Trip to Croke Park

The Westport Youth Activities Club (WYAC) brought the children to Croke Park on Saturday for the Dublin / Mayo match. All the 5th and 6th class children were invited and the Newport 6th class kids opted to go for the spectacle and experience #Sport

Mayo Roscommon Hospice Fundraiser

Thank you to all who contributed to the 6th class Sale of Work in December in aid of Mayo Roscommon Hospice. A total of €600 was raised. #Charity #6th #News

Book Fair

Our annual Book Fair will take place next week from 5-8 March. The Book Fair is the perfect opportunity for you and your child to explore a galaxy of great books. There are over 200 titles for you and your child to browse through. As in previous years, 50-60% of the proceeds from the Book Fair will be returned to the school in the form of free books for each class library, so the children benefit in more ways than one from this special event. Last year, each class received over €160 worth of books! Each class is allocated two time slots during the Fair to explore and purchase books. We normally recommend that they use their first time slot to explore, enjoy and plan, and the second one t

Pro Therapy Kids

We are delighted that James O'Donnell will be returning to the school for Pro Therapy Kids Fitness classes on 11th March for 4 weeks. His classes proved very popular last term. To get an idea of the numbers, we ask that you call the school to register for the class. (098 41442) #News #Sport #PA #AfterSchoolClub

Silver Circle starts 1 March

Each year, we are grateful for your generous support of our Silver Circle fundraising draws. You can be assured that every cent raised is put to good use. In 2017, the funds raised helped to finish and kit out our wonderful new school hall. In 2018/19 we carried out essential drainage work to alleviate flooding in the school yard. This year, the monies raised will provide furniture for two new classrooms which will be completed in 2020. We also need to upgrade lavatories and provide accessible WC. Each week for 5 weeks we hold a draw from all cards returned and each week we have FIVE WINNERS, who win €100, €50, €50 , €40 and €40 each - a total of€300 each week for 5 weeks. First draw take

Enrolment closes 1 March

Parents wishing to enrol their child for the 2019/20 school year should do so by the end of this week (1st March) to ensure a place at the school and to give the school time to put in place the appropriate level of resources for the coming year. The enrolment form can be downloaded here... #News #PA #Enrolment #IT

Foróige STEAM workshop!

Ms O’Malley’s class were treated to a very interesting and enjoyable workshop on Wednesday 20th February. We created electric circuits including using each student’s body as a component of the circuit! During the experiment everyone got to play a couple of new musical instruments: a banana and a cup of water! Next, we coloured in pictures of various objects like hot air balloons, horses, sharks, planes and dinosaurs and using Mixed Reality, we brought our creations to life on the tablet screen! And for the grand finale, we used batteries, motors and cups to make little robots which battled each other or scribble bots which created artistic masterpieces! We had a great time and the team who d

Sports Quiz!!

Well done to the members of our Sports Quiz Team who represented the school so well in Fahy on Friday last. #6th #5th #News #Sport

HANDLE Information Evening

Here in Newport National School we have worked closely with Karin Huber and Rosemarie Mason who help children to co-ordinate the body and brain systems through a series of 'move to learn' exercises. They design individual programmes which are adapted to work with the developmental stages of each child. Their interventions have been used to benefit many of our pupils. We are delighted to offer a FREE information evening, open to the public, where parents and others can find out more about how HANDLE techniques can assist learning, focus and concentration. To reserve a place, simply call the school on 098 41442 before 3pm weekdays by 1st March (Pls note school closed 21/21 Feb for mid-term)

Mid-term break

Remember, we have our mid-term break on Thursday and Friday 21st and 22nd February. The school will close at the normal time on Wednesday (2pm for Infants, 3pm for others) Enjoy the break! #News #PA

Silver Medal for Ellie!

Congrats and well done to Ellie O, who played brilliantly in Salthill over the weekend and brought home a silver medal in the Connacht Cumann na mBunscol Handball U-13 singles competition! Well done also to past pupil Matthew H who won Gold in the U-15 #News #6th #Sport

School closing early Wed 13 Feb

Don't forget, Newport NS is closing at 11am this Wednesday 13th February to facilitate the families with children making confirmation at 12 noon #News #PA

Guitar Class

We had a huge turnout for Chris O'Malley's first guitar lesson on Thursday. The children are starting to learn their chords and we look forward to following their progress! #AfterSchoolClub #News #2nd #3rd4th #4th5th #6th

Mental Health & Wellbeing Workshop for Parents

Please note the following workshop may be of interest to many parents... Dear School, Attached is a flyer with details of an upcoming workshop for parents titled “Mental Health & Wellbeing”. This workshop supports parents to encourage and promote positive mental health and wellbeing in their children. It also explores how the building of resilience in children helps them to manage and cope with the day to day stresses of life as they occur. Kind Regards Patricia Carney Centre Administrator Mayo Education Centre Tel: 094 9020702 Email: #PA #News

Health Screening for new entrants

Reminder - Health Screening (Vision, Hearing, Height & Weight) will take place for JUNIOR INFANTS and any other new entrants to the school NEXT WEEK MON - THURS Consent forms were sent home on Monday and should be signed and returned TOMORROW FRIDAY so that there are no delays when the medical team arrives on Monday (If you did not receive or have lost your form, call Fiona for a new one) #News #PA #JuniorInfants20182019 #health

Open Evening - Thank You

Thank you to everyone who came along to our Open Evening yesterday - we hope you found it enjoyable and informative. If you have any questions at all about the school, feel free to call 098 41442 before 3pm Mon to Fri. If you still require an Enrolment Pack, we can send one in the post or you can just drop in to the school secretary (this week if possible). All relevant documents (School Handbook, Starting School booklet and Enrolment form) can also be downloaded from our DOWNLOADS page Remember, you can also pre-enrol online New infants will be invited to the school for their own introductory day in June and we will keep in touch with everyone who has given us their contact details. #News

Open Evening

Parents are very welcome to join us for our OPEN EVENING this WEDNESDAY 6th February 7-8pm This is a great chance to meet the staff, see the school's amenities and hear all about the school and our plans for the future Enrolment Packs will be available on the night. If you cannot make it along to our Opebn Evening, don;t panic - simply call the school on 098 41442 to make an appointment to visit or request an enrolment pack #PA #News

Board of Management Report

A report from the school's Board of Management is available to read or download/print - simply go to the DOWNLOADS page or CLICK HERE #PA #News

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