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!
WORMS! WORMS! WORMS!
Check out our wormery in a recycled 5 Litre water bottle. We are not sure where they went to after the weekend though!!
The Junior Room explored the Oak tree behind our poly tunnel today and planted acorns
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.
We 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.
Proud to welcome in December, our local hurling hero, Galway All Star, Cathal Mannion to our school.
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'.
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
We 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.
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.
Aoife, from Dog's Trust, visited with informative workshops on keeping our dogs healthy and caring for them.
Thanks Aoife and Dog's Trust.
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.
Our Erasmus team have just returned from the final trip in this project. See how they got on on Poland's Baltic Coast. Follow the link here.
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.
Thank you Operation Transformation
See the article Eglish NS features in, written by Katherine Donnelly entitled 'Power of positive leadership on schools'.
YES. Our principal Siobhan Keenan Fitzgerald won the IPPN Leadership Award for 2017. See her own words here.
They even wrote a poem about it!
In January, we went on an Erasmus trip to Finland. It was an amazing educational experience and we had a lot of fun. Click on this link to see our adventure: Eglish NS visits Finland.
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.