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Fundraising Raffle

The staff and Board of Management of Glencorrib NS would like to thank all members of the community who bought tickets for our raffle fundraiser.

Although delayed due to Covid-19 restrictions, the draw was held in school this week and all winners were contacted by phone.

We raised a fantastic €2,180!

Your continued support of our school is greatly appreciated.

Break Time Fun!

We are really enjoying being back at school and having fun with all our friends again.

We love playing in the new playground that Footsteps Preschool kindly allow us to use. Today our Junior and Senior Infants tried out the playground for the first time. Safe to say they had an absolute ball!!

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A Big, Big Welcome Back!

Today was such an exciting and special day in Glencorrib N.S as it was our first day back to school.

It was fantastic to see all our lovely pupils return this morning with such big smiles on their faces!

This year we are delighted to welcome two new Junior Infants, Cillian and Oliver. We wish them both a happy and successful journey with us here in Glencorrib and we look forward to lots of fun times ahead with them both.

Have a look at some pictures from our first day back :)

 

 

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World Book Day

Today we celebrated World Book Day.

We had a very special visit from Gemma McLoughlin, who is an author from Ballina, Co.Mayo. Gemma showed us all how to create a book from pen to print including storyboard creation, character building and story development. She also kindly read us an extract from her collection of books ‘Little Red Head’.

Also, as part of ‘World book Day’ we all dressed up as our favourite book character. We have all been busy bees over the last couple of weeks making our own costumes, with a little help from mums and dads! We really enjoyed dressing up  and I think everyone will agree that all our costumes are fantastic!

Well done to everyone for making a tremendous effort. The judges had a very difficult time deciding on the winners, but congratulations to:

 

1st Place – Brendan as Gimli from ‘Lord of the Rings’

 

2nd Place – Ciara, Aoife & Dara as Mr. Fox, The Chicken and Farmer Bunce from Fantastic Mr. Fox

 

3rd Place – Laoise as Alice in Wonderland & Kayleigh & Ruth as Little Red Riding Hood & The Granny

 

Have a look at some pictures from our day…

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SEAI Energy Workshop

Many thanks to Lucasz who visited us on Wednesday for an energy workshop as part of the SEAI education programme.

Lucasz told us all about energy, including how we can save energy. We also carried out lots of fun and interesting experiments.

We really enjoyed the workshop. Have a look at some photos from his visit.

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Fire Safety

Many thanks to Mervyn, a fire officer with Mayo County Council, who popped in last week to talk to us about fire safety.

Mervyn told us all about a lot of very important fire safety rules and what to do in the event of a fire. He also let us try on some of his fire fighter uniform!

We really enjoyed his visit.

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Ukulele

This year our school has been taking part in Céilí Ukulele which is an exciting music programme for schools, offered by Music Generation Mayo.

Every Wednesday a tutor from Music Generation visits our school to teach us the ukulele.

Our senior room have really been enjoying the fun of learning and performing music together.

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Pancake Tuesday!

Yesterday the senior room were busy baking and made some pancake batter for us all.

Afterwards, we each cooked our own pancake. They were delicious and we thoroughly enjoyed them.

We wish every Tuesday was ‘Pancake Tuesday’!

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Green Schools’ Action Day

On Thursday we held our ‘Action Day’ for our Green Schools’ travel flag.

There was great excitement in the morning as everyone who travelled to school by walking, cycling or carpooling was greeted with a delicious breakfast on their arrival!

Throughout the day, we completed lots of travel and climate action related activities including designing our own shoes in the junior room and the senior room recycled and redesigned their old shoes.

In the evening, we held a ‘Climate Action’ themed quiz using the ipads.

We had a great day and are hoping that we will receive our Green Schools Travel flag in the next few months.7 8 9

 

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It’s Beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

The excitement for Christmas has really been building here in Glencorrib N.S.

Millie and Eleanor did a fantastic job decorating the Christmas tree and our whole school Advent calendar has been generating lots of Christmas cheer!

Both classrooms have been busy completing lots of Christmas art, including some beautiful Christmas wreaths.

We would like to wish all our pupils and families a very ‘Merry Christmas and a Happy and Healthy 2020′. We look forward to seeing you all back in Glencorrib N.S. in the New Year!

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