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
2:11:40am
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
Mr. Turner

Mr. Turner

Mr. Turner has not set their biography yet

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
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  

 

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

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

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
FaceBook  Twitter  

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!!

...
Hits: 110 Comments
Rate this blog entry:
0
Continue reading
FaceBook  Twitter  

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.

...
Hits: 168 Comments
Rate this blog entry:
Continue reading

Enrolment Deadline Approaching

Posted by on in The Faythe School
FaceBook  Twitter  

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

 

...
Hits: 86 Comments
Rate this blog entry:
0
Continue reading

Free Electrical Recycling Day

Posted by on in The Faythe School
FaceBook  Twitter  

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.

...
Hits: 53 Comments
Rate this blog entry:
0
Continue reading

'Catholic Schools Week' 2019

Posted by on in The Faythe School
FaceBook  Twitter  

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.'

...
Hits: 49 Comments
Rate this blog entry:
0
Continue reading

Rackard League Handball - Well done Jack!

Posted by on in The Faythe School
FaceBook  Twitter  

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.

Hits: 71 Comments
Rate this blog entry:
0

'Taking Care of Me' - Talk

Posted by on in The Faythe School
FaceBook  Twitter  

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.

Hits: 99 Comments
Rate this blog entry:
0
FaceBook  Twitter  

Record level of public interest in consultation on exemptions from Irish in schools -

consultation period extended until Friday 18th January 2019.

The Minister for Education and Skills, Joe McHugh T.D., has announced that record numbers of submissions from the public have been received to the consultation on exemptions from the study of Irish in schools via the online survey by the week before Christmas.

Launched by the Minister on 7 December 2018, the consultation is seeking views on the way students can apply to be exempted from the study of Irish in schools.  Research published by the Department’s Inspectorate last year showed that the current rules, which date back to the 1990s, were not working and were not aligned with the current arrangements for granting additional resources to children with special educational needs in schools.

...
Hits: 117 Comments
Rate this blog entry:
0
Continue reading

Community Members

Video Gallery

School Activities

No events

Random Images

  • Active Class
  • Active School Week 2013_10
  • Active School Week 2013_2
  • Junior Infants Tour 2013
  • Junior Infants 2013 - 14 ~ First Week
  • A pictorial record of the rebuild / renovation.
Google Google+