5th and 6th classes went on their tour this week to Donegal Adventure Centre in Bundoran and had a great day.
Once the wet suits were finally on, we headed to Rossnowlagh beach where we had some games and some instructions on the shore before jumping into the waves with our body boards.
After a well deserved lunch, we headed back outdoors to compete on the Toraíoct Adventure Challenge. There was lots of climbing and crawling and squeezing through and balancing and running and……
There were a lot of tired heads on Monday evening!
Our annual Fáilte Festival took place on Friday June 15th. The rain came down but it didn’t dampen the spirits! The day kicked off with our sponsored walk and pupils, parents, staff and guests gathered afterwards in the hall. Together we remembered Ross McCarrick, our beautiful, gentle past pupil who has sadly passed away. We lit a candle and remembered his family, friends, neighbours, teachers and everybody who is heartbroken with his passing.
We also remembered Paddy McLoughlin, a grandfather of a pupil in our school who also passed away last summer. Paddy’s legacy will live on for many years in our school as funds raised from the sponsored walk, along with a very generous donation from his family have enabled us to train all pupils from 4th to 6th classes as well as staff, in emergency response, CPR and AED (defibrillator) use. The success of the fundraising also means that we can now purchase an AED device for our school building as a life saving resource for our community.
We also came together to celebrate the retirement of Máire Hunt from our staff who has been working in St. Edward’s since 1995 as both a teacher and as our HSCL. She was presented with gifts from pupils, BOM and parents and was really suprised when the pupils performed an ABBA themed special composition called “Thank You for the Music”, ably accompanied by Rachel Farrell, a past pupil. She will be missed by all and we wish her many years of health happiness and relaxation!
We really enjoyed the kids BBQ supplied by the Clayton Hotel and residents of Globe House also created some wonderful dishes from around the world as part of their Global Kitchen initiative. Once the food was out of the way, the rest of the afternoon was for fun activities outdoors such as bubble football, bouncy castles, novelty races among others. Congrats to all our raffle winners. What a lovely day!
Calling all bakers! Please support our annual cake sale.
4th class room 4 are organising the cake sale this year on Friday at our Fáilte festival. We would really appreciate if each family could contribute something to sell. All sweets and treats, big or small welcome!
Cakes and buns can be dropped into the school on Friday morning. Cakes go on sale at 1.15pm
We will be holding a raffle on Friday at the Fáilte Festival. All money raised will go towards buying the School Defibrillator.
The Tickets will be on sale in the school at the Fáilte Festival this Friday the 15th of June for adults attending the Festival to get a chance to buy tickets.
The tickets will be 50c for 1 strip and €2 for 5 strips.
We would like to say a big thank you to all our sponsors for generously donating prizes for the raffle!!
These are our sponsors:
- Jones oil
- Markievicz Pharmacy
- Healthwise pharmacy
- Sherlock’s Butchers in Cartron
- The 4 Lanterns
- Mc Donalds
- Bistro Bianconi
- Fiddlers Creek
- Mace on Holborn Street
- Matt Lyons XL shop
- Centra in Carton
- Spar (Bundoran Road)
- The Gourmet Parlour
We woke with heavy hearts today in St. Edward’s, thinking of Ross McCarrick our past pupil who passed away yesterday after a short illness. We are thinking of his heartbroken mum and dad, sister and brother, all his extended family, classmates, friends and neighbours. We keep you all in our thoughts and prayers as we have done over the last number of weeks as we hoped and prayed and wished for a full recovery. We are deeply saddened that it was not to be. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis.
3rd class enjoyed getting out in the good weather hunting for different types of minibeasts found around our school.
Some children from the communion class in St. Edwards N.S. will take part in the Corpus Christi Procession. The Procession leaves the cathedral at 7:15PM.
The theme of the art project this year reflects on family ahead of the upcoming World Meeting of Families in Ireland this summer.
Children from 6th class helped second class prepare a piece of art which they will carry during The Procession.
We have had fantastic news from Abbvie who have a manufacturing plant in our locality. On the week of June 18th to 22nd, staff from Abbvie will refurbish St Edward’s NS building! The outside and inside will be painted and some floor coverings will also be renewed. Of course this will mean that we cannot be in the building that week.
The principal of Ballinode College, Mr David Mc Guinness has kindly offered us the use of rooms in the college for the duration of the refurbishment. Therefore children’s school attendance will not be affected. We will be able to run normal classes in Ballinode College and our Code of Behaviour, uniform rules etc will apply while we are there.
We will update families on where to drop and collect the children nearer the time. As Ballinode College is so close to St Edward’s NS, we hope that it should not cause any great difficulties for families.
This is a great chance to refresh the school building and we are very thankful to Abbvie in advance for choosing St Edward’s NS for their project for Week of Opportunities 2018.