On Thursday the 16th of June, the school sports day took place. The school was divided into 6 teams with students from infants up to 6th in these teams. The students participated in races, such as sprints, sack races, backwards races, had to run a relay through a blow-up obstacle course, had sumo wrestling competitions against eachother, and also a treasure hunt. All the students thoroughly enjoyed the day despite the weather.
All students are taking part in a 3 week tennis lesson programme intended to teach them how to play tennis. This is funded by the Board of Management and the students are delighted to be given the opportunity to play a new sport. In this video, you can see the students of 4th, 5th, and 6th thoroughly enjoying their lesson!
On Wednesday the 8th of March, the school took part in golfing lessons. All students from infants to 6th class had time to enjoy the lessons and learn how to play golf. Here are the students from 4th, 5th, and 6th class practicing what they had learned.
For this weeks assembly, the students of 4th, 5th, and 6th classes performed Kodalines "Lig an Ghrá Isteach do Chroí' which is the Irish version of 'Only Love Will Set You Free' which was very popular. Denise, Aine, Aoibhe, and Faye all played the guitar while some students played along to the beat with bells and shakers and they all sang. They played brilliantly and the school were delighted to hear their performance.
On Wednesday the 25th of May, Clareen NS completed an historic treble after the girls won the Caomogie division A final against Shinrone on a scoreline of 6-6 to 2-6. Clareen were joined with Drumcullen girls, and the Shinrone team consisted of both Clonlisk and Shinrone national schools. It was a tough game with Clareen/Drumcullen managing to ensure the victory. This win secured the treble, after Clareen on their own won the Camogie division C on their own, and the boys had won the division b hurling final. This finished a superb year for the school in the world of the GAA, These 3 wins accompanied the girls having already won the indoor camogie competition from earlier on in the year. These great wins were celebrated in the Seir Kieran club grounds with a bonfire and speeches from the chairman of the club, Tony Murphy, the minor chairman of the club, Joe Guinan, and principal, Mr Dunne. All the children attending thoroughly enjoyed the night. Congratulations to the girls, including the Drumcullen students who helped to ensure the win, and the school are tremendously proud of there efforts throughout the year.
Recently we received some beautiful aerial images of the school from Colin Vaugh. Colin availed of the fantastic weather on the day of the Communion to take his drone out. He got some fantastic shots of the school , church and village. Colin kindly gave us the use of the images to share on our website - enjoy !