St. Oliver’s N.S. News

 

Everyone in St. Oliver’s N.S. has lots of fun as we learn in school.

Below you’ll find our blog with lots of pictures and news of what we have all been up to throughout the school year. Use the menu above to find our more information about our school and our school community.

 

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Credit Union Games 2016

Carlingford pupils performed brilliantly at the Credit Union Games this year and received 79 points in total to secure 3rd place! Lots of pupils came to both compete and support their friends. We also had a pupil win the 4th class writing competition this year.

Thank you to all the parents and pupils for going to support the school. It was a great evening!

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Tech Week 2016

To celebrate Tech Week, 4th, 5th and 6th class pupils played their newly developed Scratch Games and Quizzes with all the other classes in the school.

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The Official Opening of our New Eco Tribe Garden

Check out our ‘New Eco Tribe Garden’- opened today and developed by the Tidy Town’s Committee Carlingford, The Parents’ Association, St Oliver’s N.S 2nd Class pupils and teacher  in conjunction with Louth County Council.

Teacher and Pupils

Thank you to all those involved,  our 2nd class boys and girls- our King John’s Worts Tribe, a  particular Go Raibh Maith Agat to the class teacher Mrs Crossan and Declan Savage (Chairperson PA St Oliver’s N.S.) who together coordinated the project and today’s event.

Parents

A huge thank you also to all our wonderful parent and grandparent helpers who gave a helping hand over the last numbers of weeks, planting, giving talks and assisting with art work. A special thank you to Róisín Carroll for her insightful presentation in school on the use of herbs and plants.

Carlingford Tidy Town’s Committee

A huge thank you to Pam and Pauric from the Carlingford Tidy Town’s Committee who contributed significantly to this project.  This has proven to be a very worthwhile project  helping all our children in St Oliver’s N.S. understand the role they can play in the wider and local Carlingford Community in the future, while integrating so much learning across the curriculum in the process. Congratulations & Well Done to ALL.

Louth County Council

An extended thank you to Pamela from Louth County Council for coming to visit our school a number of time in preparation for today’s events and for her guidance throughout the project. Thank you for officially opening our lovely Eco Tribe Garden, that no doubt will prosper and flourish in the future.

Check out our photos below:

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Healthy Lunchboxes

Congratulations to all the children in St. Oliver’s N.S. with the help of their parents for the healthy lunchboxes that come to school each day. Have a look at our photos to see the healthy food the children enjoy.

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Tech Week 2016

4th, 5th and 6th have learned computer programming this term and created a variety of maths quizzes and games using Scratch. To celebrate Tech Week in our school, they will be going around all the classes giving the pupils the opportunity to play our games.

Why don’t you have a go?! Click the link below to view and play all our games.

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Preparing for the Eco Tribe Garden Launch!

Second Class were busy planting in the Eco Tribe garden today in preparation for the opening ceremony on Friday. They enjoyed figuring out which plants were medicinal and which ones were culinary. Thank you to Declan Savage, Pauric Flanagan, Pam Atkins and Treasa O’Malley for taking the time to help us.

 

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Eco Tribe Anthem

This is our Eco Tribe anthem which second class composed. It begins with a catchy chorus in the tune of ‘Put ’em under pressure’ (Jackie’s Army) and has a short rap in between. We will sing this song at the opening of our new Eco Tribe garden on Friday at 9.30. We hope the whole school will sing along. All are welcome to attend and there is a yummy bake sale in school afterwards!

King John's Wort's shield

King John’s Worts

Chorus

King John’ s wo-o-o-o-o-orts, King John’s Worts, King John’s Worts

King John’ s wo-o-o-o-o-orts, King John’s Worts, King John’s Worts.

Join our Eco Tribe

Keep these plants and herbs alive

Keep the customs going and keep the garden growing because King John’s Worts are the greatest tribe you’ll find

Verse

We in St Oliver’s School

Are involved in something cool

We are an Eco Tribe

King John’s Worts and you’d better realise

That we care for our local plants

We want everyone to have the chance

To see how our ancestors lived

How they used the plants to give, them,

flavours for their food

To help to heal their wounds

To make some soup or tea

To use in aromatherapy

We are proud of our local heritage

We want you all to be part of this

Join our Eco Tribe

Keep these plants and herbs alive

Keep the customs going and keep our garden growing!

 

 

 

 

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April Assembly

We rewarded some of the wonderful pupils in our school today with awards for excellent participation in school life and learning at our April Assembly.

We also wished all the pupils the best of luck at the Credit Union Races, which takes place on Thursday at 6:30 sharp. All pupils from 3rd to 6th class were given the opportunity to try out for the school relay teams,  and the selected runners were congratulated by the school.
We appreciate the effort of all pupils and parents for attending the races on Thursday and remind pupils to wear their school jumpers at the event.

We also have three pupils in our school who have been selected to represent Ireland at a World competition for Martial Arts, and we wish them the very best of luck!

Finally, this month we also presented Ms Ryan with a small gift of thanks for all her hard work in our school this year and we welcome back Mrs Power.

Our school will be closed all next week, from 2nd May, and re-open Monday 9th May.

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Credit Union Games

With the Credit Union Games fast approaching, the whole school took advantage of the great weather last week to get in some training.

We are all looking forward to the games on Thursday 28th at 6:30pm sharp at the Bush Track.

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Unbalanced Forces

To begin a unit of work on Forces, 4th, 5th and 6th class have been investigating unbalanced forces. They discovered that unbalanced forces change the way something is moving.

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