School News November 23rd 2011



We are having a very busy term in St. Molaga’s with lots of events and

Congratulations to our senior choir who were awarded first prize in the
Drogheda Youth Choral Festival for the third year running. Well done to all of
you and a very special thank you to Ms Hegarty for all her work and dedication.
On Friday 18th November we held a Water Action Day which
provided the pupils with the opportunity to explore water, its many uses and
how we can conserve water. Many of the adults that visited learned a lot about
water as the pupils provided visitors and their peers with excellent reports
and descriptions of their work. The display in the hall was very informative
and some classes also took the opportunity to explore the theme of water using
art. Thank you to all the teachers and pupils who participated and to Ms Reilly
and Ms Brennock for organising the event. It was great to see so many parents
who took time out to visit us and see their children’s work.

We have recently started a chess club due to the interest of a number of pupils in the game. When we
announced our intention of starting the club and asked interested pupils to
come to the hall we were astonished at the number of pupils who wanted to take
part. As a result we now have 2 clubs who meet once per week and approximately
80 pupils are involved. We hope that as these pupils learn the game they will
in turn be able to teach other pupils. All of this would not be possible
without the work and support of Mr Falvey, Mr Harrington and Mr Brown.

Our Athletics team had their second outing on Tuesday 22nd to
Swords and once again they had a great day. They really enjoyed participating
in the races with all the other schools and I have been told that they improved
on their times and tactics and above all were very well behaved. Well done to
all of you and thank you to Ms McMahon and Ms Walsh who have worked hard with
the team.
Players from the victorious Dublin team will visit today, Wednesday, 23rd with the Sam Maguire Cup. The Sam
Maguire was here before in 1995, hopefully it will not be so long before we see
it again! Look out for the photographs on the blog.

On Friday 25th
we will hold a No-uniform
Day and pupils will be asked to
contribute towards our selected charity this Christmas which is St. Vincent de
Paul. It is important as we approach Christmas that we think of children and
families that may be experiencing difficulties and together we can contribute
something to this local charity.

On Tuesday and Wednesday, 29th and 30th of
November we are holding our Parent-Teacher meetings.  It is important that all parents/guardians
attend as it is an opportunity for parents/guardians and teachers to discuss
their child/children’s progress and how we can best work together.

On Wednesday the school will
close 15 minutes earlier at 2:35pm
. Self-defence will commence at 2:35pm on
this evening.

We look forward to meeting all parents and guardians over the two




Mary had a little lamb – Alternative versions

Mary had a little Bird

Mary had a little bird

It’s feathers were blue and white

And every time that Mary sang

The bird would go out of sight .



Mary had a purple fish.

Mary had a purple fish

That swam around in coke

One day she said “HI” to it

And it said”go away young bloke”

By Hannah


Mary had a game.

Mary had a game

but it was very bad

one day it broke

and she was very sad.

By Cian


Mary had a fat pig

mary had a fat pig

it bumped its head

and the pig was crying

so he had to stay in bed

by yvonne


Mary had a big gun

Mary had a big gun

an AK-47 to be exact

when she got it it scared her mum

now they’re no longer in contact.

By Amy m2


Mary had a camera,

Mary had a camera,

it was really great.

but when she took a picture,

she had to celebrate.

By Christopher

If you are in Mr. Gorman’s class please send in your poem as a comment and it will be put into this blog.

Water Conservation Quiz

Congratulations to Jordan  (Ms. Leonards class) and Josh  (Mr. Gorman’s class) who got the best scores in the water quiz. Check out all the answers below.

Water Conservation Quiz

How much water do we use around the house?


1. Using a washing machine

45 litres

2. Using a dish washer

20 litres

3. Brushing your teeth with the tap on

6 litres

4..Brushing your teeth with the tap off

1 litres

5. Taking a shower

35-45 litres

6. Taking a power shower

80-125 litres

7. Having a bath

80 litres

8. Flushing a toilet

6-9 litres

Irish people use about 150 litres each of water per day.

What percentage of that water is used for each of the following activities?

1. Washing clothes


2. Showering and bathing


3. Flushing toilet


4. Washing dishes


5. Drinking water


6. Cooking


7. Other (car, gardening etc)


Source: Irish Times 5/11/11

Congratulations to Sean (Ms. Brennocks class) who was the first person to correctly guess the capacity of the large water container. The exact answer was 18.9 litres

Finally thanks to Karl, Fiyin, Rebecca, Simon, Josh and Yvonne who were in charge of the quiz and didn’t eat all the chocolate!!!

Board Game Day!

For Art’s Week, most of the class brought in a game. Zoe brought in Downfall, Killian brought in Scrabble Trickster, Niamh brought in normal Scrabble. Daisy brought in Headbandz, Ryan brought in Monopoly City and Lara brought in normal Monopoly. Jacob also brought in Don’t Laugh. Finally Ellie and Josh brought in Chess. We all played after big break and then we packed up when the bell went. We had a great day!

By Connor McAleer and Niamh Russell

our school blog

In spring our class will be going swiming it will be really fun the swiming place that we are going to is Gormanstown. Today is water day and everyone is wearing blue, teacher sends people to go to the hall to make boats.The choir won the Compation in Drogheda and they got a night off homework. We are learing to conserve water because last year we spent 8,000 euro on water. This week we were learing 2s and 4s and we were learing about the stone age.we leared new song called first you click your fingers. We are doing gaelic with Barry.We might get the water flag.When we were at the hall we thought Miss Mc Niclos was the best.

Balbriggan Co. Dublin