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Science in Room 1

Have a look our Wiggle Bot project that we worked on back in term 1!

World Book Day in St. Edward’s

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. 


World Book Day costume winners!

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. 

Christmas Wishes from St Edward’s NS

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.



Reading Certificates

Congratulations to the children in 3rd to 5th classes who were presented with their reading certificates at assembly today. We are proud of you!

It’s beginning to look a lot like…..


Johnny our caretaker has been very busy putting up the Christmas trees, lights and crib in the school. Lots of classes have Christmas themed displays and art work. On Friday we had our first Advent assembly. The theme was Hope and a pupil called Hope, who is in Second class  lit the first purple candle on our Advent wreath. 3rd class read out some of their hopes for this Christmas season. 

Reading Certificate Assembly

On Thursday we met in the hall where children received their Reading Certificates. The children from 3rd to 6th classes have been reading loads of books from our library and completing quizzes using our Accelerated Reader program. This program checks comprehension and vocabulary and children are awarded points based on the book level and their score in the quiz. Over the course of their years in the senior classes, children can work their way through all levels from Ready Reader to Honours Reader. 

Children from each class presented an oral book review to the assembly and made recommendations based of their favourite reads. Then Mrs. McGowan asked each class teacher to present the latest certificates achieved in each room. We are very proud of our fantastic readers in St. Edward’s !


Final Assembly

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

Summer Stars in Sligo Library

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

Christmas Assembly in St Edward’s N.S.

We held our final Advent assembly in the hall on the last day of school term. We lit our candle on the advent wreath and prayed that we would all give and receive hope, love and joy this Christmas.

Then it was time to for children who have had very good attendance to receive their selection boxes. There were a lot of children! Those children in 3rd to 6th classes who had completed 3 whole stamp books also received and extra prize. Mrs. McGowan called them the Super Seven!

Ms Hunt presented a donation to Kerrieann and baby Robyn for the premature babies support group, which they raised from their Carol singing in The Quayside. St Vincent De Paul will also be receiving a donation from the carol singers as well. We finished up with our choir leading us in some Festive songs. 

We would like to wish all the children, parents, staff and friends of St. Edward’s a happy and peaceful Christmas filled with fun. We look forward to seeing you all back on January 9th 2017!


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