Glencorrib National School

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Trip to Turlough Museum

The Junior Room had a great day at the Museum of Country Life in Turlough yesterday.

We met artist Carmel Balfe who told us all about Samhain traditions. Carmel very kindly put on a wonderful Shadow Puppet show for us. Afterwards she helped each of us make a Shadow Puppet to tell our very own spooky Hallowe’en tale.

Whilst at the museum we also had a chance to visit their fabulous playground in the woods!

We really enjoyed the trip. Have a look at some photos from the day.

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Climate Action Week

This week is ‘Climate Action Week’ which is organised by Green-Schools Ireland.

We are currently working towards our 4th green flag award for ‘Travel’. As part of climate action week and to help offset our carbon footprint we decided to plant some new flowers and trees in our school garden.

On Wednesday the senior room re-planted our window boxes with lovely winter flowers and also set some new shrubs in our sensory garden.

On Friday, each class planted a new tree outside. We can’t wait to watch them grow over the next few years.

Have a look at some pictures of all our gardening!

gardening 1 gardening 2 Tree planting 1 tree planting 3 tree planting 4 Tree planting Junior room tree planting senior room

Maths Week

This week we have been taking part in ‘Maths Week Ireland’.

As part of this, we have been busy doing lots of extra maths activities. We went on some maths trails outside, played maths games each day and even completed some maths inspired symmetrical art.

Have a look at some pictures from ‘Maths Week’.

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maths art


Football Training

Thank you to Denise from Shrule Glencorrib GAA Club who visits us once a week for football training.

We are all really enjoying it and are learning lots of new football skills.

Have a look at a few pictures of our training.

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Welcome An Taoiseach!

Last week we were delighted to welcome An Taoiseach, Leo Varadker, to our parish.

It was an honor to get an opportunity to showcase to him all of the fantastic work that we do here in Glencorrib N.S.

A big well done to Eleanor and Millie who read their wonderful poem to him, entitled ‘If I was Taoiseach For a Day’. The girls did an amazing job and we are all very proud of them.

Have a look at some pictures from the night!

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Cross Country

Well done to Tomás and Harry who participated in the Cross Country running last week.

Both boys performed really well in their categories.

cross country



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