Sunday, July 5, 2015

News Letter 2015

Schools Tidy Towns

        Students from Fuerty National School all played their part during the year in helping Castlecoote tidy towns to make the village beautiful. The children grew sun flowers to be placed in the children’s garden in the church car park.

Pyjama day

All the children took part in pyjama day as part of a fund raiser for Adam Reddington.

Roscommon Drama Festival Essay Competition

Roscommon drama festival ran an essay competition for 5th & 6th classes in schools in Co. Roscommon. This was based on the titles of the plays in the festival for 2015.  Erin Cleary was the winner from Fuerty N.S

Eason’s Spelling Bee

As part of the spelling bee competition 5th & 6th class students took part in spelling tests.  The best result came from Eva Neilan who went on to represent Fuerty N.S.  Congratulations to Eva who reached the semi-finals in the Roscommon heats of the competition

Halloween Fun

The pupils and teachers enjoyed a fun Halloween dress up day at the end the term.  Well done to all the teachers and pupils for a great effort.

Other activities

·       Infants – 2nd attended a performance of ‘Human Child’ in the arts centre
·       3rd - 6th swimming lessons
·       3rd – 6th safer cycle initiative in conjunction with Roscommon county council and the RSA
·       All classes participated in an 8 weeks of gymnastics
·       Infants – 2nd hand writing competition
·       5th & 6th Garda Siochana road safety poster competition
·       3rd – 6th county councils recycling colouring competition
·       5th & 6th girls attended the Convents  musical ‘Oliver’
·       David Silke gave a talk to the students about bees
·       3rd -6th classes were given a talk on local history by Albert Siggins

Parent Association Talks 

Information evenings on the parents association and the mental health and well-being of children was organised for any parents wishing to attend.

Christmas Fair

A fund raising evening was held in the community centre. The children were busy in the days leading up to the event making treats and decorations to be sold on the evening.  The children all sang Christmas carols after mass


Congratulations to the girls and boys from 6th class who were confirmed by Bishop Kevin Doran on Tuesday April 14th. Well done to Erin Cleary, Ciaran Corcoran, Robyn Farrell, Lily Fox, Ethan Glennon, Michelle Hanley, Jack Hardiman-Chmbers, Jade McCormack, Caoimhe Murray and Eva Neilan

First Communion

The children of 2nd class made their first communion on the last Sunday of May 2015. Congratulation to Michael Corcoran, John Duke, Keelan Duke, Noah Farrell, Luke Hanley, Aimee Lavin, Ella Morrison, Emily Mulhern, Oisin Mullen, Bryan Murray, Evan Murray and Tara O’Brien.

Fancy Dress Walk

A 5km/10km fancy dress walk/run was held on the 15th of March.  The children designed posters to be used to promote the event. A fun afternoon was had by all

The 5th/6th class boys topped their group in the hurling.  After just losing out in the A semi-final by 2 points, the lads went on to play in the B final.  They were successful in this beating Creggs on the day.  Joint captains Ethan and Ciaran accepted the cup

The footballers topped the group stage of the competition, but lost out narrowly to a team from Whitehall in the semi-finals.  It was the first time to get this far in many years.

The 4th- 6th class girls competed in Co Roscommon Cumann no mBunscol football competition.  They won all the games to help them reach the semi-finals, only to be beaten by a very strong team from Corrigeenroe.

Unfortunately the girls were knocked out in the first round of the camogie.

Students also took part in the Mark Fitzmaurice memorial soccer and football tournament.  They did well in this only losing out by 3 points to the winners.

Well done to Thomas Higgins in reaching the last 8 in the Connaught U14 boys’ golf team.  Wishing Thomas the best of luck for the rest of the competition.

Thank you and congratulations to Seamus Murray, Tom Reddington and Sean O’Brien for training the teams and supporting them through the competitions. Well done to all on their achievements
Thank you
Thank you to all the parents who took the time to bring children to and from activates throughout the year, & who helped out at the fundraisers.  Your support and commitment is greatly appreciated
Sports Evening
A sports evening was held on the 17th of June 2015.  Children and parents enjoyed a fun filled evening of sporting activates and dancing

Parents Association income & expenditure
Church gate, Christmas fair & Fun walk/run        €1,724

Christmas fair, Walk/run, Sports day                       €350
Parents Council training evenings                           €100
Insurance                                                                  €160
Readers, music system, communion, cycle
safety training, contribution for goal posts            €1,075
We would like to remember past pupils who have passed away during the year and especially Audrey Hanley who passed away in May. RIP

Best Wishes
Wishing all the 6th class students all the best for their future studies and welcome to the new students joining us in September.

 School Reopening
The school will reopen  on Tuesday September 1st 2015