Active Schools Week at Coral Leisure Ballinasloe

Active Schools week is from Monday 23rd of April to Friday 27th April 2018.
During this week all students will be able to come swimming for free at Coral Leisure Ballinasloe.

The adult accompanying the child will recieve a reducded price during this week also. €3.00 per adult.

The following terms and conditions apply:
– Swim hats must be worn at all times in the water
– Please make sure Coral Leisure timetable is checked before arrival to the pool
– Any child under the age of 11 must be accompanied by an adult in the pool at all times.

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Clontuskert tackles Climate Change

Clontuskert featured in the Connacht Tribune last week focusing on their work on the Climate Action Project.

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School closed- Exceptional Closure

Clontuskert NS will be closed due to Red Weather Warning, on Thursday 1st and Friday 2nd March 2018.

Open Day is rescheduled for Tuesday 6th March.

Today in school we had great fun playing in the snow at breaktime. We tried our best to make snowmen with very powdery snow at 11am break!

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Open Day 2018 Tuesday 6th March

St. Augustine’s N.S. Clontuskert will hold an Open Day for new students and parents in the school on Tuesday 6th March 2018 from 9.30am to 11.30am.
Children will be treated to a morning of fun in Ms. Scott’s Room.
Parents will be shown around the school by 5th and 6th class and there will be a concert afterwards in the school hall, followed by refreshments.

View previous Open Days in the school here.

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Winter Olympics 2018

The Senior Room students have been busy working on a project about the Winter Olympics. We are looking forward to asking Darren Frehill from RTE Sport lots of questions about his adventures in PyeongChang, in South Korea, when he visits us on Friday 9th March 2018. .

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Exploring STEAM

Today we have been working on STEAM projects such as Makey Makey, Ardruino, 3Doodle, WeDo 2.0 and robot kits.
Each group was given a different project to explore and we have created resources in our OneNote to share when we swap projects.

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Building a Chinese dhow

Check out the fantastic Chinese dhow built by one of our Senior students. It gave lots of ideas to our FIRST LEGO League Junior teams today.

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Congratulations Koen!

Clontuskert would like to congratulate Koen Timmers from Belgium who has been shortlisted for the Varkey Foundation Global Teacher Prize today.
Listen to Bill Gates announce the shortlist:

Koen devised two of the recent projects Clontuskert students have participated in; and
He also set up and coordinates the Kakhuma Refugee program that Mrs. Murray and Ms. Scott are signed up to. This program see teachers globally teach refugees in Kakhuma in Kenya via Skype. Here you can find out more about Koen’s work:

Comhghairdeas Koen! Well deserved and we we wish you the best in the final in Dubai. You are an inspiration to so many teachers and students across the world.

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Visit from Fursey Whyte

Today Fursey Whyte, a parent in Clontuskert, came to talk to us about his job and what he does. He told us that in 1945 Whyte’s concrete was founded by Fursey White (Senior) his dad. Now Fursey Whyte has taken over. LTD stands for limited and that means company. In 1988 they brought the Galway team and the Liam McCarthy in their truck to Galway.
We asked questions like. “Is your job dangerous? ” and “Do you need special training?” Fursey said, “Yes, like nearly all jobs it is dangerous and you do need special training when you are working with machinery.” He said the longest journey he went on for work was to Dublin. It is expensive to run the company and Fursey works very hard. He starts work sometimes at 5 am and finishes and 12 pm. Blocks are made from cement and sand. He told us that he has 60 machines and 7 people work there.

Thanks so much to Fursey for visiting us as part of Health Promoting Schools. We learnt so much from you.

Furesy also brought presents for the teachers and students. The teachers are delighted with the mugs from Ecocem Next Generation Cement and the students will be able to use their new pens from Quinn Building Products with their Surfaces.

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Assembly 9-2-2018

Today at Assembly 5th and 6th class told us all about their adventures last Saturday at the FLL Finals in Galway.
Two students from 2nd Class updated us on their work for FIRST LEGO League Junior.
We discussed Safer Internet Day on February 6th and shared tips with the Junior Room about what we learned.

Congratulations to our Students and Writers of the Week. Here you can see them with Ms. McEvoy.

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