5th class have just finished reading Alone on a Wide Wide Sea by Michael Morpurgo.
This novel is divided into two parts. The first part starts with the main character Arthur telling his life story. In the second part of the novel Arthur’s daughter Allie sets out to find her father’s long lost sister.
We really enjoyed reading this novel. Here are some of our reviews of the book:
“It was an exhilarating read”, Darwin.
“An exciting adventure”, Miki.
“A page turner”, Nicole.
“A brilliant book”, Maria.
“An emotional read”, Annalee.
It’s coming near that time of year again! Sponsored Walk cards went home today with children. The final date for bringing back cards and money is Thursday 8th June, but if children have them back earlier than that, teachers have promised lots of extra stamps! Each family that brings back a card and money will be given a free ticket for the annual festival which includes BBQ, DJ, novelty games and lots of fun. This is the main fundraising event for the year and all money raised is used to purchase resources for children within the school to support teaching and learning.
Have a look below at what we got up to last year!
Congratulations to all the 2nd class children who made their First Holy Communion on Saturday in St. Joseph’s Church. They celebrated afterwards with a small party in the school and lots of cupcakes, cake and treats! Congratulations too to our sixth class children who received the Sacrament of Confirmation on Friday 12th May.
On May 19th, Liam and Conor from the Order of Malta Ambulance service came to visit our school. They showed us round the inside of the ambulance and all the equipment that they use. They demonstrated how they use “Annie” to teach people how to do CPR to help to resuscitate people. They even put some bandages on the Senior Infants who asked them to teach them some skills for their Doctor’s Surgery role play corner! They spoke to the senior classes about the benefits of volunteering with The Order of Malta. They get to attend big events such as music festivals for free, and learn lots of new skills which can save lives. Did you know that Sligo has been named as European Volunteering Capital 2017? We presented them with a donation towards the Order of Malta which we collected on a non- uniform day during Active School week.
Thank you so much Liam and Conor, we really enjoyed your visit, learned loads of interesting things and had great fun!
Order of Malta volunteers demonstrate how Annie helps them to teach people some vital skills!
As part of Active School Week, we held a slogan competition for the pupils from 2nd to 6th Class.
Here are some of the winning slogans.
Active School Week – Move it, Improve it.
Come with us to have some fun, playing games is wonderful.
Stay Active, Stay Fit, Stay Healthy.
We also have a new St. Edward’s NS Sports Mascot.
We would like to introduce …. BEE Sporty!!!!
On Tuesday 2nd of May, 6th class enjoyed a Confirmation retreat in St. Angela’s College.
We worked in groups to discuss ‘What Confirmation means to me?’ We then created prayers of the faithful together.
In the afternoon we took part in a special mass. We would like to thank Fr. Noel, Sr. Mary and Corina for organising the day.
We really enjoyed it.
We are looking forward to making our Confirmation on Friday May 12th.
Here are some pictures of us. We also loved being out in the beautiful weather!