Introducing Logboy National School
St John's National School, Logboy, lies on the Mayo side of the border with Roscommon. We are 7 kms from Ballyhaunis, 16 kms from Claremorris and 6 kms from Cloonfad. Built in 1903 the school has been central to the life of it's community. It has traditionally provided education to the children of it's rural, agricultural hinterland but in recent years has welcomed children of Asylum Seekers from Europe, Africa and Asia. Currently we have 56 pupils, 3 Mainstream Teachers, a shared Learning Support Teacher and a part-time secretary and cleaner.
Full Attendance 2015/2016
Our Special Day:-
Chloe, Connor, Daniel, Darragh and Emma were super on their First Holy Communion Day. They really enjoyed their parties afterwards in the beautiful weather!
The day Mayo footballer Colm Boyle visited our school.
On Friday the 22nd of April Colm Boyle, Mayo’s half back came to our school. We all came in with Mayo tops on for Mayo day. He came in and Miss asked him a few questions about Gaelic. Then he came up to the top of the classroom. The whole school got to meet him. He was very nice. We asked him questions like “Who is the hardest to mark?”, “What was your best match”, “Can we have homework off?” He answered all our questions.
Later on Mark gave him a very remarkable picture that he drew himself. It was a picture of Colm. He was very pleased with his picture. We then went outside to take some photos and get our jerseys signed. After break we got to play Gaelic with him outside. Conor scored a goal and Colm was in goals. I had such fun with Colm and hope he comes to see us again with The Sam McGuire.
Thanks for coming Colm.
Proclamation Day 15th March 2016
We will never forget Proclamation Day in our school. The sun shone, the children played music, sang, recited poetry and danced the afternoon away. Young and old from the community attended to listen to the children read the 1916 Proclamation and to watch past pupil Private Damian Keadin raise the tricolor in army style to the sound of Amhrán na bhFiann which was performed by the school band. We were delighted to welcome Mr. Paul Butler from the Mayo Education Centre to our celebration too. Paul presented our infant classes and a group of children from 5th & 6th with their awards, as county winners of the Mayo Education Centre run 1916 Commemoration Project Competition. Shortly afterwards the children unveiled and read their Proclamation for a New Generation 2016.
Let us tell you the story of our day in pictures.
We are very proud of Eilís & Emma O'Brien who recently donated 70 inches of their hair between them to the Rapunzel and Little Princess Trust Foundations.
Jack takes gold in Connacht Minor Schools Championships.
Congratulations to Jack Delaney from 4th class who won a Gold Medal for U10 Breaststroke and a Bronze in the U10 Butterfly at the Connacht Minor Schools Championships which took place in Longford recently. Jack will now go on to represent his school in the All Irelands in the National Equatic Centre in February. Well done Jack!
Santa visits Logboy
'A Christmas Story' 2015
We really enjoyed putting on our Christmas show in Logboy Church last week.
Aaron has his work published by the HSA
Congratulations to Aaron McWalter from third class who attended the recent launch of the Health & Safety Authority book about construction safety, by children from all over Ireland where he saw his work published, as well as that of other children. The launch took place in Croke Park on Tuesday December 1st. This book will be circulated to primary schools all over Ireland. Well done Aaron!
1916 History Projects
"We have all being working very hard on our 1916 History projects which involved research and reflection, as well as finding and observing History in our local area".
"We are really excited about making them available for all of you to read on Proclamation Day in our school on March 15th 2016."
We took part in the Marshmallow Science Challenge
during Science Week 2015
Believe comes 7th in County Cross Country Finals and is now bound for the Connachts.
We are so proud of Believe Igharo from 4th class who represented the school in the County Cross Country Finals in Ballina on Thursday October 1st. Believe came 7th in the 3rd/4th Class Boys 800m race and will now progress to the Connacht Finals at a later date.
0n the 21st of September 2015, two army officers came to our school. Their names were Brian and Alan and they were from the Galway military region. They read the proclamation and James read a paragraph from it too. Then they presented us with the tri colour flag. They told us that all the colours of the flag mean something. They said that the green stands for the nationalists, they are the people who wanted Ireland to be independent. The orange stood for the unionists, the people who wanted Ireland to remain part of the U.K. (United Kingdom). And the white stood for the peace between them. Then they answered our MANY questions. They told us what it was like to be in the army. The training was very hard and they had to go overseas to bases and be away from their families for long periods of time. Then they told us they had two different families, their army families and their family with their parents, their brothers and sisters. Then they took pictures with us. I enjoyed their visit a lot!
Cross Country - 24th September 2015
The Beginning of the 1916 Celebrations in Logboy N.S.
Lieutenant Brian Daly and Alan Sheridan (NCO) Irish army officers presenting the Irish Flag and the Proclamation to Aaron, Lucy and Isobel on Monday 21st September in preparation for the flag raising on March 15th 2016
Senior Class Room - School Year 2015/16
Full Attendance 2014/2015
Senior School Tour
Croke Park Lounge
Rosie Ganley with her winning entry in the Senior classroom aquarium competition....
Mayo Captain Keith Higgins pictured with the staff and pupils of Logboy N.S. on his recent visit to meet the children........
Congratulations to the pupils who received their
First Holy Communion in Logboy Church on Sunday 10th May
Aaron Wins in Mayo Education Centre Yeats Competition.
Aaron with Paul (Mayo Education Centre)
Aaron with his parents, teachers and Paul
Our Seashore Aquarium was set up on Wednesday 15th April.
Our Senior classes will be looking after it for four weeks...
Dean and Rebecca Lyons - 1st place winners in a recent Belcarr Roadrace.
Congratulations to our
5th and 6th class children
who received the Sacrament of Confirmation
in Bekan church on Tuesday 24th March
Maria Walsh Rose of Tralee visit to our school......................
The Visit of an Engineer during Engineering Week.
Our school musical Hosanna Rock was a Blast!!!! look. ..........!
What Logboy N.S. Aims to Do
Our school provides for the civic, moral, academic, artistic and physical education of our pupils in an inclusive environment based on our Catholic Ethos. We are totally child centred. Everyone's efforts are appreciated and excellence is encouraged. we encourage our children to have a positive attitude to themselves, others, their community and environment. Most of all we strive to create a safe, warm, caring and motivated environment in which all our pupils are happy and enjoy their education.
Principal: Ms. Edel Canny - Senior Classroom.
Deputy Prin: Ms. Bernie Connell - Infant Classroom.
Ms. Michelle Devine - Junior Classroom.
Ms.Maura Gorman - Learning Support Teacher
Mrs. Bridget Lyons - Cleaner/Caretaker
Ms. Monica Garvey - Secretary
We can be contacted as follows:
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