Term 3 Attendance Awards

Congratulations to Grace, Isabelle and Ruben who had full attendance for Term 3. Well done for making every day count.

Abbvie STEM Regional Winners 2024

We were absolutely delighted to receive the news that were are the West/North West Regional winners of the Abbvie STEM prize 2024. We welcomed the team from Abbvie to our school yesterday and they delivered the wonderful news. They judges were blown away by our amazing project “The Deflector Collector”. We worked on the project with Mr Fallon in Term 2. It is an invention that aims to defect and collect rubbish from our rivers/waterways to reduced litter and pollution entering the ocean. We look forward to welcoming Scentist Phil in September for a science workshop as part of the prize. Thank you Abbvie for giving us this wonderful opportunity. We look forward to seeing ourselves in The Mayo News, The Connaught Telegraph and The Irish Times. Visit the gallery for more photos from the day and of our project in an earlier post.

A Run/Walk in the Sun 2024!

Well done to the senior room pupils who completed the end of year run/walk yesterday. It was a beautiful sunny day and we really enjoyed being out in the fresh air. Our new route took us up the Claddy Road. We look forward to many more runs up this road in the future. Well done everyone.

Kilmaine Blitz

Well done to the boys and girls who travelled to Kilmaine on Saturday for the blitz. This is the first time it has been held since 2019. We have had great success in this blitz over the years and this week was no different. The boys and girls played brilliantly together and won the Ernestine Walsh shield. Congratulations on another great win this year. thank you to Martin and Pat for looking after the teams on the day and to all the parents, brothers and sisters who travelled to support . It was a great day out. Pop over to the gallery for more photos.

Grandparent’s Chat Book Launch

We are so thankful to Harry and Shauna for representing the school at the launch of the Grandparent’s Chat book. We took part in this project earlier in the year. the senior room pupils interviewed a grandparent and wrote a piece after the interview. These were collected from all pupils and published in a book along with entries from other local schools. We were honoured to be part of the initiative. Harry and Shauna both read their pieces at the book launch. They were delighted to meet Michael Ring on the day. A hue thank you to Gemma Hensey and her colleagues for organsing this fantastic project. Pop over to the gallery for more photos.

Pat Cox Hurling Blitz

We had a great day at the Pat Cox hurling blitz today in Westport. The boys and girls played really well against the three teams in their group- Brackloon, Lankill and Knockrooskey winning 2 out of 3 games. We did not make it to the final nut really enjoyed the experience. A huge thank you to Joe and Kim for organising the blitz and to Gary Hayes for helping our team on the day.

New Junior Infant Morning

We welcomed our 6 incoming junior infants to the school this week for a few hours with Ms. Hester. The boys and girls did some beautiful colouring, played with toys, listened to a story and even got a tour of the school. We look forward to welcoming Aaron, Daisy, Luke, Richie, Sive and Tommie. to Carrakennedy on 28th August for their first day of Big school. We hope you have many happy years in our school. Pop over to the gallery to see what they got up to on their visit!

End of Year Celebration 2024

We had a lovely celebration on Thursday to bid farewell to our wonderful 6th class pupils – Anna, Aoife, David, Ethan, Lauren, Lucy and Ryan. They have been a super sixth class and we will miss them dearly next year. We would like to wish them the very best for the years ahead. We also celebrated our amazing duo in 2nd class- Evie and James who graduated from the junior room and are ready for the challenge of the senior room. Ms. McPaul is very excited to welcome you both in next September. Our 3 Senior infants also celebrated the end of their 2 year Aistear programme. They were presented with their scrapbooks of memories from their time in junior and senior infants. The junior room treated us to some beautiful singing and the senior room children performed some great music on their ukuleles ending the year on a high. Well done and thank you to our wonderful parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles who came to celebrate with us. Pop over to the gallery to see more photos from the celebration.

Emerald Park School Tour

The senior room had an absolutely brilliant day at Emerald Park on Monday. We had some very brave children who rode on the Cú Chulainn, Na Fianna Force, The Quest, Dino Dash, Flight School and not forgetting the carousel. We were bleed with the weather and were thrilled we did not have to wait in long queues for the rides. It was such an amazing adventure. Well done to all pupils who represented the school so well on the day.

Trip to Clare Island

The whole school had a fantastic day on Clare Island last Friday. We are extremely thankful to Clare Island for inviting us again this year. The Junior room had a busy day playing games, visiting the playground and building sandcastles on the beach whilst the senior room played in the football blitz. Congratulations to our team for winning the Roger Casement cup for a second year in a row. We are so proud of you all. We look forward to this day again next year.

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