Glencorrib National School

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Lights, Camel, Action!

Our pupils are all really busy preparing for their Christmas Play. They have been working so hard that today a very special visitor dropped in to say hello! All our boys and girls were super excited to meet Santa in school! Have a look at some pictures from his visit.

The Glencorrib N.S Christmas Play “Lights, Camel, Action!” will take place in the Community Centre on Thursday 14th December at 6pm.

All members of the community are welcome to attend. A Christmas Raffle will also be held on the night. We hope to see you there!

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It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

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

As the children arrived at school this morning they received a lovely surprise as there was a new advent calendar hanging up on their school bus. Each day a new child will get to open a stocking! 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 and also decorated our school garden with some lights.

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

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Annual Cake Sale

The annual Glencorrib NS Cake Sale will take place in the Community Centre on Saturday 2nd of December after 7pm Mass.

Cakes may be left at the Community Centre on Saturday evening, 2nd of December. 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!

Science Week

As part of Science Week 2017, 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 raft out of craft sticks and elastic bands, that would stay afloat while holding some marbles. The time allowed for the challenge was 30 minutes. The rafts that held the most marbles 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 rafts didn’t make the final two, both of our teams managed to design very successful rafts. We had a great day out and really enjoyed the competition.

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Halloween Horror!

Trick or Treat!

What a scary and exciting morning in both Glencorrib N.S and Footsteps Pre-School!

Check out our spooktacular Halloween costumes and some of our lovely Halloween Art.

Wishing you all a very happy and safe Halloween.

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Student of the Month

Congratulations to our new student of the month for November – Harry.

Well done Harry on all your hard work!


All About Autumn!

Yesterday, we had a really interesting visitor to our school. Carol, from Connemara National park popped in along with some furry friends!

Carol spent some time in Múinteoir Orna’s room telling them all about Autumn. She also showed us a hedgehog and a red squirrel that she had brought with her. The squirrel was really soft to touch, but the hedgehog was quite prickly!

Next, she taught Múinteoir Lorraine’s room all about bats. She showed us a little stuffed bat, we couldn’t believe how small it actually was! We learned a lot of really interesting information.

We really enjoyed her visit! Have a look at some of the photos!

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Computer Classes!

Throughout the month of September we have been really lucky in the senior room to have Adrian Keena from Mayo Education Centre visit us weekly to teach us all about using Google Docs, G-Suite and Paint Shop Pro.

We have really enjoyed the classes and  are looking forward to using the skills and techniques that we have learned over the coming year.

Have a look at some of the digital art that we created which was based on the work of the famous Dutch artist Piet Mondrian.

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Student of the Month

Congratulations to Michaela who is our new ‘Student of the Month’ for October.

Well done on all your hard work Michaela.