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

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.

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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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McCarten Cup and Heaney Shield 2010

Posted by Máistir Ó Beirn On July - 22 - 2010

The Boys’ and Girls’ Football Teams, 2010.

The Boys team who reached the final of the McCarten Cup.

The Boys’ team who reached the final of the McCarten Cup.

The Girls team who were narrowly beaten in the Heaney Shield Final after extra time.

The Girls’ team who were narrowly beaten in the Heaney Shield Final after extra time.

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Mayo Bounce-athon 2010

Posted by Máistir Ó Beirn On July - 20 - 2010

Our school took part in Bounce-athon ‘10 which aims to raise awareness of children with learning disabilities and to raise funds for Western Care Association’s childhood services throughout Mayo.  A Bouncing Castle was delivered to the school on Sports Day and a total of €363 was raised for a very worthy cause.

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Sports Day 2010

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Eco-Adventure Ireland School Tour 2010

Posted by Máistir Ó Beirn On July - 13 - 2010

Some pictures from the Senior Room School Tour 2010.

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Cycle Safety Competition

Posted by Máistir Ó Beirn On May - 8 - 2010

Westport Cycle Safety CompetitionRyan, Ellen and Diane were among 150 schoolchildren who pedalled their way through the streets of Westport on Thursday 6 May 2010 in a novel road safety campaign.

Each team was accompanied by a judge at the event in Westport and tested on a wide range of cycling abilities, as part of an initiative by Mayo County Council/Westport town Council and Mayo Garda Síochána. The young cyclists set about to form the longest cycling train in Ireland on the day also.

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Investigating Air Pressure as a Force

Posted by James On April - 23 - 2010
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Handling Electrical Components

Posted by Ciaran On April - 23 - 2010
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Environmental Awareness & Care

Posted by Máistir Ó Beirn On April - 22 - 2010

Identifying the interrelationship of the living and non-living elements of the local and other environments:

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Trip to W5, Belfast

Posted by Máistir Ó Beirn On March - 23 - 2010

As part of our 2010 Discovery Primary Science project we visited the W5 in Belfast.

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Playing with Percussion Instruments

Posted by Máistir Ó Beirn On March - 19 - 2010

A percussion instrument is any object which produces a sound by being hit with an implement, shaken, rubbed, scraped, or by any other action which sets the object into vibration.  In this video the pupils keep different beats with various percussion instruments.

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