Category Archives: Sixth Class

Clann na nGael Visit!

On Thursday October 11th officials from Clann na nGael Gaelic Football club came to our school to speak to us about the county final between Clann na nGael and their local rivals, St. Bridgid’s. The officials brought the cup and showed us the amazing Rossie bus. They talked to us about an art competition; you could enter by drawing the Rossie bus and the prizes included Roscommon gear.

Clann na nGael defeated Bridgid’s in the county final by a score of 4-15 to 1-12.

By James Doherty 6th class

Amber Flag Fundraising 2018/19:

The Amber Flag Committee Bake Sale!

The Amber Flag Committee held a Bake Sale to fundraise for Pieta Midlands. Pieta helps people with mental health difficulties who are feeling sad and depressed. We raised €750! We will present a cheque to Gerard Tiernan from Pieta at our Amber Flag raising ceremony next week.

The Amber Flag Committee held a raffle to fundraise for the school’s planned new Sensory Room. We raised €902! A cheque will be presented to the Board of Management.

Summer Term 6th class


On the 18th of May we took part in the Garda sports day in the A.I.T. The day featured lots of different activities such as: 100 meters race, 200 meters race, 400 meters race, long jump, high jump and 4×100 meters relay. Everyone did really well in the events that they took part in.Akesh, Amanda, Tara and the girls relay team (Amanda, Aoife, Danielle and Emma) all came home with medals.

Akesh came 3rd in the boys 200m race, Amanda came 2nd in 200m race, Tara came 1st in the girls 400m race and the girls relay team came 3rd in the 4x100m relay race. We would like to express our appreciation to the A.I.T and to everyone involved in organising the event.  Congratulations to everyone who won a medal and took part in an event.

Basketball Tournament Roscommon

On Friday June the 8th we went to a basketball blitz in The Convent Sports Hall in Roscommon Town. This was the first year that this blitz was organised so it was new and exciting experience for everyone. Ms Connaughton coached the girls’ team and Mr Connolly coached the boys.The boys played excellently in their opening game which they won 6-0. The boys’ team unfortunately lost two other games and drew one, but had an enjoyable day overall. The girls won all of their group games convincingly which earned them a semi-final spot.The semi-final was a very tight encounter- our girls scored a basket but the other team came back to tie the game with another basket. In the final minute, Tara O’Sullivan intercepted an opposition pass and scored a crucial basket to claim victory and secure a place in the final.The final was a very close, tense match until Méabh was fouled and was awarded two free throws. Despite the pressure, Méabh kept her cool and scored both free throws.We were delighted and very proud that our girls were the first winners of the girl’s tournament.


Romeo & Juliet

The children of Ms Connaughton’s 6th Class studied the famous play Romeo & Juliet by William Shakespeare.

On Thursday 21st of June, we invited our parents to watch our performance. We had prepared hard; Ms Connaughton assigned roles, the actors and actresses read out their own parts from their scripts, started to act it out in the library, prepared our costumes and props, practised it on the stage before finally performing it in front of an audience. It was very enjoyable for both the cast and the audience. It was a pleasure to practise and perform.

Graduation Mass 2018

On the 21st of June 6th class had their graduation mass. It was a very emotional experience. It was the end of our journey in Cloonakilla National School but it was also the start of a new beginning. Everyone had a part in the mass.

After the mass Mrs O’Rourke had prepared a special speech. We then had a look back at the eight amazing years we had in this fantastic school which were put into a slideshow that was put together by all the teachers.

After the mass the parents had some treats with tea and coffee while we got ourselves ready to perform our play of Romeo and Juliet! It has been an amazing eight years with amazing classmates and teachers!

Lecarrow Soccer Blitz 2018

Lecarrow Soccer Blitz 2018

On Tuesday 20th March, 2018, children from 5th and 6th classes represented our school in a soccer blitz against other Roscommon schools. There were many schools at the blitz, including Cornafulla, Summerhill, Cootehall, Cloonfad, Roxborough and Boyle. Two girls’ teams and three boys’ teams represented our school.

The girls A team were victorious against Cornafulla, Cootehall and Summerhill teams and reached the semi-finals. The girls B team faced tough opposition in their two games.

In the semi-finals the girls played Cornafulla team. The score was 1-1 after normal time. Unfortunately, in extra time, the Cornafulla girls scored a winning goal.

The boys A team played against Cornafulla, Summerhill and Cootehall teams. Our boys also reached the semi-finals after an exciting play-off. The boys faced an excellent Cloonfad team and unfortunately lost their semi-final.

Our two other boys teams played lots of schools including against Roxborough, Boyle and Cornafulla.

We all had a fantastic day and are excited for our next soccer blitz!

By Tara O’Sullivan, 6th class.

Our Chinese Projects

Our Chinese Projects

As part of SESE, sixth class studied the geography of China and also learned about Ancient China.

In small groups, we were assigned topics to research and present to our classmates. The topics included the Great Wall of China, the Chinese zodiac calendar, the Han Dynasty, wildlife in China, Chinese food and clothes, Emperor Qin and the terracotta army and the mountains and landscape of China.

We had the choice of presenting our projects in the form of a PowerPoint or poster format. Each group worked hard to research their topic and we learned lots from listening to each other’s presentations.

It was clear that everyone practiced their speaking parts as everyone was confident presenting their projects in front of the class.

Term 2 English 6th class



*Spoiler Alert: do not read this report if you want to read the novel or watch the movie “Wonder”*

“You can’t blend in when you were born to stand out”

Last term 6th class read the novel “Wonder” by R.J Palacio. It told the story of a boy, named August, who was born with facial abnormalities. We really enjoyed the book and we completed lots of interesting activities. The novel was told from the perspectives of different characters which was very interesting and provided us with some interesting insights.

This novel taught us many important life lessons, such as to be true to yourself and not to judge others by their appearance.

When we finished reading the novel we were brought to the IMC cinema in Athlone to watch the movie. It was thoroughly enjoyable, but very emotional.

In the movie Owen Wilson was starring as August’s Dad and Julia Roberts starred as his Mam. The movie omitted some details from the book, such as when August lost his hearing aid, when August received a new puppy and Summer’s perspective on events.

Overall it was a brilliant movie.

We really enjoyed reading the book and are looking forward to reading more novels.


“Always try to be a little kinder than necessary”