During active week in St. Molaga’s we had our senior and junior soccer leagues. Well done to all teams for getting to their pitches quickly. We had sixteen teams in each league with eight matches using up all of the big astro and two other pitches. Thanks to the fifth class children who did a great job refereeing the junior matches all kitted out in referee’s jerseys which Ms Doyle brought in for us. Thanks to teachers and Michael who refereed the senior matches. Team 4 were overall winners of the senior league and team 8 won the junior league. These two teams played the teachers on Wednesday and despite our best efforts the teachers lost both matches.
Our wonderful Junior Boys Gaelic team received a heroes welcome when they returned from playing in the Fingal League final in Abbotstown today. Sadly they did not bring the trophy with them but they played an exceptionally good game against tough opposition (Gaelscoil Brian Boroimhe) and they fought like warriors, never letting their heads go down and making Brain Boroimhe work very hard for every point they scored. The team worked very hard and played some exceptional football to get to the finals, and while the result on the day didn’t go their way, they were wonderful ambassadors for their school and should wear their medals with pride! Many congratulations to: Adam M, Callum J, Jamie M, Sean C, Shane C, Callum T, Ryan T, Adam D, Billy R, C.J M, Sean A, James B, Judge I, Max K, Sean L, Conor M, Daniel N, Callum D, Adam K, Daniel K IMG_5627 and Sean M.
The last day of the league was on Tuesday the 10th of April. Everyone got to try the activities in the middle of the stadium either before or after their race. The activities were laser shooting, cricket, and rugby. Everyone did really well and the team worked well together. We will miss the children from sixth class on our team but we really hope they will keep running in secondary school.
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!!
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.
Today the 3rd classes enjoyed a visit from Tom (with his dog Gatsby) and Andy (wiht his dog Nico). Both Tom and Andy are blind. Their lovely dogs are guide dogs.
Tom and Andy told us about how they manage everyday tasks like cooking, getting around and telling the time.
Tom showed us a book in Braille and an old Braille watch. He uses a talking watch or an app on his phonenow. He also showed us Braille playing cards.
Tom and Andy explained how guide dogs are trained from the time that they are just puppies.
Tom explained that it is very important not to disturb a working guide dog – they are working if they have their harness on.
He said it was very important never to block footpaths and said it’s a good idea to offer help to a blind person at pedestrian crossings.
We got the chance to ask them both loads of questions and we learned a lot from them. Tom has been to Goodison park to watch a football match and has travelled a lot. Both Tom and Andy agree that their dogs are very important to them.
Andy surprised us all with a song when their presentation was over. He sang the Beatles song, Blackbird. He is a finalist in Balbriggan’s Got Talent on Sunday night! We wish him all the very best!