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Children get moving!

It’s lovely to see the sun today as we have had so many rainy days recently! It can be hard for children to be cooped up in the classroom when they can’t get out.
Lots of the classes have started doing Active Breaks in the classroom especially on wet days.
Many classes are using GoNoodle which has some great dances and movement breaks.
Here are pictures of some of the classes getting active on rainy days:

More videos of Ceolchoirm Sheachtain na Gaeilge

A few more clips of our great concert for Seachtain na Gaeilge today. The 5th classes did a lovely version of Óró sé do bheatha bhaile with percussion, chime bars, guitars and keyboard, and the Junior choir sang Raglin Road and the Foggy Dew beautifully. You can download the following clips to have a listen:

IMG_rang a 5 Ms F,

Ms Mc N & Ms Mem Óró,

ó ó ó óró Óró percussion only

IMG_óró percussion + singing

IMG_5th Class Óró

IMG_5th class Dublin in the rare auld times

IMG_Jnr choir Foggy Dew

Ceolchoirm Sheachtain na Gaeilge 2018

Comhghairdeas le gach rang a ghlac páirt i gceolchoirm Sheachtain na Gaeilge.

Bhí dánta, ceol, amhráin agus rince le fáil. Bhí na páistí go léir go hiontach ar fad! Go raibh mile maith agaibh do na múinteoirí agus páistí go léir  – chuir sibh an-obair go deo isteach sa cheolchoirm!

Go raibh maith agat do Michael freisin, a d’ullmhaigh an stáitse agus do Gill agus Colette a chroch suas na póstaeir a rinne na páistí chun an halla a mhaisiú.

Ar scáth a chéile a mhaireann na daoine!

Tír gan teanga, tír gan anam!!

Internet Safety Talk

Dear Parents/Guardians,

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.

Balbriggan 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 balbrigganlibrary@fingal.ie

Christmas Food Appeal

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.


5th Class Gaelic Blitz

5th Class children from St. Molaga’s have been working very hard with Larissa over the last number of weeks, improving their Gaelic Football skills. Yesterday, three teams of children from 5th class got to practice these skills when they took part in a Gaelic Football blitz, with each team playing 5 games against children from Scoil Chormaic, the Gaelscoil, Bracken Ed Tog., Balbriggan Ed. Tog. and St. Georges. They wore the St Molaga’s jerseys with pride and it was great to see them playing so well and showing great sportsmanship! Well done to all the children who took part, both in the blitz today and in the training sessions over the last number of weeks! J


Visit of the Sam Maguire and Brendan Martin cups

Pupils in St. Molaga’s school were thrilled to get a chance to view the Sam Maguire and Brendan Martin cups recently when members of the winning Dublin Gaelic Football Men’s and Ladies’ teams brought the coveted silverware to the school. On both occasions, children impressed the team members by their excellent questions during Q&A sessions in the hall. Team members were accompanied by Larissa Muldoon from our local GAA club and indeed both team players emphasised how much they had been influenced to take up Gaelic football when it was introduced to them in school by representatives from their local clubs. Indeed perhaps some of the pupils present in our school hall will be bringing back the cups as team members themselves in the future!

Christmas Events for all the Family

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.

Pat Browne Rugby Cup final

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!

Safter Internet Day 2017 #SID2017

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.