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Cake Sale at the Fáilte Festival

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


St. Edward’s NS Raffle

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
  • Supermacs
  • Mc Donalds
  • Bistro Bianconi
  • Fiddlers Creek
  • Mace on Holborn Street
  • Matt Lyons XL shop
  • Centra in Carton
  • Spar (Bundoran Road)
  • The Gourmet Parlour

RIP Ross

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.

Minibeast hunt in 3rd class

3rd class enjoyed getting out in the good weather hunting for different types of minibeasts found around our school.

The Hare and The Tortoise in 2nd class

Corpus Christi Art Project

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.






Abbvie: Week of Opportunities

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.


CPR and Defibrillator Training

Children from rooms 1, 11 and 12 took part in a first aid training workshop with Brian O’Hara from Innisfree Safety. We discussed fire and water safety and learned about how to contact emergency services on 999 if we ever need them.

Brian showed us a defibrillator and we learned how to use one. They are also called AEDs. We were surprised by how safe and easy they were to use. They can be used if somebody is unconscious and not breathing. You can check this by watching their chest for 10 seconds to see if it is going up and down. We also learned how to do compressions on a persons chest and on a baby’s chest to help keep the blood circulating around their body while waiting for help to arrive. 

It was really great to get the chance to practice these skills on the mannequins. The strange thing was that they were all called Anne! 



STEM Award 2017/2018

Congratulations to all the Staff and Children at St. Edward’s NS!

All the hard work has paid off! St Edward’s National School has achieved a Science Foundation Ireland Discover Science and Maths Plaque of STEM Excellence for the 2017/18 academic year.

The children took part in science experiments, a science fair, completed scratch coding and hour of code, made powerpoints, talked about internet safety, took part in a Maths quiz, made different houses out of recyclable material and had an Engineer come to visit in order to get the award.

This is our 14th year in a row to take part and achieve the award.  Well done again to all the staff as a lot of hard work goes into achieving this award.

Third Class come to visit the Hairdressers

In Senior Infants we are learning all about the Hairdressers during Aistear time.

Third Class were very good and came over to help the children in Senior Infants get into role as Hairdressers, Barbers, receptionists and clients.  They also help was all the dolls hair in the Water Area. The children had a great time and had loads of fun!

Thank you to Miss Lynn for bringing over her class and joining in on all the fun!

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