Congratulations to the Girls' and Boys' Football teams who were both victorious over Ballisodare today. The win qualifies the girls for the semi-final, while the boys need one more win to make it to the same stage after slipping up in their first match against Carraroe. The last group match away against Ballymote takes place on Wednesday at 11:30am. A big thank you to our coaches, Ms Caffrey & Ms Munnelly for all their hard work. We are also grateful to Castlelough Corporation for sponsoring a set of jerseys for our boys' team. The picture shows Declan Hughes of Castlelough presenting to the Boys Team Captain, Seán Casey.
Congratulations to Fatima Jamshaid, who won 3rd prize in a competition to design a crest for the Fr. Flanagan League. Fr. Flanagan was the Irish born Priest, educated in Summerhill College, who went on to found Boystown in the USA, where he looked after underprivileged boys. You can find out all about him at http://www.fatherflanagan.org/index.php
Well done to Fatima whose very artistic effort (right) caught the attention of the judges of this international competition.
Westmidlands Theatre staged " George and the dragon" in Scoil Ursula on Wednesday May 29th. This colourful , exciting and interactive production was very much enjoyed by the children in Junior Infants, Senior Infants and First Class
Well done to everybody who took part in our Multi-Cultural Day yesterday. It was a wonderful celebration of diversity, where all our pupils got an opportunity to sample a variety of aspects of life in different countries. One-fifth of Scoil Ursula's pupil population have origins in different nations and the children displayed fantastic projects incorporating aspects of culture such as language, history, faith, fashion, music, sport and off course the ever-popular food-tasting.
A big thank you to our Multi-Cultural Co-ordinator, Mrs Mc Moreland, for organising this event and preparing the wonderful 'Where we are From - Map of the World ' backdrop to the display (above) and also to our Language Support Teacher, Ms Branley, for her input into the day. Thanks also to the parents who cooked long into the night preparing the delicious food we all enjoyed sampling on the day.
Enjoy a snapshot of the event in pictures below:
Here are some of the many children who took part in multicultural day with their own stall showcasing their culture!
Last week was National Walk to School Week and as a Green School, we held two events to mark the occasion. Our traditional WOW Day which we are encouraging pupils to extend to a Walk Every Day was a big success as was our Feet First Friday where pupils walked in in quirky, funky footwear. Check out our pics below. We collect our 5th Green Flag in Castlebar next Tuesday and Committee Members, Tara Keaveney & KevinKelly from Ms Mitchell's 3rd Class will accompany Greenschools Co-ordinator, Mrs Smyth and Deputy Principal, Mrs Corcoran to the Awards Ceremony.
Well done to our April Students of the Month and Hand-Writers of the Month and to Tara, who brings home the Trophy for the month.
A Festival of Faith will take place in the Sligo Cluster Parishes over the coming week. Commencing on Sunday, May 19th at 7.30 pm. with The Dunmore Parish Choir in St. Patrick's Church, Strandhill and continuing on Monday, May 20th with Festival Opening Mass in the Cathedral at 7.45 pm., assembling in the Peace Park at 7.30pm. Full details in the brochure below:
Congratulations to our prizewinners in this year's Golden Pen Awards. In the Poetry section Ellen Gilmartin took first prize with her poem 'Dark Night'. Joy Feehily came second with 'Poor Little Snowdrop' while Fatima Jamshaid's 'The Dark' claimed third spot. Special merit awards went to Nicole Gunning, Rachel Davitt and Donal Keaveney. Well done to all our budding poets. In the Short Story section, Fatima Jamshaid came second, followed by Andrea Flynn in 3rd place. Ronan Connolly and Dara Courell received Special Merit awards. Well done to everybody who took part. We will publish the prize-winning entries on the website in the near future.
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!!!
Congratulations to the girls and boys of 2nd Class who recently received their 1st Holy Communion in the Cathedral. Our heartfelt thanks to their teachers, Ms Burke & Ms Crowley for preparing them so well for their special day. Our thanks also to our wonderful choir and their director, Mrs Corcoran for enhancing the ceremony so beautifully and to recent past pupil Alice Purcell, who accompanied them on the organ.
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