Category Archives: Events

The Amber Flag Easter News!

The children from the Amber Flag Committee have been very busy this term!

  • During school closures we held our Amber Flag meetings on Zoom with Mrs Cronolly…we met on Fridays and discussed our plans for promoting mental health and wellbeing at Cloonakilla NS and each week we finished off with a Guided Mindfulness activity.  
  • We have been planning for whole-school wellbeing “Change Your Perspective” photography competition for senior classes. This has been sent out on SeeSaw and the closing date for entries is Friday the 16th of April. 
  • The Board of Management has bought us a new Buddy Bench, so we now have two fabulous Buddy Benches in the junior yards. The Amber Flag Committee recorded a video to show children from Junior Infants to 2nd class how to use the Buddy Benches appropriately. 
  • We have put a poster  in each junior classroom about the Buddy Benches 
  • We finished our application  and sent to it to Pieta for new Amber Flag award.
    Stay positive!
    The Amber Flag Committee 2020/2021

World Book Day Cloonakilla N.S. 2021!

World Book Day Thursday the 4th of March 2021! The whole school community took part in World Book Day. We read stories online and using hard copies, designed book covers, created books using the app Book Creator and lots more!

Christmas in Cloonakilla N.S.

Santa visits Cloonakilla N.S. on Monday the 21st of December 2020!

Watch slide show below.

We had a whole school Advent Prayer Service on Tuesday the 1st of December. The children decorated their classrooms for Christmas. Here are the decorations they put on their classroom doors!

The Junior Infants and Senior Infants had a jolly, lively JINGLE WALK on the 9th of December!

The Amber Flag committee created lots of laughter and good cheer for everyone this Christmas. They played Christmas songs told us hilarious Christmas jokes and hosted “Guess the tune” a Christmas Quiz .

All the classes performed songs and sketches and had a Christmas Crafts Day. Happy Christmas everyone from the Cloonakilla N.S. school community.

Halloween Costumes.

 We dressed up. Here are some of our costumes!

Miss O Keeffe’s Junior Infants Class

Miss Shine’s Junior infants Class

Miss Martin’s Senior Infants Class.

Miss Sexton’s Senior Infants Class.

Mr.O Hógáin’s First Class

Miss Donnelly’s First Class

Miss Fallon’s Second Class

Mr. Connolly’s Second Class

Miss Finnegan’s Third class and Miss Dowling’s Third class.

Miss Gately’s Fourth class and Miss Campbell’s Fourth class.

Miss Cunniffe’s Fifth class and Miss Harney’s Fifth class.

Miss Kiely’s Sixth class and Miss Connaughton’s Sixth class.

6th Green Flag Global Citizenship & Energy

We celebrated and raised our 6th Green Flag Global Citizenship & Energy on Thursday 22nd of October. Our caretaker, Gerry Doyle, Ms Gately and the Green Schools Committee raised the flag and all classes had an opportunity to visit the site of our new flag, in their own class bubbles, where one child  tied a green balloon around the flag pole to symbolise their cooperation and help over the last two years. All classes watched a production by the Green Schools Committee and 4th Class created a video called ” A Trip Down Memory Lane” showcasing all the themes of our Green Flag. Our current 5th class project work was on display in the hall.  A big well done to the Green Schools Committee for all their hard work over the past two years. 

Click on the slideshow below to see our Infant classes participation in the 6th Green Flag celebrations!

The Green Schools Committee raising the 6th Green flag Global Citizenship & Energy!

Children representing their classes tying a green balloon around the flag pole to symbolise their cooperation and help over the last two years.

Cloonakilla N.S. awarded 7th Flag for Global Citizenship and Energy.

We have been awarded our 7th Green Flag for Global Citizenship and Energy. A huge well done to everyone in Cloonakilla NS who worked so hard to achieve this flag. All our pupils and teachers hard work over the last two years means we will have a new flag to celebrate when we get back to school. A big thank you to our fantastic Green Schools Committee for all their Trojan work in achieving this flag for our school. We are very proud of you all!

Official Opening of New Cloonakilla N.S. Building

The official opening of the new  Cloonakilla N.S. building was on Thursday, June 7th 2018 at 1.30pm.

  • Blessing cermony
  • Mr. Tommy Cormican-Cloonakilla N.S. B.O.M.
  • Failte: MC Siobhan McCabe-Deputy Principal
  • School Choir
  • Minister Denis Naughten
  • Fr. John Deignan-Chairperson Cloonakilla N.S. B.O.M.
  • Bishop Kevin Doran
  • Cutting of ribbon
  • Mary O Rourke -Principal
  • Unveiling of plaque