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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.

Team Hope Shoebox Appeal

Date posted: 16th November 2011 | Category Blog, Christmas, Fundraising Activities |

The children of Wandesforde National School, Castlecomer, have been busy over the past few weeks filling lots and lots of shoeboxes for children in poverty-stricken countries worldwide as part of Team Hope’s Christmas Shoebox Appeal.  A total of 42 shoeboxes were collected and filled with various treats, toys, gloves, hats, scarves, colouring books, pencils and crayons.  A huge thank you to all the children who brought in a shoebox and to the Mums and Dads who helped pack them.  The shoeboxes are now on the long journey to Africa and Eastern Europe where they will, hopefully, bring a smile to the boys and girls who receive them.

Date posted: 16th November 2011 | Category Blog, Christmas, Fundraising Activities |

We raised money for St. Vincent de Paul!

Date posted: 15th November 2011 | Category Blog, Fundraising Activities, Games Day, Latest News |

Last Friday, 11th November 2011, the children of Wandesforde National School presented a cheque to the sum of €120 to St. Vincent de Paul. The children raised this money through their annual participation in National Board Games Day. Mrs. Patty Owens from St. Vincent de Paul visited our school and spoke to the children about the work St. Vincent de Paul does for people in need in our country. We thank Mrs. Patty Owens for her time with the children and we hope that this money will help the charity in these difficult times.

Below are some photographs of the children with Mrs. Owens from St. Vincent de Paul.

Date posted: 15th November 2011 | Category Blog, Fundraising Activities, Games Day, Latest News |

Games Playing Day at Wandesforde National School

Date posted: 8th November 2011 | Category Blog, Fundraising Activities, Games Day |

On Friday, 28th October 2011, the children in Wandesforde National School participatied in National Board Games Day and raised €120 for St. Vincent de Paul. Well done to all the children for taking part in another successful board games day and for helping raise funds for our chosen charity.

Here are some photographs of the children having fun playing board games together!

 Junior Classroom

Middle Classroom

Senior Classroom

We’re looking forward to receiving our 6 free board games soon! We’ll keep you posted!

Date posted: 8th November 2011 | Category Blog, Fundraising Activities, Games Day |

National Games Playing Week

Date posted: 23rd October 2011 | Category Blog, Class Work, Fundraising Activities, Games Day |

On Friday, 28th October 2011, the children in Wandesforde National School are participating in National Games Playing Week to help raise funds for St. Vincent de Paul.

On this day, the children are asked to bring in €2 each to support the charity. The children may also bring in their own board game to play with their friends in school. All money raised on the day will go to St. Vincent de Paul and as a result of this the school will receive 6 new board games (2 for every classroom) after the Halloween Break from Hasbro Ireland!

We’re looking forward to another successful Games Playing Day this year!

 

Date posted: 23rd October 2011 | Category Blog, Class Work, Fundraising Activities, Games Day |

Our Sponsored Cycle and Green Flag Ceremony 2011

Date posted: 14th June 2011 | Category Blog, Fundraising Activities, Sport |

On Saturday, 11th June 2011, the children of Wandesforde NS, Castlecomer, took part in a sponsored cycle and walk around the famous wellie race route!  Adults from Kilkenny and other parts of the province, had the choice of cycling 2 routes, a 100km route or a 30km route.  Approximately 85 people cycled on the day, making this annual event a huge success!  Here are some photos of the day.  Everyone really enjoyed themselves!

The Junior and Senior Infants cycled to the Rectory and back!

The professional cyclists set off at 10.30!

We then had our 2nd Green Flag Raising Ceremony!  Ms. Power said a few words and then, the youngest and oldest children raised the flag for all to see!  Well done to Ms. Power and the Green School’s Committee for all their work on the “Energy Flag”.

We really enjoyed the chips after all the cycling!

Date posted: 14th June 2011 | Category Blog, Fundraising Activities, Sport |