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Fundraising Activities

We have an active Parents’ Association with 8 parents on the committee. As a school and staff we try to have a variety of fundraising activities planned for each year. They include bag-packing in a local supermarket, a sponsored cycle for children and adults, non-uniform days and other events. The senior classes enjoy organising coffee evenings and cake sales for local charities.

October in the Senior Room

Date posted: 23rd October 2015 | Category Blog, Class Work, English, Fundraising Activities, Geography, Hallow'een, Irish, Our Work on Display, Science, Senior Classroom, Special Occasions, Visual Arts |

Another month has flown by in the Senior Room and we have completed lots of work in the various subjects we learn.

In English 4th Class read all about the first cars invented and wrote up information about this topic.

5th and 6th Class created comic book strips based on a story they read in English.

In Science and Geography we looked at trees and wrote up information on various trees found in Ireland.

In Visual Arts we created ‘Autumn Leaf Fireworks’ painted in bright Autumn colours.

We also painted sunsets and designed city skylines with a Hallowe’en witch flying by!

The Rugby World Cup is now almost over and 4th, 5th and 6th class did lots of work about this topic. We wrote acrostic poems, wrote up information about the game of rugby and the countries taking part in it.

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5th and 6th Class wrote books in Irish based on the topic ‘Oíche Shamhna.’

We also had a dress up day for Hallowe’en and there were some very scary and spooky creatures in Wandesforde on Friday!!

As a treat we enjoyed some Hallowe’en cupcakes kindly baked by Majella! Thank you, they were yummy!!

Date posted: 23rd October 2015 | Category Blog, Class Work, English, Fundraising Activities, Geography, Hallow'een, Irish, Our Work on Display, Science, Senior Classroom, Special Occasions, Visual Arts |

Cake Sale, Coffee Morning and Book Sale at Wandesforde

Date posted: 27th March 2015 | Category Blog, Fundraising Activities, Middle Classroom, Senior Classroom |

On Friday we held our annual Coffee Morning, Cake and Book Sale. There was a fantastic array of cakes for sale and to enjoy with a cup of tea or coffee.

The senior pupils were busy doing various jobs throughout the morning, selling cakes, greeting people as they arrived, selling books, selling raffle tickets & daffodils and working hard serving teas and coffees in the Coffee Morning!

A big thank you to everyone for your support on the day and for all the delicious food which was baked!

We raised a total of €810 which as always goes towards funding the school tour for the children.

Date posted: 27th March 2015 | Category Blog, Fundraising Activities, Middle Classroom, Senior Classroom |

Pancake Tuesday at Wandesforde!

Date posted: 17th February 2015 | Category Blog, Class Work, Fundraising Activities, Junior Classroom, Middle Classroom, Senior Classroom |

Today was Shrove Tuesday and we all enjoyed some delicious pancakes to celebrate.



Thanks to 5th and 6th class for all their help serving the pancakes and toppings as well as washing and tidying up! Also to our chef Mrs Dooley, the pancakes were delicious, thank you!!

Date posted: 17th February 2015 | Category Blog, Class Work, Fundraising Activities, Junior Classroom, Middle Classroom, Senior Classroom |

Autumn Fun in the Midddle Room!

Date posted: 26th October 2014 | Category Blog, Class Work, English, Fundraising Activities, Geography, Hallow'een, Irish, Middle Classroom, Our Work on Display, Science, SPHE, Visual Arts |

September and October have been full of fun and activities in 1st, 2nd and 3rd Class.  The Summer holidays are a distant memory for us all now and we have certainly settled back in to our new classes!  2nd and 3rd Class children wrote about their Summer in English, while the 1st Class pupils drew a “snapshot” of their Summer memories…

In SPHE we discussed friendship and the many things our friends do to help us in school and in our lives.  The children drew wonderful pictures and we created a poster…

In Visual Arts we created “Funky Faces” and “Slithering Snakes” .  Don’t they look great on the wall?

We were very fortunate to have 2 visitors to the school in the last few weeks, providing their expertise and knowledge through a workshop for the children.  The first visitor was Fiona from Dogs’ Trust, a charity that you all may know, that encourages families to provide a home to abandoned dogs.  We learned lots from Fiona about how to care for these loving pets and also received a pencil and a picture to colour.  Thank you Fiona for visiting Wandesforde National School!

Our second visitor was Una Halpin, who came to the school to do a workshop on rocks and fossils with the children.  The children had ample opportunities to freely explore the various rocks, gems and fossils that Una brought in her suitcase!  Thank you Una for a very informative lessson and thank you to Ms. Wilson for organising this workshop through the Heritage in Schools Scheme.

During the month of October the children dug up the vegetables in the school garden…

Mrs. Dooley and the 6th class children made wedges for the whole school.  Thank you all very much!  They were delicious!

As Hallowe’en is approaching, we had to all have some “Bairin Breac”, and of course all the children wanted to find the “Fainne”…

Well done to this lucky pupil, who found the ring!

We all got dressed up on Friday, 24th October and had a non-uniform day to rasie money for the school tour next year.  Can you spot any vampires or witches in the picture?

And finally, here are a few pictures of the Hallowe’en art completed by the children over the past few weeks.  We hope you all enjoy the mid-term break and see you all in November!

Date posted: 26th October 2014 | Category Blog, Class Work, English, Fundraising Activities, Geography, Hallow'een, Irish, Middle Classroom, Our Work on Display, Science, SPHE, Visual Arts |

Our hens have arrived!

Date posted: 7th October 2014 | Category Blog, Class Work, Fundraising Activities, Junior Classroom, Middle Classroom, Science, Senior Classroom |

On Tuesday, 7th October, we welcomed 4 hens to Wandesforde National School!   2 hens arrived bright and early by car and 2 came on the bus with some children!  They are settling in very comfortably to their new coop in the back garden of our school building. 

Jackie, very kindly donated the 4 hens, which are 8 weeks old and called “Pullets” to the children.  We all got to meet the hens, rub them and watch them settle in to their new home!

Jackie also gave us an encyclopaedia so we can find out more about these friendly creatures!

The hens should start laying in the next week or so and we will all take turns to look after them and collect eggs.  Each day, we must water them and give them some pellets to eat!  I wonder who will find the first egg?!

We hope to sell the eggs and raise some money for our school tour next year!  We will keep you all updated on how the ladies are settling in over the next few weeks and let you know the names when they have been decided:)

Date posted: 7th October 2014 | Category Blog, Class Work, Fundraising Activities, Junior Classroom, Middle Classroom, Science, Senior Classroom |