We had our traditional bulb planting today with all our new pupils in St.Molaga’s Senior N.S. We were delighted that some parents joined us as bulb planting is one of the most enjoyable events in the early months of the new school year. The pupils learned how to plant the bulbs correctly and are now eagerly awaiting the spring, when they can enjoy the daffodils and tulips to the right of the path as they walk into school. They were amazed to learn that the bulbs will continue to flower long after they have left St. Molaga’s.
During the interval of the 3rd/4th class Molaga’s Got Talent final, Kevin I from Ms McGinley’s class read The Gruffalo to us. Kevin had rehearsed this a lot and really entertained everyone with his fantastic voices!!
Follow the link for a clip of one of his rehearsals, as well as a picture of a Gruffalo that Kevin drew.
On the 20th of June, the school had a football blitz with the 5th and 6th class teams. The winning team will play against the teachers next week. Here are some photographs taken of the football blitz.
Near the end of the Football Blitz we took photographs of the teams.
Well done to our senior boys football team who played in Parnell Park today. They played a brilliant match but it was not their day. We are all very proud of them and their managers, Mr Brown and Ms Daly. Thank you for all your hard work.
Thank you to all our supporters also who showed their appreciation of our great team.
The RSA came to visit today, ourselves and MS Sullivan’s Class had a terrific presentation and discussion about road safety.
Congratulations and well done to Jake and CJ who took part in a sponsored swim at Christmas and raised €300 for St. Molaga’s S.N.S. This money will go towards the cost of a Friendship Bench in memory of Craig Williams.
On Wednesday last, we were lucky enough to go to Cinderella in Ardgillan CC, the students put on a fantastic show, we’re so impressed. We hope we get to see next years show! Being an active school, we walked.
We were delighted to have a visit from two Garda and their horses, Donnagh and Oscar today. This was a prize for our achievement in winning the overall prize in the Garda Christmas Card competition in December. Kevin Dowling won the overall prize and Alanna McCormack won the top prize in her category. Congratulations again to you two and I would like to say Thank you on behalf of all in St. Molagas to Alanna and Kevin for their achievements.
Each class had an opportunity to meet the horses and hear all about the work of the Garda Mounted Unit which is based in the Phoenix Park. They also had time to ask lots of questions and to pet the horses. I would like to say a big Thank You to Garda Kate who organised this event for us.
Congratulations and well done to Mark Gaffney, father of Josh Gaffney Flood in Ms Reilly’s S.L.D. class who took part in the Christmas swim and raised €330 for the school. Well done to all the family who helped raise these funds which will be put to good use in the school.
This is our St. Molaga’s sweet collection for North County Outreach. It was collected on the 7th and the 8th November. In Geography we learned about homelessness and how it has increased through out the years.
Ms Sullivan’s fifth class decided to contact North County Outreach to see if we could donate some of our Halloween candy. The next day we all made posters to ask the pupils of St. Molaga’s if they could donate at least one thing from their Halloween bag. Pupils from Ms Sullivan’s 5th class went around the school with notes and posters sharing our idea. In the next few days we collected five big boxes of sweets and treats. On Tuesday, 8th our teach
er drove the collection over to North County Outreach. They were thankful for our donations and we were happy to help with the organisation.
By Zofia & Chloe
We have just come to the end of a very successful Arts Week in St. Molaga’s.
On Monday we had a visit from Brian Gallagher, author of a number of books published by O’Brien Press. We have read Stormclouds, Against the Divide and Friend or Foe. We learned that he is currently writing a book set inBalbriggan during 1920 when the town was attacked by the Black & Tans, an event known as the sack of Balbriggan. we are looking forward to the publication of this book next year.
On Tuesday, Ms Ferguson facilitated dance classes and we certainly showed our moves and learned a few new ones.
On Wednesday we had drumming workshops with Neil Dowling and on Thursday , Aideen McBride entertained and scared us a little with her stories. Friday, we had our character day and while dressed as book characters we had music workshops with Maria Sheil and an opportunity to compose music with Peter Moran.
The Book Fair was also well attended by pupils and parents and as usual there was a great display of books and games. We will be able to replace and renew four class libraries from the proceeds of the book fair so that our pupils can continue to access new and interesting books in school.
Thank you to Ms Hegarty and all the teachers who helped to organise this wonderful creative learning opportunity for us.
We are looking forward already to next year. we hope that everyone has an enjoyable and safe Halloween break.
We held a Goal Jersey Day on the 16th September, the Friday before the All Ireland of Dublin v Mayo. We all enjoyed dressing in our favourite jerseys and each pupil was asked to donate to GOAL. We collected €720 and today,Louise from the Goal organisation, visited our school.
In the morning she facilitated two Drama workshops with 6th classes which were great fun and made us think about the work of Goal and life in a developing country. In the afternoon she spoke to 5th & 6th class about the work undertaken by GOAL in countries worldwide. We learned a lot about the work of GOAL and how we helped contribute to it through our donation. We will continue to learn about global citizenship, climate change, migration, the refugee crisis, conflict and natural disasters in our SPHE work in class.
Well done to the Athletics Team who were fantastic today at Newbridge House.
Next Wednesday 25th MAY, in Balbriggan library, there is a FREE information session for parents on Speech and Language Difficulties in young children (aged 5 – 12)
The talk is from 7pm to 8pm. To book your FREE place, parents can contact the library directly on 8704401.
What is Speech and Language Therapy?
Typical development in young children.
Red Flags – Causes for Concern.
How to make a referral.
Congratulations and well done to all our teams today in the Credit Union Quiz. Special mention to Caoimhe, Sophie, Caoimhe and Aaron who won 2nd prize. We are very proud of all the pupils who took part.