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Jun 22 2017

Outdoor Sand Boxes

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Mrs Conway bought new outdoor sand boxes for the yard recently. Dermot Halligan made them. The 6th Class students do a rota so all children get to play in the sand. They also put the lids on the boxes at the end of every break. Have a look at our photostory!

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Jun 22 2017

Community Games

Well done  to these boys in Ms Quigley’s 3rd Class. They represented Drum/Clonown in Under 10s Gaelic in the Community Games last Saturday and won. Congratulations boys!

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Jun 22 2017

Minimus Trophy

Congratulations to Sarah Costello for winning the Minimus Trophy at Punchestown Racecourse last Sunday. This was for swimming, running and horse riding. Sarah came 1st on the girls team.  She came 5th overall on the boys and girls team. Sarah is in Mr Glennon’s class. 

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Jun 21 2017

Turoe Pet Farm

Published by under Infants,School News

The Infants had a brilliant time on their school tour in Turoe Pet Farm today. Ms Finn, Ms Browne, Ms O’Connell, Ms Glynn and Ms Egan went with them. The children were very well behaved all day. 

The buses arrived at Turoe Pet Farm at around 10 O’Clock this morning. The children had a snack before they went to play in an indoor play area. Then we all went on a long farm walk with Seán. He was a very nice and funny tour guide. The children got to feed and rub the animals. They all got to see the peacock spread his beautiful tail. Seán said he was doing this to impress the ladies! He also said that the Cornafulla children were very lucky to see the peacock’s tail beacause he refused to show it to other groups of children that were in Turoe the last two days. Seán said that this peacock will lose his tail soon and grow another one in January.

We went to see the wishing well. Gabriel threw in a coin and made a wish. He didn’t tell us what he wished for so hopefully his wish will come true!

The Infants sang the songs “Old MacDonald had a Farm” and “Row Row Row Your Boat” for Seán. He told the children a story about a crocodile. He then asked them questions about things he had told them on the farm walk. Seán was very impressed with their answers. 

The children got to play soccer and play in two playgrounds before they had their lunch. After lunch, they had great fun in The Inflatable City. They played in one of the playgrounds for another while. Everyone was tired on the bus journey home! Thanks to the staff at Turoe Pet Farm for a great day! Have a look at our photostory! 

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Jun 20 2017

School Tour

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All of the Infants are really looking forward to going to Turoe Pet Farm on their school tour tomorrow, Wednesday 21st June. All children need to be at school by 8:50. They will return to school at 14:45. Please read the notes that we sent home with the children.

Here is a photo that Karolina Wawrzyniak took of all the Junior Infants last year! (The present Senior Infants)

 

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Jun 15 2017

Thank you Liam

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We had a special assembly last week to say thank you to Liam for all his help, hard work and good humor.  When Liam and Margaret entered the gym, they were greeted with a rapturous applause from the children.

Fourth fifth and sixth class sang a very catchy song composed by Mrs. Connolly and coached by Ms. Dooley. They sang it with all their hearts and it was enjoyed by all….a real hit!

Have a look at some of our photos from our assembly and a few nostalgic pics also.

 

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Jun 15 2017

Active Week – Day 4

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We had another busy and active day here in Cornafulla. The two 2nd Classes and Ms Quigley’s 3rd Class enjoyed doing Rinka with Sandra and Dave.

Evan Conway worked with Ms Rigney’s 5th Class, Mr Keller’s 4th Class and the three Infant Classes today. The Infants played The Bean Game and beanbag games. Evan divided them up into teams. He showed them how to do the crab walk! Have a look at our photostory!

 

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Jun 14 2017

Active Week – Day 3

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WOW (Walk on Wednesday) took place this morning. Children from 1st Class upwards walked from Clann na nGael to school. Junior and Senior Infants walked around the school. Some parents walked to school aswell. Thanks to Orla Smith and Moira O’Brien for preparing all of the fruit for everyone. We also wish to thank Lennon’s Fruit and Vegetables for kindly sponsoring all of the fruit. We really appreciate it.

Evan Conway did Athletics with all of the classes today. He did lovely warm up activities and played fun games with the Infants. They loved playing “Ship to Shore” and “Sharks and Fishes.” They also really enjoyed the relay races. Thanks Evan!

4th, 5th and 6th Class students had their Soccer Blitz in the afternoon. Everyone will sleep well tonight!!!

 

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Jun 14 2017

Soccer Blitz (1st, 2nd and 3rd) and Buddy Time

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Ms Dooley took these photographs at the Soccer Blitz in Cornafulla yesterday afternoon. 1st, 2nd and 3rd Class children took part in this Soccer Blitz.

She also took these photos of the Junior Infants doing Buddy Time with her 6th Class students recently. Have a look at this photostory!

 

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Jun 13 2017

Active Week – Day 2

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Everyone enjoyed Day 2 of Active Week in Cornafulla today. Sandra and Dave came to our school. These two instructors work for Rinka in Monksland, Athlone. They worked with the three Infant classes and Ms Dunne’s 1st Class today. Sandra and Dave did fun activities with the children. They set up an obstacle course for them and did some Gymnastics with them. Sandra and Dave played a very funny game called Sheep Tag with the children. They all absolutely loved this game! The older classes will get to do Rinka on Thursday.

All of the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Class pupils had a Soccer Blitz in the afternoon.

Mrs Fitzgerald came into some of the classes to talk about healthy eating in the morning and in the afternoon. She gave booklets to the children and talked to them about the importance of bringing healthy lunches to school. Mrs Fitzgerald was delighted to hear that the children in Cornafulla are very good for drinking water and milk at school. In the afternoon, Mrs Fitzgerald invited some of the classes out to the courtyard. These children got to taste strawberries, oranges, peaches, peas, pineapple, etc. She bought all of the fruit in Lidl. Thanks to Mrs Fitzgerald, Ms O’Brien, Ms Madden, Ms Lennon, Ms Glynn and Ms Browne for preparing all the fruit for us!

   

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