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

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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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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The Halloween Game

Posted by Jamie On October - 25 - 2013

From each end of the globe they came,
Ghosts and vampires of every name.
“She won’t be here” they all exclaim,
All afraid she’d play a good game.

“Start it up” said the ghosts in a terrible rush
“before she comes on that top-speed brush”.
No sooner than said they heard the loud whoosh
She flew over a pumpkin and turned it to mush.

“Ye started without me” she said with a cackle
“were ye hoping I wouldn’t be here for the tackle?”
Straight away she started to play
“that nasty old witch” you could hear them all say.

With a dip and a dive she gave the ref a high five
“It’s funny playing a game and not one player alive”,
“Just as well” said the ref
“They’d never survive”.

The witch took a kick; they thought it was wide
but according to squawkeye it was just inside.
The vampires took revenge and sent it in quick
and over the bar it went with a flick.

With a whoosh of the broom she lifted the ball
“not fair” said the ghosts “that was our call”
but the witch pretended not to see him at all
“don’t worry” said the ref “the score is one all”.

With a sprinkle of magic from that terrible stick
“Over the bar “said the witch and not even a kick.
The ghosts were all pale, “not another fail”
but the witch sent them spinning “I’m here for the winning”,
”off the post” said the ref, “it’s not over the line,”
“ok” said the witch but “the next one is mine”.

Once again that stick she pulled from her pocket,
“I dare any of you to try and block it”.
“He he” said the witch “that’s three to me”,
The ghosts just gave in and said “you’re so mean”,
said she “same time and place next year and I promise to play clean…..he he he”.

My Halloween Picture

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Halloween Dinner

Posted by Joseph On October - 25 - 2013

Once I went to a dinner party,
the host was a ghost,
but I only discovered that when he started to float.

I ran for the door, but it had disappeared, then a super sharp knife flew past my ear.
I ran and ran for my life,
then I discovered a witch was the ghost’s wife.

I ran again and started fallin’,
then I landed in a cauldron.
I got out, covered in gloop, then I turned into a bowl of soup.

I tottered away not knowing that,
I was being enjoyed by a cat!

By Joseph

The Haunted Castle

Halloween Dinner

 

 

 

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Saint Brigid Crosses!

Posted by Justin On February - 7 - 2013

Saint Brigid is one of Ireland’s patron saints along with Saints Patrick and Columba. On her Feast Day (February 1st) we made Saint Brigid’s crosses. Adam and Jamie brought in the rushes. We enjoyed making them and there was a cross for each family to take home

Conal, Justin, Lorna and Amy making crosses

Conal, Justin, Lorna and Amy making crosses

Megan with her cross.

Megan with her cross.

Megan with her cross.

Megan with her cross.

Grace and Marie making a cross

Grace and Marie making a cross

Joseph shows his cross

Joseph shows his cross

Conal shows his cross

Conal shows his cross

Lorna shows her cross

Lorna shows her cross

Marie and Rebecca show their cross

Marie and Rebecca show their cross

Jamie shows his cross

Jamie shows his cross

Enda shows his cross

Enda shows his cross

Grace and Megan making a cross

Grace and Megan making a cross

Marie and Rebecca making a cross

Marie and Rebecca making a cross

Thomas And Adam Showing Their Cross

Thomas and Adam showing their Cross

Joseph and Rachel Making Crosses

Joseph and Rachel Making Crosses

Junior Room Show Their Crosses

Junior Room Show Their Crosses

Amy's picture of St.Bridget

Amy’s picture of St.Bridget

Evan's picture of St.Bridget

Evan’s picture of St.Bridget

Orlaith's picture of St.Bridget

Orlaith’s picture of St.Bridget

 

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