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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 our annual coffee morning and cake sale.

Raffle Results!

Date posted: 18th December 2020 | Category Blog, Christmas, Fundraising Activities |

Thank you to all who supported our raffle! A whopping €2,408 was raised! Well done to the following winners:

Carol Griffith

Davina Wilson

Pobby Paul

Adam Wilson

Carmel Kenny

OisΓ­n Stynes

Michael Shiels

Robert Coogan

Zach Byrne

Laura Reynolds

Alva and Callum Nash

Adele Neale

Rachel Harding

Roger Cole

Bob Murphy

Ivan Fennell

Sybil Byrne

Shannon Burrough

Cecil Reynolds

Catherine Hurley

Aron Murphy

Alex Roe

Sandro Cafolla

Ann Kealy

Well done everybody and thank you for your support! Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and the best for 2021!

Date posted: 18th December 2020 | Category Blog, Christmas, Fundraising Activities |

Raffle 2020!

Date posted: 16th December 2020 | Category Blog, Christmas, Fundraising Activities |

Thank you to everyone who donated prizes for our raffle! The draw will be held by staff on Friday morning and we will contact you to let you know who has won prizes and post the results on the school blog. Here are some photos of some of the hampers that have been made up! Thank you all once again for your support. A final figure will be issued soon. Well done to all for your fundraising efforts!

There are lots more prizes as well as these. Best of luck to everyone!

Date posted: 16th December 2020 | Category Blog, Christmas, Fundraising Activities |

Summer Activities in 4th, 5th & 6th!

Date posted: 26th August 2019 | Category Blog, Class Work, English, Fundraising Activities, Geography, History, Our Work on Display, Science, Senior Classroom, SPHE, Visual Arts |

During May and June, the Senior Classroom were busy in all subject areas.

The children completed Class Projects on various topics of interest and enjoyed researching their topics on the school computers and Ipads!

In Art, the children completed many colourful projects! They drew some One Point Perspective Pictures.

They explored the technique of Pointillism which is painting in small spots to form an image.

They used watercolour paints to create Super Seahorses!

They also engaged in some Summer Still Life Drawings this term.

The children learned about life in the 1960s in History and made their own “Flower Power” Display to accompany the topic.

World War 1 was another topic that was covered in the SESE subject areas.

We designed a poster to advertise Dunmore East Adventure Centre following our school tour in May!

In preparation for our School’s Sponsored Cycle, we designed our own Cycling Helmets in SPHE

We explored Water Safety in preparation for swimming & our Summer Holidays!

In Music, we listened to Fossils by Camille Saint Saens and the children drew pictures in response to what the music portrayed to them

Father’s Day was also celebrated in June, so we made our own Father’s Day Card and Craft to show our father figures how important they are in our lives.

Following our Sponsored Cycle, we did some Recount Writing in Literacy describing some of our favourite memories fron the day πŸ™‚

We put our culinary skills to the test by making some Butterscotch Chocolate Chup Cookies!

We finished our Class Novel, I am David by Anne Holm and wrote a Character Profile on a character which appealed to us most in the novel.

We were delighted to receive some letters and postcards back from our favourite authors who we wrote to before Easter. David Walliams, Roddy Doyle & JK Rowling

To celebrate the end of a very busy year, the children enjoyed an ice cream treat during the last week of school!

Well done to all the children for a great term’s work. You should be very proud of yourselves πŸ™‚

Date posted: 26th August 2019 | Category Blog, Class Work, English, Fundraising Activities, Geography, History, Our Work on Display, Science, Senior Classroom, SPHE, Visual Arts |

A Huge Thank You to Everyone!

Date posted: 19th June 2019 | Category Blog, Fundraising Activities |

Wandesforde National School wishes to thank everybody who made the annual cycle on 8th June such a success!  We were delighted to see over 125 cyclists set off at 9am on the 70km and 100km routes!  At 11 am, there was a great buzz around the school with families from the community as well as the children in our school set off for the 5km route and the 30km routes!  There were some runners also who completed the 5km route.  We hope you enjoyed the day.  So far we have raised well over €8,400, some of which will go towards purchasing games consoles for St. John’s Ward in Crumlin Children’s Hospital, while also supporting Conor Parr who is undergoing treatment there. Thank you all so much for your donations, raffle prizes, food and all the help and support on the day itself!


Date posted: 19th June 2019 | Category Blog, Fundraising Activities |

Thank You!

Date posted: 20th April 2019 | Category Blog, Easter, Fundraising Activities, Senior Classroom |

A Big Thank You to all who supported our Annual Coffee Morning, Cake and Book Sale! The total amount raised on the day was €1307! Well done & thank you to the staff & children from 3rd-6th Class for all their hard work in preparation for this busy morning πŸ™‚ The money raised will help go towards the cost of our school tour in May. 

See photos below of activities on the day! Thanks again!!

Date posted: 20th April 2019 | Category Blog, Easter, Fundraising Activities, Senior Classroom |