Glencorrib National School

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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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I’m Gonna Shine!

Have a look at our wonderful actors who took part in our Christmas play entitled “I’m Gonna Shine” .

We had a fantastic evening and everyone really enjoyed taking part.

Well done to all the children, they put in a fantastic effort over the last number of weeks.

Have a look at a picture of all the children in their brilliant costumes!


Hallowe’en Horror!

Trick or Treat!

What a scary and exciting morning in Glencorrib N.S!

Thank you to Garda Monaghan who popped in this morning to chat to us all about the importance of staying safe over the Hallowe’en break.

He was very scared of all our spooktacular costumes!

Wishing you all a very happy and safe Hallowe’en.

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Pumpkin Carving!

We were very busy ‘pumpkin carving’ in the senior room yesterday.

We carved out some very spooky Hallowe’en faces!

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Trip to Turlough Museum

The Junior Room had a great day at the Museum of Country Life in Turlough yesterday.

We met artist Carmel Balfe who told us all about Samhain traditions. Carmel very kindly put on a wonderful Shadow Puppet show for us. Afterwards she helped each of us make a Shadow Puppet to tell our very own spooky Hallowe’en tale.

Whilst at the museum we also had a chance to visit their fabulous playground in the woods!

We really enjoyed the trip. Have a look at some photos from the day.

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Climate Action Week

This week is ‘Climate Action Week’ which is organised by Green-Schools Ireland.

We are currently working towards our 4th green flag award for ‘Travel’. As part of climate action week and to help offset our carbon footprint we decided to plant some new flowers and trees in our school garden.

On Wednesday the senior room re-planted our window boxes with lovely winter flowers and also set some new shrubs in our sensory garden.

On Friday, each class planted a new tree outside. We can’t wait to watch them grow over the next few years.

Have a look at some pictures of all our gardening!

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Maths Week

This week we have been taking part in ‘Maths Week Ireland’.

As part of this, we have been busy doing lots of extra maths activities. We went on some maths trails outside, played maths games each day and even completed some maths inspired symmetrical art.

Have a look at some pictures from ‘Maths Week’.

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Football Training

Thank you to Denise from Shrule Glencorrib GAA Club who visits us once a week for football training.

We are all really enjoying it and are learning lots of new football skills.

Have a look at a few pictures of our training.

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Welcome An Taoiseach!

Last week we were delighted to welcome An Taoiseach, Leo Varadker, to our parish.

It was an honor to get an opportunity to showcase to him all of the fantastic work that we do here in Glencorrib N.S.

A big well done to Eleanor and Millie who read their wonderful poem to him, entitled ‘If I was Taoiseach For a Day’. The girls did an amazing job and we are all very proud of them.

Have a look at some pictures from the night!

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