Stars are born at Vicarstown National School

Stars are born at the Christmas Show! Parents, family, neighbours and friends had a great evening at the Christmas Show on December 15th in Ballyanly. Junior and Senior Infants performed ‘Ralph the Reindeer’ and were followed by Christmas Carols from the Guitar players. 1st and 2nd Class performed ‘Angel Express’ followed by 3rd and 4th Class who did ‘The Star Attraction’. Then there was some Modern Dance. The night culminated with 5th and 6th classes performing a very entertaining version of ‘Red Riding Hood’ with a twist.

Green Schools Committee Our Green Schools Committee have been very busy this term. This year our focus is on Water Conservation and we are very actively competing in the Global Water Explorers Competition, with our team selected as the Water Explorers Team of the month where the teams newsreel will be featured on the Water Explorers home page. We started the year by conducting a manual water audit and realised that our school is wasting water each day, remedial action was taken to eliminate this immediately! We also learned a lot about the impact about flooding in Ireland and found out about what we can do to reduce our carbon footprint. The Committee organised a ‘Swap Shop’ to exchange disused toys and books for new treasurers for their collections of toys and books at home. At the moment children are creating masterpieces using recycled and reused materials, we saw some fantastic work on this before Christmas. The children also composed raps and dances along the theme of water which they performed for us before Christmas. We look forward to 2017 where we will undertake new challenges in water conservation and many more creativity along this theme.

Enrolment Day for Junior Infants September 2017 – School Open Day Vicarstown National School will be delighted to welcome Parents and pupils who wish to enrol in the school for September 2017 on Tuesday January 24th from 1.30pm to 3.30pm

anta visits Vicarstown National School Santa’s sleigh crashed into a neighbouring field a couple of days before the Christmas holidays while he was out on a recognisance mission. He was quickly rescued by Garda Seán and while he was under Garda Escort back to Cork Airport he called into the school to see all the wonderful people here. Everyone got a quick chance to say ‘Hello’ to Santa and he had a few goodies in his bag for them too!