There was a sea of blue in St. Michael’s N.S. on Friday 16th April as we celebrated our first annual Autism Awareness Day on Friday 16th April. The children in each class took part in various lessons throughout the day to raise awareness about autism. They learned what autism is, how to communicate with someone with autism, and how we could make school life easier for someone with autism. We wore blue on the day in support of autism awareness.
We also completed a whole-school collaborative art project which you can view below. The puzzle pattern reflects the complexity of the autism spectrum. It also shows that although we all have different personalities and abilities, we all fit together to create one amazing school community.
The children engaged really well and learned a lot! Well done boys and girls!
Our infants were very busy in the lead up to Easter this year. We learned all about the Easter story in religion and why we celebrate Easter. We learned some Easter vocabulary in Irish and played some Easter games. We also created our own Easter Bunnies and Easter Chicks!
The boys and girls have been ‘busy bunnies’ in the week leading up to the Easter holidays. They learned about the Easter Story and the reason that we celebrate Easter. We also learned about the origins of Easter and how it is celebrated around the world.
We learned lots of Irish words around the theme of Easter. We also completed some ‘eggcellent’ Easter art too, which the children really enjoyed.
Have a ‘Hoppy Easter’ boys and girls and enjoy your Easter Holidays!
We were very lucky to have Miss O’ Brien with us for the past three weeks. We hope that she enjoyed her teaching practice experience in St Michael’s N.S. Donaghmoyne and we wish her every success in her future studies.
In recent weeks the school grounds, especially the top yard, has been used after school hours and at weekends by members of the school community. During this time, damage has been done to the yard, rubbish scattered on the premises and school equipment moved and used for unintended purposes. We would ask those involved to please stop using the school grounds as they are not insured to do so. The damage being caused is unnecessary and unfair to the students currently in the school. Moving forward, the Board of Management will have no option but to deal very seriously with incidents of trespassing and damage to the school property.
In the best interest of all our school community, the Board of Management of St Michael’s National School would again ask our parents to adhere to the following rules:
School drop off is from 9.15-9.30 daily. Please keep your children in your car until the school gates are opened daily. There is no need for the pupils to be allowed congregate at the school gates. If the gates are opened a few minutes later then normal, this means that they is an important issue to be addressed / resolved in advance of opening and the staff require your patience and support in this regard.
Parents please stop congregating at the gates or at cars to chat, this is putting our whole school community at risk. We have had numerous complaints by concerned parents about the potential risk this is imposing on our students. And while we fully agree with these complaints, we need all parents to be responsible and comply with the request.
Parents please wear face coverings while dropping off or collecting children. This is essential to protect our students and staff.
With St. Patrick’s Day looking a little different for everyone this year, we were delighted to be able to celebrate as normal in school. We held a Lá Glás which always adds excitement to this very special day. We also completed a few different art activities.
We made fingerprint Pots of Gold using paint and crepe paper.
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