This term, Debby has been teaching sewing to the children in all classes. We can’t believe how skillful they have become in just a few shorts weeks, and it’s clear how much they are really enjoying it!
Autism Awareness Day 2023
Spirits were high on Friday 28th April 2023 in St. Michael’s National School as we celebrated our third annual Autism Awareness Day. The children in each class took part in various lessons to raise awareness of autism. They learned what autism is, how to communicate with someone who has autism and how we can make school life easier for someone with autism. The teachers were so impressed with how children engaged with the lessons, and how much knowledge they had retained from last year.
We are so proud of our inclusive school!
Congratulations to our star readers for the month of March – Isobel, Kyle and Luke.
Our class readers of the month were 3rd and 4th Class.
Well done everyone!
Easter Raffle / Food Bank Collection
In January 2023 we seen the establishment of the first student council in St. Michael’s National School. The aim of the student council is to provide students with greater involvement in the decision-making procedures of the school and learn about the democratic process. We believe that students have a vital role to play in creating a positive and welcoming school environment conducive to learning and happiness. We predict that our Student Council will play a requisite role in achieving this.
Two children from each class were elected by secret ballot on Friday 13th January and will retain their positions on the council for the duration of the school year. Infant classes are represented by the two elected pupils from 6th Class. Well done to everyone who applied to be part of our first ever student council. You have worked very hard and we are very proud of you all.
We are delighted to introduce our new Student Council to you all. The children elected for the 2022/2023 school year are as follows:
1st Class – Kylah and Eoghan
2nd Class – Katelyn and Luke
3rd Class – Saoirse and Kyle
4th Class – Amy and Oisín
5th Class – Lucy and Ben
6th Class – Zara and Isobel
Our first student council meeting will take place on Wednesday 18th January at 2pm.
School of Rock
After weeks of rehearsals, we were delighted to perform our school musical ‘School of Rock’ for the community on Thursday 8th December.
We are incredibly proud of the hard work and dedication of every child in our school. From designing posters and tickets, to learning lines and perfecting dance moves, no task was ever too much for the children. They were determined to put on a good show, and what a show it was – we were blown away by their incredible performance! Such a wonderful display of talent and energy!
As always, there were many people behind the scenes who helped us put on such an amazing show. Thank you to Tara McAuley, our musical director, for her dedication over the past number of years. Thank you to Karen McDermott for her beautiful backdrop, and to Mark McDermott for videoing the show. Thank you to everyone in Lisdoonan Community Centre for going above and beyond to help as always. Thank you finally to the parents who donated prizes for the raffle, your unending support doesn’t go unnoticed!
What an amazing end to 2022 in St. Michael’s National School!
We had great day on 28th October 2022 celebrating Halloween in St. Michael’s National School. The children dressed up and each class had a Halloween party. We also held a whole-school Halloween disco. We took part in ‘Trick or Treat for Sick Children’ and raised almost €300 for this very worthy cause, well done everyone!
We also held our monthly assembly, where numerous children were awarded with certificates for their hard work this term.
Wishing you all a happy and safe Halloween!
Annual Admissions Notice
St Michael’s National School
Annual Admission Notice
in respect of admissions to the 2023/2024 school year
Admission Policy and Application Form:
A copy of the school’s Admission Policy and the Application Form for Admission for the 2023/2024 school year is available as follows: –
To download at: www.stmichaelsns.ie
On request: By emailing email@example.com
Or on request: By writing to St Michael’s National School, Donaghmoyne, Carrickmacross, Co Monaghan, A81EA37.
Part 1 – Admissions to the 2023/2024 school year
Application and Decision Dates for admission to 2023/2024
The following are the dates applicable for admission to Junior Infants:
|The school will commence accepting applications for admission on||Nov 7th 2022|
|The school shall cease accepting applications for admission on||March 1st 2023|
|The date by which applicants will be notified of the decision on their application is||March 12th 2022|
|The period within which applicants must confirm acceptance of an offer of admission is||Two Weeks|
Failure to accept an offer within the prescribed period mentioned above may result in the offer being withdrawn.
Note: the school will consider and issue decisions on late applications in accordance with the school’s admission policy.
Number of places being made available in 2023/2024:
|The number of places being made available in junior infants||20|
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!