Summer Stars 2019

Dear Parent / Guardian
Sligo Central Library will run the Summer Stars Reading Adventure for children in all library branches during the summer from Tues June 18th to the end of Sat Aug 17th 2019. Summer Stars is an exciting reading-based programme which is available free of charge to children across the country. We would be delighted to welcome all children to join in. We are very happy to work with teachers and families to encourage children to continue reading and also to participate in our range of storytelling and other fun activities during the summer.
Each child is invited to register for Summer Stars 2019 at their local library and enjoy reading many books as part of the adventure during the summer holidays. All participants will be given a Summer Stars Reading Card to record and track their own progress and a library reward stamp will be added to their reading card at the library after each visit. Children will be encouraged to continue reading throughout the programme and there will be rewards and incentives along the way. At the end of the adventure, all children who participate are invited to attend an award event on Monday 19th August in The Glasshouse Hotel were they will be presented with their own Summer Stars medal and certificate. We will also have weekly competitions in Sligo Central Library for school bags filled with goodies.
Children and families will also have access to fun reading activities on the Summer Stars website, www.summerstars.ie. The site has lots of online activities as well as a range of animated ebooks. You will find a children’s books discussion board and interviews with well-known people about their favourite books. There are also helpful tips for reading and recommended titles by age group for children to read. The books can then be borrowed from your local library service, and it’s all free.
Events for children will also be held in your library service during the summer. More information is available in Sligo library or www.sligolibrary.ie or www.librariesireland.ie.
Enjoy!
Stephen Healy


Mental Health Awareness

The Parents Association under the umbrella of the National Parents Council have organised a Mental Health Awareness talk taking place next Monday 20th at 7.30pm in the front prefab at the Senior School. All welcome!

Church Fundraising Concert

A fundraising concert in aid of the Church roof repairs will take place this Sunday May 5th at 8pm in the Church of the Assumption, Collooney. Some of our 6th class pupils, past pupils & Mr Colreavy will be performing as well as singer Edel Giblin & Fr. James McDonagh & family. Please support what promises to be a lovely evening!

Tickets available from the school office – adults €15 children €5.

First Holy Communion

Best wishes to the children making their First Holy Communion this Saturday 4th. Thank you to Ms Mulvaney for her hard work preparing the children for the sacrament & all the practicing! There will be a celebration party afterwards held in the Junior School which has been organised by our Parents Association. Also thank you to the 1st class parents who are helping out & donating baked goods etc for the party. Let’s hope the weather stays fine!!

Family Easter Bingo

The Parents Association will host a Family Easter Bingo in the Parish Hall, Collooney next Sunday 7th April at 3pm. Everybody welcome to what promises to be a fun filled afternoon!

Thank you for your support!

Public Meeting – The Future of Teeling Centre

An important public meeting on the future of the Teeling Centre will take place this Thursday 4th April at 7.30pm at the centre.

Everyone welcome (maximum of 1 hour duration)

Teeling Centre is a cornerstone of our community & we all must get involved to ensure it keeps running for the future generation.

The Student Independent

Check out the new student newspaper in the Blog Section under the title
The Student Independent.
The students involved have put together some great stories, reports and interviews for you to read.
They plan on doing an issue a month!
We would like to thank Annette Fagan for helping every week also.
Well done to all involved!!

Science Matters

We would like to again thank Mike Doherty for the fantastic day of science related activities and experiments he did with the children of all classes.

Recent Handball Coaching

Handball enthusiasts who recently took part in the Community Games

A big thanks to Simon Kavanagh who recently organised for pupils of various classes to have a go at handball. Simon was assisted by Jonathon Conway on the day.
The children thoroughly enjoyed it and I’m sure some future club members will come out of it!

Community Games News

Congratulations to the pupils who have won or been placed at their area competitions & have gone through to represent St Feichin’s at the County Finals:

Mixed Distance Relay: Matthew S, Adam T & Adam J

Under 14 Quiz: Dáire D & Jack C,

Model Making: Aoibhín D, Laura L & Ruairí G,

Handball: Clive C & Zara C

Teams have been selected for a number of events & training is ongoing. We wish all of them the best of luck in the upcoming competitions.

Area Athletics take place Sunday 12th May on Ballisodare Community Pitch.

Medal presentation on Monday evening 13th May

Ursuline College Aptitude Tests

Aptitude tests for all incoming First Year students for 2019/2020 will take place on Thursday February 14th from 9.30am – 1.00pm in the Sports Hall.

Please bring HB pencil & clean eraser.

A small snack & drink will be provided mid-morning

Queries to Devvie or Ann at 071 9161653