Please find information below on a workshop on Internet safety which must be on all our minds at the moment. Further details from the library.
Thursday 8th @ 6.30pm
Children’s internet Safety and Cyberbullying talk for parents/guardians support by Barnardos
The workshop focuses on the topic of their children’s internet safety and cyberbullying, including time for questions. IT offers parents an opportunity to consider how they can increase their child’s online safety and what to do if they suspect their child is experiencing cyber-bullying. Parents are encouraged to focus on how they can monitor their child’s use and online behaviour. There will be take home information that offers up to date information in relation to the apps their child may be using and associated safety considerations.
Please book at the desk, by phone 8704401, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
We would like to thank all of our parents and pupils for the generous donations they made to the Christmas food appeal in St. Molaga’s S.N.S.
The food and presents were collected on Friday morning by the volunteers from the Balbriggan branch of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul and will be distributed locally. I know that many families in our local community will benefit greatly from your kindness and generosity.
The Parents Association held their annual family table quiz on Friday evening in St. Molaga’s school hall. They had 27 families participating and enjoying all the fun of this great annual event. Congratulations to the Forde family who are this year’s winners.
Family Table Christmas Quiz
Friday 8th December at 7.30
This year the fun family quiz will take place on Friday December 8th at 7.30 p.m in the school hall. There is a charge of €5 per table and a limit of two adults per table. This is a night for all the family from 0-90 years of age and we would love to see as many families as possible join in this fun family night. Trophy & Sweet prizes to be won, so come along and join in the fun.
Festive Cake Sale and Coffee Morning
Friday 15th December
from 11:00 until 12:30
We are holding a festive cake sale and coffee morning in the school on Friday the 15th of December. We are calling on parents, grandparents and children to get your baking hats on! The
We will be collecting all your delicious donations in the school hall on the morning and will also happily accept shop bought confectionery. All are welcome to pop in and enjoy a wonderful festive experience.
Note : Should you need your plate/tray returned please make sure to stick your child’s name and teacher on the bottom and we will do our best to make sure it is returned to you.
Click on the link below to see all class book-lists for the school year 2017/2018
A team from 6th class played in the final of the Pat Browne cup in Rubgy on Thursday 4th May against St. George’s National School at Balbriggan Rugby Club. It was a thrilling encounter, contested fiercely between two excellent teams. St Gorges took an early lead, getting the first try, which was quickly cancelled out by an excellent run leading to a try, from our own Daniel. The two teams were then locked in battle until half time, following a repeated pattern where St. Georges would go one ahead, only for St. Molaga’s to equalise minutes later. This lead to a score of 5-4 to St. George’s at half time. At the half-time break, joint captains Josh and Conor C could be heard exhorting their team to hold the line and look for an early lead in the second half. Alas, it was not to be so, as St George’s broke through again, securing another try to give them a two-point lead at the start of the second half. St Molaga’s are nothing if not persistent however, and they dug in, to narrow the lead to one point shortly thereafter. St. Molaga’s Naoise played a key role in the centre of the line, tagging a superbly athletic player from St. George’s no less than three times, with tags also being made at key moments by Rian, Stan and Conor H. to prevent St. George’s players from scoring. The second half continued in this way with “tit for tat” tries from each side; St Molaga’s desperately trying to pull ahead with only minutes remaining until half-time. The full-time whistle finally blew, with both teams on even points! After a short break, the teams were informed that an extra 10 minutes would be played, but, it was a “sudden death” situation, with the first team to get a try to be declared winners. St. Molaga’s, being in possession of the ball, had the upper hand. One after the other however, the four tags allowed were used up until the ball passed again to St. Georges! Now they had the upper hand and, with the extraordinary speed and athleticism they had displayed up to that point, many feared that all was lost for St. Molaga’s! However, in a stroke of good luck for St. Molaga’s, St. George’s knocked the ball forward in error, which meant that the ball passed back to St. Molaga’s. The school team were quick to capitalise on St. George’s error and making a determined effort they pushed towards the touchline, with Daniel breaking free at last to score the winning try, his sixth in the final. Tries were also scored on the night by Josh, Colm (assisted by Eoin H) and Killian. Amid scenes of great jubilation, the trophy was presented by Mrs Brown in memory of her husband (Pat Browne – one of the founding members of the club) and St. Molaga’s team showed great sportsmanship in calling for three cheers for their opponents, who indeed were magnanimous in defeat. All in all, the final provided the spectators with an excellent display of rugby and sportsmanship. The Pat Browne trophy has come back to grace the trophy cabinet in St. Molaga’s school after a break of one year, and please God it will be back many times again in the years ahead! St. Molaga’s abú!
We took part in Safer Internet day on Tuesday. We talked about staying safe online. We agreed that we need to be SMART and THINK.
If you are going online:
S – be safe – keep your personal information private.
M – Don’t meet up with anybody that you meet on line.
A – Accepting e-mails can be dangerous. Be careful about spam messages.
R – Not everything you read online is Reliable, be careful.
T – If you see or read something that upsets you – Tell and adult.
We took part in Safer Internet Day on Tuesday the 7th of February. We watched some of the videos on https://www.webwise.ie/. We talked about how we can stay safe online and the rules to use if we feel unsafe. We all got a cool wristband for taking part.
Safer Internet Day this year is on the 7th February.
Click on the link below to see some resources for Parents and Schools.
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.
We did a SVP food appeal for the homeless and people who wouldn’t have a Christmas dinner .We were asked to bring food in, at least one item. We had to bring it in for December 16th. As a class we made posters to remind every class about the food appeal. We hung posters around the school. The posters had to have 16th of December on them as that was the final date to bring in the food. On the posters we had lists of items that we could bring in. We sent people from our class around the school to remind everyone one more time. We had to remind them that the food had to have a non-perishable items and a good Best-before date. Our collection was very successful we got hundredss of items, and people from the SVP came to collect all of the food. They were delighted with all we had collected and we were happy to help.
By Leah M. and Sam
Ms Sullivan’s 5th class.