A huge well done to all of the boys and girls who took part in ‘Trick or Treat for Sick Children 2023’. We raised an amazing €267.30 for this very worthy cause and had great fun in the process!
On Friday 9th June the children were delighted to attend our first ever school disco arranged by our student council. The student council organised disco lighting, the playlist and of course some disco accessories for each student. The photobooth was a particular hit with the students – have a look at the photos below!!
On Thursday 8th June we travelled to Donaghmoyne Fontenoys GAA club for our annual Sports Day. The children (and teachers) had great fun taking part in various races and stations. A huge thank you to our past pupils who helped organise the day. Well done everyone!
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!
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!
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.
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!