We hope you are already enjoying your summer holidays and making the most of the great weather we are experiencing at the moment. Please take care of yourselves and those around you as you make the most of it, whether it is in the garden, on the street, at the beach or wherever!
A gentle reminder that school begins again on Thursday August 30th at 8:50AM for all classes. Infant classes will be going home at 12:00PM until Friday September 7th and 1:30PM after that. All other classes finish at 2:30 PM. It is very important that the children get a good start to the school year and get into routine early. The short first week will be of great benefit to the children for that reason. As a special incentive, all children who are marked present on both days of this first week will receive DOUBLE attendance raffle tickets and be entered in an EXTRA draw for some great prizes.
If you are passing the school the first week in July you will notice the volunteers from Abbvie working hard on renovating our school building. We are very excited about this opportunity and can’t wait to show everybody the finished result when we come back on August 30th. (Of course summer camp participants will be getting a sneak peek!)
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.
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.
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
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
Congratulations and well done to the children below who had perfect attendance this year in St Edward’s NS.
It is our aim to see many more children with perfect attendance next year. Enjoy the holidays!!
These children did not miss a single day at school this year, congratulations!
St. Edward’s N.S. is now closed for the summer holidays, have a safe and enjoyable break!