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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.

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 🙂

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 🙂

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 🙂 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 |

Date posted: 31st March 2019 | Category Blog, Easter, Fundraising Activities, Latest News |

On Friday, 12th April, the children in 2nd – 6th Class in Wandesforde National School will be hosting their Annual Coffee Morning/Cake Sale and Book Sale in the school from 10 am – 12pm.  All are welcome to come along and purchase some delicious home-made treats on sale as well as some bargain books! Why not sit back and enjoy a cuppa and some treats at our coffee morning with your family and friends?  We look forward to seeing you all on the 12th April!  Thank you in advance for your support!

Date posted: 31st March 2019 | Category Blog, Easter, Fundraising Activities, Latest News |

Another Successful Book Fair!

Date posted: 31st March 2019 | Category Blog, Book Week, Fundraising Activities |

A Big Thank You to everybody who recently supported our School’s Book Fair. The total amount of purchases made was €955! As a result of this, the school receives €573 in book commission to help further stock our classroom libraries 🙂

Date posted: 31st March 2019 | Category Blog, Book Week, Fundraising Activities |