October, 2017

Monthly - October, 2017
Tag Rugby blitz

4 teams from 5th and 6th class attended a really fun Tag Rugby blitz against 2 other teams from Northampton in St. Colman’s Park last Monday. It was organised by Nicole our Tag Rugby coach. The smiles and red faces afterwards showed that every pupil enjoyed the blitz and we were kindly treated to refreshments …

Garda 7s Gaelic Football competition.

On Friday 20th of Oct 10 pupils from 6th class played in the Garda 7s Gaelic Football competition. We had 2 tough matches in our Group and lost those but we were obviously saving the best ’till last! We went on to the ‘Runners Up’ category and had blistering performances in our last 2 matches. …

Cooking up a storm in Junior Infants

‘We were busy in Junior Infants today making ghastly ghosts for Halloween. We made the white icing using icing sugar and hot water (which teacher pored as we are very clever and know not to touch boiling water). Once the mixture was made we spooned this onto our biscuits and added eyes and a mouth …

Credit Union Art Competition

‘The boys and girls in Junior Infants were Artists last week. We went to the art room in Gort National School and created masterpieces for the Credit Union Competition under the heading ‘inspiration’. First the children thought about and drew with a pencil their inspiration. Next they painted their creation using many different colours. You …

Gort NS Sponsored Walk

‘Hip Hip Hooray, we went on our sponsored walk today!! The boys and girls in 6th class were the best buddies for us Junior Infants during our sponsored walk. We had a long way to go and were very conscious of being seen so we wore our high visibility vests on this walk. We walked …

Aistear Areas in Junior Infants

‘Maria Montessori says that “play is the work of the child”. Play is essential to a child’s development be it socially, emotionally, intellectually and physically. With this in mind, the boys and girls in Junior Infants in Gort national school partake in Aistear every morning. For the month of September and October the theme is …

Hurling and Camogie blitz

A very enjoyable, non competitive hurling and camogie blitz was organised by the Transition Year pupils in Gort Community School on Wed 11th of October. The weather thankfully cleared up and pupils from 5th and 6th class had a great day. They were even treated to lunch in the school canteen.

Active Week Sept 25th-29th.

What a great week we had for our Active Week Sept 25th-29th. We had 2 different agendas, one for Junior Infants to 2nd class in the Convent building and the other for 3rd to 6th on the Tubber Road. It has given us a great boost to the new school year and many classes are …

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