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The children had great fun on the last day before Mid-Term, celebrating Halloween with scary dress up, fun & games.

The children enjoyed a wonderful day with Heritage Expert Micheal Burke.

Gurraneasig NS is awarded the Amber Flag!

The children said: "Our school deserves the Amber Flag because we are like a family, we don't bully, we can talk about how we feel and we do lots of things for our mental health which is just as important as our physical health."

Big thank you to all the children, teachers and parents who helped us win this important flag!

Just 3 days, 17 kids,
a pony and a pig !!

On Saturday 9th April The Park Cinema, Clonakilty was buzzing with excited little starlets in anticipation of seeing themselves up on the big screen. Gurraneasig National School, premiered a double bill of their 'fruit' themed westerns that they have written and filmed at the school with the children over the last couple of years. First up was the 'Banana Bandits' about a reckless pair of bank robbing bananas, which won Best Comedy at the West Cork Fís Film Festival 2015, followed by 'The Perilous Pear' a thrilling adventure about an outlaw pear...and a some seriously angry wasps, a hungry pig and perky pony! It was a fantastic morning and a great opportunity for the children to see all their hard work from script to screen. These projects are all part of the 'Film in Schools' initiative designed to introduce the medium of film as a support to the Revised Primary School Curriculum.

The pupils of the Senior & Middle Room participated in  the

South Coast Table Tennis Schools League
Tue February23rd
Sáile, Kinsale

The teams played fantastic games and came home the

Boys Division 1 Winners
Boys Divion 2 Runners up.

Well done to all  who participated.

The pupils had a visit from the Heritage Expert Calvin Jones who dealt with garden birds

The pupils held their Cheerios Breakfast Morning on Friday Oct 9th and raised €121 to support ISPCC Childline.

Well done everyone!!

Gurraneasig has some lovely walks and we like to explore

Congratulations to our Student Council 2015/2016.

We have the utmost faith in each one of you that you will act as trustworthy liaison officers between staff and students.

We know you will be good team players, good communicators and of course excellent listeners.

We wish you well and look forward to working towards common goals to benefit our School.

A visit from Mr. Declan Murphy and his two friends from Nepal was a real treat last Thursday. We really enjoyed the stories about Nepal and the great work his organisation "Just One" do for the street children of Kathmandu. We will be keeping this charity close to our hearts over the years ahead. The children asked many varied and interesting questions and were motivated by our guests who once grew up on these streets of Kathmandu

The last few weeks of the summer term is always a busy time of the year.  Some of our photos will show you what we have been doing.  We successfully represented the school at the West Cork Fís Filim Festival and at the Cork Primary School sports in CIT.   We went on our School tour, enjoyed surfing lessons down on Howe strand, had Goats to visit from Bóthar and  enjoyed a fun sports evening & 6th Class graduation.

We also had a visit from Cork football Tomás Clancy who cut the ribbon on raising our Active School & Green Flag.

Crab football & Penalties against the Principal were just some of the activities undertaken by the pupils during our active schools week.

The pupils had a great day at Cork Primary School Sports
in its new venue of CIT Cork
on Wednesday June 10th 2015.

The children really enjoyed their first day of Surfing this morning at Howe Strand.  We are so lucky to have this beach so close to our school. The children can't wait for next Friday morning.!!

Lusitania 100 -Commemoration on Howe Strand

As a school,  at Howe strand we marked the centenary of the sinking of the Lusitania .
We discussed this with the children, read out poems, said a prayer and had a minute silence by the waters edge.
At 2.10pm we released Lusitania balloons , each marked with a name of one of the passengers who drowned that May afternoon of the 7th of May 1915 off the Old Head of Kinsale.

The children had a day with a Wildlife Heritage expert and took to the roads to discover the wildlife around the school environs and down at the beach.  

Our summer term has gotten off to a cracking start with the children all set to go!!
They commenced their Kuk Sool Won classes and have also started  a "School Marathon" of running 1Km each day until they have reached their goal of 26KM's.

The Bandon Craft Centre's Skylight Gallery is having a display of local schools art work and all the children in Gurraneasig submitted a painting and a poem.

s the school is currently participating in Friendship February the pupils art work was based around the theme of Friendship .

Gurraneasig National School
Christmas Concert

Tuesday 16th December 2014


The children were wonderful in all they did on the night.

Food Dudes.

The school participated in the ‘Food Dudes’ Healthy eating programme which aims to encourage children to eat more fruit & vegetables.  The programme commenced Wednesday Nov 19th.  For more information on this nationally available programme, see www.fooddudes.ie/main.html

The children has loads of fun
with their
Trick or Treat dress up fun & games day
in aid of
Temple St, Children's Hospital

These are some of the events in which the pupils have participated in the past few months.  

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