Week 1.

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Assembly 6-10-2017

Today at Assembly with Ms. Scott we explored the Green Schools theme of Biodiversity. This fits in nicely with our work on Clinate Change in the Senior Room this week.
We spoke about our visit from Joanne McGlynn and the Art workshop we had for Galway Big Read and what we will be doing next week.
Congratulations to the Writers and Students of the Week.

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Visit from Caitríona Murphy

Today parent Caitríona Murphy visited to tell us about her work with Cisco. She is a UX Designer.
UX designers makes useful apps. The company she works for is called Cisco and is based in Oranmore. Cisco is an American company and there are Ciscos all over the world. It was originally from san Francisco and the logo is the Golden Gate Bridge. They have a strict rule to make all their icons look like they are from the same company. Her first job when she left college was working for an animation company and they animated the short ‘Give Up Your ‘Aul Sins’. This was nominated for an Oscar. Caitríona works with software. She designs the colour of buttons on apps. Cisco make social media apps. They make icons that they want you to click and really pop with hearts some times. Every day Caitríona sketches or animates on a sketch pad. It was really inspiring to hear from Caitríona today and maybe in the future some of our students will be designers too!
Thanks to Ms. Egan for organising today’s event as part of Health Promoting Schools.

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Art Workshop on Padraic Ó Connaire

Today Joanna McGlynn has been working with us. We are exploring the work of Padraic Ó Connaire and we will be working using shadow techniques to create artistic scenes.

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Assembly 29-09-2017

Today at Assembly 6th class updated us on FLL progress. 5th class taught us how to be safe and have fun at this year’s October Fair. Ms. Scott’s performed a new song ‘as Gaeilge’.

Congratulations to our Writers and Students of the Week. The winners are pictured with Ms. Gaffney.

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Visitors to Clontuskert

Today we were visited by Bernard Kirk and Hercules from Galway Education Centre. We were very interested to hear about all of the work Hercules has completed for the FIRST LEGO League this year. We will begin our work on Hydro Dynamics this week in Clontuskert.

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Assembly 22-9-2017

Today at Assembly we had the pleasure of a visit from Ms. Heinrich. She was our German teacher from 2015-2016. Check out our song from the Junior Room.

Well done to the Writers of the Week and the Students of the Week.

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