After numerous trials and only being able to pick 16 boys from almost 60, Michael O Regan, Ms O Brien and Ms O Mahony headed off to Abbotstown for the FAI SPAR 5 aside soccer tournament. We had two teams entered into the competition. Both teams played very well considering the pace of the game and it being 5 a side soccer. The decision on who was to leave the group stages came down to the last match for one of the teams. Unfortunately St Ciaran’s knocked us out of the competition, however they went on to win the overall tournament on the day.
The boys played extremely well with outstanding performances from so many of them. A huge thank you to Ms Daly and Michael for organising the event. We wish the girls the very best of luck on Thursday 30th!
Ms O Brien’s group made coconut snowballs desserts. We made small balls of dough which we then rolled in sugar syrup and then into desiccated coconut. It was a messy lesson but lots of fun and there were even yummy to taste.
Painting with Ice
We poured different coloured paints into ice cube trays. We placed lollipop sticks in to the centre of each paint cube. We placed the trays into the freezer for 24 hours. When we removed the ice cubes of paint from the trays we the set about painting Christmas themed paintings. It was extremely messy but great fun.
Lemon Drizzle Cake
As a group we planned how to bake a lemon drizzle cake. We listed the ingredients and the method in sequence. Lucky us we got to go into the staffroom to bake the cake. We all took turns measuring, beating and mixing the cake. Ms O Brien placed the mixture into the oven for 55 mins at 180 degrees.
When it was cooled the next day we returned to the staffroom and mixed icing sugar and lemon juice together to make the drizzle icing. We were able to eat it immediately. It was delicious.
Our Senior Choir are performing at a Laudate Festival.
This is a festival celebration of Primary School/parish faith community through song and reflection during Catholic Schools Week.
Our Lady of Victories Church in Ballymun on Tuesday 31st January at 7.00
This pilot project of the Dublin Archdiocese brings children from twenty one primary schools of the Archdiocese along with parishioners and choirs together to celebrate the gift of one another, to celebrate the gift of Catholic education and to sing an enjoyable, shared and engaging repertoire.
All are welcome (parents, families, friends and parishioners), with free entry to the Laudate festval night.
Catholic Schools week is on from Sunday 29th January to Saturday February 4th.
Click on this link for primary schools resources in Catholic Schools Week
The Active School Flag (ASF) is awarded to schools that strive to achieve a physically educated and physically active school community. The process aims to get more schools, more active, more often.
Schools wishing to achieve the ASF begin the process by self-evaluating their current provision across 3 areas: Physical Education, Physical Activity and Partnerships. Schools must also organise an Active School Week programme and commit to having it as part of their annual school calendar. Schools that can say ‘yes’ to all of the ASF success criteria will be awarded with the active flag. The flag remains valid for a period of 3 years after which time schools will be invited to re-apply.
ASF is a Department of Education and Skills initiative supported by Healthy Ireland.
The school has experienced the sudden death of Craig Williams, a pupil in sixth class due to an accident while on holiday. We are deeply saddened by the death of Craig. Our thoughts are with his family at this time. Craig was a popular member of our school, of Ms McMahon’s Sixth class and a good friend. He enjoyed sports and loved to play football and basketball with his class at lunch. Craig was also a talented member of our school choir. He had a great sense of fun and always had a great big smile on his face. Craig will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by all pupils and staff in St. Molaga’s.
I have the pleasure in appointing Fr. Chris Derwin as Chaplain to St. Molaga’s this year. Niamh Morris, our Parish Pastoral Worker, again takes on the role of overall co-ordination of Sacramental Preparation in the Parish.
I would appreciate if you could publish the following notice on your website:
In the next few weeks, parents/guardians who wish to present their child to prepare for the Sacrament of Confirmation will be asked for their child’s Catholic Baptismal certificate. Now is a good time to obtain that certificate from the Catholic Church where your child was baptised if you haven’t already got a copy. Only those who have been baptised in the Roman Catholic Church may be presented for these Sacraments”
Again, welcome back and I wish every blessing on the School Cornmunity.