WIndgap schhol chldren were represented at the Heritage Awards today in the Watershed. Special guest was Pat Byrne who won The Voice of Ireland 2012. He sang a few songs, posed for hundreds of photos and signed a million autographs. Each child was presented with two copies of the newly published book "My Heritage".
The children who received the award were Lauren Enright, Niamh Enright, Rohan Smith, Emer Barron, Aoibheann Holden and Heather O Brien.
Rohan 's poem, By The River Nore, is published in the book.
Teacher Frances Cotter , wrote a poem there and then based on ideas she received from the children.
Well done to all !
School Blog - No Uniform Day !
The Student Council of Windgap NS organised a 'No Uniform Day' in aid of the St John Ambulance service and raised €235.20. The money raised will be used for the maintenance of the ambulance.
Members of the Student Council are pictured presenting the proceeds to Officer in Charge, Denis O'Callaghan, who was accompanied by fellow volunteers Angela Blackmore, Deirdre Carroll and Dionne O'Callaghan, all of whom are trained in Cardiac Emergency Response.
Denis told the pupils about the service provided by St John Ambulance and allowed everyone have a look inside the ambulance. The ambulance crew even administered emergency treatment to some very sick teddies.
Rinne gach páiste sa scoil cárta do Lá 'le Pádraig. Bhí post an-dheachair ag na moltóirí na cártaí is fearr a phiocadh mar bhí siad go léir go hálainn. Faoi dheireadh, phioc siad na páistí seo a leanas:
Naíonáin: Eimile de Fréin
Rang 1 & 2: Ali Ní Chinnéide
Rang 3 & 4: Eimear Ní Bharúin
Rang 5 & 6: Cíara Ní Gabhainn
Grandparents have a unique role.
They don’t just connect us to the values, stories and history of our families, but also to the values, stories and history of our community.
On Wednesday, 19th February, the pupils of Windgap N.S. invite all grandparents, whether your grandchildren are living near or far, to join us for a celebration in the Community Hall at 1.15 p.m.
We look forward to seeing you there!
For the third consecutive year, the pupils of Windgap NS will take to the stage in The Hub for the Peace Proms Concert with the Cross Border Orchestra of Ireland, under conductor, Gearoid Grant. The CBOI is led by some of Ireland's top professional musicians including violinist, Patricia Treacy, tenor, Emmanuel Lawlor and uilleann piper, Patrick Martin.
Last Thursday the pupils from 3rd - 6th class attended a workshop in The Hub with Gearoid Grant. On the night of the concert, the pupils will join a choir of hundreds of children from all over the south east. Their repertoire ranges from a Muppet Medley to Stevie Wonder's Sir Duke.
The Peace Proms concert will take place in The Hub, Kilkenny on Sunday, 2nd March at 8 p.m. Tickets are now available from Essaness Music Shop, Kieran Street, Kilkenny (0567765693) or from www.peaceproms.com.
Tullahought and District Gun Club end of Season Dinner in Powers on Saturday Evening
Scoil Shan Nioclas are delighted to announce that Tullahought & District Gun Club will donate the proceeds of this year’s End of Season Wildlife Dinner to the school building fund. Details of the occasion are outlined below.
To help in the planning of the event, please contact the school by Thursday, 23rd January to indicate how many tickets you require.
Windgap Super Saturday Tractor Run by Seán Baron
When I got up at 7:00 I went downstairs and got my breakfast. Then I went up to the farm and milked the cows with my dad. Then I got the 6030 New Holland ready to go. I washed the New Holland the night before sot it was really clean. Then we went down to the lake and parked the tractor at 12: 00. We were first in the queue. Then a few more tractors came on. Overall there was 47 tractors. After we parked the tractor we went to have a look at all the other tractors and went into the hall. When we got going, Joe Murray was leading the way, he was driving a Davey Brown that had a banner that said “Windgap National School Fund Raising, A Lot Done More To Do”. We went off down to Coolagh then we turned right down to Rogerstown and into Kilmoganny, then up the hill into Tullahought. Then we stopped in Powers for around and hour. When we got back to Windgap we got burgers, coke and sandwiches. Then most of the farmers went home and some went to Guinans for tea and sandwiches. It was a great day and we all raised a lot of money for the school
The tractor run by Eimear Dunphy
There was a tractor run on the 9th the of November to raise money for the school. There were 47 tractors on the tractor run and there were 41 different types. For the security my dad got 4 of his friends from the Harley Daividson club to help out. When we started the sun was shining but when we got to powers it started to rain but it did not bother us too much because we were stopping there any way, and then it kept raining until we were done the tractor run. But the good part was we got burgers at the end and they were nice. So by the time we were done eating our burgers the raffle was over and they were packing up all the stuff from the buy and sell. But people still got the last few buns that were left . It was a great day and fun too so we hope to do it again in the future.
Laoch Gailf - Blade Ó Gormáin
Is é Blade Ó Gormáin an duine óg is fearr sa chumann gailf i gCallainn. Bhuaigh sé trófaí deas mór. Imríonn Blade agus a athair, Kevin, cluiche gailf le chéile beagnach gach Satharn.
Maith thú, a Bhlade!
The inaugural meeting of the newly elected Student Council was held on Wednesday, 11th September. The council is made up of one student from each class (Senior Infants- 6th class). They will meet at lunchtime every Wednesday to discuss issues of interest to them and their classmates. Ms Doyle will act as Student Council coordinator. The Council members for this school year are Padraig Egan, Niamh Enright, Matej Dullard, Eimear Smith, Sontae Jackson, Eoin O'Brien and Robert Culleton.
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