Sallins National School

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First Holy Communions

The three second classes will be making their First Holy Communion this weekend. On Saturday 16th of May, Ms. Cullen’s class will have their communion mass at 11:00 am. After that Mrs. Dowler’s class will have their mass at 1:00 pm. The following day, Sunday 17th of May Ms. Culhane’s class will make their First Holy Communion at 12:00 pm. We wish them the best of luck on their special day!



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Aquaponics System

In the tank there are lots of fish. Some of the fish are called weather lovers, fancy goldfish, koy, cray fish and the babies are called fries. The aquaponics system works when the fish produce ammonia which produces nitrite and then converts to nitrates which the plants take up and this is how they grow. Some of the plants are green beans, sugar snaps, lettuce, tomatoes, chives, parsley, red chard and pak choi. The tank can hold 1000+ litres. We are trying to keep the temperature at 21.5 degrees Celsius. There is also some natural drift wood floating in the tank to make the fish feel safe.

 These are some of the plants we are growing in the aquaponics system.


This is what the aquaponics system looks like from the outdoors. IMG_2426

These are some radishes we are growing. IMG_2427

The water runs from the top of the white poles down to the bottom. IMG_2422

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Sallins N.S. will be closed on be closed on Friday the 22nd of May as the school will be used as a polling station.

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The senior girls camogie are in the middle of a five match league. Today they played against Crookstown. Unfortunately Sallins weren’t successful in winning this match but showed great skill, teamwork and good sportsmanship. Wish us luck in our match against Rathmore next week!

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