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'Lá Glas' wraps up SnaG 2019

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'Lá Glas' wrapped up Seachtain na Gaeilge at the Faythe School for 2019. In the week before St Patrick’s Day all manner of activities were undertaken as all in the school tried their very best to use their Irish. Poem were learned, songs were sung, 'seanfhocails' were introduced, examined, learned and depicted while Mar in the Office was under immense pressure to produce reams of green and gold paper / card while keeping her eye on the laminator to make sure it didn't melt through use before a tsunami of shamrock themed Art was displayed throughout the school!!!

On Friday 15th (the Faythe's Lá Glas) all in school were encouraged to wear something green to celebrate our Patron Saint and mark our national holiday. As so it happened.....from subtle shamrocks / tricolours painted on faces to hairbands to full blown tri-colour wigs to earrings to leprechaun hats and beards to full-blown suits, to Irish jerseys / hoodies / tee-shirts to green socks to Leprechaun 'onesies' - you name it, we had it!!

The week culminated with all classes performing a variety of songs, dances, plays and poems in the School Hall through Irish.

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BOOK FAIR

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Book Fair

The Faythe School Book Fair takes place next week on Tuesday and Wednesday. Children will have the opportunity to look through the books tomorrow.

If your child is allowed to buy a book, they can take note of the name and price of the book tomorrow. Then on Tuesday and Wednesday each class will be given an allotted time to come to the book fair to buy a book.

If you wish to purchase a book with your child you may do so at home time, either 1.40 p.m. or 2.40 p.m on either, Tuesday or Wednesday. Alternately, the book fair will be open to accommodate parents on Tuesday evening between 7.00 p.m. and 8.00 p.m. 

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St. John of God Day 2019

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Friday 8th March all the classes from the school went down to the Church in Bride Street to celebrate St. John of God Day.

Fr. James welcomed a large crowd to this very special Mass that celebrates the life's work of the man who the school is named after but as Fr. James explained also gave his name to the various St. John of God groups spread throughout the world who still look after the health, education and welfare on many, many people.

Mr. Murphy's 6th Class, as part of their Confirmation preparation, did the Readings, the Prayers of the Faithful, brought up the Gifts and provided the Altar servers while Ms. Foran and Ms. Mullins had the Choir in 'tip-top' form and their contribution to the Mass was very much appreciated.

There must be a special mention to Ms. Murphy and Ms. Foley's 2nd classes who had made their First Confession the night before and sang 'Zacchaeus' with great gusto just after Communion.

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Good Luck Ciara!!!

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All in the Faythe School wish Ciara Bridges (Class of 2014) the very best of luck this coming Sunday when she heads to Croke Park as part of the St. Martins Senior Camógie Team who attempt to stall Slaughtneil's 'three in a row' bid in the All-Ireland Senior Club Final.

Still only 17 years old, and a current pupil in Presentation Wexford, Ciara has continued to fulfill all the potential she showed here in all sports.

As the first ever past pupil from the Faythe to be involved in a GAA All-Ireland Club Final we hope it is the first of many days she enjoys in Croke Park and the fingernails of her parents, James and Suzanne, aren't bitten to the quicks!

 

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HSCL Updates

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Yoga Class

Yoga classes with Eileen Rowe will resume tomorrow morning (February 26th) in the Sr. Marie Room. Eileen's class will involve yoga, meditation and relaxation. The cost is €2 per class. This class is open to all parents and members of the community.

Ladies Indoor Soccer League

A Ladies In door Soccer League starts next Monday (March 4th) in St. Joseph's Club. It will run over six weeks. Each town school will enter a team. It would be great if 'The Faythe School' could muster up a  team. If you are interested in taking part or know of a family member or friend who would be interested please contact Ursula Kelly on 087 9657964.

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Even though it was this school year - it was actually last year(!!!)....Tuesday December 4th to be exact....Ms. Cronin's Junior Infants from Room 3 visited Dr. Gráinne up at the Faythe Medical Centre. 'The Doctor's' had been the 'Aistear Topic' at that time so it made sense when Ms. Cronin rang and arranged the visit with Dr. Gráinne and her staff. All the children put on their 'hi-viz' jackets before making their way up to the Medical Centre.

Dr. Gráinne gave the children a tour of the Medical Centre, showed them the equipment and answered all their questions.
Ms. Cronin took photo and that is where it all started to go wrong......because she gave them to Mr. Turner and we waited and waited and waited. 

Christmas came and went!!

The New Year came and went!!

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Fire Brigade visits 3rd Classes

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After break on recently Ms Forde and Ms Foley’s 3rd Classes went to the 'Breakfast Room' and two firemen from the Fire Station up near Clonard visited and taught us different ways about how to be safe around fire. After that, they showed us cards that had dangerous things on them. One had cigarettes on it and asked us if anyone`s parents smoked and most people put their hands up. If a cigarette is lit, the best way to get rid of it is to put it in the fire.

After that they gave loads more tips for general safety at home.....

  • Candles – They said to never leave a lighting candle on when an adult isn't watching
  • Plugs –leave everything plugged in except for the fridge – we saw some plugs that had over-heated and went on fire.
  • Frankie false -never make a false call about a fire because it`s dangerous and you could get arrested.
  • 999 or 112 – numbers you need to ring if there is an emergency at your house, at your school or anywhere else.
  • Pan – don’t leave a hot pan where children can get it – always have someone older than you/ parents watch it.
  • Deep fat fryer – if water gets in contact, it will go on fire- be careful around them!-always have a parent around.
  • Lighters / matches  - up high and only adults can use them-kids can burn themselves or could get some fire on them.
  • Smoke alarms – should check yours and clean it by putting the hover up to it. If you don’t have one, you can call the fire station or the council and they can come and put one in for you.
  • Plan Man – Like in school, we should have a plan at home just in case there is a fire anywhere.

Then they showed us their yellow helmet and allowed some of us wear one. Ms. Forde took pictures with us wearing it and sent them to our parents. Then, people asked the firemen questions about fire, like how much minutes would it take for a fire to spread or other things.

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Valentine's Cards in Room 14

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Well done to Room 14 for all their great work on our St. Valentine's Day Card Artwork and to R.K. and R.M. for their account of the activity.

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'Last week in Room 14 we made cards to celebrate St. Valentine's Day.

Ms. Murphy took a picture of us standing sideways with our hands up to our chin, like we were blowing kisses. 

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The newly established Amber Flag - Positive Mental Health Committee hosted a Cupcake Sale on Friday 15th February. Children were invited to purchase a cupcake for €1 and begin the challenge of obtaining our first Amber Flag! 

This involves the whole school community coming together in order to create a safe, positive, and healthy attitude towards our general physical and mental health and well-being.

The community aspect was to the fore on Thursday 14th when, no doubt after receiving loads of Valentine, the 'cookery gang' hit the Breakfast room and began the production line.....measuring, cracking, pouring, mixing, whisking, greasing, filling, baking, washing, drying, tidying, watching, cooling, decorating and finally storing a few cup-cakes!!!! Around 300 actually! We cheated ever so slightly by buying some produce so as to safely include to include all dietary requirements.

On Friday morning the pupil Committee, who had drawn up time-tables, oversaw the actual sale, which ran with military precision, whereby every class came to the Breakfast Room to participate. The final part of this initial puzzle was bringing all the coins into the Office for poor Mar. However undeterred she was able to confirm by 3.15pm that a whopping €341 had been raised!!

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Friday 15th February was a very busy day in the school starting with the Cupcake Sale to launch our Amber Flag initiative to Tree Planting up in the Rocks to a little bit of Hurling history in Hollymount, home of the Shelmaliers GAA Club.

The Boys Mini 7s Hurling team accompanied by Ms. O'Loughlin and Mr. Doyle travelled out to what is Mr. Doyle's home pitch for the Rackard League Mini 7s.

The first match saw the boys victorious versus Castlebridge on a 2-6 to 1-4 score line. Displaying great team work and battling hard throughout this was the first ever Hurling victory for a boys team in the Rackard league since the school went fully co-educational, in this only our third ever boys 6th Class.

In the second match versus Ballymurn both schools were evenly matched in terms of size and skill before Ballymurn pulled away for a deserved victory on a 2-5 to 1-4 scoreline.

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Four different groups combined for tree planting at the Rocks - which has become a notable annual event in the Faythe School calendar - 

1) Cliona Connolly ~ Environment Education Officer with Wexford County Council gets in contact with
2) Colm Ó Muirí ~ Co-ordinator at the South End Family Resource Centre and they arrange for the delivery of a load of young trees.
3) James Murphy ~ 6th Class teacher at the Faythe School - sorts out a time-table and rota with the
4) Tessa La Roche and Áine Cronin ~ the Junior Infant teachers.

With lessons prepared and instructions given the 'four pronged' attack becomes reality as the 'Faythe throng' take to the Rocks. Each of the 6th class accompanied their assigned Infants from the school to the Rocks under the watchful eyes of the adults team of teachers and SNAs.

Under Colm's expert eye, the expert use of a few spades and buckets of perspiration upwards of fifty young trees were planted including Mountain Ash, Guelder-rose, Holly and Birch.

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Visit to Post Office - Aistear 2019

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 to the Post Office to post our Valentine’s Day cards. We have been learning all about the Post Office in S.E.S.E and had a Post Office as our Aistear theme for the last few weeks. This was also our first proper piece of writing - so a pretty big deal and lots of excitement all round!

The teddy bear who is posting a letter is ‘Everywhere Bear’ - he has been going on adventures with each of the children at the weekends, so it was only right he come along with us to the Post Office! Thanks to Michelle for all her help too.

When the children came back to class (and before they all crashed on the desks with tiredness - make sure to watch the end of the video....it is not staged.....) some of the comments included:

‘Best Monday Ever!’

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Congratulations

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Congratulations to the all the parents who were presented with their 'Advanced Cook It' programme.

The programme ran for five weeks and was delivered by Davina Dowling. Many thanks to Davina for her expertise and knowledge in the area of healthy eating and nutrition. Each week the parents made tasty and nutritious meals including soup, bread, chicken curry, a vegetarian dish and 'healthy' chocolate brownies. Each parent received a certificate of achievement and a cook book. Well done to everyone and to Maggie who managed to escape the photo! The popularity of this programme is testament to the fact that parents have already signed up for next year

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Enrolment Deadline Approaching

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Applications for Enrolment for 2019 is Friday 22nd February.

Forms can be

 

  • collected at the Office on any school day from 9am to 2.45pm

 

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Ladies Indoor Soccer League

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The Football Association of Ireland (FAI) has teamed up with Wexford County Council to fund a 'Ladies Indoor Soccer League'.

A tournament will take place over a six week period. An information meeting with a representative from FAI will take place on Thursday morning (14th) at 9:10 a.m. here in the school. If you or a female friend or relative would like to get involved in soccer please come along to the meeting on Thursday morning.

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Free Electrical Recycling Day

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DATE FOR YOUR DIARY

Free Electrical Recycling Day is taking place at

Wexford Racecourse, Carricklawn, Newtown Road, Wexford,

on Saturday 9 February from 10.00 am to 4.00 pm.

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'Catholic Schools Week' 2019

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Last week saw 'Catholic Schools Week' celebrated in all classes in the Faythe school. Class appropriate resources were used in all classrooms and this year the special Mass where a special family friend or a grandparent was invited into school did not fall victim to the weather. A great crowd from 4th, 5th and 6th classes literally packed the Hall for this 12.30pm Mass which was celebrated by Fr. James. Afterwards there was a cup of tea or a coffee and a chat for anyone who could stay and still allow them be 'on time' to collect the infants at 1.40pm.

On Friday the all classes from Rooms 4, 9, 9A, 11, 12, 13, 14 and 15 went to Bride Street for '10 Mass.'

Appropriately the meeting for parents and guardians of children deciding to make their Confirmation in 2019 and the Mass of Commitment was held this week too.

Thanks to Ms. Dempsey, Ms. Kelly, Fr. Cullen and Mag for all their work on the 'Wednesday Mass' and to James Murphy for facilitating the 'Confirmation Meeting.'

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Rackard League Handball - Well done Jack!

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Well done to Jack Creane in 6th Class who, for the third year in a row, represented the Faythe School at the recent Rackard League Handball Co. Finals held in St. Joseph's Community Centre, Bishopswater. Jack played very well before bowing out at the 'quarter-final' stages.

What is particularly noteworthy is that for the last two years Jack was the only player from the school to take part and despite the difficulty of being the sole representative from the school, he nonetheless kept the 'Faythe flag' flying proudly in this great competition.

Thanks are extended to Mr. Gregg and to Scott and Diarmuid for accompanying Jack to the County Finals.

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'Taking Care of Me' - Talk

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Siobhan Hayden will deliver a 'Taking Care of Me' talk on Monday evening 28th January  in the Faythe School at 7.30 p.m.

Siobhan will discuss the importance of taking care of 'your physical, mental and spiritual wellbeing' in order to care for ourselves and others.

Siobhan is a Development Worker in the South End Resource Centre. There is no charge for this talk and refreshments will be served afterwards.

This talk is open to parents, guardians, grandparents and all in the community.

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HSCL Updates

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Yoga/Mindfulness/Meditation classes will continue with Eileen Rowe on Tuesday mornings. Classes start at 9:10 a.m. in the Sr. Marie Room. It is an ideal class if you are looking for some positivity and relaxation starting into the New Year.

 

'Cook it Programme' with Nutrionalist Davina Dowling will start next Wednesday, January 16th at 9.10 a.m. Davina will demonstrate and advise on how to cook nutritional and tasty meals and snacks for all the family. You will have the opportunity to make the recipes and all the ingrediants will be supplied.

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