UNIFORM SURVEY RESULTS

Q1. Do you want a uniform to continue at St. Pauls YES 91.7% NO 8.3%
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Q2. Are you happy for this to continue? YES 93.2% NO 6.8%
Q3. Do you want the school crest on the uniform YES 95% NO 5%
Iron On 22%
Sew On 65%
Either 4%
No Crest 5%
Comments included:
– Maybe crest just on jumper
– Crest not needed on T Shirt
– Crest make them expensive
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Farewell to Tilman

St. Paul’s Transition Year Students say “Goodbye” to Tilman Muller-Scholtz, a German student, who has been on a European exchange programme for the past 7 months. According to Ms. Reilly, Principal, this European programme is beneficial to both visiting students and our own students, creating a greater understanding of each others language and culture. St. Paul’s has hosted students from Italy, Brazil, Spain, Argentina, Germany and the USA.
To celebrate this European cultural exchange, TY students of German, hosted a German themed farewell celebration for Tilman with samplings of traditional German. Students made a presentation of a signed hurley to Tilman as a memento of his visit to Waterford. Our thanks to Ms. Reilly, Principal, Mr. Bill Mullen, Year Head TY, Ms. Maeve Tobin and Ms. Noeleen Dooley, German Teacher.

Viking Voices

On Friday 21st March, our school took part in a performance in Christ Church Cathederal. Three original compositions based on the City’s Viking heritage were performed. Designed to nurture and develop the creative skills of students and to coincide with the City’s Anniversary Celebrations, the collaborative project was facilitated by poet Mark Roper, Composer Eric Sweeney and Fado Productions Kay Sinnott Browne. It was funded by Waterford City Council Arts Grants Scheme.

In September 2013, first and transition year classes were invited to compose three songs based on specific artefacts displayed at Reginald’s Tower, and Viking related themes. Research was undertaken as classes availed of free guided tours of the Tower. Under the guidance of poet and composer, and ably assisted by Ms. Dunne, Music Teacher and Hilary Cantwell, Librarian, the creative process began. Each composition is the manifestation of the students’ understanding of a culture, its people and a period in time, based on what was left behind.

Pictured are: Ms. Noreen Reilly, Principal, Mr. John Gallagher, Deputy Principal, Ms. Gerri Dunne, Music Teacher, Brian Flynn, Craig Reidy, Aoibheann Doyle, Saoirse Cullen, Ryan Dalton, Aaron O’Regan and Mareicke. Well done and congratulations to everyone involved in this wonderful project.
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