• Fundraising Activities

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.

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 |

Come Visit Our Book Fair!

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

Wandesforde National School’s Annual Book Fair opens on Friday, 22nd March until Wednesday, 27th March 2019. On these days, the Book Fair will be open from 9.05-10 a.m. & from 2-3 p.m.

Once again, the school will receive 60% book commission of all money raised to help further resource our classroom libraries!

We look forward to seeing you all there! 🙂

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

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 |