Glencorrib National School

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Engineers Week

Last week was ‘Engineers Week 2019′.

As part of this, the senior room learned all about the role of an engineer. They were also given an engineering challenge which was to design and make a bridge using sellotape and spaghetti, the most successful bridge was the one that held the most weight.

We really enjoyed the week and we definitely think we have a few budding engineers among us!

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World Book Day!

Today we celebrated World Book Day.

We had a very special visit from a local author Kate Kelly. Kate kindly read an extract from her new book ‘Hayward’s Unexpected Dawn Adventure’. Kate’s books are inspired by her interest in and love for local wildlife and she spoke to us about the importance of conservation, especially with regard to the hedgehog.

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 our winners:

1st Place – Harry and Cathal as ‘The Farmer and Shaun the Sheep

2nd Place – Ciara as ‘Gansta Granny’

3rd Place – Eleanor as a ‘Soldier Card’ from Alice in Wonderland

Have a look at some pictures from our day…

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Pancake Tuesday!

Along with making our very own butter on Tuesday, we also made some yummy pancakes!

They were delicious and we thoroughly enjoyed them. We wish every Tuesday was ‘Pancake Tuesday’!

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Heritage Visit

On Tuesday, Pat from Heritage Ireland came to visit us to talk to us about life in the olden days.

He began his visit by showing us how to make butter using a churn. The junior room began the process by adding cream to the churn and churning it. The senior room then continued the churning process, followed by draining the buttermilk, washing the butter and lastly, shaping it into butter balls. Pat also taught us about the history of butter, its folklore, and the importance of butter to society in older times.

In the afternoon, Pat set us a challenge to make a coat from a canvass bag without cutting or tying the bag, it had to cover your head, shoulders and back. This was great fun and although a little tricky at first, we managed to complete the challenge!

Lastly, Pat showed us how to make a Súgán Rope by twisting and turning hay.

We all really enjoyed his visit. We wonder what we will be telling the future generations about in years to come!

Have a look at some pictures from the day.

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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!


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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