Phone: 049 – 4361718
Email: corlurganprincipal@outlook.ie
Roll Number: 18518P

Newsletters

March 2017

Debating Team

Cross Country

Quiz Team

Poetry

County Winners in Blacklion Poetry Competition, Opening of Cavan Burren.

Swimming


January 2015

Happy New Year to all! We have a busy and exciting year ahead!

Important events in 2015:

  • Swimming - Junior Infants - 2nd will participate in their curriculum swimming programme from January - June every Wednesday. We thank all parents who kindly assist in the changing room every week.
  • Google Art Competition - 3rd -6th Classes will participate in this challenging and creative competition!
  • Credit Union Quiz - February 1st in the Radisson Hotel @3pm. We will have both Junior and Senior teams competing and wish them all the best of luck!
  • Andy (GAA Football Coach) will resume coaching on February 3rd for 3rd - 6th Classes
  • Enrolment Week - 9th - 13th February
    Anyone who requires further information please contact our Secretary Eileen on 049-4361718
  • Diocesan Visit - We look forward to welcoming Mr. Terry Leddy to all of our classes on Monday 9th February
  • Comenius Partners Visit - Thursday 12th February Our Comenius Partners from Germany, Romania, Turkey, Poland, Finland, Slovenia, Greece and Spain will be spending the morning with the children in all of the classes viewing their work and answering their questions. The children will go home at 12.30pm. Our Parents Association are kindly hosting lunch for our visitors from 12.45pm - 2pm. We welcome our parents to view the european fair (items and information of interest from our partner countries) from 1.30pm - 3pm.
  • Cumann na mBunscol Quiz - Thursday 26th February in the Kilmore Hotel @7pm
  • Parent - Teacher Meetings - Monday 2nd & Tuesday 3rd March (individual times will issue in due course)
  • Road Safety Authority Visit - Emma Clarke will visit all classes on Monday March 9th
  • Confirmation - Our 6th Class pupils will be confirmed on Saturday 21st March in the Cathedral.
  • Communion - Our 2nd Class pupils will recieve their 1st Holy Communion on Saturday 16th May

Dates to be confirmed:

  • Spelling Bee Competition
  • Parents Association Fun Day
  • Presentation of Music,Song and Dance for Parents
  • School Tours

June 2014

Corlurgan NS 'Activity Zone'

Friday the 6th June saw a very busy day for the Corlurgan School community. Following our annual trip to Breffni Park for our sports day, the children, parents and teachers returned to school for the official opening of Corlurgan NS ‘Activity Zone’. Fr Ultan Mc Goohan commenced the proceeding with a blessing and special guests on the day ‘Evelyn, Clodagh & Kieran O’Reilly’, members of Ireland’s fittest family, showed us how it’s done! Some Corlurgan families rose to the challenge and performed very well on the equipment! We commend their bravery! The occasion was rounded off with ice-cream and refreshments and a great day was had by all.

Junior Entrepreneurial Programme

We were also awarded our JEP (Junior Entrepreneurial Programme) Flag for the ‘Multi-Shedzz’ project in 5th & 6th Class. Congratulations to all of the children and their teacher, Mr. Keaney, for their hard work and determination in making this project a success!

Annual School Tour - Thursday 19th June

We thoroughly enjoyed another very successful school tour full of fun and activities! We spent the first part of our day doing outdoor land activities in Skerries – ‘Outdoor Dublin’ and then spent a wonderful afternoon enjoying water sports! Lots of castles were built in the sand on Skerries Beach and rounded off a fantastic day with a surprise pizza event! General consensus was that the children had an 'awesome' day!

Killenkere Pet Farm

Our Junior/Senior/1st Class pupils visited Killenkere Pet Farm on Thursday 12th June. The children enjoyed interacting with the animals and the surprise trailer ride! A few naps were necessary on the way back to school! They all had a wonderful time!

'Blacklion Burren' Poetry competition

3rd/4th Class celebrated success in the ‘Blacklion Burren’ Poetry competition. The class won the overall prize for their poem entitled 'Blacklion Burren'. Congratulations to all of the children and their teacher Mrs. Mary Brady.

Blacklion Burren
Unique rock formations
Where lug and lag lie,
Eerie superstition surrounds the giants leap,
Mythical creatures lurk under the Druids table
Venturing into the inky black unknown
Where flickering shadows pierce the darkness
Stepping in chilly silence
To discover limestone cascading into monsters teeth.

Some of the children also won prizes in the individual age categories: Oscar Brady, Johnny Hancu Matthew Willis, Cillian Moran & Eliza Haddow.


April 2014

Peace Proms

Our children recently participated in the Peace Proms in Citywest in Dublin. They performed with the Cross Border Orchestra of Ireland and children from schools all over the country.

World Book Day Thursday 6th March

The children enjoyed readings by local Actor/Director Will Mc Govern of 'The Moth' Arts Centre in Cavan Town. They participated in a host of activities on World Book Day including dressing up as their favourite character, paired reading activities and story illustrations.

'Something Fishy'

During March we also welcomed representatives of the inland fisheries. The children were given the opportunity to see real fish and elements of their habitats and food chains. The senior classes had a power point presentation about conservation and environmental protection.

Diary of Key Dates for school from April - June 2014

  • Confirmation Saturday 5th April
  • Discover Primary Science Day Thursday 8th April
  • School Holidays for Easter from 12pm Friday 11th April returning to school on Monday 28th April
  • Jump for Europe Tuesday 6th May
  • Communion Saturday 17th May
  • School Book Fair Monday 19th - Friday 23rd May
  • School Photographer Tuesday 20th May
  • Parents Association 'Fun Day' Friday 6th June
  • School Tours will both take place in June
  • Activity Zone Day will take place in June with the date to be confirmed
  • Summer Holidays for all the children at 12pm on Thursday 26th June

St Patrick's Day Parade 2014

Come come and visit our stall at the St.Patricks Day parade in Cavan Town from 12.30pm-2.30pm

December 2013

Debating

5th & 6th Class in Corlurgan have recently been debating some important issues with the 5th & 6th class pupils of Killygarry NS.

The topics have included: Climate Change is Not Our Problem, Wild animals should not be kept in Captivity & Children should be allowed to own mobile phones.

The children have really enjoyed researching and debating these topics and we hope to meet Killygarry NS again in the New Year for more debating fun!

Swimming Swimmers from Senior Infants - 6th Class involved in the Swimming gala last week.


November 2013


Corlurgan National School – County Cross Country Champions for third year in a row

Participants from 1st – 6th Class celebrate winning the County Cross Country Championship for the third year running!

6th Class Pupils Alex Burke & Killian Fay with the cup.

We are very proud of our achievement.
Junior Boys - Silver Medalists
Junior Girls - Silver Medalists
Intermediate Girls – Gold Medalists
Intermediate Boys – Silver Medalists
Senior Boys – Silver Medalists
Senior Girls – Silver Medalists


June 2013 - Story Writing

The Junior & Senior Infant Class and our 5th and 6th Class collaborated in story writing for young children. The Infants created the characters and the senior pupils brought them to life in a story form!

May 2013

  • To mark our “Active Schools Week” we had a very special visitor on Tuesday. The children were thrilled to meet "Sam Maguire" and we took lots of photos to record the occasion.
  • We are seeing the signs of all the hard work on our Green Day of Action. The sunflower seeds have sprouted and we eagerly await signs of growth from the fruit and vegetables. Thanks to those parents who lent a helping hand.
  • Congratulations to all the children on achieving a Discover Primary Science and Maths Award of Science and Maths excellence for the year 2012/2013.
  • The Gerard Reilly Tournament has commenced and we wish all the participants the best of luck.
  • Saturday 4th is Confirmation Day. We wish all the children who are being confirmed and their families a very special and memorable day.

Green in Action in Corlurgan N.S.

All hands were on deck in Corlurgan recently for a "green afternoon of action".

The school which has recently been awarded its first green flag is already working towards the next one. With the help of Cavan County Council staff member Marie Sheridan pupils from 5th and 6th classes picked the litter from the road, pathways and hedges in front of the school.

A hedgerow was planted on the school grounds by parents and children. Thirty native trees were supplied by the Native Woodland Trust supported by the Irish Independent and KPMG for this purpose.

A new raised bed was assembled and prepared for vegetable planting. Every pupil in the school ably assisted by green fingered mothers planted a seed ranging from sunflowers and corn to peas and strawberries.

The signs of Spring are finally visible in Corlurgan school with daffodils, tulips and hyacinths blooming and all are waiting anxiously to see if there will be any visitors to the nesting boxes.

With baby chestnuts and oaks thriving, Corlurgan is certainly making an impressive green footprint.

30th April 2013

Discover Primary Science Exhibition

The highlight of our Discover Primary Science Programme was an exhibition held in school on 14th March 2013. The children displayed their projects and experiments and parents and teachers joined in the fun! Perhaps we have a budding young scientist of the future!

World Book Day

World Book Day was celebrated in Corlurgan on the 7th of March.
The joy of books was experienced in all its forms by the children. Harry Potter, Snow White and Rapunzel mingled with Matilda, Mr. Men and the BFG to exchange stories and tell tales!


February 2013

Great News
  1. The school has been awarded the International Green Flag for waste and litter management. Congratulations to all the boys, girls and parents led by Mrs. Maguire/Brady who have worked so hard to achieve this flag and to ensure that Corlurgan is a "Green School".
  2. A reminder that open night for parents of new children is tonight between 6.30 – 8.00pm
  3. Parent Teacher Meetings are on Monday 11th and Tuesday 12th February.
  4. The school will be closed on Thursday 14th and Friday 15th February for the mid – term break.
  5. Celebration for our Active School Flag will be held on Friday 22nd February at 1.15pm.

Thanking you for your support and co-operation.


December 2012 - Nollaig Shona Daoibh agus Ath Bhliain faoi mhaise daoibh

Click play on the video below to view Our Christmas Story.


October 2012

  • Corlurgan N.S. has been awarded the Active School Flag. Fantastic news for the school and well done to all concerned. There will be a special event to celebrate this great achievement.
  • Congratulations to all our athletes who participated in the recent Cross Country County Championships. They showed great team spirit winning medals in all team events and are County Champions for the 3rd year in a row.
  • Credit Union and Library poster time again! We wish all the children well with their creations!
  • Peace Poster Competition: We are delighted to announce 6th class pupil, Alex Burke came 3rd in her category. Well done Alex!
  • Some of our children visited Enable Ireland during the week to compete against the adults in Paralympics Sports "Boccia and Curling".
Upcoming Events
  1. M.S. Readathon: We hope the children enjoy reading lots over the holidays.
  2. We will be having a visit from a representative from the Wildlife Parks to give a talk to the children on Wednesday 14th November.
  3. Friday 26th October “Dress up for Barnardos” day. We are hoping to make lots of money for a very good cause.

September 2012

Welcome to our web update for September 2012.

All the children have settled well into their new school routine.

We would like to remind all parents and children of the following:

Sporting Activities:
  • Football on Mondays (Weather permitting)
  • Hurling on Tuesdays
  • Swimming on Wednesdays (3rd – 6th Class)
  • Gymnastics on Thursdays (Infants – 2nd Class)

The Cuman na mBunscol Football League for the boys has already commenced.

The Cross Country Schools Championship will be held in Killinkere on October 27th . Corlurgan N.S. are the current County Champions having won the cup in 2011 and 2010. We are striving for three in a row!

Parents Association A.G.M.

The Parents Association A.G.M. scheduled for October 10th (Wednesday) has been changed to October 16th (Tuesday) in the G.P. room at 8.00pm . All parents are welcome to attend and light refreshments will be served.

Car Parking:

The safety of our children is of paramount importance. We would ask all car users to refrain from double parking or parking beside the barriers. Please use the drop off collection zone in a safe and considerate manner.

Photographs will be uploaded onto the website regularly so please check out the photo gallery.

* Finally we would remind all parents to ensure that the office has up to date contact phone numbers of your child/children.


June 2012

  • We have our Active Schools Week running from Friday 1st June – Friday 8th June. It will be based on an Olympic Theme and will include activities such as: shot-put, javelin, sprints, hurdles, hammer, discus and longjump. The Parents Association have organised a sponsored Fun Walk on Friday the 1st of June in conjunction with our active schools project and we really appreciate their support!
  • A Special Visitor: Our ‘Local Hero’ Andy Murray will visit the school on Wednesday 6th June
  • Our school tour for 2nd – 6th Class is on the 21st June. There will no school for 1st, Senior Infants & Junior Infants on that day.
  • Our Junior School Tour will take place in the last week of May. We will be visiting the forest in the grounds of the Radisson Hotel for a nature trail and Ballyhaise Agricultural College.
  • Our new Junior Infants for September 2012 have been invited to attend school for two mornings on Monday 18th & Tuesday 19th June from 10am – 12am
  • We have recently published our own ‘We are Writers’ book and our very proud of our achievement.
  • The children will finish school for the summer holidays on Tuesday June 26th.