Glencorrib National School

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AgriKids Farm Safety

Today Alma from AgriKids visited us to talk to us about farm safety.

We all love farms and life in the countryside here in Glencorrib, and many of us even live on farms. There’s lots of things for us to enjoy and explore, but it’s important to know when to play and when to  stay away.

Alma visited the Junior room first, where she read them some stories from her book ‘Tales from Riverside Farm’ and taught them all about keeping safe on the farm.

In the senior room, she talked all about farm safety, including safety signage, slurry safety, animal behaviours and tractor safety.

Alma was very impressed with all our pupils and their existing knowledge of farms and farm safety, but it is so important that we continue to recap on good farm safety practices regularly. So next time you are out and about on or near a farm take the time to chat about how you can be farmsafe.

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Pancake Tuesday!

We couldn’t wait for Pancake Tuesday to arrive and when it finally came, we certainly all enjoyed our scrumptious pancakes!

It was a lovely treat, particularly for the boys and girls who were at swimming lessons in the morning and arrived back to the smell of delicious pancakes wafting through the school!

Have a look at some of the pictures from the day!

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Lá Fhéile Bríde

We have had a very busy afternoon in school making St. Brigid’s Day crosses.

We were very impressed with all our pupils today as every pupil from 1st – 6th class made their own cross.

The Junior Infants also made a lovely St. Brigid’s Cloak using a collage of crepe paper.

Have a look at some of the pictures from our day!

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Health and Well-Being

This month we have been making a special effort to look after our health and well-being each day.

Each class has started following the 10 @ 10, which involves 10 minutes of physical activity each morning. We have also been participating in daily mindfulness activities.

Have a look at Múinteoir Lorraines room in action during the 10 @ 10 this morning.

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Enrolment Evening

Glencorrib NS and Footsteps Preschool Glencorrib will hold an Enrolment Evening in the school on Tuesday February 6th, from 6-7pm.

Parents interested in learning more about the school and preschool are welcome to attend to meet the staff and have a look around the school. Enrolment forms and information packs will be available on the evening and tea and refreshments will be served.

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

Christmas Art and Activities!

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

Both our classrooms made their own little Christmas Trees using different art and craft materials.

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 2018′. We will see you all back in Glencorrib N.S. in the New Year!

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A Bunch of Wonderful Musicians!

Yesterday morning, the senior room watched a live stream of the winter solstice which was being broadcast from Newgrange.

As we waited eagerly for sunrise to see if it would illuminate the passage and chamber at Newgrange, some of the boys and girls in Múinteoir Lorraine’s class played us some songs on their musical instruments.

We were all very impressed by all the musical talent that we have here in the school including guitar players, fiddle players, tin whistle players and lots of lovely singers.

Have a look at some pictures of our fantastic musicians in action during the winter solstice!

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Reading with the Pre-School Children

Some of our daily ‘Advent Calendar’ activities have been to go to the Pre-School and read a story for them.

This has been a real hit with both the pupils of Glencorrib N.S and Footsteps Pre-School. The older boys and girls have really enjoyed getting the opportunity to read stories for the younger children, and likewise the boys and girls in Footsteps loved having the older children visit them.

Reading to younger children is an activity that can be a great help to pupils by increasing their reading confidence and fluency while also boosting their expressive reading skills. In turn, it is also very important for the Pre-School children to watch and listen to the older children read, not only does it inspire their imagination and vocabulary development but also provides them with a role-model for their own learning.

As these reading sessions have been such a success, we hope to make them a weekly activity after Christmas!

Have a look at some of the pictures of our reading sessions so far!

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