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Summer Holidays Almost Here

Posted on June 21, 2018 at 9:05 AM

The end of year is almost upon us and it is a very busy time in school. School closes for Summer Holidays on Friday 29th June and re-opens on Monday 3rd September.


Slán Libh, Rang 6:

We say goodbye to our 19 sixth class pupils; Jamie Aldridge Liam Aylward-Phelan, Callum Cleary, Kate Connolly, Ella Costello, Charlie Delahunty, Katelyn Dollard, Paul Halpin, Nicole Hogan, Jai Keane, Emma Kelly, Laura Knox, Aoife Murphy, Dean McGovern, Lucy Power, Rachel Power, Brian Temple, Joe White & Eoghan Wilson. We wish them all well in secondary school and for the future.


HB Icecream Fundays:

We proudly raised €400 at our Icecream Funday for Down Syndrome Ireland, which we held here this Tuesday (18th June) at 12.30pm. Thanks to all pupils who brought in €2 to purchase an Icecream, to 6th Class for serving the icecream and to our SNA Jenny for coordinating the event.


Active Schools Flag:

We are delighted to announce that following a two year programme comprising a number of sporting events and activities, we have received our Active School Flag. We will organise a ceremony to raise our flag after the summer holidays. Congratulations to all involved in this magnificent achievement and especially to our coordinator, Mr. Quinn. You can read more about our Active School Flag project by clicking on 'Active School Flag' above.


School Sports Day:

The event has been rearranged for next Wednesday (27th) from 6.30 to 8.30pm. Anyone who is in a position to volunteer to help in any way is asked to contact Deborah Forristal on 086 0648970.


Teaching Arrangements:

At this point we have 230 enrolled for September.

Teaching arrangements are as follows for 2017/2018

• Junior Infants (30) – Ciara Ryan

• Senior Infants (32) – Joanne Phelan

• 1st Class (28) – Aoife Brennan

• 2nd Class (27) – Linda Guilly

• 3rd Class: (30) – Fionnuala Hayden

• 4th Class (28) – Emma Cheasty

• 5th Class (26) – Deirdre Maher

• 6th Class: (29) – Anne Deevy

• Special Education Teaching – Anne Power, Michael Quinn, Colette Cleary.

A lot of careful consideration has gone into the overall needs of the school in order to sort allocation of teachers to classes, and the decision is final.


Piano/Guitar Recital:

Our pupils’ piano recital was held on Wednesday 30th May and the guitar recital was held on Tuesday this week. Well done to all pupils who performed their pieces. Some spaces are available for piano lessons next year. Please send in a note to the school by return if you want your child to avail of these lessons and they will be put on a waiting list. There are plenty of spaces available for guitar lessons and those who wish to avail should contact Colin Harries on 087 2699405.


Standardised Tests:

All standardised testing is now complete and the STEN scores have been given in all reports for 2nd Class, 4th Class and 6th Class, as recommended by the NCCA. These scores are only a snap shot of a child’s level of achievements.


AIMS Choral Festival:

I wish to extend a special congratulations to all pupils in 5th and 6th Classes on their beautiful singing in the AIMS Choral Festival recently. The choir sang Heal The World and Honey Bun and received a high mark and some very encouraging feedback from the adjudicators. We were very proud to see our school perform so well and to such a high standard!


Soccer – What A Finish!:

Wednesday 13th June saw our school return to winning ways! Our boys soccer team was unfortunate, narrowly missing out on a quarter final place in the Willie Moran Memorial Shield held in the WIT Arena. In the same competition, our girls team suffered no such glitch. Coming out of the group, they went on to play St. Ursula’s in the quarter final of the Shield, marched on to the semi-final and earned their place in the grand final with a nail biting penalty shoot out against a very worthy Kill side.

With weary legs, we faced a very strong Glór na Mara team from Tramore. We were the first to settle with a wonderful goal from Sophie Slattery, which the keeper could just not hold. We were lucky on a few occasions not to concede one ourselves, but late into the second half, the win was sealed with another fine goal by Sophie.

It was a great team effort that resulted in Kate Connolly receiving the Memorial Shield on behalf of a brilliant bunch of girls. On the girls team were Kate Connolly, Aoife Murphy, Ella Costello, Emma Kelly, Laura Knox, Nicole Hogan, Sophie Slattery, Blathnaid Dolan, Annabel Power and August Hoolmaa Ní Conghaile. On the boys team were Brian Temple, Jamie Aldridge, Callum Cleary, Dean McGovern, Charlie Delahunty, Paul Halpin, Lenard Birlea, Zack Keane, Corey O’Brien, Lee Flynn and Harry Mulligan.


Hurling – U11 Roinn C Champions!:

A week on from our soccer team’s victory in the Willie Moran Memorial Shield, our hurlers were determined not to be outdone! For the second year in a row our U11 team was back in Nowlan Park. Our team brought the same level of focus and determination to the final that had served them well throughout the earlier rounds. Inspired and undaunted by the big occasion, the players displayed a level of commitment, skill and teamwork befitting of any of the great black & amber teams to grace Nowlan Park. From the first to final whistle, our young players produced a magnificent performance and ran out convincing winners against a talented & committed Johnstown team. To say the team made the school & community proud is an understatement. Our team of heroes won by an emphatic final scoreline of 4:06 – 0:02. Huge congratulations to each and every one of our panel and to Niall Knox & Leo Howard for mentoring the team to victory. On the team were Tadgh Doherty, William Haberlin, Jake Kikkers, Craig McGovern, Pat Kennedy, Niall Cullen, Ryan Connell, Jack Knox, Corey O’Brien, Fionn Howard, Callum Moore, Ruben Costello, Blathnaid Dolan, Brian Phelan, Orla Power, Alex Murphy, Éanna Wilson, Patrick Walsh and Adam Walsh.


Remaining School Tours:

1st and 2nd classes will travel to Glebe House Bakery and Run Amuck in Tramore tomorrow, Friday 22nd. 6th class pupils will also travel to Tramore to take in a day at the beach surfing and learning about Rockpool and Beach Discovery.


6th Class Mass:

Arrangements have been made for the 6th Class Mass. It will take place on Thursday 28th June at 12.45pm in Church of the Assumption, Slieverue. Presentations will be made to 6th class pupils after the mass (also in the church). Pupils from other classes will be brought to this mass also, to see off their most senior pupils. Parents of 6th class children are welcome to attend, where possible. Following the mass, 6th class pupils, and parents are invited back to the GP room for tea and refreshments.


School Garden:

All classes have now had an opportunity to sow a variety of plants in our school garden. They are well looked after and are thriving!


School Books/Booklists:

Booklists will be issued to pupils over the next week. Once again we will operate a loan/rental scheme for a lot of the books. We will be ordering a number of books online which we will have for the children in September. Once again, we have made every effort to reduce the number of workbooks required. WHEN PURCHASING BOOKS PLEASE ENSURE THAT YOU HAVE THE CORRECT BOOKS BEFORE COVERING AND WRITING A NAME ON THEM.


School Uniform:

In preparation for September, we ask parents to ensure that children will present themselves well each day, in order to preserve our wonderful school uniform here at Slieverue NS. The uniform, in full, should be worn each day. Your cooperation with the following is appreciated:(

• All children from 2nd Class upwards must wear a tie.

• Black footwear (either shoes or runners) every day (avoid sports logos where possible)

• Grey or wine socks or tights

• No jewellery.

• No hair dye or highlights.

• Hair should be neat and tidy at all times. Boys please no ‘different’ hair styles!

• Please label all belongings clearly and permanently, especially jumpers and tracksuit tops! Children are responsible for their own belongings.


Tracksuit Orders:

Please return Tracksuit Order Forms to the school immediately.


Finally, we would like to wish everyone a wonderful summer and we look forward to seeing everyone return safely to school after the holidays.

Snow and Road Conditions

Posted on February 28, 2018 at 2:35 AM

Slieverue NS is closed today (Wednesday 28.02.18) due to weather and road conditions. Apologies for any inconvenience caused.

Extreme Weather Warning!

Posted on October 15, 2017 at 11:30 AM

Update! School will also remain closed tomorrow (Tuesday 17.10.17) in accordance with Department of Education and Skills instruction.

Slieverue NS will be closed tomorrow (Monday 16.10.17) due to extreme weather warnings. Apologies for any inconvenience caused. Stay safe, everybody!

AIMS Choral Festival 2017

Posted on May 19, 2017 at 10:40 AM

Today, Slieverue N.S. performed 2 numbers in Competition 1 in the AIMS Choral Festival. This is the first time ever that we have entered this festival. We scored a massive 87% and received some very positive feedback from the adjudicators. Recordings of the performances can be found under the 'Photos' tab on this website.

Slieverue N.S. is 50 years old!

Posted on September 21, 2016 at 6:50 AM

50th Anniversary Celebration

Our school is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. To celebrate this special occasion, the Board of Management has organised a Mass of Thanksgiving which will take place in the Church of the Assumption, Slieverue, on Saturday 8th October at 6.30pm. All are welcome. This will be followed by tea and refreshments in St. Mary’s Hall, and an opportunity to meet former colleagues and enjoy a catch up! Refreshments will be organised by St. Mary’s Parish Hall helpers. Anybody who wishes to help is asked to contact Marley Irish on 087 1314625.

 

September 2016

Posted on September 21, 2016 at 4:45 AM

Dates for Diary;

First Confession, for 2nd Class, will take place on Tuesday 7th February at 7.30pm.

Confirmation, for 6th Class, will take place on Saturday 6th May at 11am.

First Holy Communion, for 2nd Class, will be announced shortly.

 

Parents and Infants on Yard;

When dropping smaller children to school, parents are asked to enter through the main door by the GP room, and then walk down towards the ramp, rather than walk around through the yard by the prefab. Where parents arrive before the doors are unlocked they are asked to wait at the front of the school, until the doors are unlocked. The central yard is used for soccer/play by older children. Likewise, we ask children who don’t play soccer to use the lower yard at break times. Parents should not walk through the school yard at any time, unless permitted to do so.

 

Office Arrangements;

The secretary’s office will be attended on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday of each week from 9am – 2pm. Where possible, any messages to be delivered to the children should be given during these hours. If you wish to speak with your child’s teacher, please ring during office hours to make an appointment. The teacher concerned will then return your call at their convenience to arrange an appointment. Likewise, should you wish to speak with me, I will be very happy to do so. Please also arrange an appointment by contacting the office during the above mentioned office hours.

 

Accurate Phone Numbers;

It is vital that, at all times, we have accurate and up to date phone numbers in case we need to contact parents for any reason. This is also important for sending text messages.

 

Pupil Safety;

Please follow the rules of the road while dropping off and collecting children at school. Please observe all road markings and no parking areas.

 

Rented School Books;

A number of rented books were not handed back to class teachers in June. As we have to replace those books, it would be appreciated if parents would make sure that there are no school rented books or library books at home. These books will have the school stamp on them.

 

Birthday Invitations/Presents;

Children are very disappointed if they are not included when invitations, presents etc. are being circulated. For this reason we remind you that invitations, presentations etc. are not allowed in school.

 

Healthy Lunches;

In line with our Healthy Eating Policy, please encourage and remind children of the importance of eating healthy food, and bear this in mind when preparing lunches. Please remember to always supply healthy lunches; an appropriate amount that a child can finish. A small snack is sufficient for 11am break; something that a child can easily handle. A sandwich or a small piece of fruit is adequate. A small treat is allowed on Fridays.

 

School Uniform;

It is lovely to see everyone back in pristine school uniforms. I hope to see all pupils follow the dress code throughout the school. Each pupil is expected to wear the school tracksuit on designated PE days. Full school uniform, including school tie, should be worn on all other days. Thank you for your co-operation in this regard and please continue to encourage children to wear our full school uniform. Please ensure all personal belongings are clearly labelled with names or initials.

 

Visit to Dáil Éireann;

Sixth class will visit Dáil Éireann on Thursday 6th October. Further details will follow nearer to the time.

 

Clean School;

All our classrooms are looking well. During the summer break the classrooms together with desks, chairs and windows were professionally cleaned.

 

Hospice Fundraising;

Ms. Deevy’s 6th class will organise a “Juice and Buns” morning on Friday 23rd September. Children are welcome to bring €2/€3 each on the morning, should they so wish. All proceeds from this fundraising event will go to Waterford Hospice.

 

Parents Association

Slieverue N.S. Parents Association will hold their A.G.M. on Tuesday 27th September at 8pm in the school. They encourage as many parents as possible to attend and new parents are especially welcome.

 

Term 2 Begins...

Posted on January 28, 2016 at 11:45 AM

As we settle into the New Year here at school, we hope that everyone has had a nice break and is ready for a busy and productive term ahead.

 

Enrolment;

Parents/parishioners who wish to enrol their child for September 2016 should do so immediately, as a large number have registered. All children born on or before 30th September 2012 are eligible to start school this year.

 

Parent/Teacher meetings;

Parent Teacher Meetings have been organised for Wednesday 10th and Thursday 11th February. Appointment times are being fixed presently and parents will be notified of appointment times, as soon as possible.

 

Bring and Buy Sale;

Our annual Bring and Buy Sale, which took place in December raised a total of €844. Congratulations to all of the pupils, teachers and parents who supported the event. The proceeds this year have been donated to Friends of St. Patrick’s Hospital.

 

Swimming;

3rd and 4th classes will attend swimming lessons each Monday, beginning today, Monday 18th January.

 

4th Class / 5th Class;

All pupils of 4th and 5th classes will combine to form the choir for this year’s Confirmation Mass, which takes place in Church of the Assumption, Slieverue, this Saturday 23rd January at 11 am. Pupils are asked to arrive at the church no later than 10.50am. All preparation for the choir will take place during school.

 

Credit Union Quiz;

Some children from senior classes will participate in the St. Dominic Credit Union Quiz in Dooley’s Hotel, Waterford, at 7pm on Monday 1st February. All teams should be at the hotel at 7pm, in school uniform.

 

Christmas Is Coming!

Posted on November 26, 2015 at 8:45 AM

Swimming;

Swimming Lessons for 5th and 6th Classes will begin after Mid Term Break (Monday 9th Nov; one week after we return). The next block later in the year, will be for 3rd and 4th Classes and the final block will be for 1st and 2nd Classes. Details will be issued to the classes, accordingly.

 

6th Class;

Congratulations to Mrs. Deevy’s 6th Class, who recently raised €550.47 for Waterford Hospice, from their Juice and Buns morning.

 

Label Uniforms!;

Please remember to label all items of clothing clearly and permanently. Several items have been found here and remain unidentified.

 

September Money;

Thank you to those parents who have paid. The few who have not paid are now asked to do so at their earliest possible convenience. This money is needed to ensure the supply of books, photocopying, Art supplies and insurance.

 

Road Safety Week;

Next week, we will hold a Road Safety Week here in school, in an attempt to highlight the importance of Road Safety. This will include a series of class lessons and a school walk for staff and pupils. The Parents Association has kindly offered to assist by operating a Traffic Warden system, in order to encourage safe parking. Any volunteers to help in this regard would be greatly appreciated. Please phone Aideen Mulligan (Chairperson, PA) on 086 0897578.

 

Red Kettle Theatre Company;

The above company will visit the school, on Monday 7th December. They will have 2 performances; Junior Infants, 3rd, 5th & 6th classes will view the 9.30 performance and Senior Infants, 1st, 2nd, 4th will view the second performance. This year the play is called “WICKY WICKY WHEELS” written and directed by Liam Meagher. It is a highly interactive piece of theatre that incorporates audience participation and will be very entertaining, educational and fun. The cost is €4 per pupil. Please place €4 in an envelope marked with your child’s name.

 

Feast of the Immaculate Conception;

On Tuesday December 8th, the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, pupils will attend mass in Slieverue Church at 10am.

 

Winterval;

Friday 27th November: 6th class will visit Waterford Crystal and the Toy Museum. The cost is €2 for the bus. Both Waterford Crystal and the Toy Museum are free.

Friday 4th December: Junior Infants, Senior Infants and 1st Class are being taken into Waterford, to visit the Winterval festival. We have booked a tour on the Santa Express train. The cost is €6 per child including the bus. Please place €6 in an envelope marked with your child’s name (or add €6 to Red Kettle envelope).

 

Bring and Buy Sale;

Our annual Bring and Buy Sale, organised by 6th Class, will take place on Friday 18th December in the school, during the school day. Children throughout the school can help by donating unwanted books, toys, games, etc, which are in good condition. Please do not send in broken or damaged items. There will also be a small shop and many novelty games. All classes will be given a chance to attend this fundraising event. Please remember to give your child (especially junior classes) a small amount of money on the day. This is a very enjoyable event, as children love to spend their own money on items of their choice. 6th Class also have the opportunity to put their organisational and mathematical skills to work, and aim to make as much money as possible.

 

Christmas Party;

The Parents Association will run their annual Christmas Party as follows:

One Christmas Party for all classes will be held on Thursday 17th December in the New Parish Hall, from 7 – 8.30pm. The cost of the party is €5 per child, which will be payable on the door. Children are encouraged to wear something festive such as a Santa hat or tinsel. Children are asked not to bring extra money as they will be given sweets and not to bring coats as there is little space and they will be indoors for the duration of the party. Parents are more than welcome to attend. Parents Association members will supervise children.

 

Christmas Carol Service;

On Monday 21st December, we will hold a short Christmas Carol Service, at 7.30pm in Slieverue Church. All classes will participate. Parents are most welcome to attend. Please bear in mind that space in the Church is limited, when asking others along.

 

Christmas Holidays;

School will close for Christmas holidays on Tuesday 22nd December at 12pm. School reopens on Wednesday 6th January at 9am.

 

Christmas Cards;

With Christmas approaching, please remember that Christmas cards, along with presents and invitations, are not allowed in school. It is unfair for any child to be in a situation whereby they may receive less cards than other children.

 

Shoebox appeal;

Once again the Team Hope Shoebox Appeal, was a great success. Many thanks to those who prepared boxes. Over 100 boxes were collected from the school.

 

September Money;

Thank you to those parents who have paid. A few parents still have not paid. They are now asked to do so at their earliest possible convenience. This money is needed to ensure the supply of books, photocopying, Art supplies and insurance.

 

Track Suit Bottoms;

If anybody has old track suit bottoms to spare which are in good condition, please send them in, as occasionally the odd spare pair is needed in school.

 

Welcome Back to School!

Posted on September 28, 2015 at 5:55 PM

Welcome back all of our pupils and staff from their summer holidays; in particular our 31 new pupils and their families – In Junior Infants; Rebecca Aldridge, Sami Alich, Thomas Butler, Jessica Byrne, Jack Cleary, Amy Connolly, Labhaoise Coughlan, Ryan Crowe, Oisin Cuddy, Ruth Ennis-Young, Evie Feicks, Ellie Fitzpatrick, Alfie Griffin, Faolán Hoolmaa O'Conghaile, Adrian Kuczawski, Jack McGrath, Sean McLaughlin, Dylan Murphy, Harry O'Brien, Katelyn O'Mahony, John O'Neill-Doherty, Cara Phelan, Jamie Rochford, Ellie Skelton, Amelia Stapleton, Conor Torpey, Erin Walsh, Graham Walsh, Jenna Walsh and Ruairi Wilson, and in 1st Class; Dylan Cummins. We hope that they and everybody else will be very happy here and that it will be a pleasant and fruitful year for all concerned.

September Money Now Due:

Many thanks to parents who have already sent in the September book money. Receipts will be issued in due course. This money is now due and payment can be made to class teachers. Please return the money in a sealed envelope with child’s/children’s names on the front of the envelope. The fee covers items such as school books, arts and crafts, photocopying, and 24 hour insurance. These details are on your child’s booklist.

Accurate phone numbers:

It is vital that, at all times, we have accurate and up to date phone numbers in case we need to contact parents for any reason. This is also important for sending text messages.

Pupil Safety:

Please follow the rules of the road while dropping off and collecting children at school. Please observe all road markings and no parking areas.

Rented school books:

A number of rented books were not handed back to class teachers in June. As we have to replace those books, it would be appreciated if parents would make sure that there are no school rented books or library books at home. These books will have the school stamp on them.

Birthday Invitations/presents:

Children are very disappointed if they are not included when invitations are being circulated in school. Therefore we ask that all invitations/gifts are given outside of school.

Healthy Lunches:

In line with our Healthy Eating Policy, please encourage and remind children of the importance of eating healthy food, and bear this in mind when preparing lunches. Please remember to always supply healthy lunches; an appropriate amount that a child can finish. A small snack is sufficient for 11am break; something that a child can easily handle. A sandwich or a small piece of fruit is adequate. A small treat is allowed on Fridays.

School Uniform:

It is lovely to see everyone back in pristine school uniforms. I hope to see all pupils follow the dress code throughout the school. Each pupil is expected to wear the school tracksuit on designated PE days. Full school uniform, including school tie, should be worn on all other days. Thank you for your co-operation in this regard and please continue to encourage children to wear our full school uniform. Please ensure all personal belongings are clearly labelled with names or initials.

Absences:

All pupils must be at school every day except when they are sick. With the winter season approaching, please do not send your child/children to school, if they are not 100% fit for learning. Please ensure that children have a supply of tissues and are aware of the importance of handwashing as good hygiene, and to help combat the spread of germs.

We are obliged, at the request of the National Educational Welfare Board, to collect, in a note, not only the date of any absence, but also the reason.

School Mass:

The annual start of year school mass will took place on Wednesday 16th September, at 9.30am, in the Church of the Assumption, for school pupils.

Hospice Fundraising:

Once again, Ms. Deevy’s 6th class organised a very successful “Juice and Buns” morning, which took place on Friday 18th September. All proceeds from this fundraising event went to Waterford Hospice.

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 



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