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Christmas Raffle
Welcome
New Arrivals
Staff Changes
Irish Independent
Tidy Schools
Primary Game
U-13 B Hurling 
School Trips
Slán & Bon Voyage
Full Attendance
City Square
Welcome
Caring for Others

All of the older school news items have been "recycled" and can now be found in our Older News Section and News 2002

Christmas Raffle

Raffle win.jpg (56777 bytes)Congratulations to Anthony who was the winner of the Parents Council raffle.  Anthony is in third class

 

 

Welcome

Welcome to all our new pupils, parents and new teachers

New Arrivals

Congratulations to Ms. Doris on the birth of Katie and also to Mrs. Clancy on the birth of Julie.  Mothers and daughters are all in excellent health. 
Congratulations to Mrs. Boylan on the birth of Ellen, a new year baby. 

Staff Changes

Welcome to our new teachers, Miss O'Loughlin who is teaching sixth class and to Miss Quinlan who is teaching Junior Infants.  I'm sure both teachers will be excellent additions to the staff of the school, 

Irish Independent

Several years ago Mrs. Hally organised the collection of Irish Independent tokens.  We managed to reach our target "with a little help from our friends" and acquire televisions and a digital camera.  More importantly we participated in the Irish Independent project and have been successful on two occassions.  We won the Waterford region in 2001 and again in 2003.  This year Mrs Hally was joined by Ms. Doris and Miss Cotter and their classes and their hard work paid off when we were again declared winners in Waterford. 

Tidy Schools

We were delighted to win the prestigious Waterford Co. Council award as tidiest school in east Waterford.  The Green School committee attended the presentation in Modeligo on September 30th and received the trophy.  Well done to all the boys, girls and staff of the school.

 

Primary Game

Well done to John Dee who represented Waterford Primary schools against Cork in Semple Stadium before the Munster hurling final.  Over 50,000 people attended the match.

U-13 B Hurling 

U13B 2003.jpg (90761 bytes)In the final of the U-13B final played in Walsh Pk. we defeated Scoil Lorcain.  This was another great display from the boys and we held our opponents scoreless 
On Tuesday the 27th of May at 3.50 pm, Portlaw U-13 boys entered Walsh Park grounds with a feeling they were going to win and win well. The boys faced a tough task against Scoil Lorcain in the U-13 B final. With 15 mins a side the boys took an early lead in the first half of the game. The whole game was action packed and exciting. The highlights of this game were the excellent scores and frees from the forwards and midfielders. Richard Fitzpatrick was making great saves. Mr. Curran was happy with the result.
By Paul Power and John Dee

School Trips
3rd & 4th School Trip
On Tuesday, 17th of June, 3rd and 4th classes went on their school trip to Trabolgan. First we went to play crazy golf and orientering. Then we went to groups and had a choice of archery, aeroball, quadbikes, absailing and climbing. Afterwards, we went to the jungle gym then had our lunch. Later, we went to the park then swimming. We got chips on the way back in Dungarven and we all had a great day.
By Claire Nolan & Debbie Power

5th & 6th School Tour
On June the 18th, 5th & 6th classes went on their school tour to Dunmore East Adventure Centre. We did water sports, rock climbing, archery and orientering. Afterwards we went to Woodstown beach and played around. Then we went into Waterford for chips and we got home around 7pm and everybody had a great day.
By Natalie Moore

1st & 2nd
June 20th the classes went to Kennedy Pk. and returned to take a spin on the Kilmeaden railway line

Infants
June 16th the infant classes went to Nore valley farm

Slán & Bon Voyage
Goodbye to Ms. Caroline Ho who leaves us after a year as temporary teacher. We wish her every future success in her career.

 Last day.jpg (40670 bytes)Bon Voyage to Miss Cotter who is taking a career break and leaves for Asia and Australia on June 30th.  We wish her a lovely break and look forward to her return in 2004.  Miss Cotter stunned the pupils by wearing a Cork jersey to school on the last day.

 

Full Attendance

Attend 2003.jpg (81396 bytes)Congratulations to the following who did not miss a day during the school year 2002/2003.  Well done to you all.

 

Junior Infants Senior Infants 2nd. Class 3rd. Class 4th Class 5th Class
Luke Woods
Jamie Murphy
Jessica Morrissey
Olivia Galvin
Rebecca Long
Claire O'Hara




Orla Galvin
Rachel Galvin
Aoife Whelan


Gary Phelan
Sam Butler
Zoe O'Donoghue


Claire Nolan




John Dee
Samantha Dee
Kim Power


 

City Square

CC Env P.jpg (54763 bytes)On March the 27th Portlaw N.S had an action day. We all split up into groups and headed off to clean Portlaw. Part of this action day was to take pictures and do a project on our action day for City Square. We got cereal boxes crepe paper and made it into a 3-shape and stuck our pictures on. Sinéad Fitzgerald made a heading with Portlaw N.S in glitter and put it over it. It looked amazing. We sent in our project to the voters and they voted us 2nd . Well done 6th class! We went in to town on the 14th of June to collect our prize which was a camera.
By Nathan Walsh
Nathan finished his career in the school by been rushed to the doctor as a result of a sports injury on his very last day.  He received 12 stitches!!  What a way to go!!!!

Welcome

Welcome to Mrs. Valerie Tebay who has been appointed to the position of classroom assistant.  Valerie previously worked in the Mercy pre-school Waterford.

 

Caring for Others
At Portlaw N.S, we did a project about caring for others for the Irish Independent. We wrote lots of poems and stories such as science time, swimming lessons, bicycle safety and ringos. We tried to show how we care for other people, animals and people with special needs in our stories. We all played our part and we hope we win the project.
By Emma Morahan
A special word of thanks to Ms. Doris who helped edit the project and to Mrs. Hally who organised the collection of tokens.

 

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