what a fantastic week of soccer for our senior girls and seniors boys teams. On Monday 12th of March, the girls played all the way to the semi final only to lose narrowly. We are very proud of our girls team. Well done!
Two boys teams represented the school on Friday 16th March. Both teams played excellent football. one-team placed 3 rd in their group. The other team won their group and lost in sudden death penalty shoot out in a play off. We are very proud of our two boys teams.
The 5th class children from St Molaga’s were invited to visit Balbriggan Community College. The children were split into different coloured groups on arrival. They then, with their group leader, visited the art room to make gory cuts out of paint, glue and plaster, the tech room to look at robots, the science lab to make fire and dissect a lambs heart and finally to their new amazing gymnasium to jump the high jump and climb the climbing wall.
The children got a real flavour of what secondary school in Balbriggan Community College will be like if they chose to go there.
Daniel from Ms Mc Ginley’s 6th class took part in the juvenile races as part of the Boyne 10k experience. He came first in the 400 metres in his age category. Well done Daniel. His buddies Josh and Shane were there to cheer him on.
Today we painted pictures of the Blue horse by Franz Marc and Eric Carle.
Franz Marc was a World War painter who believed that an animal could be any colour, it was all in your imagination. He was killed in action and his sketch book was found upon him. Eric Carle took this idea to create a children’s book called,
The Artist who painted the Blue Horse.
We also decided to paint the horse because it is the Chinese year of the horse.
A fantastic gentleman from Dublin zoo came to visit our school. He brought amazing animal parts such as an elephant’s foot, elephant’s teeth, a dead turtle and a Siberian tiger skin.
He told us amazing facts about elephants. They are so quiet when they walk because their feet spring when they walk. The live as long as six sets of teeth and each set lasts about 10 years.
Male turtles never ever leave the sea and a female turtle only ever leaves the sea to have her eggs and bury them before she returns to the sea. She never sees her baby turtle eggs hatch and probably never meets her babies.
We learned about the good things Dublin zoo does for all animals especially animals that are on the brink of extinction.
Today the 3rd class children planted their spring bulbs thanks to the Parents Association. There was a great variety planted on the school grounds, tall daffodils, tulips and alliums.Our caretaker Michael dug all the holes for us despite the wet weather. Ms Costello explained how to position the bulb for the daffodil to sprout up in the Spring. The children then wrote their own poems back in their classrooms. We are all looking forward to the splash of colour in the spring.
St Molaga’s held a massive fundraiser in our school on the 21/03/13. We raised €1,600 that day. The children had great fun throwing wet sponges at enthusiastic teachers, guess the name of teddies, count the sweets in the jar and buy tickets for our raffle. Thank you to our enthusiastic teachers and all our sponsors who contributed.