Money Smarts Competition
Leaving cert and TY students attended a financial well-being day held in the Clayton Hotel. It was run by the Bank of Ireland. Students also took part in a Money Smarts competition. It was a thoroughly enjoyable day for all.
Salerno Parents' Council Fundraiser
Salerno Parents' Association Fundraiser - We need you to donate your old clothes. Why not do a cleanout and put your clothes in a black refuse sack and bring into Salerno on the 11th, 12th or 13th November. The more bags that are filled = more weight = more fundraising for the school. Please see pdf attached for items that are accepted. https://c4a8beab431d53bf4a4b-355874e6fb3839f611697a8f3f48c1ad.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/5117_20191106121216.pdf
Past Pupil Author Deirdre Sullivan
Past Pupil Deirdre Sullivan has had her most recent publication Perfectly Preventable Deaths, shortlisted for the Irish Book Awards. Her last book, Tangleweed and Brine', won an Irish Book Award for Best Young Adult Book of the Year 2017. To vote for Deirdre please go to https://www.irishbookawards.irish/ and click on The Vote Page.
Reminder: No School on Wednesday 6th November
Just a gentle reminder that there is no school for students on Wednesday 6th November due to a JCT Training Day for staff.
Topflight Schools Hockey Tournament Oct 2019
Well done to our Senior A Hockey Squad who competed in the Topflight schools hockey tournament in Glasgow on the 27th & 28th October. In our group matches we beat Kelso 3-1, beat Teresians 2-0, lost to Glasgow academy 0-4, lost to Banbridge academy 0-3 and drew 1-1 with RGS Newcastle. In the 7th/8th place play off we drew 1-1 with Dalriada but lost on subsequent shootouts.
Reminder: School to finish early on Thursday
Just a reminder that school will finish at 3.05pm due to the 3rd Year Parent Teacher Meeting on Thursday 24th October.
Poetry Aloud 2019
Huge congratulations to all those who participated in today's Poetry Aloud Regional heats which Salerno hosted today. Elsa Nicola-Sofei from First Year advances to the Semi-Finals in the National Library in November.
Hockey trip to Sligo
Great hockey trip to Sligo with U16 teams. Griffin team beat UCS 4 - 0 and Howley team won 2 - 0
Congratulations to our first years Ava McCarthy and Caitriona O'Neill . Both represented the school last Friday in Ennis and did us proud ! Well done girls !!
TY Social Outreach
TY Yellow hosted grandparents for an afternoon of tea and entertainment, as part of their Social Outreach programme.
1st Year Home Economics - Sock Puppet Creations
1st Year Home Economics - Sock Puppet Creations
Sports Results Friday 11th October
Gaelic Football Our U14 squad (which is made up of 1st years only) played their first match this Wednesday 9th October, they defeated St Brigids Loughrea 6-11 to 1-2, Our Junior squad played Presentation Headford on Thursday 10th October and the match ended in a draw. Soccer Our 1st year Futsal squad take part in the post primary Galway schools on Thursday 10th October in NUIG. They played Taylors Hill, Merlin College and St Endas in the group stages, finishing top of the group by defeating Taylors and St Endas twice and beating Merlin once and drawing with them in the 2nd game. In the final we defeated Colaiste Mhuire Ballygar 2-1. The girls now go onto the Connacht finals as Galway champions which will be played in Sligo IT on Wednesday 20th November
Early Finish tomorrow
Staff meeting tomorrow Tuesday 8th, class finishes at 2.40pm for all students. Afterschool study to begin at 3pm.
NUIG Open Day for Leaving Certs
Leaving Cert students attended the NUI Galway open day on the 4th of October. They attended talks from the various schools in the university and were given tours of the engineering and nursing buildings.
Junior Cert Results Day
Congratulations to all our Junior Cert students today who received their Junior Cert results.
Salerno Heskin Cup Winners 2019
Yesterday, (Thursday 3rd Oct), our Senior A hockey squad won the Heskin Cup tournament on goal difference from the Jes. On a wet and windy day in Dangan they beat Ursuline Sligo 2-0, drew with Jes 1-1 & beat Taylors 4-0 to claim the title.
Well done to Transition Year students, Mr. Gill, Mr. Stephens, Ms. Lee and Ms. Byrnes for organising our schools "Ireland Day". The TY's learned the authentic haka and performed it for all students while the school staff performed "Ireland's Call". They also took part in rugby drills and ended this morning watching Ireland win. Thanks to all for support.
Hockey - Howley Squads
Well done to all the girls on the Howley Squads who had a very successful day in Sligo on Wednesday. Against the Mercy Secondary School they won 3 out of their 4 matches. Congrats to everyone who played.
Orange Weather Alert
In light of the Orange Weather Alert for Thursday afternoon (3rd October) - After school study is cancelled for ALL year groups.
Junior Cert Results
On Friday 4th October the Junior Cert results will be issued to every school in Ireland. Salerno students can pick up their results from 10am on Friday morning in the school. We ask that they come to the school at 10am to pick up their results. They do not have to wear their uniform. There is no school for Transition Year students on that day however school is as normal for 5th Year students on Friday. We wish the best of luck to all the students on Friday.
Artistic Gymnastics World Championships
Good luck to Kate Molloy who was successful in selection to represent Gymnastics Ireland at the Artistic Gymnastics World Championships in Stuttgart. The selected National Team members are now in Stuttgart and will return on 6th October. We wish Kate and her teammates the very best as they compete at this level.
Mission Month October 2019
Pope Francis has called October 2019 an Extraordinary Month of mission. We are all called to reach out and share God’s love and make a difference. Our mission could be a simple act of kindness like visiting a neighbour or something bigger like volunteering with a local charity. During this month we pray for overseas missionaries and all who give of their time and effort to help those less fortunate. We think and pray especially for Sr Rose, a past staff member of Salerno and a member of the Jesus and Mary Sisters. Sr Rose has devoted her life to bringing good news to the people of Haiti, one of the poorest countries in the world. Sr Rose works closely with the very poor people of Haiti and encourages independence in each one by allowing the skills and talents of the Haitians be recognised. Some are very skilled at handcrafts, including card making, paintings and other craft goods. One example of the generosity of Sr Rose and the people of Haiti is that they have sent us handmade crucifixes in keeping with the message of good news and the colourful community that is Haiti. There is one for each classroom. They will be a reminder that “in each of us there is a piece of good news” and we are called to share this good news and to make a difference.
LC Art Trip
The Leaving Art class headed up to Dublin on Thursday 26th September to visit the art museum with Ms. Flaherty.
Hair for Rapunzel
Well done to Emma O'Connor who cut 14 inches off her hair yesterday for the Rapunzel charity and also raised an amazing €200 for them too.
Opening School Mass
Salerno Opening School Mass September 27th 2019
Student Council 2019
The votes are in and counted.... here are the results of the Student Council Election 2019 First year: Aoibhín Deasy and Alison Joyce. Second year: Sharon Echefu and Alana Donovan Third year: Aoife O'Dea and Róise Naughton TY: Andrea Shaughnessy and Nicole Daly Fifth year: Ellen Mc Carthy and Lorretta Ojo Sixth year: Lorna O'Callaghan, Eimear Walsh and Mia Fitzgerald Congrats to all the nominees.
Leaving Cert Prefects 2019-20 Head Girl-Ella Moloney Deputy Head Girl- Grace Joyce Leaving Cert Prefect Lucy Keady,Alex Casburn,Aisling Connaughton,Anna Conneally,Mia Fitzgerald,Lisa Folan,Ava Francis,Lauren Heapes,Ruth Heffernan,Molly Hynes,Aine Keaveney,Ebun Lofinmakin,Sarah Maguire,Lucy Martin,Elizabeth McKenna,Molly O’Connor,Tessa O’Halloran,Katie O’Keefe,Alison Walsh,Eimear Walsh and Gillian Walsh
There will be a meeting for all those interested in equestrian this Thursday (Sept 26th ) in the Galway Bay Hotel at 8 pm . New members welcome!
1st Year/5th Year Buddies
The 1st Years were introduced to their 5th Year buddy today.
Monday 23rd - Phone Issues
Due to the lightning on Saturday, the school phone lines are out of order. We hope to have this issue rectified as soon as possible.