Balbriggan Roadrunners Event

On the evening of Thursday 31st May, a family-friendly running event took place in Balbriggan as part of the Balbriggan Summerfest celebrations. This was a 5 km run, starting and finishing at St. Molaga’s school. Well done to all who got involved, including many children and staff in the school. Hopefully this will become an annual event and more and more families from the school will get involved each year.

Active Flag Committee present their findings

At our Green Schools Action Day on Friday 1st June, four children from the Active Flag committee represented the school at a stand in the hall. Many parents came in to view the Green Schools projects and to talk to the children from various committees to hear about what we are doing in school. The children from the Active Flag Committee presented the results of a recent survey undertaken by Ms Grey’s 6th class to find out how many children in the school are involved in different sports clubs outside school. Well done to them and to all the children who took part in activities on the day.

The 2018 St. Molaga’s Junior boys team

Congratulations to the 2018 St. Molaga’s Junior boys team. There were an amazing team who had a great year winning every match in the league and knockout phases to reach the final of the Fingal league.  Although narrowly beaten in the final they never gave up. Hopefully they’ll all be back next year fighting to get a place on what promises to be a great senior team.

It has been a pleasure to work with this team alongside Ms. Long. I’d like to thank Ms. Costello and all the other teachers and parents who have supported and helped out with the various boys and girls Gaelic teams.

Mr. Gorman 

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Action Day – 6th Green Flag

To celebrate the raising of our 6th Green Schools Flag we held an Action Day in the school on Friday 1st June.

Each class displayed the work they had done to help achieve the flag. The theme was Global Citizenship – Litter and Waste. The projects, art work and games on display were varied and all were very interesting.

Well done also to the Green School Committee for all their hard work over the last two years!

Work on our 7th flag will begin in September!

Click on the link to see some photographs!

Pat Browne Rugby Cup final 30th May 2018

Congratulations to all the wonderful members of our tag rugby team who took part in the finals of the Pat Browne cup on Wednesday night! They fought valiantly over three rounds, scoring some amazing tries and grabbing tags with extraordinary skill. Shannon, who was captain of the team at the knock-out stages and on the night of the final, gave wonderful leadership, keeping the team on their toes and in line! Ciarán and Eoin scored some stand-out tries and Eli was the tag-grabber of the night, slipping in between players like an eel to grab every tag in sight. Well done to Hannah and Nathan, both seasoned rugby players, and Katie who gave us a master class in how well skill in Gaelic can transfer to skill in rugby! Excellent performances were also made on the night by Toby, Jude and Cathal (also from our Gaelic team!) and not forgetting to mention Seán – the man to call on when you’ve a need for speed! Important also to acknowledge the players who were not able to participate in the final but who took part the the heats and in the blitz last September, all helping to get us to the finals this year. Sadly the trophy went to Balscadden at the end of the night, but it was a very closely contested match and I’ve no doubt that the trophy will be heading back to St Molaga’s again in 2019 as it did in 2017 and 2015!

Active School Activity Rewards

At two o’ clock yesterday, there must have been a dozen classes out and about in the school grounds all at the same time! Every single open space was in use: the front of the school, the Gaelic pitch, the yard, the basketball pitch, the small all-weather pitch, 5th/6th football area and another four classes out on the large all-weather pitch. There were different groups of children playing cricket, basketball, rounders, following maps, skipping, playing with hoola hoops, practicing ball skills and no fewer than five different football matches on all at once! Many teachers are rewarding good work and good behaviour with extra activity time, so there must have been a lot of very good children in St. Molaga’s this week!

Junior Boys receive Heroes Welcome

Our wonderful Junior Boys Gaelic team received a heroes welcome when they returned from playing in the Fingal League final in Abbotstown today. Sadly they did not bring the trophy with them but they played an exceptionally good game against tough opposition (Gaelscoil Brian Boroimhe) and they fought like warriors, never letting their heads go down and making Brain Boroimhe work very hard for every point they scored. The team worked very hard and played some exceptional football to get to the finals, and while the result on the day didn’t go their way, they were wonderful ambassadors for their school and should wear their medals with pride! Many congratulations to: Adam M, Callum J, Jamie M, Sean C, Shane C, Callum T, Ryan T, Adam D, Billy R, C.J M, Sean A, James B, Judge I, Max K, Sean L, Conor M, Daniel N, Callum D, Adam K, Daniel K IMG_5627 and Sean M.

Green School Action Day

Over the past 2 years St. Molaga’s S.N.S. pupils and staff have been working on achieving their 6th Green School Flag. The theme of this flag is Global Citizenship-Litter & Waste.

Every class has undertaken a project on the theme and their work will be on display in the school hall on Friday 1st June from 11:15 to 12:15.

The Green School Committee would like to invite you to view our work and celebrate the raising of the flag on Friday.

We look forward to meeting with you in St. Molaga’s S.N.S. on Friday,

5th Class visits the National Gallery and National History Museum

On Friday 18th May, 5th Class visited the National Gallery and National History Museum. It was a lovely day out and we really enjoyed it.

We had a guided tour in the National Gallery and saw paintings from artists such as Claude Monet, Pablo Picasso and Jack B Yeats. We were also lucky enough to be some of the first people to see a newly installed piece by Joe Caslin called “Finding Power”.

 

We loved the National History Museum and learned a lot about native animals and international animals.

Researching some native animals
We recognised the curlew from the school yard!
Look at the size of that fish!

 

An active panda?

There were reports of a panda playing basketball on yard on Friday. The students of Ms Ferguson’s class reported that she was great at basketball and took a breakto snack on bamboo. She said she would be back for Active Week and that we can call her “Active Panda”!

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