Christmas Concert Video 2018

Christmas Concert

We had a very enjoyable Christmas concert in the school on Wednesday. The show was opened with the Toy Show special produced by the senior pupils in their Green Screen studio. This was followed by some lovely Christmas music by the senior pupils on the tin whistle, prepared by Michael Hurley. We then had some more light entertainment with the Junior pupils taking to the screen by sharing their cute thoughts on Christmas!

The children then performed the nativity “The Hoity-Toity Angels” with some beautiful singing and acting. It was fantastic to see so many parents, grandparents and all members of the Coolbock community for a lovely festive occasion. Well done to all the boys and girls for all their hard work in preparing for the concert.

SWIMMING SMILES

All set for the start of our 8 week swimming lessons in Aura Leitrim Leisure Centre as part of the Aquatics strand of the PE curriculum. Great fun sharing the bus and pool with Taunagh National School!

ASTHMA EDUCATION TALK

MARINE EXPLORERS

We had an adventurous day out on our seashore safari at Strandhill beach today. We got the opportunity to participate in the Marine Explorers Education Programme. The pupils had a school workshop with David Horkan, followed by a field trip to the rock pools of Go Strandhill beach at low tide. We found some very interesting little creatures hiding under the rocks! And of course, our rock-stacking competition was “rocking”!!!

The Explorers Education Programme provides fun lesson plans, resources and activities for primary school teachers to inspire their student’s interest and knowledge in our ocean, marine environment, species and seashores.

POTATO HARVEST

The children planted seed potatoes last spring. They grew over the summer and we harvested a great crop of 26 potatoes both big and small! There was an air of excitement and anticipation as we investigated the soil. The children were very surprised how many potatoes grew.

They then enjoyed delicious wedges made from our homegrown potatoes which was a big hit!

ATHLETICS FESTIVAL

Even Storm Ali couldn’t slow us down at the Supervalu Athletics Festival held in IT Sligo Knocknarea Arena today. Well done to all the boys and girls who took part in the 4 x 100m relays and 200m sprint events. A massive thank you to everyone in Sligo Sport and Recreation Partnership for a well organised event!

BACK TOGETHER AGAIN

Our first day back at school – so much fun catching up after a lovely Summer holidays! A special welcome to the new pupils in our school – we look forward to sharing many special memories in the years ahead!

VISIT FROM SLIGO’S FIRST CITIZEN

We had a special visit from the new first citizen of Sligo to Coolbock. Congratulations to Cllr. Martin Baker from Riverstown, who has been elected as the new Cathaoirleach of Sligo County Council.

RAISING OUR GREEN SCHOOLS FLAG AS WE BID FAREWELL TO 6TH CLASS PUPIL

What a lovely way to finish off our school year by getting the chance to raise our new Green Schools flag. We have been awarded our fifth flag on the theme of biodiversity. We celebrated the day by planting an apple tree in the school to mark the occasion. The tree was planted by our youngest and oldest pupil in the school, and it was a fitting farewell to our 6th class member who is heading off on a new adventure. Slán a bhuachaill agus go n-éirí an bóthar leat!