Blogs
the school gates open 8.40am each morning.
St. John of God Primary School, The Faythe, Wexford, Y35 YT38, Ireland. ~ 053-9123105. H.S.C.L. 087-9657964
enbgzh-CNetdehihugalvltplroruskslesuk
2:09:42am
Tuesday, 21st May 2019

The Faythe School Blog

Welcome to the blog of the St. John of God Primary School, The Faythe, Wexford.

  • Home
    Home This is where you can find all the blog posts throughout the site.
  • Categories
    Categories Displays a list of categories from this blog.
  • Tags
    Tags Displays a list of tags that have been used in the blog.
  • Bloggers
    Bloggers Search for your favorite blogger from this site.
  • Login
Recent blog posts

Back where it belongs!!

Posted by on in The Faythe School
FaceBook  Twitter  

One the most talked about gestures made just before the newly refurbished school was re-opened in June 2011 was when the late Matt Carty (a past pupil himself and father and grandfather of past pupils) from Antelope Road, came into the school with a match-stick model of the school.

Painstakingly crafted from thousands of matches and with no little skill, no-one was aware of Matt's labour of love until he brought it into the school complete and ready for display.

It fascinated hundreds of children as they went about their daily business in the school....but hundreds of children have thousands of finders that touched, poked and examined until running repairs were needed.

The Carty family again stepped up to the plate and repaired the damage and it was decided to get another local, Jim Kearney (from the Faythe), to make a protective case for the model.

...
Hits: 17 Comments
Rate this blog entry:
0
Continue reading
FaceBook  Twitter  

There will be no Traffic Warden on duty at the Faythe School next week, Monday through to Thursday (20th to 23rd May inclusive).

All motorists are asked to be vigilant around the school particularly between the hours of 8.30m to 3.30pm.

Your understanding and co-operation on this very serious matter is very much appreciated.

Hits: 6 Comments
Rate this blog entry:
0

First Communion 2019

Posted by on in The Faythe School
FaceBook  Twitter  

Congratulations to all the children who made their First Holy Communion last Saturday in Bride Street Church beautifully decorated with the children's Art work. On a day that started with worrying weather, all the children were in 'tip top' form, from their behaviour to their participation in the Sacrament.

In front of a congregation that spanned many generations and four continents the children enjoyed their special day as all the hard work done at home and in school since September 2018 came to fruition.

The Choir under the dual direction of Ms. Mullins and Ms. Foran were in great voice and it was great to see so many siblings of First Communicants take their place in the Choir for their brothers or sisters big day. A sincere word of thanks too to the parents / guardians of those Choir members who were brought to Bride Street and later collected on the day.

Thanks too to the altar servers, both current pupils at the school, and to Fr. James our school Chaplain and BOM Chairperson for all he does in school. Earlier in the year while on pilgrimage in the Holy Land he got a rosary beads made from olive trees for each of the children and these were presented at the end of Mass.

...
Hits: 45 Comments
Rate this blog entry:
0
Continue reading

From Frogspawn to Frogs

Posted by on in The Faythe School
FaceBook  Twitter  

I am a boy in 5th class who has always been fascinated by animals and nature. Throughout my life I have taken care of many different types of animals, and I was delighted to get the opportunity to take care of the frogspawn in school.

It is a difficult task to take care of frogspawn and tadpoles as they require specific conditions. In captivity they require an artificial environment to ensure the survival of as many tadpoles as possible. In the wild only 0.8% of all tadpoles turn in to frogs and 0.1% will reach adulthood. Most of them are lost to predators (birds and dragonfly larvae) so I needed to create an artificial environment for them. I started by getting an unused fish tank and filling it up with water from the pond where the frogspawn was found and in the water there was some aquatic vegetation that the tadpoles would eat. After that I put in a rock so when the tadpoles would turn into frogs they would have land to go onto and with that done then came the waiting and feeding. I had to feed the tadpoles lettuce, cucumber, apple slices and sweet peppers. I had to feed them for two months every two days while not forgetting about partly changing the water every few weeks.

The hardest part came the day before the Easter holidays started because there was no one
to feed the tadpoles for that two weeks. I had to do something so I went to the Office and asked for the times the school would be open at and wrote them down. As the school day came to an end I took three containers I brought from home and carefully collected the five strongest tadpoles. At home I put the contents of the containers into one large container and added some mineral water.

As the days went by I went to school to feed the tadpoles each time taking a few more tadpoles with me. When it came to the end of the Easter break I had to bring back the tadpoles and frogs as most of them were already frogs. And so I brought them back to school and at the end of the day I said my last goodbye to them as they had to be released that day. Mr. Gregg brought the tiny frogs back to the pond where the frogspawn had been originally collected.   (D.R. - Room 12)

...
Hits: 50 Comments
Rate this blog entry:
0
Continue reading
FaceBook  Twitter  

On a day when you 'wouldn't have put a bucket out' the entire 6th Class headed off to Bunclody for the finals of the FAI / Spar South Leinster 5-a-side Soccer Tournament accompanied by the ever present Mr. Murphy, Mr. Doyle and a few very well wrapped up parents.

Though normally one of the most picturesque settings in Wexford to play sports, it was one of the worst possible days that pupils were expected to play soccer with howling winds and driving rain from start to finish. The appalling conditions can be seen on the video shown below and thanks are due to the 'photographers' too on the day who managed to captures some great pictures albeit with 'frozen fingers.'

However play they did and the boys were a credit to Mr. Murphy and the school being undefeated in three of their four games. Gallingly the boys fell short at this stage of the competition with a single goal separating themselves and the eventual winners - Gaelscoil Wicklow.

While disappointed on the way home, the boys had a second medal for their efforts - the first time a team from the school has won a medal at 'provincial level.'

...
Hits: 26 Comments
Rate this blog entry:
0
Continue reading
FaceBook  Twitter  

The last term of the 2018/19 school year got off to a great start today with the news, conveyed to Ms. Gahan, that the Amber Flag for 'promoting positive mental health' at the school has been awarded.

The citation, shown below, is a huge validation of the hard work undertaken by the school's Amber Flag Committee made up of students - Monica Baupkute, Dylan Brady, Belle Flynn O'Connor, Romy Furlong, Stephen Howlin, Jowin Jose, Marionne Nanud, Ava Murphy, Rachel Nolan, Rebecca Nolan, Emma Siggins and Sophie Tyrrell working with adults Ms. Forde, Ms. Murphy, Ms. Mullins, Ms. O'Loughlin, Ms. Kelly and Liz O'Brien all under the co-ordination of Ms. Gahan.....more to follow........

 

Dear Amber Flag team in St John of God Primary School,

...
Hits: 22 Comments
Rate this blog entry:
0
Continue reading

F.S.G.T. 2019

Posted by on in The Faythe School
FaceBook  Twitter  

Pupils at the Faythe School were treated to a top class display of talent recently when the second ever ‘The Faythe School’s Got Talent’ show was recently held at the school. Contestants sang, acted, danced, drummed, played and rapped before being interviewed by Mr Gregg with comments then from 'a very nice Simon Cowell' Mr. McKenna.

When the Show concluded all the pupils got to vote for their favourite act while passing through the 'Breakfast Room' on their way to the Yard. The votes were counted and scutinised by teachers while the pupils played away.

The tension mounted as the final two acts remained on the stage before Mr. Gregg announced Stephen Howlin who performed a word perfect rendition of Benjamin Hammond Haggerty's 'Can't Hold Us.'

Macklemore, as he is better known, is an American rapper, singer, and songwriter, from Seattle, Washington and I bet you he doesn't know that he has a rival in SJOGPS, The Faythe, Wexford.

...
Hits: 61 Comments
Rate this blog entry:
Continue reading
FaceBook  Twitter  

The 6th Class have been very busy recently and I'm just blogging to give you all a very quick heads up on two activities.

Ms. Jones in Selskar College was in 'cahoots' with Ms. Kelly in the Faythe and between the two of them organised a D.E.A.R. (Drop Everything and Read) session down in Selskar with Ms. Jones even laying on a bus for our transportation to Selskar by coach. The class then spent an enjoyable hour browsing and enjoying the many genres of literature in Selskar's Library.

We marked 'Maths Week' with by measuring and recording dimensions of the school paying particular attention to our 'Chill Out Zone' as a staring point for the design and planning phase of our 'mural.'....Check back for updates on this one!!!

Enjoy the videblogs!!!

...
Hits: 33 Comments
Rate this blog entry:
0
Continue reading
FaceBook  Twitter  

 

Every child left the school today with a Malteser 'Bunny' compliments of our hard working 'Parents' Council' who also provided bags of 'Free Froms' for our pupils with food intolerances. They will take to the streets again this evening with Easter's 'Split the Pot.'


Their ever popular 'Guess the number of Eggs' competition was held again this year and after intense scrutiny of the 'Guess Sheets' compiled over the past few days by pupils from Ms. Gahan's and Mr. Murphy's 5th and 6th Classes there proved to be '2 Nearly Winners!!!' 


Both from Mr. French's Room 4, M and R were one short with guesses of 236 eggs in the jar.

...
Hits: 42 Comments
Rate this blog entry:
0
Continue reading
FaceBook  Twitter  


A massive well done to the Boys' 5-A-Side Soccer Team who won the Wexford section of the FAI Spar Soccer Tournament in Ferrycarrig today.

More to follow as they now get ready for the South Leinsters!!

Thanks to Mr. Murphy, Joy, Ms. Fitzgerald and those supporters who were able to make it out to support the boys today and to the photographers for their eclectic pictures that appear in the video below.

CLICK HERE if you do not see the thumbnail below!

...
Hits: 47 Comments
Rate this blog entry:
0
Continue reading

Country and Transport Project

Posted by on in The Faythe School
FaceBook  Twitter  

Country Project

First we got into groups, next we got the tablets and then we researched our country.Ava’s godfather Surken came in to tell us more information about his country. When we got enough information we got posters. We printed out some information and wrote the rest ourselves. Then we stuck it onto our posters. We stuck down pictures as well. We also stuck down our country flag. When we were finished we presented them to the class.

Transport Project

The transport project was similar to the country projects. Our options were cars, planes, rockets, trains, boats, bicycles and carriages. We were short on posters so some groups had to make their own using different coloured paper. Some groups didn’t finish their projects. But they presented them anyway. It was really fun!

...
Hits: 46 Comments
Rate this blog entry:
0
Continue reading

Faythe School Parents' Book Club

Posted by on in Newsletters

'When All is Said 'by Irish author Anne Griffin, was the book read and reviewed by the parents' book club this month.

 This is the story of Maurice Hannigan, who, over the course of a Saturday night in June, orders five different drinks at the Rainford House Hotel. With each he toasts a person vital to him: his doomed older brother, his troubled sister-in-law, his daughter of fifteen minutes, his son far off in America, and his late, lamented wife. And through these people, the ones who left him behind, he tells the story of his own life, with all its regrets and feuds, loves and triumphs.

Overall the book club members enjoyed the book and felt the story resonated with real life and in particular was a wonderful insight into the life of people years ago. The book scored an average of 7 out of 10 with one member scoring the book 10 out of 10. If you are looking to read a new book, this comes with good recommendation from the Faythe School Parents' Book Club.

Hits: 92 Comments
Rate this blog entry:

School Book Fair

Posted by on in Newsletters

A sincere Thank You to all the children, teachers, parents and grandparents who attended the Book Fair this week. It was a tremendous success.

60% of the total book sales are credited back to the school in books. This year the school can order books up to value of €1,223.10 thanks to the very generous and much appreciated support of the book fair. These books will greatly support and facilitate literacy development both in school and at home.

The smooth running of the book fair was possible with the considerable help of Mag and Audrey, who acted as librarians and cashiers and to Margaret in the office for ensuring all the money balanced. In an era of I-pods and I-pads, it was wonderful to see the excitement of children while they browsed through the numerous books in the book fair.

In the words of Dr. Seuss, ' You can find magic wherever you look. Sit back and relax, all you need is a book'.

Hits: 55 Comments
Rate this blog entry:
0

Well done 6th Class!!!

Posted by on in The Faythe School
FaceBook  Twitter  

6th Class take a bow today for how well you represented the school this week.

The entire class went to Ferrycarrig as players, supporters, first-aiders and photographers and were a credit to their families, their teachers and the wider school community.

That one of the Boys teams won was a bonus, as the entire class were winners this week.

Thanks to Joy, Ms. Fitzgerald, Ms. Kelly and Mr. Murphy for accompanying the Class.

...
Hits: 48 Comments
Rate this blog entry:
0
Continue reading

Thanks, Thanks, Thanks and Thanks

Posted by on in The Faythe School
FaceBook  Twitter  

Thanks 1 -

to Liz O'Brien (S.N.A.) in Room 12 and her gardening team for having the front of the school looking so well so early in the 'gardening year!'

Thanks 2 -

to all our parents / guardians who are working with us following the 'Systems Review' letter sent home a fortnight ago - your co-operation is always appreciated!

...
Hits: 44 Comments
Rate this blog entry:
0
Continue reading
FaceBook  Twitter  

Tá na Naíonáin Shóisearacha tar éis a bheith ag obair go díon thar Seachtain na Gaeilge! D’fhoghlaimíomar frása an lae agus amhráin/ damhsa éagsúla -  ‘An Bhfaca Sibh an Leipreachán?’, ‘Ó Féach ar an Aimsir!’ & ‘An Hocaí Pocaí’.

Bhí tionól againn leis na ranganna shóisearacha chomh maith agus chanamar ‘An Bhfaca Sibh an Leipreachán?’. Seo físeán bheag dár n-amhrán! 

Junior Infants have been working hard during ‘Seachtain na Gaeilge’. We learned ‘Phrases of the Day’ and different songs/ dances - ‘Did you see the Leprechaun?’, ‘Oh Look at the Weather!’ & ‘The Hokey Pokey’.

We also had an assembly with the junior classes. We sang ‘Did You See the Leprechaun?’. Here is a short video of our song.

Click here if you don't see the thumbnail below.

Hits: 56 Comments
Rate this blog entry:
0

'Lá Glas' wraps up SnaG 2019

Posted by on in The Faythe School
FaceBook  Twitter  

'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.

If the video-blog thumbnail isn't visible below just CLICK HERE

...
Hits: 48 Comments
Rate this blog entry:
0
Continue reading

BOOK FAIR

Posted by on in Uncategorized

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. 

...
Hits: 56 Comments
Rate this blog entry:
0
Continue reading

St. John of God Day 2019

Posted by on in The Faythe School
FaceBook  Twitter  

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.

...
Hits: 42 Comments
Rate this blog entry:
0
Continue reading

Good Luck Ciara!!!

Posted by on in The Faythe School
FaceBook  Twitter  

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!

 

Hits: 54 Comments
Rate this blog entry:
0

Community Members

Video Gallery

School Activities

No events

Random Images

  • School Photos
  • School Photos
  • School Tour 2013
  • School Photos
  • Heritage Park
  • Active School Week 2013_1
Google Google+