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St. Stephen's De La Salle
Waterford, Ireland
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UPDATED: Tuesday October 22nd, 2019


Join us in St. Stephen's!
Would you like your son to join our amazing school community? Well, now's your chance! We have some spaces for enrolment in our Pre-School and Junior Infants! Get in touch with us for more details. You can phone the school on 051-871716, or fill out our contact form. You can also download a copy of our Application Form here. We're looking forward to hearing from you!

Mid-Term Break:
The mid-term break is almost here! St. Stephen's will close at
12:00pm this Friday, October 25th and re-open at 8:50am on Monday, November 4th. We hope that everyone enjoys the Halloween break!

Mayor's Visit:
The Mayor of Waterford Cllr. Breda Brennan will visit St. Stephen's this Thursday, October 24th. She will present certificates to boys who missed no days of school in 2018/2019. Well done to these terrific boys! Our school will also present certificates to boys who only missed one, two, or three days in the year, as that too is a marvellous achievement! Parents and families are welcome to come along for the presentation of certificates.

Spook-tacular Fun for Aistear:
Miss Kenny's Junior Infants really enjoyed their Aistear theme in October - it was all about Halloween! Check out what these terrific boys got up to by clicking here or watch a slideshow of the fang-tastic fun here!

Maths Week 2019:
Maths Week proved to be absolutely amazing in St. Stephen's! All week, there were lots of fun games, puzzles and Maths Trails, as the boys are shown that Maths is all around us, every day. Mr. R. Hayden's 6th Class used their Maths Eyes all around our school grounds, Mrs. Breen's 1st Class played lots of games and saw that Maths is all around us every day, while Mr. Russell's 5th Class took a Maths Trail around Ballybricken. 1st and 5th Class got together to do a Maths Trail - designed and written by the 5th Class boys specially for their friends in 1st Class. Miss O'Shea's 2nd Class were learning about place value. Mr. Coghlan's 3rd Class enjoyed a Maths Trail too. Check out our special Maths Week page to see many of the special activities undertaken in our school - there's "sum" load of photos!

Roots of Empathy in 5th Class:

St. Stephen's was delighted to host the first Family Visit in the 2019/2020 Roots of Empathy programme! Baby Bailey and her mum visited 5th Class on Wednesday, October 16th. Click here to see photos!

Busy Bees in Miss Kenny's Class:
Miss Kenny's Junior Infants have had an amazing time in their first few weeks in Junior Infants. Well done to all the boys for settling in so well! Visit Miss Kenny's class page HERE to see all the wonderful things that have been going on!


De La Salle College Show 2019:
Our 5th and 6th Classes went to see "Joseph and The Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat", staged by De La Salle College, on Tuesday, October 15th. Everyone enjoyed the show, and it was great to see many past pupils of our school on stage as part of the cast, and involved in other parts of the show's production. Well done to everyone involved for another excellent show!

Blast Off for Space Week in 5th Class:
Mr. Russell's 5th Class were celebrating Space Week Ireland 2019, part of World Space Week. The boys were learning lots about planet Earth, our solar system, and other interesting things about space, as well as doing some science experiments with a space theme. Read more about everything that happened in 5th Class for Space Week!

Busy times in Miss Keevers' 5th Class:
There's been LOADS happening in Miss Keevers' 5th Class! The boys enjoyed a History Trail around the city and had 4 weeks of energetic fun with their Zumba lessons! Well done to all the boys and keep up the great work!

Zumba Fun in 3rd Class!:
There's always great fun when classes have their Zumba lessons. 3rd Class enjoyed their four weeks and we caught some photos of the boys having fun - click here to see them!

September Highlights in the Pre-School:
September is always such a busy time! The fantastic boys in the Pre-School have settled in really well, and enjoyed a wonderful month of activities and games. See the photos here!

A Visit to the Park!:
1st Class and 5th Class visited the People's Park on Friday, September 20th. All the boys enjoyed the walk in the beautiful autumn sunshine! Photos of all the fun are HERE!

Rugby Coaching:
The boys in our 5th and 6th Classes were treated to some rugby coaching on Thursday, September 19th. They learned about the rules of the game, practiced some skills and played some small sided games. Check out photos from one of the sessions!

Drumming!:
Always a hugely popular activity in St. Stephen's, Drumming is back for 2019/2020! The first classes are halfway through their lessons and are enjoying their weekly drumming. The classes taking part for September are Miss Power's 2nd Class, Miss Byrne's 4th Class and Mr. Russell's 5th Class. Well done to everyone involved! Check out some photos from Mr. Russell's Class here!

Newsletter from Mr. Morris:
It's been a busy start to the 2019/2020 school year in St.  Stephen's! Everyone has settled in really well - catch up with all the news from the office with the latest newsletter - click here to read*! (*opens in a new window)

Aladdin Connect:
For better communication with our parents, St. Stephen's is now be using Aladdin Connect to relay information with regard to our pupils.  We will not be sending home any “paper notes” from now on.  It is very important that the phone number you gave to the office is correct and up to date. Please download the
Aladdin Connect App from your app store as soon as possible. We thank you as always for your co-operation. If you have any problems or questions, please call to the office!

Primary Schools Athletics:
The annual Waterford Primary Schools Athletics were held at the RSC on Tuesday, September 17th. Mr. Keevers travelled with a large number of athletes from St. Stephen's, and all the boys performed well. Full results will be posted later this week!

Gaelic Football:
The new school season of Gaelic Football is in full swing! The boys are in training already and picked up their first draw recently. Back in action again soon - check back for more in the coming weeks!

News and Events from St. Stephen's in 2018/2019:
As we do every year, all the news stories from the previous school year are moved into the news archive. Click here to read the stories that shaped the 2018/2019 school year, or here to see the list of options in our news archive!

FÍS Film Festival 2019:
St. Stephen's has once again entered the FÍS Film Festival! For 2019, Mr. Russell's 5th Class made a short film about Irish and American patriot Thomas Francis Meagher. Watch the film here!

Retirement of Mrs. King:
It was with regret and sadness that St. Stephen's saw the retirement of Mrs. King on June 28th, 2019. This brought to a close a distinguished teaching career, with many years of dedicated service to the pupils of St. Stephen's De La Salle. Mrs. King taught a number of classes over the years, including a long stint as our school's Home School Liaison Teacher, as well as curating the yearly writing genre competitions and coaching basketball. In recent years, Mrs. King worked tirelessly in her role as English Language Support Teacher. She was a dedicated, hard working teacher, who will be sorely missed by all of us at St. Stephens - pupils and staff alike. We wish Mrs. King many happy years in retirement and thank her for her dedication and huge efforts, for which all of us at St. Stephen's are very grateful.

Newsletter from Principal Mr. Morris:
Read the June 2019 newsletter from Principal of St. Stephen's, Mr. Morris, by clicking here!

 
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