Carrickmacross Colouring Competition Success!

Congratulation to Molly who won first place in the age 10-12 category, and to Maggie who won second place in the age 8-10 category, in the Carrickmacross Festival Colouring Competition.

We are very proud of you both!

Conor Mc Skeane Memorial Shield 2019

Congratulations to the children from Mrs. Mc Guirk’s first class who were chosen to represent us at the Conor Mc Skeane Memorial Shield Football Blitz.

Well done on your fantastic efforts and congratulations on receiving your two beautiful medals!

It is wonderful to see our school competing in this very special and worthwhile annual event.



Father’s Day Themed Day 2019

In Mrs. Mc Guirk’s room we had a ‘Father’s Day Themed Day’ on Friday 14th June 2019 to celebrate Father’s Day.

We created our own Father’s Day Prayers in religion.  We made Father’s Day posters in Gaeilge and we did colour-by-number activities for maths. We listened to various Father’s Day Poems and created some of our own. We sang some Father’s Day themed songs for music and made some Father’s Day clay ornaments and badges in art. We finished our day by learning about some Father’s Day traditions for our history lesson.

Take a peek below at some of our activities…

School Uniform

We would like to remind parents of the school uniform that is expected to be worn daily in St. Michael’s National School.

Our uniform consists of dark grey trousers / skirt / pinafore, a grey t-shirt and a maroon jumper with the school crest. We ask that children do not wear black, navy or patterned trousers, and strictly no labels or logos (e.g. o’neills, nike etc.).

Parents, please make a special effort to ensure that your child is wearing the correct uniform every day.

An example of the appropriate school uniform can be seen below.

Community Games 2019

Congratulations to the boys in third class on their recent achievement in the Under 10 Gaelic Football Community Games Competition.

The boys reached the county final and should be very proud of their efforts!


Summer is in the Air

Mrs. Mc Guirk’s room got very creative designing some lovely ‘Dressed for Summer’ pictures using lots of various materials.

Fantastic work boys and girls!



Thank you Ms Duffy!


Mrs McGuirk’s class have had a student teacher in their room for the last number of weeks. We would like to thank Ms Duffy for her valuable input and help during her time with us. The children enjoyed their learning time with her.

We all enjoyed having her here and we wish her every success in her future teaching career!


Monaghan County Museum Visit

On Thursday 28th of March 2019, we were very fortunate to have Pauline Tilson from Monaghan County Museum visit our school to give a talk about World War II. The children learned lots about evacuees and what their lives entailed. They watched a video of a man telling his story as an evacuee. They looked at a suitcase containing items that evacuees would have had when they were forced to leave their homes. They also learned about rationing and what things people would have been allowed during war times. The children also made their own name tags, like the ones worn by evacuees and they imagined they were an evacuee and wrote a letter home to their families. The children found the visit informative and enjoyable.  A huge thank you to Pauline for her time! 

We were very fortunate to have Pauline back to visit us again on Monday 21st  May 2019. This time around, we learned about different types of transport people used around the time of World War II. We learned about the different types of bicycles and cars from the past and about the Great Northern Railway that was in operation a that time. The children got the chance to examine photographic evidence as well as the opportunity to handle some artefacts from that period.

Pauline joined us for her final visit (Monday 27th May 2019). She spoke to the pupils from 1st to 6th class on communication during World War II. The pupils learned about the most common forms of communication at the time, including, letters, telegrams, newspapers and television. The children examined evidence of different communication forms from the past and compared them with the modern form they are familiar with today. Once again, thanks to Pauline for spending time with us and informing us about lots of interesting facts surrounding World War II!

First Holy Communion 2019

Saturday the 18th of May 2019 was a momentous occasion for the first communicants in St.Michael’s N.S. The community of Donaghmoyne gathered together with pride to watch eight girls from our school make their First Holy Communion. The children’s participation on the day, combined with their artwork to decorate the Church made it truly memorable for all.

The school choir also enhanced the ceremony beautifully. This long anticipated day was a huge success. Well done to the first communicants and to their families for all their hard work on the journey that led to this day.

Heartfelt thanks to our officiating priest, Father Daly and to all those involved in making this day a very special one.

Hurling Taster Session

On Tuesday 14th of May 2019 we were very active in our school. We were fortunate to have Ryan Gaffney (on behalf of Monaghan G.A.A.) with us today to give us a taster session in hurling. The boys and girls had great fun and they also got the opportunity to practice some hurling skills. See some of the action below!