We had a number of end of year events in the school this week. We marked the retirement of teacher Ellen McKiernan on Wednesday with a school mass in our hall which was celebrated by Fr. Rooney. It also marked the graduation of our 6th class who began with a lovely procession of lights.
On Thursday, the victorious Sligo Hurling team, who won the Lory Meagher Cup in Croke Park last Sunday, came back to visit. Keith Raymond, their captain fantastic and a proud past pupil of our school, spoke passionately about the importance of following your dream, working hard and taking care of your body. He recalled a visit by Mark Scanlon to the school back in 1998 as World Junior Cycling Champion when Keith was a pupil here and the impact that had on him and his love of playing sport.
Friday was our final day. At the prize-giving assembly, the children who had very good attendance received a prize. Special mention to Kian and Melanie who did not miss even a single day! Each week, children who have not missed a day get a green slip to enter this draw and, as well as a monthly draw in each class, there is a big draw at the end of each term. Congratulations to Leon in Junior Infants whose name came out of the big draw! Team Poland won the big team prize for Sports Day and they collected their prizes from Ms Kivlehan. This was the first time that any Sports Day team had received a perfect score in all areas of co-operation and teamwork! The rounders tournament came to an exciting finale on Sports Day and the children who took part also received their medals.
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!
Have a look our Wiggle Bot project that we worked on back in term 1!
International World Book Day was March 1st this year. Unfortunately, our school was closed that day due to a certain “Beast from the East”! Fortunately, we got to hold our postponed assembly a week later. Children dressed up as their favourite characters from books, even some of the staff were dressed up! 4th and 5th class from room 1 presented the assembly and introduced each class.
And the winners are………….
BEST HOMEMADE COSTUME : Moaning Myrtle (aka Nicole Room 11)
FUNNIEST COSTUME: Gangster Granny (aka Conor Room 12)
MOST ENTERTAINING CHARACTER: Horrid Henry (aka Tom P. Room 4)
Congratulations! You will receive your prize in school tomorrow.
Keep an eye out for lots of pics from our World Book Day assembly coming shortly.
We had our Christmas assembly today in the hall. The children who have had excellent attendance got selection boxes. Thulini won a prize for designing a beautiful school Christmas Card. The children who are learning to play the violin played Silent Night for us and then we all joined in singing!
We hope everyone has a lovely Christmas holiday. During the last few days of term the children raised €370 for Sligo Social Services, to help other people. Thank you to all the families who donated so generously.
We look forward to seeing everyone on the 8th of January 2018.
Happy Christmas and New Year.
Congratulations to the children in 3rd to 5th classes who were presented with their reading certificates at assembly today. We are proud of you!
On Friday 30th we held our final assembly before the summer holidays. We talked about keeping safe around water and roads over the holidays and said goodbye to Ms Coyne who will be leaving us for a year. Children who have had excellent attendance received their prizes from Mrs. McGowan.
Excellent Attendance 2016 2017