Art Portraits

Third Class did Portrait Drawing during Art recently. 

The pupils traced over photographs onto acetate (laminating pouches) using black sharpies. Next, they’ll apply colour with paint!

We can’t wait to see the result!

 

Notification regarding the Board of Management’s review of the Anti-Bullying Policy

The Board of Management of Waterpark National School wishes to inform you that:

* The Board of Management’s annual review of the school’s anti-bullying policy and its implementation was completed at the Board meeting of October 2nd, 2019.

* This review was conducted in accordance with the checklist set out in Appendix 4 of the Department’s Anti-Bullying Procedures for Primary and Post-Primary Schools.

  

Healthy Handout

The school’s Wellbeing Committee prepared a healthy handout in September.

 

It contains some healthy tips and healthy recipes for you to try out at home.

 

We hope you enjoy!

 

 

Friendship Week

Friendship Week took place across the school from Monday 23rd September – Friday 27th September. Students were encouraged to make a special effort to be a good friend. In class students took part in a variety of activities and talked about what it means to be a good friend. Students were encouraged to write friendship slogans to promote positive interactions. Pictured are the 5 winners of the slogan competition. Well done to all students who took part. 

 

Senior Infants leading the way!

 

Well done to the students in Senior Infants who were the best class in the month of September to follow the yard rules. Students lined up in their designated area and walked carefully in the line to and from the yard.  They have earned a class prize for their efforts. Well done Senior Infants!

 

Summer Stars Reading Adventure

Well done to the students in our school who took part in the Summer Stars Reading Adventure in their local library. We were thrilled to welcome Jennifer Loughran, from Ardkeen Library, to our school to present the participants with their Summer Stars Reading Certificates and medals.

Athletics

Students from 1st Class to 6th Class took part in the Waterford Primary Schools ross Country Athletics event in the RSC on Tuesday, September 17th 2019. We were thrilled with all our students efforts. They had a wonderful day.

Heart in the Park!

Students took part in the Heart In The Park on Thursday, September 19th 2019. They wore red and stood together in the shape of a heart. This was part of an awareness campaign of Waterford’s ongoing cardiac situation. Students heard some short information on the initiation of emergency CPR and were each given a handout to take home.

Visit to Dunmore East

Sixth class attended a sailing school in Waterford Harbour Sailing Club, Dunmore East for 3 lessons in June. Students were introduced to a variety of sailboats and powerboats.  They engaged in and learned teambuilding skills, water safety skills, sailing terms and experienced at first hand the amazing local coastline features, such as sea stacks, caves, cliffs and rock strata. They had an incredible experience. Thank you to Waterford Harbour Sailing Club for facilitating these lessons. Also huge credit goes to our Parents Association who contributed to the funding of the lessons.

Visit to Tramore Beach

During Active Week the entire school took our buckets and spades to Tramore beach to play in the sand. Older students worked alongside our younger students to create sandcastle villages using the natural materials found on the beach. Creativity was in the air! We enjoyed lunch together at the beach. A great day out was hadn’t all with thanks to fundraising by the Parents Association. 

6th Class visit to Arkeen Library talk with Aoife Hearne

Sixth class pupils visited the Ardkeen Library on June 21st for a Healthy Ireland talk with dietician Aoife Hearne. It was a very informative, enjoyable talk filled with lots of practical, healthy eating tips. 

Trócaire Poetry Competition

Congratulations to our 6th class pupil Seán, who is the overall category winner in the Primary Senior Category of the Trócaire Poetry Competition 2019 with his poem Beo’. Seán collected his prize in the National Library of Ireland on Wednesday, 22nd May. We are very proud of his great achievement.

Junior Achievement

Well done to our 4th class students who won ‘BEST INNOVATIVE IDEA’ at the LEAP Showcase Event in Waterford Institute of Technology. All our students did an amazing job of pitching their business ideas. They worked really hard and produced impressive business plans under the guidance of Peter, their Junior Achievement mentor.

 

Annie

Best of luck to our talented students who will perform in the Theatre Box production of the musical ANNIE in the Theatre Royal this week.

May 21st 2019 

 

First Holy Communion

Congratulations to our 26 boys and girls in 2nd class who received the Sacrament of First Holy Communion on Saturday, May 11th. We are very proud of them all. Thank you to all involved on ensuring it was a very special occasion.

May 11th, 2019

 

Outdoor Classroom

We have installed an outdoor classroom to enable us to have outdoor learning as part of the children’s school life. In this picture 4th class children are enjoying our new space. We look forward to using it more and more in the weeks and months ahead.

May 10th, 2019

 

School Tennis

Congratulations to our school tennis team who competed in the Munster Schools Tennis Shield recently in St. Anne’s Tennis Club. A great day playing tennis was had in the sun.

May 3rd, 2019

 

School Incubator Project

In early February, an incubator with seven eggs was delivered to the school by Nore Valley Park. Each class was given an educational talk about the development and life cycle of a chicken and the hatching process. For 21 days we watched our eggs in the incubator and waited with egg-citement for something to happen. 

On day 21, the eggs beagn to hatch. Once each chick hatched we left it in the incubator for a few hours to rest and dry out. After this time, and when it was strong enough it was placed into the brood box which had a heat pad in it to keep it warm. 

We held a competition to name our adorable new arrivals.There was much excitement as we welcomed Martha, Jerry, The Yoker and Oreo to our school.

 

February 28th, 2019

 

   

Indoor Camogie Blitz

Well done to the 4th and 5th class camogie team who took part in the Indoor Camogie Tournament on Wednesday, 30th January. Great fun was had on the day.

Notification regarding the Board of Management’s review of the Child Safeguarding Statement

The Board of Management of Waterpark National School wishes to inform you that:

• The Board of Management’s annual review of the school’s Child Safeguarding Statement was completed at the Board meeting of February 6th, 2019.

• This review was conducted in accordance with the “Checklist for Review of the Child Safeguarding Statement” published on the Department’s website www.education.ie  

Indoor Hurling Blitz

Congratulations to the 4th class hurling team who won the Indoor Hurling Tournament on Tuesday, 29th January. Well done to all on an excellent team performance. 

Munster Primary School's Tennis Final

Well done to our boys and girls who competed in the Munster Tennis Primary School’s Competition on Monday, May 21st in Bishopstown Tennis Club, Cork. Both our Mixed team and Boy’s team did the school proud on the day.

First Holy Communion - 12th May 2018

Huge congratulations to all the boys and girls in Rang a Dó on receiving the Sacrament of First Holy Communion on Saturday the 12th May in St. John’s Church. It was a fantastic day, from a beautiful ceremony to wonderful weather. We are very proud of them all. Our sincere thanks to Fr. Murphy.

A special “Thank You” to the children in the school choir who gave up their Saturday morning to sing in the church. It is very much appreciated. 

Scooting School Of the Year 2018

We are very proud to announce that we were awarded the ‘Scooting School of the Year 2018’ at the Big Travel Challenge Awards on Tuesday, April 24th 2018. Well done to all the children in the school for this fantastic achievement!

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