A reminder of Erasmus Trips

As we begin a new school year we remember to look back at the memories and learning our Erasmus Projects have brought us. Watch our videos on youtube to get a flavour of what these European collaborations mean to us. 

Eager Readers

Remember to keep reading throughout the summer. We will restart our Eager Readers Club again when we return to school. Dr Suezz says “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.”. 

Learning at Home

It's been very strange but we have all been learning at home since March 12th 2020 because of the Corona Virus. We have been sharing stories on Zoom every week, showing our teamwork. We have been working on our school books, displaying leadership as we show our parents what to do! We have spent lots of time playing and helping out at home, showing our empathy. We have learned lots of new things. We have used our creative packs full of paper, colours, glue etc.. to express our creativity. 
We haven't forgotten our Changemaker Pillars - Creativity Empathy Leadership Teamwork. 

Competition Winners

Congratulations to our two competition winners, Philip and Rachel with their persuasive letters to Minister Harris.
Creation of the Month

Amazing contributions from the students again this month. Lots of unique designs, made with recycled materials. Maith sibh.

STEPS - Work with an engineer for a day

The senior room were delighted to welcome an engineer to the classroom to learn first hand the interesting projects they work on. See some of what we learned here.  The Engineers Ireland STEPS programme, funded by the SFI Discover Programme is a not-for-profit strategic outreach programme that promotes interest and awareness in engineering as a future career to school students through a portfolio of projects. 

Farmyard in your Schoolyard

The squeals of excitement could be heard all around Eglish today as Farmyard in your Schoolyard rolled in. Goats, sheep, guinea pigs and 'Big Red' the rooster kept us entertained for hours. Thanks so much. We are delighted to support local business.

Primary Language Curriculum

Junior Room are working hard with the new Primary Language Curriculum. This month we are working on vocaubulary, phonics, phonological awareness and early writing and reading skills. PHEW! No wonder we are tired in the evening. 

Fisheries Workshop

The senior room were delighted to welcome Inland Fisheries Ireland for an enlightening workshop about the rivers and waterways around us. This is part of the 'Something Fishy' programme. 

Fresh Air Club Continues

Have you heard about the new outdoor education experience offered at Eglish Ns under Forest School Principles. We call it Fresh Air Club and it's serious fun!IMG_4763.JPG



Check out our wormery in a recycled 5 Litre water bottle. We are not sure where they went to after the weekend though!!

Exploring our Oak Tree

The Junior Room explored the Oak tree behind our poly tunnel today and planted acorns

Fresh Air Club

Our Fresh Air Club is up and running for the Spring Term. Based on the principles of Forest School our children are learning all about our extensive school grounds and the flora and fauna that we share it with. All that and we are also having a lot of fun. 

Planning for a Better Tomorrow

IMG_4775.JPGWe are so excited to have had the opportunity to create a better future for the generations of children who will attend Eglish NS. We have planted 100 trees for you. Though they are small now, they, like dreams, will grow and flourish. Sincerest thanks to each and every family who came to plant trees in this special event.

We've done it again. Our newest Irish play 'An Cailín Nua' has brought even more success to our school, winning all the county competitions for best play from an English speaking school outside the Gaeltacht. All the pupils of Eglish Ns from 1st to 6th class were involved in this creative drama set in our very own school 'Scoil na hEaglaise'. Watch this space to find out when we are performing again.

Luke Ming Flanagan visited our school to talk to us about his role as an MEP.  He also spoke to us about his schooldays and our bogs.  He answered our students' many questions and inspired our students with his answers. Our students sang 'Galway Bay' proudly for him and also delighted him with the song 'Somewhere in Europe'.

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I did not expect to leave so soon

All the time in Eglish, I was over the moon.

The new skills gained I can never measure

The friends I have gained I will forever treasure

The support I've been given

It made me more driven

To achieve my best

And forget the rest.

I have blossomed to a beautiful rose

And now I strike a confident pose.

I wish to thank you from the bottom of my hear

How all in Eglish has helped give me a fantastic start.

Thank you Courtney and we wish you well in your new school

Head Gardener 2017

image1.jpgWe are delighted to announce one of our Senior Infants as Head Gardener 2017. With tireless work, he weeded, planted, moved and made sure the sensory garden and the polytunnel were in ship shape for our end of year celebrations.  Well Done

Young pupils of Eglish NS prepare the recycled fence of the sensory garden for a creative lift. 


Principal and Deputy receive their certificate for completion of the Forbairt leadership training provided by the PDST. datscgfwsaamqp-.jpg

GO Games

The Middle and Senior Room Students are delighted to meet up with children from local schools in the Go Games Series. Thanks to Ger for organising.

Dog's Trust

Aoife, from Dog's Trust, visited with informative workshops on keeping our dogs healthy and caring for them.

We learned 

  • Chocolate is like poison to Dogs
  • Use the X Factor if a dog is jumping up on you and you don't like it
  • Use 'Safe hands' when approaching a dog 

Thanks Aoife and Dog's Trust.

Local Nature Walk

We visited Bannerton's Woods to see the carpet of bluebells last week. We sat in silence and heard the beautiful birdsong and buzzing insects.image31.jpegimage51.jpeg

Teachers in Residence

Ms Moore has been taking part in the Teachers in Residence with Curum at NUIG and together with the Senior Room pupils we have been learning all about Parkinsons' Disease and the medical devices that can be used to treat it. Check out the jelly brain and simple equipment we used to study how to make medical devices.


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From music, to jokes, plays, hurling skills, football skills, singing, poetry and dancing, Eglish NS' students showed that they definitely have talent at the Christmas Talent Show on December 14th.

Flower Arranging

As part of our Japanese focus (with the Rugby World Cup hosts in mind) the school worked on the Japanese art of flower arranging - Ikenbana.

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Flower Arranging

As part of our Japanese focus (with the Rugby World Cup hosts in mind) the school worked on the Japanese art of flower arranging - Ikenbana.

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