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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.

Our Sponsored Cycle 2013!

Date posted: 12th June 2013 | Category Blog, Fundraising Activities, Junior Classroom, Middle Classroom, Physical Education, Senior Classroom, Special Occasions, Sport |

On Saturday, 8th June, the school held their annual sponsored cycle.  We were absolutely blessed with beautiful weather.  Cyclists started to arrive early and there was a great atmosphere around the school from the start to the finish.  As well as a fantastic spread of savoury and sweet food, the children were treated to ice-cream from the icicle bicycle, chips and lots more fun things.  There was also face-painting and games on the grass to keep everyone entertained.  Almost 200 adult cyclists participated in the event and we thank each and everyone for their support so far.  So far almost €5,900 has been raised but money is still coming in so we hope to pass the €6,000 mark!  A huge thank you to the Parents’ Association, staff, teachers and anyone who helped out by preparing food, serving food,  stewarding, cycling with the children, supervising, taking photographs and driving.  Without this help, the event would not be possible so thank you all very much!  Have a look at some lovely photos…..happy memories from a great day!

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See you all next year!

 

 

 

Date posted: 12th June 2013 | Category Blog, Fundraising Activities, Junior Classroom, Middle Classroom, Physical Education, Senior Classroom, Special Occasions, Sport |

Crazy Hair Day at Wandesforde NS!

Date posted: 2nd May 2013 | Category Blog, Class Work, Fundraising Activities, Junior Classroom, Middle Classroom, Senior Classroom, Special Occasions |

Today has been a crazy day in school and anyone who has visited or called has been treated to a spectacular display of crazy hairdos!  The children throughout the school used their imagination, put their creativity to the test and came in with a variety of fantastic colours, styles and wigs!  Have a look at some of the photos taken throughout the morning!

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Well done to the following 6 pupils who won a small prize for their huge efforts.  Thanks to everyone for supporting this Crazy Hair Day.  The cost of the school tour is €20 per pupil, thanks to all the fundraising throughout the year!

 

Date posted: 2nd May 2013 | Category Blog, Class Work, Fundraising Activities, Junior Classroom, Middle Classroom, Senior Classroom, Special Occasions |

Cake Sale, Book Sale and Coffee Morning

Date posted: 24th March 2013 | Category Blog, Fundraising Activities, Middle Classroom, Senior Classroom |

On Friday March 22nd we held our annual Coffee Morning and Cake Sale and this year 3rd class also had a Book Sale. The event was a great success, we raised €753.24 from the Coffee Morning and Cake Sale and €192.36 from the Book Sale, giving a grand total of €945.60!

The boys and girls worked very hard on the day, here they are in action!

The boys greeted people as they arrived.

 

 Guess the name of the hen!

Guess how many eggs in the basket!

The girls helped with teas and coffees.

5th and 6th class selling cakes.

A big thank you to all the people who came along to support us on the day, despite the terrible weather!

All the money raised goes towards the cost of the school tour.

A special thank you also to the parents and pupils who baked such wonderful cakes, buns, biscuits and treats  and sent in books for the sale. Your support is much appreciated! 

Date posted: 24th March 2013 | Category Blog, Fundraising Activities, Middle Classroom, Senior Classroom |

Pancake Tuesday!

Date posted: 13th February 2013 | Category Fundraising Activities, Junior Classroom, Middle Classroom, Senior Classroom, Special Occasions |

Tuesday February 12th was Pancake Tuesday or Shrove Tuesday. To celebrate we had a pancake party in school. The senior classes served pancakes to the younger boys and girls. There was chocolate, syrup and lemon and sugar to go on them. Here are some photos from the day. They were yummy!

 

 

 

 

 

 

A big thank you to all the teachers and staff who helped out on the day, it is much appreciated!

 

Date posted: 13th February 2013 | Category Fundraising Activities, Junior Classroom, Middle Classroom, Senior Classroom, Special Occasions |

Vintage Fun!

Date posted: 10th October 2012 | Category Blog, Fundraising Activities, History, Religious Education, Special Occasions |

On Thursday, 4th October, the children and staff of Wandesforde NS, welcomed Bishop Michael Burrows to the school.  Bishop Burrows had a busy day travelling around in vintage cars to raise money for the Bishop’s Appeal and all the work they do for people in other countries that are less fortunate than us. 

We decided to dress up in vintage clothes to support the Bishop in his endeavours!  From the following pictures, you can see the variety of clothes and the efforts the children (and their parents!) went to, to be suitably attired for a vintage themed day!

We all sang a song called “Sing a song for Harvest” for the Bishop, parishioners and parents who also turned up to support this cause.  We raised a total of €200.  Thank you very much to everyone who supported this fun day!

Date posted: 10th October 2012 | Category Blog, Fundraising Activities, History, Religious Education, Special Occasions |