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!
We held our Christmas Carol Service in the Church of the Holy Cross, Lobinstown on Saturday 15th December. The Carol Service was the culmination of many weeks of practicing and preparing by the whole school. We are especially grateful to the fantastic talent and help of Sinéad McNally, who has been teaching in our school this term. She is a talented musician and put together the music for us. We even performed a song which she wrote herself, titled 'Nearly Christmas', which has now become the most favourite song in our school! She also worked with our own talented school musicians, with students playing guitar, flute, saxophone and percussion instruments with great success! We also have many talented singers and brave soloists among our pupils! Everyone took part brilliantly and we are so proud of you all! Thank you to Fr. Gerry and Fr. Timothy and to our parish community for the use of the church.
Newtown United soccer team had a great win in the
North East Football League Division 3 final recently! We were delighted to have them visit our school with their trophy and tell us all about their victory. Many of their players are past pupils of our school and it was lovely to welcome them back. They even brought us treats and let us take photographs with the trophy! Congratulations to Newtown United, from all in Newtown National School!
We recently welcomed reknowned wildlife consultant and TV and radio personality Éanna Ní Lamhna to Newtown NS. Éanna brought each class on a fun wildlife hunt of our local environment. We explored and learned about what trees, wildlife and minibeasts we share our local environment with. We learned a lot and Éanna encouraged us to plant some more native species of trees in our school grounds, which we hope to do soon! Watch this space! We thank Éanna and Heritage in Schools for this very informative visit.