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Friday, 18th January 2019

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Enrolment for 2019 - Now Open!

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Applications for Enrolment for 2019 are now being accepted.

Forms can be

  • collected at the Office on any school day from 9am to 2.45pm
  • completed 'on-line' by clicking on the orange icon shown below

 

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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.

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The BOM wish the wider Faythe school community a Happy and Holy Christmas and a wonderful New Year.

Enjoy the video below featuring the combined classes of Ms. Cronin's and Ms. La Roche's as heard on Alan Corcoran's 'Morning Mix' on South East Radio on Christmas Eve morning 2018. This excerpt was recorded at the school by SE Radio's Karen Tompkins.

The photos are taken from Ms. Cronin's Class production of 'The Sleepy Sheep' staged in the week before the Christmas holidays.

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'Thanks' X 3

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Sincere thanks, by three, to

...the hard working Parents' Association who made sure every child left the school yesterday with a 'Selection Box' to kick off the 'Festive Season.'

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...the children and staff who, through a 'No Uniform Day' (children) and a Raffle (Staff), saw €468 donated to the Wexford branch of the St. Vincent de Paul Society. b2ap3_thumbnail_VdP.jpg
...the person who anonymously donated €300 to the school's 'Special Needs Fund' in the run-up to the Christmas break.  b2ap3_thumbnail_anonymous-donor.jpg
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'Tina's Art' ~ 2018 Exhibition

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'Great oaks from little acorns grow' is a 14th century proverb but it still rings true today as it did 800 years ago.

In March 2018 Tina Fortune began an Art Class for adults from the Faythe school community and they have since become known as "The Laugh a Lot Art Class” - a self explanatory name as not only do the ladies enjoy their art but there is also great camaraderie among the group.So much so that the cup of coffee and chat after class sometimes lasts almost as long as the class itself !

Then in September Tina decided to branch out and on Saturday mornings runs a Children's Art Class in the school.

These 'acorns' came together on Saturday 15th December and Storm Diana couldn't even put a damper on the occasion.

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This is the fourth year in succession that all children and families are asked to consider taking part in the 1 Card per 1 Child per 1 Class initiative which has proven popular with adults and children alike.

We are asking all children in the school to try to bring in ONE CHRISTMAS CARD only.

We are asking all children in the school to write this one card to their TEACHER AND ALL THEIR FRIENDS IN THE CLASS.

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The Parents' Association's second ever 'Christmas Fair' was held last Friday and was a great success.....when a final figure is available you will be the first to know.

The video below only gives a 'flavour' of the day......and huge thanks are due to Siobhan McMahon, Yvonne Doris, Tina Fortune, Darren Fortune, Kathy Siggins, Pamela O'Connor, Wioleta Moskwa, Ursual Kelly and Sue Rea-Brennan who worked tirelessly to organise and run the event.

Huge thanks also to Ms. Forde's 3rd Class in Room 9 for taking the time to 'brain storm' and recount the day for you all.

Enjoy!!!

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'Fionn in the Faythe'

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The latest Camógie or Hurling results usually dictate what sort of welcome visitors from Kilkenny to the Faythe, or indeed Wexford itself, get.

Maybe it was the absence of the dreaded black and amber garb or maybe it was the presence of two strapping soldiers, Captain Murphy or Private Dooley, but suffice to say no Kilkenny visitor was ever given as warm a welcome as Fionn when he visited the Faythe School on Tuesday 27th November 2018.

Of course it could have been the simple fact that, as the mascot of the 3rd Infantry Battallion in James Stephens' Barracks, Kilkenny, Fionn, the wolfhound, was the biggest dog to ever visit the school....probably since 1875...and that demands a certain level of respect!!!

Not only was Fionn afforded two audiences with the Faythe pupils (the 'senior' classes directly after 'break' and the 'junior' classes just before lunch) he was even interviewed by some of our students.

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Tomorrow and Thursday when attending Parent Teacher meetings - please check the Lost & Found Table opposite the 'fish tank' in the Hall and look for any item (all recently washed and dried) your child may have left behind in the last while.

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'Five of the Best'

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First Faythe School Bake Cake Off 2018/19

As in previous years and under the guidance of the one, and only, Kathleen Fitzpatrick, five pupils from Mr. Murphy's 6th class learned to bake over the past number of weeks. The results of Kathleen's teaching and the pupil's newly acquired skills were put to the test on Thursday 15th November when the first 'Bake-Off' of 2018/19 took place.

Massive thanks are due to Kathleen, her 'sous-chef' Mag Doyle, Ursula Kelly our H.S.C.L. teacher, final tasters and 'certificate maker' Mar in the Office.

Of course the most praise is reserved for the five confectioners who, it is hoped, will treat family and friends to the full range of their newly acquired skills for years to come. 

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Wexford Scene Christmas Cards!!

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'Get the last few choc-ices ....sorry Christmas Cards!'

The last few packets of Ger Dwyer's beautiful 'Wexford Scene' Christmas Cards are now on sale.

Costing €5 per pack for five different festive scenes (monies raised are equally divided between The Faythe School's Special Needs Fund and the Collective Sensory Group) can be purchased at the Office or at the Parents' Association Christmas Fair which takes place on Thursday 29th November in the Faythe School Hall. 

 

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It is often said that the best ideas are the most obvious ones!!

The very first Wexford Little Free Library was launched / opened in The Bullring Market in August 2017.

The idea of the Little Free Library is to create a book exchange, i.e you take a book, you put a different book in its place. How simple is that ???

Local artist have decorated the Little Free Libraries, a feature that has given a fabulous splash of colour to an already bright idea.

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Parent Teacher Meetings are due to be held on Tuesday & Thursday 20th & 22nd November - starting at 1.50 for Infants and 2.50 for all other classes.

To select a time that suits you CLICK HERE ......then.....

Click on Book Appointments -

Click on Parent Teacher Meeting -

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Below find the lovely report penned by local journalist Anna Hayes in May 2018 and below that find videos excerpts from the event itself that took a ferocious long time to actually get edited / compressed and uploaded. The reason for the delay is L.A.T.E. (lay about teenage editor)...sorry again!

"Pupils at the Faythe School were treated to a top class display of talent recently when the first ever ‘The Faythe School’s Got Talent’ show was held at the school.

The idea stemmed from a conversation had in class one day when pupil Chloe Wilburn asked teacher Austin Gregg if he watched any of TV’s many talent shows. She suggested that the school should have its own such show. Mr Gregg subsequently mentioned the conversation in the staffroom over lunch and promptly found himself appointed ‘producer in chief ’ of the inaugural ‘The Faythe School’s Got Talent’!

Ably assisted by Chloe, Mr Gregg organised auditions for those willing to take part and from that process, 'final' acts were selected for the Grand Final two weeks later. Over the following fortnight, participants took every opportunity they could to practice before taking to the stage in front of a packed hall.

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Way back in December 2017 the school were granted two 'projects' under the 'Heritage in Schools' scheme. Coordinated and part funded by the Heritage Council, the Heritage in Schools Scheme organises primary school heritage education initiatives which facilitates visits to primary schools by a range of experts in areas of the Social, Scientific and Environmental Education (SESE) curriculum.

The experts, all Garda vetted, trained by the Heritage Council and experts in their chosen field serve as an extra resource and educational tool in topics that range from areas of expertise range from bats to whales, from Vikings to the history of bread, from story-telling to traditional dance, from singing to art and from charcoal making to military heritage, to mention just a few.

Last school year, traditional singing expert, Aileen Lambert, visited the school while in September 2018 local artist Mary Wallace came to work with our 2nd and 3rd Classes.

In Ms. Forde's 3rd Class (Room 9) the children worked with Mary on a 'Fabric and Fibre' project where the chosen topic was the beloved Irish legend of 'The Children of Lir.'

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As promised please find video of the record breaking 'Sponsored Walk' that took place the day before the Election and Referendum. As stated earlier the monies lodged to the school account will make it so much easier to provide for the children and make ends meet this year. Sincere thanks to any person who made a contribution, made a donation, sourced / made or helped with an outfit, helped with face-paint or hair, lined the route to cheer and took and then sent in photos.

To all the Staff who donned outfits (even all those who dressed the same!!!), helped with cards and collection, accompanied the children on the 'Walk', gave out sweets on return, brought the classes to the Hall for the 'reveals' - a  heart-felt thanks too........your very visible support of this event is really appreciated.

Special thanks are reserved for Mar in the Office for all her work in every aspect of the event!!

As stated before hand every child was encouraged to return a card, regardless of the amount collected, because every card returned was entered into a Raffle for a Free School Tour - one per class. This year's winners are listed below. Well done and enjoy!

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Thanks x 4755

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Please accept this brief blog as sincere thanks to all who contributed in any way to making yesterday's 'Fun Walk' the most successful ever.

With some money still outstanding and some coins (not yet in full bags!!!) ....the €4755 lodged today should reach almost €5,000 after the break.

As it says on the icon 'a Monster Thanks' to you all.....Full account and video blog to follow over the weekend!

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Warden Returns

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The BOM are delighted to announce the Pamela O'Connor will begin in her new post as Wexford County Council's School Warden at the Faythe School tomorrow Thursday 25th October 2018.

All connected with the school are thrilled that this vital service has resumed and the BOM would specifically like to thank Councillors George Lawlor and John Hegarty and County Council Staff Eamonn Hore, David Codd and Kate Stafford for overseeing the transition of 'warden staff' at the school.

All parents / guardians are asked to remind their child(ren) of the following points that will be regularly repeated in classes

  • No cars are allowed to stop on the 'zig-zags' immediately before the Crossing.

Children and adults are asked not to

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'SEFRC - they're at it again!!'

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A few weeks ago Maggie Stafford from the SEFRC came to Ursula Kelly here at the school with a proposal and not for the first time the school were the beneficiaries of an approach from the SEFRC!!!

To cut a long story short

  • a proposal was made
  • a plan followed the proposal
  • a short list of necessary equipment was drawn up following the plan
  • the list was filled and
  • we were good to go!


Then last week Maggie and her 'partner in crime' Sinéad Purkiss came to the school armed with chalk markers, paint and brushes and together with the children produced the beautifully colourful paintings that now adorn the windows of both the PE Hall and the Breakfast Room.

Thanks to Maggie, Sinéad, photographers Ben and Allen and all involved in the painting!!

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Congratulations to teachers!!!!

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This is a peculiar 'Faythe' blog as congratulations travel over the bridge and out of town!!!

However they are well deserved as current Learning Support Teacher, Eoin Doyle, today captained his beloved Shelmaliers to their first ever County Senior Football Championship. He now has only nine more to win to catch up on fellow Shelmalier, Shauna Murphy (1st Class Teacher R.14 ) who earlier this year won her tenth (yes Eoin ...10th!!!) Senior Co. Medal ...her first though while a Faythe staff member!!

The Shelmaliers could well be taking over the Faythe, what with the Doyle / Murphy (Shauna) / Cullen / Murphy (James) / O'Leary / Kelly connections.....watch out for the front of the school colour changing to black and amber!!!

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