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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!!

Comórtas Ealaíne Sheachtain na Gaeilge

Comghairdeas le na páistí seo a leanas a bhuaigh duais sa chomórtas Póstaer Sheachtain na Gaeilge. Rinne gach páiste póstaer álainn bunaithe ar seanfhocal. Bhuaigh Iveta (rang Ms Carmody) an duais do rang a 3. Bhuaigh Mikolaj (rang Ms Donnelly) an duais do rang a 4. Bhuaigh Sarah (rang Ms Doyle) an duais do rang a 5 agus bhuaigh Erin (rang Ms Mc Mahon) an duais i gcomhair rang a 6.
Rinne siad jab iontach, nach ndearna?

Seachtain na Gaeilge – Ceol traidisiúnta

Táimid ag céiliúradh Seachtain na Gaeilge i scoil Naomh Mhologa an tseachtain seo.
Dé Luain tháinig beirt chailín isteach agus sheinn siad ceol deas traidisiúnta dúinn ar uirlislí difriúla: an giotár, an fhidil, an fheadóg stáin agus an bodhrán. Bhí an ceol go hálainn agus bhaineamar go léir an-taitneamh as! Seo cúpla griangrafanna a thugamar.

Na páistí ag éisteacht go géar.
Andrea agus Sharon ag seinm ceoil

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!

Seachtain na Gaeilge 2017 National Prizewinners

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.

School Poster Competition Winners 2017:

Overall winner 3rd Class: Natalia (Mr Gorman’s class)

Overall winner 4th Class: Sarah (Ms Carmody’s class)

Overall winner 5th Class: Amelka (Ms Leonard’s class)

Overall winner 6th Class: Brandon (Mr Brown’s class)

Maith sibh go léir a pháistí agus a mhúinteoirí, a rinne an-obair ar fad lena ranganna i rith Seachtain na Gaeilge!

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!

Sporting Success and Fun

We have had great sporting success and fun in St Molaga’s school this term, from our terrific junior boys’ success in Parnell Park last week to enjoyable and successful outings such as the recent 5th/6th class Football blitz, yesterday’s most enjoyable 3rd/4th class Hurling blitz and of course the great success of  our 5th/6th class rugby team beating other schools in the area to win the Pat Browne perpetual trophy for Rugby earlier this term. Great credit is also due to our senior boys gaelic team and the girls gaelic team who played so well and showed such wonderful team spirit in their league matches as well as the Athletics team who distinguished themselves by their excellent performances  in Santry.

Comhghairdeas libh go léir!

Many classes have participated in Sports with external trainers this year; in GAA, thanks to Barry who does wonderful work year on year with the children in our school, in soccer, which was a great hit with the 6th and the 4th classes, and in rugby, where Paul did a great job with all class levels as well as having an inter-class blitz with the 4th classes. Cycling was a most beneficial and enjoyable addition to the P.E timetable for 6th class earlier in the year and the Sports Conditioning programme was of huge benefit to our third classes this term also. Many thanks to all the trainers who have shared their expertise with our class teachers this year.


Sports days have of course started too, with 4th classes having a great day last week. 5th and 6th classes are raring to go tomorrow and 3rd classesare looking forward to their day (hopefully in the sun!) next week.

Many children have been involved this week in a most enjoyable in-school soccer blitz organised by Ms Walsh. Children from 3rd and 4th classes played against each other and likewise, children from 5th and 6th classes. to declare a winning team at each level. There will be great excitement tomorrow when the winning 5th/6th class team plays a team of teachers as part of the 5th/6th class sports day!

Please God we will have some good weather this summer and children from St Molaga’s will be outside as much as possible playing sports with friends from school and the wider community and practicing all the skills they have been working on this year!

Bainigí taitneamh as!

3rd/4th class hurling team at their blitz in O’Dwyers.


5th/6th class rugby team with the Pat Browne perpetual trophy
5th/6th class rugby team with the Pat Browne perpetual trophy


Captain of the 5th/6th rugby team being presented with the trophy.
Captain of the 5th/6th rugby team being presented with the trophy.

Ms de Faoite’s 3rd class end of year accounts

Alex and Cian’s 3rd class story

Last week we went to the beach. We found lot of rocks and shells. It was a lovely sunny day. We went back to school. We put the shells on our table.

We went swimming in Gormanstown . Ikechukwu lost his boxers!

We are going to the bog in a few days.  Next week is the last week of school.    “

St Molaga’s is the best!



1 Month left!!




There is only a week and a half left in school and we are all happy about that. We did loads of stuff and like Gaelic andRugbyand Hurling and Swimming we even went to the beach.

When we went to the beach and teacher gave us a sheet to do and it had questions like what do you smell? It was still cool even though we mostly did work.


We also learned more than we did at the start of September like more Irish and maths. We needed to know lots of stuff for our Drumcondra tests in English and Maths. Teacher said we all did very well in our tests!


It has been lots of fun with Ms de Faoite and all of the people that have helped us with our reading, writing and maths. We are also very sad that we will be leaving L but will be going to a new class with a new teacher and that is a good thingJ
We will also be going on our school tour on 26th of June. We do not know all the information about it but we know that it is going to be epicJ!!!! W are going to a bog it is called the causey experience. It is near Kells and we are going with three other third classes we might even be going in a double decker bus!

It will be so much fun! We would love to go! We don’t know what we are going to see but it sounds interesting! We are sure we are going to have fun! It is so fun we still have some more weeks but I don’t think they can get more exiting we are so bored waiting for all these think that are happening. We are also    having our sports day some time next week .We love it here!


Well that sums up our highlights for this year 3RD class,

Love Atseosi&WhitneyJ!!!!!!!!!!!!! BYE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


                             BEST YEAR EVER!!!!!!

This is Serena and Tara. We are now nearly finished 3rd class. We did our Drumcondra tests last week and our teacher said that we did really well. She gave us a week off homework as a reward!! It was great because it was really sunny weather and we played outside. I went on my friend’s trampoline (Serena) and Tara played outside. We can’t wait in till our summer holidays and school tour. We are going to the Causey Farm as our school tour, there’s bog in the Causey Farm!!! Tara and I are excited about sports day. Our sports day was supposed to be today but we might be having our sports day next week!!!YIPPEE!!!!! . We are so sad that we are leaving Miss de Faoite. She is the most best and nicest teacher in the whole wide world. We are also enjoying the lovely sun. BYE BYE third class.



3rd class is nearly over


We went to the beach and Curt found a crab leg. A ball got run over in front of the school.

We found  dead crab on the beach. Then someone  threw it in to the water We are going on a school tour. We are meeting our new teacher

an Wednesday the 17 of June.we hope it is Mr.Brown

we are veeeeeeeeeeery excited. We are going into 4th classs. We feel very grown up. We learned how to multiply and divide! We love st.molagas. We are really excited about 4th class.

by Travis and Curt.



                         end of 3rd class   LLL


Unfortunately we have to leave and go into 4TH class! We did lots of exciting things during this school term such as swimming lessons where we learned how to float on our back. We also did rugby and Gaelic and hurling. Last week we went to the beach and we collected lots of shells and crab legs and seaweed and stones. Our teacher says we are going to the Causey Farm. I can’t wait to jump into the bog and get stuck in it. Our teacher said we might meet our new teacher this week on Wednesday. I’ve had a nice time in 3RD class. I can’t wait to go into 4TH class. My teacher told us about St.Molaga’s  25TH anniversary and we should all draw something to put into the mosaic. There’s an artist coming in to make to the mosaic for our school. I’ve been in lots of things since the start of 3RD class like the choir, the school newspaper and that’s about it! Oh, by the way that was Kimberley talkingJ.

Hi it’s Sheila and I’m going to do Swimming lessons for my summer holiday’s and my cousin’s from England are coming overJ . Hi Kimberley here again. For my summer holidays I’m going to Trabolgan for my birthday with my friends Natasha and Chantal. It’s going to be so much funJ.

That’s all we have for now by and peace out!!!J J J J J J J J J

By Sheila and Kimberley.



Third class was a good year for us.  We learnt lots of new things like multiplication and division in Maths. We learnt a lot of Irish. We liked having the computers as we didn’t have that in 2nd class. We like our new principal and Ms de Faoite.

We went to the beach on a trip a few weeks ago and we collected shells. At the beach Travis dug a hole near the sea and found lots of water in the end of it.

Next week we are going on our school tour to the Causey Experience up in County Meath and we will be doing our sports day next week. We are looking forward to our school tour!

We can’t wait to meet our new teacher on Wednesday!



Jenna and Zoe’s fun year in 3rd class


We have  had a great year in 3rd class. We went to the library at the start of October and we got books. We learnt loads of maths and Irish.


We went to the beach last week and collected shells and crabs and Alex B found egg case of a whelk. Ikechukwu found a limpet and it’s alive!

On the 26th of June we are going on our school tour to the bog (Causey Experience near Kells in Co. Meath) and we are very excited.

We have done gaelic, rugby and hurling this year. Every month we go on the pitch and play football.

We went swimming at the start of this year. We had a great time at swimming and learnt a lot of stuff there. Zoe was in the 1st group and Jenna was in the 2nd group.

We did paired reading with 6th class Ms. Brennock s and we read a few books.

We are getting a new teacher on Wednesday. Zoe wants Mr. Brown and Jenna wants Ms Brennock.                                                                                                            Zoe’s sister Shauna is coming to St.molaga and she  will be in 3rd class and she is getting Ms. Daly.



3rd class is nearly over

We did lots of work and the teacher is so proud of us! We have no homework for a week. We are going on a school tour and we went to the library too. We have the best teacher ever! We did a test and Shannon (the transition year student who came to help this year) gave us sweets. We did P.E and Gaelic football and hurling. We did a lot of math and math’s challenge 3 and we did history.  We made our egg cups from clay at Easter time and we painted it and made water cress seeds grow in it.

We have a week and a half left in school. We went to the beach. We had so much fun. We did English and we did Am don Leamh and we did a Maths test and a English test.  It was so hard! We watched a video of the Irish legends and we had SO MUCH FUN!! Next year we are going  to 4th class. We did art and we did Father’s day cards.

Next week we are doing sport day and our school tour…

Bye for now,

Kira and Adedayo



Lakshik and Paul’s school account

        We played hurling in the hall and rugby and football outside. We went to the beach. It was a sunny day. We found lots of shells.

We did lots of homework in the past eight months. Last week we had a week off homework because we did great in our Drumcondra tests! It was fun getting no homework for a week. We are going to have are sports day next week. We are going to meet our new teacher tomorrow

We have 8 more days till we are off school and on our summer holidays. When we have finished this story teacher is going to put it in our school blog.

We are going to the causey farm next month. You jump into muck in the causey farm! Ireland are out of  the European Championships! We  are so excited to meet our new teacher!


Liz and Lee:

Last week we did art. I give st.Molagas 100/100 and St. Peter and Paul’s 30/100. Teacher is so nice. Her name is Ms. de Faoite. We don’t know all of the teachers yet. In this school you are allowed to bring in sweets on Friday and you can bring in chocolate spread anytime. I love this school because we can play football and we can run. I love this school and I think it should rock on. I love the school and I also love the crest, the track suits and the teachers. We do paired reading and I love my teacher the best. We both have sisters in this school my teacher can be very nice actually she is nice everytime. Both of our sisters are in 6th class but they are not in the same class. One of our sisters is in Ms. Leonard’s and the other sister is in Ms. Brenock’s class. The names of our sisters are Karen and the other is Natalie. We think this school is the best school we have ever been to. It’s a cool school and we love everything about it, except the pages of writing.  Do you like this school? Well we do.   Bye bye!


SEAN and HOLLY’s best year in 3rd class

We have 1 month left in 3rd class. We are happy to be going into 4th class. Next week we are going to the Causey on school tour.

We love being in 3rd class but we need to move on and go into 4th now. Our teacher said we’re going to meet our new teacher and we hope it’s Mr Brown.

We are going to be able to go to SuperValu after school when we are in 4th class and buy drinks such as slush puppies and icecream. We can walk our friends home ater school. We can do lots of Maths such as long division now.

We went to the beach a few weeks ago and found very interesting shells. Holly thinks Bun go Barr is the hardest book in class. We have many years to go! All we have to say now is we love St Molaga’s!




By Sean and Holly


Our year in 3rd class

Ms. de Faoite is the coolest teacher in the world.

Last week she gave us the week of homework coooooooool.

We hope you get her next year.

She let us listen to the giggler treatment, adults beware!

We went to the beach and we collected lots of different shells.

Ike found a shell with a fish living in side and we lost him in the class room (cry cry cry cry cry cry cry cry ) I think?

We had rugby, hurling and football.

We hope you have someone like Ms de Faoite next year.

We are going on our school tour in June and we will be going to the Causey Experience! We are going to be destroyed yay !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thank you for reading our blog!!

By Shannon and Shauna.







At the start of the year we did loads of work. Then we started doing swimming in Gormanston. It was really fun. After swimming we got sweets. Ikechukwu saw spit in the swimming pool.


After swimming we did Gaelic with Barry. We also did some hurling. We did lots of rugby games with Rob. AfterRugbywas over we did other P.E such as gymnastics where we did jumping and balancing.

At break we sometimes play football and lots of people play “Build up” too.

We have to go to different classes if teacher’s out of school and we get loads of books to work on.

Ikechukwu and I have lots of friends.

There are loads of popular people in our class.

2 weeks ago we learned about world war 2 .Adolf Hitler made Jews go to concentration camps.

We are going on are school tour to the Causey Experience. There’s a slide where you go into mud. CAN’T WAIT!

Next week,we have are Sports Day. We are doing the potato and spoon race, sack race and the three legged race.

BYE BYE. Josh and Ikechukwu




Mathletics, Library and Daffodils!

We have had a great week this week. We had a trip to the Balbriggan library where we borrowed some books and teacher got an audio cd of a story by Jacqueline Wilson for us to listen to next week. We also planted daffodil bulbs and we are going to plant acorns and conkers next week that hopefully will sprout in the spring! The most exciting thing of all was getting registered for Mathletics on Tuesday. We did activities on Mathletics for homework every night this week and managed to earn 86,000 points for our class. We worked our way up into 7th place and then today into 4th place in Ireland of all the Mathletics schools!!! Jenna, Alex B and Lakshik got up into the top 30 students in Ireland at 1st, 2nd and 19th place! Our teacher said we were just brilliant and let us watch a dvd this evening as a reward for all our hard work. We are very proud of ourselves. Our student of the week this week is…. Jenna! Well done to her!