Video of our trip to France

Posted by Máistir Ó Beirn On November - 20 - 2013

In March, 2013 we visited Paris and Strasbourg in France.  This video is over an hour long and divided as follows:

0-7.10: Eiffel Tower

7.10-10.30: Open top bus tour

10.30-23:10: Champs Élysées; Arc de Triomphe; Louvre; Irish Embassy

23.10-28:40: Versailles

28:40-45:15: Ecole Elémentaire Bouchesèche HOENHEIM, Strasbourg; Maginot Line

45:15-64:40: European Parliament; European Court of Human Rights

64:40-68:10: Strolling the streets of Strasbourg; GAA football match;

68:10-71:40: Our final day and journey home.

    Our school on Midwest radio

    Posted by Rachel On February - 27 - 2013


    Midwest RadioTo mark the beginning of our Comenius project, Teresa O’ Malley from Midwest radio came to our school.  She interviewed our teacher and the pupils from 3rd to 6th class.  We were all very exited to hear ourselves on the news.  You can listen to the recording below!



      A video chat with our French friends. Une conversation avec nos amis français.

      Posted by Máistir Ó Beirn On December - 21 - 2012


        Make Your Sandwich Smile!

        Posted by Justin On December - 14 - 2012


          Follow our Footprints

          Posted by Máistir Ó Beirn On November - 3 - 2011

          Follow our FootstepsEight primary schools from Italy, Turkey, France, Ireland, Romania, Hungary, Estonia and Austria are about to embark on a Comenius project supported by the EU.

          A Comenius project involves all member schools cooperating on common projects across various aspects of the curriculum.

          In early 2011 Gortskehy N.S. was invited by project coordinator Mr. Gerald Grahammer from Austria to take part in the EU Comenius School Partnership Programme.

          A Comenius project starts with a Preparatory Meeting which was held at Scoala cu clasele I-VIII “Sava Popovici Barcianu” at Răşinari in Transylvania, Romania.  Partners met to discuss the basics of their planned project: title, themes, activities, the situation at their schools, motivation, equipment etc. The hospitality of our Romanian hosts was warm and welcoming with the headmistress Mrs. Carmen Olteanu and her Comenius team taking great care of everything we needed.

          The title of our project is “Follow our Footprints”  (through school and everyday life, through nature, through our fairy-tales and legends, through local history, through our songs, dances and arts).   The partnership aims to create an educational adventure with some European touch which will be an excellent opportunity for the children to learn about other countries and cultures.

          Here is a video of our Preparatory Meeting at Răşinari: