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Retirements

On the 29th June, the whole school came together for a special concert to say goodbye to Mrs Murphy and Mrs Ennis, who are retiring. The concert was a fitting tribute to the two ladies who have been so dedicated to our school and pupils. Each class group sang a song or songs introduced by class representatives. At each stage two children put a flower into vases for both Mrs Murphy and Mrs Ennis. Also on the day the Tuesday choir sang, the trad group played some tunes and the Wednesday musical group also performed for the two retirees and the whole school community. At the end of our gathering Mrs Murphy and Mrs Ennis were both presented with a bouquet of flowers by pupils and received a warm and heartfelt round of applause in acknowledgment of their service to the school. We wish Mrs Murphy and Mrs Ennis a healthy and happy retirement.

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Here are some websites which may inspire you in your bid to get more active and healthier!

Outdoor Activities in Kildare:
www.familyfun.ie/kids-activities-in-kildare
www.fundays.ie/things-to-do-kildare
Running:
www.runireland.com
www.popupraces.ie
Pop up 5km run (Naas) Wednesday of every month €5
Jog for Jockeys 10km fun run
Healthy Eating:
www.fooddudes.ie
Healthy eating plans and tip for all the family.
www.hse.ie/healthyeating
Important information for a healthy family lifestyle.

These are some photos from our Active School Week back in April. All children loved taking part and are still talking about the fun they had!!




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Our Active School Continues!!
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Memorial Service
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A service was held in the Memorial Garden to remember and pray for the deceased members of our school and community.
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Click here to learn more about the CraftEd experience in 4th class.
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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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After School ICT Club
Some 5th and 6th class pupils have become involved in an after school ICT club. In this club the children have learned about internet safety and how to search the internet effectively. The children have gone on to create their own student blog, which gives an insight into the activities of the pupils in school. To look at the blog check out http://sallinsns.edublogs.org/.

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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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On Tuesday 3rd February over 700 pupils and staff came out to the senior yard to perform together the four dances that we have been practising for weeks. This impressive display of dance was recorded and even featured in the programme 'Operation Transformation' on 12th February.

Our 'Walk to School Campaign' has been such a success that it is to continue. Children and parents are encouraged to walk to school where possible.
Remember
'Get Active, Get Fit, Your Body Needs It!'

 

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.

 



Retirement!

Our caretaker, Kevin Connolly, retired on 19th December. We thank him for his commitment and dedication to the school. We wish Kevin a long, healthy and happy retirement.
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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!"

 


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To see the Report issued by the Board of Management click on the Noticeboard page.
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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.  

 


Green Flag Day, 21st June 2013

On an overcast Friday morning pupils, past-pupils, staff, parents and friends of the school all gathered for a very special occasion, the raising of our very first green flag. Everyone was reminded of and thanked for the huge effort necessary in getting the green flag. We were also reminded that it is just the start of our combined effort to improve our environment.  Please click here to read and see more about our special occasion. And don't forget........

'WIPE OUT WASTE, HAVE GOOD TASTE.'

 





'
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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