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Donation From Sligo Hospital

The school was delighted to have been selected as one of the recipients of proceeds from the Sligo University Hospital Musical Society’s recent pantomime. The group presented the school with a cheque for €3,000 for the purchase of equipment for The Glen, our autism unit. Staff have begun to purchase some new equipment with this very generous donation and the children are already delighted
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Pyjama Day for Temple St. Hospital

    We had a Pyjama Day today for Temple st. Hospital. We wore our pyjamas to school and were snug and warm all day! Kyle is going to Temple St next week and we raised 220 euros to send with him as a thank you to the doctors and nurses for caring for sick children. We had hot chocolate and buns today as
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Senior Infants’ Doctor’s Visit

Senior Infants had a visit from Olivia’s dad Dr Zac Johnson on Monday morning. This was related to our current topic: The Hospital. The children were very excited to practise using a stethoscope, otoscope and ultrasound on eachother! Thanks to Dr Johnson for visiting us.


School Tracksuits

Our school uniform consists of the school crested tracksuit and white polo shirt. The school tracksuit can be ordered directly online from our uniform supplier School Warehouse HERE or by phone on 074-9732185 or by email online@schoolwarehouse.ie


Ireland’s Fastest Feet

On Sunday 11th September a number of children from 1st and 2nd classes entered Sligo’s leg of Ireland’s Fastest Feet at the Regional Sports Complex. The children had the opportunity to run 20m through speed gates. The children all ran very well and received certificates for their efforts. We need to wait to see if any of the children make it through to the finals
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Coast Guard Helicopter Visit

The helicopter from the Strandhill-based Coast Guard visited the school on Tuesday June 7th, 2016. All of the pupils gathered at the nearby GAA pitch and watched as the helicopter appeared on the horizon, circled around and then landed carefully in the middle of the pitch. Once the rotors had come to a standstill, all of the pupils, class by class, got the chance
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Mad Hair Day

Staff and pupils at Ransboro National School recently enjoyed great fun as they modelled a wide variety of interesting hair creations for their “Mad Hair Day” in aid of Sligo Cancer Support Centre. From birds’ nests, cupcake creations, mohican styles and multi-coloured hair and wigs of all descriptions, the colourful display accompanied by the glorious sunshine added cheer and lifted spirits. The fundraiser was
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Healthy Eating Guidelines

On Thursday November 12th, a meeting for parents was held in the school to outline our new Healthy Eating Guidelines for school. This was the culmination of a lengthy process of consultation between teachers, parents and pupils. A committee of staff and parents consulted with the general parent body and the pupils of the school to ascertain their views on healthy eating. Some of
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Myra’s Story

Myra’s Story, a one-woman play by Brian Foster, will be performed by Coolera Dramatic Society in Kilmacowen Hall for four nights on September 16th-19th. The society have kindly offered to share the proceeds of the four-night run with the school. Tickets, priced at €10, are now on sale from the school office. We urge parents to support this night’s entertainment by purchasing tickets from
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Knocknarea Attendance Board

Ransboro National School is an amalgamation of two previous national schools in the parish, namely Knocknarea NS and Kilmacowen NS. Our school opened in 1981 with the closure of these two schools. We have recently come into possession of the attendance board for the final day of Knocknarea NS in 1981. These attendance boards were commonplace in national schools in times gone by. This
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