As the children of the middle room have been looking at civilisations in South, Central and North America, for art this week the children produced dream catchers which were created by the native american people.
Last Sunday, the fifth and sixth class children celebrated the sacrament of Confirmation alongside Charlestown NS, Tavneena NS and Barnacogue NS. From the early morning of the 12th of May, the sun shone as the Church of St James welcomed everyone for this special occasion.
The children welcomed their immediate and extended families as well as their sponsors to their Confirmation last Sunday. The church was alive with excitement as the sacrament of Confirmation is regarded as a very important sacrament for the children. They are blessed with the gifts and the fruits of the Holy Spirit which will help to guide them as they develop and grow.
We would like to thank Fr. Johnston and Fr. Doherty who confirmed the children. A huge well done to Mr Haran and the fifth and sixth class children as much hard work, time and preparation was afforded to this ceremony. The children created many pieces of art work and their scrapbooks. They also prepared prayers and songs, all of which were preformed so well at mass on Sunday.
Everyone at Cloonlyon NS is tremendously proud of our newly confirmed fifth and sixth classes. We wish them the very best as they venture through life following the path that God has set for them.
Last Friday our boys and girls gaelic football teams took part in the local area Cumann na mBunscoil competitions in Charlestown Sarsfields GAA pitch. There were three schools involved on the day - Carracastle, Kilmovee and Cloonlyon.
The day began with the boys playing Carracastle who they defeated. They then played Kilmovee who, despite some great performances, they unfortunately lost to. The boys team put in an excellent effort and were runners up on the day.
In the girls competition, they played Kilmovee in the semi-final. After a great game, the girls defeated Kilmovee progressing to the final where they played Carracastle. A huge effort from all the girls resulted in them winning the final to take home the perpetual shield. It was a wonderful day packed with entertaining matches and great performances.
Well done to all who took part. Cloonlyon Abú!
On the 9th of May 1950 the first move was made towards the creation of what is now known as the European Union and so it is that on this day that Cloonlyon celebrated lots of things to do with the EU.
This year students participated in the Blue Star Programme which culminated in a celebration on Europe Day. The school community showcased all of the Blue Star work that had been carried out throughout the year via displays, food tasting, art work, clay art, etc.
To open our Europe Day celebration all present participated in the 'Handshake for Europe', whereby all present shook hands with each other to recognise the solidarity that exists among European citizens and to celebrate the diversity that comes with being part of a strong and inclusive Union.
Our local Councillor Gerry Murray, who is a member of the EU Committee of the Regions, attended the celebration and spoke about his involvement with the EU via his political work.
We would like to thank all of the parents who attended and a special thanks to all those students who worked on the Blue Star Programme.
The Division 3 Mayo Championship camoige school blitz was held on the Astro turf pitch behind Mac Hale Park in Castlebar, on April 30th . The schools who took part were Cloonlyon NS, Straide NS, Meelick NS and Fahy NS.
Cloonlyon produced some excellent camogie winning all three of their games, defeating Straide NS, Meelick NS and Fahy NS, to be crowned the Division 3 champions.
It is wonderful to see Mayo camogie growing from strength to strength and the girls should be very proud of how they represented their school.
A massive thank you to Adrian Hession for his assistance in organising the event and for training the girls.