Category Archives: Events

Christmas 2021!

We had an Advent Prayer Service. We had our Christmas tree lighting ceremony outside the school. The Junior and Senior Infant classes wrote letters to Santa. The Special Education teachers read Christmas stories to all the classes. All the classes had Christmas Arts and Crafts Days. Mrs. Cronnolly and Miss Kelly organised “Guess the tune” Christmas Quiz. The children from the Amber Flag Committee read jokes over the intercom. The School Council organised a Children’s Fund Raiser Raffle. We watched online the Christmas Pantomime and enjoyed hot chocolate. The children and staff wore very festive Christmas jumpers. Happy Christmas everyone from all the staff and pupils at Cloonakilla N.S.!

Halloween Costumes Cloonakilla N.S..

Active and Amber Flags Ceremony!

Active and Amber Flags Ceremony! Friday, October 15th 2021.

Raising of flags by Amber and Active Flag committees.

Run with an Olympian!

All classes ran a lap of the school with Aoife O Rourke.

Children enjoying ice-cream after their lap of the school with an Olympian Aoife O Rourke .

Aoife O Rourke answers the pupils questions about Boxing and taking part in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics Games.

Boxing with an Olympian !

European Schools Sports Day!

European Schools Sports Day!

European schools sports day took place last Friday 24th September. It was a huge success. All day long people were outside getting active. We had three challenges, plank burpees and star jumps. We brought in some scooters , footballs, mats and trampoline and helmets. We had a mini soccer blitz. While doing these three challenges we were tested but had fun too. We had so much and hope we do it next year!

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

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.

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