Category Archives: EVENTS

Planting Spring Bulbs

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.

School Football Blitz 2017

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.

Freezing into place for an action photograph!
Goal!
Running after the ball
Going for the goal
Another goal?
Who’s going to get the ball?
Airtime!
Look! It’s Football Man!

Near the end of the Football Blitz we took photographs of the teams.

 

 

 

 

Senior Boys Football Final

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.

Garda Mounted Unit Visit

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.

North County Outreach

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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.hallowwen-treats2

By Zofia & Chloe

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Arts Week & Character Day

We have just come to the end of a very successful Arts Week in St. Molaga’s.img_1054arts-week
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.fullsizerender-21 fullsizerender-22
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.

Goal Jersey Day

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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.all-ireland

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.

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Speech and Language Information for Parents..

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.

Topics covered:
What is Speech and Language Therapy?
Typical development in young children.
Red Flags – Causes for Concern.
How to make a referral.