March 18

Green Day/ Seachtain na Gaeilge 2018

On Friday March 16th, everyone in Inver N.S. dressed up, either in Green for St. Patrick’s Weekend or in their favourite character’s costume. We had a busy day from the word go. In the morning, we all participated in a chéile outside. We danced Cur Brog ar an asal, An Staicín Eorna, An Damhsa Mór and Tar Chugam. The sun stayed out for us throughout so we were delighted! After the small break, we had Fred, the magician perform for the whole school. He was wonderful and a lovely treat for all.
Following lunch, we held a wholeschool Tráth na nCeist. It was a busy day but lots of fun!

March 11

Ag seinm ‘Fáinne Geal an Lae’ le marshmallows ar Makey Makey S2

Bhí sport againn inniú ag iarraidh seinm ‘Fáinne Geal an Lae’ le MakeyMakey agus ag baint úsaid as marshmallows. Beidh muid ag seinm ‘Fáinne Geal an Lae’ do Lá an Fhorógra, Dé Máirt seo chugainn. Síleann muid nar cheap an cumadóir, Edward Walsh, i 1847 go mbeadh muid in ann an port a sheinm ar milseáin i 2016!

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March 4

Whistleblast Erris Schools’ Concert

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Today we went to the Arís Inis Gluaire to preform our concert with Mary Curran and Conor Lenihan.

First when we went in we went into the auditorium to practice. All the schools gathered round the piano and warmed up a bit. Then we started to really practice. Our first song was ‘Feeling Groovy’ and it was a really groovy song. Then we sang ‘Slow Down’ – a song we composed ourselves.

After we had a little break outside but it was only a 15 minute break. When we went in again we sang Una FortivaLa Grimait is a Italian song. We practiced a few more songs and then we had a 45 minute break we went to the park.

When we came in again it was show time. It started at 1:00 and ended at 1:30 Mary and Conor played a few tunes too. People thought we were great.

I really enjoyed it I would love to do it again.😄

from Róisín’s blog

 

In the morning we went to Arís Inis Gluaire to preform in the “Slow down” concert with Mary Curran and Conor Lenihan from the Whistleblast Quartet.

We preformed with other schools like Barnatra NS, Binghamstown and SN Dú Thuama.

Through out our practice we got to have 2 breaks and for the second break we got to go to the park for about an hour or so.

At around 12:30 Junior classes and parents from most of the schools came into watch our performance including our own Junior room.

The concert started at 1:00 and ended at around 1:40. We sang songs like “Feelin Groovy”, “The Hills Of Donegal” and loads more!

I really enjoyed the performance but I was a bit nervous at the start. I think we did an outstanding job and I think that the whole audience enjoyed it!

from Sophie’s blog

Today we went to Aras Inis Gluaire to preform a a concert called ‘ Slow Down’. It was preformed in front of parents and students of Belmullet and it started at 1:00.

We arrived at 10:00 to practice. We had two breaks, one for 15mins and one for 45mins.

We preformed 6 songs 1. Kyle Kye Kule 2. Fellin’ groovy. 3. Una Furtiva Lagrima. 4. Hills of Donegal 5. Slow down. 6. Téir Abhaile Rúi.

The experience was absolutely amazing. The atmosphere was brilliant. I have never experienced anything like it ever before. I was nervous before we walked on but when we were on it went away.

My overall favourite would by far be ‘ Hills Of Donegal’. I enjoyed it and would love to do it again.

from Shauna’s blog

Yesterday my class mates and I went to the Aras Inis Gluaire to perform a concert with Mary Curran and Coner Lenihan. We did 5 songs. My favourite was “Téir abhile Riú”.

My instrument was a drum with a stick.

The performance started at 1.00 o’clock. There were lots of people there. Múinteior Deborah said we were AMAZING. I was really nervous. The show was brilliant and I had a GREAT day.

from Hannah’s blog 😀😀😀😀😀😀😀😀

 

Our warmup piece was Kye Kye Kule:

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Today (the 01/03/16) my class and I went to Aras Inis Gluaire.  We preformed a concert in which “The Whistleblast Quartet’s” Mary Curan and Conor Linehan accompanied us.

We had practiced for  the concert by doing workshops with Mary.

Conor is a pianist and he was amazing. He played the piano through all of our songs.

Mary Curan is a woman of many talents, she can play a variety of forgein instruments; gambo etc., play the french horn, strum the guitar all while singing along amazingly.

Three schools came with us Dohooma N.S, Barnatra N.S and Binghamstown N.S. I knew a few people from each of the schools, especially Barnatra as they are the nearest to Inver.

My school and all the schools, Mary and Conor wrote a song entitled “Slow down”. We preformed our song at the concert.

The music Mary and Conor taught us was very good. The songs were; “The Hills Of Donegal.”, “Feelin’ Groovy.”, “Una Furtiva Langrima.”, “Slow Down. (Our song)”, “Téir Abhaile Rúi.” and “Kye kye Kule.”

Before the concert started we went to the park. We had lots of good fun there.

When the concert was about to start we were all buzzing with excitement.

We sang our songs and everyone clapped.

At the end we all took a bow.

😆 from Siobhan’s blog 😆

 

The Introductory piece was from Gershwin.

Then we had a piece from Mozart.

November 18

Óglaí na h-Éireann / The Defence Forces present Irish flag and Proclamation

 

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On Wednesday we had a visit from Corporal Des Padden and Seargent PJ Maloney from Oglaí na h-Eireann. For some of you that might not know what “Oglaí na h-Eireann” is it is Ireland’s Defence Force.🇨🇮

When they first came in we played a marching tune on our music instruments called “Fáinne Geall an Lae”. It sounded great and I think Des and PJ enjoyed it!🇨🇮

Next they talked to us about our country’s flag and what it really means to them and what it should mean to all of us! It shouldn’t be dragged around someone’s shoulders as a cape or used as a sign for a football match. It should be hung on the highest pole for everybody to see!🇨🇮

They then talked to us about what they do as soldiers. For example PJ went to Bosnia to help all the children go to school safely when Bosnia was at war. After more talking about what they do, they then awarded us with our national flag.🇨🇮

Des then went through all the rules to keep the flag safe, for example it can’t touch the ground, it has to be hung on the highest pole, you have to take it down every evening and loads more! Also all the schools in Ireland will be raising their flags on the 15th of March 2016 at the exact same time which will be really cool!🇨🇮

It was an honour to have the soldiers award us with the flag and even for them to come to our school. I had a great day and learned so many new things about my country and more! We even got pictures taken with the soldiers!🇨🇮

By Sophie (from Sophie’s Blog)

 

National Flag

On Wednesday soldiers from the Irish Defense forces came in to us to give us the national flag. It was good fun👍. Their names were Des and PJ .There was lots of work in this. We had to learn the national anthem and to learn the proclamation as well as play a marching tune on our instruments.

First we looked at the flag. Then Des told us about the rules of the flag. One of them was about not writing on the flag and another was not to wear it like coat.

Lucy was the person to received the flag on our behalf .

Then we talked about our flag and how we got our flag.  Then we asked a few questions and they answered all of them. Then we took some photographs.

It was a great day!

From Liam’s Blog

 

On Wednesday we had a visit from the Corporal Des Padden and Sergeant PJ Maloney from the Oglái Na h-Éireann. Oglái Na h-Eireann is the Defence Force in Ireland.🇮🇪

When they came in first we played our tune called Fáinne Geall An Lae which is a marching tune. Then they talked a little bit about the 1916 rising. After they talked about 1916 we sang The National Anthem. I think they really enjoyed it.

They presented the National flag to Lucy and a book about 1916. They told us that this flag can’t touch the ground or be around you like a cape. It had to be raised on the highest flag pole for everyone can see it.  Everyone took a picture of Lucy and the solders. Then we went outside to take a picture with them and the whole entire school. I really hope they come again.😄.

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By Róisín!!!!!🇮🇪🇮🇪🇮🇪🇮🇪🇮🇪🇮🇪😃😃

 

Army

Ogalaí na h-Eireann’s Corporal Des Padden and my uncle Sergeant PJ Maloney came to our school. They gave us a flag which my school and all of the other schools in Ireland will raise on the 15th of March 2016. We must respect the flag and raise it and lower it every day to remember all of those who have lived and passed in the 1916 Rising and also remember those who died in 1916.

The men talked about their uniforms. PJ has three stripes on his arm because he is a Sergeant. Des has only two because he is a lower rank then PJ (Des is a Corporal). PJ has a pin on his shirt because he is a fluent Irish speaker. Des doesn’t have one but he is learning. Des has three medals and PJ has five medals.

From Siobhan’s Blog

October 9

Our Active Code

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Inver N.S. Active Code

We need this Flag,
Don’t want to be a nag,
Get on your feet
And move to the beat.

To be fit, do not sit, ride a bike, walk or run, have some fun!
It doesn’t matter what you do , Just do what’s good for you!

Any sport at all,
You don’t need a ball.
We have a pitch AND a hall.
Run to the shore,
Don’t be a bore,
Don’t stay at home and snore , snore, snore!

To be fit, do not sit, ride a bike, walk or run, have some fun!
It doesn’t matter what you do , Just do what’s good for you!

Don t stay in and sit, sit, sit,
Just listen to us and you’ll get fit, fit, fit!

Well done to Liam & Kirsty for their wonderful Active Code!
All of the children worked so hard, composing great stories, poems and raps. Keep up the great work guys!

March 20

Talent Show

On Friday the 20th of March wich is today there will be a Talent Show hosted in our community centre. There is going to be lots of acts participating from our school. I will be preforming an Irish Dance with my friend Rosaleen. Our whole dance is all cheographed by ourselves so we’ve beem practicing for a long time now!!! I will also be performing another Irish Dance called the Slip Jig with my other friend Roísín!!! I’m kind of nervous but excited at the same time.😉😳

All of our room will be playing instruments to Bellringers Polka and will be singing and playing The Rattlin Bog. The children from the Junior Classroom be singing a song called Bone Constructer and will also be playing and singing Twinkle Little Star.

There’s lots of dancing, singing and even acting wich I’m so excited to see. Hopefully there will be a few acts from parents and other people from outside the school. There will also be a raffle and refreshments there wich is really good. Hopefully I could win something in the raffle!!!😂

I think having a Talent Show is such a good idea to showcase your talent. Now that we’re having a Talent Show everyone can see all of the different talents that everyone have. Like everyone can see that Orla,Lisa and April can sing, Amy April and Ava can act, and that Lisa and Ava can Irish Dance and lots more.

Why not organise a Talent Show in your community to show everyone your talents? 👍

From Sophie’s Blog

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onight there is a talent show in our local community centre and all the children from Inver N.S are going to take part in it. There will be dancing, singing, acting and more! It is going to be great, I am really looking forward to it! ☺️

I am taking part in 2 acts. I am going to be singing a song called ‘ Riptide’ with April and Orla and I am going to be doing an Irish dance with Ava.😆😋 I am both nervous and excited! 😝 Also, all of 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th class are going to be playing our instruments and singing.

We are going to do two tunes: ‘Rattlin Bog’ and ‘ Bell Ringers Polka’ It’s going to be really good 👌 Hopefully all of us will have a great night, full of excitment and fun! 👍

Good luck everyone!!! 👏👏👏

From Lisa’s Blog