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My name is Ailbhe O’Donnell, from Galway City. I teach 1st and 2nd Class in Scoil Chroí Íosa, Newcastle, Galway.

 

 

 

 

My name is Sue Doherty and during the course of this project I was Home School Community Liaison Co-ordinator in Scoil Chroi Iosa. The role of HSCL in the school required me to liaise with various community partners that could enhance and enrich the children’s experience of education and also to involve parents as much as practicable in this.

We have a long tradition of welcoming local artists and community organisations to work with all age groups in our school, and parental involvement is actively encouraged and promoted. As a school, we had decided to promote all aspects of the creative arts in education and this project.

My name is Colin Barry and I’m principal of Scoil Chroi Iosa primary school in Newcastle, Galway City. We are a growing school of roughly 110 children who come from a variety of multi-cultural backgrounds. This gives our school a distinctly vibrant feel and makes it an important hub for the local community. We aim to provide for the holistic education of all our students through a variety of modern, research-based methodologies. One of the most effective teaching methodologies we have found is to teach children through the medium of the creative arts. We believe this transcends cultural differences, language barriers and academic aptitude. We, as a whole school community, decided to proactively move in this exciting new direction about 4 years ago. In this challenging endeavour, we sought guidance and support from many fantastic arts organisations and individual creative practitioners based in and around Galway City.

Our school’s journey through the creative arts is still ongoing and we are open to working with any artists who wish to engage with creative children. Recently our promotion of the creative arts was recognised by Baboro when we won their “Above and Beyond” award for consistently succeeding in offering creative outlets to our pupils, in which they can learn and grow.

Leanne teaches P2/3 at Aughnacloy Primary School. Aughnacloy is a small town on the border in Co. Tyrone. She loves to kayak, hike, travel and take photographs.

5th Class teacher at Scoil Bhríde Cailíní


!!!! Ronan Rourke

!!!! Orfhlaith Prendergast

!!!! Dympna Gannon

!!!! Diarmuid Hickey

!!!! Fionnuala Bromell

!!!! Iain Burns

!!!! Jacintha Mullins

!!!! Noreen Walsh

!!!! Fiona Giles

!!!! Freda O’Neill

!!!! Brenda Binions

!!!! Lisa Quirke, Youth Worker

!!!! Mandi Mc Daid

!!!! Rachel Scott

!!!! Laura Walsh

!!!! Dee Ryan

!!!! Joy Creighton

!!!! Celine Connell

!!!! David Hopkins

!!!! Liselott Olofsson

!!!! Vera McGrath

!!!! Jennifer Buggie

!!!! Mr. Gavin

!!!! Ms. Coyle

!!!! Maria Wright Slattery

!!!! Andrea Malone

!!!! Catherine Mc Guirk

!!!! Mary Bennett

!!!! Ailbhe O’Donnell

My name is Ailbhe O’Donnell, from Galway City. I teach 1st and 2nd Class in Scoil Chroí Íosa, Newcastle, Galway.

 

 

 

 

!!!! Sue Doherty

My name is Sue Doherty and during the course of this project I was Home School Community Liaison Co-ordinator in Scoil Chroi Iosa. The role of HSCL in the school required me to liaise with various community partners that could enhance and enrich the children’s experience of education and also to involve parents as much as practicable in this.

We have a long tradition of welcoming local artists and community organisations to work with all age groups in our school, and parental involvement is actively encouraged and promoted. As a school, we had decided to promote all aspects of the creative arts in education and this project.

!!!! Colin Barry

My name is Colin Barry and I’m principal of Scoil Chroi Iosa primary school in Newcastle, Galway City. We are a growing school of roughly 110 children who come from a variety of multi-cultural backgrounds. This gives our school a distinctly vibrant feel and makes it an important hub for the local community. We aim to provide for the holistic education of all our students through a variety of modern, research-based methodologies. One of the most effective teaching methodologies we have found is to teach children through the medium of the creative arts. We believe this transcends cultural differences, language barriers and academic aptitude. We, as a whole school community, decided to proactively move in this exciting new direction about 4 years ago. In this challenging endeavour, we sought guidance and support from many fantastic arts organisations and individual creative practitioners based in and around Galway City.

Our school’s journey through the creative arts is still ongoing and we are open to working with any artists who wish to engage with creative children. Recently our promotion of the creative arts was recognised by Baboro when we won their “Above and Beyond” award for consistently succeeding in offering creative outlets to our pupils, in which they can learn and grow.

!!!! Leanne Kyle

Leanne teaches P2/3 at Aughnacloy Primary School. Aughnacloy is a small town on the border in Co. Tyrone. She loves to kayak, hike, travel and take photographs.

!!!! Derek O’Brien, Teacher

!!!! Fionnuala Hughes

!!!! Dr Maura Coulter

!!!! Dr Frances Murphy

!!!! Susan Marron

!!!! Stephanie Herwood

!!!! Mary Skillington

!!!! Karen O Brien

!!!! Woodland Park Preschool Team

!!!! Mike FitzGibbon, Lecturer

!!!! Siobhan Lynch

!!!! Anne Moylan

!!!! Michelle MacNamee

!!!! Roisín Ní Bhroin

!!!! Mary Sutherland

!!!! Paul Ryan

!!!! Bernie McCarron

!!!! Siobhán Coleman

!!!! Sarah Campbell

!!!! Una-Meabh Herron

!!!! Linda O’Sullivan

!!!! Gemma Kenny

!!!! Siobhán English

!!!! Conor Doyle

!!!! Shane McDonagh

!!!! Natalie Leydon

!!!! Tracey Kirrane

!!!! Claire Lannin

!!!! Muireann McSweeney

!!!! Denise Sheridan

!!!! Asiyo Altawash (Special Needs Assistant)

!!!! Sinead Davin Park (Learning Support Teacher)

!!!! June Kelly

!!!! Brenda Ní Fhrighill

!!!! Ash Ryan

!!!! Mary Farrell

!!!! Debbie Donnelly

!!!! Aoife Coffey

!!!! Gabrielle Tuomey

!!!! Sarah Doyle

!!!! Aoife Coffey

!!!! Marie O’ Connell

!!!! Sinead Toomey

5th Class teacher at Scoil Bhríde Cailíní

!!!! Renee Moran

!!!! Danny Moynihan

!!!! Joanna McCallig

!!!! Judy Lawler

!!!! Niamh Crowley

!!!! Edel Murray

!!!! Emma Purcell

!!!! Máire O’Higgins

!!!! Turlough O’Donnell