Area 8 Mini 7’s Blitz 2019

Well done to our girls team who today were victorious in their Area 8 Mini 7’s Blitz in Charlestown, defeating
a combined Derrinabroc/Brusna NS, St.Attracta’s Ballaghadereen and an excellent Cloonlyon team in the Final.

This was a great team performance with all our panel members contributing and playing a huge part in our victory. Maith sibh go léir a chailiní.

Next up is a County Quarter Final against Bohola NS which will be played in the coming weeks. We wish the girls well as they prepare for this.

Well done also to our boys who despite losing their first game against Kilmovee NS progressed to the final of the Shield Competition. Here they were defeated by St.Attracta’s NS Ballaghadereen but can be so proud of their efforts and in particular their never say die attitude. Maith sibh lads!

A very special thank you and well done to Ms.McDonagh for all her hard work with our girls team. Also, a big thank you to all our parents and family members who cheered on our teams. Your support was much appreciated.

Finally many thanks to Mr.Bracken in Carracastle who organised today’s Blitz and to all at Charlestown GAA who deserve great credit for having their excellent facilities available to us.

East Mayo Cross Country 2019

Comhghairdeachas mór to the Boys and Girls from 3rd to 6th Class who earlier today participated in the East Mayo Cross Country Championships held at Swinford Golf Club.

We had participants in all four events: 3rd and 4th Class Girls & Boys followed by 5th & 6th Class Girls & Boys. We were thrilled with how our teams performed, each very competitive having prepared well over the past number of weeks.

A number of students finished very strongly. Síofra McGuinness, Emily Higgins and Clodagh Meehan all secured individual medals alongside one of our performances of the day from Dylan Pilcher who in the Third and Fourth Class Boys competition finished second after a magnificent run. These Athletes now progress to the County Finals in Belleek Ballina on Thursday next September 26th at 11am.
The most pleasing news of the morning came as the results were announced when we learned our two girls teams and our Junior Boys team had qualified from their respective events.

Our Third and Fourth Class Girls were silver medalists in their event with team members Kayleigh Casey, Amy Vesey, Roisín Gately and Laoise Meehan finishing very strongly having been lead home by Síofra and Emily. Our 5th and 6th Class Girls secured a Bronze Medal in their team event to join those who qualified as individuals. Here again we had super performances from the Clodagh as mentioned, Ava Casey,Grace Hunt,Aimee O’Hehir, Candice Mongan, Alisha Walsh, Ruby Mannion and Amy Frizzell. We also secured a Third Team to Ballina through our 3rd and 4th Class Boys, here Darragh Shryhane, Ethan Honeyman, James McCann, Eoin Kelly and Adam Hunt alongside the aforementioned Dylan Pilcher had fantastic runs, each giving their all and ensuring their team progressed to the County Finals. Again this was wonderful news as all the students worked very hard, battling right to the finish line. Many of these students were representing the school for the very first time and can be extremely proud of their efforts.

Well done also to all our Senior boys who despite not qualifying can be so proud of their efforts. All of the boys gave their very best. Maith sibh!

A final word of thanks to all the boys and girls who have given so much in preparation for today. It was amazing to see the children’s progress at all levels and show a great determination and eagerness to represent their school.

Long may it last! Finally a very special word of thanks to all the members of Swinford AC who helped organise todays event, it was a most enjoyable morning.

Green Schools / Active Flag Raising Ceremonies /Discover Primary Science and Maths Award

We had a wonderful afternoon at school on Thursday last celebrating our Seventh Green Flag renewal for Global Citizenship-Energy, our Active School Flag and our Discover Primary Science and Maths Award of Excellence.

Green School

This theme helped us discover how Green-Schools work has positively influenced people and environments worldwide while we revised our previous energy theme.

It was a great success. An afternoon of music and song with a few speeches thrown in along the way! Thankfully the weather was very kind to us. At the outset we must say a very special thank you to Ms.Delaney for all her hard work not alone on this renewal but indeed her commitment to the Green School programme over many years. She can be so proud of her hard-working and talented committee and indeed all the students in our school. Each of the children supported and worked so hard on this renewal. Fr Doherty had the honour of raising flag, we are very appreciative of all his support of our school and would like to congratulate and wish Fr John well on the recent Diamond Jubilee of his ordination.

Active Schools

We were thrilled recently to have been awarded Active School Status recognising our physically educated and active school community.Active schools programme has been hugely successful project this year in our school.We are very appreciative of our hard working committee, supporting parents and co-ordinating teachers Mrs Quinn, Ms.Sloyan, Ms.McDonagh and Ms.Durkin. We were also delighted to welcome past pupil Ella Brennan back to our school to raise our Active Flag. Ella is a member of the Mayo Senior Ladies panel preparing for their Connacht Senior Final replay.Ella is a great role model for the children in our school and county. We wish her every success for the Summer ahead!

Finally thank you also to all our wonderful teachers for their continued support as without them days like yesterday would not happen.Thank you also to our Parent Association who provided a lovely treat which everyone certainly enjoyed! We thank all the members sincerely for all their hard work today and throughout the year.

Discover Primary Science and Maths Award of Excellence

Huge congrats and thank you to Ms.Ruane and Mr.Clarke who successfully coordinated our Discover Primary Science and Maths Award submission. We received lovely feedback on our whole school efforts to promote STEM throughout our school involving young and old. This is the third year in succession that we have received this award. It is a fantastic initiative having a significant impact in all of our classrooms!

County Final Heartache!

Commiserations to our girls who were defeated earlier in their Cumann na mBunscol County Final at McHale Park losing out to an excellent Myna NS, Kilmeena.

While this evening may not have gone our way, we are so proud of each of the girls, of their determination, their never say die attitude and their willingness to give their all.

The girls have given us a fantastic year, winning their area in the Mini 7’s and reaching todays County Final. While understandably their was disappointment earlier they can be so proud of all they have achieved.

As the year ends a very special thank you to Ciarán McBrien and his team who always made the wonderful facilities at Charlestown GAA available for us. We as always sincerely appreciate this support.
Also, a very special word of thanks to all our supporters in McHale Park this evening, it was fantastic to have you with us especially when the going got tough. Finally, thank you to Mr.Rushe for all his time and hard word preparing the team so well.

Maith sibh a chailiní!

Good Luck Girls!

All that remains this evening is to wish our team the very best tomorrow evening in their County Final in McHale Park at 3.15pm. We are so proud of the girls and hope they each enjoy this very special occasion.

All support would be greatly appreciated. Go n-éirí libh!

Girls Reach the Cumann na mBunscol County Final!

Our Girls team were victorious earlier in their Cumann na mBunscol County Semi Final. They defeated Crossmolina N.S in a thrilling game.

A good start is half the battle and this was very true of the girls first half performance.However, Crossmolina were difficult opponents and they came right back at us in the second half. To the girls great credit they showed great composure and desire to finish the game strongly and ensure progression to the Final.

We would like to thank Crossmolina for a very sporting game.It was a great contest. We have a lot of work to do in the coming week to prepare for our Final which will take place on Monday June 10th at 3.15pm in McHale park against Myna NS Kilmeena.

Well done to all the girls who have trained very well throughout the year.Today was a great team effort. We have a good panel and it really is fantastic to see so many talented players pushing so hard to get a starting place.It is also great to see players taking up Gaelic Football for the first time. These girls are also a very important part of our panel and are making great progress.

Maith sibh a chailiní!

Reminder Final

St.Attracta’s NS v Myna Kilmeena Monday June 10th at 3.15pm in McHale Park.

Amy and Leanne visit St.Attracta’s

Amy & Leanne with our Active Schools Committee

We enjoyed a very special assembly this afternoon in the sun as we welcomed back our past pupils Amy Mahon and Leanne Duffy to our school.

Both girls have excelled in recent times on the sporting fields. Amy, representing the Irish U-15 Ladies Soccer Team who were victorious in the Bob Doherty Cup in Salou, Spain. She is also an important member of the Mayo Ladies U-16 team who are preparing for a Connacht Final this weekend against Galway. Leanne is the captain of the the Mayo U-18 (minor) ladies team, currently taking part in the Connacht Championship.

We are so proud of both Amy and Leanne and wish them both well for the season ahead. Maith sibh!

Ádh mór a chailíní!

Best of luck to all our ladies involved with the Charlestown U-10’s Girls who this morning travel to Croke Park as part of the Littlewoods Ireland GAA GoGames.

We hope all the girls, mentors, parents and supporters enjoy this very special day. Ádh mór a chailíní.

Great leaps: Does the length of our legs determine the height of our jumps?

Congratulations to the students of 5th and 6th Class who earlier displayed their excellent project ‘Great leaps: Does the length of your legs determine how high you can jump?’ at the Science Blast in the RDS Dublin

The project explored biomechanics and the science behind it. It looked at jumping in particular, how we can classify jumps and measure them effectively. It involved collectively engaging in/with a variety of scientific skills before establishing very interesting findings.

This was a real team effort, all of the students played a huge part in the success of the project, not alone in preparation but also in the confident manner they presented their work today. The children received many compliments and impressed the judges from whom they received wonderful feedback. They were rewarded with a beautiful trophy for their efforts.

We are so proud of each and every one of these students and indeed all our students throughout the school. They have set a wonderful example for all our younger students and proved that with hard work, determination, enthusiasm and confidence in their own abilities anything is possible.

We look forward to what the rest of the school year brings ….!

To conclude a special word of thanks to Ms.McDonagh and Mr.Rushe for all their hard work with Rang a Cúig agus a Sé with this project. We sincerely appreciate their continued hard work, talent and interest.

Finally thank you also to Ms.Durkan and Ms.Fitzgibbon for their support today and in the lead up to today’s exhibition. 5th and 6th Class were delighted that you were with them in Dublin!