The theme for Catholic Schools Week 2016 is: 'Catholic Schools: 'Challenged to Proclaim God's Mercy’. The theme ties in with the Jubilee Year of Mercy proclaimed by Pope Francis for this year and the week runs from Sunday January 31st until February 7th.
We will be marking the event in Scoil Ursula in a number of ways throughout the school culminating with a Prayer Service on Friday. See below the CSW Poster and a letter to parents with some ideas how to mark CSW at home with your children.
Congratulations to our recently retired Lollipop Man, Tom Mac Sharry, who was honoured today by the Road Safety Authority with a Leading Light Award. At a ceremony in Farmleigh House, Tom's contribution to road safety at Scoil Ursula over the past sixteen years was féted by RTE correspondent and current social media sensation, Teresa Mannion, who MCd today's event. He was then presented with his award by RSA Chairperson, Liz O' Donnell.
Tom was nominated by Scoil Ursula for his outstanding contribution to the safety of our pupils during his tenure as School Traffic Warden. He was also nominated by two members of the Feehily family; Eamonn, a current 6th Class pupil and Erin a past pupil who wrote fondly in the nomination about how Tom was the single most significant person she missed when she moved on to Post Primary school.
At a very enjoyable occasion last Wednesday, Tom was accompanied by his wife Ellen; his niece, Deirdre; the Feehily family, Mary, Seamus, Erin & Eamonn; his great friend and our school secretary, Mary Meehan, and school principal, Tony Gallagher. Well done Tom and enjoy this richly deserved accolade!!
Tom's outstanding contribution to Scoil Ursula was also marked on Friday last, when colleagues past and present came to a Mass & farewell meal in the school to honour him for dedicated service to the school over 16 years.
On Wednesday, Commandant John Martin of the Irish Defence Forces (Óglaigh na hÉireann) visited Scoil Ursula to present the National Flag to the school as part of 1916/2016 Centenary Programme. Commandant Martin, whose son Ólan is in 6th Class, spoke to an assembly of 1st to 6th classes about the National Flag, the Proclamation of the Republic and the National Anthem. He then read the the Proclamation ably assisted by Conor, who read paragraph 4, which refers to children. Commandant Martin showed members of the Student Council how to fold the flag before presenting it to Mr. Gallagher. In conclusion the gathered assembly sang the National Anthem, Amhrán na bhFiann. We are grateful to Commandant Martin and Óglaigh na hÉireann for honouring or school in this way.
Congratulations to our recently retired Lollipop Man, Tom Mac Sharry, who has been honoured with a Leading Light Award by the Road Safety Authority for 16 years distinguished and dedicated service to the Scoil Ursula Community! He will be honoured at a reception in Farmleigh House on December the 9th. Well Done, Tom!! We are very proud of your achievement!!
Congratulations to two of our pupils who won prizes in the Barna Waste Halloween Recycled Costume Competition. Well done to Conor and Éabha from Junior Infants and Senior Infants who received their prizes from Sean Lacken of Barna Waste today. Pictured also is Mrs Smyth, who organised the Scoil Ursula Recycled Costumes Competition as part of our Greenschools campaign.
Congratulations to our Girls' Futsal Team, who won this year's competition in the Knocknarea Arena at IT Sligo on Friday. A panel of eight girls, Molly, Katie, Orlaith, Jamie, Orlaith, Shahed, Sarah and Sinéad played brilliantly to qualify top of their group with victories over Strandhill, St. Aidan's and Grange NS. They then went on to beat St. John's in the semi-final and completed a run of five wins by defeating St Aidan's again in the final on a 3-1 scoreline after extra time. FAI Development Officer and Sligo Rovers midfielder, John Russell presented the winners medals. Well done to all the girls!!!
On Friday Week, we had great fun dressing up in recycled materials for the Halloween Season. A big thank you to Mrs Smyth for co-ordinating this very enjoyable event!!!
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