Jingle All the Way
The Transition Year students enjoyed a festive mystery tour today involving the Santa Train, 'Home Alone', and Ice skating.
St. Vincent de Paul Christmas Food Hamper Collection
As Christmas approaches, we are hoping to fill hampers for the St. Vincent de Paul Society. These will be distributed by the St Vincent de Paul in Galway. Boxes will be in the front hall until Monday, December 16th (collection date). Your support and generosity is greatly appreciated. Leaving certs - Toiletries (Shower gel, soap, toothpaste etc.) 5th year - Breakfast cereals, pasta, rice Transition year - Minerals, tea, coffee, hot chocolate and sugar Junior Certs - Tins of fruit and vegetables. Tins or packets of soup and Jam 2nd Years - Cakes ,buns, biscuits and crackers 1st years - Sweets, chocolates, crisps and bars
Transition Year students attempting to solve the JFK assassination in a forensic workshop today.
TY Musical "Back to the 80's"
Students from Salerno on stage in The Town Hall for their production of 'Back to the 80s'. Under the direction of Ursula Owens, Kenneth Kennedy and Carmel Doolan, the Transition Year students took to the stage for a sell out show this week.
Congratulations to Team Salerno
Congratulations to team Salerno who had an amazing day in Ower equestrian. 1st place went to our novice team (Ava McCarthy ,Laoise Maughan and Caitiona O Neill )all first year students . 3rd place went to our Open team ( Karly Tierney and Katie Mulligan ) . Karly was also placed 1st in the open individual. Caitiona O Neill qualified for year end final in 90cm EII class ...fantastic results girls well done.
U19a Regional Basketball Finals
Well done to our u19 team captained by Ellie Lydon who had a super win against St Louis of Kiltimagh in the regional semi final on Friday 29th. It was a close game with Salerno edging out a win with a score of 37-33. The team then went on to play a very strong St Endas team and unfortunately lost out with a final score of 51-30. They now qualify for the All Ireland playoffs in January. Well done to all involved.
Pope John Paul II Awards
Well done to all our Leaving Certificate girls who received their Pope John Paul II Award. The ceremony took place in the College Chapel and was attended by Bishop Brendan Kelly.
Well done Rachel
Rachel O'Flaherty, 1st yr student, with her written response from Leo Varadkar regarding a request she submitted by post for more dustbins in the Salthill area.
Congratulations to all the girls who competed in Claremorris on Sunday last . They did amazing and brought home many prizes. All competitors were placed in the top 3 in their various disciplines. Well done to Caitriona O'Neill (1st year ) who competed in Ower Equestrian on Sunday in the Dressage Ireland Regional Competition. Caitriona was placed 4th. Well done to all.
Reminder: School to finish early on Wednesday
Just a quick reminder that school will finish at 3.05pm on Wednesday 27th November due to the Leaving Cert Parent Teacher Meeting.
JC Business Studies Awards
Congratulations to Aoibhe Murray, Katie Mc Cairn, Ciara Dunne, Andrea Shaughnessy, Ellen Kennedy who received their award for outstanding grades in Junior Cycle Business Studies from NUIG and the Business Studies Teachers Association (BSTAI). They are part of a small number of students (1.8%) across the country who achieved a Distinction in the new Junior Cycle Business exam. On behalf of the Salerno Business department - Well done ladies!
HOWLEY HOCKEY FINAL
Heartbreaking defeat for Saleno Howley team who were beaten by Calasanctius in penalty shuttles in Dangan. Salerno u16 B team were playing the Calasanctius A team and held them to a scoreless draw which was a great achievement. Having been beaten in the league match 3 - 1 by the same team Salerno played the best hockey they have played this season having 70% possession throughout the 60 minutes of play and were very unlucky not to have scored. Outstanding in midfield were Eimear Burke and Lauren Beatty and in the back line Isobel Sandys . A fantastic performance by a great team and a big thank you to all the girls who came too support
Galway City Comhairle na nÓg AGM
Members of the Student Council attended the Galway City Comhairle na nÓg AGM. They took part in workshops which focused on budgeting and financial wellbeing, mental health and having a voice. They watched presentations from their peers along with guest speakers from various organisations.
Shoebox Appeal 2019
A huge thank you to all those who participated in collecting an incredible 462 shoe boxes this year on behalf of the Team Hope Christmas Shoe box Appeal.
Reminder: Wednesday 20th November
School will finish for students at 12.30 on Wednesday 20th November. This is to facilitate a staff meeting providing support for the school as Salerno has been chosen as 1 of 10 post primary schools in Ireland to pilot The Wellbeing Policy Statement and Framework for Practice model. This is being rolled out in conjunction with the Department of Education and Skills, National Educational Psychological Service, Professional Development Service for Teachers and Junior Cycle for Teachers.
Pope John Paul Students from Salerno Secondary School who trained as Ministers of the Eucharist
Pope John Paul Students from Salerno Secondary School who trained as Ministers of the Eucharist. Front Row: L-R Ciara O’Connor, Kate Henry, Ellen McCarthy, Susan Morton, Mia Conneely, Aoife Lambe, Karolina Laj, Amy Claffey. Back Row: L-R Hannah King, Zoe Donohoe, Alocin Murphy, Saoirse Philpott, Elizabeth Ryan, Elllen Duffy, Aoife Bates, Louise Cronin Doherty, Cara Oates and Sr. Angela Maughan, Award Leader.
ISTA Senior Science Quiz
Congratulations to the Leaving Certificate students who participated in the ISTA 2019 Senior Science Quiz regional finals last night. The quiz was hosted in GMIT and included 22 teams from all around Galway. Congrats to Eimear Walsh, Gráinne Daly, and Rachel Whent who took 4th place and won a prize! Well done to all girls involved.
WISER Galway are holding a Parents Information Evening on the 27th November. Please see attached for further details
Over the midterm a large contingent of Salerno girls from all ages attended the Connacht Schools Swim gala in Castlebar. The girls had a very good medal haul with many podium finishes. Our relay teams did exceptionally well. Our thanks to Tracy Mulhall and Fiona Joyce for being excellent Team Managers. Well done to all our Salerno girls who participated.
Reminder: School to finish to early on Thursday
Just a quick reminder that school will finish at 3.05pm on Thursday 14th November due to the 5th Year Parent Teacher Meeting.
Howley A beat Howley B in a hard fought match in Dangan. Well done to Howley A who now play Calasanctius in Connacht Final.
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.