Pre-loved Uniform Sale
Salerno Parents Council are holding a used uniform sale at Salerno Secondary School on Saturday 26 May 2018 from 10.30 to 12.00 and would appreciate all donations of laundered uniforms for resale. Uniforms can be dropped to the school this week in advance of the sale. The sale will be held in the front hall of the school. All proceeds are in aid of equipment for the sports hall. Your support would be greatly appreciated. http://www.uniqueschoolapp.ie/images/pdf/notification_pdf_30747_1.pdf
Active schools week
What a great week of activity we had in Salerno for Active schools week. The weather may have altered some of our plans but it didn’t stop us. Well done to all who took part and congratulations to our 5th year dance competition winners.
Salerno Class of 2018 Graduate
A wonderful night of prayer, song and celebration marked the graduation of the Leaving Cert Class of 2018 on Thursday night. The theme of the mass was ‘Sunsets are proof that endings can be beautiful… A new day is on the horizon.’ It was wonderful to see the girls, their families and the staff come together to mark all the girls have accomplished, who they have become, the wonderful futures that await them and all who helped them come to this day. Congratulations girls.
Leaving Certs Become Salerno Staff for a Day
On Wednesday the Leaving Certs paid great tribute to their Salerno teachers and the relationship they have with them by starting their day dressed up in their image. This was a first for Salerno and it was great fun and done in great and respectful spirit. We loved to see the multiple Mr Gills, Miss Hogans, Ms Flannerys, Ms Cummins, Ms Dalys, and so many more. To the leaving certs involved, we salute your Salerno spirit, your sense of fun and your observation and knowledge of your teachers.
GAISCE - Transition Year
TY students taking a break from their 25km hike through Western Way - sun blue skies 16 def C & perfect scenery !
Winners of the Green Schools western Region Ambassadors of Water
Well done to Elisha O'Grady and Alexandra Walshe who took part in the Green Schools Western Region Ambassadors of Water programme, you have helped to spread the message of water conservation and raised awareness amongst your peers, your whole school and surrounding community on a myriad of important issues related to the topic of water. They were the Connacht Regional Winners.
RTE Short Story Competition
Congratulations to Ellie Duffy F3 and Alex Strickland F1. The girls were two of nine finalists out of 3000 entries for the prestigious RTE/Puffin short story competition. Ellie achieved 3rd Place in her category 15-18yrs for her short story "Possessions", a powerful tale of grief and lost. Alex achieved 2nd Place in her category 11-14yrs for her short story "Once Again" a beautifully evoked gothic tale. The girls enjoyed a fabulous day at RTE meeting Ryan Tubridy, Claire Byrne, Caitríona Perry, Anne Cassin, Michael Doherty and author Dave Ruddan. Well done Ellie & Alex.
Minor and Junior Athletics
Well done to all our athletes who took part in the junior and minor south Connacht Athletics last week in Dangan. Congratulations to Isabelle Howard and Katie Lenihan who have both qualified for the Connachts next week in the 1500M. Best of luck to our Intermediate Athletes who will be competing in AIT tomorrow.
Active schools week.
This week in Salerno it’s Active School Week. Events will be held all week long for our different year groups. What a great start we had today. First we had teachers v leaving certs Basketball match at lunch time that ended in a 22 all draw. And then for their last two classes our 2nd Years spent the time dancing. Well done to all who took part.
Student Council International Lunch
Thank you to all the students who cooked and baked yesterday for the Salerno Student Council International Lunch. We had curry from Trinidad, treats from Serbia, spring rolls from Vietnam and China, rice from Ghana, puff puffs from Nigeria to name a few.
Claudine Thevenet Award 2018
Overall winner of the Claudine Thevenet Award 2018 - Caoimhe Hogan The winners from the class groups were: Group 1 - Caoimhe O'Malley, Form 1 - Holly Byrne, Class 1 - Roisin McDonagh, Rang 1 - Ciara O'Malley
1st year All Ireland Weekend.
Well done to our 1st year basketball team who had a great weekend at the all Ireland series in Limerick. They had a long day on Saturday with three games starting at 10am and finishing at 9pm. They then went onto the All-Ireland plate quarter finals on Sunday morning where they defeated St.Angelas of Cork on a score line of 32-21. Unfortunately they then lost the Semi-final to Scoile Chriost Ri Portlaoise on a score line of 24-31. Portlaoise went on to win the final. A super performance by all involved.
Schools Annual Rowing Regatta Limerick
Salerno was represented in the National Schools Rowing Regatta on the 29th April. They did the school proud and rowed extremely well in the Junior 15 eights. The girls took 1st place the previous day in the Limerick Regatta. Well rowed girls!
Emily Feeney Generosity of Spirit Award 2018
Emily Feeney Generosity of Spirit Award 2018 Congratulations to Olivia Murphy, the 2018 recipient of the Emily Feeney Generosity of Spirit Award. Olivia was chosen by the Leaving Cert class as the person most deserving this year for her kindness, consideration of others and exemplary thoughtfulness. Olivia is the eleventh recipient of this award which is presented each year by Jarlath and Eileen Feeney in memory of their daughter Emily, a proud Salerno girl and truly a kind, generous and inspiring role model for all. Pictures: 1. Sr. Gerarda and Eileen Feeney with Olivia 2. Olivia with past recipients of the award, Emer O’Brien, Michelle Power, Reanna Clune and Marion Hanley 3. Jarlath and Eileen Feeney with Olivia
Gaelic Football Results April 2018
U17 Gaelic Football Salerno's U17 Gaelic Football Team were narrowly defeated against the Presentation College, Headford in the U17 Sweeney Oil Post-Primary School Cup Final which took place in Pearse Stadium on the 19th of April. Well done to the girls on a terrific display of football both in the final and throughout the competition. U15 Gaelic Football Well done to Salerno's U15 Gaelic Football team who reached the U15 Sweeney Oil Post-Primary School Cup semi-final on Tuesday, 22nd of April. The girls narrowly missed out on a place in the final when they were beaten in the dying minutes of the game by Calasantius, Oranmore. U13 Gaelic Football Hard luck to Salerno's U13 gaelic Football team who were defeated by a very strong presentation College Tuam in the U13 Sweeney Oil Post-Primary School Shield Final last Thursday, 26th of April.
ISTA Junior Cert Science Quiz 2018
ISTA Junior Cert Science Quiz 2018 Well done to 3rd year students Katie Grealis, Kate Henry and Mairead Flynn who took part in the ISTA Junior Certificate Science Quiz 2018 in GMIT last Thursday, 26th of April. The girls performed extremely well representing Salerno and we are all very proud of them.
Connacht U15A Hockey final (Lupton Cup)
Friday 27th April 2018 Connacht U15A Hockey final (Lupton Cup) Salerno 0 - 0 Jes AET (Salerno win 4-1 on shootouts) The curtain came down on the schools hockey season with the final of the Connacht U15A competition for the Lupton Cup, played in sunny Dangan on Friday last. Our U15A squad were triumphant in a match that they dominated from start to finish but couldn't find the net during both both normal time and extra time. The game went to shootouts, which we won 4-1. It was just rewards for a team who went through the whole season unbeaten. The girls now qualify to take part in the Inagural U15/Minor All Ireland Championships which will take place in early September 2018. Squad: Ella Harte (GK), Grace Kavanagh (GK), Kate Henry (Capt), Sorcha McGinley, Eabha Mannion, Emma Dillon, Emily Butler, Sinead Burke, Ciara Dunne, Anna Costello, Leah Ruane, Aisling Saalman, Aisling Walsh, Amy Keenan, Andrea Lawless, Siofra McCormack, Olwyn Grace, Lauren Sharkey.
AIB Future Sparks
Senior cycle Business students, accompanied by Ms Young and Mr Devlin, kick started their careers today when they attended the AIB Future Sparks event in the RDS, Dublin last month. The girls attended Speed Sparking which was careers couching to highlight areas of interest for future jobs. They also sat in on some ‘fireside’ chats with industry heavyweights in areas such as media, music, sport, marketing, social media to name but a few. They met with marketing tycoon Marissa Carter, the female entrepreneur behind Cocoa Brown tan (the number one selling 1 hour tan in the world), Iseult Ward, the social entrepreneur behind Food Cloud, Kodaline and social media stars The Two Johnnies. They also got to meet recruiters from ESB, Canon, Microsoft, Cocoa Brown, Spun Out, Lidl and many more. There were so many fun carnival games and interactive virtual reality technologies available to use and also a silent disco.
Competition Entries for the National Youth Media Awards 2018
Transition Year students have entered this years Drugs.ie National Youth Media Awards 2018. They have submitted two posters and a video/animation entry. Check out their entries below. Best of luck girls! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mu2VrXMGZvw&feature=youtu.be http://www.uniqueschoolapp.ie/images/pdf/notification_pdf_27978_1.pdf
Tuesday 10th April 2018 1st Year hockey results Blackmore Shield Semi Final Salerno 0 - 2 Bower Our 1st year A squad bowed out of the Connacht 1st year competition at the semi final stage when they were defeated 2 - 0 by Our Lady's Bower from Athlone in the match played in Dangan Cahill Shield Semi Final Salerno 0 - 1 Jes Our 1st year B squad were defeated by the Jes in the Connacht semi final played in Dangan. U15 Hockey result Sweetnam Shield Semi Final Salerno 3 - 1 Ursuline College Sligo Our U15 B squad defeated Ursuline from Sligo in the Connacht semi final played in Dangan. The final will be played sometime over the next week or two. Thursday 12th April 2018 U15A Hockey (Lupton Cup) Semi Final Taylors Hill 0 - 5 Salerno Our U15A squad defeated Taylors Hill comprehensively in the semi final played in Taylors Hill. Goals from Aisling Walsh x 2, Aisling Saalman, Leah Ruane and Ciara Dunne meant we advance to play Jes in the final
KATE RUSSELL SENIOR HOCKEY ALL IRELAND CHAMPIONSHIP Kilkenny Thursday 22nd & Friday 23rd March 2018
Our Senior A hockey squad competed as Connacht champions in the premier schoolgirls hockey competition which was hosted by the champions of the South East, Kilkenny College. This two day tournament brings together the 5 regional champions who play in round robin format to decide the best team in the country. Thursday 22nd March Salerno 0 - 0 Mount Mercy College (Cork) In our first match of the tournament we faced the champions of Munster, Mount Mercy College. The first half was free flowing in which we created a number of chances and could have been a goal or two up at half time. The second half was dominated by Mount Mercy and in the end a draw was a fair result. Salerno 1 - 3 Rainey Endowed In our second match of the day, we faced the Ulster champions. The first half was an even affair with the score at half time 0 -0. In the second half, Rainey scored two goals off of short corners, we got one back with 5 mins to go and then took off our goalkeeper in order to have an extra outfield player. with a minute to go Rainey caught us on the break to score their third goal. Friday 23rd March Salerno 0 - 1 Loreto Foxrock In our third match of the tournament we faced the Leinster champions, Loreto Foxrock. In what was a tough game, the heroics of our defenders and goalkeeper Kate Matthews kept us in the game into well into the second half until Loreto scored from a short corner. Salerno 0 - 2 Kilkenny College In our and the last game of the tournament we faced the hosts and the favourities for the tournament, Kilkenny College. We were 1 - 0 down at half time and Kilkenny College added a second in the 2nd half to win the game and clinch the Kate Russell All Ireland title. Overall we were delighted with our performances over the two days in a tournament where the standard of hockey is so high. 13 of our squad are available for selection for senior hockey again next year. Squad: Kate Matthews (GK), Sarah McGath (GK), Sarah Dunleavy, Gillian Moran, Ciara Burke, Sarah Donohue, Clodagh Gaffney, Anna O'Hara, Ciara Keenan, Ruth McNulty, Jean Brennan, Katie Hosty, Sophie McNicholl, Sally Ann O'Malley (Capt), Ciara Murphy, Aoife Murphy, Rachel Dillon and Katie Grealis.
U17 Gaelic Football Team
Congratulations to Salerno's U17 Gaelic Football team who qualified for the cup final of the U17 Sweeney Oil Post-Primary School's Competition. The final will take place against Presentation, Headford on Thursday the 19th of April in Pearse Stadium. Best of luck to the girls.
Showjumping Interschools Competition April 2018
Salerno hosted the Interschools show jumping competition on Sunday 8th April. A great day was enjoyed by all. The event was organized by the Salerno equestrian team; the girls & their parents. Rosettes & prizes flowed We had 2 Novice teams which came 1st (Molly Stafford, Orlaith DeBairead, Katie Mulligan & Grainne Regan) and 4th (Kate Henry, Karly Tierney, Jennifer Naughton Boyle & Ciara Thornton). We also9 had an open team who came 3rd (Zara Herbert, Karly Tierney, Ella Gavin & Lily Rose Mackenzie). In the Novice individuals we had a 1st place for Salerno by Orlaith DeBairead, and in the 1.10m HSI Qualifer we had another 1st Year place for Salerno by Zara Herbert, qualifying her for the Interschools showjumping championships which will be held in Mullingar Equestrian Centre next weekend. We are one of the only schools in the West to host this event and we are very fortunate and thankful for all the school that entered.
Music Generation Limerick
Music Generation L C (@musgenlimerick) tweeted at 9:23 pm on Fri, Mar 16, 2018: Salerno Secondary School bringing us up the interval. #reachout #musicgeneration #limerick https://t.co/TygY55CJ3v (https://twitter.com/musgenlimerick/status/974758152897028096?s=03)
1st year Basketball Final
Hard luck to our 1st year Basketball team who got beaten by Calasanctius Oranmore today in the regional A final. Both teams still go to All Ireland playoffs on 28th and 29th of April in Limerick. Well done and best of luck to all involved.
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.