Swimmers representing our school

Sincere thanks to Gráinne, Lauren and Kate who represented our school so well in the Connaught Primary Schools Swimming Finals in Athlone this weekend. We are super proud of them. We don't know who the gentleman is who photobombed this snap but he was a friendly chap. Never judge a book by its cover 🤣!

National Schools Cross Country Finals

The National Schools Connacht cross country and Senior Leg 1 scheduled for tomorrow, Saturday in Roscommon is now cancelled due to the imminent storm. The Connacht Region organisers hope to reschedule the event in the next couple of weeks dependant upon the availability of the venue.

Delightful displays

Taking a walk around our school we couldn't but be taken by the bright, welcoming and topical displays of class work. Take a moment to savour the atmosphere and the hard work being done by all the teachers, staff and students.

At the Airport

For the last few weeks in Senior Infants our Aistear theme has been the Airport. We learned a lot about the airport and we played at the airport too. We made passports. These had a lot of information about ourselves on them, like our names, age, where we come from and what we look like. We pretended to be passengers going on a plane. Our passports had to be checked at the check-in desk, where we were given our boarding passes. Then we went through security and our luggage had to go through the metal detector. After that the flight attendant helped us find our seats on the plane, before take off! We used Lego, Mobilo, Poly-M and Play Doh to make planes. We made sure that they had wings and a

RED ALERT WEATHER WARNING

As a result of the status Red Weather Alert and acting on the latest advice from the Dept. of Education, in the interests of health and safety for all our students, families and staff we will remain closed tomorrow Monday 16th October and re-open on Tuesday morning October 17th. The Do This in Memory of Me meeting has been rescheduled to Tuesday night also. Take care. Bí slán.

Maths Activities

There are a lot of exciting maths activities taking place in classrooms at the minute here in St Angela's. Special Thanks to Ms Jennings & Ms Cronolly for taking these pictures of the girls enjoying Maths! Active learning at its best!

Head Lice Management

You may already know that schools all over Ireland are experiencing an outbreak of head lice and we are no exception. For the first time in many years secondary schools are also having the same problem. We have already this year sent out text messages and a letter to relevant classes requesting that all children be routinely checked for head lice/nits and that hair/bed linen/clothes etc. be treated to get rid of the problem once and for all. It is necessary that we all act on this promptly. To try to rid the school of the problem we are asking all families to inspect their children’s hair and to take appropriate action immediately. This involves fine combing and treatment if necessary. It i

Internet Safety

Gardaí Michael Carroll and Georgina Gallagher visited our school on Wednesday October 4th to discuss the topic of Internet Safety with our 6th Classes. They had a great discussion and many aspects of Internet Safety across a wide variety of media were discussed. We thank the local Gardaí for their help in this area. It is really important to be very vigilant in this area. There are many great resources available on www.webwise.ie

Care Week here October 9th to 13th

This is an outline of our Care Week. An inclusive, caring, friendly school climate is encouraged. It is important to embrace positive, open, respectful relationships and we take time this week to reflect on this. It is important to inform someone if your child encounters any bullying behaviour in school. Do not let a situation escalate, it can be dealt with swiftly at an early stage. OUR SCHOOL CARES

Bring and Buy 2017

Message from 6th Class Our annual ‘Bring and Buy’ is on Thursday 26th October, just before the mid-term break. Please bring in old toys, books, ornaments from home to make the ‘Bring and Buy’ a successful day. We will be organising a raffle to help raise funds also. The raffle tickets will be sold in the yard starting from next Monday. A ticket costs 20c or you can buy 6 for 1 euro. We are also organising a Halloween colouring competition. The competition picture will be displayed on your corridor and if you would like to enter you can give 50c to your teacher before next Wednesday. The day of the Bring and Buy is a non-uniform day. You can pay 1 euro to your teacher if you want to wear non-

Do This in Memory of Me Mass

The children form 5th and 6th class participated in the choir in support of their friends who were beginning their Do This in Memory of Me preparation programme for First Communion. The children were accompanied by their parents to the first Parish preparation Mass on Sunday October 8th. As always Sr Margo gave so willingly of her gifts and talents to us in helping to prepare the Choir. They were ably supported also by the Grúpa Ceoil and we thank Noel for his help also. Thanks to the teachers and Fr Seán who prepared the children and those who helped out on the day also.

5th Class Novel Work

As part of their work on their class novels in 5th Class Literacy Ms D Foy's class have been researching the novel/author. Here they are actively engaged in embedding ICT in their literacy programme at school. Thanks to all the teacher involved in this really interesting work.

Mini 7s Football

On Friday last, October 6th these ladies represented us valiantly in the local area INTO mini 7s Football competition in Ballyheane. The girls had a great day out, played really well and were just narrowly beaten in their match. Sincere Thanks are due to the teachers involved in preparing the girls, Ms Kelly, Ms Heneghan and Ms McNamara. We look forward to a great year of football building on last year's success.

Attendance Assembly for Infants

We know that it is very important to be at school everyday and this week we were congratulating all the girls that didn't miss a day of school in September. All of Junior and Senior Infants went to the hall to talk about why it's so important to be at school everyday. We also gave out special stickers to the girls that were at school everyday in September. Well done girls!

Autumn is Here

Looking around the grounds of our school we can see that it is autumn now. The leaves have changed colour and are now red, orange, yellow and brown. They are starting to fall off the trees. In Senior Infants we decided to go and explore around our school and see the different signs of autumn. We found lots of different leaves from horse chestnut, oak and beech trees. We found conkers and spiky conker husks. We found beech husks and crab apples too. We collected a lot of things to add to the nature table in our classrooms.

Attendance/Care Week Assembly on Friday

Natalie O'Neill , our Educational Welfare Officer visited our Assembly on Friday at 12 to present our students with their certificates from 2015/2016 to acknowledge their attendance achievements. 6th Class led us in the assembly which had an Attendance and Care Week Theme. They spoke to us about the importance of Attendance, New Beginnings and Healthy Eating. 5th Class also read a poem for us. Children from 1st to 6th Class attended the assembly. Mrs Maloney and Natalie spoke to us about the importance of attendance and punctuality. It was a lovely gathering for us.

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