News September 2018

We have gotten off to a very busy start to the new school year with lots of fun, activities and learning underway. Mrs. Crowley's new Junior Infants are settling in well and have joined Senior Infants in our beautiful new classroom. Mrs. Crowley's class are beginning to explore the theme of "The Farm" for Aistear. We will post pictures of us busy at work very soon.

Mr Walsh and Mrs. Jones' classes have already had a trip to Woodhouse to start off the school year. The aim of our trip this time was to sketch an image from Woodhouse as part of a competition to create a Christmas card. We had lots of fun and, as always, were treated to a lovely afternoon by our hosts.

Munster Rugby are coming to our school this term to do a series of coaching lessons with 1st to 6th class. We have already had our first training session and thoroughly enjoyed it.

We have recommenced training with Noelie Weldon every Friday and the senior teams have also been busy training with Mr. Walsh. Both the girls and the boys teams had some success at last week's blitz. The girls won against Fews and the boys won against Touraneena and Fews. The boys will now progress to the semi-final against Kinsalebeg on 5th October.

Our Drama lessons with Ms. Hogan are well underway and after Halloween we will be thinking about our Christmas performances. Watch this space!

Pupils from 1st to 6th class are taking part in the Cross Border Orchestra of Ireland's Peace Proms in February. We are very excited about this as it will give us an opportunity to sing with a live orchestra and a choir of hundreds of other children. We have started rehearsals with Mrs. Jones and are looking forward to adding dance moves to the songs!

The beginning of school year mass took place on Friday, September 28th. It was lovely to come together with our friends, teachers, parents, grandparents and the wider community to pray for a healthy and happy new school year. As always, Fr. Condon made us feel very welcome and said special prayers for us all.

We are starting Food Dudes in our school at the beginning of October. Fresh fruit and vegetables will be delivered to us every day and we will get to taste some fruit and vegetables that we might not be used to eating. As a Health Promoting School, we're sure this will be a huge success for us.

Our Lady of Mercy National School, Carrighilla, Stradbally, Waterford.
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