Flag Day 2022

Walterstown NS held “Flag Day” yesterday to celebrate the awarding of three flags that we successfully earned this year. Our school was very proud of this huge achievement!

WNS were awarded the:

  • Green Flag
  • Active Flag
  • Amber Flag

The whole school community worked very hard to meet the criteria for each of the above flags. We held a whole school assembly on the yard – the first time we were able to do this in a long time! Members of the Green, Active and Amber Flag Committees spoke before each flag was raised to a rounding applause!

Afterwards, the Parents’ Association kindly organised a visit from the ice-cream van to celebrate the amazing achievement. Everyone was delighted with their ice-cream/slushie!

Well done to all involved!

First Holy Communion

Congratulations to our wonderful 2nd Class pupils who made their First Holy Communion on Saturday. They were blessed with fabulous weather for the big day!

Thanks to the staff and families for preparing them and to Fr. Tom for a beautiful ceremony. A special thanks to the parents of 1st Class & the Parents Association for organising and preparing the party back at school.

Well done to all involved!

Fire Safety with Cobh Fire Station

David and Paul from Cobh Fire Brigade visited Walterstown NS last Thursday. They gave a very informative fire safety presentation in the halla, before allowing each class the opportunity to explore their fire truck.

The children really enjoyed sitting in the fire truck and learning about all the different equipment and fire safety clothing fire-fighters use.

A big thanks to David and Paul for taking the time to visit our school and providing us with the skills and knowledge to remain safe in any fire emergency!

Cobh GAA Partnership/Coaching

Diarmuid Kearney has been doing fantastic work with Junior Infants – Rang 2 this academic year!

The children built up their strength, coordination and fundamental movement skills before Christmas through Gaelic football. For the last few weeks, Diarmuid has focussed on teaching hurling/camogie skills.

Cobh GAA’s School Coaching Program in Walterstown NS has been a great success!

A huge thanks to Diarmuid for sharing his knowledge and skill with us in the school to date.

If anyone is considering joining Cobh GAA club, please click on the link below for training time information.

Sacraments 2022

School principals met this morning with Father Aquinas at the Parish Office to arrange the sacraments for the year ahead. See below:

  • First Confession will take place in Ballymore Church @ 7pm on March 24th
  • First Communion will take place in Ballymore Church @ 11am on May 7th.
  • Confirmation dates will be finalised in the coming days.

We are looking forward to all the celebrations in 2022!