Climate Action Project

This October Clontuskert will represent Ireland in an international Climate Action Project.

Fact: Our climate is changing! This is not a hoax! For this inspiring global project 250 schools over 64 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. During the final week of the project, all participants will have an opportunity to Skype with each other to establish personal and meaningful connections with their global peers. Together, we hope to instil a greater understanding in our students of the importance of taking action against climate change.

Find out more about the project here: http://www.climate-action.info/

Stay tuned to find out more!

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Comhghairdeas Gaillimh!

Congratulations to the Galway Senior Hurling Team who are All Ireland Champions. We all really enjoyed the superb game of hurling yesterday and look forward to celebrating over the next few weeks.

Captain David Burke visited Clontuskert in June. He is a great inspiration to our young students and spoke to them about his work and dedication to sport.

Read about his visit below.

Gaillimh abú!

Today David Burke came to our school. He came into our classroom to talk to us about what he does. As well as playing for the Galway Hurling team he is a teacher in St. Brigid’s College Loughrea as a woodwork and technical graphics teacher.  He is in the classroom beside Johnny Coen (who plays in midfield with him) so they know each other very well. He has three All-Stars, two League medals and one Leinster medal, hopefully soon to be two! He was giving us advice on how to be a good player. David plays his club hurling for St. Thomas’.
He told us that he sometimes found it hard to keep cool but he learned to become a good sport and keep a cool head. He also said if you encourage your teammates, they’re more likely to play better and if you shout they might feel like you don’t think they are playing well and that might tear them down. He also looks after himself by eating healthily and told us that it is important to eat our vegetables as part of a balanced diet. He said that he thought our healthy lunches as part of Health Promoting Schools, was a great idea. David said it is important to keep your friends in school as he is still friends with people who have now moved to different countries! He went to Kilchreest primary school and is still friends with his classmates. We asked him loads of questions and he gave us a training session and autographed our gear.

Thanks David for a wonderful day, one that we will remember forever!

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Gaillimh abú

Clontuskert students and teachers wish the best of luck to our Senior Galway Hurlers this weekend in Croke Park. Today we wore our Galway colours in school.

Click here to read about Captain David Burke’s visit to the school last June! Gaillimh abú!

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Summer Gardening

Thanks to all the parents and children who have been looking after the garden over the summer. Ms. Egan organised a rota and families volunteered to weed and water for a week over the summer.

Our beautiful vegetable garden and flower boxes have been kept up over the summer and each family has been able to harvest the vegetables during their week. Thanks to Caitriona Murphy for these photos of last week’s crop.

We look forward to welcoming everyone back to school when we re-open on Thursday 31st August 2017.

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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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