Category Archives: Ms Mc Mahons Class

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!!

Spar Primary 5 a side soccer competition

what a fantastic week of soccer for our senior girls and seniors boys teams. On Monday 12th of March, the girls played all the way to the semi final only to lose narrowly. We are very proud of our girls team. Well done!

Two boys teams represented the school on Friday 16th March. Both teams played excellent football.  one-team placed   3 rd in their group. The other team won their group and lost in sudden death  penalty shoot out in a play off. We are very proud of our two boys teams.   

Visit from Peter Gunning- Author of Reaching the Heights

Last Wednesday, Peter Gunning visited the school to speak to the 6th class students. Peter is the author of the novel Reaching the Heights, a novel which all of the 6th classes have enjoyed reading this year. Peter Gunning spoke to the children about the writing process, the inspiration for his characters and his thoughts about Reaching the Heights and the other novels he has written (including Stanley!).

Peter also read an extract from the book and used a wonderful Cork accent to add to his dramatic reading! The children asked some very insightful questions and really enjoyed the visit. Thanks to Ms. Murphy for contact Peter to organise the talk.


Maths Week Quizzes

We had two Math Quizzes in the hall on Thursday as part of Maths Week.  The teams were all mixed, with children from 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th all being on teams together.  Ms Geraghty, Ms Donnellan, Ms Ferguson and Mr Brown’s classes took part in the first quiz. Ms Carmody, Ms Walsh, Ms McNicholas and Ms McMahon’s classes took part in the second quiz. Everyone had a great time!

The winners of the first quiz – a draw!

The winners of the second quiz.

Taking on the Teachers!

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.

We are all looking forward to the rematch!

Goal Jersey Day

We held a Goal Jersey Day on the 16th September, the Friday before the All Ireland of Dublin v Mayo. We all enjoyed dressing in our favourite jerseys and each pupil was asked to donate to GOAL. We collected €720 and today,Louise from the Goal organisation, visited our school.all-ireland

In the morning she facilitated two Drama workshops with 6th classes which were great fun and made us think about the work of Goal and life in a developing country. In the afternoon she spoke to 5th & 6th class about the work undertaken by GOAL in countries worldwide. We learned a lot about the work of GOAL and how we helped contribute to it through our donation. We will continue to learn about global citizenship, climate change, migration, the refugee crisis, conflict and natural disasters in our SPHE work in class.


Poetry from Ms Mc Mahons 5th Class

The Sun

The sun is like a ball of fire
Frozen in the sky

The sun is like yellow paint
Spilt by a passer by

The sun is like a glowing ball
Whizzing out of sight

The sun is like a lightbulb
That God turns off at night

Shauna and Brenda ( 5th Class Ms Mc Mahon)

The Stars

Stars are like diamonds
So precious to hold

Stars are like sparkling
Specks of something gold

Stars are like little people
dancing around the night sky

Stars are like immortal dreams
They will never die

By Sophie (5th Class Ms Mc Mahon )

The Stars

Stars are like glittering sparkles
That light up the midnight sky

Children stand outside and watch
The shining stars fly by

Stars are like lights
shining above the earth

Stars are like bright sparks
burning in the cosy hearth

By Eneasa, Caitlin, Carla, Kate, Mark and Chinedu(Ms. Mc Mahon 5th Class)

The Sun

The Sun is like bright
Colours burning in the sky

The Sun is like a giant
Firing Flame floating by

The Sun is like a cluster
Of stars drifting through the air

The Sun is like a glowing
Globe that twinkles through the ‘speir’

By Amber Saoirse and Raymond ( 5th Class Ms Mc Mahon)

The Stars

The stars are like little angels
Dancing in the sky

Around the planet of earth
While they sing a lullaby

The stars are like shining diamonds
That guide us on our way

To the heavenly angel
That makes us play and pray


The Sun

The sun is like a volcano
That keeps the world alive

The sun is like a radiator
That always flies by

The sun is like a diamond
That follows the sky

By Keith Denis and Luigi

The Stars

The stars are shining brightly
Like diamonds in the sky

The stars are like children playing
While the sun is passing by

The stars are like droplets
Falling from the sky

The stars are like glitter
That has been put there in the sky

Victoria, Aaron and Ronan ( Ms Mc Mahons 5th Class )

The Stars

The stars are like stairs that climb
Gently up to the moon

The stars are like light bulbs
That will be turning off soon

Ellie, Avril, Dearden, Jake and Joshua ( Ms Mc Mahons 5th Class )