A number of Scoil Ursula pupils travelled to the Model Niland Gallery on Valetine's Day to help launch a fundraiser in association with the Friends of Sligo Regional Hospital. It is hoped to involve schools from around Sligo in a June fundraiser to help improve cardiac services in the hospital. Pupils will collect €2 coins which will hopefully cover the pedestrian bridge at Rockwood Parade.
The school was visited recently by a delegation from the Fr. Flanagan League Society in the USA. They came to honour one of last year's 6th Class pupils, Fatima Jamshaid, who helped design the Society's new crest. Fatima, now a student in the Ursuline College, took part in a competition to design a crest in keeping with the mission of Fr. Edward, Flanagan, a Roscommon born priest who went to Summerhill College. Her design and two others were combined to form the final prototype, which will be used by the society in all its literature and promotional work into the future. Fatima was presented with memorabilia associated with Fr. Flanagan and Boystown by the President of the society, Steve Wolf, a former resident of Boystown, Nebraska. A big thank you to 6th Class teacher, Mrs Siobhán Calleary, who organised the competition in the school!
"Let me win. But if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt."
This is the famous Athlete Oath of Special Olympics. It encapsulates everything about Special Olympics, athletic excellence, determination to reach for your potential and bravery in the face of enormous odds.
This year is the 10th Anniversary of the Special Olympics World Games and to mark it Scoil Ursula held a fundraiser for Special Olympics Ireland where we sold mini-muffins kindly donated by Cuisine de France. We raised €305 in one day for this very important charity. By donating this money the children and families of Scoil Ursula are helping to raise vital funds that will help Special Olympics Ireland to provide sports training and competition to people with intellectual disabilities across Ireland.
Below is an emotional clip of just how amazing those World Games in Ireland in 2003 turned out!
If you would like to get involved in this very worthy cause by donating your time or money then please click here to find out more.
It is with great excitement that Scoil Ursula will present their first panto-style musical Cinderella and Rockerfella.
This production will provide audiences with all the essential pantomime ingredients of Ugly Sister dames, a rag-to-riches heroine, a dashing prince and a dust-sprinkling fairy godmother. This show with will have the audiences humming tunes all the way home, with a few ‘hisses’, ‘boos’ and ‘it’s behind you’s to boot!
This fantastic summer special will take place next week on the 11th, 12th and 13th of June at 7 pm in the Scoil Ursula Halla. Tickets will be sold on the door at just 3 euro for adults and 1 euro for children. This production is in aid of Cystic Fibrosis. The children on Scoil Ursula can also buy tickets in school each day.
A very special charity close to the heart of Scoil Ursula, as our very own teacher Ms. Caffrey, whose brave cousin Tríona Priestley has been battling this disease for the last 14 years.
Our Annual Lilac Day in aid of the Blathnaid Foley Trust for Cancer Research was a great success!! The school was sea of lilac and purple last Friday and we raised €500 for this wonderful cause. Well done everybody!!!
Over many years in Scoil Ursula we have had the good fortune to have Marian Moore as the Chairperson on our Board of Management. Unfortunately Marian's son Marcus has been suffering for many years with leukemia. A Fund has been set up in order to pay for specialised treatment which is a Test Drug that is being tested by 48 hospitals world wide. The nearest one to Sligo is the Royal Free London under the care of Dr. Adelle Fielding, Consultant Haemotologist. It is an antibody and so far there is over 70% remission of over 17 months. Marcus does meet the criteria in that there must be over 10% blasts in the bone marrow and is a relapse.
A bank account has been set up at Ulster Bank. The sort code is: 98/62/60 ad the account number is:00131966. The account is called the Marcus Moore Treatment Fund if anybody wishes to make a donation.
A Golf Classic is being organised for Saturday,19th August by the Residents Association and booking can be made at Sligo Golf Club and Strandhill Golf Club via Patsy Gallagher and Martin Campion and John McHugh. If anyone is interested please get in contact with the clubs involved.
St John's GAA Club Carraroe have also organised an Adult Disco in Sligo Park Hotel on Saturday 14th July, 2012. Tickets are being printed this week and although we are unsure of the prices as yet we're sure it'll be widely supported for such a worthy cause. If you can at all please do spread the word with your own family and friends.
We hope that you might be able to help out Marcus and his family in their fundraising efforts. The prayers and good wishes of the whole school community are with them all especially now.
What an amazing, exciting day today was! Mission Day was a huge success again this year with the pupils of our school raising over €1,000 in one hour for charitable causes! Many many thanks to everyone involved. A lot of hard work goes into making the day a great one and it really showed today!
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The teachers of Scoil Ursula have recently undergone training in CPR and use of AED life saving equipment. In order for the school to get a free defibrillator for the campus we need to collect 250 old phones. If you have any old phones lying around the house then please do donate them to the school. There is a collection box just inside the main door so you can't miss it.
Today we remember Blathnaid Foley, past pupil of our school. She holds a special place in our hearts here in Scoil Ursula and since the Blathnaid Foley Trust was set up we have tried to raise a little money for this worthy cause by having our Annual Lilac Day. This was Blathnaid's favourite colour too. Thanks to the fabulous support of our Parents, Pupils & Staff Members, Scoil Ursula will present a cheque for €400 to Blathnaid's parents Fiona & John. We are also grateful to recently retired teacher, Grace Whelan and her husband, Mike, who donated scones for the staff fundraiser on Lilac Day.