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.
During the interval of the 3rd/4th class Molaga’s Got Talent final, Kevin I from Ms McGinley’s class read The Gruffalo to us. Kevin had rehearsed this a lot and really entertained everyone with his fantastic voices!!
Follow the link for a clip of one of his rehearsals, as well as a picture of a Gruffalo that Kevin drew.
Daniel from Ms Mc Ginley’s 6th class took part in the juvenile races as part of the Boyne 10k experience. He came first in the 400 metres in his age category. Well done Daniel. His buddies Josh and Shane were there to cheer him on.
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.
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.
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.
On Friday, the Junior Boys became Fingal champions when they beat Holy Trinity in Parnell Park. It was a fantastic match and both teams played brilliantly. The final score was 3:10 to 2:08. It was a great day out for St. Molaga’s and we are very proud of the entire team. Congratulations to Adam, Keith and Gavin from our class on their achievement. Well done boys!
On Monday 25th of May, two volunteers from the RNLI station in Howth came to talk to the 5th classes about water safety.
Two people from the RNLI came to our school. RNLI stands for Royal National Lifeboat Institution. The RNLI save people if they are having trouble at sea. They showed us some videos of people being saved. There was a competition of who can dress in their gear the fastest. They also taught us to be safe at sea. We learnt a lot and it was fun!
2 women came and told us about the RNLI they told us about their work. They work for free, they are volunteers. They told us about some flags the white and black flags are for surfers the red and yellow flags are for people to stay between and the red flag is danger. They told us about the boats the big one is called All Weather one and the small one is called The Inshore Lifeboat. We have to be safe around water because it can be very dangerous when you’re alone and always have to wear a hat, get an umbrella and wear suncream slip, slap, slop be safe.
The RNLI women were called Irene and Bev. They told us the flags on the beach where people can swim and where people can’t. Irene and Bev showed us the boats they use .One was the all-weather boat which is very big and there was another boat that was very small. They said they have 8 minutes before they go out on the boat to rescue someone. We had a race who could get changed first in 8 minutes. At the end we got a RNLI book and a wrist band.