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Green Flag

We in Wandesforde NS are a “Green School”. We were recently awarded our 2nd flag, which focuses on “Energy”. The 1st Green Flag was awarded for “recycling”. Our Green School’s Committee meet once a month to discuss green issues with Ms. Power, the green school’s co-ordinator. Recently we held a green school’s poster competition . There were 9 winners and each child received a €10 voucher for Argos. The title of the competiton was “Energy”.

Green Schools Flag

Date posted: 11th May 2016 | Category Blog, Green Flag, Junior Classroom, Middle Classroom, Senior Classroom |

We were delighted to be awarded our 4th Green Flag for our work on the theme of Transport.

Members of our Green Schools Committee travelled to Kilkenny on Tuesday to collect the flag and we will have a flag raising ceremony in June.

Well done to all the pupils for the hard work they put in over the last 2 years!

Date posted: 11th May 2016 | Category Blog, Green Flag, Junior Classroom, Middle Classroom, Senior Classroom |

Green Schools Art Competition

Date posted: 9th June 2015 | Category Blog, Green Flag, Junior Classroom, Middle Classroom, Our Work on Display, Senior Classroom, Visual Arts |

As part of our efforts to get our 4th Green Flag we are working on the theme of transport. With this in mind the Green Schools Committee organised an art competition for the whole school.

The Junior Room drew and coloured their favourite forms of transport while the Middle and Senior Rooms designed transport for the future.

Junior Room

Middle Room

Senior Room

As always there was a very high standard of work submitted, well done to everyone!

Congratulations to the three winners who each received art supplies as their prize.

The winning entries!

Junior Room Winner

Middle Room Winner

Senior Room Winner

Date posted: 9th June 2015 | Category Blog, Green Flag, Junior Classroom, Middle Classroom, Our Work on Display, Senior Classroom, Visual Arts |

A Marvellous March in the Middle Room!

Date posted: 30th March 2015 | Category Blog, Class Work, Easter, English, Green Flag, Mathematics, Middle Classroom, Religious Education, Science, Special Occasions, Visual Arts |

March has come and is almost finished and it certainly has been a busy month in 1st, 2nd & 3rd Class!  To celebrate the wonderful work that our Mums do for us every day, we made beautiful bouquets and cards to give to them on Mothering Sunday!

To celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, the children created shamrocks with rainbows!

The children in 3rd class invented amazing machines that do all sorts of jobs for us.  One is a machine that does your homework and anything else you ask it to do.  Wouldn’t that be a great thing to have in your house?!

As the season of Spring has well and truly arrived, the children painted Spring pictures!

In Religious Education, we wrote our own class prayer and listened to the Easter Story.  We decorated the notice board with lots of palm leaves…

In English, the children wrote Acrostic Spring poems….

To celebrate Easter, we designed our own Easter eggs and wrote Easter poems also!

We also learned to sew over the past few weeks and made Easter chicks, rabbits and lambs!

Here are the finished animals!

To support our efforts in working towards our green flag for transport, Ms. Power organised an art competition.  Have a look at the entries from the middle room!

In Maths, the children in 3rd class created 2D shape pictures! 

Wishing you all a very Happy Easter from 1st, 2nd & 3rd Class!!

 

Date posted: 30th March 2015 | Category Blog, Class Work, Easter, English, Green Flag, Mathematics, Middle Classroom, Religious Education, Science, Special Occasions, Visual Arts |

Marvellous March Work!

Date posted: 26th March 2015 | Category Blog, Easter, English, French, Geography, Green Flag, History, Our Work on Display, Senior Classroom, Visual Arts |

4th, 5th and 6th class worked very hard and completed lots of work in different areas this month.

We celebrated St Patrick’s Day by designing our own shamrocks and mixing lots of shades of green to paint them.

It was Mother’s Day on March 15th and to say thanks to our mums for all they do for us we made them pretty bookmarks. In English class we wrote acrostic poems for our mums too.

In Geography we spent this month looking at and studying the country France. We learned lots of new interesting information and wrote up our findings!

For Green Schools we designed our ‘Transport of the Future’

We are working on attaining our Travel Flag in Green Schools at the moment.

In art we created our own Easter chicks by blowing yellow paint on a page with straws. We made the nests from matchsticks!

Finally in History we have been learning all about the Easter Rising in 1916. Again we found out lots of new information about this topic and wrote up our findings.

Happy Easter to everyone from 4th, 5th & 6th Class!!

Date posted: 26th March 2015 | Category Blog, Easter, English, French, Geography, Green Flag, History, Our Work on Display, Senior Classroom, Visual Arts |

6th Class Leaving & our Green Flag Ceremony!

Date posted: 23rd June 2014 | Category Blog, Class Work, Green Flag, Junior Classroom, Middle Classroom, Senior Classroom, Special Occasions |

Our end of year service took place on Tuesday, 17th June in St. Mary’s Church, Castlecomer.  The service was led by Rev. Patrick Burke.  All the children in 6th Class were presented with a Bible and a card.  We wish Liam, Scott, Roxy, Ben, Lorcan, Sarah and Shauna the very best as they start secondary school next year!

Following the service, the children returned to school where Ms. Susan Power made a speech all about the work and efforts in obtaining our 3rd Green Flag based on the theme of water!  Parents were welcomed along on the day to enjoy a cup of coffee and some refreshments…

Thank you to all who came to our end of year service and a special thank you to Ms. Power and the Green Schools committee on all their hard work this year.  Have a great Summer!

Date posted: 23rd June 2014 | Category Blog, Class Work, Green Flag, Junior Classroom, Middle Classroom, Senior Classroom, Special Occasions |