Claremorris Credit Union

Posted by Joseph On February - 23 - 2015

We participate in our local Credit Union competitions and events. They are great fun.
Credit Union Quiz

We participated in the Claremorris Credit Union Quiz.  We entered two teams, an A team and a B team. On the A team were Conor Lydon, Evan Flynn, Orlaith Heaney and Amy Hession. On the B team were Ellen O’Conor, Jamie Hession, Megan Commins and Clíona Mc Greal. There were ten rounds made up of six questions for both teams but team B got two extra rounds. Team B came joint third with a score of fifty two. We had to compete in a three question tie-breaker with Gaelscoil de Búrca. We got all three correct and came third. The teams that came second and first got fifty three and fifty four points. We really enjoyed the experience and were proud of our accomplishment.

Credit Union Savings Card

The Credit Union visits our school twice a month. We have plastic savings cards with which we can lodge money into our accounts. Ciaran Sweeney and Miriam Duffy help us with our savings accounts.

Credit Union Savings Card

Miriam first visited to tell us about the savings card. We give her our money and then she scans our card. When she is finished the total amount of money is written on the card. We can bring our cards to our local Credit Union and we can take our money off it.

Credit Union Savings Card

This is the computer that scans our cards.

Credit Union Art Competition

Every year we also enter the Credit Union art competition. We enter three different age groups.  It is good fun and you can meet new people at the prize giving ceremony.

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C’mon Mayo!

Posted by Joseph On September - 20 - 2013

C’mon Mayo, bring home Sam!! 🙂

Up Mayo!

 

Up Mayo!

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First Holy Communion 2013

Posted by Grace On May - 23 - 2013
Our Holy Communion pictures.

Our Holy Communion pictures.

 

Evan, Amy and Pierce with their mums - Michelle, Sandie and Sharon.

Evan, Amy and Pierce with their mums – Michelle, Sandie and Sharon.

 

 

Evan, Amy and Pierce with Father Michael and teacher Ms. Naughton.

Evan, Amy and Pierce with Father Michael and teacher Ms. Naughton.

 

 

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Gortskehy National School a beacon, says Harkin

Posted by Thomas On February - 19 - 2013
Niamh Gallagher, Teacher; Teresa Higgins, retired Principal, Phil Roche, retired teacher; Marian Harkin, MEP; Mairéad Uí Raghallaigh, Learning Support Teacher; Pádraig Ó Beirn, Principal.

Niamh Gallagher, Teacher; Teresa Higgins, retired Principal, Phil Roche, retired teacher; Marian Harkin, MEP; Mairéad Uí Raghallaigh, Learning Support Teacher; Pádraig Ó Beirn, Principal.

MEP for Ireland North and West Marian Harkin has paid tribute to rural national schools and has said everything must be done to ensure that they continue to provide a service to their communities.

Ms Harkin made her comments when she unveiled a plaque earlier this month to mark the 125th anniversary of the founding of Gortskehy National School in South Mayo. She said she had been hugely impressed with the school’s achievements over the past number of years. “Before I visited, I was extremely impressed with the school’s website which lists its students’ achivements and progress in areas as diverse as sport and film, participation in the Cross Border Orchestra and the Young Scientist Exhibition in 2012”, Harkin noted.

“When I visited the school itself,” she added “its energy and dynamism was so obvious – the bright colourful classrooms; the beautifully kept grounds; the enthusiastic, confident boys and girls; the committed parents and the dedicated teachers; all combining with the wider community to deliver a world-class education.”

On the day of Harkin’s visit, the school welcomed teachers from Turkey, Romania, Austria, France, Italy, Estonia and Hungary – collaborating on a Euro-project entitled “Follow our Footsteps”.

The Independent MEP said that “the sense of being rooted in the Community and the continuity of doing so for 125 years, the linking of the past and the looking forward to the future clearly showed the hugely valuable contribution that small schools can make to any Community”.

Ms. Harkin said “the Minister for Education, Mr. Ruairí Quinn T.D., should be very wary of closing small schools in rural areas. The Minister for Education should visit schools like Gortskehy before he speaks of a ‘critical mass’ or ‘value for money’ in relation to the closing down of smaller schools. Having visited Gortskehy, I am absolutely convinced that the children attending this school will leave their primary education fully equipped to make their way in the wider world, proud of their local area, full of confidence, following a first class Primary Education”.

Western People, October 16th 2012.

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Parachute Games

Posted by Ms. Heneghan On June - 15 - 2012

Having Fun at P.E.

Boys against Girls, Guess who won!

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