All-Ireland Medal Winners

Huge congratulations to these girls who took home Bronze medals from the All-Ireland Community Games Dance Competition. A massive achievement girls and we as a school are very proud. Well done!

Conor McSkeane Memorial Cup

Well done to the boys in 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th Class who won this year’s cup in the Conor McSkeane Memorial Tournament!

Welcome Back Everyone!

Good Afternoon everyone,

It’s hard to believe that we are returning to school on Monday. The Summer has gone by so fast. I hope you all had a very enjoyable break and are well rested. We are very excited to welcome you all back, and we are looking forward to another amazing year in St Michaels.

Before returning, here is a quick reminder of a few school rules:

  • Gates open at 9.15 am, students are not insured to be on the premises before this time.
  • Junior Infants/ Senior Infants, 1st & 2nd Class, all enter the school via the main front door to the left when they enter the yard. 3rd, 4th, 5th & 6th class will enter via the bottom door to the right  when the enter the yard. They will be directed by myself/ Debby / Nicola  so no need to worry.
  • Junior Infant parents are more than welcome to take their children into their classroom , for the first day. However, with limited space and lack of the middle yard (as building work on our new classroom has commenced), we would urge parents to enter and leave the building as soon as possible. Photographs can be taken in the yard before entering the classroom. Junior Infants will finish at 12pm for the first two weeks. This will allow them the time they need to adjust to the school life gradually, without exhausting them.
  • We are a health promoting school and would ask parents to refer to our healthy eating policy regarding appropriate school lunches. Due to several children with nut allergies, no products containing nuts are permitted on the premises.
  • Please ensure your child has all books/ copies etc with them on their first day. This will allow teachers the opportunity to get their classrooms set up and will enable  teaching to take place as soon as possible. Please label everything for your child!!!!!!
  • We are very excited to see our lovely new school jumper and we would ask parents to adhere to the school uniform. Plain grey tracksuit bottoms (not leggings) and grey polo t- shirt.
  • While we are no longer required to adhere to Covid 19 guidelines, we would ask parents to continue to promote and encourage good hygiene etiquette, as we will within the school.
  • School finishing time will return to 3pm for all classes, with students leaving via the same gate they enter from.

 

If there are any queries, please email stmichaelsnsdonaghmoyne@gmail.com

See you all Monday,

Ms Whelan.

Farewell to the Class of 2022

With the end of our school year comes a sad farewell to our highly esteemed 6th class pupils. Goodbye from all of us in St.Michael’s, you will be sadly missed but we look forward to hearing of all your adventures and achievements in the coming years!

 

End of Year Fun!

Lots of fun activities took place towards the end of term for very hard-working senior pupils! Huge enjoyment was derived from the tag rugby, water activities and the arrival of the ice-cream van. The popcorn was popping for our end of year party and the craic was even better!

Last term in 5th and 6th Class

5th and 6th class have been exceptionally busy in our final term with lots of valuable learning achieved in all subject areas. The pupils engaged in projects to investigate a famous explorer, designed and created their own inventions which revealed lots of entrepreneurs in the making not to mention recorded their very own Irish movie videos so Oskars here we come!! They took part in an advertisement competition, made their own 3D planets out of papier maché and engaged in a six week Pilates programme which was a huge success!!

School Tour 2022

Staff and pupils were full of excitement on Friday 13th of May 2022. It was our first school tour since 2019, so we were delighted to get the opportunity to go on an outing as a whole school again! Our destination this year was Castleblaney Outdoor Adventure Centre.

The children got involved in several physical, mental, skill and water-based challenges. The day was enjoyed by all and everyone arrived home in great form after their fun filled day of activities.

Easter Bunny Visit

A surprise guest in 5th & 6th Class today with lots of Easter treats!! Happy Easter everyone!!

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.