A Summer Prayer
Long warm days... The pace of life slows... A time for picnics and rest in the shade... Lord, help me to rest awhile in the cooling shade of your presence. Slow down my restless heart and fill me with gentle compassion for all your people. Amen. - Author unknown
Reminder: Pre-loved Uniform Sale
Salerno Parents Council are holding a used uniform sale at Salerno Secondary School on Saturday 3rd June 2017 from 10.00 to 11.00, note time change, and would appreciate your support. Any further donations of laundered uniforms for resale can be dropped to the school from 9.00am on Saturday. The sale will be held in the front hall of the school. All proceeds are in aid of equipment for the sports hall.
Claudine Thevenet Award
The feast of St. Claudine, foundress of Jesus & Mary Sisters, is celebrated on February 3rd. In Salerno, we mark the day with a special prayer service. The Sacred Space is dedicated to St. Claudine and a special gift is given to all students. First Year students learn about the life and teachings of St. Claudine and her desire to make God known to all. They then reflect on what they learned and create a piece of art to symbolise Claudine's message. Some of this art includes stories, paintings, photography and pottery. A prize is given to the student whose work best portrays the spirit of Claudine. Prizes were awarded to the following students: Judith Sohn F1, Lucy Best C1, Mia Banerjee R1, Aoife Conneely G1 The overall winner was Emily Butler in Group 1. Well done to all the First Years.
Salerno U13 Gaelic Football Champions
Congratulations to the Salerno U13 Gaelic Football Team who won the shield in the Galway U13 Post-Primary School's Championship on Tuesday, the 23rd of May. Salerno defeated Ard Scoil Mhuire, Ballinasloe in a tense final in Pearse Stadium. Congratulations to Laura Kelly who won player of the match.
Congratulations to Molly Hynes
Congratulations to Molly Hynes (third year), member of the Galway U16 Gaelic Football Team who won the U16 Connacht Final against Roscommon on Friday, 19th of May.
Fundraising Bake Sale
A huge thank you to all who supported us in our Bake Sale for our Past Pupil Nicola Lavin (Glynn). We were overwhelmed by the support and donations we received. We presented Nicola’s husband Ronan with a cheque for €3,200 last Monday. Congratulations to the group of 5th Year John Paul II Award students who took on the project. Nicola is now a step closer to her target of €23,000 because of your hard work. Well done girls.
SAVE THE DATE - Salerno Annual Golf Classic
The Salerno Annual Golf Classic will take place on the 15th September 2017. Enter a team / Sponsor a tee box / Donate a prize. For more information please contact - Ollie Moran 086-2581383 Don Colleran 087-2454665 Monique Murphy 087-2664817 Marie Flannery 086-0538818
Connacht U18 Golf
Megan Harty TY has been selected to represent Connacht U18 Golf panel. Interpros will take place on the 10th -13th July 2017. They are being held in Shannon Golf Club. Congratulations and Good Luck Megan from everyone in Salerno!
Pre Loved Salerno Uniform Sale
Pre-loved Uniform Sale Salerno Parents Council are holding a used uniform sale at Salerno Secondary School on Saturday 3rd June 2017 from 10.30 to 12.30 and would appreciate all donations of laundered uniforms for resale. Uniforms can be dropped to the school from Wednesday 31 May 2017. 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.
2nd Year Science Class Competition
Ms. Martins 2nd Year Science class , displaying models of nerve cells. Thank you to our two judges - Ms.Hogan & Ms. Daly who judged our competition and awarded the top prize to Katie Grealis, Lauren McDonagh and Francessa Woods for their Display. Well done ladies!
Gaelic Connacht Finals 2017
Congratulations to Laura Kelly (first year) who played on the Galway U14 Gaelic Football Team who won the Connacht U14 Final and the All-Ireland U14 Blitz Final recently. Best of Luck to Molly Hynes (third year), member of the Galway U16 Gaelic Football Team who will play in the U16 Connacht Final against Roscommon on Friday, 19th of May.
National FIG Championships
Kate Molloy and Jane Heffernan were part of the National FIG Team 2017 who were crowned champions 2 years in a row they had stiff competitions from teams all over Ireland. Jane and Kate are first year students in Salerno
Europe Day in NUIG
The TYs, Mr Fogerty's Economics class and Ms Young's Business class attended an event in NUIG on Monday to celebrate Europe Day. They got to taste some international delights from countries such as Poland and Croatia to name a few. They also got to meet the Vice President of the European Commission, Mairead McGuinness and Sinn Fein member Matt Carthy. A great day was had by all.
Super Science Month
The TY Physical Science group invited our feeder school Scoil Ide to partake in a 'hands-on' science class - called 'Super Science'!.. The primary school students made everything from a density column, to a speaker system and even a bomb!. Primary schools will be partaking in 'Super Science' every Friday in May
Salerno U15 All-Ireland Champions
Congratulations to our U15 Salerno basketball players who have won the U15 All-Ireland Championship today in the Basketball Arena in Tallaght. It was a nail biting finish with the final score of 32-30 against Rathmore, Killarney. Well done to both teams.
Maths Problem of the Week - Easter Winners!
Maths problem of week Easter winners. Well done ladies.
All - Ireland Maths Olympics
Congratulations to Rachel Hickey and Alocin Murphy, both in 2nd Year, who qualified for the All Ireland Pangea Maths Final! Pangea is a competition organised in 16 European countries and now for the fourth time being held in Ireland. The Maths Olympics is a fun and challenging competition for students. We wish them the very best of luck as they travel to Trinity College this Saturday to compete in the final.
Student Council's International Lunch Day
Well done to Salerno Student Council and the international students in Salerno for their contribution today's International Lunch. We had tempting dishes from Thailand, Nigeria, Germany, Libya, Italy, Serbia, India, China, America, Trinidad and many more. It was a huge success and we raised money to go towards a new hot drinks machine
An Easter Prayer
May the glory and the promise of this joyous time of year bring peace and happiness to you and those you hold most dear. And may Christ our risen saviour always be there by your side to bless you most abundantly and be your loving guide. Amen.
THE NUTCRACKER Come celebrate 30 years of the Regina Rogers School of Ballet as we bring the world's most famous ballet The Nutcracker to life in the Town Hall Theatre Galway on April 7th and 8th. Salerno students Ruth Scarry, Zara Murphy and Sarah Kelly will be featuring in this performance. Our production promises to be visually stunning to Tchaikovsky's beautiful music and a real treat for audiences both young and old! There will be three performances including a matinee on Saturday 8th. Tickets on sale now from the Town Hall.
2nd year Basketball All-Ireland play offs
Hard luck to our 2nd year basketball team who narrowly lost out on a place in the All-Ireland semi-finals. They played three matches in Glenbeig Co.Kerry, winning two and losing one by a point. Well done to all the girls in their great achievements to date and best of luck to them in their u15 all Ireland semi-final, which takes place on the 9th of May in the National Basketball Arena Tallaght.
LC Chemistry Workshop
Leaving Certs enjoying 'Spectroscopy in a Suitcase' - a workshop sponsered by RSC & NUIG
Well done to Ms Daly and Ms Young's Young Social Innovators!! Three groups, M&M's, Something Fishy and Speaking for those who don't have a voice, took the stage in the Hudson Bay,Athlone to tell the judge of their projects, their passion and what they have done to solve the issues.
Transition Year Gaisce students walking the western way in Connemara - 15 degrees sunshine, suncream & sunglasses !
Build a Bank
Well done to Bank Busters on getting through to the regional finals of AIBs build a bank challenge. The girls established their bank in Salerno with the help of mr Fogarty and John, their student officer. They have set up 42 accounts so far
1st and 2nd year Basketball Finals
Well done to our 1st year girls who won the regional Basketball final beating Claregalway community school. Team captain Hannah King now leads the team to the All Ireland playoffs. Our second years were unlucky today against Gort community school in their final. Captain Lisa Blaney leads here team to the prelim matches that will hopefully then get them through to the playoffs as well.
Maths Problem of the Week winner
Eimear Walsh Form 3 winner of last 3 weeks rollover . The onnly person who solved it! Well done Eimear
Maths Problem of the Week Winners
Hannah Carr in TY1 & Diana Tikhomirova group 2 Congratulations ladies
Ty at Crospon Engineering for Engineering Week
All TY students visited Crospon Engineering today. Students met various types of engineers, observed products, software and exciting examples of engineering in practice.
Salerno Interschools Show Jumping Competition
Salerno Galway welcomed 16 teams to their Interschools Show Jumping competition held in Duffys Equestrian Centre on March 5th. A fun, friendly and very welcoming show was hosted by the Salerno students, their teachers and families. 12 teams battled out the Novice Team event. Calasanctious headed the home team in a tight jump off to take the trophy for the 3rd year running. Salerno jumped superbly in the Novice Individual competition, they took home 1st & 3rd place, with 2nd won by Presentation College Athenry. The Open Team event was won by an in form Calasanctious team. Suzanna Scanlon from Seamount College enjoyed her first Interschools show and brought home first prize in both the Open Individual and 1.10m HSI Premier Class. We hope she will become a regular on the Interschools circuit. The Salerno crew looked after all their visitors with their café full of home baking treats. Rosette winners were given Easter eggs to munch on their way home.
NUIG Engineering Week
The Engineering Event that the girls went to today in NUIG is part of a series of events to celebrate the naming of the building after Alice Perry, the first female engineering graduate anywhere in the British Isles. Alice graduated from NUI Galway in 1906. Student Engineers were on hand to demonstrate their work and projects.
Salerno fans preping for the Big Game tomorrow!
As the days are leading up to the Big Hockey Game tomorrow, the atmosphere has been electric here in Salerno. The "fans" have been prepping for the game with their display signs which has been creating an exciting buzz in the school. Best of Luck to both teams! May the best school win! #Sal 4 Cup
NUIG Engineering Society - Energy Week Competition
As part of Energy Week, the NUIG Engineering Society held an energy poster competition. Three of our Salerno students brought home 1st, 2nd and 3rd prize in the competition. Xiao Yin Redmond - 1st Prize, Aoife Campbell - 2nd Prize and Christiana Aina - 3rd Prize. Congratulation ladies!