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

Our Sensory & Biodiversity Garden

Posted by Ms. Naughton On May - 12 - 2019

Back in 2018, we decided to undertake a project to develop and create a Sensory & Biodiversity Garden for our school.

A sensory garden is an interactive space that is accessed by all children in the school and wider school community.  It is a garden environment that it designed with the purpose of stimulating the senses – sight, hearing, taste, smell & touch. This stimulation occurs courtesy of plants, herbs and the use of other materials such as wind chimes, tactile panels and different textured surfaces.

Our vision was to create a space that was colourful, interactive and engaging for all our pupils at Gortskehy.

 

We would like to thank a number of people who helped us achieve this vision –

Thank you to our parents –  PJ Commins, Pat Hession, Fintan Forde and Andrew Heaney along with Justin Commins and Kieran Varley for the removal of the hedging and installation of the fencing posts back in September.

Thanks to Christine Mannion and members of the Rural Social Scheme for their assistance with the installation and painting of our fence railing & gate. To Martin McHale for rotavating the soil in preparation for the raised beds and walkways.  To Brian Naughton for his help with building the raised beds, tactile board and painting.  Thank you to Jamie Hession for his assistance with garden painting and freshening up our Buddy Bench. Thank you also to Melissa Walsh of MW Design, Print & Signs for her enthusiasm and creativity in designing and supplying our vibrant garden signage.

It is wonderful to have the support of our pupils, past pupils,  parents and the wider community in developing this worthwhile project.

 

The next stage of the project is for our pupils to plant our garden with a variety of plants to appeal to our senses and to enjoy this wonderful space for many years to come.

We have created a short video which gives a snapshot of the transformation of this space  – we hope you enjoy!

 

 

 

 

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  1. Such a transformation! Well done to all – the children are very lucky.

  2. Tom Heaney Tom Heaney says:

    That is wonderful. Well done all.

Our Award-Winning Film

Posted by EvanF On April - 8 - 2016

Before Easter, we went to the Odeon cinema in Limerick. Our film (League of Skeletons) was shortlisted from 400 entries for the Fresh Film Festival. Only 38 were shown in the cinema. We left at 7:15am on a bus. The journey took approximately 2 hours but we were delayed because of road works. On the way, we saw Thomond Park, the home of Munster rugby, and the River Shannon. When we got to the cinema we bought sweets and went to the toilet. We sat down in the cinema. We missed 3 or 4 movies because of the road works. There were many great films and two breaks. We won an award for best CGI effects (computer generated images). We got a plaque and our photo taken. On the way home we went to Supermacs to eat. We had a great day out. Watch our film below:

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Fresh Film Award 2016

Fresh Film Award 2016

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Megan, Amy and Lexie enjoying the show.

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Orlaith and Sian enjoying a bag of crisps.

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At break time.

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Outside the Odeon cinema.

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Micheál Ó Ciaraidh announcing the awards.

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A picture of the girls after the awards.

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Micheál Ó Ciaraidh having a chat with us.

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Megan and Lorna after the show.

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Adam and Blaine having a good time.

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Gerard in the cinema.

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Grace, Lorna and Nicole watching the films.

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Video – South Mayo Scór Instrumental Music Winners

Posted by Jamie On April - 24 - 2015

Clíona, Ellen, Amy, Megan and Jamie took part in the Instrumental Music section of Scór. Here is a video of the tunes we played – The Hills of Tara and the Deers’ March. We represented South Mayo in the County Final at Breaffy. Congrats to Tavrane NS, Kilkelly who were the overall winners.

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Djembe Drumming Video

Posted by Clíona On March - 20 - 2015

Djembe drums originated in Africa. They are made with a wooden shell and a head made from animal hide, usually it belongs to a goat.  Lukasz came to our school to teach us about the djembe and others drums. We played the drums and sang songs. We had lots of fun. We made the video in school.  Evan from fourth class is speaking as Mr. Turtle and the presenter is me, Clíona, from sixth class.

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Ár gClub Gaeilge

Posted by Joseph On March - 12 - 2015

An bhlian seo caite thosaíomar club Gaeilge sa scoil. Bhí sé ar siúl ar feadh uair a chloig taréis am scoile. Rinneamar go leor cluichí, ceoil agus dráma. I mbliana beidh sé ag tosnú arís gach Déardaoin. Tosóidh sé ar an 12ú Márta ag 2:30 go 3:30. Siúlfaidh an bus ag 3:30.  🙂

Amhráin sa Chlub Gaeilge

Ag cur abairtí le chéile. Ag caint. Ag súgradh bingo2 Bingó Dráma Dráma Dráma Ag caint Who wants to be a millionaire? Ag súgradh `who wants to be a millionaire?`

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Our Confirmation Day 2015

Posted by Joseph On February - 25 - 2015

We were confirmed by Archbishop Michael Neary on the 17th of February in Roundfort church. We had a great day.

Confimation 2015

Confimation 2015

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Claremorris Credit Union

Posted by Joseph On February - 23 - 2015

We participate in our local Credit Union competitions and events. They are great fun.
Credit Union Quiz

We participated in the Claremorris Credit Union Quiz.  We entered two teams, an A team and a B team. On the A team were Conor Lydon, Evan Flynn, Orlaith Heaney and Amy Hession. On the B team were Ellen O’Conor, Jamie Hession, Megan Commins and Clíona Mc Greal. There were ten rounds made up of six questions for both teams but team B got two extra rounds. Team B came joint third with a score of fifty two. We had to compete in a three question tie-breaker with Gaelscoil de Búrca. We got all three correct and came third. The teams that came second and first got fifty three and fifty four points. We really enjoyed the experience and were proud of our accomplishment.

Credit Union Savings Card

The Credit Union visits our school twice a month. We have plastic savings cards with which we can lodge money into our accounts. Ciaran Sweeney and Miriam Duffy help us with our savings accounts.

Credit Union Savings Card

Miriam first visited to tell us about the savings card. We give her our money and then she scans our card. When she is finished the total amount of money is written on the card. We can bring our cards to our local Credit Union and we can take our money off it.

Credit Union Savings Card

This is the computer that scans our cards.

Credit Union Art Competition

Every year we also enter the Credit Union art competition. We enter three different age groups.  It is good fun and you can meet new people at the prize giving ceremony.

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Confirmation Retreat 2015

Posted by Clíona On February - 12 - 2015

We make our confirmation next Tuesday. To prepare we went on retreat to Ballintubber Abbey. We learned about the history of the Abbey and got a tour of the grounds. We learned about Seán Na Sagart and saw his grave. We also went into a replica of an old Irish cottage. We had lots of fun. We drew pictures of ways we could use the fruits of the Holy Spirit. We also read stories from the bible. We discussed the ways in which Jesus had behaved in the stories and wrote about how he had behaved and why.  We had a great day and made loads of new friends.

Confirmation Retreat 2015

Confirmation Retreat 2015

 

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Christmas Carol Video

Posted by EllenO On December - 19 - 2014

 

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Here we are playing our Christmas carols – Away in a Manger, The little Drummer Boy and Silent Night.

Merry Christmas to everyone and a Happy New Year.

 

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Football Training Video

Posted by Joseph On December - 15 - 2014

We play football on the pitch when it’s dry.  Earlier this year we trained with Eugene Lavin. He used to play Gaelic football with Mayo. We had lots of fun and learned about different skills. Eugene taught us how to use our weak side just as well as our strong side. We played matches as well as training. All of us are looking forward to the Mini-sevens, McCarthan Cup, Heaney Shield and the Cumann na mBunscol competitions. We have improved a lot and have lots of fun playing football.

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  1. Happy Christmas, all at gortskehy.