Funky Fruit Friday!

Funky Fruit Friday!

The Health Promoting School Team had our first ‘Funky Fruit Friday’ last Friday on January 12th. We are encouraging everyone in the school to bring in some fruit on a Friday that they wouldn’t normally eat. It’s all about trying something new, different and a little bit funky. On Friday we saw so many different types of fruit such as coconut, pineapple, blueberries, figs, kiwi and cherries. Some people even funked up their fruit by cutting it into unusual shapes, we even had a Mexican apple!

There are so many different ways of making fruit fun and funky, we are so excited about ‘Funky Fruit Friday’ and we can’t wait to see more every Friday in St. Paul’s.

The Health Promoting Schools Committee.

Hand Washing Germ Busters!

Hand Washing Germ Busters!

The children in Second, Third and Fourth Class were very lucky to have a visit from Nurse Kerry Wardick, who spoke to them about the importance of hand washing. Kerry had some very interesting facts for the children and we were shocked to hear that 50% of males and 25% of females don’t wash their hands after going to the toilet! Kerry reminded the children of when we should be washing our hands and how we should be doing it. The children used a UV box to compare how clean their hands were before and after washing – the results were amazing! As a result of Kerry’s visit the children and staff are on a mission to keep our hands clean and stop any germs from spreading. Thank you for the visit Kerry!

Christmas Fair

Christmas Fair

St. Paul’s held our annual Christmas Fair on the 3rd of December. As always, it was a huge success and we raised in excess of €12,000 for the school. A huge thank you to our fantastic Parents’ Association for organising the event and to all the families who came to support it.

Forty Eight Hampers for the St. Vincent de Paul!

Forty Eight Hampers for the St. Vincent de Paul!

Many thanks to all the children and their parents who very kindly donated food items for our St. Vincent de Paul Hampers. We were able to make up 48 hampers in total, which will be collected this afternoon and distributed to families in the area before Christmas. Thank you!

Mini 7’s Blitz

Mini 7’s Blitz

Our boys mini sevens Gaelic footballers recently took part in the local area blitz. Our boys defeated Coole NS and Ratoath SNS in our group stage. With only one team qualifying for the next round, the final game of the day was a winner takes all tie against Rathbeggan. Following an exciting and very close game of football our boys persevered and were rewarded by winning the game. As a result the boys qualified for the county final day in the Meath Centre of Excellence at Dunganny. Here the boys faced a very strong grouping. First the boys took on Gaelscoil na Boinne of Trim and came out victorious. The boys then had the task to take on Kilcloon NS. The boys played terrific football and led for most of the game. With a minute to go and a point down the boys never gave up. Unfortunately, having hit the crossbar in the final minute the boys were unlucky on this occasion and Kilcloon NS were one point winners. The boys did very well to make it to the finals day, being only the second St. Paul’s boys football team to do this. We are extremely proud of how the boys represented themselves and the school. Also a big ‘thank you’ to the boys of Sixth Class who were overage and came to our training sessions to give the mini sevens team a good training session. We look forward to starting up Football in the Spring again.

St Paul’s N.S. Olympic Handballers

St Paul’s N.S. Olympic Handballers

Our boys and girls competed in round one of the Olympic Handball Meath League in Gormanstown College on the 20th November. All teams have been working hard, training twice a week in preparation for these games. Each team had to play a number of matches in Gormanstown College. All four teams are doing very well and will continue their plight to qualify for the semi-final stage of the competition. The next qualifying day is taking place in Gormanstown College in January. We wish them all the best in the latter stages of the competition.