Month: June 2013 (page 1 of 2)

The Highlights of Third Class

During term 2 we had a student teacher, Miss Reynolds who showed us how to make grass heads, butter, juice cocktails (while teaching capacity) and read us the novel ‘Under the Hawthorn Tree.’

For 6 weeks 3rd class were learning how to swim in the Clarion hotel. We enjoyed learning to swim.

This year our teacher Mr Maye thought our school how to play the old GAA game, Rounders.

This year 3rd class did a project with a school from Northern Ireland called Dissolving Boundaries.

Last year (2012) our teacher Mr Maye’s wife, Mrs Maye, had a baby boy called Daniel and brought him in so we could meet him.

Every 2 years we do a school concert. This year it was on again and we did the play ‘The Bullies At Sam’s Café’.

For 12 weeks we had being doing GAA training with I.T coaches Nicole and David.

For 6 weeks we did dancing with Antony Flores. We all enjoyed learning new moves.

On Tuesday the 18th of June we had our sports day. The junior and seniors were split in different groups. The junior team names were colours and the seniors were planets.

For National Tree Planting Week, the Sligo Rovers player Joseph Ndo came to our school to plant a willow tree.

Back in September (while learning procedures), we made blackberry jam. After we made it, we tried it on toast. Most people enjoyed it.

Visit to Northside

Yesterday, 3rd class visited the old St Edwards NS, otherwise known as ‘The Northside’.
We enjoyed seeing the model of the area in 1896 and the old classroom. We visited the old fort where Forthill gets it’s name from, and we had a look at the Men’s garden.
We would like to say thank you to Johnny Stanford and John Joe Rooney for all their lovely stories about the history of the area and the old fort.

St.Edwards donate to Social Services

Earlier this year 4th and 6th class raised money for charity .

After some careful consideration we decided to donate the money to Social Services in Sligo .

Sinead from the Charles Street  branch came in to speak to us about where the money will go .It will be used to fund meals on wheels or for day care services for elderly and homeless among other groups .

Sinead was delighted to receive our E80 .Thanks to all pupils who contributed .

Yummy treats for Golden time

We had a delicious treat for Golden time last week -hot dogs.

Here are some pictures of us enjoying them !!




Artists at work

In Room 4, we did a project on Shoes .

We drew our shoes and planned our clay pieces.

We then made  clayshoes  and when they were dry we painted them .

Here are some of our beautiful work .

Fire Safety Awareness

Jimmy and Justin  from Sligo Fire Department called to visit us in Room 4 .

They told us all about their work and how to keep safe at home .

Their motto is Get out,Stay out,call the brigade !

They also explained how important it is  for each family to have an escape plan in case of fire .

We would also  like to thank Jimmy and Justin for the lovely activity packs which they gave us .

Fáilte Festival 2013

On Sunday 9th June, the children, parents, teachers and friends of St Edward’s National School hosted their annual fundraiser, the ‘Fáilte Festival’.
We were blessed with such a fine day. We all set off on our sponsored walk at 3 o’clock and returned to the school at about 4, where staff of the Clarion Hotel had a fantastic barbecue waiting for the hungry walkers.
We also had face painting, a disco, children’s work on display, a photo competition and novelty races.
Thank you very much to everyone who helped and especially, the Home School Association.
A great day was had by all.

Sligo General Hospital- A smoke free zone





Did you know that Sligo General Hospital is now a completely smoke free campus? From 31st May smoking is not allowed anywhere on the hospital grounds. This will help make Sligo General a healthier, safer and cleaner environment for all, especially the patients.


To promote this new initiative, Sligo General ran a poster competition. Children from 5th & 6th could enter a poster with a slogan. All posters entered were of a very high standard and many posters from St. Edwards N.S. are on display in the hospital


We were delighted to hear that 1st prize was awarded to Ian Solano, 6th class St. Edwards N.S. On Friday 31st May, Ian was presented with his prize in the hospital.


Well done Ian!


Today 5th was were very lucky to have the Transition Year Mini-Company ‘Squeazy’ come into class and teach us about their product. The workshop taught us about floating and sinking. We learned about how density determines if something will sink or float. Each child in the class then had the chance to make their own Squeazy bottle. Even our Junior Infant visitors took part and had lots of fun.

For more information on the Squaezy check out their website at

Human Rights Workshop

Last month 5th and 6th class took part in a Human Rights workshop. We learned about our human rights and what these are. We learned about discrimination and what it means. As part of the workshop we had the chance to take part in lots of different activities which taught us how important it is to work together, to respect everyone and to make sure everyone feels valued and appreciated. We each created a clay piece to represent one of our human rights. We really enjoyed the workshop and had a lot of fun learning about a very important topic which affects us all.

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