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Sallins National School Community Fun Run

Our Parents Council has arranged a Fun Run in April. The funds raised will go towards developing the all-weather pitch beside the school.
The Fun Run will take place on Sunday 29th April at
11:00 am.
Registration on the morning will start at 9:30 am.
Online registration is available from Friday 23rd March at https://www.popupraces.ie/upcoming-events/.
The cost is 10.69 euro per person online (incl. booking fee).

There will be medals for registered children who complete the 5K.
Children will need to be accompanied by an adult on the fun run.
Certificates are downloadable from the results page on the popup races website.

We look forward to seeing the community walking and running together in April.
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Ceol le Chéile Concert in Alexandra College

Congratulations to all the pupils, past pupils and staff who played and danced in our school and in Alexandra College this week. Both events were a wonderful collaboration of culture and music, perfectly timed in the middle of Seachtain na Gaeilge.
It really was a treat for our primary school pupils to play music with secondary school pupils.
During this past week both Ms Kelly of Alexandra College and Mr Lanigan of Sallins N.S. stressed how the appreciation and love of music has the potential to be with us our entire lives and not just while we are at school.
Thanks to all parents and family members who supported the musicians and dancers.  


 

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Kevin Bell Repatriation Trust
On Friday 16th March we held our R.A.G. day in aid of the Kevin Bell Repatriation Trust (K.B.R.T.). By the end of the day 1335 euro had been raised for the K.B.R.T.  Many thanks to all who contributed to this worthy cause. Your support is greatly appreciated.
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I.N.T.O. Tips for Parents of Primary School Children

Please click on the image to access this invaluable booklet.
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R.A.G. DAY CHARITIES
Over the last number of years the school community has raised much needed funds for various charitable organisations. We thank you very much for your constant support and for the entusiastic and colourful participation of the children.
This year's  chosen charities are:
'St. Vincent de Paul (Sallins)',
'K.B.R.T. - Kevin Bell Repatriation Trust' and
'Bia le Beatha'
More information will follow.
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School Application Forms
If you wish to download an application form for any class from senior infants to sixth class, please click here.
Junior Infant Application Forms for the academic year 2018/2019 will only be available from the school between Friday 1st December 2017 and Wednesday 31st January 2018. The closing date for receipt of Junior Infant applications is Wednesday 31st January 2018.
Click Enrolment Policy to view our Enrolment Policy.
No school applications will be accepted by e-mail.
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Sallins National School - A blog by students.. for students!
Check out the school blog to help keep up to date with the events in the school.  Remember to keep an eye on all the activities posted and to help you..... click on the link below:
http://sallinsns.edublogs.org

Also don't forget to post a comment on the blog!

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School Uniforms
Please click here to view information on the school uniform and tracksuit.
There are ties available for purchase from the school. The cost is 5 euro per tie.   
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Sallins N.S. Second Green Flag
We were delighted to raise our second green flag.
Click here to find out more about our campaign and flag raising.
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Seachtain na Gaeilge arís!

Bhí na páistí an-ghnóthach inniu. This year 'Seachtain na Gaeilge', the commemoration of the 1916 Rising and celebration of Irish culture were simultaneously highlighted and celebrated.  The junior and senior infants with their 'Seachtain na Gaeilge' hats sang enthusiastically this morning. After that, the first and second classes sang songs with great actions. The children also played their tin whistles really well. Finally, after little break the third to sixth classes sang songs, played instruments and  dramatised events of 100 years ago to celebrate Ireland as it was 100 years ago and as it is now.
Thanks and congratulations to all the pupils and staff who worked so hard to make it a very special and memorable occasion.

Click on the photos to view the slideshow.
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Celebrating 1916 in 2016 artistically!
Mrs Scott and some 6th class pupils constructed the G.P.O. from recycled materials! Mr McDonnell's class produced beautifully framed pictures commemorating the Rising of 1916.
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Seachtain na Gaeilge
In keeping with tradition musicians from Alexandra College visited us once again to help us celebrate Seachtain na Gaeilge. This annual event brings together the students from our 4th, 5th and 6th classes along with the secondary school musicians for a festival of traditional and modern Irish music. The central theme this year was commemorating 1916 in 2016 style! And we certainly did that with the musicians from Alexandra College playing if front of our very own G.P.O.!!
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There are four steps in our quest for Excellence in Science and Maths. Click here to see some of our Science and Maths in Step 1 and check out steps 2 to 4 as well.
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Aquaponics Project Opening

On Friday 17th April 2015
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Click HERE to follow our healthy recipies with herbs and salads

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Active
School Week
ran in the school from Monday April 20th to Friday April 24th.


The active school committee organised a myriad of activities for the 'Active School Week'. These activities included a basketball challenge, a skipathon, tennis coaching, zumba dancing, dodgeball challenges, relay races, walk a mile, fitness classes, yoga and dancing. It seemed they even ordered the good weather for all the activities!!!!! The children all enjoyed being especially active and even homework was given an 'active twist'. Well done to everyone for taking part so enthusiastically.
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INTEL MINI-SCIENTIST GRAND FINAL 2015
"AQUAPONICS"


On January 23rd, Cameron Ogiugo-McKency and Euan Custerson and their project "Aquaponics" took part in the Intel Mini-Scientist Grand Final.
The event was help in the Science Gallery at Trinity College. The boys displayed their project which attracted much attention.
They were visited by three different sets of judges, and the Minister of State at Dept of Education & Skills and Jobs,
Enterprise & Innovation, Damian English. The boys received the award for the 'Most Innovative Idea!' Congratulations and very well done to the boys.

 
 
 

Heritage in Schools

Many thanks to our Board of Management for funding this science event. Click the picture to read and view our photos and activity reports. Also click HERE to view our ongoing "Bog Art Work" and "Reflections on the Lullymore Day!"

 
 
 

Safety Travelling To and From School
Remember to cross the road safely with the lollipop lady, on your way to and from school.
Please use the pedestrian gates to enter and exit safely.
For those travelling by bike remember to protect your head by wearing a helmet.  

 
 
 





'
One Small Step, One Giant Leap' was officially launched on 12/12/12.
Opposite are some photographs which give a flavour as to how the launch was celebrated.
Click here to find out more about this project.
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The Olympic Torch visits Sallins N.S.!

We were among the lucky few who got to see and hold one of the London 2012 Olympic torches.


Click here for some more photos.

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The Altar Cloth designed by Ms. Celine Kennedy, for the Diocesan Eucharistic Congress.


Check out our page on Altar Cloth


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