School News 14th November 2011

On Wednesday, 16th the Senior Choir will take part in the Drogheda Youth Choral Festival for schools. We wish Ms Hegarty and all the girls and boys the best of luck in the competition. We hope they enjoy their performance.

 

Mrs Leonard’s and Ms McMahon’s sixth classes will visit the library on Wednesday to attend a science workshop as part of the National Science Week activities. We are looking forward to hearing about all they see and learn.

 

On Friday 18th St. Molaga’s N.S. have a Water Action Day as part of our work towards our third Green Flag. We are busy trying to conserve water as well as reduce our use of energy in the school. Pupils and staff continue to reduce, reuse and recycle also. Parents are welcome to attend the school hall between 11:15am and 12:20pm on the day to see our work.

 

Parent-Teacher Meetings will take place on the Tuesday, 29th and Wednesday, 30th of November this year. Parents/guardians will receive their allocated time for their meeting/s this week.

Please note that pupils will go home at the usual time of 2:50pm on Tuesday 29th. However, on Wednesday 30th, pupils will go home 15 minutes earlier at 2:35pm.

It is very important that you attend the meeting to discuss your child’s progress.

 

The Athletics team are training for their next meet which will take place on the 22nd November. Keep up the good work everyone.

 

I wish to thank all involved in the Arts Week which took place before Halloween mid-term break. We had a wonderful week and the pupils had an opportunity to engage in lots of different activities. I am sure you all had fun reading the different blogs from the classes. Have a listen to our wonderful composers from Sixth class.

 

Mrs Cogan and Ms Hegarty plan each visiting artist and event and have already started work on next years events! Go raibh mile maith agaibh.

 

Arts Week in our School

It was class, says Thomas! We did composing with Peter Moran making up songs and beats and he told us about the Golden Ratio. We wrote a song called “Elevate” which he has up on his website and we called ourselves “Automatic Kidz”.

The author Conor Kostick came in to us. He talked to us about his books and he read from the one called “Move.” Some of us are reading his books now and Mrs Leonard is in the middle of reading “Epic” to us.

There was a book fair in the school and we bought lots of great new books. We painted masks for Halloween and we all looked very scary!

Today we all dressed up as a character from a book. Darragh was a cowboy. Carl was the Joker. Lauren was an Oompa Loompa. Jordan Q was a devil and Jordan K was Little Red Riding Hood (Mrs Leonard was her fairy godmother but did not grant her her wishes!) Cara, Rachel, Megan and Karen were all nerds. Melanie was Dracula. Caoimhe was the Mad Hatter and Aimee was Amy Winehouse. Jack was Skullduggery Pleasant. Stephen was Stephen out of Maths Challenge!!! (Well, it is a book!) Fiba came as Fiyan, his twin.

Election Day

On Thursday 27th October, the people of Ireland voted to elect the 9th President of Ireland. We held an election in our class to see who we would elect. We voted on a ballot paper and put one beside our first choice, two beside our second choice and so on. When everyone had voted and put their paper in the ballot box, Mrs Leonard showed us how the votes are counted.
The quota (half the electorate, plus one vote) was 13.
On the first count, no-one reached the quota, and David Norris and Michael D Higgins were eliminated.
After the second count, Mary Davis was eliminated.
After the third count, Martin McGuinness was eliminated.
After the fourth count, Gay Mitchell was elimated.
After the fifth count, Sean Gallagher reached the quota of 13 and was elected president. Dana Rosemary Scallon was the runner up with 8.
We can’t wait to see if our result is like the real one!

A video with the Armagh rhymers and students dancing!

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Our Fieldtrip to the seashore by Christopher

     Our Fieldtrip to the Seashore

On Thursday 15th of September the two Sld class’s went on a fieldtrip to the seashore. We were fortunate with the weather. It was cloudy but it did not rain.

Prior to our trip we studied the sea creature living in the rock pool, sea creature living in shell in rock pool, type of seaweeds, type of soil, rock and birds.

 First we looked at the coastline of Balbriggan. We saw the white lighthouse with a red balcony, the  harbour, the 12 eye bridge, St.George’s spire, train station. On our left side we saw the Martello Tower. It was an early warning system to the English if the French planned to attack from the back.

We get our picture taken in front of  the Bath House and the Boat House. The Bath House was used to take a bath because people had no baths then. The Boat House was used for storing boast like the lifeboat and dingys. We discovered we had to cross over a little stream using stepping stones.

 We had work to do. We recorded our findings on our sheet. We had to look for shapes,we drew a map of the beach, we listed for 3 nature sounds , named 3 human made sounds, found 5 different shell, we had to list smells.

Finally we went to the rock pool.We found  lots of Snakelocks Anemones. Them we had our lunch and Ms.Cogan read us a story called The Bell Hill. We came back to the school. It was Religion time.

My favourite part is finding the  Snakelocks Anemones.

Our Fieldtrip to the Seashore by Alex

Our Fieldtrip to the Sea Shore

On Thursday the 15th of September we went to the sea shore .We were fortunate with the weather. It was cloudy but it did not rain.

Prior to the seashore visit we studied sea creatures living in rock pools, rock and sea weed. On our way to the beach we looked at the coast line of Balbriggan. We saw the light  house with a red balcony our 12 eye bridge. ,St George’s Spire ,apartments , a train whizzing by ,the convent  and the red brick chimney.  Teacher said  we can make a wish. We had our picture taken in front of the Bath House and Boat House. Then we came to a  river. We used stepping   stones to get across the river.

 Our first job was to find 5  different  shells , name 3 nature  sounds , name 3 human made  sounds. We had to list the smells, colours and shapes we saw. Then we drew a map of the beach line, see what we found, and record our findings.

We moved to the rock   pools   . I could not find anything but when I was about to give up I found dozens of Snakelocks   Anemones   . They were not getting a lot of water so Tommy and I made a river and guided some water into them .We called back to the beach to have our lunch. I tried skimming   stones. We came back to school just in time for the religion bell .I had to get changed out of my tracksuit  behind the press door because they were saturated.      My favourite part of the day was discovering the bed of snakelock anamones

Balbriggan Co. Dublin