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Mid -Term Camp

Mary Cahill

Mid –Term Camp at Avoca  N.S.

A Mid –Term Camp will take place at Avoca NS on Thursday, 21st of and Friday 22nd of February. It will run from 8.30 a.m. to 6.30 p.m. Half –day options are also available. This camp is open to all students in the school. It will consist of indoor and outdoor sporting activities, arts and crafts. A nutritious meal and health snacks are also provided. It is being run by KidsInc- the people who provide the afterschool childcare. For more information or to book please phone Natalia on 086 1592141 or email Natalia@kidinc.ie. See attached flyer for further details.

Kids Inc have  also included more flexible options in relation to the Sibling and Homework Clubs for the remainder of the year. See fee schedule below.

 

Fees Payable monthly

 

Sibling Club 2pm – 3pm

Monthly Fee

5 day-€138

4 day-€119

3 day-€95

2 day-€66

Homework Club 3pm – 4pm

 

4 day-€104

3 day-€80

2 day-€55

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Third Class Projects (continued)

Mary Cahill

As you can see from these happy faces , the children have thoroughly enjoyed learning about Egypt. Well done !

Christmas Concert 2018

Mary Cahill

Avoca N.S was full of Christmas cheer during the month of December. Children and teachers were busy preparing for the annual Christmas concert. We had to put on two performances to accommodate the crowds of people who wanted to come and see us. We stated off with a prayer service and then' Ava and Donnacha introduced the Junior Infants who sang two songs: ‘Rocking Around the Christmas Tree’ and ‘Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer’. Next came the Senior Infants who sang’ Here come the presents’ and ‘Baa Baa Bananas’. First Class wanted to wish everybody ‘ A Merry Christmas’ and also requested an elephant off Santa for Christmas. Second class sang ‘We Beseech Thee’ and gave us a great rendition of ‘Shotgun- Santa Style’. Third and Fourth classes joined forces to give us a great rendition of’ The Grinch’, ‘It’s Christmas Time’ and ‘ A Sky Full of Stars’. Fifth gave us a lovely recital of’ When a Child is Born’ and ‘ It’s a Wonderful Time’. 6th class sang ‘She’s the One’ and gave us a lively delivery of their memories of Avoca School. This was followed by the choir who sang O Holy Night in addition other carols. They rounded off what was a great show with their beautiful singing. Well done to all involved for putting on a great show. There are excerpts from the Choir and 6th class performance available on this website. Other classes will be uploaded over the coming weeks as videos become available.

Third Class and the Egyptians

Mary Cahill

Third Class have been very busy learning about the Egyptians. They have been working very hard at demonstrating how much they know through their projects. They spent lots of time on these and used lots of different media to represent life in Egypt. Here we see a selection of projects. As time goes on more will be uploaded on to the Third Class Page.

Winner at Avondale

Mary Cahill

Helen competed in the county rounds of the Wicklow Schools Invitational Event. She came first and received a gold medal. Well done , Helen

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Avoca N.S. at the Athletics

Mary Cahill

24 children from Avoca N.S, competed at the Wicklow Invitational Schools event in Avondale on Tuesday, 20th of November. Our school was represented by Helen, Niamh,Casey Maya, Prince,Lucas, Sean O’ N, Ryan D,Aimee F,Aimee W, Rebecca, Irene, Rocco, Liam Jack, Michael, Ryan, Josh, Conor, Jack,Keeva, Carrie, Eve and Rebecca N. They had a fantastic day and competed well in their respective races. Well done to Helen who came first in her race.

3rd and 4th class blitz

Mary Cahill

Just under fifty very excited 3rd and 4th class children boarded the bus to the Inter School Blitz in Aughrim. A total of 10 schools took part in this event. Avoca had 4 teams and each team played a total of four matches each. The children really enjoyed themselves playing football and meeting children from the other schools. Thanks to Ms Rachael Byrne and Ms Amy Roche for organising and supervising the children on the trip

Maths Week at Avoca N.S

Mary Cahill

Maths Week at Avoca N.S. took place from the 15th to the 19th of October inclusive. The school was a hive of activity. Children were seen huddled in groups having passionate debates about solutions to Maths problems which kept ‘cropping up’ in various places around the school environment. Following these hot debates, children put their answers into the solution boxes. At the end of the day, all correct answers were entered into a draw. The lucky winner received a lovely prize. 3rd to 6th took part in a Maths Treasure Trail. They all worked extremely well trying to unearth the clues as they looked for Maths in the school environment. Many thanks to Ms Creaton for organising the activities for this week.

End of Month Treat

Mary Cahill

6th class were very busy organising the first ‘End of Month Treat’ of this academic year. They decided to organise and hold ‘A Best Buddy ‘ Competition for the 1st to 6th class children. Roan O’ Neill and Kian Fluskey emerged as overall winners. They treated the Junior and Senior Infants to an novelty Obstacle Course where everyone was a winner!

Attendance Awards

Mary Cahill

Each year the school presents Attendance Awards. Last year 17 children achieved full attendance, seven children missed one day only and ten children were absent for only two days. Well done.

Pop Up Shop Shop

Mary Cahill

Pop Up Shop.

Avoca National School will be holding a Pop Up Shop at the school on Thursday, April 12th, 2018. This event will start at 7.p.m. and finish at 10.pm. New and nearly new clothes, shoes and bags for ladies will be on offer at the knockdown price of €5 euro per item. This is an excellent opportunity to rejuvenate your wardrobe for next to nothing. There are also some lovely pieces of jewellery for sale on the night. Maureen, the proprietor of ' Maureen's Accessories' in Gorey will give a demonstration on how to accessorize outfits for special occasions. This demonstration will take place at 8.p.m.

Entry for this event is €5  and this includes a free glass of Prosecco and complimentary raffle tickets. If you are looking for a night out with the girls that won't cost the earth, please drop in to see us. This event is being run to raise funds for an all-weather playing surface at Avoca National School. Your support in helping us to provide a better playing space for our young children would really be appreciated.

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We are Writers

Mary Cahill

 

We are very proud of our 'We are Writers' publication. Every child from 1st class to 6th have contributed to this publication.It is an achievement to have produced a piece of published work in primary school. There is a huge variety of short stories and poems contained in this publication.

 

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Christmas Cheer

Mary Cahill

The teachers have been working really hard with the students at Avoca N.S. marking the celebration of the forthcoming feast of Christmas. They have been producing beautiful art and practising cheery songs. The pupils are looking forward to performing their concerts on Thursday. All the children and staff would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a Happy and Peaceful Christmas.

The 'A Talent' Show

Mary Cahill

On December the 8th the children of Avoca N.S. came out in force to witness the battle of the 'A' Talent. The preliminary audition stages had been taking part previous to this date and the finalists from each room had emerged as worthy contenders for the ' A Talent' finals. The finals which were organised, compéred and judged by Ms Van Eesbeck's 6th class were a resounding success. The depth of talent on display was astounding and it was extremely hard to pick a winner as all of the performances were super. Thanks very much to the 6th class for putting on such a well-organised event. Congratulations to all of the winners.

Sixth Class Cool Dudes Cookery Course

Mary Cahill

Cool Dudes Cookery Programme. 
This programme is a community-based nutrition course delivered by Co. Wicklow Partnership in conjunction with the HSE to primary schools in the area. We are lucky to have been chosen for this programme. Our sixth class, in addition to our Friday Social Group, are taking part in this course. It covers Hygiene and Food Safety, Healthy Food choices, the preparation and cooking of staple every day dishes suitable for light lunches/dinners. The two tutors of this programme come in on Fridays and will guide the children through the ‘ hands-on preparation and cooking of these dishes.  The first week the children enjoyed making the fruit salad and smoothies. Last week the children made two varieties of soup and some lovely scones.

Book Week

Mary Cahill

 

The school book week took place from the 23rd to the 27th of October. We had a visit from Robert Marsh, a published children’s author. Thanks to Ms Byrne for orgainising this visit. Dress Up Day took place on Thursday, 26th. The standard was extremely high and all of the costumes  truly deserved a prize. However, difficult decisions had to be made and the following emerged as winners from a very stiff competition; Ellen Kennedy, Joe Sinnott,Simon O’ Connor, Ben Kennedy, Maya Coyne,Bláithin Kavanagh, Ciaran Moore, Riain Christian,Abaigh Mableson,Nicole Kavanagh,Alannah Nic Craith,Aimee Fox,Conor Healy,Niamh McGeachan,Cead Hendley-Muller,Alan Byrne, Grace O’ Reilly and Aoibheann  Donnelly. Well done to the 6th class who orgainised a fantastic array of games and treats in the hall for all of the other classes. Games such as ‘Name the Skeleton, Shoot the Balloon and others ‘ went down a treat’.

 

Tree Day at Glendalough

Mary Cahill

Third and Fourth Classes were invited to visit Glendalough for their Annual Tree Day. The sun shone against all of the odds and the children really enjoyed their visit to this beautiful part of Co. Wicklow. They participated in the orienteering course set by the staff of the Outdoor Education Centre in Glendalough and got to identify lots of our fabulous native trees. Thanks to Clodagh and Celine who volunteered to go with the classes. Thanks to Ms Creaton and Ms Creamer for organising the trip.

Third Class Art

Mary Cahill

Eimear,  one of the 3rd class students went to visit the Titanic in Belfast. She came back with lots of stories about this ship. The 3rd class wanted to find out some more about the story of the Titanic.  Ms Creaton guided them with their research. They found out what the ship looked like and completed these lovely drawings using black paper and chalk.

Third Class Junior Achiever

Mary Cahill

The 3rd class participated in the Junior Achiever Programme was delivered by the Central Bank of Ireland in conjunction with Elavon. The children learned about town planning and construction. They really enjoyed the course. Many thanks to the above-mentioned companies for facilitiating this course.