Category Archives: Ms Costello

Green School Action Day

Over the past 2 years St. Molaga’s S.N.S. pupils and staff have been working on achieving their 6th Green School Flag. The theme of this flag is Global Citizenship-Litter & Waste.

Every class has undertaken a project on the theme and their work will be on display in the school hall on Friday 1st June from 11:15 to 12:15.

The Green School Committee would like to invite you to view our work and celebrate the raising of the flag on Friday.

We look forward to meeting with you in St. Molaga’s S.N.S. on Friday,

Primary Science Fair

Ms Walsh’s fourth class took part in the Primary Science Fair at the RDS on Saturday, 13th January.

The RDS Primary Science Fair showcases STEM investigations (science, technology, engineering and maths) undertaken by 4th-6th class children. With a core focus on children’s skills development, it brings together teachers, parents and students to showcase class projects, share experiences and learn from each other. The primary science Fair takes place alongside the BT Young Scientist Exhibition.

The fourth class pupils, teachers and parents had a great day at the fair. The children had studied how cranes work and  built a number of model cranes from recyclable materials. Thank you to Fergal, Jodie’s grandad for building us a crane from wood.

The pupils impressed the judges with their knowledge and enthusiasm about cranes and they also taught the  judges some Gaeilge!

During the day in the RDS the children had an opportunity to experience some presentations and films on STEM related subjects. They visited a number of exhibitions and really enjoyed the experience.

Well done to all and a big thank you to Ms Walsh and Ms 0′ Brien for facilitating this work with the children. .


Christmas Concert

Happy Christmas to everyone in St. Molaga’s S.N.S.

We had a great morning at our annual class performances. Well done to all the children, teachers and SNAs who have worked so hard. We really enjoyed the fun and entertainment.

Have a very Happy Christmas everyone and a well earned rest.

See you all next year on the 8th January.

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.


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.

Kid’s Marathon


Over the past few weeks, all of the sixth classes have worked extremely hard to prepare for the Dublin Kid’s Marathon for the first time. We have worked hard since September, by running increasing numbers of laps around our local all weather pitch. We persevered for eight weeks to prepare for the event.

A group of people gathered at the National Sports Campus to run at the original event. Their aim was to run the last mile of the Dublin Kid’s Marathon.

While some people attended, some were unable to attend and therefore Ms Walsh kindly organised our own event in our school. Ms McGinley’s, Mr Brown’s, Ms Gray’s, Ms McMahon’s and Ms Reilly’s c;asses all ran, regardless of their ability. Everybody that ran got a medal! It was a fantastic event.

A BIG THANKS to Ms Walsh and all the other teachers that were involved in the 8 weeks of training.

Colm, Daniel, Kate, Kevin and Mary from Ms McGinley’s class. Continue reading Kid’s Marathon

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.


Daffodil Planting

Third classes planted daffodils in September. This is an annual event as each year all our new entrants to St. Molaga’s plant a spring bulb. As a result, each springtime our school grounds are alive with colour. This year our daffodil bulbs were generously sponsored by Woodies in Airside.  A big thank you to the manager in Woodies, Airside for your generous donation.img_1016


College Awareness Week

College Awareness Week 2015

 On Friday, 27th November 2015, a number of students and teachers from Balbriggan Community College facilitated workshops for pupils in 6th class in St. Molaga’s Senior N.S.

The workshops organised by Ms Buckley and supported by Ms Mannion allowed the 6th class pupils to become aware of the subject choice in post primary and how this can impact on their choice of college courses in the future. The 6th class pupils had opportunities to speak with the second level students about the various subjects and to ask questions about college and their future education.

As part of their work the pupils also researched a second level subject and created a project about their chosen subject. The children have to be commended on the efforts they made and the two winning projects received a special prize.

Parents attended a meeting in the afternoon so that they could also become more College Aware.

We would like to thank Ms Buckley, Ms Mannion and the students from Balbriggan Community college who made this such a successful event.IMG_0810IMG_0818 IMG_0814IMG_0816IMG_0820IMG_0832 IMG_0829

New School Building News

St. Molaga’s Senior N.S. is listed for the new programme of capital investment in schools. Minister Jan O’Sullivan, announced the new six year building programme on the 17th November which will eliminate the need for any school to use pre-fabs as a long term accommodation solution. We currently have 12 prefab classrooms catering for 14 teachers and 233 pupils which is 52% of our school enrolment.

St. Molaga’s applied for a new building/extension in 1999 and we are delighted to finally be included in this building programme. Hopefully, we will progress to building in 2019 and should be in our new building in 2021, if all goes to plan. The Department of Education and Skills officials will be in contact with us in early 2016 to commence the planning phase for this long awaited project.

Digital Safety Seminar for Parents

Date for your Diary

St. Molaga’s Parent’s Association in conjunction with the staff of St. Molaga’s have organised a day devoted to internet and digital safety. ZEEKO Academy will visit us on Monday, 1st February 2016. Each class will attend a workshop on digital safety.
On Monday evening at 7:30pm, parents are invited to attend a seminar covering
*Cyber bullying, Internet addiction, Social media and gaming and how to manage these digital threats.
*Getting up to speed with your child’s digital world
* Different ways to talk to your child about their online world.

This seminar should provide parents with essential information in relation to their children’s online activity.

All parents/guardians are invited to attend.


Dublin City Marathon

marathonWell done to the pupils from Mr Cloherty’ s sixth class and members of our athletics group who took part in the run today.  The pupils ran the last mile of the marathon after training and running in school over the past 6 weeks. They all had the great experience of running to the Finish line and received t shirts, marathon medals and a goodie bag. Perhaps they will run the full marathon sometime in the future!