Our Christmas prayer service, featuring pupils from all classes was broadcast live from Carras Church which looks absolutely fantastic and is a credit to all involved. Happy Christmas everyone.
Follow our Christmas elf as he spreads the festive spirit throughout our school. Happy Christmas to everyone and best wishes for the New Year.
Our Christmas play was called ‘I’m Gonna Shine’. This play was all about journeys made towards Bethlehem by various travellers in a search for true treasure, the newborn King! Gloria the brightest star of all, had a really important job to do – she needed to shine, shine, shine so that the three wise men could follow her to Bethlehem.
The angels and their heavenly choir helped the shepherds on their way. Meanwhile, a very special couple Mary & Joseph were also making the long journey to Bethlehem. This culminated in everyone gathering together in a humble stable where they all celebrated the arrival of baby Jesus.
I am very proud of all the Junior room pupils who worked hard over the last few weeks to learn off all their lines, songs and actions. The pupils and I thoroughly enjoyed making and performing this play for you. We hope you enjoyed watching it and we wish you and yours a very peaceful and happy Christmas.
The Garrymore Drama Group present The Year of the Hiker by John B. Keane on Saturday, November 24th @ 8.00pm. Doors open at 7pm.
Proceeds are in aid of Gortskehy NS so your support would be greatly appreciated.
Tickets are available to purchase at:
Gortskehy NS, Garrymore Drama Group or Pat Hession (087 767 4556), www.townhall.ie, The Box Office Claremorris
We are delighted to be chosen as one of only 8 schools in Mayo to participate in a national pilot creative schools initiative.
This innovative pilot is a cornerstone of the “Creative Youth Plan”, an initiative of the Creative Ireland Programme, led by the Arts Council and in collaboration with the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht and the Department of Education and Skills.
Creative teaching and art education is seen as a key driving force for the continuous improvement at Gortskehy NS. We participate in a wide range of creative art projects in the areas of Art, Drama, Music, Coding & Film. We look forward to working with the Arts Council on the this exciting initiative in the new school year.