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

Video: Irish dancing, Gaelic football and other activities in Zagreb

Posted by Máistir Ó Beirn On May - 7 - 2019

It was a fun-filled week in Croatia – visiting Zagreb Zoo, Bundek lake and park by the Sava River, Veternica Cave at Park Prirode, Medvednica, Nikola Tesla Museum and coal mines.

The pupils introduced their Croatian friends to Irish dancing and football. We cannot thank our hosts enough (teachers, parents and pupils)  for their huge amount of work in preparing such a memorable trip and taking care of Aoife, Cathal, Evan, Kellyann and Ruby.

Thanks also to Michelle Gannon for accompanying us and being such a great help. The video linked to this article shows the broad range of activities that the pupils took part in during the week.

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Video: First Aid Demonstration

Posted by Máistir Ó Beirn On May - 4 - 2019

Members of the Croatian Red Cross came to the school and gave a First Aid demonstration in the yard. They painted injuries on Cathal, Evan, Kellyann and Ruby who acted as the injured parties. Aoife can sometimes be allergic to body paint so she joined her Croatian friends and watched the demonstration.

 

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Video: First day in Zagreb

Posted by Máistir Ó Beirn On April - 30 - 2019

On Monday we arrived at the school at 8.15am. We were officially welcomed by the principal, Mrs. Vlatka Kovač and the pupils from various classes performed song and dance routines after the Croatian and Irish national anthems. Then we were given a tour of the school and in the afternoon we visited Zagreb Botanical Gardens and a guide introduced us to the city and its history. The video below gives a flavour of the day.

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We have received a lovely welcome from our Croatian hosts.

Posted by Máistir Ó Beirn On April - 28 - 2019

We had a smooth flight from Dublin to Zagreb earlier today. We cannot thank everyone enough for the lovely welcome. Hvala najljepša!

Ruby was delighted to meet Iskra again and received a lovely welcome from her mum.

Ruby was delighted to meet Iskra again and received a lovely welcome from her mum.

Sara and her parents gave Kellyann a lovely welcome.

Sara and her parents gave Kellyann a lovely welcome.

Evan and Cathal were warmly welcomed by Ana and her parents Davor and Valerija.

Evan and Cathal were warmly welcomed by Ana and her parents Davor and Valerija.

A nice hug for Aoife from her host mum, Gordana.

A nice hug for Aoife from her host mum, Gordana.

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  1. angela walsh says:

    Hope you are all enjoying yer trip so far. Thanks to all the host famlies,Padraic and Michelle for doing a great job. Enjoy the rest of the week.!

  2. Siobhan Heaney says:

    Have a brilliant week!

  3. Have the best experience ur all so lucky!!

  4. patricia jennings says:

    I hope you all enjoy your time away …

  5. Jan Wilkins Jan Wilkins says:

    Hope u all have a fantastic time xx great to see KellyAnn staying with Sara who stayed with us x

  6. Hope u all have a great time …

  7. Hope you all have a fantastic week!

Confirmation Day 2019

Posted by Ms. Donnellan On March - 20 - 2019

Congratulations to the children from 5th and 6th class who received the Sacrament of Confirmation on Friday the 15th of March  2019. The mass was celebrated by Archbishop Michael Neary. A huge thank you to Fr Murphy and all involved for making it such an enjoyable day.

 

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NUI Galway Youth Academy 2019

Posted by Ms. Naughton On January - 31 - 2019

 

Evan and Cathal

Best of luck to Evan & Cathal (5th class) who have been accepted to the NUI Galway Youth Academy Spring programme.  The 6-week programme is a wonderful opportunity for primary school students to get experience of learning in a University.

Evan will study Biotechnology & Biomedical Engineering –  “Biolegos: Engineering with the Building Blocks of Life“.

Cathal will learn about Irish law in the course “The World of Cops and Robbers: Learning the Law”.

We look forward to hearing all about Evan’s & Cathal’s unique experience and learning a thing or two from them too!

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  1. This is fantastic! Well done boys and looking forward to hearing from you Cathal – hopefully not too much on the robbing side!!!

  2. Congratulations. 🙂 What a fantastic approach to higher level education.

  3. Brid Moloney Brid Moloney says:

    Congratulations… This is brilliant news.

  4. Wendy Heaney Wendy Heaney says:

    Absolutely fantastic. Hope my wee boys get a fantastic opportunity to do either of these courses. Best of luck lads.

  5. Best of luck. What a fantastic opportunity!

  6. No doubt they’ll be wanting to sign up for the NUIG football team while they’re there. 🙂

    Well done, brainy lads.

Active Flag News

Posted by Ms. Thomas On January - 8 - 2019

“Being active, staying fit, Gortskehy always does its bit!”, Cathal Tierney, 5th Class

 

We have been very active in Gortskehy recently for our @activeflag.

 

We held a competition during November for the children to come up with our active school slogan. The children came up with fantastic ideas. Congratulations to Cathal Tierney, fifth class for coming up with the winning catchy slogan! We had a competition for the infants to draw and colour an active picture. They really enjoyed it and had great pictures!

On November 19th we started taking part in the ‘Active Break Every Day Challenge’. Each class had an active break every day. We had a running break, a dance break or an exercise break each day. It really helped us to energise ourselves and concentrate and focus better on our work. We had so much fun during these breaks that we have an active break every day at school now. It helps us to stay healthy!

On the day of our Christmas Holidays we had a Christmas Disco. Each class got to perform a dance in the dance off! It was a really active way to end the term at school and we had a fantastic time dressed up in our Christmas jumpers.

We are going to be taking part in the Operation Transformation 10@10 initiative in January at school and we are looking forward to the challenge!

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  1. Well done Cathal Tierney! 🙂

Rang 5 (2018/19)

Posted by Ms. Donnellan On November - 21 - 2018

Fifth Class (2018/19)

(F) Kellyann, Ruby, Aoife (B) Bradley, Cathal, Evan

(F) Kellyann, Ruby, Aoife (B) Bradley, Cathal, Evan

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Team Hope Shoebox Appeal

Posted by Ms. McDonald On November - 14 - 2018

Well done to everyone who kindly contributed to the Team Hope Shoebox Appeal. Such a kind and generous act, this will bring so much joy to the children who open their special delivery from the boys and girls of Gortskehy this Christmas. This appeal is such a worthy cause as Team Hope give your Christmas Shoebox gifts right into the hands of some of the world’s most vulnerable children – many of whom will receive no other gift this Christmas. For some it’s the first gift they’ve ever received. Thanks also to Veronica for distributing the pamphlets and collecting the shoeboxes from our school.

“It’s not how much we give but how much love we put into giving” Mother Teresa

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Claremorris History Tour

Posted by Ms. Donnellan On November - 9 - 2018

On Thursday the 8th of November as part of our Digital Schools Cluster Project the senior room visited Claremorris for a local history tour led by Colmán Ó Raghallaigh. The tour began in Claremorris Train Station where the children had a very informative tour and were lucky enough to walk over the footbridge. Following this we walked a short distance to view the monument erected in memory of many famine victims. Next we returned to the bus and headed to another part of the railway line. Colmán pointed out the railway line to Galway that is no longer in service. It is hoped this line will open again in the future. We then headed off to view the old famine workhouse. Many of the children were surprised to learn this was an old workhouse. The Famine is a topic we have covered in a lot of depth over the last view months and we are currently reading some novels based on this time in Ireland. Our previous knowledge on this topic helped the children understand the significance of the workhouse and having one located so near. Following the closure of the workhouse we learned the building was then used as a bacon factory. We returned to the bus again and headed back towards the town centre. Colmán gave us with a very informative talk on the history of the current library building used as a church in olden days. The children were fascinated to learn this was a building that was hit by lightning twice in the past. This information suggests that the old saying may be something of a myth. Our final visit was just across the road to the stunning St Colemans Church. As a special treat Colmán organised for the children to visit the gallery which is used by the church choir. Here the children were treated to a stunning view of the church and alter. The children got a close up view of the organ, one of the largest organs in Ireland. The final part of our tour included a look at the stunning stain glass windows and a description of the images that appear on them. Colmán was extremely knowledgeable and answered all of our questions. It was a very enjoyable day.

      

     

  

     

 

 

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