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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.

Pancake Tuesday at Wandesforde

Date posted: 6th March 2017 | Category Blog, Class Work, Fundraising Activities, Junior Classroom, Middle Classroom, Senior Classroom, Special Occasions |

On February 28th we celebrated Shrove Tuesday here at Wandesforde. The senior pupils made pancakes for the entire school.

They were busy on the day handing out plates of pancakes and going around with different toppings to everyone.

It was lovely to have the opportunity to sit down as a whole school and enjoy eating together.

Date posted: 6th March 2017 | Category Blog, Class Work, Fundraising Activities, Junior Classroom, Middle Classroom, Senior Classroom, Special Occasions |

Another Successful Sponsored Cycle!

Date posted: 1st July 2016 | Category Blog, Fundraising Activities |

On Saturday, 11th June 2016, Wandesforde National School hosted another very successful Sponsored Cycle. This year we proudly supported Aoibheann’s Pink Tie, a National Children’s Cancer Charity.

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 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!

It was soon time for the cyclists to set off on their long cycle of distances ranging from 40km, 70km and 100 km!

As always, there was a wonderful spread 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 Kerr and the Parents’ Association for their planning and work over the past number of months! 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!  Over €6,500 has been raised for our school and Aoibheann’s Pink Tie has received a generous donation from the event also. Enjoy the Summer Break and we look forward to your continued support next year!

Date posted: 1st July 2016 | Category Blog, Fundraising Activities |

Our Sponsored Cycle!

Date posted: 23rd May 2016 | Category Blog, Fundraising Activities |

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

Registration for the 40km, 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

€28 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 Café 1

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: 23rd May 2016 | Category Blog, Fundraising Activities |

A Healthy Start to 2016!

Date posted: 11th February 2016 | Category Blog, Class Work, Fundraising Activities, Special Occasions, SPHE |

On Tuesday, 9th February 2016, we held our Health Promoting School breakfast morning!  On the menu was a varied and healthy choice of porridge, fruit kebabs, pancakes, orange juice and apple juice!  Each child brought in €2 which will go towards painting our “Friendship Bench” kindly being donated by the Sherwood family.  The remainder will go towards our school tour in May! Have a look at some pictures of the children enjoying their healthy breakfast!

Thank you to all the teachers, staff and mums who helped serve the food on Tuesday.  We look forward to our next healthy breakfast very soon!

 

Date posted: 11th February 2016 | Category Blog, Class Work, Fundraising Activities, Special Occasions, SPHE |

October in the Senior Room

Date posted: 23rd October 2015 | Category Blog, Class Work, English, Fundraising Activities, Geography, Hallowe'en, Irish, Our Work on Display, Science, Senior Classroom, Special Occasions, Visual Arts |

Another month has flown by in the Senior Room and we have completed lots of work in the various subjects we learn.

In English 4th Class read all about the first cars invented and wrote up information about this topic.

5th and 6th Class created comic book strips based on a story they read in English.

In Science and Geography we looked at trees and wrote up information on various trees found in Ireland.

In Visual Arts we created ‘Autumn Leaf Fireworks’ painted in bright Autumn colours.

We also painted sunsets and designed city skylines with a Hallowe’en witch flying by!

The Rugby World Cup is now almost over and 4th, 5th and 6th class did lots of work about this topic. We wrote acrostic poems, wrote up information about the game of rugby and the countries taking part in it.

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5th and 6th Class wrote books in Irish based on the topic ‘Oíche Shamhna.’

We also had a dress up day for Hallowe’en and there were some very scary and spooky creatures in Wandesforde on Friday!!

As a treat we enjoyed some Hallowe’en cupcakes kindly baked by Majella! Thank you, they were yummy!!

Date posted: 23rd October 2015 | Category Blog, Class Work, English, Fundraising Activities, Geography, Hallowe'en, Irish, Our Work on Display, Science, Senior Classroom, Special Occasions, Visual Arts |