4th Class Scoil Ursula pupil, Aoibhe Logan, has done it again. Three years after she wowed YouTube viewers with her version of Adele's 'Someone Like You', she has hits the headlines again. This time her performance of Taylor Swift's 'Blank Space' was picked up by the Evoke.ie website who described her as 'Ireland's Taylor Swift'. Check out the link below.
Today is St. Angela's Day.
Angela Merici, or Angela de Merici, (21 March 1474 – 27 January 1540) was an Italian religious educator, who is honoured as a saint by the Catholic Church. She founded the Company of St. Ursula in 1535 in Brescia, in which women dedicated their lives to the service of the Church through the education of girls. From this organization later sprang the monastic Order of Ursulines, whose nuns established places of prayer and learning throughout Europe and, later, worldwide, most notably in North America. She died on this day in 1540.
Dear Parents and Families,
All next week, our school will be celebrating Catholic Schools Week. This annual celebration of Catholic education gives us all the opportunity to be more aware of the unique contribution that our Catholic schools make to Irish life. Our theme this year is Catholic Schools: Called to Serve. During this week we invite you to take time to
reflect on the service that Catholic schools give to children, parents, families and
communities. We also ask you to consider how best you can offer support to the service that your child’s Catholic school provides in so many different ways. These are some ideas for you to try:
We are Called to Serve with Love
Pray the Morning Prayer with your child today:
Father in heaven, you love me,
You’re with me night and day.
I want to love you always
In all I do and say.
I’ll try to please you, Father,
Bless me through the day. Amen.
We are Called to Serve with Kindness
Help your child do an Act of Random Kindness today.
We are Called to Serve with Joy
Today is Grandparents’ Day. Take time to make a card for a grandparent/s with your child today.
Thank them for all the joy they bring to your lives. There is a card-making activity suitable for all
classes on page 21 of the CSW Book. Ask your teacher for a copy.
We are Called to Serve with Truth
Bring your child to visit the church today. Bless each other with holy water, light a candle and say
a prayer of thanksgiving for the teachers in your child’s school.
We are Called to Serve with Justice
Think of something to do today that will make God’s world a better place. Pick up some litter,
switch off lights that are not needed, go for a walk with your child and notice the beauty of
Well done to the winners of the Student of the Month and Handwriters of the Month Awards!
Keep up the great work and have a very Happy Christmas!
Today we had a wonderful Christmas Prayer Service filled with songs, stories and prayers. We sang our hearts out and the school hall was filled with the joy and fun of Christmas. Huge thanks to Ms Mc Hugh and all the boys and girls in her musical ensemble for leading us in song. We were also grateful to have Canon Tom and Marian Moore, our Chairperson, join us in the Hall for this special occasion.
We want to wish all of the Scoil Ursula Family, our parents, pupils, staff and many many friends near and far a very Happy holy and Peaceful Christmas and all the joy and laughter in the world for the New Year ahead.
Heartfelt thanks to one and all for all of your amazing support and hard work over the past year!
YOU all have made Scoil Ursula the super school that it is for all of our boys and girls!!
The teachers and pupils were asked to contribute a Christmas tree decoration made from recyclable materials for the Christmas tree festival in Lissadell. 50+ trees were displayed decorated by schools and community groups. There was a great response and some beautiful decorations, glittery lanterns, paper doily angels, paper chains, pictures and mini trees made from pieces of jigsaw puzzle. Our tree was one of the biggest and had one of the prime positions amongst all the others. There was a great crowd of visitors all over the weekend to see all the trees and visit the craft stalls. Nationwide, the TV programme, also came out to film so keep an eye out on the television for a look at all the trees. Donations from the festival were going to support Acquired Brain Injury and the Lissadell Centre. Any child that made a decoration and would like to bring it home they will be in a box in the cookery room until the end of the week. Thanks to all the teachers and pupils who contributed.
Junior Achievement Ireland has been working with Scoil Ursula, Sligo for 5 years.
Junior Achievement Ireland encourages young people to remain in education and helps them develop the skills they need to succeed in a changing world. Junior Achievement is part of a worldwide organisation reaching out to 9.3 million young people each year. It was established in Ireland in 1995 and since then has built up a strong demand from schools throughout the country and created successful partnerships with over 180 leading organisations.
JA programmes help to create a culture of enterprise within the education system. We also help young people prepare for the world of work, giving them skills in communications and preparing for interviews. Financial literacy programmes enable students to explore how to manage, protect and make the most of future salaries. As we move towards a knowledge-based economy, JA also brings science and maths skills to thousands of young students nationwide as our business volunteers work to deliver exciting programmes and events.
Scoil Ursula is proud to be associated with Junior Achievement. Our pupils have benefited greatly from the workshops delivered and we look forward to many more of our pupils gaining knowledge and skills from JA into the future.
Congratulations to our Girls’ Mini-7s Team who qualified for the next round of the competition with victories over St Brendan’s and the Mercy Primary. Well done also to Eden Rooney, who qualified for the next phase of the kicking competition. A big thank you to Mrs Robinson who took care of the girls on the day. Hard luck to the boys who bowed out of the competition with losses to a bigger and stronger St. John's team and also to a determined St. Brendan's. There was some consolation for the boys from a victory over Mercy Primary. Good luck to our girls in the next round!!
Our school patron, Bishop Kevin Doran, has published his first Pastoral Letter entitled ‘A Future Full of Hope’. It will be distributed to all Catholic families in the school during the week. Bishop Kevin is also making the letter available to non-Catholic families who wish to have a copy. If you would like a copy please drop in to Mary’s office or contact her at 0719162835.
We had a great turn-out at our Clean-Up Meitheal today!! A big thank you to all our volunteers, which included parents, students, past students, grandparents, past and present staff!! Two hours hard work of sweeping, leaf-blowing, gathering, planting, weeding, pruning and composting made a huge difference to the look of our school. Our gratitude goes to our organiser-in-chief, Sharon Carleton, whose idea it was. Well done everybody and if you didn't make it today, we plan to make it a seasonal event so come along next time round.