Sports & Activities
Sports & Activities
Sports and Activities.
In Mount Sion, education is not confined to the classroom. From the earliest years our children are encouraged and enabled to engage in a wide range of activities and sporting pursuits. There is something to suit all tastes, talents and aptitudes. As teachers we endeavour to help each child find an avenue of interest throughout their time in Mount Sion which they may carry with them as they go through life. From chess to gardening, from Irish dancing to Olympic Handball, from debating to book clubs, it’s all happening down Barrack Street way! So whether you want to be the next Ken McGrath or Gary Kasparov, here at Mount Sion you will find an activity to compliment your school days!
Mount Sion is a name famed in hurling circles and that devotion and affinity with our national game continues to thrive in our school. Each generation inherits a new legacy and when we number names such as John Keane, Pat Fanning, Frankie Walsh and Ken McGrath amongst our past pupils it is no wonder Gaelic games occupy a central role in our sporting pursuits.
Recently our 3rd their first time playing on the county’s premier pitch and also their first time representing the school! They had a brilliant day playing Ferrybank, St Paul’s and St Stephens.
CHAMPS (Celebrating Hurling At Mount Sion Primary School) week! Annually our yard hurling finals, begun over years ago by the great Br Dowling take pride of place this week! Such is their fame we are often visited by some very special visitors!
What a day! The pupils, staff and friends of Mount Sion were out in force. The city of Waterford had a taste of how much fun it is to learn in Mount Sion. We had farm animals, crayons, surgeons, minions, book characters, circus folk, boys in the hood and even a pyjama party. Can you spot our staff in the photos?
We have submitted a body of work to be adjudicated by Discover Primary Science and Maths. Each class from Junior Infants to Sixth Class has contributed evidence of Maths, Science, Technology and Engineering. We hope to achieve the Award of Excellence in Maths and Science before the end of the term.. As part of the process we needed to showcase our work. We held a whole school assembly where 35 children from Junior Infants to Sixth class presented their work on behave of their classes. Take a look at our photo story and watch this spot...