Reach Out Gala Concert
Salerno School Choir performed beautifully at the Reach Out Gala Concert in UL Concert Hall on Friday evening. They got a huge reaction and even Kodaline, the band whose song they sang, sent a message to say they sang it better than the original. Congratulations to all.
Nine games were played in the last couple of days by 1st year and u15 teams against Ursuline College Sligo and Our Lady's Bower Athlone. No game was lost which was a great achievement... the girls had 5 wins and 4 draws. Well done to all the players.
U15A Connacht Hockey Lupton Cup
Thursday 15th March 2018 U15A Connacht Hockey Lupton Cup Salerno 3 - 0 Bower Athlone Two goals from Leah Ruane and a goal from Aisling Walsh decided our last round robin game. The girls now qualify in 1st place for the semi final and will play the 4th placed team after Easter.
TY Young Social Innovators
TY Young Social Innovators (YSI) took to the stage to showcase their project ‘Hope for the Homeless’ in the Shearwater Hotel, Ballinasloe. They showed how homeless people are often over looked in society and how easy it is to help homeless people. They did a fantastic job!! Ms Young
Salerno Stars Shines
The young and talented students of Salerno will get their chance to shine on stage in the first “Salerno Stars” talent competition which will be held on Wednesday March 21st in Leisureland Theatre, Salthill. Salerno is well known for its sporting and academic achievements however there are other star qualities to the Salerno students which will shine on the night. This is a night not to be missed. Auditions have been held and the school is buzzing with excitement for the talent show. Preparations are well underway to showcase the talent in Salerno from first year through to Leaving Cert and maybe even the staff room. Comedy acts, singers, gymnasts, musicians, etc. will take to the stage to captivate the audience with their polished performances. It promises to be a great night with plenty to entertain the whole family. Tickets are available from Salerno from Friday 9th of March at 1.00pm on a first come first served basis. Tickets are priced at €15 per adult and €10 per student. We have a family rate of €40 for two adults and two children. Doors open at 7pm with the show starting at 7:30pm. This night is a break from school work and a chance to showcase the wonderful talents of Salerno students and staff. A huge welcome awaits all Salerno families and friends, past, present and future. It’s nights like these that really cement us as a school community and we would love your support. We won’t be counting points on the night, we’ll be counting stars. Yours Sincerely, Carol Dunleavy and Vicki Byrnes (Event Organisers)
Tuesday 27th February 2018 Palmer cup final Salerno 2 - 1 Jes Our senior A hockey squad recaptured the Connacht cup title with a 2 - 1 win over the Jes in Dangan. Goals from Jean Brennan and Ruth McNulty both in the 2nd half and from short corners secured the win, it is our 4th title in 5 years and we now head to Kilkenny College on Thursday 22nd and Friday 23rd March to play in the Kate Russell Senior All Ireland Hockey Championship where we will face Munster champions (Crescent or Mount Mercy), Loreto Foxrock (Leinster), Rainey Endowed (Ulster) and the host school Kilkenny College (South East) in the two day tournament. Monday 5th March 2018 U15 A Connacht Schoolgirls Soccer Semi Final Salerno 1 - 7 Ursuline Sligo Our U15 soccer squad exited the competition at the semi final stage after coming up against a really strong Ursuline College side from Sligo. Our goal was scored by Aisling Saalman in the second half. It was a disappointing end to the season for the girls but they should be proud to have qualified as group winners into the semi finals. A number of the squad are still involved with our 1st year team who have a number of matches coming up over the next week. Thursday 8th March 2018 Costello/Thornton League play off (Connacht senior hockey league) Salerno 4 - 0 Jes Salerno 5 - 0 Taylors Two comprehensive victories for our senior A hockey squad to win the Thornton Shield in Taylors Hill pitch, our last competitive matches before we travel down to Kilkenny to compete in the All Irelands.
U14 and U16 Badminton regional winners
Well done to our u14 and u16 badminton teams who are both through to the all Ireland’s later this month. Well done to all involved and best of luck in the finals.
Non Uniform Day
Non Uniform Day - Thursday 8th March. In aid of past Salerno students volunteering overseas. €2 - Please support
Nationwide Red Weather Alert
Salerno secondary school closed Thursday &Friday due to nationwide Red Alert. Stay safe and warm.
In the event of a Red Weather Status
The weather can be very dangerous during winter and on occasion exceptionally intense meteorological phenomena have been forecast by Met Éireann. In these circumstances major damage and accidents are considered likely, with a possible threat to life and limb, over a wide area. When a Status Red Weather Warning is announced it is important that everyone stays informed about expected meteorological conditions and risks, and follows instructions and any advice given by the authorities. Weather warnings are intended to protect the lives and livelihoods of all of the nation’s citizens. A Status Red Weather Warning is the most severe weather warning and implores all citizens to take appropriate action in order to protect themselves from the anticipated conditions. Met Éireann recommends that in the event of a Status Red Weather Warning families “take action to protect themselves and/or their properties; this could be by moving their families out of the danger zone temporarily; by staying indoors; or by other specific actions aimed at mitigating the effects of the weather conditions”. Following this advice means children should not be exposed to such weather conditions to travel to or from school All services provided by Bus Éireann under the Department of Education and Skills School Transport Schemes in the affected area only will be cancelled if a Status Red warning is announced for all or part of a given day. For updates or weather warnings please check your emails for any correspondences from Salerno or by checking the school app or website as well as listening into Galway Bay Fm for updates on any potential weather warnings or school closures.
U15A Connacht Hockey (Lupton cup)
Friday 22nd February 2018 U15A Connacht Hockey (Lupton cup) Salerno 3 - 0 Calasanctius Oranmore Our U15 squad defeated Calasanctius thanks to goals from Anna Costello x2 and Sinead Burke in Dangan. The girls have won all their games to date and look likely to qualify as the first placed team for the semi finals. We have one game left to play V Bower in Athlone on Thursday 1st March.
Howley Trophy Winners 2018
Congratulations to Salerno's Hockey Team who beat Ursuline Sligo in the Howley Cup final in Sligo on Thursday 21st February. Score 1-0 Team: Katie Grealish, Meadhbh McManus, Ava Frances, Aisling Kenny, Ava Cawley, Janine Elehmer, Rachel Hickey, Hannah Sommerville, Ellen Conlon, Aoife Lambe, Shauna Ryan, Francesca Wood, Eimear Quinn, Abbey Kelehan, Alocin Murphy and Katie Walsh.
U15 Connacht A Schoolgirls Soccer
Wednesday 21st February 2018 U15 Connacht A Schoolgirls Soccer Salerno 1 - 0 Taylors Hill A wonder strike from 30 yards out from Aisling Saalman 5 mins from time settled a really tight affair between ourselves and our local rivals Taylors Hill. We now progress as group winners to the Connacht Semi Final to be played by Friday 2nd March against an opponent to be confirmed during the coming week.
U 15 Sweetnam B Team
Congratulations to U15 Sweetnam B team who beat Taylors Hill 2 -0 Team Squad: Ailsa Murray Clarke, Alexandra Walsh, Alison McDonagh, Andrea Shaughnessy, Cliodhna McDonald, Fiona Madden, Grace Oaikhinan, Judith Sohn, Kate Hoban, Kate Laffey, Laura Cassidy, Mary Mulroy, Niamh Nolan, Roisin Byrne, Sibéal Faherty and Sinead Black.
Well done to our First Years at the Handball tournament on Thursday 22nd February 2018 accompanied by Mr Kane. They were runners up in both the singles and doubles handball tournament today.
World Book Day 1st November 2018
Non – Uniform Day Thursday 1st March €2.00 In honour of World Book day next Thursday we are going to have a non-uniform day to fund raise for new and interesting books for Salerno’s library. Please give this your support. We are blessed to be able to read and will celebrate that fact. There will be a DROP EVERYTHING AND READ class on the 1st for everyone in the school community. Time of class will be revealed on the day. We will all stop our daily work and read for pleasure for a full class. No text books or phones allowed! Make sure you have some reading material with you on Thursday 1st. Whatever interests you!
Interschools Annual ShowJumping Competition 2018
Salerno is looking forward to welcoming equestrian teams from throughout Ireland to their Interschools showjumping competition which will be held in Duffys Equestrian Centre on Sunday March 4th. This is the 5th consecutive year for Salerno to host this prestigious event. Riders compete at either Novice, Open or 1.10M levels. Teams of 3 or 4 riders are pre-entered and individual riders may enter on the day. Salerno has gained an excellent reputation for a well run show with super prizes. A fun day is guaranteed and all equestrian enthusiasts are welcome to come and spectate at the event. Full details and entry forms can be found at www.equestrianinterschools.com
Paris Trip 2018
5th Year Paris Tour Over the midterm break 48 fifth year students travelled to Paris for 4 nights with six teachers. The girls had a fabulous time in the snowy French capital and their excursions included the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre, Musee D’Orsay, Versailles, The Montpernasse Tower, Monmartre and Euro Disney. No doubt the memories of these few days away will stay with them for a lifetime. The organisers of the tour, Miss Dunleavy and Ms Howley were very proud of the girls who represented Salerno and their families so well and were a pleasure to share the journey with. They also were very grateful to Ms Dunne, Ms Maguire, Mr Fogarty and Mr McDonnell who gave up their valuable time to come along and help supervise the girls and make the trip such a success.
1st Year & U15 Connacht Soccer
Thursday 8th February 2018 1st Year Connacht A Soccer Salerno 5 - 3 Taylors Hill Our first year team got there season off to a great start with a convincing win over near rivals Taylors Hill in Mervue. Goals from Joanne O'Flaherty (x2), Alyssa O'Connor and Niamh Snowden (x2). We will have two further group games against Presentation Athenry and Claregalway after the mid term. Friday 9th February 2018 U15 Connacht A Soccer Salerno 2 - 1 Calasanctius Goals from Ciara Dunne and Anna Costello secured the win for our U15 squad in their first game of the season in Mervue. We now play Taylors Hill in the 2nd group game on Wednesday 21st February.
Le Chéile Conference 2018
This years Le Chéile conference was held in the Hodson Bay on the 1st & 2nd of February. 5th year students - Anna Conneally and Lucy Murphy represented Salerno at the conference. As part of the conference each students from all the different schools were invited to interview someone from the Congregation. Anna & Lucy had the pleasure of interviewing Sr. Anne Moran, former teacher of Salerno.
DING DING DING
Salerno had two team entries in the Bond Trader Challenge which was organised by Bank of Ireland. It was held in the Connacht Hotel on Thursday 1st February. The girls were given bonds, cash and stocks and were faced with real world scenarios. They had to decide would they buy or sell their portfolio. It was very tough but the girls did well. It could be a while before we make our millions on the stock exchange..... Ms Young and Mr Fogarty
1st Year Hockey - 30th January 2017
Tuesday 30th January 2018 1st Year A Connacht Hockey Blackmore Shield Taylors 1 - 3 Salerno Goals from Joanne O'Flaherty and Anna Browne plus an OG got our 1st year A squad their first win of the season, having played two games in the previous two weeks, a 1-0 loss to Jes and 0-0 draw with Grammar School Sligo.
Hockey Results 26th January
Friday 26th January 2018 U15 A Connacht Lupton Cup Salerno 4 - 0 Grammar Sligo Our U15 hockey squad made it four wins from four games with a comprehensive victory over Grammar School Sligo on Friday last in Dangan. Goals from Anna Costello x3 and Amy Keenan settled the tie.
The Hot drinks machine is here
☕️The hot drinks machine is here! ☕️ Last year one of the most popular suggestions to the Salerno Student Council was to reinstate the hot drinks machine. We held an international lunch towards the end of the year and handed the money over to Sr Gerarda and Ms Flannery. It finally arrived yesterday and has been tested by the dust years. Please be kind to it and mind it! Ms Young and Ms Cummins on behalf of the Salerno Student Council.
Connacht U15A Hockey Lupton Cup
Tuesday 23rd January 2018 Salerno 3 - 0 Jes Our U15 squad made it three wins from three today with goals from Leah Ruane, Aisling Saalman and Anna Costello. Salerno play Grammar Sligo on Friday 26th in Dangan.
Salthill/Claddagh Community Games
Information Meeting - Tuesday 30th January 2017 Ardilaun Hotel @7.15pm for 7.30pm start An information evening has been organised for parents and children from Salthill, Claddagh, Highfield Park, Maunsells Park, Glendara Park, Henry Street, Maunsells Road & Park, Shantalla and Rahoon Roads who would like to compete in the Community Games this year. Come Along. All are welcome, All Questions Answered.
TY's students tutoring 1st Year Maths students
Transition Year students will be helping and guiding 1st year students with any Maths homework they may have. This will be happening every Monday at lunchtime.
U19A All-Ireland Basketball playoffs
Our u19s had a great day last Saturday winning two out of three of their play off matches in the all ireland play offs. They were unlucky to lose out to Colaiste ne Sceilige who now go on to the all ireland semi finals. It was a super achievement in our first year at division A. It was also very exciting to be able to host all the matches in our new sports dome. Well done to all involved.
Friday 12th January 2018 Connacht U15A Lupton Cup Taylors Hill 0 - 4 Salerno Connacht U15B Sweetnam Shield Taylors Hill 0 - 6 Salerno Two of our U15 hockey teams got their season off to the perfect start with comprehensive wins over Taylors Hill on their home pitch. Monday 15th January 2018 Connacht Senior A Hockey league Taylors Hill 0 - 6 Salerno Our Senior A squad's victory in their final league game ensured the capture of the Costello League trophy as Senior league champions for 2017/18. The squad now turn their attentions to their upcoming Palmer Cup semi final V Ursuline College in a few weeks time. Thursday 18th January 2018 Connacht U15A Lupton Cup Salerno 8 - 0 Seamount Our U15A hockey squad were convincing victors in their 2nd league game of the season.
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.
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.
U16 Gaelic Football Team
Salerno's U16 Gaelic Football team were narrowly defeated by St. Endas in their final game of the U16 Connacht Post-Primary Schools League last week. After winning all other games in their group, Salerno will progress to the knock-out stages of the competition. Best of luck to the girls and their coaches.