Cycle Against Suicide Student Leader Congress
Today, Salerno Student Council sent delegates to the Cycle Against Suicide Student Leader Congress in the 3 Arena, Dublin. The day’s main message is “its ok not to feel ok and it’s definitely ok to ask for help”. Wellbeing and mental health awareness is so important in everyone’s life. The Salerno Student Council see mental health as an issue which a lot of people are afraid to talk about or ask for help. The girls met personalities such as Nicky Hayes(2FM) Dustin the Turkey, Dr Eddie Murphy (Operation Transformation) gold medal winning Irish Paralympians, male world champion Irish dancers and some of the players from the current Galway hurling campions, Mundy, James Kavanagh, Fair City actors, to name a few.... It was a fantastic, entertaining, emotional, fun, sad, enlightening, informative day.... Remember: it’s ok not to be ok and it’s definitely ok to ask for help. Ms Young on behalf of Salerno Student Council.
COPE Christmas Swim Fundraiser
Drum roll please....Salerno Student Council have raised €635 for COPE Galway. Marie Ann accepted the cheque from the Council today on behalf of COPE. We have requested that the money we raised go towards the women’s refuge so it can help young people in the refuge. Thank you to the Salerno Community for all the support. Ms Cummins and Ms Young
A New Year Blessing - by John O'Donohoe
On the day when The weight deadens On your shoulders And you stumble, May the clay dance To balance you. And when your eyes Freeze behind The grey window And the ghost of loss Gets into you, May a flock of colours, Indigo, red, green And azure blue, Come to awaken in you A meadow of delight. When the canvas frays In the currach of thought And a stain of ocean Blackens beneath you, May there come across the waters A path of yellow moonlight To bring you safely home. May the nourishment of the earth be yours, May the clarity of light be yours, May the fluency of the ocean be yours, May the protection of the ancestors be yours. And so may a slow Wind work these words Of love around you, An invisible cloak To mind your life.
LC Vs 5th Year Quiz 2017
5th Year was the winners of the LC Vs 5th Year quiz 2017
Christmas Day Swim - COPE
Reminder that Salerno students and teachers will be meeting on the prom (the beach over looking Black Rock Tower) at 11 am on Christmas Day for the COPE Christmas days swim. If you would like join us please feel free to meet us there. Looking forward to seeing you! Ms Cummins and Ms Young, on behalf of the Salerno Student Council.
Christmas Jumper Day
Tuesday 19th December Christmas jumper day organised by Ms Lyons , TY Blue and TY Red in aid of the Simon Community and UHG childrens ward . winner from 1st year Aoife O'Dea winner from 2nd year Tara Power winner from 3rd year Lauren Mc Donagh winner from TY Alex Casburn winner from 5th year Julia Gunkowska winner from Leaving Cert Ailbhe Feeney
Xmas Decoration Competition
Congratulations to Aoibhin McDonald, Abi Burke and Lauren Beatty who have won a prize for the best Recycled Christmas decoration which was organised by the Green Schools Committee in Salerno. Prizes can be collected from Mr. Kennedy. Well done ladies.
Rachel Dunleavy receiving her second brown belt in karate from her coach, Senpai Dave King. Congratulations Rachel!
APP UPDATE - Available in next few days
We are excited to be announcing the Launch of Version 3 of our App in the next few days! This update is part of the process of developing our App as a single touchpoint for parents and students to receive and have access to all the information which they need, and for parents to be able to carry out other tasks previously carried out manually or offline. PLEASE be sure to download the update! There will be a number of new features including: Absentee Reports - Reporting of Student(s) absence by Parents (Available to Parents only!) It will take 15-20 working days for this function to be available after download as the school must verify and enable this function at the administration level. Profile Data & Verification - It will be mandatory for you to complete your profile information. For students this will be Name, Year in school & Email (must verify their email). For parents it will be mandatory to complete all the following information - Parent’s Name, Student’s Name, Student’s Year, Mobile (& Verify), Email (& Verify). Please be sure to use the same names, emails and mobile number (parents only) as we have on our internal administration system. It will be mandatory to complete this process to enter the App. This will give the school a greater level of transparency about its app users, make using the new functionality more seamless and permit parents to complete and return forms and information to the school securely. We will send a further notification just before the update is available. If you have any technical issues in completing the update process please contact the App Developers: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 01 860 34 77 Monday to Friday 09:15am to 16:00 pm
COPE Christmas Day Swim
Salerno Student Council are organising a delegation of students to attend the Christmas Day Swim which will raise money for Cope. We are meeting at a group at 11 am on Christmas morning on the prom over looking the Blackrock diving tower. All money raised / registration fees must be given to the Council members which represents your year. Looking forward to making a splash, Ms Cummins and Ms Young
U16A Connacht Final Griffin Cup
Tuesday 28th November 2017 U16A Connacht Final Griffin Cup Athlone Community College 1 - 1 Salerno (Athlone CC won 3-2 on shoot outs) Our U16A hockey squad came close to completing a cup and league double in a cold Athlone Regional Sports Centre when they were pipped by Athlone CC in the cup final. Athlone CC started the strongest and scored early in the first half to lead 1-0 at half time. The second half was dominated by Salerno who created numerous chances and had a number of short corners which they didn't convert. A goal by captain Katie Grealis in the last minute of normal time brought this pulsating match to extra time and subsequently shoot outs, which Athlone CC won 3-2 to capture the Cup. It was disappointing for our girls but there is solace in the fact that we won all our league games to win the league title and there is no shame in losing to a very fine Athlone CC squad. Squad: Sarah McGath (GK), Kate Henry, Sorcha McGinley, Ella Miller, Emma Dillon, Sinead Burke, Anna Costello, Leah Ruane, Zara Greenan, Ella KItt, Orlaith O'Loughlin, Amy Keenan, Lily O'Hara, Eabha Mannion, Emily Butler, Katie Grealis (capt), Ava Cawley, Sophie McNicholl (injured), Ciara Dunne (injured).
Poetry Aloud 2017
Alanna Cameron in Leaving Cert being presented with her Poetry Aloud 2017 Certificate by Dr. Sandra Collins, Director of the National Library, Dublin on December 1st. Alanna gave an amazing performance and wowed the audience with her eloquence and delivery!
John Paul II Awards 2017
Well done to the 19 students who received an award at the John Paul II Awards Ceremony in St. Marys College last Sunday the 27th November. Sinead Walsh, Kara McKenna, Catherine Keane, Grace O'Connor, Ciara Quinn, Siobhan Lee, Orla O'Neill, Obafemi Awoniran, Fiona Murphy, Lauren Costello, Jessica Purdy, Ráicheal Walsh, Orla McNulty, Niamh Kavanagh, Nora Meidus, Ciara Morris Burke, Jean Brennan, Robyn Commins and Rachel Grogan.
All Ireland Gaelic Teams
Congratulations to Molly Hynes and Laura Kelly, who were presented with their All-Ireland Gaelic Football winners medals last weekend. Molly was a member of the Galway U16 girls Gaelic football team and Laura was a member of the Galway U14 girls Gaelic football team. Everyone in Salerno is very proud of their achievement.
1st Year Soccer Match
The 1st year soccer team had their first match on Wednesday 29th November. Salerno Vs taylors Hill The girls played an outstanding game winning 2 - 1 . Well done ladies.
Green Schools Ambassadors
Some Salerno students today attended an information day for the Green School Ambassadors going for the Green Flag in Global Citizenship in Marine and Litter. They got talks from the head of Green Schools, Irish Water, Clean Coasts and a talk on Communication. The students have to come up with a plan to implement within school and another one in the local environment. It was attended by a number of schools all collaborating over the course of the day.