Ice Cream Van

On Monday 24th June 2019 we were very lucky to have an ice cream van visit our school. This was a wonderful end-of-year reward for the children after all of their hard work during the 2018/2019 school year.

Well done everyone!

Schools in the Past

We would like to extend our thanks to local man Frank Rooney who visited our school on Thursday 20th June 2019. Frank told the children some very interesting stories about life long ago, going into detail about life at school when he attended St. Michael’s National School. The children really enjoyed hearing about how he used to walk to school barefoot in the Summer time, and how girls were not allowed to play football at lunch time.

The art of storytelling is one that is slowly dwindling and we were very lucky that Frank gave up his time to provide this opportunity for the children.

Visit to Donaghmoyne Park

The boys and girls had great fun on Friday 21st June 2019 when they visited Donaghmoyne park with their teachers.

It is wonderful to have such a fantastic facility right on our doorstep and the children loved spending time with their friends.

Bike Green – Monaghan Sports Partnership

On Friday 21st June 2019, we were very fortunate to be offered a free taster session from Bike Green by the Monaghan Sports Partnership. Junior Infants, Senior Infants and First Class got to learn many valuable cycling skills, using balance bikes.

A massive thank you to Seán and Francis for coming to visit us today and providing the children with this fantastic opportunity!

Flag Raising Ceremony

There was huge excitement in St. Michael’s National School on Wednesday 19th June 2019 as we came together as a school community to raise three very important and well-deserved flags. Both staff and pupils have worked extremely hard and have shown huge dedication and commitment to achieve a flag for Water Conservation and Preservation, a flag for recognition as a Health Promoting School and also a flag for achieving Active School Status. We had a fantastic day gathering together to mark our success.

On the day we also opened our beautiful new friendship garden. A sincere word of thanks to our parent’s association for making our friendship garden possible – your unending support doesn’t go unnoticed!

A heartfelt thank you to everyone who attended the Flag Raising Ceremony and who contributed in any way to making the day a memorable one. A special thank you also to our special guests ‘Hiphopical’ for their fantastic dance display and to Drew Wylie from the Monaghan County Team who raised our three flags for us.

Well done to everyone! Our staff and pupils are very proud to be flying the flags for St. Michael’s N.S. Donaghmoyne.

‘Farmyard in your Schoolyard’

On Wednesday 19th June 2019, the pupils in St. Michael’s National School Donaghmoyne, were very fortunate to have some special visitors come to our school. Stephen from ‘Farmyard in your Schoolyard’ came to visit, and brought along an array of farmyard animals. He talked to the boys and girls about the various animals, including goats, chickens, roosters, guinea pigs, rabbits and even Shaun the Sheep! The children loved having the opportunity to learn lots of interesting facts about these animals, as well as having the chance to pet them.

A word of sincere thanks to our Parent’s Association for organising and funding this fantastic event!

Best Class and Best Line Awards

On Friday 12th April we crowned our ‘Best Line’ and ‘Best Class’ champions for this term. The winners were presented with an Easter Egg as a reward for their fantastic behaviour in our school yard at break times!

Well done to our winners!

First Class were given the ‘Best Class’ award

 

Third Class were given the ‘Best Line’ award

Life in Australia

On Friday 12th April 2019, we were very lucky to have a guest from Australia visit our school. Tiernan (3rd Class) invited his family friend Peter to come in and speak to the children all about his life in Australia. The children learned about Australian foods, pastimes, geography and animals.

It was a brilliant learning experience and the children loved hearing the first-hand experiences of a true Australian!

Seachtain na Gaeilge 2019

Seachtain na Gaeilge is a national festival that celebrates the Irish language and culture. To promote the Irish language in our school, we held a ceolchoirm on Thursday 15th March as a school. Well done to all participants!

5K Fundraiser

On Sunday 10th March 2019, all roads led to Donaghmoyne as our annual 5K Walk/Run took place. We would like to say a huge thank you to our Parent’s Association for their efforts in organising the race – it was a huge success and raised some very much needed funds for our school!

Congratulations to all of the winners listed below!

 

Men’s Winners

1st Place Henry Campbell 20 minutes 11 seconds
2nd Place Ryan Duffy 20 minutes 45 seconds
3rd Place Declan Martin 20 minutes 54 seconds

 

Women’s Winners

1st Place Orla Hamill 23 minutes 18 seconds
2nd Place Erin Smyth 26 minutes 20 seconds
3rd Place Deirdre McMahon 27 minutes 07 seconds

 

Children’s Winners
Boys – 1st Place Oran Smyth
Girls – 1st Place Áine Smyth 25 minutes 10 seconds