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!
Third classes are a frenzy of wings, sunhats, drums, stars and candy canes this week as all the children and teachers sing their hearts out and prepare for next week’s performances of “Children of the World”.
Looking forward to seeing lots of parents and grandparents at our shows on
Tuesday (Ms Geraghty/Ms Brennock/Ms Kiely) and on Wednesday (Ms Carmody/Ms Sullivan/Ms Kiely).
We had a visit on Friday from Eimer. She is a marine biologist. She works with sharks and seahorses. We learned a lot about sharks and we got the chance to handle some artifacts. Click on the link to see some pictures.
HAPPY HALLOWEEN to all the spooky souls in Ms Geraghty’s 3rd class! If anybody has any left over sweets after Halloween, we will be collecting donations on Monday and Tuesday for charity. Remember to have a safe and happy midterm, we will see you all on Monday, November 6th.
All four 3rd classes have been partaking in GAA lessons with Larissa each week this term. Today, some children had the opportunity to represent their school in a local GAA blitz!
Well done to all who took part! St. Molaga’s 3rd class students played brilliantly against 3rd class children from local schools.
It was great to see such good sportsmanship from all! Maith sibh!
If any parents are interested in sending their children for additional GAA coaching, O’Dwyers GAA club are always looking for new members!
Here are some pictures of our day!
All the classes in St. Molaga’s SNS worked extremely hard on making artwork based on different artists. Our work was displayed altogether in our very own art “museum” – our school hall! Today, we had the chance to look at and discuss some of the brilliant artwork created by all the classes from 3rd to 6th.
Ms Geraghty’s class studied the abstract artist Wassily Kandinsky – a Russian abstract artist from the 20th century. We hope everyone enjoyed the day and liked our abstract art!
We really enjoyed looking at everyone’s artwork. St. Molaga’s has a lot of very talented artists!!
We had two Math Quizzes in the hall on Thursday as part of Maths Week. The teams were all mixed, with children from 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th all being on teams together. Ms Geraghty, Ms Donnellan, Ms Ferguson and Mr Brown’s classes took part in the first quiz. Ms Carmody, Ms Walsh, Ms McNicholas and Ms McMahon’s classes took part in the second quiz. Everyone had a great time!
The winners of the first quiz – a draw!
The winners of the second quiz.
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.
Old roll books, copies from the 1960s, old photographs, primary school certificates, tape recorders and powder paint…. These are just some of the artefacts we had the opportunity to examine during our history stations!
We read about a boy called John who attended our school in the 1960s who dreamed of becoming a pilot, we wonder did his dreams come true! We also learned the history of our school and all about St. Molaga – The Man of the Bees!
Have a look at historians at work!
A great day was had by all today as we ventured down to Balbriggan library. We had the opportunity to hunt for books using the dewey decimal system and discover lots of fiction and non-fiction books. We learned that up to TWELVE books at a time can be taken out for free at the library for 3 weeks. We learned how to become members of the library and got forms to sign up. Some children who are already members of Balbriggan library even got the chance to pick some new books to take home today! We can’t wait to get home to read!
Today was jersey day in aid of GOAL charity. We wore our jerseys in to school to support the Dublin Vs Mayo team. Here are some of our Dublin supporters in their jerseys! Go raibh maith agaibh, we raised a lot of money for the charity and we all had fun!
Best of luck to the Dublin team this weekend in the All Ireland Final!
UP THE DUBS!
Well done to Esther and Evan who both took part in the senior students vs teachers football match today.
The junior match won 6-5 with the students winning with a penalty (unlucky for the teachers!). The senior students vs teacher match also saw the students win 3-2 after a brilliantly competitive game!
Well done to all that took part and to the spectators for all their support!
How likely are you to win the Lotto? Although we would LOVE to say it is a definite chance, we all know that it is very unlikely. Possible – but unlikely!!
This week we were learning about the probability of certain outcomes. For example: What is the chance of rolling an odd/even number on a dice? That’s right, there is an equal chance!
We played lots of probability games like spinning a spinner and landing on different animals, flipping coins, choosing different coloured marbles out of a mystery bag. It was great fun!
Have a look at some of our photos!
Climbing walls, archery, orienteering, active games…. The fun in Ardgillan was endless! We were very lucky to have such great weather to enjoy our outdoor activities and have a picnic under the sun!
Football, rounders, basketball, rugby, obstacle courses, Drop Everything and Dance, Wake and Shake… Not to mention having exercise activities as our only homework!
An unbelievably fun week was had by all for Active Week and we weren’t even worn out by Friday!