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.

World Bee Day 2019

Posted by Ms. Naughton On May - 20 - 2019

@BioDataCentre  @GreenSchoolsIre

Today we celebrate World Bee Day – 20th May 2019 

Did You Know?

  • Irish Bumblebee populations are in decline.
  • One third of our 99 bee species are threatened with extinction from Ireland. This is because we have drastically reduced the amount of food (flowers) and safe nesting sites in our landscapes.
  • In response this decline and threat of extinction, the National Biodiversity Data Centre coordinated the implementation of the an All Ireland Pollinator Plan( 2015-2020) along with 68 other government and non-government organisations as partners to support the plan.

The All-Ireland Pollinator Plan is about all of us, from farmers to local authorities, to schools, gardeners and businesses, coming together to try to create an Ireland where pollinators can survive and thrive.  Here at Gortskehy, we are committed to playing our part and making our school bee-friendly.

The middle room studied the Junior Pollinator Plan with their teacher, Ms. Thomas. They learnt all about bees and their important role as pollinators.  They also learnt about the life cycle of the bumble bee & what we can do to help our bees survive and thrive.

Our school Pollinator & Green School Teams drew maps of the current school grounds.  This was done to identify areas where we can take action to help pollinators. Lots of good ideas that we hope to put into action were noted by our pupils on the walkabout:

  • Plant bee-friendly plants in our garden beds.
  • Leave narrow strips around our pitch for wildflowers
  • Mow our lawn/pitch less frequently – to allow dandelions and clover to grow – food sources for our bees.
  • Reduce pesticides – only use it for clearing slippery areas/paths.  Only weed by hand.
  • Plant a herb bed – they are an excellent source of food for pollinators.

These maps will be updated to include all the pollinator areas we will develop around our school.  We will monitor and report on bee activity and update our plans annually.

Here are some photos of our pupils planting bee-friendly plants, flowers and herbs in our new Sensory & Biodiversity garden.

 

For more information on what you can do to help the bees – please visit http://pollinators.ie/

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NUI Galway Youth Academy Graduates 2019

Posted by Ms. Donnellan On May - 15 - 2019

Over the last few months Cathal & Evan two pupils from 5th class took part in the NUI Galway Youth Academy spring programme. This was a wonderful opportunity for the pupils to gain an insight into college learning. Evan studied Biotechnology & Biomedical Engineering –  “Biolegos: Engineering with the Building Blocks of Life“, and Cathal studied all about the Irish law system “The World of Cops and Robbers: Learning the Law”. Evan informed our class that he really enjoyed the course and over the 6 week programme they covered many topics about the human body including DNA, bacteria & repairing broken bones. Evan also had to opportunity to complete some experiments. Evan’s course took place in the new Engineering building on the NUI Galway campus. Cathal informed the class that he looked at many aspects of the law throughout his course including  jurors, cases and identifying what the world would be like if there were no laws. At the end of each day they would have a competition to see who could remember the most laws. The course helped Cathal understand a lot more about the legal system in Ireland. Cathal’s course took place in the Millennium building on the NUI Galway campus. We would like to congratulate both pupils for taking part in the course.

 

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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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