School Year 2022 – 2023
Happy Christmas from Rang a Sé!
Eason’s Spelling Bee 2022
There was great excitement among 5th and 6th class, with the return of the Eason’s Spelling Bee Competition. This competition is in its 13th year and is open to any boy or girl in 5th and 6th class who wishes to participate. The spelling booklets were given out and a week later, we held our in-school spelling bee competition. The winner of this competition would be crowned Piercestown N.S. spelling bee and go on to represent our school in the County Final which will take place in the New Year. 15 brave pupils stepped up to the plate, as the in-school competition took place in the hall on Thursday December 1st. 4th class pupils were also in the audience as they eagerly watched what opportunity lies ahead for them in 5th class. It was one of the closest and most intense competitions we have seen over the years with the 15 contestants finally being whittled down to two 6th class boys, Arvin and John. Having found ourselves in a ‘sudden death’ scenario, you could cut the tension in the room with a knife. But after several rounds of going head-to-head, John emerged victorious. Well done to ALL of our pupils who volunteered to take part, it takes guts and stamina and nerves of steel alongside good spelling technique!!! Congratulations to John, our 2022 Piercestown N.S. Spelling Bee and we look forward to updating you when the County
Final date is announced.
SING OUT LOUD – We love it!!!
The children in 5th and 6th class gave the performance of their life in the National Opera House last Saturday, 19th November for SING OUT LOUD. Here’s a sneak peak of some of the songs during rehearsals (no recording allowed during the actual concert) and some backstage photos too. It was fantastic to see them giving their all and enjoying every minute. What an amazing experience!
School Year 2021 – 2022
The class of 2021 2022 have begun their final year in Piercestown N.S. With the ‘Class of the month’ award already under their belt they have a made a great start and are proving to be excellent role models for the rest of the pupils. Well done Rang a Sé!
Lunchtime League Final
Weather didn’t dampen the spirits of the hurlers and camogie players in 6th class as they took to the field following the Camán Everybody launch on Tuesday the 19th October, for the final of their highly competitive lunchtime league. Two teams had booked their place in the final after a nail biting semi-final with only the minimum between the sides. For the final, one team donned the colours of the St. Martins while the others wore the purple and gold of Wexford. Team Wexford got off to a flying start, scoring 2-1 in the first few minutes but the St. Martins weren’t going to give up without a fight. With solid performances all over the field they started to find their feet and went in at half time 3 points to the good. St Martins scored another goal early in the second half to stretch out their lead and despite the best efforts of team Wexford they couldn’t overcome this advantage, with the St. Martins team winning on a score line of 4-3 to 5-4. Following presentations of the medals to the winning team by Vanessa Kirby, two special awards were presented to Amy Power and Donal Dwyer for the work rate and skill they showed throughout the final by club chairperson Mick O’Connell and John O’Connor, coaching officer. In the words of John O’Connor, even though one team was presented with medals after a great final every one of the 22 children who participated in the lunchtime league were winners, for the skills they showed and improved upon week after week and for the fun and sporting manner in which every game was played. A huge well done to all and many thanks must also go to the club GPO Seamus Casey for officiating at all these games.
School Year 2020 – 2021
The school year of 2020 2021 began like no other, in the middle of a global pandemic! But this has not stopped the children in 6th class from making the most of their final year in school. With Ms. Hearne once again at the helm and Pat Quigley always ready to assist, the children are in good hands!
Final Christmas in Piercestown N.S.
For their last Christmas in primary school the children in 6th class have really entered into the spirit of the season. As part of Advent and in preparation for Confirmation, they have ‘attended’ mass virtually throughout December from the safety of their own classroom, by tuning in to the parish web cam one morning each week. Some of the 6th class children are also doing readings at the special Christmas Eve Drive-In Mass in St. Martin’s pitch. On Thursday last, two separate pods of children, accompanied by their teacher, Ms. Hearne, went over to the church to decorate the Christmas tree. The children have also been busy decorating their own tables in their classroom and painting lovely Christmas scenes on their windows.
Ms. Michelle Hearne has taken up the role as 6th class teacher. Ms. Hearne looks forward to all the opportunities that lie ahead for the senior class in the school. We wish the Class of 2019-2020 their BEST year yet as they journey towards leaving the nest……but not before many fruitful months with us here in Piercestown N.S.
Distant Learning May 2020
My Chosen Animal – Presentation
6th class have being researching an animal of their choice and preparing an oral presentation. Many of them took the opportunity during our recent ‘zoom’ calls to share their presentations with the class. During these we all learned some new interesting facts about many animals, from those we are familiar with like dogs and snakes, to the more exotic spider monkey and sea cucumber, to name but a few.
Sit back and enjoy some of our presentations!!