News & Events

 

27th November 2018

 

We are sooo excited about Christmas... The countdown is on! We are waiting patiently to see if James the Elf will be returning to the school again on the 1st of December!!! Watch this space!! We are also busy preparing for our Christmas Play. Our Christmas Play is on Wednesday 12th December in the Laghey Parish Hall at 7pm. Everyone welcome! 

 

21st November 2018

 

Today we launched our Christmas Raffle! Look at the fabulous prize to be won! A huge thank you to FDR Car Sales for donating this super cool Berg Go Kart. All school families have lines to sell or call into the school office. Lines are just €1 per line to be in with a chance of winning this fabulous prize. Thank you to Caoimhe's mum and dad for supporting us again this year! 

 

 

19th November 2018

 

The pupils and staff of St. Eunan's N.S are forever grateful to Pat, Kathryn (Alaia Mai's mum), Arlene and Nikola from Britton Insurance who very kindly donated a defibrillator to our school. Thank you so very much for your kind generosity. 

 

17th November 2018

 

Today Leslie restarted his golf lessons with the children from 2nd - 6th class. Leslie is a professional golfer from Murvagh Golf Club. We really enjoy these lessons. Thank you Leslie. 

 

 

12th November 2018

 

A huge congratulations to Deirdre (3rd place) and Caoimhe (1st place) in the Credit Union Art Competition! Well done girls, representing our school so well. 

 

 

 

8th November 2018

 

Today our Christmas Shoe Boxes were collected! We collected a grand total of 39 boxes. We enjoyed watching the videos of the boys and girls opening last years shoeboxes. Thank you to everyone who supported this special cause. 

 

 

14th October 2018

 

Today saw the official opening of our Sensory Garden and Orchard.

The orchard consists of apple, pear and plum trees and lots of lovely fruit bushes like black currant, gooseberry and raspberry. The children decided to name it “Ava’s Orchard” after Ava Feehily Harrington, a former pupil who sadly passed away last year. It will serve as a beautiful memory and tribute to a fantastic girl who is dearly missed by everybody in our school. Parents and members of the community established a path through the orchard which leads down to “Fairyville”; a magical seating area for children to enjoy the outdoors and to view nature. Today the children planted 100 native Irish trees and daffodil bulbs which will brighten up the area in springtime.

 

At the back of the school we now have a fantastic sensory garden which consists of sensory boards, percussion music stations, a wildflower garden, a bug hotel, bird boxes and feeders, a weather station, a small world play area, sandpit, hopscotch, fairy doors, fraction wall and a garden shed. The main feature is a roofed structure with three raised planter beds. Parents and members of the community worked tirelessly since the beginning of the year to create this fantastic resource. It is an extension of the playground so the children will be able to use it every day during break and lunch time.

 

We would like to thank the Donegal County Council who provided a grant and to all local businesses who donated equipment, services and materials. It is sincerely appreciated and it will provide an exciting, interactive learning space for children in St. Eunan’s National School, Laghey for many years to come.

 

 

 

25th October 2018

 

Today we had a very exciting day! Everyone was in fancy dress for Halloween . The Active School Committee organised a Halloween Dance in the hall with spooky Halloween music and Halloween disco lights! We had great fun! 

 

It has been a very busy new school year. Our school garden committee have been working extremely hard to develop our sensory garden and orchard! They are making super progress. We are so excited to see the finished product. Many thanks to all the parents and local businesses who are supporting this development and giving up their time, money and expertise. 

24th October 2018

 

Garda Gerry Foy visited our school today and spoke about safety in the community at Halloween time. He spoke about fireworks and the dangers associated with them. He spoke about elderly people living in the community and how they may become frightened. He used his walkie talkie and spoke to a garda, we all said hello.  

 

 

23rd October 2018

 

Today the Active School Committee organised the first day of our 'Structured Play' in the yard. The junior and middle room enjoyed dodgeball and soccer during big break. Thank you to the active school committee members who set up and monitored the structured play. Everyone had great fun! 

 

19th October 2018

 

Today the junior room children and their parents enjoyed 'Ag súgradh le chéile' workshop. Many thanks to Niamh from the Active Donegal Group. The workshop encourages physical activity and demonstrates some simple every day activities/games that parents can do at home with their children. The parents really enjoyed this workshop! And thank you to the parents association who supplied some yummy refreshments afterwards! 

 

 

12th October 2018

 

Today we went on a bus to Ballyshannon to the Abbey Centre to see a comedy provided by the Bluestack Arts Festival. It was hilarious! We had so much fun. We also stopped off at the park on the way home as it was such a lovely day! 

 

 

 

10th September 2018

 

Today our GAA coach Brian Roper returned to our school to help us improve our GAA skills. We really enjoyed our PE this week. We look forward to working with Brian over the next few weeks. 

 

 

7th September 2018

 

Today we had scrumptious apple pie and ice cream! There were lots of juicy apples on Ava's apple tree (kindly donated by Ger & Eamon) in the school yard, so some of the staff baked some delicious apple pies for the whole school! Yum yum!!! Thank you!

 

 

5th September 2018

 

Sri Chinmoy Peace Run
 

Today we had a visit from a group doing a peace run. This peace run was started by Sri Chinmoy in 1987 to spread peace and love and volunteers from all around the world have come together since then to spread his message of peace. They have visited over 150 countries since it started. They carry a peace torch and we got to hold it and give our wish for peace. They kindly stopped in on their run to tell us about their work and the history of the run... We found out that Nelson Mandela and Mother Teresa held the peace torch! We played games, danced and sang some songs with them. They even challenged us to a race! We really enjoyed the visit!!

 

 

 

28th August 2018

 

Welcome back to all our pupils and a special welcome to our 10 new junior infants as well as our 2 new families. We had a great 'First Day'!

 

Here's to a busy school year with lots of learning and fun! 

 

 

 

28th July 2018