Those who availed of Fresh Today food boxes during Covid-19 school closures will receive a food box in July and another in August.
We are enjoying the lovely sunny days at school this month. Everyone is looking forward to the exciting days ahead… Top of the list is our ‘Fun Day’ followed by our Sports Day, School Mural and lots lots more… Watch this space for updates!
All pupils and staff had such a wonderful time at their ‘Fun Day’. We loved all the stations…..Art Station 1 – Frames, Art Station 2 – Kaleidoscope, Bouncy Castle, Space Hoppers, Disco in the Library, Photo Booth, Scavenger Hunt, Sausage and Blaa, Giant Games, Winston the pig at the Mobile Farm, Scavenger Hunt and a tasty ice-cream from the ice-cream van! Wow! What a day…..
All pupils thoroughly enjoyed Sports Day in the June sunshine. The venue was Walsh Park. Discus throw, tennis racket relay, egg and spoon race, penalty shoot out, 50/ 100m sprint, hurdle relays, obstacle race, bean bag balance etc. were all on the list of activities for the event. The weather was fantastic and the water/ fruit station was a welcome stop!
Our school mural is coming along nicely. Classes have had a chance to make suggestions for the mural. We are watching it develop each day and it is looking great so far…
Fifth Class have been working on their sketching techniques in art. They enjoyed a workshop with their resident digital artist, Lauren who gave lots of tips and tricks! Have a look at her work…
We enjoyed our St. Patrick’s Day festivities at school as part of Seachtain na Gaeilge. We were so lucky to have had a fabulous parade to watch followed by a Céilí sa Chlós in the sunshine. We all dressed up in green and cheered and danced together.
A Message from Waterford Sports Partnership
It’s now more important than ever that we try and stay active. Here are a few suggested activities and resources for you and your family!
Active Homework Challenge
The aim of the ‘Active Homework Challenge’ is to increase the physical activity levels of school going children, thus helping each child reach the national recommendation of 60 minutes daily.
There are 15 different exercises to try out with your children with ‘show me how’ videos for each one! Find out more HERE
Orienteering – A Free, Fun, Family Activity!
Have you got children with a sense of adventure? Who love to learn new skills and have fun in the fresh air? Do you want a sport the whole family can enjoy together? Where you can all progress at your own pace and enjoy a unique sense of achievement? Then orienteering is the sport for you. Orienteering is the sport of navigation that requires you to find your way from one point to another using only a map, your brains and sometimes a compass. It’s easy to learn and a fun way to exercise your body and mind, as you enjoy the outdoors. It’s a sport for everyone and is something that can be easily learned by people of all ages and abilities. Orienteering is usually done in the woods, hills or parks, with the participants on foot.
Orienteering develops many skills including problem solving, team work, decision making and self awareness. It really is fun for all the family. There are five Permanent Orienteering Courses in Waterford at:
- Waterford Nature Park, Kilbarry,
- The Peoples’s Park, Waterford,
- Dunmore East
Maps & Answer Sheets for these course can be downloaded from our website.
Find out more about Orienteering and Virtual Orienteering HERE
Keep Well | Keep Active
Waterford Sports Partnership is proud to support the ‘Keep Well’ Campaign!
‘Keep Well’ is a Government of Ireland initiative, aimed at showing people of all ages how we can mind our own physical and mental health and wellbeing by adding healthy and helpful habits to our daily and weekly routines. We are working with Sport Ireland, Waterford City & County Council, Healthy Waterford, the HSE, Waterford Libraries, Creative Waterford and Get Ireland Walking to provide guidelines, information and tips on what we can do to help us keep well through the coming months by keeping active, staying connected, switching off & being creative, eating well and minding our mood . . .
FIND OUT MORE HERE!
IMPORTANT: Please do not travel beyond your 5km limit and ensure that you adhere to Government COVID19 Guidelines at all times.
Some classes have been using Kids A-Z (RAZ Kids) for their reading online, and today we passed a major milestone for 2021. The girls and boys have spent over 40,000 minutes online listening to books, reading them and completing quizzes … that’s nearly 670 hours in January and February alone! Well done everyone and keep it up!
As part of the Green Flag process, we held our Green Day remotely on February 17th. Pupils in every class completed activities on the topic of litter and waste, and were invited to take part in a poster competition based on our Green Code – “3R’s (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle) to save our 1 World. ”
Well done to the over 100 girls and boys who entered the competition, and to our 3 winners.
Check out our video Green Day
All pupils and staff celebrated Presentation Day this year through Zoom. Mrs O’Mara led a special prayer service with some lovely singing from the choir to mark the occasion. It was lovely to hear all the beautiful singing voices from all areas of the school.
Listen to our beautiful choir sing ‘One Step Beyond’…
The Annual Admissions Notice in respect of admissions to the 2021/2022 school year is now available. Click on the ‘Policies’ tab above to access the document.
Well done to our pupils who worked so hard during the school closure. Click on ‘Hard Working Pupils’ to see all your great work.
Click on any photograph to open a larger image.
I would like to say a huge thank you to all the students who sent me photographs during the recent lockdown. Well done to you all!
We would like to congratulate Mhairi, Aasia, Elizabeth and Carla for winning the Credit Union Regional Quiz on Monday 3rd of February. We are very proud of the girls!
All three Sixth Classes are taking part in this years Junior Entrepreneur Project. They have divided into small groups and come up with a business idea. They have invited in a local business woman: ‘The Wreckless Chef’ and learned about how to set up and run their own mini company. The girls are learning the value of hard work as they sold their products at our school craft fair. Many made a profit and they all donated some proceeds to Make a Wish Foundation.
Congratulations to the pupils and teachers from First Class on a wonderful Grandparents’ Day Ceremony. The girls were so well prepared. They read their prayers confidently and sang like angels. It was so uplifting. Thank you for all the hard work.
Also a big thank you to Ms Fetton for covering the teas and buns! WELL DONE ALL.
Well done to the pupils from Fourth Class who performed the Christmas Story at our annual Pageant in St. Paul’s Church. The great acting and beautiful singing really brought the story to life for us. This was followed by a selection of Christmas songs from all other classes. It was such an enjoyable evening and thank you to everyone for all the hard work.
Well done to our school choir from 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th Class who sang at the Christmas Stars Concert in St. Johns Church under the direction of Ms Tobin. The choir performed four songs and then joined in with all of the school choirs to sing the finale “O Holy Night”. The concert will be broadcast on WLRFM on December 23rd and 26th.
A special mass was celebrated in St. Paul’s Church to mark Presentation Day 2019. Pupils from both the Primary and Secondary Schools participated in the mass and their beautiful singing really added to the occasion.
Everyone had great fun at the Halloween party. The stations were such fun. We had art and craft, story sessions, a disco, made toffee apples, played snap apple and lots lots more.
Fifth and Sixth Class Classes recently took part in a Two Touch Rugby Programme with Brian from Waterford Sports Partnership. This is part of the 20/20 campaign – an initiative to increase female participation in sport. A number of the girls will soon take part in a Two Touch Rugby Blitz in Waterford City Rugby Club during European Week of Sport. Well done girls.