Glencorrib National School

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Maths Week

This week was ‘Maths Week 2018′ throughout Ireland.

As part of this initiative, both the junior and senior room took part in lots of different maths activities.

On Wednesday, the senior class went on a maths trail around our school which included measuring trees, counting fence posts, finding different shapes and looking for the prime numbers in our playground snakes and ladders.

On Thursday, the student council organised a maths trail for our junior and senior infants. They had to measure their tables with pencils, count the windows in their classroom and count the number of cars in the carpark.

As part of maths week, the 2nd to 6th class pupils have signed up to Khan Academy, where they have the opportunity to practise their maths skills in a fun and exciting way. We hope to continue this wonderful program throughout the school year.

The senior room also completed some lovely tessellating fish pictures for art.

Have a look at some photos from our maths week.

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Aistear Play

This year, we have introduced Aistear themed play for our junior and senior infants.

Aistear is a curriculum framework for young children. Our aim is to provide enjoyable and challenging play and learning experiences so that all of our junior pupils can develop as confident and competent learners.

Each morning, the junior and senior infants learn through a mix of play stations including construction, play dough, role play, junk art, water and exploring. These stations provide our pupils with opportunities to be actively engaged in their own learning while using a variety of skills including; the use of their senses, imagination, creativity and motor skills while also developing their knowledge and language skills.

We follow a different theme each month. This allows the children to really engage with the world around them. In September we were working under the theme of ‘Myself’.

As you can see from our pictures we have had a wonderful time building robots, exploring the things we find in our houses, pretending to be doctors and nurses and also painting self portraits.

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Student of the Month – October

Congratulations to our new student of the month for October – Eleanor.

Well done to Eleanor on all her hard work and for always being so kind and helpful to everyone!

SOM Eleanor


Cross Country Running

Last Thursday, our 2nd to 6th class pupils travelled to Ballinrobe to take part in the south Mayo cross country running.

We had a great day. Well done to everyone who took part.

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Welcome Back

A very warm welcome back to all our pupils this week as we begin a new and exciting school year.

We would especially like to welcome our new junior infants: Aoife, Emily, Ava, Ruth and Kayleigh. We are having a great first week at school so far and are starting to settle in really well.

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Presentation of Awards

We can’t believe that another school year has come to an end. We really had such an enjoyable and fun-filled year.

There was great excitement in school today, on our last day, as the pupils with the highest levels of attendance for the school year received awards for their wonderful effort. This year we had 5 pupils who had perfect attendance which is such a fantastic achievement. Well done to everyone!

We would like to wish everyone a happy, healthy and safe summer and we are looking forward to seeing you all again in September!

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As always, the excitement on our last day of school was tinged with sadness, as we bid farewell to our wonderful 6th class boys and girls, Darragh, Jason, Matt, David, Stephen, Ruairí and Chloe.

We will miss them all but wish them continued success and happiness as they graduate from national school and move into a new and exciting chapter of their lives in secondary school.

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Football in McHale Park

Yesterday, our senior room had a very exciting day! We travelled to McHale Park in Castlebar for a football blitz.

Our excitement heightened when we realised that we were getting the opportunity to play on the main pitch in Mc Hale park, a first for all of us! We played three matches against Killasser N.S, Clogher N.S and Crimlin N.S., we won one, drew one and lost one. We each received a medal for our participation and great effort.

Overall a very successful day was had, have a look at some of the photos from the day.

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Mayo Mental Health Art Competition

A very big congratulations and well done to Susanna who recently won a prize in the Mayo Mental Health Art competition.

This years theme was ‘What makes me happy’ and Susanna drew a picture of all her hobbies, including surfing, walking and playing outside.

Susanna and her family travelled to Breaffy House Hotel in Castlebar recently to collect her prize, where she was awarded with a €20 voucher for Easons.

A super achievement and we are all very proud of her here at Glencorrib N.S.

Sports Day

On Monday, we all enjoyed a school sports day.

In the morning, we had great fun competing in lots of fun races including egg and spoon, three legged race and the sack race.

In the afternoon, our teachers set up different activities for us including a ‘Throw the Welly’ and ‘Picking Potatoes’ competition.

We all had a great, fun-filled day!

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