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Helen of Troy

Helen of Troy

We were learning about the legend of Helen of Troy today. We imagined we had had been chosen to hide in the wooden horse. We wrote about what it would have been like. 
We illustrated our pictures.

Parkes Castle 2017

4th Class recently visited our local Castle Parkes Castle. We learned a bit about the background of the castle and its inhabitants over the years before our tour. This helped us understand what we were to see on our trip. The tour was fascinating as always. We had a wonderful tour guide who gave us all a very detailed history of the castle, its
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Our School’s History – Stations!

Our School’s History – Stations!

Old roll books, copies from the 1960s, old photographs, primary school certificates, tape recorders and powder paint…. These are just some of the artefacts we had the opportunity to examine during our history stations!
We read about a boy called John who attended our school in the 1960s who dreamed of becoming a pilot, we wonder … Continue reading Our School’s History – Stations!

Fun with Fionn

We really enjoyed learning all about Fionn MacCumhail, the Salmon of Knowledge and the Fianna in 3rd Class. We recreated some of our favourite scenes from the stories. ” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”ASC” returns=&…

Climate Action Project

Climate Action Project

This October Clontuskert will represent Ireland in an international Climate Action Project.
Fact: Our climate is changing! This is not a hoax! For this inspiring global project 250 schools over 64 countries will collaborate on climate change topics over the … Continue reading

Our History Time Lines

Our History Time Lines

We created our own personal Timelines in History this week. You can see more of them by clicking on the link.

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Visitors from National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Visitors from National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Today we hosted visitors from Singapore in Clontuskert; Mr Sherwin Cheng, Mr Alvin Lim, Miss Tan Ming Ming, Mr Muhammad Farizal and Dr Zoe Boon.

The group are Vice-Principals from Singapore who are currently participants of the Leadership in Education Programme … Continue reading

Vikings

We have been learning about the Vikings in History.
We have learned that they were fierce warriors that came to Ireland from Scandinavia in their longboats.
During Art we made Viking helmets and designed figureheads for Viking longboats.
We are going to finish our helmets by painting them! … Continue reading Vikings

Visit to Clontuskert Abbey: The Priory of St. Mary

Visit to Clontuskert Abbey: The Priory of St. Mary

Today 3rd to 6th class went to Clontuskert Abbey, with Joe Molloy. We wanted to learn about our local heritage. 
The Abbey is formally know as the Priory of St. Mary. It was built in 1180 and has been changed and … Continue reading

SnaG 2017 Mr Harrington’s 5th Class

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