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Term 1 Year 19/20

Posted on September 12, 2019 at 7:05 PM

As we settle into the new school year, I would like to welcome back all of our pupils and staff from their summer holidays. In particular, I extend a special welcome to our 28 new Junior Infants: Harry Barden, Thomas Carroll, Adrian Cavnicky, Ryan Claridge, Darren Crowe, Phoebe Cummins, Sean Drohan-O’Brien, Laszlo Feher, Sarah Fitzgerald, Poppy Fitzpatrick, Katie Feicks, Kate Forristal, Eden Freeman, Fionn Haberlin, Millie Haberlin, Olivia Hayden, Matthew Hogan, Maisie Keane, Harriet Kearney, Kate Kirwan, Matthew Kirwan, Niall Kirwan, Finn Mannion, Aidan Mooney, Esme McEvoy, Aaron McDonald, Rian McGrath and Evie-Rae O’Halloran. Welcome also to Regnars Kocans in Senior Infants, Nathan Butler in 2nd class and to the families of all our new pupils. I hope that they and everybody else will be very happy here and that it will be a pleasant and fruitful year for all concerned.


Parents and Infants on Yard;

In order to comply with our school’s Child Safeguarding Policy and Garda Vetting regulations, parents should not enter the playground without permission.

In the morning time, Junior Infants and Senior Infants should wait at the front of the school, and any parents of those children who wish to wait should stay at the front of the school also. Children from 1st class to 6th class should enter the playground by passing the office prefab building. Parents should not pass this point without an appointment.

Should infant pupils 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/playground is used for soccer/play by older children.

Likewise, at break times, children who don’t play soccer should use the lower yard at break times.

Parents should not walk through the school yard at any time, unless permitted to do so.

We appreciate your cooperation in this regard, in the interest of the safety of all of our pupils.


School Times;

School starts at 9am each morning. An ideal time for pupils to arrive is just before 9am. Official supervision begins at 9am. Children should not be dropped at school if teachers arrive at work early, and certainly never before 8.45am. School closes at 2.40pm and children should be collected promptly at this time, and never after 2.50pm. This is essential under Health & Safety, Child Protection and insurance. Infants finish at 1.40pm. Please collect infants promptly at this time.


Electronic Roll;

Each minute a child is late for or absent from school will be recorded on our electronic roll system, and accumulated within. The roll is taken at 9.40 each morning. Children should arrive in school just before 9am each morning and any child who arrives after 9am will be marked ‘late’ rather than ‘present’ on the roll. All pupils should be at school every day except for 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.


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.

 

Pupil Safety;

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

 

In-Service Training;

We have just been notified that school is to be closed on Wednesday 11th December, as the staff will attend In-Service training in the new Primary Language Curriculum.

 

September Money Now Due;

Many thanks to parents who have already sent in or paid online the September book money. Receipts will be issued for cash in due course. This money is now due and payment can be made to class teachers or online through our school website. 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.

 

Teacher News;

I wish to extend congratulations to Mrs. Deevy on her retirement, and to thank her for all of her hard work and commitment to our school. We will all miss her excellent teaching skills and friendship with pupils and staff and we wish her a very happy, healthy and fruitful retirement. We are also delighted to welcome two new class teachers to our school – Ms. Deborah McGrath (2nd Class) and Ms. Yvonne Bolger (3rd Class).

 

Parents Association;

Slieverue NS Parents Association will hold its AGM on Tuesday 24th September at 8pm in the school. The aims of the P.A. are to organise social events, fundraising and give parents a channel for feedback to the school. The P.A. will hold 3-4 meetings per year and there is no commitment necessary; just come along when you can! It is a great way to keep parents informed and have a say in what goes on in school. All parents are welcome to attend the meeting on the 24th, especially new parents!

 

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. One small treat is allowed on Fridays, but never peanuts or crisps.

 

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. (Our new design school tracksuit looks really well on pupils. Old tracksuits can be worn and will be phased out in time). Please ensure all personal belongings are clearly labelled with names or initials.

 

Hospice Fundraising;

Ms. Guilly’s 6th class will organise a ‘Juice and Buns’ morning on Friday 27th September. Children may bring in €2/€3 each on the morning. All proceeds from this fundraising event will go to Waterford Hospice.

 

Confirmation and Communion;

Confirmation will take place on Friday 3rd April 2020 at 3pm.

On Thursday 19th September, a meeting for parents of pupils who wish to receive First Holy Communion will take place in the Parish Hall with Fr. O’Shea. Information regarding First Confession and First Holy Communion will be issued on the evening.

 

Old Tracksuits/Uniforms;

If you have any old/unwanted tracksuits or uniforms you may send them into the school. Pupils may drop them into the clothes bin in the main hallway. These will be forwarded to the Chernobyl Charity. Thanks to Mary Grant for this idea and her help in this regard.

 

Swimming

Swimming lessons for 5th and 6th classes commence next Monday 16th September. A note has already been issued in this regard.

 

Finally, I would like to wish all parents and children an excellent school year. If I can be of any assistance during the year, please don’t hesitate to contact me through the office.

Looking forward to working with you in the best interests of your child/children,

 

 

Yours faithfully,


Kevin Kennedy,

Principal.

 

Dates For Diary

Posted on November 7, 2018 at 8:25 AM

With a very busy half term upon us, please note the following dates.

Shoebox Appeal;

Team Hope Christmas Shoebox Appeal leaflets were distributed recently. If you wish to take part, please return your shoebox to the school by Friday 9th November. The boxes will be collected by a member from Team Hope.


Swimming Lessons;

Swimming Lessons for 3rd and 4th classes will commence on Monday 19th November for 8 weeks. The final date for swimming for 5th and 6th classes is Monday 12th November. There are still a number of pupils who need to pay for them and we would be grateful to receive payment now please.


Red Kettle Theatre Company;

The above company will visit the school on Wednesday 28th November. They will have 2 performances; Junior Infants,

1st, 3rd and 5th classes will view the 10am performance and Senior Infants, 2nd, 4th and 6th will view the second performance. This year the play is called “Backwards, Forwards and Upside down” and is 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.


Parent Teacher Meetings;

Parent Teacher Meetings have been arranged for Wednesday 28th and Thursday 29th November. Details of appointments will be issued as soon as possible.


Visit to Waterford Crystal;

Friday 7th December: 6th class will visit Waterford Crystal. Children will get to learn about the history of Waterford Crystal from its earliest days and also get a unique behind-the-scene look at how master craftsmen create some of the world's most exquisite crystal objects. The cost is €3 for the bus.


Bring and Buy Sale;

Our annual Bring and Buy Sale, organised by 6th Class, will take place on Friday 14th 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 Concert;

On Thursday 20th December, we will hold a Christmas Concert, at 7.30pm in the New Parish Hall. The children of 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th Classes will participate. More details will follow closer to the time.


Christmas Holidays;

School will close for Christmas holidays on Friday 21st December at 12pm. School reopens on Monday 7th January at 9am.



Home Internet/Device Usage for pupils;

As a matter of concern around the time our pupils spend on internet/devices and content safety, we have arranged an Internet Safety Talk for parents on Wednesday 23rd January at 7.30pm, here in the school. We strongly encourage all parents to attend this seminar. This will be followed by a talk for 3rd and 4th, and a separate talk for 5th and 6th on the morning of Thursday 24th January.



In addition to the above dates, please also observe the following:


Road Safety - Parking - Well Done!

Sincere thanks to our caretaker, Matt, and our volunteer parents who are currently putting out traffic cones each morning and afternoon in order to prevent drivers parking unsafely at the school entrance. Crossing is now much safer for all children. Thanks to all parents who have adhered to the parking arrangements outside the school. Please keep up the good habit and remember never to park on the zig-zag lines. A small number are still attempting to park in the pedestrian zone so please tell grandparents, neighbours or anyone collecting children about the parking arrangements.




Term 1 Year 18/19

Posted on October 12, 2018 at 4:35 AM

We are well settled back into school life by now and we would like to welcome back all of our pupils and staff from their summer holidays. In particular, a special welcome to our 30 new Junior Infants: John Breen, Ruby Brophy, Dean Byrne, Zara Cleary, Daniel Connolly, Emilia Csoka, James Cuddihy, Amelia Dobbyn-McDonald, Daniel Doyle, Cass Ennis-Young, Anthony Fedorski, Keely Finn-Maher, Caoimhe Flynn, Freya Flynn, Sasha Freeman, Darragh Grant, Joe Grant, Sam Halley, Chloe Knox, Jamie Knox, Lexi Lynagh, Charlie McLaughlin, Ciara O’Donovan, Alannah Purcell-Dunphy, Sean Ridgard, Chloe Ryan, Jamie Shalloe, Luke Shalloe, Lily Rose Tyler, Ciara Wallace, and to the families of the above pupils. 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.


School Closure;

Please note that the above school will be closed on Friday 26th October, due to the Presidential Election, for which our school will be used as a polling station.


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.

 

School Times;

School starts at 9am each morning. An ideal time for pupils to arrive is just before 9am. Children should not be dropped at school if teachers arrive at work early, and certainly never before 8.45am. School closes at 2.40pm and children should be collected promptly at this time, and never after 2.50pm. This is essential under Health & Safety, Child Protection and insurance. Infants finish at 1.40pm. Please collect infants promptly at this time.

 

Electronic Roll;

Each minute a child is late for or absent from school will be recorded on our electronic roll system, and accumulated within. The roll is taken at 9.40 each morning. Children should arrive in school just before 9am each morning and any child who arrives after 9am will be marked ‘late’ rather than ‘present’ on the roll. All pupils should be at school every day except for 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.


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, the Principal, I will be very happy to do so. Please also arrange an appointment by contacting the office during the above mentioned office hours.


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.

 

Parents Association;

Slieverue N.S. Parents Association will hold its A.G.M. on Thursday 11th October at 8pm in the school. As many parents as possible are encouraged to attend and new parents are especially welcome.

 

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. One small treat is allowed on Fridays, but never peanuts or crisps.

 

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.

 

Celebrations;

On Friday 29th June, celebrations were underway here in the form of a very enjoyable Outdoor Disco with lots of music and dance! This was to celebrate the achievements of our soccer and hurling teams who did the school so proud, and also to celebrate receiving the recent achievement of our very first Active Flag. Very well done to all involved.

 

Visit to Dáil Éireann;

Sixth class travelled to Dublin on Thursday 27th September where they took a tour of Dáil Éireann, the History Museum and the Wax Museum.

 

Hospice Fundraising;

Ms. Deevy’s 6th class organised a ‘Juice and Buns’ morning on Friday 21st September. The sum of €480 was raised and all proceeds from this fundraising event will go to Waterford Hospice.

 

Shoebox Appeal;

Team Hope Christmas Shoebox Appeal leaflets have been given to the children. If you wish to take part please return your shoebox to the school by Friday 9th November. The boxes will be collected by a member from Team Hope.

 

Confirmation and Communion;

Confirmation will take place on Friday 15th March. First Confession will take place on Wednesday 27th March. Communion will take place on Saturday 11th May. More details will follow nearer to the dates.

 

 

Finally, we would like to wish all parents and children an excellent school year. If we can be of any assistance during the year, please don’t hesitate to contact us through the office.


Looking forward to working with you in the best interests of your child/children.

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.

 


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