Junior Painter of the Year Awards 2016

On Thursday April 7th Cian, Dominick and Tiernan travelled to the finals of the Sightsavers Junior Painter of the Year awards. They were presented with the awards for being Regional Winners for Connacht/Ulster. The National Overall Winners were announced on the day and while we weren’t in the top three this year, we were delighted to be there. The standard was extremely high and well done to everyone who was part of the day!

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The Junior Painter of the Year Awards were filmed by UTV Ireland for the Ireland Live news


They were also filmed by RTE News 2day and here is the link to Mondays episode

RTE News 2 Day Junior Painter of the Year 2016

Well done boys, we are very proud of you all and your great acheivements! Congratulations also to Aoibheann who was a runner up and recieved a special merit certificate on the day.

First Week Done!

Welcome back everybody and we are delighted to say we have our first week of 2015-2016 done already! A lovely 3 day week to ease us in is just the job!!! A big welcome to our new pupils, Anna, Mikey, Eva and Tiernan, we hope you will all have a lovely time in Cloghans Hill NS and we are all very happy to have you here.

A big welcome also to Mrs McGing our new Resource teacher who will be with us 3-4 days a week and  to our shared learning support teacher Antoinette who joins us every Monday and is shared with Cloughanover NS.

Our first week saw us all settle back and get to know our new pupils, learn and relearn all the school rules and we have almost completed  a great chunk of work already!  Our windows have been decorated to an expert standard  in anticipation of Mayo’s All Ireland Semi Final clash with Dublin on Sunday! Its over to the boys now I know we don’t want to be taking the pictures next week!!! fingers crossed and UP MAYO!

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Well done on a great first week everybody I have a little feeling 2015-2016 is going to be the best yet!

A little bit of good news to share also, our school blog has been nominated in the Blog Ireland Awards 2015 and we are delighted to learn we have made the Longlist. We are joined there by some amazing blogs so fingers and toes crossed we can make the shortlist which is announced just next week!!!!


Mathletes All Ireland Finalists 2015 Top 3 Schools Finish

2015-All-ireland-FINALISTS-Announced_compressedWe are delighted to have been announced as one of the final three schools in the All Ireland Online Mathletes Challenge. We dont know yet if its a gold, silver or bronze position for us but we are just thrilled to have made the top three in our very first year of the competition. Well done to Shakira, to Nora and to Tiernan on all their hard work, now its time to get the rewards and enjoy a day out in Dublin for the awards ceremony and the big announcement which we see one school crowned All Ireland Champions 2015. Best of luck to our near neighbours over the border in Galway,  Milltown NS and to St Joesphs Clinstown in Co. Kilkenny who are in the top 3 with  us!