We had a lovely Advent Mass on the 8th December, the Feast of the Immaculate Conception.
Swimming has continued this term and the children are making great strides. After Christmas there will be 2 more swimming sessions.
Luke and Dominic-our football trainers continue to come to school on Mondays and we thank them for their continued support with the development of GAA in our school.
The annual Scholastic Book Fair took place in November and it was very successful. We sold €1179.86 worth of books thus entitling us to €589 worth of books for the school library. Many thanks to the parents who came in and organised the Book Fair. We hope the children enjoy their books!
Library continues every Thursday and many thanks to the parents who supervise this each week.
Samaritan’s Shoebox Appeal
This year we collected 120 boxes for the appeal. These boxes will be distributed to needy children before Christmas.
A big “Thank You”`to all who donated these gifts and to Breda Quaid who transported them to the collection point.
School Building Project
An information meeting was held on Wednesday 2nd December in the School Hall to outline the programme of work that lie ahead. Thanks to all who attended. The plan of the extension to the school is currently on view in the school hall.
Wexford County Council Christmas Decoration Competition
The children whose decorations were chosen to represent the school were Anna Quaid-5th class, Eden Lyster-Cummins-3rd class, David Tighe-2nd class and Frankie McGuinness-Junior Infants. Best of luck to them all and huge congratulations to all who made a decoration, they’resimply fabulous. If you haven’t our tree please stop in and admire it!
Health and Safety
Please remind all children to walk on the footpath to the school gate to avoid them running out onto the road. Please do not allow children to climb onto the gate, barrier or wall at the front of the school. There is no supervision before school and we would remind all parents not to send children to school too early. A reminder to all pupils not to run or play ball in the yard in the morning due to the presence of young toddlers and their parents.
Modern Languages in Primary Schools
This is the 2nd year that Screen NS has participated in the Modern Languages programme in primary schools. Ms. Connolly teaches French to our 5th and 6th class and we are delighted that we have been chosen as the School of Best Practise for the month of December. This is in recognition of both the work Ms. Connolly does with the class and the effort that the children make. A huge honour and well done to everyone involved!