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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.

Our Sponsored Cycle 2018!

Date posted: 16th June 2018 | Category Blog, Fundraising Activities |

On Saturday, 9th June 2018, Wandesforde National School hosted another very successful Sponsored Cycle. This year we proudly supported the Jack and Jill Foundation, a charity that provides nursing care and support for children with severe neurological and  developmental issues

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 100km for the adults!

The children then set off  to do the 5km cycle shortly after 11 with their assigned groups

Finally, the younger children set off on their bikes as well as on foot to the Rectory!

During the day, the children had plenty of opportunities to practise their cycling skills on a simple course set up at the school by Stephen Kerr.  This was a huge hit once again this year with the boys and girls!

They also had a bouncy castle to keep them entertained!

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

Thank you so much to everyone who made this year’s cycle a huge success.  A special thank you to Stephen & Olga Kerr and the Parents’ Association for all their planning and hard work over the past number of months! Thank you to all the children for their hard efforts in fundraising, to all who sponsored, donated, registered, stewarded, prepared food, served food, supervised, drove cars, sold raffle tickets, tidied up and supported us in anyway.  Thank You So Much!

We have no final total yet as all money and donations are still coming in! We will keep you posted! 🙂

Enjoy the Summer Break and thank you once again for making the event such a memorable day!

Date posted: 16th June 2018 | Category Blog, Fundraising Activities |

Wandesforde gets Cycling with Sprocket Rocket!!

Date posted: 11th June 2018 | Category Blog, Class Work, Fundraising Activities, Physical Education, SPHE, Sport |

In preparation for our Sponsored Cycle, the children participated in Cycling Ireland’s fun skills programme called Sprocket Rocket!

The children all brought in their own bicycles for the workshop which taught them the 4 main skills of cycling, they being: Cornering, Pedalling, Braking and Balance.

Thank you to Seamus and Charlie for all their hard work and enthusiasm on the day. The children thoroughly enjoyed the programme and it really set them up for their big day on Saturday!

Date posted: 11th June 2018 | Category Blog, Class Work, Fundraising Activities, Physical Education, SPHE, Sport |

Sponsored Cycle 2018!

Date posted: 22nd May 2018 | Category Blog, Fundraising Activities, Sport |

Take a look at our flyer attached to see what’s in store at this year’s Sponsored Cycle!

This year, the charity we are supporting is the “Jack and Jill Foundation”

Registration for the 30km, 70km & 100 km takes place from 8 am on the day.

Below is a breakdown of the cost for registration at this event:

€25 for  an individual who is registered with a cycling club

€30 for an individual who is not registered with a cycling club & requires insurance on the day

€15 for a student

*All individual entrants above will receive a free t-shirt on the day*

The T-Shirts have been kindly sponsored by 

Family Registration Costs

€40 for a family (2 adults & 2 children)

*Entrants through a family registration will receive 2 t-shirts only*

€20 for non-cycling family (up to 4 people)

* Non-Cycling entrants will not receive a t-shirt, however they will have access to food & activities on the day*

  There will be plenty of fun back at the school for everyone, including a bouncy castle, a bicycle skills course,  face painting, food and ice-cream.  We look forward to your support once again this year!

 

Date posted: 22nd May 2018 | Category Blog, Fundraising Activities, Sport |

Thank You!

Date posted: 26th March 2018 | Category Blog, Easter, Fundraising Activities |

 

A big thank you to all who supported our Annual Coffee Morning, Cake and Book Sale! The total raised amounted to €1150! This money will go towards the cost of our school tour in May. Your support is very much appreciated 🙂 Enjoy the Easter Break!

Date posted: 26th March 2018 | Category Blog, Easter, Fundraising Activities |

Merry Christmas Everyone!

Date posted: 22nd December 2017 | Category Blog, Christmas, Class Work, Drama, Drama, English, Fundraising Activities, Geography, Junior Classroom, Local Visits, Our Work on Display, Religious Education, Science, Visual Arts |

December has flown by in Junior and Senior Infants and we’ve been very busy in the run up to Christmas. Here are some of the activities we completed this month.

 

To get into the Christmas spirit we went carol singing with the whole school in the Discovery Park.

In art we made owl babies by sponge painting after we read the book Owl Babies.

We painted and used crepe paper to make Christmas robins and also created a choir of singing reindeer!

In play we created Santa’s Workshop. We had great fun making toys and wrapping them, building his workshop with bricks and making our own toys in junk art.

We wrote letters to Santa and posted them and we were very excited to get a letter back which the postman delivered to us!

 

Senior Infants were working hard learning tricky words this month and practiced making them from play dough as well as writing them in sentences.

We learned lots of information about nocturnal animals such as owls, bats, badgers and foxes.

We performed in our school play ‘Superstar.’ We were angels and animals.

We learned all about the Nativity and birth of Jesus in Religion and practiced our cutting skills to create these Nativity scenes.

As a treat for Christmas we went to the cinema to see ‘The Star.’

Finally we were thrilled to receive a visit from Santa and have a Christmas party! 🙂

Merry Christmas everyone and Happy New Year from everyone in the Junior Room! 🙂

Date posted: 22nd December 2017 | Category Blog, Christmas, Class Work, Drama, Drama, English, Fundraising Activities, Geography, Junior Classroom, Local Visits, Our Work on Display, Religious Education, Science, Visual Arts |