Wellbeing Week 2023

This week we will be celebrating Wellbeing Week in our school. This is being organised by the children in 6th class. There will be a schedule of activities happening throughout the week to promote your child’s health and wellbeing. 

 

  1. Mindful Monday – the children engaged with mindful colouring and inspirational quote activities in class.
  2. Tranquil Tuesday – the children brought slippers, a fleece or a comfort blanket to school so that they could feel cozy during the day.
  3. Walk it Wednesday – the children were brought out for a walk around the school grounds. Some of the children in 6th class completed a 5k walk!! (weather permitting)
  4. Triumphant Thursday – the children brought certificates, medals, trophies to school to share their triumphs with their class.
  5. Feel Good Friday/ PositiviTEE day – the children were given some Golden time at school. They wore clothes with inspirational quotes on them or colourful clothes that cheer them up. Donations were collected for Pieta House, a worthy charity who support Mental Health and Wellbeing initiatives throughout the country. 

 

We hope that everyone in the school enjoyed the various activities that 6th class arranged. 

 

Thanks to EVERYONE who donated to PIETA HOUSE today. We raised €415 for this very worthy cause.

Credit Union Quiz

Well done to the children in 5th and 6th class who participated in the Credit Union Quiz in the Fairways Hotel Dundalk. The children performed very well in the quiz and had a very enjoyable day. We were delighted when the 6th class team were crowned the winners. 

Well done to all the children involved for their hard work and dedication. Also, thanks to Ms. Mulholland and Ms. Sloane for helping to prepare the teams.

 

 

Christmas Art Competition

Christmas Art Competition 2022

A group of girls in 6th class organised an Art competition to add to the festive cheer and atmosphere in the school. Lots of children in the school entered the competition. The standard was extremely high and the girls had a difficult time choosing the winners. 

The winners were announced by Mrs. Molloy at the Christmas assembly and the winners were presented with selection boxes by the girls in 6th class. Well done to everyone who entered!! Enjoy browsing through the photographs of the winning entries.

 

Christmas Performances 2022

Christmas Performances 2022

The boys and girls in St. Fursey’s N.S have worked very hard for their teachers since returning to school in September. We have no doubt that they will enjoy the Christmas holidays and that Santa will be very good to them all. We would like to wish all of our pupils and their families a very Happy Christmas and a peaceful New Year. Enjoy browsing through the selection of videos of some Christmas performances which showcase the talents of our pupils. 

 

Junior Infants:

Senior Infants:

First Class:

 

Second Class:

Third Class:

Fourth Class:

Fifth Class:

Sixth Class:

 

Ms. Higgin’s Class:

The children in Ms. Higgin’s class have been very busy engaging with lots of seasonal, Christmas themed tasks. They have enjoyed participating in these activities. Enjoy browsing through the slide show of photographs showcasing the work they have been busy doing.

Christmas Tree Lighting Blackrock 2022

Our school choir participated in a short carol service with members of the choirs from St. Francis N.S and St. Oliver Plunkett N.S at the lighting of the Christmas tree and Christmas lights in Blackrock on Sunday 27th of November. The children sang beautifully and represented the school with pride. 

The winners of the Christmas Colouring Art Competition were also announced on the day and prizes were presented to them. Congratulations to all who participated and helped organise such a wonderful afternoon.

Maths Week 2022

Maths Week Ireland took place between the 15th and the 23rd of October 2022. Throughout the school the children engaged in a wide variety of mathematical activities from math games on the Chromebooks, Math quizzes on Zoom, Card games, Art activities focusing on Shape and Space, Problem Solving tasks and Math Buddies. The children from 6th class also engaged in a Math Workshop with lecturers from the DKIT. This workshop focused on binary code and how is used to create pixelated images.

 

Science Week 2022

Science Week is a week-long event in Ireland each November, celebrating science in our everyday lives.  Science Week was celebrated in our school from the 13th until the 20th of November 2022.  Children from all classes throughout the school engaged in a wide range of scientific studies and activities throughout the week. Enjoy browsing through some of the photographs showcasing some of the investigations we undertook throughout the week.

 

 

Team Hope Shoebox Appeal 2022

Team Hope’s Christmas Shoebox Appeal is an annual campaign that delivers gifts straight into the hands of children affected by poverty. Often these shoebox gifts are the only gift that a child will receive at Christmas and the joy that they bring is incredible. Since 2010, with your help, we have delivered over 2.1 million Shoebox gifts to Vulnerable Children across the world.

In St. Fursey’s National School the children were busy over their Halloween Midterm Break creating a selection of Christmas presents for children affected by poverty. The boxes were collected and sent off to be delivered. Thank you to everyone who took the time to prepare a box. 

 

Peace Proms Practice

The choir travelled to the SSE Arena in Belfast to take part in the Peace Proms Workshop. We even got to meet the conductor Greg Beardsell!

The choir will perform with the Cross Border Orchestra of Ireland and sing alongside other School choirs from all around the country. We are so excited for our performance.

The concert will take place on the 26th of February 2023 in the SSE Arena, Belfast at 1pm.  

Tickets are on sale at www.peaceproms.com or via www.ticketmaster.ie.

 

Playbuddies 2022

The children from Sixth Class have been very busy reestablishing the Play Buddy Programme in the school. A new rota has been set up by the Play Buddy Team with the help of Ms. Mc Guinness. They have all been out on yard each day since returning to school to play with the Junior and Senior Infant children. This helps ease the younger children’s transition back into school. The Play Buddies have also been provided with a wealth of new toys (balls, hoops, cones, Connect 4, Giant Jenga, blocks, toy trucks etc.) by the Parents Association. These toys are being brought out into the yard on a phased basis and will entertain the children greatly. 

Active School Week

We had great fun this week for Active School Week (20th – 24th June). We engaged with the following activities throughout the week:

PAWS Water Safety Program

Sports Day

Gaelic Training

Dance Workshop with Ms. Duffy

Pupils vs. Teachers Penalty Shootout

School Soccer Yard League

Active Breaks

The Daily Mile

Shorts and Shades Disco 2022

The Parents Association organised a Shorts and Shades Disco for the whole school on Thursday 23rd June 2022. Mr. Dullaghan our inhouse DJ provided the music at the event. The sun shone on the evening and the disco could be held outdoors in the playground. The children had a marvellous time. A huge thank you to the Parents Association for the work they did to ensure the event was such a resounding success! 

6th Class Skypark 2022

6th Class visited Skypark in Carlingford on Friday June 24th for their final school tour. It was a wonderful day and the sun came out to make it even more special and enjoyable! We were so busy all day participating in the various activities and attempting the aeriel tour that we only got photographs at lunch time!!

 

5th and 6th Class Sports Day Winners

The children from 5th and 6th class really enjoyed participating in their Sports Day activities organised by Ms. Higgins. They were wonderful captains for the team events and participated with enthusiasm! The children from 5th and 6th class also got to participate in sprint races, sack races and three legged races. They were presented with their medals at school on Wednesday 22nd June!

Trip to Guard Station

Sixth class were brought on a school tour to the Dundalk Guard Station where they were given some insights into the challenging and rewarding work that our Guards do to keep us safe and protected. Our local Community Guard Damian Welby helped organise this wonderful tour. The children really enjoyed the experience meeting representatives from the Armed Force Unit, The Traffic Corps and the Community Guards. They also got to meet some Detectives and the Superintendent. 

Wellbeing Week 2022

The children from Saint Fursey’s N.S were treated to three days of great fun to promote Wellbeing Week in the school. This was organised by the 6th class Wellbeing committee with the help of Ms. Mc Guinness. The week was split into the following days:

Wellbeing Wednesday – The children in each class chatted about Wellbeing and the activities that we can do to promote our Mental Health and Wellbeing. The sixth class children organised a colouring competition for this day where all classes in the school were invited to complete a “Selfie Colouring Page”. The children were encouraged to illustrate pictures of themselves involved in activities that they enjoy. Winners of this competition will be announced in the coming days!

Thoughtful Thursday – All children were encouraged to participate in meditation and minfulness activities during this day. Some classes listened to mindfulness podcasts while others engaged in guided meditation and engaged in some relaxing mindfulness colouring activities.

Fitness Friday – All children in the school were encouraged to participate in additional PE lesson today. The children from 6th class organised a Yard disco for lunchtime. The whole school were also treated to a game of Teachers Versus 6th class Rounders. This was an enjoyable afternoon. The teachers defeated 6th class by one point!!!

This week of activities was a culmination of work that has been completed in the school throughout the year to promote Mental Health and Wellbeing. The school were awarded their 3rd Amber Flag from Pieta House which acknowledges this effort. Well done to all involved on meeting the targets for this year!

Let’s Go Camp 2022

The children from 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th class had a wonderful day on their school tour which was held at Gormanston College. The sun was shining and everyone was in great form heading off. The children enjoyed participating in a range of fun team building activities – wall climbing, wrecking ball, zorbing, archery, inflatable assault courses, KMX carting and team building relays. The tour was well deserved by all pupils after two years with no school tour due to Covid-19! 

Seachtain na Gaeilge 2022

Seachtain na Gaeilge 2022 was celebrated in Scoil Fhursa. Lots of fun activities were organised in the school by Ms. Sloane. The children participated in a Tráth na gCéist. They wore Green clothes to school for Lá Glas and the Sixth Class children organised a playground disco and danced to lots of popular Irish tunes by TG Lurgan. All classes participated in a Ceolchoirm in Geraldine’s Hall. There were amazing performances by all classes which varied from songs, poetry and dance. This was a great celebration as it was the first time that the whole school came together since the beginning of the Covid Pandemic. Well done to everyone involved. Bain sult as Lá le Pádraig!

World Book Day 2022

World Book Day was celebrated in the school at the beginning of March. The children enjoyed a range of Literacy activities and lessons to promote a love and enthusiasm for reading. The World Book Day celebrations marked the opening of the Annual School Book Fair. The Book Fair was organised by 6th class students this year with the help of Ms. Mc Guinness. Lots of money was spent at the Fair which means that we have over €1200 of rewards to spend on books for the school. Thanks to everyone for their hard work, support and generosity.