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!!!
On Friday, we bade a fond and emotional farewell to a most beloved and popular member of the Scoil Ursula team, Tom Mc Sharry. For 16 years Tom ensured the safe passage of countless Scoil Ursula children across the busy Strandhill Road each morning and afternoon. His good humour, smile and wit brought brightness into many a dark school morning and he was dearly cherished by the pupils, parents and all of the Scoil Ursula community. His caring and conscientious nature was always to the fore and his cheerful wave and hello was an integral part of many a Scoil Ursula girl or boy's morning and afternoon. He will be sorely missed as he hangs up his 'lollipop' for the last time and we wish him a well derserved rest and a long, happy & healthy retirement. Beir bua, Tom, ní bheidh do leithéid againn arís!!!
Two members of our hard-working Parents Association came to our assembly this morning to present a very substantial cheque to the school in the amount of €1350. Orla Keaveny and Gladys Rooney made the presentation and the money is being used for the Music Generation Programme and the refurbishment of our basketball facilities. We are very grateful for the support we receive from our outstanding PA and for all the work they do behind the scenes to make our school a better and happier place!!!
This coming school year will see the 50th Anniversary of the official opening of Scoil Ursula on 11th February 1966. We are planning a few different things to mark this important anniversary in the life of our school. One of these will be a commemorative book filled with photos, memories and stories of the many pupils, parents and staff that are or have been a part of our school. We are looking for your photos, stories and memories of the school to help in making up this book. To this end we've set up a special email address where we'd love for you to share your special memories of the school and the people that have made it such a fantastic success.
Please send any photos, stories and memories to email@example.com and we'll try and include as much as we can in the finished book.
If you have old photos that you'd like to share with us we’d love to be able to borrow, scan and return them to you. You can drop in any old (or newer!) photos to Mary in the school office. Please put the photos in a sealed envelope marked “50th Anniversary” with your name and phone number on them. If you have any idea of the names of the people in the photos and dates it would be great if you could include these details on a slip of paper in the envelope too.
Thank you so much in advance for all of your continued help and support to the school. We look forward to celebrating with you and marking this momentous occasion.
THe new set of girls' jerseys won by our all-conquering GAAmigos team arrived during the week. The 4 girls, Roisín, Emma, Eden & Dervla received a jersey each to keep as a memento of their success and the school also got a full set for the girls' squad to use for many years to come. Well done girls!!
Congratulations to our June Students and Handwriters of the Month for June!! A great way to finish off the year! Well done to the 6th Class winners who aren't in the photographs: Niamh Nicholson, Cahir Kerlin, Emma Casey and Dervla Keaveny!! Best of luck to all of them and their classmates in secondary school!!
What a fantastic day we had for Mission Day 2015! As you know all of the money raised on the day goes towards helping the Ursuline Mission in Kenya. See below for a selection of photos from the day!
Once again thanks for making another Scoil Ursula tradition a fantastic success! We couldn't do it without all of the help and support from parents, community and past pupils!
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