On Tuesday 29th November the full school travelled to the Gaiety Theatre to see the Jungle Book pantomime. It was a wonderful show and everyone had a super time.
We were delighted to have our Christmas Carol Service in St Saviours Church on Friday 2nd December. All children from across the school had a role to play in singing, reading or performing. It was a wonderful evening of prayer and song. A super way to start the Christmas season.
On Mon 5th December Simon Harris visited St Saviours NS. He spoke with the children about the new extension and how his political career started. We appreciate Minister Harris taking the time to come and visit us.
We were delighted to welcome the Most Reverend Dr. Michael Jackson to officially open our new extension. The new extension includes two new classrooms and a new ASD class. The ASD class is called “The hub” and now has a bright airy teaching space, sensory room, a kitchen and lots of new resources. The new classrooms are for 5th, 6th and 2nd classes and a new lift was also installed. The opening event took place on Tuesday 15th November in St. Saviour’s NS hall. The school welcomed past & present families, colleagues from local schools and members of the local community. During the service, the Most Reverend Dr. Michael Jackson addressed the congregation complimenting the children on their wonderful singing, reading and playing piano. Mrs Doyle welcomed the Archbishop and thanked him for taking time to come and visit the school. Mrs Doyle thanked everyone for their support during the building project and talked of how pleased & proud she is of the finished school.
The service also included ribbon cutting with the student council/members of the Hub and a tree planting with the active flag committee to remember the special day.
On Sunday 2nd October the St Saviour’s Vintage Day took place on Sammy & Joan Woolmington’s farm. The lovely weather attracted a large audience to the event with over 200 cars in the car park during the day. The Vintage day had an impressive selection of tractors and cars as well as welly throwing, geese, bottle stall, bbq, guess how many sweets in a jar, bric & brac, face painting, guess the weight of the lambs, guess the weight of the pigs, prize winning sheep, tea & coffees, cake stall, plant stall, book stall, pre-loved clothes stall, pony riding and children’s races. Everyone there commented on the lovely atmosphere which was greatly added to by the beautiful music of Chiara Clear who is our music teacher in St. Saviour’s NS and a renowned local musician. There were amazing sponsored prizes in the raffle which was greatly supported and congratulations to all the winners. Antoinette Doyle, Principal St. Saviour’s commented “It was a great day for our school and wider community. Everyone seemed so happy to be at the vintage day and the lovely weather made it even better. On behalf of the school we would like to thank Sammy & Joan Woolmington for their generosity in allowing access to their farm and also to thank the staff and parents who worked so hard on the day. We would like to also thank the Irish Vintage Society for their support. All proceeds from the day go directly to St. Saviour’s NS. We thank everyone for their support.”
We were delighted to have our Summer end of year party. First we went to the Church for a service and then we followed with a lovely party in our garden. It was a special evening of chat and song.
Our theme is creating change for the future.
We welcomed RTE to cover our inventions for the future which we showcased in Lego creations. We learned about electric cars and an electric Porsche visited the school.
We had visits from Teagasc, Wicklow County Council, and a local forager to talk about food production & house building and the impact on the environment. On Friday we had a visit from Wooly farm where we got close with all our furry friends big and small.
You can watch the RTE clip we featured in on the RTE Player by following this link.
We had a great time at school pet day where a lot of the students brought in a pet to show us all. There was a huge variety of animals. All shapes and sizes represented.