Congratulations to Willow and Jamie who won the Fáilte Isteach colouring competition back in June 2021. These two were delighted to receive their wonderful prizes.
Thirteen special pupils celebrated the Sacrament of Penance on Tuesday 25th May 2021 in St. Lastra’s Church, Donaghmoyne. Although this year’s First Confession was different than any other, it was no less special and will be one to be remembered with fond memories.
Well done and congratulations to the three boys and ten girls in second class for their respectful and prayerful participation on the morning of their First Confession.
Every one of them should feel very proud of their efforts, both in preparation for and during the ceremony. Both Second Class and First Class sang beautifully and this enhanced the occasion massively.
A huge thank you to Father Daly for celebrating this special occasion with us.
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!
St. Michael’s NS School Holiday Arrangements 2021 / 2022
School re-opens on Thursday 26th August 2021
Halloween (Mid-term) break
From Monday 25th to Friday 29th October (5 days)
Re-open on Monday 1st November.
12 noon (½ day) on Wednesday 22nd Dec to Wednesday 5th Jan 2022 (10 days)
Re-open on Thursday 6th Jan 2022.
February Mid-term break
Thursday 24th & Friday 25th February (2 days)
St Patricks Day Thursday 17th March
Bank Holiday Friday 18th March (2 days)
12 noon (½ day) on Friday 8th April to Friday 22nd April (10 days)
Re-open on Monday 25th April
May Bank Holiday
Monday 2nd & Tuesday 3rd May (2 days)
June Bank Holiday
Monday 6th & Tuesday 7th June (2 days)
Close at 12 noon (½ day) on Thursday 23rd June
Please note- it may be necessary to change or add school closures during the
school year. In the event that this occurs, we will notify parents in advance.
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.
We created these beautiful Spring Wreaths during our art class with Jo on zoom last week. It is so wonderful to see that Spring is finally here!
The boys and girls were busy this week learning about Saint Patrick in History and Irish.
They also got creative with some lovely art to mark the occasion!
The pupils in 1st and 2nd Class put in huge efforts to create beautiful flower bouquets in our Zoom Art Session today.
Happy Mother’s Day to all our lovely mammies. Enjoy your day on Sunday!