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.
SEAI One Good Idea Campagin
SEAI One Good Idea campaign video for Salerno Secondary School's Green Monopoly board game. The board game teaches children from the ages of 7-9 about how to protect their environment in the choices they make during their daily routines such as conserving water when brushing their teeth. The video is now live on: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuumdKzxHP6hMerVhdJP3Qg
Galway U14s Football.
Congratulations to Eábha Baird (First Year) who has been selected for the Galway U14 panel for 2019.
Maths & Physics Competition
Salerno Secondary School: Congratulations to Laura Cassidy, Ellen Kennedy, Judith Sohn and Saoirse Philpott and their teachers, Jane Keenan and Mark Halton, who came first place in the Western Region problem solving competition in Maths and Physics. The competition took place in NUI Galway on Thursday 24th January. This is the first time that an all female team has won this regional round. The students will compete in the national final taking place in Athlone in March.
TY's and Scoil Ide
Transition Year students invited 3rd class pupils from Scoil Ide to participate in a fun PE class last week.
Criminal Courts Dublin
On Monday last TY Red has their trip to the Criminal Courts and the Four Courts in Dublin. They met with a barrister who explained his career path and the mechanics of the Irish justice system. TY Red also took part in a mock trial. Their acting skills from the musical came in handy here! The jury decided the defendant was guilty and the judge handed down a fine.
South Connacht Cross country
Well done to Aoibhe Joyce who competed in a bitterly cold cross coutry event yesterday in Loughrea. She came 4th in the minor girls event. Aoibhe now qualifies for the Connacht finals which take place on the 16th of February. Best of luck Aoibhe.
Our junior doubles pair Shonagh Mitchell and Emily Walshe competed in the county handball competition today in Salthill. They played a great game but unfortunately were defeated by a tougher and older team from An Spideal.
Reminder: Information Night for TY & 3rd Years only
The information night for TY's and 3rd Years is on in Salerno on the 29th January at 7pm. Tea/Coffee will be served beforehand.
Reminder: Tuesday 29th January
Just a quick reminder that school will finish at 2.40pm on Tuesday 29th January 2019.
1st & 2nd Year Basketball
Our first day out ended with success for both our 1st and 2nd year teams against St. Endas 1st Year Girls A vs. St. Enda's Salerno 28 - Endas 27 2nd Year Girls A vs. St. Endas Salerno 37 - Endas 28
Lets Get Physical 2019