Today we said a very fond farewell to our lovely Sixth Class.All children & teachers lined up to say goodbye. We will miss them and wish them the very best as they transition on to secondary school.
Three members of the Green Flag Committee – Cara, Adam & Oscar were presented with our third Green Flag on behalf of the school in a lovely ceremony in the Galway Bay Hotel today. Great day was had by all.
Liam Plower and Adam Dolan from 6th class here! We have been checking the energy meter every day for the past four weeks. For the last two weeks we have found that the average was 192.5 kW per day. We found that the highest day was 468 kW Due to the building of the new prefab and due to the Halloween holidays but now the usage has gone back to the average. Keep up the good work and keep saving energy.
Here Are Some Fun Facts On Energy
1. Every time you open the fridge door approximately 30 % of the cold air escapes. This leads to a higher electricity bill.
2. Approximately 75% of electricity used to power home electronics is consumed while the products are off. Keep appliances unplugged when it is not in use.
Fifth and Sixth Class had great fun over the last few weeks constructing in art. Their task was to create something from World War II. We had everything from Anne Frank’s house to fighter jets to a scene from “The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas”. Well done to all!
Carrabane National School took part again this year in the Naomh Breandan Credit Union Quiz 2017. One of the 6th class teams came first and will go on to compete in the County Finals in March. A 4th class team came in 3rd place. Congratulations to all of the teams who participated in the quiz. You were terrific!
Congratulations and well done to all our staff and pupils who helped our school achieve the Digital School of Distinction Award. This award recognises excellence in the use of technology in primary schools. Ciaran Cannon TD and Brendan Smyth from NUIG presented the award to Ms Kelly our ICT co-ordinator and some of our pupils on Tuesday June 28th.
On Tuesday March 15th we celebrated Proclamation Day 2016. On a beautiful morning all our pupils and staff commemorated the centenary of the 1916 Easter Rebellion. We gathered in front of the school where pupils read the proclamation, spoke about the seven leader of the rising and played Amhrán na Bhfiann. The Irish Flag was raised by the youngest and oldest pupils. Here are some photos from our Proclamation Day 2016:
Thursday, 3rd December
As part of the Ireland 2016 State Commemoration Programme our school received a special visit from the defence forces on Thursday December 4th. Lieutenant Paul Dunne from the Athlone Barracks visited our school. He presented the school with the National Flag and also a copy of the 1916 Proclamation. Lieutenant Dunne delivered a pack to our school containing a booklet on how to care for the National Flag, information on the Ireland 2016 Programme and a poster of Amhrán na Bhfiann. Lieutenant Dunne had an excellent question and answer session with the pupils about the National Flag and army life in general. A pupil from 6th class read the fourth paragraph of the proclamation to the group. The National Flag and Proclamation were presented to pupils from Junior Infants. 6th class played the National Anthem on the tin whistle. We have been busy learning about our National flag and the 1916 rising in preparation for this special visit.