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Founded in 1887, Gortskehy National School is a three-teacher primary school situated in the parish of Roundfort, County Mayo. Our school is characterised by very positive working relationships among the whole school community: management, teachers, parents and pupils. There is a welcoming and homely atmosphere in the school and a stimulating learning environment provided for all. To view a pupil’s work, photos or videos search using his/her first name only in the box above. For pupils with the same first name add the first letter of their surname e.g. EvanF, EvanG, AmyF, AmyH.

After-school fun!!!

Posted by Alex On December - 22 - 2016

We made a pizza last week in after-school. We used pesto, cheese, corn, carrots and tomato sauce. It didn’t really take long to cook and it tasted lovely. We also made Christmas decorations using play-doh.

Making pizza! Play-dough fun. Making our own pizza.

  1. Anne-Marie O’Hora

Christmas greetings on Skype.

Posted by Máistir Ó Beirn On December - 21 - 2016

Over the past few days we’ve had five online meetings with our partner schools in France, Croatia, Portugal, Lithuania and Austria. We sang Silent Night in Irish, English and played it on the tin whistle. The other schools also sang Silent Night in their native language. We asked each other questions about Christmas in each country and played an online card game where we had to try and find the matching Santas.  Everyone from Infants to Sixth class took part. It was great fun.

Online meeting with pupils from our partner schools.

Skype call with France.

Playing a matching game with our partner school.

Playing a matching game with our partner school.

Playing a matching game with our partner school.

Playing a matching game with our partner school.

Playing a Christmas matching game with the other schools.

Infants busy at their artwork!

Posted by Ms. McDonald On December - 20 - 2016

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Let us all have a look at the wonderful artwork that Junior & Senior Infants produced this term. The children were all very busy creating fabulous drawing on their first day in school back in September!

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Some amazing fingerprint and hand print pictures from Junior Infants!


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In the run up to the Halloween break the children were busy little beavers creating some fantastic displays. They stuffed our very own scarecrow, made scary drawings of their Halloween costumes and had great fun learning all about 2D shapes and making ‘Shapemen’ from pieces of felt!!

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During our theme of ‘Homes’, we discussed the story ‘The Three Little Pigs’. The children really enjoy talking about the materials the pigs used and created some wonderful versions of their own!

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Also they drew some great pictures of their own homes!! Below you will see the fantastic housing creations they constructed through great teamwork and using different materials!!

Amazing constructions!  Amazing Constructions!  Amazing Constructions  Amazing Constructions!  Amazing Constructions!  Amazing Constructions!  Amazing Constructions!  Amazing Constructions!  Amazing Constructions!  Amazing Constructions!  Amazing Constructions!  Amazing Constructions!

For our Winter artwork we discussed how unique we all are and we talked about Advent and doing good deeds during this special period. We had some fun with hand prints and made some amazing personalised tree decorations just in time for Christmas.

Unique as snowflakes!  Unique as snowflakes!

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Wishing you and your family a restful and peaceful Christmas filled with lots of love and laughter 😉

  1. Great work! Your new room is lovely.