Maths Problem of Week Easter Egg Winners
A variety of student from 1St year to LC who won Easter Eggs for their maths problem solving skills
Over €200 was raised for Trocaire. 1st prize - Klaudia Tatol 5th Year 2nd prize - Rachel Nestor Finnerty 6th Year 3rd prize - Sofia Farron 1st Year Well done to our winners and thank you to everyone who bought a raffle ticket.
Salerno’s Emily Feeney Generosity of Spirit Award Winner 2019
Hannah Carr was the Leaving Cert student chosen this year by her class to win the annual Emily Feeney Generosity of Spirit Award. This award was inaugurated twelve years ago by the Feeney Family in honour of their daughter, Emily, a past student of Salerno who was recognised for her kindness, good humour and bravery in her battle with Cystic Fibrosis. Hannah too embodies these qualities and was awarded the honour yesterday in a ceremony in Salerno. Photo shows the winner, Hannah Carr, with Emily’s parents, Eileen and Jarlath Feeney.
National Parents' Council Seminar
The National Parents’ Council have asked us to pass on the following message regarding an upcoming seminar…. ‘In the competitive climate of the Irish educational system our young people need to learn what it means to have resilience. Who better to help them with this but parents and guardians, informed by those who daily work in the educational community. Equip yourselves with some of the insights and tools to assist your sons and daughters bounce back from difficulties and to enable them to achieve their full potential. They will help you to communicate with them and give practical advice to cope with the world they live in. This event is FREE but spaces are limited therefore pre-booking is recommended The NPCpp “ “Building Resilience” seminar DATE: 27th April 2019 PLACE: WIT Arena, Waterford. Parents, Teachers and all who work with teens, are welcome to join us as our speakers present the practical side of building resilience in our children and youth. This event is FREE but spaces are limited therefore pre-booking is recommended. To make sure of your seat book your ticket at:’ https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/national-parents-council-post-primary-tickets-59814171798.
Cycle Against Suicide - Student Council
Members of the Student Council attended the Cycle Against Suicide Concert in the 3 Arena today. They heard talks on issues such as living with depression, how to overcome dark thoughts and removing the stigma of mental health issues. They were given contact details for organisations which are there to help adolescents with their mental health. Guests spoke about overcoming horrific moments in their lives and delivered inspiring messages. Attendees were also entertained by acts such as Kodline and The Academic. Remember it’s ok not to feel ok and it’s absolutely ok to ask for help! Salerno Student Council
Pi Quiz Midlands Region Winners
The girls are the Pi Quiz Midlands Region Winners. The quiz was held in Marist college Athlone last Friday 5th April. Students from left to right: Laura Cassidy, Judith Sohn, Ellen Kennedy and Éadaoin Halligan .
Congratulations to captain Sinead Black and her team who competed in a Connacht Rugby blitz in Galwegians RFC. Cheered on by the coaches Ms Dixon and Mr Gill, the girls performed brilliantly in all four of their matches.
TY ISL Sign Language Awareness
TY ISL Sign Language classes raffled three Easter Eggs to raise awareness of and funds for Chime, the national charity for deafness and hearing loss. The money raised will be presented to David in Browne of Chime. Congratulations and well done to the three winners.
A Big THANK YOU to all the girls & parents who kindly donated clothing items for the ‘Cash for Clobber Fundraiser organised by the Parent’s Association this week!
Mental Health Ireland's Art and Photography Award 2019
Ella Kitt (TY Red) was shortlisted as a finalist in Mental Health Ireland’s Art and Photography award for her photo entry and received 2nd place! Ella, her mum, brother and her friends attended the awards evening in the wonderful St Patricks Cathedral in Dublin last Thursday 28thMarch. The evening consisted of a procession of the boys choir with a number of hymns and readings and the finalists art works exhibited. A lovely way to take in the lovely singing and cathedral acoustics and celebrate achievements. This is a fantastic achievement and who knows - it might be the beginning of something new for Ella! We are very proud of her achievement.
Last Reminder: Cash for Clobber
Parents/Guardians, Don't forget to fill those bags for 'Cash for Clobber'. You have until 11am tomorrow morning to get those unwanted or unused clothing items to school. Thank you for your support.
Victoria College and Salerno met for a great days hockey in Dangan.
Cash for Clobber
Parents/Guardians..... Don't forget to....... Clean out, clear out and throw out (into black bags or Cash for Clobber bags) your unwanted clothing items. Representatives from the Parents' Association will be in the school from 8.30 on Monday and Tuesday to take your donation. Thank You
Parent Information - April ADHD Talks
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Well done to our u14 badminton team who competed in the all Ireland’s in Gormanstown Co. Meath last week. They defeated Ulster but unfortunately lost out to Leinster and eventual winners Munster. Well done to Amy Lin, Isabelle Howard, Jade Fleming, Sophie Davitt and Kate Murphy.
Hard luck to our 1st year and 2nd year basketball teams who were beaten in the Minor and Junior West Regional Finals on Friday. Our 1st years are through to playoffs in UL arena on May 11th and 12th while our second years are through to a preliminary round.
Karate International Competition
Great weekend for two of our very own Salerno students with some great performances at The Pilatus Cup in Kriens in Switzerland on Saturday. Ailbhe Murphy and Rachel Dunleavy came first and second in their category after fighting each other in the Final. They both won all their fights in the previous rounds. We are delighted for both girls whose dedication over the past few months and years has paid off with a great result in the International Competition.
Congratulations to TYs and 5th years who received their Junior Cycle Profile of Achievement (JCPA) awards yesterday. Well done on all of your accomplishments.
TY Lego Master Building
Last Wednesday afternoon the Transition Year Students got a chance to build with a Lego Master Builder. It developed team building and great team communication skills in the Easter house build. A really wonderful day was had by all.
TY Atlantaquarium Trip
Atlantaquarium trip - last Wednesday the TY’s had a morning of investigation and dissection at the Galway Atlantaquarium, they were given a guided tour where they learned about our native fresh water and saltwater fish and other marine life. They got to feed salmon and mullet. They were also taught about the marine environment and how we all need to be responsible in the protection and sustainability of the natural habitat that is on our doorstep. After that they got a chance to dissect a Californian squid. This species is in plentiful supply so there was no danger of crashing the population from our budding environmentalists. They got to see the tentacles, the eye, the beak, their three hearts, gills and ink sack. The dissected squid were then collected for later feeding to the fish. Some of the TY girls took a leaf from their Be Brave mantra and got to touch the rays in the large pool along with shark and flat fish
Leaving Cert Art Trip
A snapshot of some of the L.Cert Art students who attended the Art History Study day at Nuns Island Theatre provided by The Galway Arts Centre last Friday.
Columban Schools Journalism competition 2019
`Congratulations to Ailbhe Murphy 5th yr whose article has been selected as the winning print entry in the Columban Schools Journalism competition 2019 on 'The Challenge of Climate Change'. The article will be published in the May/June issue of the Far East magazine. The winners have been announced on www.columbans.ie and www.columbancompetition.com as well as on social media. The awards will be presented in May by Dr Lorna Gold, Coordinator of the Laudato Sí Project for Trócaire and author of 'Climate Generation: Awakening to Our Children's Future'.
Connacht Badminton Competition
Well done to our badminton teams who competed in the Connacht competitions this week. Our u14Bs have made it through to the all Ireland’s next Wednesday and our u14Cs won the Connacht plate final. Well done to all involved.
Friday 15th March
It has come to our attention that some students intend to leave school tomorrow to partake in the 'Climate Change March for Young and Old'. The school is sending a representative group with staff to this event. If your daughter is not part of this group, normal attendance procedures applies. She may only leave the school with your permission.
Time for a Spring Clean - Cash for Clobber
Salerno parents council invites you to recycle your unwanted clothing and help raise funds for the school. All types of clothing are welcome: TOWELS, CURTAINS, HATS, BELTS, PAIRED SHOES, BAGS, T SHIRTS, SHIRTS, PANTS, JEANS,DRESSES,JUMPER, COATS, BED LINE (no pillows or duvets accepted) Just put all items into black bags or cash for clobber bags available in the school and drop them into the school on either 1st or 2nd April either during drop off or collection or indeed anytime during the day. One of the Parents Council will be there to gladly accept them. All items are recycled in Ireland.Thank you for your continued support.
COPE Christmas Day Swim
Salerno Student Council donated €470 to COPE from the Christmas Day swim. Lynia from COPE came to receive the cheque and wished to thank everyone who took part in the swim. The proceeds will be divided up among the different sections of COPE according to the wishes of the Students Council.
Congratulations to all the Salerno girls who took part in our recent Interschools event in Duffy’s Equestrian center . A big thank you to all who supported
GTI Open Day
Dear Parent(s), Guardian(s), Galway Technical College (GTI), are holding an Open Day for prospective students tomorrow, 5th March, from 10am - 4pm. Some students have expressed an interest in attending. If your daughter wishes to attend please let Ms Wade know by email or phone call to the school. Your daughter may make her own way to and from GTI. Ms Wade will be in attendance. Normal school rules around behaviour while representing the school will apply. However, it is not necessary that your daughter wear her school uniform. Yours Sincerely, Tracey Wade Guidance Counsellor
Pope John Paull II Award Students
A group of Salerno Secondary School students who are taking part in the Pope John Paul II Award. The girls received their training as Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist in the Pastoral Centre, Newtownsmith recently. Back Row Left to Right: Ailbhe Murphy, Ruth Scarry, Molly Hynes, Katie O’Keefe, Ruth Heffernan, Alannah Keane, Eimear Walsh. Front Row Left to Right: Sarah Maguire, Elizabeth McKenna, Lauren Heapes, Aoife Campbell, Grace Joyce. Missing from Photo: Lucy Keady.
5th Year Paris Tour 2019
Forty eight Fifth Year students, along with six of their teachers spent four fabulous days in the City of Love over the February Mid-Term break. The city was bathed in sunshine for the whole trip and the girls enjoyed visits to Disneyland Paris, the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame, Monmartre, The Palace of Versailles, the Louvre, the Musee D'Orsay, a seine river cruise and a rather large shopping centre! Organisers, Miss Dunleavy and Ms Howley commend the girls for their excellent behaviour and hope they will have lasting memories of a wonderful city and a wonderful trip.
Reminder: Tuesday 5th March
Just a reminder that school will be finishing at 1.10pm on Tuesday 5th March to facilitate a Child Protection Inservice.