Active Flag Week 19th – 23rd June 2017

It has finally arrived!  Active School Week …. we are all very excited in St. Oliver’s. We have an action packed week planned for all children. All children and staff are encouraged to wear the PE uniform for the whole week.

Our Wake Up Shake Up dance each morning was a huge success last year. This year our 5th/6th Class pupils have choreographed a dance to a song they have chosen. They will lead us in a dance each morning from 8.45 – 8.50 am. We hope as many parents as possible can join us each morning next week.

The children will also be encouraged to Actively Travel to and from school each day next week. Let’s get walking, running or cycling. During the month of June the children’s homework has been Active Homework. Please continue to encourage Active Homework particularly next week during Active School Week.

Enjoy Active Flag Week!

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Careful Measuring!

5th/6th class spent the morning learning all about capacity. They carefully measured water into a variety of containers. They even used the school’s water butt to help cut down on the usage of water.

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Early Irish Music Workshop

All pupils in St. Oliver’s N.S. got the opportunity last week to take part in a wonderful interactive workshop on Early Musical Instruments from those made from bones by early man to instruments played by the vikings and early Irish people. A lot of noise was created by all pupils as they got an opportunity to play a variety of percussion instruments. They even learned a Tudor dance!

Sam Burke, a member of the band Nuada, presented the workshop and mesmerised the pupils with his outstanding ability to play an amazing amount of instruments including pipes, hurdy gurdy, bouzouki, recorders and lute, to name but a few.


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Communicant’s Charity Donation

Lots of the children in 2nd class, who made their First Holy Communion recently, decided to combine some of their communion money and make a charitable donation to help children in Ireland who need it.

They decided to donate €100 to the Join Our Boys charity (, raising awareness of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. This charity supports the practical needs of three young Irish boys, Archie, George & Isaac from Roscommon, and supports research projects that aim to provide treatments and eventually a cure for this disease. 

The school collected money for this wonderful charity earlier this year and story about the boys really touched the hearts of the pupils in 2nd class.

This is a beautiful demonstration of ‘Children Helping Children’ , which is the motto for the Pope’s official children’s charity for overseas mission, the Society of Missionary Children, that we have been learning about in class this month.  

What a wonderful way to spread the good news!

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St Oliver’s Parents’ Association Receive Award of Recognition

NPC Fred O’Connell Award

The Award ceremony took place at the NPC Education Conference 2017, today 10th of June 2017 in the National College of Ireland.

The NPC Fred O’Connell Award recognises innovative partnership work between parents and schools which supports children to have the opportunity to reach their full potential.

A special word of thanks to Donna Gallagher PA chairperson for her outstanding support, initiative and can do attitude throughout the year! Her organisational and leadership skills evident in  events and the  work of the PA this year! Behind every good leader is a wonderful team and this too has been evident and consistent from Sept to June with parents supporting the teaching and learning and general workings of the school!

Supporting in a helpful manner is so essential! By understanding the ethos and mission of our school and the role of the PA, in conjunction with staff  this PA have  kept learning and pupils’ best interests No1 and central  hence this wonderful award and recognition. 

Thank you to every single parent who has given time and effort through your involvement and attendance at events and through your support and work in school! Every little bit of time and effort by parents matters and helps make our school such a wonderful place to be! 

Thank you to Donna and Yvonne of our PA committee who attended the award ceremony in Dublin today! 

Thank you to our ALL parents we really appreciate your support and work!

We hope to have some more parents getting involved next year, in anyway you can to support the leadership and work of our school for the betterment of our pupils’ learning! Everybody has  talents and so together lots to offer- please get involved and help make our school and team even better and better! 

Ms Eileen, all the staff, pupils, BOM and parents! 


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St Oliver’s Summer Fair 2017

The St Oliver’s Summer Fair takes place on Sunday 25th June 1-4pm at St Oliver’s N.S. Carlingford. We will have lots of things for all the family, including food, entertainment, music and games.  We are also planning to have a jumble sale and a cake sale. We would love people from the Whole Community to come along and enjoy the day!

 Volunteers – We’d also be grateful for your help on the day to run stalls and the various events.  If you are able to help us for some of the time please contact Donna on 087 7452724.


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Sporting Success!

A 5th class pupil won two races at the weekend and will be representing Co. Louth in the Community Games which will be held in August. Well done!

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5th and 6th class got very creative this week. We have been learning all about Rainforests around the world. The class split up into groups and carried out their own research. They were then able to create a model of their rainforest. Finally, each group presented their work to the whole class. A fantastic effort by all the pupils!

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Creating 3D shapes

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Art Club

Some examples of the art work created by the art club this term.

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