Month: May 2017 (page 1 of 2)

Alone on a Wide Wide Sea

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.

“Awesome”, Chloe.

“A brilliant book”, Maria.

“An emotional read”, Annalee.


Food Dudes in Rm 10

Second class enjoyed taking part in Food Dudes. We had fruit and vegetables each day. We got awards for trying new foods. Some were really delicious. Our favourite were mange tout and grapes. On the last day we got special Food Dudes lunch boxes and now we bring in our own fruit and vegetables for lunch.


Sponsored Walk and Fáilte Festival June 11th

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!


The Sacraments in St. Edward’s N.S.

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. 



Intergenerational Project.

First class had a fun afternoon playing games and chatting with adults from Ballytivnan Resource Centre.

Order of Malta Ambulance visit

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!


St. Edward’s NS – Our Active School Slogan.

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!!!!

Our Active Week eBook

Visiting St. Angela’s

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!

GAA Blitz

3rd and 4th attended a GAA blitz on Friday 28th of April in Kent Park. This was a great opportunity to put skills being learned at school into practice. The weather was cool but dry. Lots of other schools were in Kent Park to take part as well. Here are some pictures taken on the day. It looks like a great time was had by all!

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