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

Video of our Christmas Carols

Posted by Ms. Naughton On December - 22 - 2019

To complete our Christmas concert in @Garrymore the pupils sang Daidí na Nollag, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Do You Hear What I Hear?, We Wish You a Merry Christmas and Merry Christmas Everyone. The children performed so well and we are all very proud of them.

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Gortskehy Drama: December 2019 Programme

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Video of our Middle Room Christmas Play, 2019

Posted by Ms. Thomas On December - 19 - 2019

Stable Manners is a musical packed with humour and great songs. It tells the traditional nativity story from the point of view of the animals in the stable.  Neddy, the horse, has sadly passed away and the animals in the stable are fighting over getting his stall for themselves.

The two angels, Luke and Gabriel, are planning the arrival of baby Jesus and become very unsure about the location with all the fighting. The shepherds and wise men are led by two stars to the wonderful sight in the stable.

The animals see sense after Jesus is born and apologise. They become friends again and decide to celebrate the Christmas spirit. The children performed so well and we were all very proud of them on Friday night. I hope they enjoy looking back on their great performance in the video below.

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Rang 1 (2019/20)

Posted by Caylum On November - 4 - 2019

First class (2019/20)

First class (2019/20)

(F) Logan, Niamh, Daphny, Ciara, Caitlin, Mark, (B) Donnacha, Darragh, Shay, Frank, Mason

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Active Halloween Videos!

Posted by Ms. Thomas On October - 25 - 2019

We had a very @ActiveFlag day for our Halloween holidays. The Halloween circuits were great fun and followed by a disco in our costumes. Happy Halloween!

2019 Active Halloween!

Halloween Circuits - Middle Room

Halloween Circuits - Middle Room

Halloween Circuits - Senior Room

Halloween Circuits - Senior Room

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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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