Friendship Week

For the last week, we have been celebrating Friendship Week in St Molaga’s. Each class studied poems about friendship and made a special effort to be nice to one another! Some classes made friendship chains and friendship bracelets, while others wrote poems about friendship.

Throughout the week, the children collected Friendship Tokens when they were seen being friendly and polite. Everyone made a great effort to win as many tokens as possible. Here are the children who received a certificate for being the most friendly and courteous in their class.

Internet Safety Talk

Dear Parents/Guardians,

Please find information below on a workshop on Internet safety which must be on all our minds at the moment. Further details from the library.

Balbriggan Library 
Thursday 8th @ 6.30pm

Children’s internet Safety and Cyberbullying talk for parents/guardians support by Barnardos

The workshop focuses on the topic of their children’s internet safety and cyberbullying, including time for questions. IT offers parents an opportunity to consider how they can increase their child’s online safety and what to do if they suspect their child is experiencing cyber-bullying.  Parents are encouraged to focus on how they can monitor their child’s use and online behaviour. There will be take home information that offers up to date information in relation to the apps their child may be using and associated safety considerations.

Please book at the desk, by phone 8704401, or email balbrigganlibrary@fingal.ie

Young Scientists !

Thank you to Emily and Lucy from Ardgillan Community College for presenting their BT Young Scientist project to Ms. Walsh’s 4th class.

Emily and Lucy’s project was about the use of micro plastics in facial washes.

They were very informative and answered lots of questions. They were deleighted to hear all about Ms Walsh’s class project which was at the BT Young Scientist Fair. 

Primary Science Fair

Ms Walsh’s fourth class took part in the Primary Science Fair at the RDS on Saturday, 13th January.

The RDS Primary Science Fair showcases STEM investigations (science, technology, engineering and maths) undertaken by 4th-6th class children. With a core focus on children’s skills development, it brings together teachers, parents and students to showcase class projects, share experiences and learn from each other. The primary science Fair takes place alongside the BT Young Scientist Exhibition.

The fourth class pupils, teachers and parents had a great day at the fair. The children had studied how cranes work and  built a number of model cranes from recyclable materials. Thank you to Fergal, Jodie’s grandad for building us a crane from wood.

The pupils impressed the judges with their knowledge and enthusiasm about cranes and they also taught the  judges some Gaeilge!

During the day in the RDS the children had an opportunity to experience some presentations and films on STEM related subjects. They visited a number of exhibitions and really enjoyed the experience.

Well done to all and a big thank you to Ms Walsh and Ms 0′ Brien for facilitating this work with the children. .

 

Our Busy First Term

Our class were very busy during the first term of school this year. In September and October, Ms. Hegarty came into our class and taught lessons on samba drumming. We learned various call and response tunes and we tried them out with all sorts of instruments. We finished it all off with a Samba Drumming workshop during Arts week. Here are some pictures of us practicing…

 
 
 
 
Our class did a lot of work on procedural writing during October and November. We put that knowledge to good use in our lessons on conceptual art. Each pupil wrote detailed instructions on how to create their artwork. Then a different pupil in the class had to follow the steps and try to create it. This was a lot more difficult than it seems! Sometimes the art turned out just as the artist wanted it to. Sometimes it looked a bit different, but it all looked beautiful! Below are pictures of some of our artworks and the artists who created them.
 
 
 
 
Of course, procedural writing also came in very handy when we made pizza and soda bread! Yummy!
 
 
 
In December, we learned all about the Neolithic (Stone Age) people, the Winter Solstice, and Newgrange. We even went on a class trip to Newgrange. The Visitor Centre was very interesting, but the highlight was going into the 5,000 year old structure itself just one week before the Winter Solstice and our Christmas holidays.
 
 
 
We worked really hard during the first term and, after our Christmas break, we’re ready to begin again! Bring it on!
 

Christmas Concert

Happy Christmas to everyone in St. Molaga’s S.N.S.

We had a great morning at our annual class performances. Well done to all the children, teachers and SNAs who have worked so hard. We really enjoyed the fun and entertainment.

Have a very Happy Christmas everyone and a well earned rest.

See you all next year on the 8th January.

Christmas Play

Well done to everyone who took part in our “Children of the World” Christmas play today. The children had been practicing singing and performing songs for weeks and learned their lines excellently! What a brilliant play, you should all be very proud of yourselves! Thanks to all the parents for coming to see us perform. Almost set for the Christmas break!

Christmas Food Appeal

We would like to thank all of our parents and pupils for the generous donations they made to the Christmas food appeal in St. Molaga’s S.N.S.

The food and presents were collected on Friday morning by the volunteers from the Balbriggan branch of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul and will be distributed locally. I know that many families in our local community will benefit greatly from your kindness and generosity.

 

Balbriggan Co. Dublin