In Newtown NS we are collecting for the Aldi Play Rugby Sticker Promotion, to be in with a chance to win prizes for our school. We have almost filled one poster already! The deadline to complete the posters is the 24th April.
Third and fourth class are currently enjoying their swimming lessons. Thank you to parent volunteers accompanying pupils and teacher each week, the Parent Association for subsidising the bus and parents for paying for this activity.
This year third and fourth class have been learning chess with Ms. Corr. They had the opportunity to attend a chess tournament in the local area on Tuesday 28th January. At this tournament the children got the chance to play against pupils from different schools. They had great fun on this day out and learned many new techniques and ideas from playing against others.
On Friday 20th December fifth and sixth class held a Christmas Fair for pupils in school. They asked children to bring in donations of toys, books, etc. to sell at the fair and donated all money raised to the ISPCA. We would like to thank everyone for supporting this annual Christmas fair.
The children in Newtown NS had a fantastic time preparing and performing their Christmas plays. On Thursday 12th December we held dress rehearsals for our Christmas plays and on Friday 13th December we invited parents to come and see the children performing. They were a huge success and they were greatly enjoyed by all involved. Thank you to parents for making costumes for each play and the Parent Association for providing tea for parents and treats for the children on the day of the performances.
On Friday 25th October we had a skipping workshop in Newtown N.S. Great fun was had by all in school as our coach Mark encouraged children at all levels to develop their rhythm when skipping.
Mr. Dockery visited Newtown N.S. on Monday 4th November for a Heritage in Schools workshop. He brought in many interesting historical items and we were encouraged to bring in old items from home to present to one another. We would like to thank children's families for allowing them to bring in historical items, Mr. Dockery for the Heritage in Schools workshop and Ms. Judge for organising the day. We had a wonderful day learning about history.
At Newtown N.S. we had great fun celebrating Halloween. We completed various artwork relating to the theme of Halloween and on Thursday 24th October we had a Halloween Dress Up Day in our school! Thank you to all who took part, we had a fantastic day that was enjoyed by all.
On Sunday December 6th, Santa came to visit our school! He arrived in a very cool way, as you can see by the photos below! We had a great day, which included raffles, artwork displays and competitions, games, refreshments, face painting and lots more! We thank our wonderful Parent Association who go to so much trouble to make this day such a success every year!