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

4th Class Trip to the Library

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Today 4th class visited Athlone Library to listen to a talk given by children’s author and illustrator, Alan Nolan. Alan was born in Dublin and he has written and illustrated many books and comics for children and grown-ups, including Fintan’s Fifteen, Conor’s Caveman and the Murder Can Be Fatal series.

Alan told 4th class all about his life and what it is like to be an author and illustrator of children’s books. He discussed his books, how he writes and illustrates them and his plans for future books. He also gave the children a demonstration on how to draw one of his most popular characters from his books. 4th class were encouraged to draw their own interpretation of the character and they created some brilliant drawings. 

Everyone really enjoyed the talk and demonstration and Alan even signed the classes pictures before they left!!

We would like to say a big thank you to Alan Nolan and Athlone Library for organising the talk.


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Jun 13 2017

Rugby Blitz-4th, 5th & 6th Class

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Yesterday, boys and girls from 4th, 5th and 6th class travelled to Buccaneers Rugby Club to take part in a full contact rugby blitz. All three of the classes have been taking part in contact rugby training for the past number of Wednesday’s with Connacht Rugby Youth Development Officer, Charlie Cooper. All three teams did really well, winning some matches, scoring lots of tries and making some crunching tackles! Well done to all the players involved!!


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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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Jun 12 2017

Junior and Senior Infants Soccer Blitz

It is Active School Week in Cornafulla this week. Ms O’ Connell organised a Soccer Blitz for the Junior and Senior Infants this afternoon.

Sarah Ryan was the manager for Team A. Aine O’ Connor was the manager for Team B. Hope Glynn was the manager for Team C and Niamh McTeague was the manager for Team D. Niall Flynn and Eoghan McManus were the referees. The teams played 5 minutes aside. 

Some of the Infants did some activities to keep fit. It was a very enjoyable afternoon. Thanks Ms O’ Connell!

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Jun 07 2017

Active Week

We are all looking forward to active week next week. We’ll be trying out lots of new games and activities…

This is our timetable.

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Jun 06 2017

Well done Donnacha!

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Donnacha won a medal for karate at the weekend!

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Jun 02 2017

Online Payments

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We have our online payments system up and running and can now accepts payments online for school tours and next years book rental.

The links below explain how to set up your online payment account. You can then view any charge(s) against your child/children and make payments online. Some parents have set up their account using this document to explain the process and the feedback has been very positive!

The document is in both Microsoft word and PDF format so we hope you can access a version of it. If you have any difficulty opening the document please contact the school and we can print it for you. 

We are delighted to have this facility and hope it will become our primary method of receiving payments.

Users first logon DataBiz Online Payments  PDF Version

Users first logon DataBiz Online Payments  Microsoft Word Version



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May 31 2017

Best of Luck Liam!!!

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Today was Liam’s last day working in Cornafulla NS. He gave a box of sweets to every class. Ms Lennon made a lovely cake and buns for Liam and the rest of the staff. There will be a special assembly for Liam on Wednesday 7th June.

The Infants will be gone home for this assembly so we had our own gathering in Ms O’ Connell’s classroom this afternoon. Ms O’ Connell asked the children what work does Liam do. They said he takes care of the school, knocks down the balls for them, cuts the grass, looks after the plants and flowers, fixes things, etc. The children think Liam is busier than the teachers! Ms O’ Connell’s Junior Infants, Ms Finn’s Senior Infants and Ms Egan’s Senior Infants made a special book for Liam. Niamh Lennon presented this book to him. He said that he will read it the next day it is raining!

We all will really miss Liam. He was always so nice to the staff and the children. Liam helped us all at some stage over the years. Best of luck Liam! Thanks for everything!


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