We give a very special welcome to all of our new Junior Infants and to all the other children who have joined other classes further up the school. We wish you the very best for the year ahead.
Our Spooky Halloween……
Today Friday the 28th of October, we had our annual Halloween Parade.
All the children put in a huge effort and it was one we certainly won’t forget. Just look at our super Halloween decorations at the front of the school together with our fabulous carved pumpkins.
Big thank you to Mr Motivator ‘JIMMY’ our caretaker.
Today we raised a massive €440 and all proceeds will go directly to support GOAL’s work with communities facing crisis and poverty.
Summer Stars is the free national reading programme for children that takes place in all public libraries and online each summer. Tracey McEneaney from Ardkeen Library paid us a visit to present the children with their Summer Stars medals and their certificates of achievement.
We recently took part in an Erasmus+ project (March 2022) centred around the ‘Way of St.James’ (‘Camino de Santiago’), a pilgrimage also undertaken by James Rice, a Waterford man who served as Mayor eleven times in the 15th Century. He made the journey from Waterford to Compostela in Spain via France. The three schools involved were located along this route.
Our project looked at the history and life of James Rice, the rivers and seas on which he travelled and various other activities to help share ideas and culture between participants and schools.
The schools involved in this project with Faithlegg NS are from North West Spain – Sigüeiro-Oroso, in Galicia and Brest in France. Some of our 5th and 6th class students, 19 in total travelled to Sigüeiro- Oroso and Santiago at the end of March. (See our Erasmus Posts page).
Visit from R.T.E today………………..
GIY Ireland are hoping to get children across Ireland growing their own food in classrooms this spring. To mark this occasion they paid us a visit today with RTE News2day and Mick Kelly from Waterford GIY who shared his top secret seed growing tips. They were so impressed with our school garden and the work that the children and Jimmy have done to date. 6th class got involved in the filming today. Here is the link for ‘News2day’ to see our segment.
Juniors and their Instagram Post