Below, you will find a list of all the posts related to Conal B in our school from infants to sixth class.
Below, you will find a list of all the posts related to Conal B in our school from infants to sixth class.

We won a camcorder and 3 laptops!

Posted by Amy On May - 30 - 2013

We were all excited when Pádraig Fitzsimons came from the Primary Planet magazine to present our award for winning their TPP video advert competition.  The Primary Planet is Ireland’s first magazine for children and we get it at school. We won 3 laptops and a camcorder for our school. GreenIT were the sponsors of the competition and our teacher won a weekend away. In second place came Windgap N.S from Kilkenny followed by Scoil Chóca Naofa, Kilcock, Co. Kildare.

Pádraig Fitzsimons presenting us with our prizes.

Pádraig Fitzsimons presenting us with our prizes.

Then we had a raffle for a laptop for one of the pupils. Everyone in the Senior room who helped make the video had their name in a hat. I couldn’t believe it when Pádraig Fitzsimons pulled my name out!!

Amy receiving her prize.

Amy receiving her prize. That’s me! 🙂

I was very happy. Then Rebecca’s name was pulled out for a TPP hoodie. A photographer took photos and everyone had a great day. 🙂 View our winning video advert here. By Amy, 6th class.

Rebecca receiving her TPP hoodie!

Rebecca receiving her TPP hoodie!

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cuisine française

Posted by Conal On March - 20 - 2013
Omelette au fromage

Omelette au fromage

 

hochi pie

hochi pie

 

émincé de boeuf aux champignons

émincé de boeuf aux champignons

 

Grilled  chicken.

Grilled chicken.

 

steak hache aux oignons

steak hache aux oignons

 

Cordon bleu de dinde

Cordon bleu de dinde

Blanquette de veau a l'ancien

Blanquette de veau a l’ancien

 

Blanquette de veau

Blanquette de veau

 

Camembert frit

Camembert frit

 

Émincé de boeuf aux champignons

Émincé de boeuf aux champignons

 

Escalope de porc

Escalope de porc

 

Navarrin d'agneau

Navarrin d’agneau

 

Blanquette de veau à l'ancienne

Blanquette de veau à l’ancienne

 

Blanquette de a l'ancienne

Blanquette de a l’ancienne

 

Tranche de lieu noir pané

Tranche de lieu noir pané

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Our Primary Planet Advert

Posted by Thomas On March - 1 - 2013

Credits:
Martin Luther King recording (Joseph & Jamie, 4th class)
RBS commentary (Adam & Lorna, 3rd class)
Lion King trailer (Megan & Grace, 3rd class)

Photos (Justin & Rachel, 6th class)
First presenter (Thomas, 5th class)
Second presenter (Megan, 3rd class)
Third presenter (Joseph, 4th class)
Group at end (Conal, Justin, Enda, Rebecca, Amy, Rachel, Marie, 6th class)

Kim Kardashian animation (Amy, 6th class)
Zaha animation (Justin, 6th class)
Waxwing animation (Grace, 3rd class with help from Justin, 6th class)

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2013 Spikeball County Finals

Posted by Rebecca On February - 12 - 2013

On February 6th we went to Charlestown to play a Spikeball Blitz. We had a girls, boys and mixed team. Each team played 4 matches. The girls got into the final and the mixed made it to the semi-final. We all had a great day.

Third, fourth, fifth and sixth class at the Spikeball Blitz in Charlestown.

Third, fourth, fifth and sixth class at the Spikeball Blitz in Charlestown.

Amy, Rachel, Lorna and Rebecca playing in the girls final.

Amy, Rachel, Lorna and Rebecca playing in the girls final.

Marie, Megan and Grace in Charlestown.

Marie, Megan and Grace in Charlestown.

 

 

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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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Confirmation Retreat!!!

Posted by Rachel On January - 23 - 2013

Fifth and Sixth class went on a Confirmation retreat to Ballintubber Abbey.  We had great fun! We met with pupils from Cloghans Hill, Lehinch and Robeen national schools.  Our parish priest Fr. Murphy went with us.

Outside Ballintubber Abbey!!!

Justin, Rachel, Rebecca and Thomas outside Ballintubber Abbey!!!

Rebecca,Justin, Rachel and Thomas!!!

Rebecca,Justin, Rachel and Thomas in the gift shop!!!

Conal, Enda, Marie and Amy!!!

Conal, Enda, Marie and Amy outside Ballintubber Abbey!!!

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

Posted by Máistir Ó Beirn On December - 21 - 2012

 

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Make Your Sandwich Smile!

Posted by Justin On December - 14 - 2012

 

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Video of our 125th Anniversary

Posted by Máistir Ó Beirn On November - 28 - 2012

Western People

Cróna Esler

by Cróna Esler

 

 

Tuesday, November 6th, 2012.

Nestled in the heart of south Mayo, Gortskehy National School in the parish of Roundfort has been home to generations of local children since 1887. This year, the school celebrates 125 years of educational prowess and recently, Marian Harkin MEP visited the area and unveiled a plaque at the site of the old school.The anniversary celebrations coincided with the visit of representatives from across Europe as part of the 2012-2014 EU Comenius Programme. 18 teachers from France, Italy, Austria, Hungary, Romania, Estonia and Turkey – whose schools will carry out joint projects with Gortskehy as part of the programme – joined in the celebrations.

Mother Nature was smiling down on the community for the occasion and blue skies provided the backdrop as the oldest past pupil present, John Hession, planted a tree with the help of the school’s youngest pupil Evan Gannon. It was a great day of historical commemoration in Gortskehy. Past pupils and teachers gathered to mark the occasion while Carmen Cullen – niece of the famous late ballad singer and past pupil Delia Murphy – travelled from her home in Wicklow to witness the unveiling.

Fr. Michael Murphy led prayers for all pupils and teachers who have passed through the school over its long history and there was a great welcome for Theresa Higgins, former principal, along with Phil Roche who retired earlier this year. Theresa and Phil served in Gortskehy for over 30 years and, undoubtedly, it wouldn’t have been the same without them there.

The event also provided an opportunity for the community to welcome Niamh Naughton who was appointed permanent teacher in the school in September. Delighted to be part of the celebrations, the visiting teachers enjoyed a display of hurling and gaelic football and were thrilled to receive gifts of scarves, generously sponsored by Foxford Woollen Mills.

Later, the celebrations continued in Delia Murphy’s Bar in Roundfort, where the pupils performed music, song and dance to the delight of all.


1939 - A Time to RememberPast pupil, Delia Murphy, recorded The Blackbird, The Spinning Wheel and Three Lovely Lassies for HMV, London, in 1939.  The Spinning Wheel featured on the album ‘1939 – A Time to Remember’ along with the timeless classic by Al Bowlly, Love is the Sweetest Thing. Both recordings feature in the above video of our 125th anniversary. We’re grateful to Justin (6th class) and past pupils James and Patrick for taking the video.

Foxford Woollen Mills

Sincere thanks to Joe Queenan, Managing Director of Foxford Woollen Mills who generously sponsored Foxford scarves as a gift for our European guests.

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Rang 6 (2012/13)

Posted by Conal On October - 18 - 2012

Sixth class (2012/13)

(F) Marie, Enda, Rachel (B) Amy Justin, Rebecca, Conal

(F) Marie, Enda, Rachel (B) Amy Justin, Rebecca, Conal

 

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