Sensory Garden Fundraiser
Work has finished on the new Sensory Garden and Outdoor Classroom and it is looking brilliant. It will be a really beneficial addition to the school and will provide both fun and learning for the children. In order to fund the building of the garden we will be organising a Go Fund Me event in April 2021. We are hoping to host a Virtual Sponsored Walk and will be asking people from far and near to get behind our effort to raise money to pay for the garden. We are aiming to raise €7000 so get those walking shoes ready. Details will follow in soon and we are hoping once again for your support.
The annual Witches Walk took place on Tuesday, 20th of October. The children got to dress up in their Halloween costumes (and raincoats!!!) and walk the shorter route close to the school.
Thanks to those of you who returned sponsorship sheets and donations. Your generosity is appreciated. We also thank the teachers and the Garda Mounted Unit who came to help with traffic on the day. A total of €2228 was raised on the way.
We should also thank Barry Cronin who took photographs on the day, one of which appeared with an article about the walk in The Irish Times on 21st of October.
Supporting Parents to support their Children’s Mental Health and Wellbeing
Postponed until further notice.
This talk run by the NPC in conjunction with St Patrick’s Mental Health Services supports parents to encourage and promote positive mental health and wellbeing in their children. The programme also explores how the building of resilience in children helps them to manage and cope with the day to day stresses of life as they occur.
We encourage parents to avail of the opportunity to attend this talk as it may not be run aagain for a number of years.
Parents who attend this session will:
- 1. Explore the factors that influence mental health and well being in their child.
- Learn how to build and nurture resilience within their own child.
- Be given tips on how best to support their child’s positive mental health and wellbeing.
For more detailed information on this training please download this brochure.
Carol Singing in Navan Town Centre
The school choir sang in Navan Town Centre on Sunday, 15th of December under the guidance of Mrs McCarthy. They also sang for the Wilkinstown Active Retirement Association. Between both of these events they managed to raise €700. Well done to the choir and thanks to Mrs McCarthy for all her work and the time she put in.
Silver Circle Draw 2019
We ran the Silver Circle Draw in April & May of 2019 to help fund the purchase of graded readers for the school. These books will be reused throughout the years and help to contribute to literacy development in the school.
Christmas Variety Show
In December 2018 the school held a Christmas Variety Show in the school hall and it was a fantastic evening where we got to see all our children perform. A total of €5,424.14 was raised including our Christmas raffle. It was an event that we think will be remembered forever among parents, teachers and children. Thank you for your outstanding support for this event. All DVD’s that were paid for have now been distributed to the children. A DVD was made of the show and was available for sale.
“I’M A CELEB, GET ME OUT OF HERE”
The “I’m a Celeb, Get Me Out of Here“ fundraiser for Wilkinstown Community Centre was held on Saturday 13th April, 2019. Our chairperson Mary Jane Beckham represented our school on the night. It was a great night and Mary Jane put in a fantastic performance, only narrowly missing out on being crowned Queen of the Jungle. We are all very proud
Mary Jane would like to thank all the parents and school staff for their generous sponsorship and outstanding support. She sold 41 tickets for the event and raised a total of €1,132 in sponsorship. We would also like to thank her company sponsor Dun Na Rí Blinds.