• Visit from the Raw Food Coach - 12/02/2018: A huge thank you to Yvonne Duffy O'Shaughnessy aka the Raw Food Coach who visited our school today to speak to the 5th and 6th class about being an entrepreneur. She kindly demonstrated to the children how to make healthy "energy balls" as well as making some smoothies with the pupils. We all enjoyed tasting them. We are undertaking the Junior Entrepreneur Programme and we greatly appreciate Yvonne giving up her time to share her experience and knowledge with our students.
  • Open Day - 08/02/2018: Thanks to all who joined us on our Open Day on Thursday, February 8th. We hope you all enjoyed seeing our school in action. Enrolment forms for the 2018/2019 academic year are available from the downloads section or are available from the school office.
  • You Shall Be My Witnesses Confirmation Programme - 08/02/2018: An information evening for the parents of our 6th class Confirmation candidates will take place on Thursday evening, February 8th at 7.30 p.m. in the St. Colman's room in Corofin church. 
  • Grandparents' Day - 31/01/2018: We enjoyed celebrating Grandparents' Day today in our school. It was heartwarming to hear all the lovely things the children had to say about their grandparents and it is obvious that they are appreciated very much.
  • Cycle Right Training Course - 26/01/2018: The boys and girls in 4th, 5th and 6th finished their Cycle Right training today. We were fortunate that the rain stayed away. The children were given the opportunity to practise their cycling in the car park where traffic simulation and group management was the main focus. They then put the knowledge and skills they had learned into practice on the road in the afternoon. Many thanks to Richard and Leroy for delivering the course to the children over the past couple of weeks. It has certainly been a very worthwhile experience for the children.
  • St. Jarlath's Credit Union Quiz - 26/01/2018: We'd like to wish both our teams the very best of luck in this evening's Credit Union Quiz which will take place at 7 p.m. in the Mercy Secondary School in Tuam. The members of our u-11 team are Caleb, Caoimhe, Jack and Katie. Shane, Eva, Morgan and Aoife make up our u-13 team. We know they will represent our school admirably.
  • Indoor Soccer Tournament - 25/01/2018: A big thank you to Coláiste Mhuire, Ballygar for hosting a fantastic indoor soccer tournament today, January 25th. We were made feel very welcome and we had a great day. Well done to both our teams who took part.
  • Open Day:  Our Open Day for parents and prospective students will take place from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. on Thursday, February 8th. All are very welcome to come along and view our school. Enrolment forms are available from the office or can be downloaded from the website at http://annagh-hillns.ie/joomla33/index.php/downloads
  • Enrolment Form 2018/2019: Enrolment forms for the 2018/2019 academic year are available to download from the downloads section of our website or are available at the school.
  • Cycle Right Training Course - 10/01/2018:Thanks to Richard and Leroy who came to our school today to deliver the first session of the Cycle Right training course with the boys and girls in 4th, 5th and 6th class.
  • Happy Christmas - 22/12/2017: All of us at Annagh Hill would like to wish you a very happy and safe Christmas holiday. It has been a fantastic first term and we thank you all for the wonderful support you show our school. We look forward to seeing you all again in 2018.
  • Visit to Brooklodge Nursing Home - 20/12/2017: Well done to the boys and girls in 5th and 6th class who entertained the residents at Brooklodge Nursing Home today, December 20th. All the children performed Christmas carols while some displayed their talents in other areas such a gymnastics, dancing and the playing of musical instruments.
  • Christmas Musical in Leisureland - 18/12/2017: The junior infants - 2nd class children will travel to Leisureland in Galway on Wednesday, December 20th to watch 'Rudolph Saves Christmas - The Musical'. The bus will depart the school at 9.15 a.m.
  • Christmas Carol Service - 06/12/2017: The children will be performing some Christmas carols in our school hall tomorrow, December 7th at 12.00 p.m. All are very welcome to come along.
  • Mini-Olympic Handball - 05/12/2017: Well done to our u-11 mini Olympic handball team who participated in the County Finals in Knocknacarra today. They performed excellently in their two matches and were unfortunate not to progress to the knockout stages. Well done girls. You can all be proud of yourselves.
  • Sale of Work - 03/12/2017: A massive thank you to all who once again made our Sale of Work a huge success. Thanks to all who gave up so much of their time, energy and money to support our school. We are indebted to your generosity and kindness.
  • Katie on The Late Late Toy Show - 01/12/2017: We wish Katie in 4th class the very best of luck on The Late Late Toy Show. She will be reviewing a toy on the programme with Ryan Tubridy. She did incredibly well to be chosen as many auditioned and we hope that she and her family have a fantastic time.
  • Mini Olympic Handball - 30/11/2017: Congratulations to our girls who qualified for the County Finals of the u-11 mini Olympic Handball competition which will take place next Tuesday, December 5th in Knocknacarra. The girls will look to defend the title they won last year and we wish them the best of luck.
  • Tuam Education Maths Quiz - 24/11/2017: Very well done to Shane, Ryan, Dylan and Morgan who represented our school so well today in a maths quiz organised by Tuam Education Centre. The quiz was held in the Ard Rí House Hotel in Tuam. The quiz was a great challenge and we are very proud of the boys!
  • Food Dudes - 23/11/2017: The children from Junior Infants - 2nd class have been enjoying taking part in the Food Dudes initiative. The pupils from 3rd - 6th will take part from next Monday, November 27th.
  • Sale of Work: Our annual Sale of Work will take place on Sunday, December 3rd from 12.30 p.m. Please come along as it promises to be a very enjoyable day for all the family.
  • Junior Science Quiz - 16/11/2017: Today the Junior Infants - 2nd Class children had the chance to show off their science knowledge in a quiz. They had great fun and all performed really well. Congratulations to Freya, Ayla, MJ and Jack who won with a superb score of 29 out of 30.
  • Science Week Quiz - 15/11/2017: The boys and girls from 3rd - 6th class took part in a science quiz in our school hall today, November 15th. It was very enjoyable and all the children participated excellently. Well done to Blaine, Jessica, Caleb and Sarah who won the quiz with a fantatsic score of 44 out of 48.
  • Team Hope Shoebox Appeal - 10/11/2017: Well done to all the boys and girls who took part in the Team Hope Shoebox Appeal.
  • Brian and Paul visit with Liam McCarthy - 20/10/2017: Today was a very special day for all of us at Annagh Hill NS. We welcomed back two of our past pupils, Brian and Paul Flaherty, along with the Liam McCarthy, Bob O'Keefe, Allianz League and Irish Press Cups. Brian and Paul are fantastic role models for all the pupils in our school, proving that hard work and dedication will see great results and they thoroughly deserve their All Ireland medals. We are incredibly proud of them. Thanks also to Gerry Flaherty (Chairman of Abbeyknockmoy Hurling Club) and Declan Molloy (Secretary of Abbeyknockmoy Hurling Club) for accompanying the lads on their visit.
  • Visit from Minor Hurlers - 19/10/2017: A big thank you to Jeffrey Lynskey, Conor Walsh, Daniel Loftus and Seán Walsh who took the time to come and visit our school today. They spent time speaking to the pupils, signing autographs and standing for photographs. We were delighted to welcome them into our school and congratulate them on their success of winning the All Ireland Minor Hurling Championship. Thank you to Susan Tarpey, Juvenile Secretary of Turloughmore Hurling Club, for organising the visit.
  • Mini 7s Football (Girls) - 11/10/2017:  Our girls were in football action today, October 11th, in Belclare. They were taking part in the Corofin section of the mini 7s competition and while they won't be progressing to the next stage, we are very proud of their performance.
  • Message of thanks: Sincere thanks to all involved in our 50 year celebration mass on Saturday, September 30th. The large attendance was fantastic with pupils and parents (past and present) as well as members of the local community joining us on the day. Fr. John D. Flannery celebrated the mass with us and we are very grateful for this. We thank all who have made our 50 year celebrations so enjoyable and successful. The support and goodwill from all in our school, local and wider community is very encouraging and we look forward to a bright future for the next half century.
  • Mini 7s Hurling - 06/10/2017: Well done to our hurlers who took part in the mini 7s competition in Carnmore today, October 6th. Unfortunately they won't progress to the next stage but this young team will gain a lot of experience from today's matches.
  • Mass to mark 50 Year Anniversary - 30/09/2017: We will celebrate mass in our school hall at 5 p.m. on Saturday, September 30th. This mass will mark 50 years in our present school and 140 years of education in the area. The school will be open from 3 p.m. on the day to view photographs, newspaper articles, artwork and artefacts. All associated with Annagh Hill NS over the years and anybody who would like to join us on the day are very welcome.
  • Cross Country Finals - 26/09/2017: Good luck to Cormac in 4th class who will take part in the County Finals of the Galway Cross Country Championships in Renmore on Tuesday, September 26th.
  • Family Fun Day - 24/09/2017: Thanks to all who came to our Family Fun Day on Sunday, September 24th. It was a fantastic day and we are very grateful to all those who helped out in any way to make it such an enjoyable occasion. Lots of photos from the day can be viewed in the photos section.
  • Beginning of Year Mass - 22/09/2017: We had our beginning of year school mass in our hall today, September 22nd. It was a lovely mass and we thank Fr. Paddy Mullins for celebrating it with us. 
  • Cross Country Running - 19/09/2017: The annual Galway Cross Country races will take place in Renmore on Tuesday, September 19th. We have a number of children from 3rd to 6th class participating and we are looking forward to taking part in the competition.
  • Golf Am-Am - 09/09/2017: A massive thank you to all who supported our Golf Am-Am which took place in Cregmore Park Golf Club today, September 9th. Thanks to all who braved the elements and took part in the competition. Details of winners will be announced soon. Also a huge thank you to all who so generously sponsored our event. A full list of sponsors will be posted in the coming days. The event wouldn't have been a success without your fantastic support and we sincerely thank you all for this.
  • Golf Am-Am: We will host a Golf Am-Am at Cregmore Park Golf Club on Saturday, September 9th. Entry for a team of 4 is €100 and there are great prizes to be won. Sponsorship of tee boxes will be €50. To take part in or sponsor the event please contact John O'Brien on 087 6862668 or Martin Collins on 087 2928202.
  • Celebration of 50 Years of Annagh Hill NS:  The following is an outline of events to take place to celebrate our 50 year anniversary and 140 years of education at Annagh Hill:

    Sept 9th – Golf Am-Am (Cregmore Park Golf Club)
    Sept 24th – Family Fun day
    Sept 25th – Beginning of year mass ...
    Sept 25th - 29th – School based activities relating to 50 year anniversary
    Sept 30th – Mass in school hall at 5 p.m. for parents, past pupils, members of the community and friends of Annagh Hill N.S. This will be followed by refreshments. The school will be open from 3.30 p.m. if anybody would like to view the school and there will be a display of photographs / newspaper cuttings / slideshow etc. relating to the history of the school. A celebration dance will be held in the Abbey Inn on 30th Sept.

    Any photographs or artefacts relating to the history of the school would be greatly appreciated. These can be emailed to the school at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or brought to the school if this isn’t possible.

  • Well done Cian - 20/08/2017: Well done to Cian Murphy who took part in the GAA Go Games Exhibition Match at half time in the Kerry Vs Mayo All Ireland Semi Final at Croke Park on Sunday, August 20th.
  • Summer Holidays - 28/06/2017: We'd like to wish all of you a safe and enjoyable summer holidays. We have had a fantastic year and will reflect on the 2016/2017 school year with nothing but fond memories. We sincerely thank you for your continued support and we look forward to seeing you all again on September 1st to begin another memorable year.
  • Sponsored Walk/Irish Dancing Performance - 26/06/2017: A huge thank you to all who supported our annual sponsored walk today, June 26th. All proceeds will go towards paint for the school. It was great to be joined by parents, past pupils and others from the community and it was very enjoyable. A visit from the ice cream van was very welcome when we arrived back at school. The children then put on a performance of Irish dancing in the hall at 12.30 p.m. They were brilliant and their teacher, Susan O'Shaughnessy, deserves huge credit for the fantastic work she has done with the children all year.
  • End of Year/Graduation Mass - 21/06/2017:A huge thank you to everybody who made our End of Year/Graduation Mass such a special and enjoyable occasion. Thanks to Fr. Mullins for celebrating the mass with us and thanks to all who helped with the preparations,proceedings and tidying up the hall afterwards. Also a big thanks to those who helped with the refreshments and the lovely cakes for our sixth class students. We will greatly miss our wonderful sixth class students. Abbie, Amy, Cian M, Cian Q, Conor, Dean, Dylan, Emma, Eoin, Jade, Jason, Katie G, Katie W, Megan, Niamh, Scott and Shauna have all been fantastic pupils in every way during their time at Annagh Hill. We know that they will go on to achieve great things and we wish them every success as they progress to secondary school.
  • Treacy Cup 2017 - 14/06/2017: Congratulations to our girls who played excellently to win the Treacy Cup today, June 14th. Thanks to all at Cummer NS for hosting the basketball competition. The girls deserve great credit for the way they played throughout the day and we are so proud of them. This brings the sporting year to an end. We couldn't be prouder of all the boys and girls who represented our school so well this year in football, hurling, soccer, mini Olympic handball and basketball. Very well done to all!
  • Book Fair - 07/06/2017: Thanks so much to everyone who supported our recent book fair. We are delighted to have raised €909 to buy new books for our classrooms.
  • Cumann na mBunscol County Final - 30/05/2017: Hard luck to our girls who were defeated in the Cumann na mBunscol 9 a side County Final in Loughgeorge today, May 30th. They worked incredibly hard and can be very proud of their performance. A big thank you to all who came to give the girls such great support. Well done girls!
  • Cumann na mBunscol Hurling - 26/05/2017: Well done to our hurlers who took part in the Cumann na mBunscol 9 a side competition in Craughwell today, May 26th.
  • Competition Winner - 26/05/2017: Rian in 2nd class came first in the colouring competition for the Corofin Sheep Shearing Festival. Well done Rian!
  • National Children's Choir - 26/05/2017: Best of luck to Conor, Jessica, Jade and Katie who will sing with the National Children's Choir in the National Concert Hall in Dublin tomorrow.
  • Raftery Cup - 26/05/2017: Hard luck to our Raftery Cup teams who were defeated in their games yesterday evening. They battled hard throughout and have been fantastic all year. We are very proud of all of them.
  • Cumann na mBunscol Football (Boys) - 22/05/2017: Well done to our 4th, 5th and 6th class boys who performed so well in the Cumann na mBunscol 11 a side Football competition in Abbeyknockmoy today. They won two of their matches and narrowly lost one by a goal. They finished in second place in the group. Well played boys!
  • Nicholson Cup and Patricia Kelly Cup - 19/05/2017: Thanks to Monivea Abbey GAA Football Club for hosting the Nicholson Cup, Patricia Kelly Cup, Cooke Shield and Club Shield competitions in Monviea today. All the children had a great day and there was some great football on display. Well done to all involved.
  • National Children's Choir Concert - 09/05/2017: Very well done to our boys and girls who took part in the National Children's Choir Regional Concert in Leisureland yesterday evening. All the children put on a magnificent performance for all in attendance. It was a fantastic event that was enjoyed by all. We are so proud of the children for their efforts throughout the year and a huge thanks to Ms. Henaghan and Ms. Flynn for preparing the choir since September.
  • Archbishop McHale Soccer Tournament - 05/05/2017: Our boys and girls had a great day at the soccer tournament hosted by Archbishop McHale College in Tuam. Our boys went all the way to the final, which they won following a penalty shootout. All the children deserve great credit for their performances throughout the day. We are very proud of them. Thanks to those who gave us great support throughout the course of the day and all at Archbishop McHale College for organising and hosting a most enjoyable day.
  • Raftery Cup 2017 - 04/05/2017: Well done to our boys and girls for their excellent showing in their first games. Thanks to all who came along to give them such great support. Fixtures are available on our Facebook page.
  • Active Schools Week - 28/04/2017: Well done to pupils and staff for participating in Active Schools Week. The pupils enjoyed an array of activities which began with Move it Monday, Tug of War Tuesday as well as an energetic Zumba class in the afternoon with Alex. On Wednesday we began our morning with Walk on Wednesday which was followed by the 'Take on the Teachers' challenge! On Thursday, Ultimate Frisbee coach Emma O' Callaghan visited our school and demonstrated the skills and technique involved. Active week finished today with swimming lessons in the morning, followed by the final take on the teachers challenge and parachute games. A fun week was enjoyed by all and many thanks to the Active Flag Committee members Simona, Dylan, Isabel, Shane, Katie, Morgan and Conor, who were led by our Active Flag coordinator Ms. Heneghan, for all their help this week. Keep up the great work!
  • First Holy Communion - 28/04/2017: The boys and girls in 2nd class will make their First Holy Communion tomorrow, April 29th, at 12 p.m. in Brooklodge Church. Mrs Grealish has prepared the children well and we wish them and their families a fantastic day.
  • Green Flag - 24/04/2017: We are delighted to announce that we have received our sixth Green Flag. The theme was Global Citizenship - Litter and Waste. We will be presented with the flag on Thursday, May 4th at a ceremony in the Galway Bay Hotel. Very well done to committee members - Jack, Caoimhe, Dylan, Eva, Katie and Niamh who were led by Ms. Flynn and Mrs. Hughes. We will raise our new flag later in the term.
  • 50 Year Anniversary - 19/04/2017: Annagh Hill National School will celebrate 50 years this autumn and we hope you will be able to join us for a meeting to discuss plans on Tuesday, April 25th at 8.30 p.m. We are asking parents, past pupils and members of the community to come along as we count down to the 50th anniversary of when the school first opened its doors on the current site in 1967. Coincidentally, this autumn will also be a celebration of the 140th anniversary of the first school at Annagh Hill, with the original building erected in 1877. We’re looking forward to marking this special occasion so please come along on Tuesday, April 25th where suggestions will be shared as the initial preparations are put in place for this unique birthday celebration.
  • Cumann na mBunscol - 07/04/2017: Congratulations to our girls who qualified for the Cumann na mBunscol 9 a side County Final today in Caherlistrane. They played excellently to win their four matches and will now compete in the County Final on May 30th in Loughgeorge. Very well done girls!
  • Mini Olumpic Handball County Finals - 06/04/2017: Our girls did us proud yesterday at the u-13 mini Olympic handball County Finals. They reached the semi final where they were narrowly defeated 2-1. Well done to all involved.
  • Spelling Bee 06/04/2017: Well done to Jason in 6th class who represented our school admirably at the County Galway Spelling Bee in the Salthill Hotel on April 4th.
  • FAI 5s Galway Finals - 27/03/2017: Very well done to our boys who took part in the Spar FAI 5s competition in Drom today. They topped their group and went on to win their semi final game which meant they qualified for the final against Doorus NS. The match ended 0-0 after extra time and we were unfortunately defeated following a penalty shootout. The boys played superbly all day and can be very proud of themselves.
  • Scór na bPáistí - 23/03/2017: Congratulations to our pupils who took part in the Scór na bPáistí competition on Sunday, March 26th. Well done to Niamh, Amy, Katie G, Emma, Eva, Alanna, Shauna and Katie W who won the set dancing competition and well done to Nell who participated in the recitation competition. We're very proud of them all.
  • SkyDome - 16/03/2017: All the children in our school really enjoyed their SkyDome experience. SkyDome is a mobile planetarium and the children learned a lot about astronomy.
  • P.T.A.A. Essay Writing Competition - 10/03/2017: Congratulations to Shauna in 6th class who recently won the Pioneer Total Abstinence Assiciation's essay writing competition. Very well done Shauna!
  • Mini Olympic Handball - 09/03/2017: Our busy week of sport was rounded off in style with our u-13 girls winning their three mini Olympic handball games in Cregmore on March 9th. They now go forward to take part in the Galway Finals. The County Finals will take place on April 4th in Knocknacarra.
  • FAI 5-a-side Soccer (Boys) - 08/03/2017: Well done to our boys who took part in the FAI 5s competition in Newbridge on Wednesday, March 8th. They won their four group matches and have now qualified for the Galway Finals that will take place in Drom on Wednesday, March 29th.
  • FAI 5-a-side Soccer (Girls) - 07/03/2017: Our girls took part in the FAI 5s competition in Newbridge on Tuesday, March 7th. They won one game and drew three which meant they finished in 2nd place in their group. They will not progress to the next stage but can be very proud of how they played. Well done girls!
  • First Confession - 02/03/2017: The boys and girls in 2nd class made their First Confession on Thursday, March 2nd. Thanks to Fr. Mullins for celebrating the sacrament with the children.
  • Sacrament of Confirmation: We would like to wish the children in 6th class the very best of luck as they will receive the Sacrament of Confirmation on Monday, February 27th at 2.30 p.m. We hope that all the candidates and their families have a very enjoyable day.
  • Confirmation Retreat - 10/02/2017: The children in 6th class travelled to Esker on Friday, February 10th as part of their preparation for receiving the Sacrament of Confirmation on Monday, February 27th. Thanks to all the facilitators who looked after children on the day. 
  • Operation Transformation 10@10 - 10/02/2017: The children all enjoyed taking part in Operation Transformation's 10 minutes of exercise at 10 o'clock on Friday, February 10th.  
  • Farm Safety - 01/02/2017: A big thank you to Peter Gohery who came to our school on Wednesday, February 1st to speak to the children about Farm Safety. Peter was the victim of a farming accident himself and he is keen to ensure that others don't suffer similar accidents on the farm through negligence.
  • You Shall Be My Witnesses Programme: The first 'You Shall Be My Witnesses' meeting for the children who are preparing for Confirmation will take place in our school on Tuesday, January 31st from 7.15 p.m. to 8.15 p.m. They will run for the next four weeks at the same time and venue.
  • Credit Union Quiz - 30/01/2017: Well done to Emma, Conor, Nell and Darragh who represented the school at the St. Jarlath's Credit Union Quiz on Friday, January 27th in the u-11 section. Also, well done to our u-13 team who represented the school admirably. The team was Shauna, Cian, Amy and Scott.
  • Indoor Soccer Tournament - 27/01/2017: Well done to our 4th, 5th and 6th class boys who took part in an indoor soccer tournament run by Coláiste Mhuire, Ballygar today. We entered two teams and they ended up playing each other at the quarter final stage where they were only separated by a golden goal. The team that progressed were defeated in the semi final on penalties. All the boys can be very proud of themselves and we had a very enjoyable day.
  • Open Day: An open morning for parents and prospective pupils for the school year 2017- 2018 will take place on Thursday, February 9th from 10.00 to 12.00. All are very welcome to come and view our school. Little Hands Montessori and Afterschool Care will also be viewing on the same day. Enrolment forms for school year 2017-2018 are now available at the school on request. Please phone 093-41590 or enrolment forms can be downloaded from the downloads section.
  • Christmas Break - 22/12/2016: We wish you all a very happy, safe and peaceful Christmas. We sincerely thank you for your continued support and look forward to seeing you all in the New Year when the school re-opens on January 9th.
  • Visit from Monivea-Abbey GAA - 22/12/2016: A big thank you to the members of the Monivea-Abbey GAA club who visited our school today, December 22nd, with the County Intermediate Cup. Brian and Paul Flaherty, along with Denis Farragher are past pupils of Annagh Hill and it was great to welcome them back. They were accompanied by Bobby Mullins and Gabriel Divilly, both of whom we'd also like to thank for giving of their time to visit our school. We wish them all the best in 2017.
  • Christmas Outing - 20/12/2016: The children from Junior Infants to Second Class were treated to a wonderful Christmas play in Leisureland on Tuesday, december 20th. Performed by Tallisman Theatre Company, 'Frosty the Snowman' was thoroughly enjoyed by all the children.
  • Brooklodge Nursing Home - 19/12/2016: The children from Fifth and Sixth classes went to Brooklodge Nursing Home on Monday, Decmeber 19th, to entertain everyone with Christmas carols, music, gymnastics and set dancing. Well done boys and girls.
  • Competition Winner - 14/12/2016: Congratulations to Conor in 4th class who was a winner of a Lackagh Museum Craft Fair competition. Very well done Conor.
  • Christmas Concert - 13/12/2016: Sincere thanks to all who came along to our Christmas show where the Junior Infants - 2nd Class children performed 'A Special Kind of Present' and the 3rd - 6th Class pupils performed 'Cinderella and Rockerfella'. We hope you all enjoyed it. A big thank you to all who helped out in any way to make it a great event for our school. Well done to all the children for their fantastic performances.
  • Mini Olympic Handball County Champions - 07/12/2016: Congratulations to our u-11 girls who won the mini Olympic handball County Finals in Knocknacarra today. They defeated Tirellan Heights NS in the final following a penalty shootout. It is a tremendous achievement and we are incredibly proud of them. Very well done girls!
  • Sale of Work 2016: Thanks so much to everybody who helped make our annual Sale of Work such an enjoyable day again this year. It wouldn't be possible without the fantastic support we received from our local community. We are so grateful to all those who helped out in any way to make the day such a success.
  • Visit from Corofin Football Team - 30/11/2016: Many thanks to Alan Burke, Kieran Molloy and Bernard Power of the Corofin Senior Football team who visited our school today with both the Galway and Connacht Senior Football Cups. We congratulate them on their fantastic success and wish them the very best in their quest for another All Ireland Club title.
  • Confirmation Enrolment Mass: There will be a Confirmation Enrolment Ceremony for the 6th class pupils on Saturday, December 3rd at 7.30 p.m. in Corofin church.
  • Preparation for Confirmation: There will be a meeting to introduce the 'You Shall Be My Witnesses' programme to the parents of the children making their Confirmation on Thursday, December 1st at 8 p.m., in the St. Colman's Room at the back of Corofin church.
  • I.C.A. Writing Competition - 25/11/2016: Congratulations to Aoife in 3rd class, who recently won the Halloween story writing competition sponsored by the Irish Countrywomen's Association. Very well done, Aoife.
  • Maths Competition - 24/11/2016: Congratulations to Cian, Katie, Shauna and Jason on finishing 2nd place in the maths competition run by Tuam Education Centre in the Ard Rí House Hotel today, November 24th. They did superbly well to answer 23 out of the 26 questions correctly, with the winning score being 24. We are all very proud of them.
  • Sale of Work - 18/11/2016: Our annual Sale of Work is just around the corner. It will take place on Sunday, December 4th from 12.30 p.m. It promises to be a very enjoyable day for all. Please come along and support. We've some great prizes to be won in our Sale of Work Raffle. Raffle cards are available at the school. Thanks so much to all who have sponsored prizes and who have donated prizes. We very much appreciate your generosity and support.
  • Children's Choir - 11/11/2016: The boys and girls from 4th, 5th and 6th will travel to the Mercy Secondary School in Tuam on Monday, November 14th to take part in a practice, along with other schools, for the National Children's Choir. They have been practising diligently over the past few weeks and they are really looking forward to it.
  • Shoebox Appeal - 10/11/2016: Well done to our students who took part in Team Hope's Shoebox Appeal. It is an excellent cause and we were delighted to get involved.
  • Hallowe'en Disco - 07/11/2016: A huge thank you to all involved in the Halloween Disco. Thanks to the parents who decorated the hall and entrance and organised the shop /tea etc. and sincere thanks to Karey McHugh for volunteering to do D.J. for the day. It was a lovely day for the children. Two projectors have been purchased for two classrooms and the money raised has gone towards purchase of same.
  • Midterm Break - 28/10/2016: We hope you all have a safe and enjoyable Hallowe'en break. We also hope you all enjoy our Hallowe'en disco that will take place this Sunday, October 30th in our school hall. It promises to be a very enjoyable occasion.
  • Hallowe'en Disco: We will have a Hallowe'en Children's Disco and Fancy Dress Party in our school hall on Sunday, October 30th.
  • Mini 7s County Finals - 12/10/2016: Our boys performed superbly in the County Finals of the mini 7s football competition in Loughgeorge today. They won their three group games and progressed to the semi-final, a match they eventually won after extra time. They worked tirelessly again in the final but narrowly lost out to Oranmore NS on a scoreline of 1-8 to 1-4. The boys deserve huge credit for the skill, determination and work rate they showed in every match and to reach a County Final is a tremendous achievement. We are so proud of all of them. Thanks to all those who came to support the boys.
  • Visit from Turloughmore u-21s - 07/10/2016: Many thanks to the players, coaches and backroom staff of the victorious Turloughmore u-21 team who visited our school today. It was great to have Tom Shiel, Joe Hession and Gerry Linnane along with players Karl Conneely, Tiernan Collins and Brion Connolly visit us with the Frank Fahy Cup. Tiernan and Brion are past pupils of Annagh Hill NS and we were delighted to welcome them back. We'd also like to congratulate James Murphy, another past pupil, who was unable to make it today.
  • Mini 7s Hurling - 30/09/2016: Our hurlers were in action in Carnmore today in the mini 7s competition. A win and two defeats in their group meant that they didn't progress further. Our 3rd and 4th class boys played a game against Bawnmore NS after our group matches. Well done to all players.
  • Mini 7s Football - 23/09/2016: Well done to our girls and boys who competed in the Corofin section of the mini 7s in Belclare today. Our girls won two of their three group matches and just missed out on a place in the final. Our boys topped their group and did superbly well to win the final. They now go on to take part in the County Finals in Loughgeorge on Wednesday, October 12th. We're very proud of all our boys and girls. Thanks to all who came out to support our teams.
  • Cross Country Running - 20/09/2016: Well done to our all pupils who took part in the AAI Galway Cross Country Running competition on Tuesday, September 20th in Renmore. 
  • Take on the Teachers Challenge - 16/09/2016: As today was National Fitness Day, we all had great fun today taking part in a "Take on the Teachers" challenge. We had a penalty shootout, an obstacle course relay, a free throw shootout and a tug of war challenge. Congratulations to the students who put their teachers to shame by coming out on top in the end. We can look forward to a rematch in the future.
  • Internet Safety and Cyber Bullying Seminar - 15/09/2016: An Internet Safety and Cyber Bullying talk was given to the children from 3rd - 6th class today by Jeremy Pagden on Thursday, September 15th. A seminar was delivered, again by Jeremy, on the same evening to parents and staff members. It was very informative and everybody learned so much from the experience. 
  • Beginning of year mass - 14/09/2016: Our beginning of year school mass took place today. Thanks to Fr. Paddy Mullins for celebrating the mass with us and thanks to all those who joined us in the celebration.
  • Little Hands Montessori and Afterschool Care: Little Hands Montessori and Afterschool Care welcomes all the children back to school. The opening times are from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., however earlier opening and later closing times can be arranged. Parents can avail of some free childcare if they have a medical card or if they are doing a VTOS course. For more information contact Helen on 0861683410 or Sandra on 0892389446. 
  • Visit to Brooklodge Nursery - 07/09/2016: The 4th, 5th and 6th class children enjoyed walking to Brooklodge Nursery yesterday afternoon to see organic fruit and vegetables being grown. Thanks to Christiane and her team for inviting us down and being so welcoming and generous with their time.
  • Caretaker/Janitor Position - 28/07/2016: The position of caretaker/janitor in our school is currently advertised on www.educationposts.ie. The closing date for applications is 10/08/2016.
  • Summer Holidays - 28/06/2016: All of us at Annagh Hill would like to wish the children, parents and the entire school community an enjoyable and safe summer holidays. We've had a very memorable 2015/2016 school year with many highlights. Our summer newsletter looks back at some of these and can be downloaded from the downloads section of this site. We've no doubt that the forthcoming school year will be just as enjoyable. We will reopen on Thursday, September 1st. We look forward to seeing you all again on that date.
  • Tug of War Demonstration - 24/06/2016: Thanks to Olivia Daly from the Kiltevna Tug of War Club who came to visit our school last week. The children were given information regarding the rules of tug of war and tips on technique and safety before they had a chance to compete against one another. The school was also given a tug of war rope for future use which we are very grateful for.
  • Graduation Mass - 22/06/2016: We celebrated a Graduation Mass for our 6th class pupils today in our school hall. Thanks to Fr. Paddy Mullins for celebrating the mass with us and thanks to all who joined us in the celebration. We are very sad that our ten 6th class students will be leaving us after their time in Annagh Hill but we will only have fond memories of them as we reflect on their time with us. They have been a pleasure to teach and we wish them every good wish and happiness in their bright futures. We'd also like to thank their parents for the fantastic support they have given our school over the years.
  • Sports Day - 21/06/2016: We had a very enjoyable Sports Day last week where the children took part in a range of different sports and activities. These included an obstacle course, dressing up relay and tug of war. All the children also took part in a Zumba dancing session. This was led by Zumba instructor Aleksandra Kolinska. Thanks to Aleksandra for her enthusiasm and friendly manner with our students. We'd also like to thanks Rainer Bolte and some of the members of the Connaught Fencing Club team for demonstrating the sport of fencing for our senior students.
  • Sponsored Walk and Irish Dancing Performance - 20/06/2016: Thanks to all who supported, helped out and took part in our sponsored walk today. It was very enjoyable and we are so grateful for all your support. Also, very well done to all the children who took part in an Irish dancing performance in the school hall following our walk. They were excellent. A big thank you to Susan O'Shaughnessy for the great work she has done with the children all year and for preparing the children for today's performance.
  • Nicholson/Patricia Kelly Cup - 17/06/2016: Well done to all our boys and girls who took part in the Nicholson Cup/Patricia Kelly Cup Finals evening in Monivea on Wednesday evening. They can all be very proud of their performances. Thanks to Monivea Abbey GAA Club for the organising and running the competition.
  • Visit from Paul Kelly - 13/06/2016: Thanks to Paul Kelly who visited our school to speak to the children about the importance of healthy eating and staying active. The children gained a lot from Paul's visit and we appreciate him taking the time to come and talk to the boys and girls in our school. Photos of Paul's visit can be viewed in the photo's section.
  • Treacy Cup - 08/06/2016: Our girls competed in the local basketball competition, the Treacy Cup, in Castlehackett today. They performed very well and can be very pleased with themselves.
  • Raftery Cup Finals - 07/06/2016: Well done to our Raftery Cup teams for their excellent performances yesterday evening. Our 7 a side team won their exhibition game and our 9 a side team won the Raftery Shield. We are incredibly proud of all our players and thanks so much to all those who turned up and gave such great support to the boys and girls.
  • Raftery Cup Finals - 06/06/2016: The Raftery Cup Finals will take place in Corofin pitch tomorrow, June 7th. Our 7 a side team will be playing Ballinderry at 5.30 p.m. Our 9 a side team will contest the Raftery Shield Final against Ballinderry at 6.30 p.m. Please come along to support the boys and girls.
  • School Tour to Westport - 01/06/2016: The children had a great day yesterday on their school tour to Westport. Thanks to all at Horizon Adventure Centre for making it such an enjoyable day for the boys and girls.
  • Cumann na mBunscol Football (Girls) - 24/05/2016: Our girls were in football action today in Caherlistrane. They performed very well but didn't do enough to qualify for the County Finals. This young team will have gained a lot of experience from today and we are very proud of them.
  • Cumann na mBunscol Football (Boys) - 17/05/2016: Our 3rd - 6th class boys were in football action again today in the Cumann na mBunscol 9-a-side competition. Two wins and a defeat meant they finished in 2nd place in the group and missed out on qualification for the final. They worked very hard as always and can be very proud of themselves. Well done boys!
  • School Garden - 13/05/2016: All the children in our school are enjoying maintaining our school garden under the guidance of the Brooklodge Ability West gardening team. The Brooklodge Ability West team will be at the school on Thursday/Friday afternoons to sell some of their produce. Proceeds will go to Ability West.
  • Raftery Cup - 12/05/2016: We began our Raftery Cup campaign last Thursday evening, May 12th. Our 9 a side team battled bravely but ended up being narrowly defeated by Cummer on a scoreline of 1-5 to 0-5. Our 7 a side team put on a super display and were victorious against Ballinderry. Well done to all our players and thanks to all who came along to give our teams such great support in their games.
  • Abbeyknockmoy Inter Schools Hurling Blitz - 11/05/2016: Our hurlers won the Inter Schools Hurling Blitz Shield on Wednesday evening, May 11th. They gave a tremendous performance to see off a gallant Monivea side. Well done lads!
  • Art Competition Winners - 09/05/2016: Congratulations to Jude Collins and Aoife Canavan who recently won prizes in the Abbeyknockmoy Community Playground Art Competition. Very well done to both students.
  • Mary's Month of May: As it is the month of May we are saying a decade of the Rosary every morning in each classroom. The children have all been given Rosary beads and a prayer book.
  • Annagh Hill N.S. and Little Hands Montessori Open Morning  - 05/05/2016: An open morning for parents and pupils for the school year 2016/2017 will take place on Thursday, May 5th from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Enrolment forms will be available on the day. All are welcome. For further information contact the school on (093) 41590 or 086 0122204. Little Hands Montessori, Breakfast Club and After School Care, with a new opening time of 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., will also have and open morning on the same day and at the same time. Parents and children are welcome to view facilities. For further information contact Helen on 086 1683410.
  • 1916 Commemoration - 01/05/2016: Well done to Emma Harte-Geasley, Emma Collins and Katie Gorham who took part in the 1916 Commemoration Event at Lackagh Museum on Sunday, May 1st. The girls read out their own proclamations during the event and represented themselves and our school admirably.
  • First Holy Communion - 30/04/2016: Congratulations to the 2nd class boys and girls who made their First Holy Communion on Saturday, April 30th. Thanks to Fr. Paddy Mullins for celebrating the sacrament with the children and thanks to Mrs. Grealish for preparing the children. We hope the children and their families had a very enjoyable day.
  • Spelling Bee - 26/04/2016: Congratulations to Shauna O'Brien who represented our school today in the County Galway Spelling Bee in the Salthill Hotel. She reached the fifth round and we are all very proud of her. Well done Shauna!
  • School Garden - 22/04/2016: We started our school garden today, April 22nd, in conjunction with the gardening team from Brooklodge Ability Care West. The 3rd and 4th class students planted strawberries. Each class will be planting a different fruit, vegetable or plant over the coming weeks and we're all looking forward to monitoring them as they grow.
  • Archbishop McHale Soccer Tornament - 22/04/2016: The 5th and 6th class boys and girls had a very enjoyable day today at the annual Archbishop McHale College soccer tournament. We entered two boys' teams and a girls' team. Our girls reached the quarter final and eventually lost out on penalties. One of our teams of boys narrowly missed out on the last 16 stage while the other team finished the tournament in 3rd place. Well done to all our players. Thanks to Archbishop McHale College for doing a great job of organising the event and thanks to all who came along to support our boys and girls.
  • Mini 7s Football County Finals (Boys) - 21/04/2016: Our boys performed superbly in today's Mini 7s Football County Finals. They won their three group matches and qualified for the semi-final where they overcame a strong Bushypark NS side. They were beaten in the final by Clarinbridge NS on a scoreline of 2-7 to 1-5 but they can all be incredibly proud of themselves for the performances they gave throughout the day. Very well done lads!
  • Music Lessons: After school music lessons with Padraig Carr now take place in the school hall every Tuesday evening at 3.10 p.m. Children have an option of playing the tin whistle, bodhrán, keyboard or button accordion. The children are really enjoying the lessons and all are welcome to attend.
  • Inter Schools Hurling - 18/04/2016: Our hurlers played their first group game of the Inter Schools Hurling Blitz in Abbeyknockmoy this evening. They were beaten by a single point by Monivea NS on a score line of 3-4 to 3-3. It was a great game of hurling and well done to all involved. The boys will be in action again next Monday at 4 p.m. when they take on Crumlin NS. We wish them the best of luck.
  • Mini 7s Football (Girls) - 18/04/2016: Our girls performed very well in the Corofin section of the mini 7s competition in Belclare today. They won their opening two group games but a loss after extra time in their third game meant that they finished 2nd in their group and narrowly missed out on a place in the final. Nevertheless, we are very proud of them and they will have gained a lot from the experience. Well done girls!
  • Mini 7s Football (Boys) - 14/04/2016: A big congratulations to our boys who won the Corofin section of the Cumann na mBunscol Mini 7s competition in Belclare. Three wins in their group saw them qualify for the final where they had to work incredibly hard to win after extra time. They now progress to the Cumann na mBunscol Mini 7s County Finals on Thursday, April 21st in Loughgeorge. Thanks to those who came to support the boys.
  • AIB Football Blitz - 13/04/2016: The boys and girls in 3rd class really enjoyed the football blitz in Belclare. They were all really excited to meet Colm Cooper also. Thanks and well done to all involved in organising the blitz.
  • Swimming Lessons: Swimming lessons will commence on Friday, April 8th for the children from 1st to 6th class.
  • Mini Olympic Handball - 07/04/2016:Our senior girls performed excellently in the u-13 mini Olympic handball County Finals in Knocknacarra on Thursday, April 7th. They won their opening two games and progressed to the semi final where they were narrowly beaten in extra time by a golden goal. Very well done to all involved.
  • Confirmation - 06/04/2016: Congratulations to the 6th class pupils who made their Confirmation in Corofin church on Wednesday, April 6th. It was a very enjoyable occasion and we are very proud of the children. We hope that the children and their families had a great day.
  • Literacy Lift Off: The children in first and second class started the 'Literacy Lift Off' programme on February 29th. This is an intensive six week programme of reading, writing, phonics and comprehension, which gives the children lots of opportunities to read books daily at their own level of competency. It has been very successful up to this point and hopefully each child will continue to reap the benefits by increasing their literacy confidence and advancing his/her reading level in a supportive environment.
  • Proclamation Day - 15/03/2016: Thanks to all who made Proclamation Day such an enjoyable occasion in our school today. Very well done to all the children for their participation. They were fantastic. Thanks to all those who took time out of their day to come and celebrate this historic day with us. Thanks to County Cathaoirleach, Peter Roche, for joining us in our celebrations and a big thank you to all staff members and anybody who helped out in any way to make the day such an enjoyable and successful one. We are, as always, incredibly grateful for your support. Go raibh míle maith agaibh.
  • Raising of National Flag - 15/03/2016: Tuesday, March 15th marks a historic day for all primary schools across Ireland as they raise the National Flag presented to them by members of the Defence Forces earlier in the school year. Our ceremony here in Annagh Hill N.S. will commence with the raising of the flag at 12 p.m. This will be followed by the playing and singing of Amhrán na bhFiann, the reading of the 1916 Proclamation and the reading of Proclamations of a New Generation compiled by our students. We will also have Irish music, dancing, songs and poems performed by the children and they will exhibit history and art projects that they have completed. We will have some refreshments after the ceremony. All parents, grandparents, family members and people from the local community are welcome to share this historic occasion with us.

  • Return of Ms. Grealish and thanks to Ms. Ryan: Ms. Finola Grealish will return from maternity leave on Monday, March 14th. The Board of Management, staff, parents and pupils of the school would like to thank Ms. Orla Ryan for her dedication and commitment to the pupils of the school since September. We wish her every success in her funtrue teaching career.

  • Raffle in aid of St. Oliver's Special School: A raffle for Easter Eggs will take place on Wednesday, March 16th. Tickets are €2 each or 3 for €5 and can be bought at the school up until next Wednesday. The proceeds will go to St. Oliver's Special School in Tuam as a token of appreciation for the care and support given to the family of the late Ciara Collins.

  • Tag Rugby Blitz - 10/03/2016: Our 5th and 6th class girls really enjoyed the tag rugby blitz in Monivea this evening. They performed exceptionally well and topped their group. They will be in sporting action again tomorrow when they take part in the FAI 5s competition in Newbridge (Shiven Rovers FC grounds). Games are scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. We wish the girls the very best of luck.

  • FAI 5s - 02/03/2016: Congratulations to our 5th and 6th class boys who braved the terrible weather conditions and performed so well today at the FAI Primary School 5s competition in Newbridge. The boys topped their group following three victories out of three matches and have now qualified for the Galway Finals in April. We also competed against Crumlin NS in a game that ended in a 2-2 draw. Thanks to those who came along to support the boys, in spite of the awful weather. Well done boys!
  • Scór na bPáistí - 28/02/2016: Well done to our pupils that participated in the Scór na bPáistí competition in the Raheen Woods Hotel yesterday, February 28th. Congrats to Katie and Jade for their performance in coming 5th in the instrumental music section and to Abbie, Alanna, Amy, Emma, Eva, Katie, Niamh and Shauna for coming 3rd in set dancing. Well done to all involved. Photos can be viewed in the photos section.
  • Confirmation Retreat - 25/02/2016: The 6th class pupils really enjoyed their visit to Esker Retreat House today. They took part in a range of activities throughout the day including artwork, meditation, a forest walk and a short prayer service. It has helped them greatly in preparation for receiving the Sacrament of Confirmation on April 6th. Thanks to the facilitators; John, Bernie, Carmel and Mary who looked after the children so well and were very complimentary of their behaviour and participation throughout the day. Well done to all.
  • Open Night - 23/02/2016: We will have an Open Night in our school on Tuesday, February 23rd at 7 p.m. All are very welcome to attend to view our school. Enrolment forms for the school year 2016-2017 are available at the school or can be downloaded from the downloads section of the website.
  • Me, Mollser - 15/02/2016: The 3rd-6th class boys and girls were given a performance of Me, Mollser in the school hall today. Me, Mollser is presented by the Abbey Theatre and gives people an idea as to what life was like for a young person, living in extreme poverty, in early 20th century Dublin. The story is told through the eyes of fifteen year old Mollser, who is coping with consumption against the backdrop of the 1913 Lockout and 1916 Easter Rising. It was an interactive performance and the children were complimented afterwards for their engagement throughout. Well done boys and girls. Photos can be viewed in the photos section.
  • First Confession - 11/02/2016: Congratulations to the 2nd class boys and girls who made their First Confession yesterday evening. Thanks to Fr. Paddy Mullins for celebrating the sacrament with the children and thanks to Ms. Ryan for preparing the children. Photos of the occasion can be viewed in the photos section.
  • You Shall Be My Witnesses Programme: The 'You Shall Be My Witnesses' programme for the children who will be receiving the Sacrament of Confirmation began on Tuesday, February 10th at 7.30 p.m., in Ballinderry N.S. The programme will run for the next three Tuesday evenings at 7.30 p.m. in the same venue.  
  • Enrolment for 2016/2017: Enrolment forms for 2016/2017 are available from the downloads section of the website or can be obtained at the school. An information evening for parents who wish to enrol their child for the school year 2016/2017 will be held on Tuesday, February 23rd at 7 p.m.
  • Credit Union Quiz - 29/01/2016: The St. Jarlath's Credit Union Quiz will take place on Friday, January 29th in the Mercy Secondary School hall in Tuam. The quiz will begin at 7 p.m. Children are requested to be there between 6.30 p.m. and 6.45 p.m. We wish Emma, Megan, Scott and Shauna the best of luck in the U-11 competition and Cillian, Darren, Eoghan and Emma the same in the the U-13 competition.
  • Little Hands Montessori & Afterschool Care: Little Hands Montessori are now enrolling for free preschool and free afterschool places. Contact Helen on 0861683410 or Sandra on 0892389446. You may also call in to view the facilities at any time.
  • Preparation for Confirmation - 18/01/2016: There will be a meeting to introduce the 'You Shall Be My Witnesses' programme to the parents of the children making their Confirmation tomorrow, Tuesday January 19th at 8 p.m., in the St. Colman's Room at the back of Corofin church.
  • Annagh B.N.S. 1959: A photograph of the pupils of Annagh Boys National School on a visit to Dublin on July 21st, 1959 has been added to the photos section of our website.
  • Christmas Newsletter: Our Christmas Newsletter was sent home with the children today, December 21st. A version of this newsletter, with accompanying photographs, is available to download in the downloads section of the website.
  • Visit from the Abbeyknockmoy Hurling Team - 21/12/2015: Thanks to the managers and players of the Abbeyknockmoy hurling team who visited the school on Monday, December 21st. They brought both the County and Connacht Intermediate Cups that they won earlier this year. We wish them every success in the All-Ireland semi-final on January 24th in Navan. Photos of their visit can be viewed in the photos section.  
  • Visit to Brooklodge Nursing Home - 21/12/2015: The 5th and 6th class children entertained the residents of Brooklodge Nursing Home on Monday, December 21st. They sang Christmas carols, danced and played music. Photos of the visit can be viewed in the photos section. 
  • Christmas Carol Service - 17/12/2015: Our Christmas Carol Service took place in the school hall on Thursday, December 17th at 7.15 p.m. It was a very enjoyable occasion for all and the children performed excellently. A big thank you to all who helped us to make it a success. We are all very proud of the children and they were delighted to receive a well deserved treat afterwards.
  • Visit from Kate McMahon - 10/12/2015: We'd like to thank Kate McMahon for coming to our school today to talk to the children. Kate is an author of books for children. She shared stories about her life and how she became an author. Kate explained to the children that, despite experiencing difficulties with English language as a child, she never allowed this are any other obstacle stand in her way of becoming an author. She gave the children some tips on how they can improve their story writing and read them an extract from one of her books which they really enjoyed.  
  • U-11 Mini Olympic Handball - 08/12/2015: Well done to our U-11 girls' mini Olympic Handball team who participated in the County Finals in Knocknacarra today. They defeated Tirellan in their opening game but were unfortunately beaten in their next game by Craughwell. They did very well to progress as far as they did and can be very proud of themselves.
  • Sale of Work - 06/12/2015: A huge thank you to everyone who came to our Sale of Work today. It always proves to be a great day and this year was no exception. Photos of the day can be found in the photos section. An exact figure of the sum raised will also be disclosed shortly. It is clear that a fantastic amount has been raised and this is all down to the generosity of those who supported the fundraiser and helped out in the lead up to and on the day. All funds raised will be used to make necessary improvements to our school and improve the learning experience of the children. Thank you all so much. 
  • U-11 Mini Olympic Handball - 02/12/2015: Well done to our girls who competed in the U-11 Mini Olympic Handball competition in Tuam on Wednesday, December 2nd. They defeated Belclare, Gardenfield and Annaghdown and have now qualified for the next round which is to be played in Galway on Tuesday, December 8th. We wish them the best of luck. Photos of the competition can be viewed in the photos section.
  • School Tour: The date of our school tour has been changed from Thursday, June 2nd to Wednesday, June 1st. This is due to the fact that the Cumann na mBunscol Football Finals are fixed to take place on June 2nd.
  • Science Quiz - 20/11/2015: The 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th class boys and girls took part in a science quiz in our school hall today to celebrate the last day of Science Week 2015. There were ten teams consisting of four/five students. After eight keenly contested rounds of six questions, we had a clear winner by a solitary point. Congratulations to Bart, Amy R., MacDara and Nicole who finished in 1st place with an excellent score of 43 points. Well done also to Eoghan, Megan, Jason, Amy F., and Lee on finishing in 2nd place with a score of 42 points and Jamie, Jade, Cian Q., Ryan and Jessica on finishing 3rd with a score of 40 points. All the boys and girls can be proud of their performances in the quiz. Photos of the quiz can be found in the photos section.  
  • Presentation of the National Flag - 19/11/2015: Many thanks to Company Sergeant Séamus Gannon for presenting the Irish National Flag to our school today. It was a great occasion and thanks to all those who took time out of their day to join us for it. Photos of the ceremony can be viewed in the photos section.
  • Visit from the Road Safety Authority - 18/11/2015: Catherine Flaherty from the R.S.A. came to the school to speak to all the children about staying safe on our roads. She spoke about the importance of safety as a pedestrian, cyclist, car passenger and bus passenger. The children gained a lot from the visit and we thank Catherine for her visit.
  • Map of M17 Motorway: A map of the the new M17 can be viewed in the photos section. When the construction of this new road is completed (est. 2018), the volume of traffic on the the road outside our school grounds will be lessened substantially. This will be a welcome consequence, especially with regard to safety when dropping children to school in the morning and collecting them in the evening.
  • Bowling: The boys and girls in 3rd and 4th class were treated to an hour of bowling at City Limits in Oranmore last Tuesday, November 10th. They were accompanied by Mrs. Flaherty and Ms. Henaghan. A great time was had by all. Some pictures of the outing can be viewed in the photos section. 
  • Maths Quiz - 10/11/2015:Congratulations to Bart, Cillian, Mark and Jordan on finishing in 2nd place in today's maths competition that was run by Tuam Education Centre. It was a fantastic achievement as the questions were very challenging and they were competing against 25 other teams. Well done boys. We're very proud of you!
  • Science Week: Thanks to Dr. Naomi Lavelle for carrying out Science of Sound workshops with the children today, November 9th. Everybody enjoyed it greatly. Science Week continues until Friday, November 20th.
  • Christmas Shoebox Appeal: A reminder that the Christmas shoeboxes are to be returned to the school by Tuesday, November 10th.
  • Mini 7s Hurling - 15/10/2015: Our hurlers performed very well in the mini 7s competition today in Carnmore. Two victories over Bawnmore and Lackagh and a loss to Corrandulla meant that they finished 2nd in their group and narrowly missed out on a place in the final. However, they can be very proud of their performance. We also played Bawnmore in an 11-a-side game which ended as a draw. Both teams played superbly in this match also. A big thanks to all the parents who came along to support the boys.
  • Mass - 13/10/2015: We celebrated mass in our school today. Thanks to Fr. Paddy Mullins for celebrating the mass with us and also those who joined us on the day.
  • Irish Press Cup Visit - 02/10/2015 and 07/10/2015: The school was honoured to have the Irish Press All Ireland Minor Hurling Cup visiting us twice in one week. Caelum Mulry, his dad Brian, Fionnan Garvey and Gearóid Nicholson came along with the Irish Press Cup and the Connacht Minor Football Cup. On October 7th, the Galway captain, Seán Loftus, his dad and Ultan Hurney also visited with the Irish Press Cup. The children were deleighted to see these cups coming to the school and no doubt these visits will be an inspiration to them to develop their own skills in sports.
  • Brooklodge 5k - 26/09/2015: A great day was had at the Brooklodge 5k and Fun Run. We were very fortunate with the great weather on the day and well done to everybody who took part in both races. A massive thank you to everybody who supported this fundraiser, especially those who gave up so much of their free time to organise the event and help with the running of proceedings on the day. We are incredibly grateful.
  • Visit from Athenry Music School - 25/09/2015: The children all enjoyed a visit from Úna and Colman from the Athenry Music School. Colman illustrated the playing of the Uileann Pipes, along with some tunes on the traditional flute. Úna brought a beautiful Irish harp and played it along with the tin whistle. it was a most interesting workshop and all of the children thoroughly enjoyed it. Our thanks to them both for their visit.  
  • French Classes: French classes are on-going on Wednesday afternoons immediately after school. Enquiries to Anne McCarthy on 086 8036165.
  • Art Classes:Art classes commenced on Monday, October 5th and will run for 8 weeks. Infant classes, 2 p.m. - 3 p.m. 1st - 6th classes, 3.10 p.m. - 4.10. p.m. Contact Orla on 089 4176005.
  • Drama: Drama classes continue on Friday evenings at 4 p.m. 
  • Karate: Karate continues on Wednesday evenings at 7 p.m. Enquiries can be made by contacting Jimmy on 085 7465133.
  • Little Hands Montessori and Afterschool: 'Little Hands' are now enrolling for free 2 year preschool. For more information contact Sandra on 089 2389446 or call in to view the room.