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Monthly Archives: November 2016

Best Kept School in Mayo 2016!

We are delighted to announce that Glencorrib National School has been named the overall winner of ‘Best Kept School in Mayo’ at the Mayo County Council 2016 Cleaner Community Awards.

Múinteoir Orna, together with six pupils, attended the awards ceremony which was held in the offices of Áras an Chontae in Castlebar on Monday the 21st of November. They were presented with a monetary prize of €600 and a certificate acknowledging our wonderful achievement.

This is the second time that we have won this prestigious award and is attributed to all our hard work and efforts in the continuous up-keep of our school both inside and out, and especially the addition of our new sensory garden and playground mural.

We are incredibly proud to have won the top title in this highly-esteemed environmental awards scheme and will continue to keep up the good work!

Congratulations and well done to all involved!


Annual Cake Sale

The Annual Cake Sale in aid of our school will take place on Saturday, 3rd of December, in Glencorrib Community Centre after the 7pm Mass.

Parents from the village will call to collect for the cake sale on Friday evening 2nd of December or on Saturday morning 3rd of December. Alternatively cakes may be left at the Community Centre at 6pm on Saturday evening, 3rd of December.

As always, special emphasis is on home baking. We kindly request that you value your cake. Board of Management and staff would like to thank you for your continued support of the school. Tea, coffee and refreshments will also be served and you could win some good prizes in the raffle.

Looking forward to seeing you there!

Rounders Fun Day

On Thursday, the senior room went to the Connacht GAA centre of excellence in Bekan for a day of Rounders.

There were lots of other schools from throughout Mayo there also. Firstly, we were taught the rules of rounders together with skills used in playing the game. Afterwards we got the opportunity to play some games of rounders against some of the other schools.

Despite the miserable weather, we all really enjoyed the day and are looking forward to playing some more rounders in school over the coming months.
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Science Competition

As part of Science Week 2016, 5th and 6th class participated in the Mayo School Design Challenge held in conjunction with Mayo Science and Technology festival.

The challenge was to build a parachute that would land an egg safely to the ground, made out of a bin-bag, two meters of string and eight straws. The time allowed was 30 minutes. The two slowest descending parachutes were the winners.

Two teams from 5th and 6th class entered the competition which was held in Westport and all fellow 5th and 6th class pupils came along to support us also. Although our parachutes didn’t make the final two, both of our teams managed to design successful parachutes. We had a great day out and really enjoyed the competition.

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Road Safety Awareness

On Tuesday, Anne from the Road Safety Authority visited our school to talk to us about road safety awareness.

We learned how to be a safe pedestrian, including how to cross the road safely. We also learned about cycle safety and how to be a safe passenger.

We also played some games and learned a few cool songs, including ‘The Safe Cross Code’.

We really enjoyed her visit. It was lots of fun and really interesting.

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The Daily Mile

We have just completed the first month of our daily mile initiative.

Everyone is thoroughly enjoying this activity. It is certainly improving our physical, social and emotional well-being and is definitely helping us to focus and concentrate in the classroom.

Have a look at some of our pictures of ‘The Daily Mile’ from October…

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Getting sorted for Spring!

We have been busy planting some spring bulbs around our new school garden, including daffodils and tulips.

We cannot wait for Spring to watch them grow! Our new garden will be blooming with colour!

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