Welcome to Piercestown National School
Updates for the week beginning 27th Sept. 2021
As September draws to a close, take a look at what the week has in store for us:
- Tuesday – No GAA coaching for this week. It will return next week as usual.
- Wednesday – The 6th class of 2021 return for Confirmation rehearsal in the church at 6:30pm.
- Friday – Rugby coaching continues with a second session for all classes. The children really enjoyed their first session this week with coach Graham Barry!
- Saturday – The long awaited Confirmation ceremony will take place at 11am in St. Martin’s Church. Fingers crossed the sun will shine as it did last week for our First Holy Communion class!
FUN BINGO! – One more sleep!
With prizes galore to be won, the excitement has been building all week here in school as the children look forward to our Fun Bingo. This event will take place on Thursday and Friday of this week and promises to be one of the highlights of this first term in school.
Many thanks to all parents who purchased cards to raise money for the school team, who are participating in the St. Martin’s Walkathon Fundraiser. Proceeds from the Walkathon will go towards the running of the club and the purchase of sports equipment for our school.
Next Saturday 25th will see team members from our staff taking their turn to walk for an hour. It will be an early start as we are booked in for the 7am slot. Hopefully the morning sun will shine, putting a smile on everyone’s face!
St. Martin’s Walkathon Club Fundraiser
Our local club is fundraising money to maintain their much loved and much used facilities. While doing so, they intend also to give sports equipment to the value of €2500 (for each school) to both Murrintown NS and Piercestown NS.
Here in Piercestown, we are crying out to upgrade our sports equipment for the children – with a long wish list! This would enhance our physical activity two-fold.
St. Martin’s Club have organised a ‘Walkathon’ and have invited the school to enter a team. Each team must fundraise for the cause, prior to the event. This is where we need a little help from our best team members, the children!
Having successfully raised funds for the event, a team of staff have committed to getting their ‘walking’ shoes on and pounding the track for their hour time slot!!!!! Watch this space!
At Piercestown N.S., we have decided to organise a fun Bingo for the children to help towards our fundraising.
Here’s how it will work:
- Children from Junior and Senior infants will play their games as separate classes. To participate and support the fundraiser the Bingo costs €5.
- Children in 1st and 2nd class will play two games. To participate and support the fundraiser the Bingo costs €5.
- Children from 3rd to 6th class will play two games. They can have an option to purchase one bingo card for €5 or two cards for €8.
- There will be an array of prizes for one full line, two lines and of course the FULL house.
- There will also be spot prizes up for grabs.
- Payment for bingo cards will be taken via our electronic payment system Aladdin.
- All families will receive an option to purchase from Fri 17th Sept – Wednesday 22nd Sept.
- The purchasing of cards closes next Wed. 22nd with the fun event taking place on Thursday 23rd/ Friday 24th.
Prizes on the day include the following:
- Vouchers for the Omniplex Cinema
- Vouchers for Waffel house
- Vouchers for bowling in Leisure Max
- Family pass for Footgolf
- Smyths toyshop vouchers
- And much more to be announced this week
Spot prizes include:
- Homework passes
- Golden time passes
- Stationery/ games
- Treats galore
Many thanks to all businesses who have sponsored prizes to date.
So, is your luck in? Bingo cards at the ready? Will it be ‘Rise and Shine’ with number 29! Knock at the door, with number 4! Or number 17 the ‘Dancing Queen’ that will see a lucky winner get a full house! We will have to wait and see!!!
Updates for the week starting 13th Sept.
NATIONAL BIKE WEEK 2021!!!
National Bike Week 2021 kicked off on Sunday 12th September. As a GREEN and ACTIVE school, we have been learning all about bike safety, road safety and the importance of wearing a helmet when cycling on our bikes. Some classes have discussed the benefits of cycling as a mode of transport in the fight against climate change. Some classes have discussed road safety and the safe cross code. Other classes have held ‘Bike Week’ themed colouring competitions too. Here is a little peep at some of the photos coming into Ms. Taylor this week… If you have any you would like to add to our school blog this week – send them to Ms. Taylor at firstname.lastname@example.org
Have a lovely week everyone!! Happy cycling!!
There will be a Bike Maintenance Workshop with The Bike Shop Wexford at The Bike Shop, 9 Selskar St, Wexford from 5-6pm on Thursday 15th September for all interested. You must register by email before hand. See: https://email@example.comfirstname.lastname@example.org/
Saturday 18th September: Balance Bike Come and Try Festival at Min Ryan Park
|1.30pm-3.30pm||3-5yr olds||Min Ryan Park, Wexford|
Bikes and Helmets provided. For more information visit: http://www.wexfordcoco.ie/BikeWeek
Well done to all who took part in National Bike Week 2021. There was a lovely buzz about Piercestown NS with talk of bikes, favourite cycling tracks and trails, bike safety, helmet design, keeping active and raising awareness about climate change and looking after our planet – take a look at the photos below to see some of our very own pupils out and about during the week…
Huge congratulations to the Wexford Camogie team especially our past pupils Lisa, Ella and Lettie on their win in Croke Park today. It was a nail-biting match but one that Wexford fully deserved. What an occasion to see the cup being lifted in Croke Park – an inspiration for all the young girls in Wexford for the years ahead! Hopefully, we will get to see the Kay Mills cup at some stage in the school! Enjoy the celebrations ladies. Loch Garman Abú!
Junior Infants begin their full days!
Junior infants take another big step in their school journey today, as they begin their full infant days until 2pm starting tomorrow September 13th. Well done to Junior infants on such a successful start to their primary school journey. We are so proud of them all.
Hurling Coaching / Camán Everybody!
Dust off those hurleys and helmets as we welcome coach and GPO for St. Martin’s, Séamus Casey back this week. Séamus will be back this Tuesday and every Tuesday putting his hurling skills to the best use with our boys and girls. Junior and Senior infants are not required to have hurleys and helmets yet and they will be starting a new initiative soon called ‘Camán Everybody’ – we will have more information on this soon. But any child from 1st-6th class with hurleys and helmets, leave them at the door on Monday nights so you don’t forget them on Tuesday morning.
NATIONAL BIKE WEEK 2021
Sunday the 12th of September marks the beginning of National Bike Week across Ireland. Piercestown N.S., as both an ACTIVE and GREEN school, are looking to get involved in the fun!! To celebrate Bike Week 2021, we want you to send in your photos from your bike rides far and wide next week – whether it is to school, the local shop, or a weekend adventure with the family. Cycling is a great way to stay fit and healthy, and it is also a good means of transport when it comes to the environment and combating climate change. Why not dust off your helmet and head out for a cycle? And don’t forget to send your snaps in to email@example.com
Interested in finding out more?? Take a look at the link below…