NEWS AND EVENTS
NEWS AND EVENTS
Well done to all the boys and girls in second class who went to the church on Thursday 7th March for their First Confession! This is another step on the ladder to their big day on Saturday 4th May! A big thank you to Ms. Fitzgerald, Ms. English, Áine and Eileen for all their help in preparing the children for this big day!
On Friday March 1st, both 6th classes organised a Cake Sale for their upcoming trip to London. It was an enormous success with over €1,400 raised. A massive thank you to everyone who was involved in it from the bakers, to the organisers and of course to all the boys and girls who contributed by purchasing the beautiful cakes.
Wednesday 27th February
Mrs. Looney, in conjunction with The Lifetime Lab organised, a Maths Workshop for various classes in the school. It was a great success and all the children who participated in the activities were happy leaving the Halla. The workshop aimed to demonstrate and explore a multisensory approach to the learning of mathematics and was a stimulating and fun introduction to primary maths, motivating pupils to engage primary maths through sight, sound, touch and movement.
SAVE A WATT, SAVE A LOT!!
We are working towards our 7th Flag!! Our theme is global citizenship-Energy. We are focusing on
Our green schools members and the whole school have been working hard to ensure we are more
energy conscious! We hope that we will get our 7th flag soon!
Children are working hard at home also to save energy! We really want to reduce our carbon footprint,
Ireland needs to reduce energy, renewable and greenhouse gases by 20% by the year 2020.
Well done to all who entered our poster competition!
We had some fantastic entries, the top 3 were
1st Place: Alanna Geary 3 rd Class
2nd Place: Emer Hurley
3rd Place: Julia Healy
London GAA Exchange 2019
14 of our 6th class pupils will be heading off to London on Thursday 28th March for 3 days as part of a GAA School Exchange. In London, the students will be staying with host families and will visit attractions and play in an International GAA blitz while there. The London school we are paired up with, St. George's Catholic Primary School Harrow, will arrive back here on Friday 7th June and depart on Monday 10th June.
Sciath na Scol (Indoor)
A massive well done and well played to the 4th class boys and girls who played their hearts out in their respective indoor hurling and camogie blitz, which were played on Thursday February 7th.
The boys finished runners-up overall and the girls finished runners-up in their group. Thanks you to Ms. Mulholland, Mr. Prout, Mr. Mather, Mr. Griffin, Angela and Gillian who looked after the teams on the day.
ALDI are currently running a competition in their shops and Watergrasshill NS are collecting stickers, so if you do your shopping in ALDI and spend over €30, you receive stickers. Please ask your child/children to pass these stickers onto their class teacher and we can add it onto our chart which is situated in the foyer! Many thanks!
The Be Active ASAP (After School Activity Programme) introduces children to fun physical activity in a safe, familiar, structured setting, with an emphasis on enjoyment, learning and a variety of activity. The programme aims to improve the attitudes of both children and their parents towards physical activity and lay the foundation for positive, lifelong physical activity habits. The programme is targeted towards seven/eight-year-olds and takes place for 50 minutes immediately after school once a week. Ms. Mulholland's class participated in this programme before Christmas. Ms. O'Keeffe's class are participating in this programme from now until Mid-Term.
Riddle of the Week
1st and 2nd Class
3rd and 4th Class
5th and 6th Class
On Thursday 20th December, Gardaí Kieran Cronin and Conor Gately from Fermoy visited our school. They spoke with students from 5th and 6th class about staying safe online and how to connect with respect. They also gave the children some pointers on the Floss, Best Mates and the Worm!! (The Dab is, like, sooo 2017 - apparently!!!!)
If Santa is bringing some games or devices this year, make sure that, as parents, you have a look yourself with your children. Check the appropriate age recommendations and know what your child is doing online and who they are connecting with.
Well done to all the winners of this year's colouring competition!!
Homework Club will recommenced in Watergrasshill NS on Tuesday 8th January for the 2018/2019 school year. Children from 1st- 6th classes have the opportunity to participate in Homework Club. It is held every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 3.00pm to 4.00pm. Children will be allowed eat during Homework Club.
Children can attend Homework Club for as many days as they wish. At Homework Club, children will be provided with a quiet and supervised space to complete their homework.
Sciath na Scol
Sciath na Scol hurling and camogie training will take place after the February mid-term. Make sure to get out and practice boys and girls!! The matches will be starting before Easter.
Fermoy Hospital Visit
Our annual visit to Fermoy Hospital with our choir took place on Friday 7th December. It was a beautiful occasion and everyone at the Hospital was delighted with the range of songs and the quality of the singing from 6th class. Everyone always remembers this very special day. Well done to all the choir, their teachers and everyone else that was involved!!
Christmas Concert 2018
A massive comhghairdeas to all the boys and girls who participated so well in the Christmas Concerts. Each and everyone of them perfomed brilliantly and we are all very proud of them! Well done to all the teachers for the hard work they have put in with their classes for the last few weeks. Also, a big, big thank you to Suzanne for preparing each class, as you could see the from each concert, how much time and effort has been put in. Finally, thank you to the parents for supporting the children on the day and for buying raffle tickets. The lucky winners were Eileen Philpott, Lucy Cleary, Mrs. Carroll (who won twice!), Robyn Horan, Mrs. McHugh, John Krol and Selina Wang. Enjoy your prizes!!!
A massive go raibh maith agat to Ms. Warner for holding a wonderful Advent Service in the Halla on Friday December 7th for the whole school. It was a really holy and spiritual occasion. Well done to all the children who sang songs, recited poetry and brought up gifts!!!
Junior County Champions Visit!
The Watergrasshill Junior county champions visited our school to show us all their trophy and encourage all of the children to keep training hard with the club!
Girls Mini 7s in Mayfield
Well done to our Mini 7s team who competed in a competition in Mayfield on October 5th. The girls played three matches against GS Mahon, Brooklodge and Carrignavar. The girls played excellent all day winning two games and narrowly losing out to Carrignavar. Our team for the day was Kate Darragh, Kate Evans, Emma O' Brien, Ellie O' Sullivan, Eadaoin Treacey, Leanne Murphy, Orla Darragh and Sinead O' Neill. Well done girls!!
World Teacher Day
We got a lovely surprise today when a student brought us in these lovely flowers for World Teacher Day!
Visit from the County Camogie Champions
On October 1st we were paid a visit by the local camogie team who won the Junior County Camogie Championship on Sunday against Ballyhea. There was huge excitement when the girls brought the cup to the school. It was great to see past pupils of Watergrasshill N.S., involved in this great team but a very special mention must go to our 1st class teacher Ms. Mulholland who starred in the back line. Well done to everyone involved. Lets hope this is the first of many cups to come to our school!!
School Calendar 2018/2019
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