Senior Room - Gurraneasig NS

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The Senior Room participated in the schools recent Art Project with the artist Sarah O'Brien.  
The Project was titled "Drawing Walks".

The walks took the children to Howe Strand. En route they stopped and engaged in experimental drawing techniques. Drawing with their eyes closed, drawing with their non dominant hand and were asked to draw what they heard.
Each group varied depending on their age and ability.
When at Howe Strand the children were encouraged to explore and collect and assemble their own objects to draw and begin to consider their objects for the material value and textures.
The workshops touched on the areas such as audio sensory, tactile, fine motor, gross motor and cultivated the imagination and language.

Gurraneasig NS Debating team met worthy opponents St Mary's NS Rosscarberry on 26 April 2016 in Rosscarberry.

It was an interesting debate on whether Water Conservation is a priority for Ireland.

The proposition in Gurraneasig NS won the debate and are now through to the Semi Finals.

Well done to all participants and to their teachers who helped them prepare.

Courtmacsherry Children’s 1916 Project

4 local schools took part in the St. Patrick’s Festival project for national schools. The committee wishes to thank the staff and children of Barryroe, Timoleague, Kilbrittain and Gurraneasig schools for their commitment to the project and for the inspirational and thought-provoking work which was displayed in the Community Centre. Congratulations to all the winners and well done to all who took part.

Overall winner in each school:
Cormac McCarthy, Barryroe N.S. for his project on Eamonn DeValera
Claire Murphy, Timoleague N.S. for her project on Eoin MacNeill
Adam Warner, Kilbrittain N.S. for his poem “”Pulling the trigger” from the perspective of a firing squad soldier.
Lucy Carter, Gurraneasig N.S.  for her artwork – “Pádraig Pearse reading the Proclamation in front of the GPO”

Best entry “as Gaeilge”:
Max Riome, Gurraneasig N.S.  for his prose “Ba í an bhlian 1916 (remembering all those who died in 1916)

Duais speisialta (Special prize)
Timoleague N.S. for the book on Máire Ní Shíthe

Special merit awards:
Thomas Dodd, Gurraneasig N.S.: Prose on child growing up during the Rising
James Deasy, Timoleague N.S.: Project on Sean Heuston
Kacper Najdzionski, Timoleague N.S.: Project on Ned Daly
Shay O’Brien, Kilbrittain N.S.:  Poem “Hell in the GPO”
Gavin Sweetnam, Barryroe N.S.:  Artwork – “James Connolly”
Claire Tobin, Barryroe N.S.:  Artwork – “GPO on Fire”

The Concern Primary Debate was held in the Gaelscoil, Kinsale on Thursday 25 February 2016.

Gurraneasig NS  6th class team are the very proud & worthy winners.

The Senior Room had a great day out at the Spikeball Blitz in Ballincollig on February 9th.

Great team work by all!

Well done.

We really enjoyed our French day in School

Halloween talent show

Halloween we love it

The boys and girls are really enjoying Tennis this term. Alan is really enthusiastic and passionate about the game. We look forward to Tennis tuition every Wednesday morning and so far the weather has been perfect.

Some of the Senior Room learing how to play the spoons!

The senior room participated in a Sciath na Scol blitz in Leap
a Spikeball blitz in Skibbereen

Great effort was put into projects this term..wonderful presentation skills by the children...
Lecturers in the making!

Well done Gurraneasig NS and all involved in spike ball this year. We had great fun playing this game and look forward to the summer months to perfect our skills.

We made the quarter final of the Munster championships!!

We are current West Cork champions so we are very proud !!

The Senior Room are really enjoying getting table tennis lessons every Wednesday morning

6th and 5th class picked reeds and had a lovely  time making St. Bridgid's crosses

Gurraneasig N.S - West Cork SpikeBall Champions 2015

On Tuesday the 27th of January all the students from 5th and 6th class travelled with Mr. McCarthy and Mr. Murray to Bandon Grammar School to take part in the West Cork SpikeBall School championships. The children were very excited about this tournament as they had been training very hard and were excelling at this game which requires a lot of skill in areas such as communication, awareness and accuracy.
They were a credit to themselves the way they behaved and went about their business.
One of our teams “Gurraneasig Pythons” topped their group and got to the semi finals where they narrowly lost. Our other team “Gurraneasig Seals” defeated Innishannon in the final and won the West Cork Championships. They will be going forward to the county finals on the 10th of March in Cork City. Well done Gurraneasig NS and all involved on the day. A big 'Thank You' to the parents who so generously drove and collected our girls and boys..It was a very enjoyable day one that will live long in the memory.

Italy Project

5th and 6th class did some excellent research for their projects on Italy.   The children worked in groups, pairs and some did their own project on something Italian, e.g. The Leaning Tower of Pisa, Venice or the Renaissance.   Some very informative and colourful projects were created and presented confidently by the children.

Food Dudes 2014

5th & 6th class are taking part in the 'Food Dudes' tasting days.   The children are tasting various fruit & veg items.
Healthy Body  - Healthy Mind!

The Senior Room students made the most gorgeous pizzas for lunch this week (Tuesday 18th Nov 2014) which were enjoyed by all (including the staff) and appreciated by everyone.

Well done !!  

(a fabulous taste of MORE!!)

5th & 6th Class
Science Week 2014

The Senior Room pupils had great time with their experiments with some amazing results!!

The class participated in the Childline Cheerio's Breakfast Morning

Making Sherbet

5th & 6th class took part in a fun science lesson last Friday.   They participated in an experiment in the science lab where they witnessed a simpe chemical reaction :- mixing Citric Acid with Soda-Bicarbonate. They saw how the fizz happened and they went on to make their own batch of sherbet.

Congratulations to the winner of the '' Act of Kindness award for September !!!
Well Done!

5th & 6th class took part in an Orienteering event around Gurraneasig National School.   A lovely day was had in the September sun.   Some great team work was displayed!   Here are some pictures of the day.

These are some Senior Room images from last year.   

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