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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.

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 |

Our Sponsored Cycle 2014!

Date posted: 13th June 2014 | Category Blog, Class Work, Fundraising Activities, Junior Classroom, Middle Classroom, Physical Education, Senior Classroom, Special Occasions, Sport |

On Saturday, 7th June 2014, our school hosted the annual sponsored cycle.  It started off as a pretty dull, cloudy morning but thankfully, later in the day the sun was shining!

Registration started around 8 am and people had the opportunity to have a cuppa and a chat before they set off on the various cycle routes, ranging from 5 km for the children to 125 km for the adults!

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The children then had plenty of opportunities to practise their cycling skills on a simple course set up by Stephen Kerr.  This was a huge hit with the boys and girls!

It was soon time for the cyclists to set off on their long cycle with options for all abilities including a 40 km route, a 100 km route and a 125 km route also!

The school children were next to take off on their 5 km cycle around the wellie race route…a few tough hills ahead of them!

But we all got back to school safely….

As always, there was a wonderful spread for us all when we returned to school…

There was face painting….

Chips for the children….

A bouncy castle…….

Thank you so much to everyone who made this year’s cycle a huge success.  A special thank you to the Parents’ Association for their planning and work over the past number of months! To all the children for their hard efforts in fundraising, to all who registered, stewarded, prepared food, served food, supervised, drove cars, tidied up and supported us in anyway, Thank You So Much!!!!!  Over €5,800 has been raised for our school.  See you next year!

Date posted: 13th June 2014 | Category Blog, Class Work, Fundraising Activities, Junior Classroom, Middle Classroom, Physical Education, Senior Classroom, Special Occasions, Sport |

Date posted: 7th May 2014 | Category Blog, Fundraising Activities, Latest News |

 

The sponsored cycle will take place on Saturday, 7th June in Wandesforde National School from 8am.  We are delighted to welcome Cycletrax back as our main sponsor again this year!  There will be 4 routes to choose from: a 125km route, a 100km route, a 40km route and a 5km for all the children.  There will be plenty of other activities on the day.  We ask that all children are supervised by an adult throughout the event.  If you can help out in any way at all, please contact a member of the school.  We would really appreciate your help to make this event a success once again!  If you need any further details, please contact the school on 056 4441517 or Stephen Kerr on 087 2794513

Date posted: 7th May 2014 | Category Blog, Fundraising Activities, Latest News |

Pancake Tuesday in Wandesforde School!

Date posted: 4th March 2014 | Category Blog, Fundraising Activities, Junior Classroom, Middle Classroom, Senior Classroom, Special Occasions |

Today was Pancake Tuesday and as is tradition the senior classes prepared pancakes for the whole school!

To make the pancake batter we mixed eggs and milk together before adding in flour. Here we are hard at work. There may be some future bakers among us!!

 

Then with help from Mrs Dooley and Ms Power 6th class served pancakes to the whole school. From the happy faces and lovely comments from the boys and girls it’s clear they were delicious!!

 

 

 

 

Date posted: 4th March 2014 | Category Blog, Fundraising Activities, Junior Classroom, Middle Classroom, Senior Classroom, Special Occasions |