We had our usual pancake feast on Pancake Tuesday with the children enjoying their pancakes with a mix of their favourite toppings. 6th class did a great job of hosting the event.
Our school has been taking part in the Food Dudes Healthy Eating Programme. We have received deliveries of fresh fruit and veg. to our school and won many Food Dude prizes for eating more fruit and veg. We are going to keep eating fruit and veg at lunch time to win certificates.
We had Grandparents Day on Tuesday 19th Feb in the school. We had prayers from the children and Fr. Michael Byrnes P.P. It was great to meet the Grandparents of the children and we had a cuppa afterwards. It was a lovely morning.
The Senior Room took the egg challenge. Given certain items, they had to design a jacket for an egg. Ms. Ryan then dropped each teams egg from a height. The successful team had to ensure their egg did not break. We had one team out of four that won the challenge.
Sixth class with Ms Watson held a cake sale to raise money for our school resources. They did a great job.
Anne and Cormac came to talk to us form Portumna Fire Station about the dangers of fire in the home. We learned many safety precautions. We received a Membership Certificate as we completed the fire safety day with the Fire & Rescue Service and completed the Safety Team safety homework.
Again this year the Christmas Hamper Draw was a big success; it took part on the 21st of December. Thanks to all who brought in items to fill them and who bought lines to raise money for the school resources. Congratulations to all the winners.
The children in the Junior Room had a party for Zeke for his last day in Gortanumera school. We wish him all the best in the future.
On the 12th and 13th of December the Junior and Senior Rooms performed their Nativity plays for their parents and families. The Junior Room performed “It’s a Baby” where a weary innkeeper was about to embark on the glorious journey to Bethlehem. The Senior Room performed “Are we nearly there yet?” Where Mary and Joseph […]
Congratulations to Sarah Madden, Anna Fahy, Oisín Kiely, Zeke Black, Allie Callanan, Tara Madden, Kate Geraghty and Samuel Madden who were winners in the Portumna Library Children’s Book Week competition. Well done to all who participated in the competition.