Founded in 1887, Gortskehy National School is a four-teacher primary school situated in the parish of Roundfort, County Mayo. There is a welcoming and homely atmosphere in the school and a stimulating learning environment provided for all. View current or past pupils' work, photos and videos in our Individual Pupil Archives.
Founded in 1887, Gortskehy National School is a four-teacher primary school situated in the parish of Roundfort, County Mayo. Visit our Individual Pupil Archives to view current or past pupils' work, photos and videos.

School Tour 2019

Posted by Ms. McDonald On June - 12 - 2019

Our Junior room school tour 2019 was such fun! We started our day at the Galway Atlantaquaria in Salthill where we were given a guided tour of the National Aquarium of Ireland. Firstly we met the baby Sea Bream in the big splash tank. Then we learnt about some flat fish and entered the submarine!  Next we saw the adult Sea Bream followed by touching some Rays and Sharks!!! This lead us onto the lovely Sea horses and Clown fish, Conger eels and large lobsters. We learned about the Cuckoo Wrasse and we looked at the harbour scene and its inhabitants. The children also saw some larger sea creatures in the seawater tank. We saw lots of Cod which most of the children love to eat with chips and then Mr. Octopus.

Upstairs we learnt all about Jellyfish and some freshwater fish. We saw a manmade weir for the trout and we got to feed them. We also got to feed the Carp and Koi. In the Tropical fish section, we saw beautiful colourful fish and Piranhas. We fed bread to lots of Mullet fish who splashed us all. Lastly but not least the children were allowed to hold starfish and a spider crab.

As the day was lovely we spent some time in the playground before going for lunch in Supermacs. After this we all needed a walk along the prom before returning home again. We thoroughly enjoyed our day out, looking forward to the next trip already!! Please take a few minutes to watch a photostory of our day out, thanks.

 

 

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The Daily Mile

Posted by Ms. Thomas On June - 11 - 2019

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We are making great use of our active school walkway this week. We are out every morning walking and we feel great afterwards!

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  1. Great idea. Well done to everyone.

Gort Sceiche Wall Art

Posted by Ms. Naughton On June - 10 - 2019

This year, we undertook a whole-school project to bring our pupil artistic talents outside.  The goal was to enhance our outdoor space with impactful art- one which promotes our schools values, our vision and raise a smile!

We are proud of our school and all it represents and we wanted to communicate, through art, everything that’s positive and important to our school. Using our name GORT SCEICHE,  we picked a theme for each letter. Every class designed the artwork representing the theme as follows for each letter:

GAnimals in our Environment

OFriendship

R – Learning at school

T – Religion

S – Place Names

C – Our School 

E – GAA

IMusic

CSport 

H – Digital/IT

EMusic

Here are some photos of our pupils designing & creating their art earlier this year:

  

A special thank you to Melissa Walsh, MW Design, Print & Signs for making the letters and adding our pupil’s art to each letter. Her enthusiasm and creativity brought this project from 70 A4 sheets of themed artwork to what’s now proudly displayed on our school wall.

The finished letters –

     

  

  

  

 

We are so happy with the finished art!  Thank you to our amazingly talented pupils at Gortskehy who have brought this art to life with their creativity and artistic flair. We hope it makes you smile!

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  1. It’s looks fabulous well done to all involved.

  2. Brilliant work and talent to all involved.

  3. Anne Jordan Anne Jordan says:

    Looking good, well done everyone

  4. Wow that’s impressive and a brilliant idea!

  5. Wow, super job everyone! Looks brilliant

  6. Looks brilliant, well done all

  7. Excellent, well done everyone

  8. Henry Elaine Henry Elaine says:

    A fabulous idea. And it looks marvelous

  9. Amazing well done to teachers students and Melissa Walsh