Our sixth classes took part in the Active Ireland “Taking on the Teachers” challenge. We did basketball relays, tug of war, a penalty shoot out and golf (which everyone found hard!) At the end of the challenge, it was a draw but sixth class won after a basketball shoot out. Everyone was delighted, especially when they got a night off homework as a prize!
In even better news, we just learned that our school, along with another school in Donegal, won the competition so we have won €150 of sports equipment for the school.
An tseachtain seo, fuaireamar dea-scéal ó Chonradh na Gaeilge faoi bheirt as a scoil seo a bhuaigh duaiseanna i gcomórtas ealaíne náisiúnta! During Seachtain na Gaeilge many children in St. Molaga’s did wonderful work in art and writing and there were many prizewinners in our school writing competitions and art – “illustrate a seanfhocal” – competition. Prizes (gift vouchers generously provided by the Parents’ Committee) were awarded to one child from each class for their essays/stories and to one child from each year in art. Winning entries have been on display in the front hall of the school since Seachtain na Gaeilge. Many children from the school also entered their pieces of writing and pictures into the National Competition, and this week two children from St. Molaga’s, Sarah from Ms Carmody’s class and Lena from Ms Leonard’s class, were delighted to receive cheques in the post for coming in 2nd place and 3rd place in the National Seachtain na Gaeilge Art competition! Comhghairdeas de na páistí go léir a ghlac páirt sa chomórtas agus a bhfuair teastais álainn ó Chonradh na Gaeilge.
School Writing Competition Class winners for Seachtain na Gaeilge 2017:
3rd Class: Emma D, Julia G. M, Holly W. and Juwaria B.
4th Class: Najat M. Adam K, Ruth C. and Ella L.
5th Class: Jake O, Katie D. Charlie B and Zofia.
6th Class: Josh C, Katelyn C, Emma R and Cillian H.
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.
St Molaga’s school choir took FIRST PRIZE at the Feis Ceoil in the RDS on Tuesday 8th March. The choir won the competition for Unison Junior choirs and gave fantastic performance of ‘The Tiger’ and ‘Pure Imagination’ from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. The adjudicator Catherine Ennis (daughter of Seamus Ennis) praised the choir for their enthusiastic singing, impressive breath control, in tune singing and warm tone. Their score was 87/100 which was very high indeed. Teachers Jennifer Ferguson and Patricia Hegarty were very proud of their talented and hard-working singers. Everyone was delighted that all the hard work paid off. They received a beautiful silver trophy which will take pride of place in the school trophy cabinet for one year. The choir were accompanied on the piano by Noreen Gavin from Skerries.
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.
The Drogheda Choir Competition
Yesterday 18/11/15 I went with the choir to the Barbican Theatre in Drogheda. I was with the senior choir. We were competing in 2 competitions. We left the school at 10.00am. We got there at around 10.30. We had to go to the dressing rooms to practise our songs. We practised for 15mins. We were 3rd up for singing. We sang Jim along Josie and Rule the World. We sang really well but unfortunately we didn’t win. We thought we came 2nd place. We sang in a secondary school competition just for the fun. We sang Wade in the Water and Say Something. We were really good but obviously we didn’t win. When we were done we went to the old folks home to sing some songs. We had a fun day.
Reuben, 5th class.
Well done to Aisling in Ms. Walshe’s class, she guessed the nearest number in the Jar of Sweets competiton. She guessed 205 and the correct number was 206. Well done Aisling and we hope you and your class all enjoy your treat!