Creative Schools

Posted by Ms. Naughton On January - 11 - 2019

The Creative Schools programme  aims to put the arts and creativity at the heart of children and young people’s lives.

It gives children and young people a central role in the process.   Back in June 2018,  we were selected as one of 150 schools nationally to take part in this pilot initiative which will help us understand, develop and celebrate the arts and creativity in our school.

We have been assigned a Creative Associate, Jojo Hynes, who will support our school to develop a Creative School Plan for the year ahead. Jojo will assist in creating and developing links between schools and artists/ art and cultural organisations at local and national level along with challenging us to think in new and different ways.

Meet our Creative Schools Team – a representative group who will lead the Creative School process here at Gortskehy.

We are looking forward to working with the Arts Council and Jojo on this exciting initiative this year.

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Credit Union Art Competition

Posted by Ms. Naughton On November - 13 - 2018

Thank you to all our pupils who entered the Credit Union Art Competition this year and to the class teachers for helping them with their creativity.   As usual, the standard was very high and we were delighted that a number of our pupils were recognised for their wonderful art & talent.

The winners in each category from our school were as follows:

7 years & under – 1st: Alaois Doherty, 2nd: Ciara Hession, 3rd: Caitlín Ryan

8-10 years – 1st: Fiona Ryan, 2nd: Ella McManus, 3rd: Dayna Jordan

11-13 years – 1st: Kellyann Walsh, 2nd: Aoife Heaney, 3rd: Josh Wilkins

Parents were invited to a presentation ceremony on Saturday, November 10th, at the Town Hall Claremorris.

Well done to all involved!

 

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Art Exhibition

Posted by Ms. Naughton On May - 31 - 2018

A sincere thank you to all who supported our Pupil Art Exhibition which took place on Thursday 24th May.  It was a great success!

Every pupil at Gortskehy produced two pieces of unique artwork which was framed and mounted for display. During the afternoon, each class visited the exhibition and were able to view the pictures from all classes. Later, parents and families were invited to see our budding artists work and purchase the framed prints.  It was wonderful to see such a large turnout to our school and your support is much appreciated.
The gallery of work looked really amazing and the children loved seeing their work professionally displayed.
Here are some pictures from our Exhibition:

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  1. Well done to everyone. Such beautiful pictures on display.

Gortskehy Pupil Art Exhibition

Posted by Ms. Naughton On May - 9 - 2018

Gortskehy NS Art Exhibition will take place on Thursday 24th May.  This framed exhibition showcases and celebrates the creative art work that pupils have been working on this term in all classes.

We would like to invite all parents, families and members of our community to come and view the wonderful art on display by our talented pupils. There will be an opportunity to view and purchase the artwork on Thursday 24th  from 1.30 – 5.30pm and in the evening from 6.30pm – 7.30pm.

Each pupil will also receive a free class photo.

A percentage of the proceeds will go the school so all support greatly welcome.

Prices for framed art:

1st framed print – €15

2nd framed prints – €12

3rd + framed prints – €10

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St. Brigid’s Day

Posted by AmyH On February - 10 - 2017
Naomh Bríd

Naomh Bríd by Amy & Sian.

On the first of February we made St. Brigid’s crosses. They were made with rushes. Every class got a turn making them.

Saint Brigid was named after a goddess. She was born in Dundalk. She died in Kildare. Her feast day is on the first of February. Her name in Irish is Naomh Bríd. Her saint names are St. Brigid of Ireland or St. Brigid of Kildare. She is one of Ireland’s patron saints along with St. Patrick and St. Columba. She helped a lot of people and animals. She was very kind and loving. There are many stories of St. Brigid. Here is one of them.

One day while Brigid was cooking steak for dinner a hungry dog came by and smelled the food. He went to where Brigid was cooking. She gave him a steak even though she knew her father would be mad at her. The dog left and Brigid prayed that her father wouldn’t be angry. She looked in the pot and a new steak had appeared. God was helping her because she helped the dog.

Saint Brigid's crosses in the senior room.

Saint Brigid’s crosses in the senior room.

Crosses with the Senior Infants.

Crosses with Senior Infants.

Crosses with Junior Infants.

Crosses with Junior Infants.

Saint Brigid's crosses with the middle room.

Saint Brigid’s crosses with the middle room.

Crosses made by the middle room.

Making crosses in the middle room.

Making some crosses

Making some crosses.

The girls making crosses.

The girls with Ms. Dooley making crosses.

Sian and Amy with their Saint Brigids crosses and project.

Sian and Amy with their Saint Brigid’s crosses and project.

The lads with their crosses.

Eoin, Evan and Conor with their crosses.

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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.

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Our Christmas Decorations

Posted by AmyH On December - 18 - 2013
Evan and Amy's Christmas tree

Evan and Amy’s Christmas tree

This week we made Christmas trees.  We made them out  of toilet rolls. We each needed fourteen toilet rolls. We painted four of them brown and the rest of them green.

Then we stuck  four together for the base, three and two for the middle and one for the top. We decorated it with pom-poms and pipe cleaners. We stuck the pom-poms in the toilet rolls and the pipe cleaners around the tree. You could use other things to decorate it as well. We waited for it to dry, then we had a Christmas tree! 🙂

 

Our Christmas Decorations

Our Christmas Decorations

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Halloween

Posted by Lorna On October - 25 - 2013

It was Halloween night and
there was not one fight
that would ruin the night.

Then I saw a cat
and he sat on
a mat.
It really was a treat
to see a cat eating meat.

Then a bat came down
and with its feet
he picked me up
and there really was
no need.

Halloween

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Gran with a Gun

Posted by Adam On October - 25 - 2013

It was Halloween night.
I got a fright.
I saw a ghost. It was a scary sight.

Then I ran home as fast as I could
My house was all covered in blood.
It was then I saw him, a nasty vampire
About to set my house on fire.

I called my Nan who got her gun.
She shot the vampire, it was so fun!

 My Halloween Picture

Gran with a Gun

 

 

 

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Halloween

Posted by Megan On October - 25 - 2013

It’s going to be soon Halloween night,
and I hope to give my teacher a fright,
I’m going to dress up as a vampire,
and afterwards I’m going to start a fire.

I’m going to suck everyone’s blood,
and turn them into mud,
so I’ll bring my cat trick or treating,
then, I’ll bring her to her kitty-cat meeting!

My Halloween picture

Halloween

 

 

 

 

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