On Monday 25th of June pupils, staff and community members gathered outside of Owning National school to witness the raising of our first Green Flag by All star hurler Tommy Walsh. Our ceremony began with some singing by the pupils and a few words from our principal followed by environmental officer, Bernadette Maloney congratulating the children on their achievement. Lastly Tommy Walsh gave an inspiring speech congratulating both the children and staff members in which he compared the schools effort to achieve a Green Flag to that of a hurling team, where all the players and their leaders combine their efforts and work as a team. Excitement filled the air as Tommy, aided by some of the children, raised the flag into the air. Once the flag was flying high, our celebrations continued in the school yard where Tommy signed jerseys, hurls etc. and posed for photographs with the children. Thanks to the help of parents, tea and cakes were served in the hall, while an ice-cream van was also on site. We would like to thank Tommy Walsh for taking the time to visit our school, Bernadette Maloney, everyone who helped with catering, and last but not least, our green school comittee, staff and students for all their efforts in achieving our first Green Flag!
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On Saturday 18th May the 2nd class pupils made their Communion in the church in Owning.
There will be a school science exhibition in the school hall on Sunday the 28th of April after 10am mass, all are welcome!
Wednesday the 17th of April St. John of God N.S, welcomed back past pupil Fiona Malone, who gave a presentation on engineering to the 5th and 6th class students. The students were invited to experiment, making various structures from marshmallows and cocktail sticks. Fiona, who is a fourth year Biomedical Engineering student in the University of Limerick, also explained her course to the students and detailed the extensive work she has recently carried out as part of her final year project. Both students and staff would like to thank Fiona for visiting the school and giving such an informative and interesting presentation.
Congratulations to Ciara Dunne and Áine Doyle who, on Sunday March 10th competed in several races in Nenagh and won medals in long jump, relay (in which they were part of a group of four) and the sprint. It took the girls a lot of hard work and dedication to achieve their success, they train from 4 to 5 pm Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, which they say is fun. Áine Doyle gave the following advice for anyone taking part in a race “If you are nervous,be confident…Never say you can’t do anything.”
First Confessions took place Wednesday the 6th of March in the church in Owning.
Congratulations to Martin Flynn who recently won a plaque in a badminton tournament.
Well done to Ciarán McDonald, Senan McDonald, Laura Falconer and Evan O’Shea who competed in the Regional Credit Union school quiz on Sunday the 3rd in the Woodlands hotel, Waterford. The team took third place in the quiz.
Good look to the 5th and 6th class students who will be performing in the CBOI Peace Prom in The Hub this Saturday.
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