We have begun a Shared Reading project this January involving all the young readers in our school.
On Fridays at 12 o clock children we pair up the junior and senior classes in our school to enjoy some reading and discussion together.
Younger children love to read their books to the older pupils while our senior children ask them questions and also share some of their reading with the junior classes.
Everyone enjoys and learns a lot from the Shared Reading!
Please find attached a copy of our December Newsletter.
Newsletter 13 Dec 2017
Le gach dea-ghuí,
Thank you and well done to all families for their generous donations to the Team Hope Christmas Shoebox appeal. An impressive 123 boxes were donated through the school.
Our girls and boys football teams took part in the local round of the Cumann na mBunscol Mini-7’s football competition.
In dampish conditions children from Corballa, Enniscrone, Rathlee and Owenbeg showed skill, teamwork and good sportsmanship. Michael Duffy and Shane Feeney refereed the matches for us and without them we would have had no games.
The Corballa girls performed very well but, in the end, had to give way to an excellent Owenbeg team who will take go far in this competition.
The Corballa boys team managed to win both matches led by fine performances from Michael Sheridan and Matthew Langan in midfield. The boys advance to the next stage of the Mini 7’s.
Corballa National School will be closed on Monday 16th October due to our proximity to the red weather alert for Mayo and the additional risk of flying debris from exposed roof tiles and building materials onsite for the ongoing extension work. We regret the inconvenience to parents but feel we must put children’s safety first given these exceptional circumstances.
Hurricane Ophelia is due to make landfall in Ireland on Monday and is predicted to be one of the worst storms we have seen in more than 50 years. Met Éireann has issued a red weather alert for eight counties, as well as status orange and status yellow warnings for other counties which are subject to update as the storm’s progress is tracked.
Most recent advice from the Department of Education can be accessed through this link
Congratulations to all who took part in our fun football tournament this September. There were many great displays of skill and sportsmanship over the few weeks of indoor and outdoor football.
Huge thanks to all the parents who volunteered today for the Harvest Feast. A talented team assembled at 11 and worked tirelessly to produce a fine selection of fare for the entire school by lunchtime. The delicious soup, stir fry, colcannon (or was it bubble and squeak?) and chips didn’t last long as everyone got a tasty treat. Yummy!