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Biodiversity Day of Action 2020

We had planned to participate in the 2020 St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Boyle.  The children, school staff and parents were going to dress up as animals/plants. The parents were going to carry Biodiversity signs and slogans created by the children. The children were going to perform […]

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Incredible Edibles

As part of the Incredible Edibles Project, the children planted a variety for fruits and vegetables such as strawberry plants and potatoes.

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Native Shrub and Tree Planting

As part of our Biodiversity Action Plan, we planted a variety of native trees and shrubs such as Rowan, Oak, Hazel, Blackthorn, Whitethorn, Dog Rose, Spindle and Beech. Thank you to Ms. Savage who ordered the trees and Chris and Mr. Hardiman who helped plant the trees. […]

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Autumn Seed Planting

The children collected berries, nuts and seeds on a nature walk in Hazelwood.  We planted them to see if they would grow.   Autumn Planting from Cloonloo School on Vimeo.

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Planting 2019

The children in the Senior Room enjoyed planting a variety of vegetables.

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Green School Travel Poster Competition

The children in the Senior Room had to design posters  with a travel code.  The Junior Room designed helmets. Here are some photographs of the work carried out and the Senior and Junior Room Winners.

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Raised Beds September 2016

Some of the children in the Junior Room helped Ms. Savage gather the vegetables from the raised beds which were planted last June.  Ms. Savage made some delicious vegetable soup.

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Raised Bed Planting 2016

Ms. Savage helped the children plant vegetables such as cabbage, carrots and broccoli  in the raised beds.  

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Green Flag Raising

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Green School Flag Raising

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Why choose Cloonloo National School?

  • Low pupil-teacher ratio – 1:1 teaching
  • DEIS School – This means extra grant to the school to subsidise school activities, outing and cost of books etc
  • Heavily subsidised books – total book cost is €25 which includes all books, copies, pencils, colours etc
  • Heavily subsidised school outings, tours
  • Free packed school lunches
  • Heavily subsidised swimming classes for all children
  • Teachers very accessible and available to talk to
  • Uniform – Very practical. White or blue t-shirt, navy or black trousers/tracksuit bottoms