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
Brenda from Sligo Library came to visit us before the school holidays. She told us all about the Summer Stars reading adventure. This is a free programme and open to all children. Once children register in Sligo Library, they get a reading card with 8 boxes. They choose 2 books to read at home and when they return them, the librarian will stamp their card and they can also collect some nice rewards. At the end of the programme, when they have read 8 books, all those who have taken part will be invited to an awards event where they will receive their Summer Reading Star Certificate and a medal!
Brenda was delighted to hear that children in our school have been reading lots of books from our own library as well and presented reading certificates for the term to children from 3rd to 6th classes.
Sligo Library is now open Tuesday to Saturday every week. See www.summerstars.ie for more information or contact Sligo Library at 071 9111850
Today we had an assembly teaching us all about how to be safe in the sun. We learned all about the importance of wearing sun-cream and the five S’s for Sun Safety
- SLIP on a t-shirt
- SLOP on SPF 50 broad spectrum UVA sunscreen
- SLAP on a broad brimmed hat
- SLIDE on quality sunglasses
- SHADE from the sun whenever possible
Check out the cool new sun hats all the children in school were given. We will be keeping these in school so we can wear them in the playground and out on our trips during the summer term and then we will be able to take them home to keep during the summer holidays.
We had an assembly on the last day of school before the holidays. We talked about Lent and getting ready for Easter. We also remembered the story of St. Patrick and Senior Infants showed everybody their St. Patrick’s Day parade hats. Mrs Henehan announced the winners of the water poster competition and all the children who have had very good attendance this term got an Easter egg! We wish everybody a safe and enjoyable holiday. See you back in school on April 4th!
Poster Competition Winners