Scór na bPáistí

There was five entries from Tooreen NS for Scór na bPáistí. We had a drama group, a ballad group, a music group, a solo singer and a recitation. The drama group and the recitation got through but unfortunately the music group, ballad group and the solo singer didn’t, but we have high hopes for them in future years.

In the final round everybody had a few nerves but we had great fun and did our best.When results came in, sadly neither the drama or the recitation won but we were happy with our performance and we hope to try again next year!

Solo singer: Leah Greally

Drama Group: Emma Colleran Aoibhín Lynskey Alice Curran Vanessa Whelan Kate Doyle Michaela Fitzmaurice Seán Lynskey Harry O’ Grady and Kate Flanagan who was our in charge of our electrical equipment.

Ballad Group : Éabha Delaney, Elizabeth Burcovschi, Ruth Grealy, Kate Tener and Alesha McGarry

Recitation : Vanessa Whelan

Music Group : Alice Curran , Katie Damron , Pierce Keadin , Ella Mulkeen and Keith Flanagan.

By, Aoibhín Lynskey and Emma Colleran !!!

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Camogie Exhibition Game McHale Park.


On Sunday April 2nd in McHale Park Castlebar our 5th and 6th class girls took part in the Cumann na mBunscoil half time exhibition game.  We played in the white Mayo jerseys. There were over 14,000 spectators in the stands. As the Senior Mayo Team ran out on to the pitch we formed a guard of honour. As half time drew closer we prepared for our moment of glory on the pitch. Tensions were running high as Cormac Reilly blew the half time whistle.

We were playing Snugboro NS ,a school from Castlebar. We ran out onto the pitch and we took our positions. We took early possession as our superb forwards Alice, Anna and Rebecca sent the sliotar into the back of the net. Snugboro’s goalie hit the sliotar straight into the hand of our backs , Aoibhin , Emer and Kate. they quickly cleared the ball up to our midfielders Caoimhe and Geri-Maye. Geri-Maye then hit a deadly shot past the goalie’s outstretched hurley. Snugboro then counter-attacked with a goal even Anthony Nash couldn’t save. Our goalie Roisin then pucked it out to Caoimhe who then sent phenomenal shot over the bar. We were now on a roll and Geri-Maye then sealed the deal with a spectacular point from half way down the pitch. The referee from Westport blew the final whistle and our match ended with a score of 3-2 to 1-0 to Tooreen NS.

We really enjoyed our day out in McHale Park and we are very thankful for this opportunity. We wish the Mayo Senior Team the best of luck in their journey for Sam. Hon Mayo!!!!!

By: Roisin Lynskey and Caoimhe Delaney.

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Easter Holiday Closure

School will be closed for the Easter Holidays from 10th -21st of April.

Friday the 9th of April is a full school day and classes will resume as normal on Monday the 24th April.

Wishing you all a lovely Easter !


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3rd Class Drama Show

The 3rd class Drama Play will take place on Thursday, April 6th at 7pm in the School Hall. Our thanks to Margaret Niland for preparing the children so well for their play. We’re looking forward to seeing you there.



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Scór Winners

Comhghairdeas Vanessa Whelan and the Drama Group on coming 1st in the Recitation and Drama sections of Scór in Kilmovee. Best of luck to her and the drama group in the county final on Saturday 1st April in Breaffy.


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Ireland West Airport Knock

On Thursday 23rd March Junior and Senior Infants visited Ireland West Airport Knock. We have been learning about Transport and Travel in Aistear, in particular airports. The Chief Fire and Safety Officer, Pearse Concannon, talked to us about life at the airport and his very important job. We had lunch and got to see planes taking off and landing. It was a very exciting day. Special thanks to all the parents who helped on the day it was much appreciated! Check out how much fun we had in the video below.

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Cultural Day 2017

On Thursday 16th March all the students in Tooreen N.S. had a chance to show their talents in Irish dancing, music and drama at our cultural day. The entire school enjoyed the variety of acts that performed. Well done to the students in 5th and 6th class who wrote and produced their own drama for the day and to Ms. Duffy for rehearsing with all of the acts.
Take a look below at some of the creative talented students in our school.

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Board of Management report 01/17

The first meeting of 2017 of the current board of management took place in the school on Tuesday, March 7th.  All members of the board attended.

The finances involved in the building of the extension to the school were chosen for a random audit by the Dept. of Education.  Board treasurer, Catherine Moran, informed the board that this audit had taken place after Christmas and had been passed successfully.

The board thanked the Parents’ Association for their efforts and the funds they have raised in recent months: a clothes collection brought in €126 (which will go towards sports gear) and the association also donated €200 to the recent science day.  The PA organised and sponsored a talk on cyberbullying for both pupils and parents and is currently creating a cookbook – again, with any profits going towards the school.

The school has not been included on the expanded list of DEIS schools.  Margaret Duffy will write to the Dept. of Education, seeking information on why it was overlooked and also to see if there are any steps that we can take to be reconsidered.

Pupil numbers:
Three new pupils are entering the school in April and 13 pupils have been registered for entering junior infants this September.

Current events:

  • The pupils are currently doing extra activities on Thursdays.  First to 3rd class are doing drama, whilst the remaining classes are doing yoga.  These groupings will continue in this manner until Easter, after which they will switch.
  • Camogie and hurling training will begin next week.


  • The Administration of Medicines policy is very close to being finished.  It is hoped that it will be ratified at the next meeting of the board.
  • The school’s new Child Protection Statement is now ready and is available from the school and on this site.  Click here to read/download it.


  • Easter holidays will begin on Friday, April 7th, with the school reopening on Monday April 24th.
  • The school will be closed on Tuesday May 16th, as the teaching staff will be attending a day-long workshop on Oral language skills.

The next meeting of the board will take place in the school on May 15th, at 7.30pm.

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Charity Donation

Well done to the students of 5th & 6th Classes who very generously donated some of their Confirmation money to charity.  The charities they decided to support were “The Irish Cancer Society” and “Temple Street Children’s Hospital” donating €160 to each.  Both charities were delighted to receive these generous donations.  Well done to all who contributed!

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Yoga with Mrs. Purcell

Junior Infants, Senior Infants, 4th, 5th and 6th Class are having yoga classes for the next six weeks with Mrs. Purcell. Week one went fantastically, we learned lots of poses like downward dog, the cobra, the tree pose and practiced lots of deep breathing and balance exercises. 

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