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All About Aistear!

The children in Junior and Senior Infants love their Aistear play in the morning.

During January, our Aistear theme was ‘weather’. We had great fun learning all about the different types of weather as well as completing lots of experiments, working as meteorologists, building weather stations, creating rainbows and windmills along with lots of other fun and creative weather activities.

Have a look at some pictures of all the fun we had!

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Enrolment Evening

Glencorrib NS & Footsteps Preschool Glencorrib are holding an enrolment evening for students of September 2019 in the school on Tuesday 5th February from 6-7pm.

Prospective parents and students are invited to attend to meet staff and have a tour of the school. Enrolment forms and information packs will be available on the evening.

For further information please contact the school on 093 31415 or Edel in the preschool on 087 690 6462.

 

Learning all about Doha!

A big thank you to our fantastic Junior Infant, Kayleigh, for bringing in some wonderful pictures of her time when she lived in Doha.

Kayleigh showed her pictures to both the junior and senior room and told everyone all about the different cultures and traditions there, including how to write her name in Arabic! Imagine that in Doha, it is often too hot to play outside, so she had to stay indoors a lot!

We all really enjoyed listening to Kayleigh and looking through her pictures. Well done Kayleigh!

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Christmas Art and Activities

We have had a lovely week here in Glencorrib N.S completing lots of nice Christmas activities.

Both our classrooms completed lovely Christmas art and craft. The junior room made really impressive sock penguins! The senior room created beautiful snowman pictures using chalks.

On Wednesday, we all went on a trip to the Cinema to see ‘The Grinch’, it was a fantastic day out.

Today, we had great fun as we all visited ‘Footsteps’ for a little Christmas Party with all the Pre-School children.

We would like to wish all our pupils and families a very ‘Merry Christmas and a Happy and Healthy 2019′. We will see you all back in Glencorrib N.S. in the New Year!

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It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…!

This week we saw the first sign of Christmas at Glencorrib N.S.

As the children arrived at school on Monday morning they received a lovely surprise as there was a new advent calendar hanging up on their school bus. Each day a child will get to open a stocking containing a treat.  As you can imagine there was great excitement all around!

Later in the day, the pupils of 6th class put up and decorated the Christmas Tree.

If you are passing our school over the Christmas period make sure to look in and admire all of their wonderful work!

Ho, Ho, Ho!!

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Science Week

As part of Science Week 2018, 4th, 5th and 6th class participated in the Mayo School Design Challenge held in Westport in conjunction with the Mayo Science and Technology festival.

The challenge was to build a bridge out of straws and masking tape, that would stay upright while holding a bag of rice. The time allowed for the challenge was 40 minutes. The bridge that held the most rice was the winner.

Although our designs didn’t make the final two, both of our teams managed to make very successful bridges. We had a great day out and really enjoyed the competition.

The senior room also completed lots of other experiments in school during ‘Science Week’, including making Oobleck, which is a type of gloop made from cornflour and water.

The junior room were also experimenting with flour during their Aistear playtime and made some homemade play dough.

Have a look at some pictures from our fun Science Week!

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Making Rice Crispie Buns!

This month we having been busy learning all about food during our Aistear time. We have built restaurants, designed our own pizzas and role played in our cafe and bakery.

This morning, we got to make some yummy rice crispie buns in our school bakery. We had great fun and really enjoyed having a little extra homemade treat with our lunch today!

Have a look at some pictures from our exciting morning!

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Annual Cake Sale

The annual Glencorrib NS Cake Sale will take place in the Community Centre on Saturday 17th of November after 7pm Mass.

Cakes may be left at the Community Centre on Saturday evening, 17th of November. As always, special emphasis is on home baking and we kindly request that you value your cake.

Tea, coffee and refreshments will be served and there will be a Christmas Raffle on the night.

The Board of Management and staff would like to thank you for your continued support of our school.

Looking forward to seeing you there!

Golden Assembly

This year we are putting a big focus on the pupil voice and pupil leadership in our school. As part of this initiative, students will be encouraged to regularly reflect and comment on their work.

We have established a Student Council which is comprised of the 6th class pupils. They will take suggestions  of reasonable changes from all pupils that they would like to see happen in the school. So far, they have brought forward some excellent changes that we have already implemented, including purchasing new P.E equipment and also ‘Time-Out Thursdays’ where pupils receive no written homework on Thursday evenings and instead spend some extra quality time with family.

We will also be holding a ‘Golden Assembly’ each month where each child will individually, or as a group, showcase a piece of work/song/poem/art work that they are proud of and would like to share with the rest of the school. During this assembly will we announce our new ‘Student of The Month’.

Today, we held our first ‘Golden Assembly’ and all of our pupils presented excellent pieces of work and told us all what they have been learning about during the month of October.

We also awarded our new student of the month for November to Sophie. Well done Sophie on all your hard work and for always being so kind and helpful to everyone.

Have a look at pictures of us all dressed up for Halloween during our ‘Golden Assembly’ this morning!

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Seashore Safari

On Monday, the 2nd to 6th class pupils went on a ‘Seashore Safari’ to Grattan Beach in Salthill.

In groups, we explored the seashore using nets and buckets to see what we could find. We found some amazing things including lots of different types of crabs, butter fish, shells, dogwhelk seasnails, rockling fish and blenny fish.

We learned all about sea life and the effects of pollution on the beach. We also played some fun and interesting games to show us how long it takes for certain types of rubbish to decompose. Did you know that an apple takes two months to decompose while glass bottles never decompose and remain in our sea for ever?

We had a great day out. Have a look at some pictures from our trip.

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