Autism Awareness Day 2022

On Friday 1st April 2022 we celebrated Autism Awareness Day. Firstly, we recapped on what we had learned last year about autism. We then learned about living with autism from the perspective of Megan, a ten year old girl from Canada whose little brother Matt has autism. We learned a lot from watching Megan go through daily life, and we have definitely taken away some brilliant ways to help make life easier for someone with autism. We also wore blue on the day to support Autism Awareness!

Thank you to all of the boys and girls for taking part.

 

Food Dudes

Food Dudes is an award winning curriculum-linked evidence-based healthy eating programme, developed to encourage children to eat more fresh fruit and vegetables. It is based on repeated tastings of fresh fruit and vegetables, rewards and positive role models.

The boys and girls were delighted to take part again this year, and enjoyed plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables. Well done everyone!

Visit from Santa 2021

We were very lucky on Monday 13th December to have a visit from the one-and-only Santa Claus. The children got to tell Santa what they want for Christmas, and received a beautiful photo and gift.  What a special start to the week!

Thank you to our Parent’s Association for making it all possible!

Feed the Bees Poster Competition

Last May, Carrickmacross Tidy Towns ran a poster competition titled ‘Feed the Bees’. There were lots of amazing entries from our school but the winner with his tagline ‘Don’t be a Hater, Save the Pollinator’ was Joshua Hughes in 3rd Class. He received his prize today. Well done Joshua!

October in 3rd and 4th Class

Well, what a busy few weeks it has been in Mrs. Lennon’s Room. We have been exploring 2D shapes and using cubes to help us understand division in Maths.

 

 

Miss Connolly taught us all about space and we made our very own rockets to launch!

The boys and girls were very lucky to head on a trip to Cloghan GAA grounds to take part in this year’s Blitz – the first to happen in a long time! The weather was great, the children were all fantastic and we had an absolute ball! Mrs. Lennon was very proud of each and every one of the children, both for their excellent behaviour and fantastic sportsmanship!

We finished October on a high with Halloween celebrations. Such an amazing effort made by everyone dressing up. We played games, watched movies, had a Halloween Parade and tucked into a treat or two. Thank goodness there weren’t many tricks!

 

Enjoy the holidays everyone and stay safe!

Halloween 2021

We had great day on 22nd October 2021 celebrating Halloween in St. Michael’s National School. The children dressed up and each class had a Halloween party. We took part in Trick-or-Treat for Temple Street and raised €170 for this very worthy cause, well done everyone!

We also held a socially-distanced fancy dress parade and fancy dress competition. Congratulations to our winners – Lucas, Calum, Calum, Anna, Saoirse, Tom, Liam and Cassie.

Well done to everyone on an amazing first term! We look forward to seeing you all in November!

First Holy Communion 2021

On Saturday the 9th of October 2021, thirteen amazing children finally got to make their First Holy Communion.

Our entire school community is incredibly proud of each and every one of them. They did our school proud with their prayerful and respectful participation in the mass. They sang their hearts out and we are certain that it will be a day that they will never forget.

What an honour it was to guide such wonderful children on their journey of faith to the sacrament of First Holy Communion.

We would like to say a sincere ‘Thank You’ to Fr. Daly for all his support as we prepared for this special day. He without doubt ensured that the day would be a memorable one for the children.

We hope that your weekend of celebrations was all you wished for and so much more and we wish all thirteen of you every blessing in the future. May God continue to guide you in faith and protect you with his love.

 

Read-A-Thon

St. Michael’s N.S. are taking part in a Read-A-Thon to raise much needed funds for our school library 📕
All children who return a completed sponsorship card before December 10th 2021 will be entered into a draw for a Smyths Voucher 🥳
We thank you all for your continued support!

Autism Awareness Day 2021

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!

 

School Holiday Arrangements 2021/2022

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.

Christmas Holidays

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)

Easter Holiday
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)

Summer Holiday
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.