Salerno's at home PE plan
Please see attached details of Ms. Hogan's PE Plan for the whole Salerno community. Keep active to stay fit physically and mentally. https://c4a8beab431d53bf4a4b-355874e6fb3839f611697a8f3f48c1ad.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/3352_20200326102351.pdf
A message from Sr. Angela
During these extraordinary times when we are unable to be in school, help us to face all this time brings with strength, courage and resilience. May we gift each other with hope, love, positivity and prayer. Oh, give us pleasure in the flowers to-day; And give us not to think so far away As the uncertain harvest; keep us here All simply in the springing of the year. Oh, give us pleasure in the orchard white, Like nothing else by day, like ghosts by night; And make us happy in the happy bees, The swarm dilating round the perfect trees. And make us happy in the darting bird That suddenly above the bees is heard, The meteor that thrusts in with needle bill, And off a blossom in mid air stands still. For this is love and nothing else is love, The which it is reserved for God above To sanctify to what far ends He will, But which it only needs that we fulfill. Robert Frost
President of Ireland
Following his consideration and signing of the Health (Preservation and Protection and other Emergency Measures in the Public Interest) Bill 2020, President Michael D. Higgins has released the following statement: “As President, I am urging all citizens, given the emergency of our situation in relation to the grave challenge to our public health, to respond in a generous way to the Health Service Executive’s advice on measures to alleviate the spread of Covid19. These new health and social measures may be difficult for many but they affect us all and we are at a point now when a person’s actions have consequences not only for themselves but for all in society. Irresponsible individual action puts all at risk. We must draw on our strengths now. Intergenerational solidarity has been one of the greatest resources of contemporary Irish society. Future generations, it is my belief, will look back at this critical time and I hope that they will be proud of how we as a society rose to the challenges together, with different generations taking account of one another. As President, I have such appreciation for, and deeply value the connection I have experienced with, young people around the country. I appeal to these young people to spread the word among their friends of the importance of that which we have been asked to do. In every generation there will be exceptions to what is being sought in the public interest. Let us hope that we have seen the end of such behaviour which puts all of us at risk. Many of the older people, of whose generation Sabina and I are a part, and to whom I have spoken, have been very appreciative of the large numbers of young people who are helping them, and that such assistance is offered in such a caring way that addresses issues of our older citizens that go far beyond the delivery of necessary groceries or food. Those older people who have been helped have felt a connection within society, a sense of a bond that is being strengthened rather than weakened. Older people as well as being grateful for how they have been helped have spoken of how they have welcomed the sight of young people who have given them such hope for the Ireland that is to come.”
Irish Translators' and Interpreters' Association (ITIA) Competition
The Irish Translators’ and Interpreters’ Association (ITIA) was set up in 1986 and is the only professional association in Ireland representing the interests of practising translators and interpreters. Following the successful competition over the last four years, the ITIA is once again organising a translation competition for secondary school students in Ireland. Students are asked to translate an excerpt from a novel or short story from one of the following languages into English: French, Chinese (Mandarin), German, Irish, Italian, Polish, Japanese or Spanish. A prize of €100 will be awarded to the best translation for each language. Details of the competition and the texts for translation are on the ITIA website at: https://www.translatorsassociation.ie/itia-translation-competition-2020/ If you require further information please contact the ITIA at: email@example.com
CJ Fallon (https://my.cjfallon.ie/dashboard/student-resources/?levels=0&classes=0&subjects=0&serieses=0&booktitles=0&types%5B0%5D=Book+Sample) EDCO (https://edcolearning.ie/) and Folens (https://www.folensonline.ie/registration/?r=t) have made ALL of their books and resources free to EVERYONE (parents, teachers and students). Also, an Irish app called Pocket Papers has past papers and marking schemes for all subjects but it also has other features like log tables. Teachers/ students can download it from their App Store. Here is the link to the apple App Store: https://apps.apple.com/ie/app/pocket-papers-lc-jc/id1013587533
A message from Sr Gerarda
These are undoubtedly very difficult times for individuals and families and circumstances across the school community vary. For some, these days will be devastating, for others, inconvenient and for many a testing time for relationships. Let us take some strength from the knowledge that we are all in this together .It is unchartered ground and we must put our faith in the experts and be guided by them. We can also call on our God to give us strength during these days. I welcome the decision by the Department to cancel the Oral examinations for Leaving Cert students. This will, I hope, go some way to alleviate the uncertainty and anxiety the students must feel around their exams. I thank my staff for their diligent work around creating online learning supports for their classes and I acknowledge the difficulties faced by those who are working from home while trying to mind children of all ages. We will update the school website and App with necessary information when relevant. Do remember, these days will pass, and there may come a time again when we would wish to be at home with time and our families. So try to make the most of them. Enjoy each other and take time for yourself. Take care and God bless, Sr Gerarda
Salerno Stars - Update
It is with regret that we have taken the decision to postpone, indefinitely, Thursday’s Salerno Stars’ show. In order to play our part in attempting to minimise the effect of the coronavirus outbreak and protect our community, we feel that it would be inappropriate to hold an event in an external venue where upwards of 1,000 people would be gathered. We apologise for the disappointment. All monies will be refunded.
Well done to Judith Sohn, Isabelle Howard, Chloe Kaoy and Amy Lin who are the Connacht u19 badminton champions. They are now through to the post primary schools All-Ireland’s in Gormanstown on 25th of March.
The Transition Year's are getting 'ahead' of the crowd this year. They enjoyed a millinery workshop with Suzie Mahoney - making fascinators and head pieces. They are now occasion ready.
Congratulations to all the girls who participated in the Salerno equestrian show last Sunday in Duffys Equestrian. Well done to our 2 novice teams who were placed in 2nd and 3rd place . A huge congratulations to our open team who were placed 1st. Team members Karly, Zara and Molly put in an amazing performance to beat two other very strong teams. Well done girls on an amazing speed round. Big congrats also to our 2 first years Anna and Ava who were placed 2nd and 3rd respectively in the novice individual class (having already been placed in the team event. Thank you to all the sponsors and a very special thank you to the parents because without their support we could not hold the show.
1st Year Talk - Tuesday 3rd March
Just a reminder that Sr. Maria's rescheduled Talk for 1st Year Parents is on tomorrow, Tuesday 3rd March at 7.30pm sharp.
Blaithin Murphy (3rd Year), Isabel Burke (3rd year) and Laura Burke (1st year) are playing bridge in the Schools' Pairs Competition this evening Friday 28th February in the Galway Bridge Centre. Good luck ladies.
Coronavirus - Update for Schools
Please see attached information just received from the Department of Education from the HSE regarding the Coronavirus. https://c4a8beab431d53bf4a4b-355874e6fb3839f611697a8f3f48c1ad.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/2946_20200228093118.pdf
All roads lead to Duffy's Equestrian this Sunday for our Salerno Equestrian Show. Best of luck to all of our girls taking part ...support welcome!
Salerno Stars 2020
The second Salerno Stars Talent Show is coming up in Leisureland on Thursday 12th of March showcasing talent from Salerno’s first years up to Leaving Certs and special staff appearances too. Tickets are available in Salerno from Thursday the 5th of March at 1.10pm on a first come first served basis - €15 per adult, €10 per student or 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.
Congratulations to all the girls who competed last Friday in Ower Equestrian. Novice team was placed third while Ava,Anna,Isabel and Karly secured individual placings . Well done girls. Attention now turns to our Salerno show which will take place next Sunday in Duffys Equestrian. Best of luck to all .
Reschedule: Sr. Maria's talk for 1st Year Parents
Due to unforeseen circumstances the First Year Parents' Talk due to take place in Salerno tomorrow, Tuesday, is postponed until the following Tuesday, March 3rd. Apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.
Reminder: Application forms for Transition Year September 2020 are due back into the office by Wednesday 26th February.
5th Year Subject Choice Forms
A reminder to parents of students going into 5th year in September 2020, that subject choice forms must be returned to Ms Donnellan by Wednesday the 26th of February. Thank you.
Reminder: 1st Year Talk
Just a reminder that Sr. Maria's Talk for 1st Year Parents is on Tuesday 25th February at 7.30pm sharp.
Salerno Golf Classic 2020
Galway Golf Club - Friday 3rd April. Please see attached poster for details. https://c4a8beab431d53bf4a4b-355874e6fb3839f611697a8f3f48c1ad.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/8019_20200212091117.pdf https://c4a8beab431d53bf4a4b-355874e6fb3839f611697a8f3f48c1ad.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/4557_20200212091114.pdf
Reminder - 5th Year Students only
Class for all 5th Years on Thursday 13th February until 12.30. 5th Years do not have to wear their uniform. 5th Year Students not going on the tour will finish class at 12.30 on the Thursday and have a day off on Friday 14th February.
Brilliant at bridge
A wonderful achievement by one of our 3rd year students, Isabel Burke, who has been selected to represent Ireland for the Junior Home Internationals (Camrose). Isabel will play in Wales with her partner during the weekend of Feb 14th-16th next. We wish them the very best of luck.
Public Speaking NUIG
Congratulations to Ms O'Donoghue and the 2nd Year team of Public Speakers who came 2nd out of 8 schools participating in the Women Graduates' Association NUIG, Public Speaking Competition. Pictured, Margaret O’Dwyer, Una O’Donoghue, Poppy Wynne, Bronagh O’Flaherty and Laoise Finnerty.
Reminder: Monday 10th February
Just a reminder that there is no school for students on Monday 10th February . Staff attending training day.
Student Council - Climate Change Debate
Members of the Salerno Student Council and a cross section of students spent their day off in St Endas attending a debate on climate change with local candidates of the main political parties. Questions were posed on the topic of climate change (or lack there of) in manifestos, traffic and sustainability in Galway, marine and agricultural policy reform. The day was very informative and enjoyed by all.