Glencorrib National School

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Welcome Back!

A very warm welcome back to all our pupils this week, especially our 9 new pupils who started with us in Glencorrib N.S today.

Cillian, Dara, Eva, Orla, Peadar and Suzy are our wonderful new Junior Infants. Brendan, Ethan and Mateusz have also joined our senior room.

We wish all our pupils a happy, healthy and safe year!

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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 lots of pupils who had excellent 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!

Attendance awards


As always, the excitement on our last day of school was tinged with sadness, as we bid farewell to our wonderful 6th class pupils, Matthew, Michaela and Luke.

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.

6th Class Grad

Football Blitz in McHale Park

Yesterday, our 2nd – 6th class pupils had a very exciting day! We travelled to McHale Park in Castlebar for a football blitz.

It was a great honor to play on the main pitch at McHale Park, which was definitely a first for most of us! We played three matches in total. We each received a medal for our participation and great effort.

McHale Park

Discover Primary Science & Maths Award

We are absolutely delighted to have been awarded a Discover Primary Science & Maths Award.

This is a fantastic achievement and a lovely reward for all our hard work in science and maths over the last year.

Have a look at our application form under the downloads section of our website.

Primary Science Award

Active School Week

This week we have had a very busy and fun week as we have been participating in ‘Active School Week’. Every day each classroom has taken part in a different activity.

We have had a real variety of activities including orienteering, tag rugby, rounders and football. We also ventured out for a whole school 4km walk on Tuesday!

Munteoir Lorraine’s room have been extra busy as they travelled to Bekan on Wednesday for a small schools activity day and to Claremorris for an athletics day on Friday.

On Thursday, we held our annual ‘Sports Day’ which included a number of races such as sprints, relays, egg and spoon race, sack race and the three legged race. As an extra surprise, the ice-cream van also visited us during Sports Day and we all enjoyed a delicious ice-cream cone!

Have a look at some pictures from our fun filled week!

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Senior Room Baking

Over the last number of weeks the senior room have been learning about procedural oral language and writing.

On Tuesday, we broke up into teams and presented our own baking show where we explained and demonstrated how to make a chocolate biscuit cake.

We really enjoyed this activity, although, we must admit that our favourite part was sampling the cake afterwards!

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School Tour to ‘Let’s Go’

Yesterday, there was great excitement in Glencorrib N.S ahead of our school tour to Let’s Go camp in Castlebar.

We travelled by bus to the ‘Breaffy Sports Arena’ where we were split into groups. Throughout the day we completed a range of fun and exciting activities including the spider tower, zorbing, cup stacking, pony rides, disco dome, wobbly ladder and many many more.

It was a fantastic day and we all thoroughly enjoyed it.

Have a look at some pictures of the day…

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WOW Wednesday

This year we are busy working on our Green Schools Travel Flag.

Yesterday was Green Schools National WOW Day which was aimed at promoting walking to school as a more environmentally friendly method of travel. To celebrate WOW day, we organised a whole school walk around the local area of Glencorrib.

We walked a total distance of 4KM which we thought was excellent, particularly for our junior room!

Well done to all our pupils on such a fantastic effort.

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Soccer Success!

Well done to Luke and Kevin on their fantastic success with Moyne Villa Soccer club.

The boys play on different teams within the club and both teams have gone on to win the Galway U12 Soccer Championship.

This is a fantastic achievement and we are all very proud of them here in Glencorrib N.S. They kindly brought their medals and trophies to school to show all of the other boys and girls.

soccer success