November News

Fís Film Awards

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On Wednesday, November 16th, Sixth Class attended the Fís Film Awards ceremony in the Helix in Dublin, where they were presented with an award for their animated film ‘The Children of 1916’.  Read more here.

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Intel Mini Scientist 2016

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Well done to all the pupils who worked hard on their projects for the recent Mini Scientist competition.  Congratulations to Fifth Class pupils Elin and Catríona who were worthy runners up with their project on sound and to Creavan, Ben and Cal, who will go on to represent the school in the regional final in Shannon with their winning project on bats.  Read more and view some photos here.

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Active Homework Challenge

active-homework-linkClick here to go directly to the Homework Challenge for this week.  Keep Moving everybody!

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Junior Film Fleadh

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On Thursday November 10th, some pupils from Sixth Class travelled to the Town Hall Theatre in Galway to view a screening of their animated film ‘The Children of 1916’.  They were delighted to be presented with an award for the best overall film.  Congratulations to all involved.  Read more here.

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A Tribute to Mrs. Mac

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On Friday October 28th, the whole school gathered together to pay tribute to Mrs. Mac on the occasion of her retirement.  After 35 years teaching in Knockanean, Joan received many glowing tributes and good wishes as she embarks on the next chapter of her life.  Her immense contribution to the school was acknowledged, her dedication to teaching, looking after the educational needs of the children and her generosity in sharing her creative and musical talents.  She voluntarily ran a music club after school, coached children to perform in concerts in cathedrals, halls and airports and led her musicians to the final of the “Walton’s Music for Schools” competition on three occasions winning bronze, silver and the gold medal in 2015. Since her decision to retire was announced, many happy memories have been shared and there has been a huge outpouring of positivity in relation to all she has done for a generation of pupils and their families.  She will be missed by the whole school community.  Mile buíochas to Joan for the years of dedicated and selfless service she has given our school.  We wish her and Pat every blessing for a long, happy and healthy retirement.  Read more about the ceremony and view some photos here.

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Sculptor visits our school

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Before the mid term break, Artist and Sculptor, Shane Gilmore visited Knockanean to show us some of his work and tell us about his job.  He has created numerous sculptures in Ennis including the ‘Healing Hands’ located on the grounds of the Cathedral.  He helped the children to create a beautiful piece to present to Mrs. Mac on the occasion of her retirement.  Read more about his visit here and view some photos.

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