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                             School News 2022-2023
Saoirse from Class 5 bought in her medal to show us what she won over the weekend. 
She won a medal for her fight in Muay Thai, which is Thai Boxing.
Saoirse had to fight 3 rounds against her opponent.
Well Done Saoirse!
This week was Active Schools Week in our school. 
We were all super busy everyday. We had Sports Day, Orienteering, basketball, HITT Workouts, Dance, Up and Walking, Football, Tag Rugby, Sponsored Walk to name a few. 
Mrs. Butler presentened us all with Certificates. 
The Junior Classes had a disco in the hall for the last day of Active Schools Week. It was so much fun.
We had a visit from the local Firemen today to teach us all about fire safety in our homes.
It's Sports Day!
The Junior Class had so much fun outside in the basketball court.
It's Sports Day!
We went to Scanlon Park, we had a brilliant time.
Best Wishes to Class 3 who are receiving their First Holy Communion on Saturday 20th May in St. Fiacre's Church. 
It was super exciting watching our eggs hatch inside the incubator this week. They were all chirping and walking around in their cage. We got to pet our little chicks before they headed back to Nore Valley Farm.
Tuesday 17th May was Bike Day in our school. Students participated in a day long cycle relay from 9:30am to 2:30pm. Well done everyone!
Senior school jamming out with Mark from Music Generation.
Senior classes enjoying basketball with Wayne.
 Senior classes loving their Tag Rugby lesson in the field today with Noel Devlin.
We had a special visit from Nore Valley's mobile farm. We got to feed and hold the animals. It was so much fun. 
The senior school really enjoying their Tag Rugby lessons with Noel Devlin.
Bike Fest returns this year bigger than before on the 13th and 14th of May 2023!
growing to a multi-discipline festival, there are more things to experience, test bikes,
leisure cycles sustainability talks, films, food, music and so much more.
 
Mackenzie competing in the schools athletics competition in Carlow. He competed in the long jump and the 100m sprint. Well done Mackenzie!
Nore Valley Farm dropped off a special delivery to our school this week, 7 fertile eggs, which were laid by hens on their farm.
We will keep them inside an incubator until they hatch. We can't wait to see the baby chicks.
Aine from Class 13, very kindly, donating her books to students in the school - Happy Reading!
Students from class 5 enjoying the Buddy System with Lyor on Friday mornings.
Editing finished work with the Young Irish Film makers facilitators, Tom and Keiran and our Senior students.
Class 10 counting the money they made from the Cake Sale.
They then presented the cheque to KSPCA. Well done!
Our SNA Jenny brought her dogs Ned and Lollipop to class 11 to teach us about animal care.
Class 11 are doing a short course on Animal care for their Junior Cert
 The presentation was made by LCA1 in Class 13 for their ICT task project.
Easter Doodle Contest run by Alec from Class 8 and Mrs. Butler.  Amazing artwork was displayed in the hall for everyone to see. Well done!
Competition for the best Easter board outside the classes.
Lots of classes enjoyed an Easter Egg hunt around the school and found lots of delicious eggs.
Happy Easter Everyone.
Class 2 have been busy learning about the farm and where our milk comes from. We had a visit from a local farmer during the week showing us his new calves. We even got to name them both. Meet Albert and Fluffy. 
Class 10 raised €131.50 in their Cake Sale today. 
Students in Class 3 made their First Penance on March 15th.Congratulations to Kate, Oisín, Alexander, Bria, Isabelle and Ríona.
Each class displayed work in the hall on Irish Myths and Legends for Seachtain na Gaeilge.
Look at our boards outside our classes to celebrate Lá Fheile Padriag.
Senior School enjoying their Seachtain Na Gaelige Quiz. First one back in the Hall after last few zooms.
The Student Council and Class 14 made recordings of Myths and Legend for Seachtain na Gaeilge.
Young Film makers Ireland workshop with the senior students .
Michael Walsh - Castlecomer Wellie Race Committee handing over a cheque to Deputy Principal Angela Lennon on Thursday 9th March. 
This money will be used to provide ongoing essential therapies to our students.
Thank you Castlecomer Wellie Race.
We had a wonderful time celebrating Confirmation on Saturday 4th March in St. Fiacre's  Church with Fr. Dan.
We had a visit from Mini the lamb today. Mini is 1 day old. 
A big day for School of the Holy Spirit, as got a special visit from the Minister for Education Norma Foley. 
Class 11 are raising awareness for Rare Disease Day.
LCA Enterprise Task - Dove Deal
Minister of Education Norma Foley got to see BLAST Programme in action with Class 8 on her recent visit.
Bishop Niall Coll and Fr. Dan came to visit our school today.
They met with the 5 students that will make their Confirmation on 4th of March. 
Happy Valentine's Day
Meet our 5 candidates, that will be making their Confirmation on Saturday 4th March in St. Fiacre's Church.
We were delighted Chloe Hayden choose our school to visit.
Chloe has done a huge amount of advocacy work for the neurodivergent population. 
Chloe spoke to our students and held a presentation in school that night. 
Over 160 people attended the talk some travelling from as par as the UK.
Keep up the good work Chloe!!
We were delightedly to receive a letter from our new Bishop Niall Coll.
We look forward to meeting him soon and we hope he keeps us in our prayers!
This is Catholic School's Week.
Each class completed a project on a religious story. 
Fr. Dan visited us on Friday, the Feast of St. Blaise and blessed the throats. 
As part of a short course for the Junior Certificate Caring for Animals, Class 11 and Class 9 participated in taking care of dogs that came for a visit to the school.
LCA 1 made €70 for Lourdes Pilgramage Trust from their Dove Deal Pop Up.
Our school is participating in the Aldi Rugby competition.
On the 24th of February, Class 13 will be making chicken fillet rolls for their LCA task, students are advised to bring € with them as the profits from the rolls will go to charity. We hope you look forward to this event, I personally think we'll be better than the delis in places such as Spar, SuperValu and Dunnes Stores.
We have lots planned for Catholic Schools Week.
The Senior classes made lunch for Mrs. Butler.
Khan Kiely from Khan's Bookshop came to the school this week, to recommend books for our school library.
Class 3 enjoying our new display boards in the Junior School.
We rememeber Pope Benedict XVI.
Our students taking part in the Garda schools programme, delivered by the wonderful Aidan and James from Kilkenny Garda Division.
We celebrated our Christmas Mass with Fr. Dan and all our families in the school hall. 
The Senior School enjoyed the annual Christmas Quiz.
School of the Holy Spirit
 
Christmas Raffle 2022 Results
 
 
NAME                                                   PRIZE
LESLEY-ANNE BROPHY                                          FIRST PRIZE
EILEEN BARCOE                                                        SECOND PRIZE
PADDY MUPRHY C/O LUKE REDMOND               THIRD PRIZE
LEO HARTE                                                                 FOURTH PRIZE
SHARON CODY                                                          FIFTH PRIZE
ANGELA LENNON                                                     SIXTH PRIZE
LEON HETHERTON                                                   SEVENTH PRIZE
BER GLENDON C/O JOHN WEBSTER                   EIGHTH PRIZE
MARY BUTLER                                                          NINTH PRIZE
NED HOGAN                                                               TENTH PRIZE
SHAUNA BARCOE                                                      ELEVENTH PRIZE
TONY O’REILLY C/O DIARMUID HICKEY            TWELFTH PRIZE
KILLIAN O’DWYER                                                   THIRTEENTH PRIZE
MARY BUTLER                                                            FOURTEENTH PRIZE
DARREN PURCELL                                                    FIFTEENTH PRIZE
YVONNE LULIAS                                                        SIXTEENTH PRIZE
MAI BUTLER                                                                SEVENTEENTH PRIZE
PATRICIA CODY                                                         SELLER’S PRIZE
We had a very special visitor to our school today, all the way from the North Pole.
It was pure magical.
Students from the Senior School talk about their favourite Christmas Memories.
The corridors are filled with Christmas art.
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas.
Class 9 were out and about litter picking for Green Schools.
Morgan from Class 13 made a mental health podcast. Have a listen!
Great excitement in the Snr School today as Lyor, Morgan, James, Aine, Michael & Lajos celebrated their Junior Certificate results. Well done everybody!
November is the month when we traditionally remember the members of our school community, families and friends who have passed away. Each student and staff member got the opportunity to place a leaf on our Tree of Remembrance
Class 12 made a podcast for Anti-Bullying Week.

Anti-Bullying Week 

14th – 18th November 2022

Junior School “Reach Out” 

Day

Plan

Monday

Stay Safe Topic 2

https://www.staysafe.ie/teachers_dlssp.htm

Tuesday

What is Bullying?

Power points and Activities in Class

Podcast from Senior School What is bullying?

https://snrsch.edublogs.org/2021/11/

Wednesday

 Reaching out being Kind Topic Work in Class

Thursday

Music Generation

Junior Assembly – link to Theme:

Reaching out – Kindness

Friday

Odd Socks Day in aid of TENI

 

It's Anti - Bullying Week, we have lots of activities happening throughout the school.
Grace Walsh and Miriam Walsh brought the O'Duffy cup to our school on Monday November 7th following the Kilkenny Camogie Team's All Ireland victory this year.
Well done girls! Up the cats!
Halloween Costume Competition Catwalk through the school.
Student Council presenting Camilla with their Art Prize for Jnr school.
Kate class 11 was the Snr school winner. Well done to the Student Council.
Music Generation - class 13 & 14 students jamming out to 'The Monster Mash'.
We are decorating the school for the school for Halloween. It is great fun.
Tommy Walsh, former Kilkenny hurler and winner of nine All Ireland medals and nine All Star awards gave a training session to Senior Students on October 21st.
Thank You Tommy. Our students really enjoyed the experience and hopefully are inspired to keep up the practice!
Students from classes 11,13 & 14 had a great time at the Comhairle Na Nog AGM on Tuesday in Langtons.
It was a great day. A special shout out to Michael D. who did a fantastic job as a Comhairle facilitator on the day and who is currently the Kilkenny Comhairle representative on the National Executive Committee. 
We are enjoying Maths Week activities this week in our school. 
The School Inspector Ms. Maria McCarty carried out a Incidental Inspection on Wednesday October 12th in the school which went very well.
The Mobile Library is back!
The Junior School is currently renewing their membership for 2022/2023.
Swimming started for the senior students on October 4th in the Watershed.
Music Generation is back and timetabled every Thursday in the school.
Fr. Dan Carroll, our School Chaplin, led a service to mark the beginning of the new school year for staff on Wednesday September 14th after school.
 
Photo: Fr. Dan Carroll with new Principal Mrs. Ann-Marie Butler (left) and Deputy Principal Mrs. Angela Lennon (right).
The LCA results came out on Friday September 2nd. We congratulate the students on their success and wish them well in their future endeavours.  
We welcome 10 new students to our school this year, 4 in the intake class and 6 throughout the school. 
Our new principal Ann-Marie Butler started her new job on Wednesday August 31st. Ann-Marie was previously the teacher in the School Leavers Class. We wish her health and sucess in her new position.