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 PlaceHenry Campbell20 minutes 11 seconds
2nd PlaceRyan Duffy20 minutes 45 seconds
3rd PlaceDeclan Martin20 minutes 54 seconds


Women’s Winners

1st PlaceOrla Hamill23 minutes 18 seconds
2nd PlaceErin Smyth26 minutes 20 seconds
3rd PlaceDeirdre McMahon27 minutes 07 seconds


Children’s Winners
Boys – 1st PlaceOran Smyth
Girls – 1st PlaceÁine Smyth25 minutes 10 seconds

Pancake Tuesday in Ms. Atkinson’s Room

We would like to say a huge thank you to Amanda, Pauline and Joan, our parent volunteers, who gave up their time on Tuesday 5th March to come in and cook some beautiful pancakes for the children for Pancake Tuesday.

The children had a fantastic morning and we very much appreciate it!

Pancake Tuesday in Infants

There was huge excitement in the Infant classroom today at the thought of getting pancakes at school. As you can see they went down a treat. Thanks to our parent volunteers who were busy cooking all morning!


Pancake Tuesday in Mrs McGuirk’s Class

Today (Tuesday 5th March 2019), we had a Pancake themed day in our classroom.

1st, 2nd and 3rd class learned about the origins of Pancake Tuesday / Shrove Tuesday. We also learned how to sequence steps in making pancakes in our Irish lesson, and we completed maths challenge cards linked to the theme of pancakes. We also played a maths dice game with the theme of pancakes. We got active and sang ‘The Pancake Song’ and added in some cool actions. We composed our own acrostic PANCAKE poems. We learned about the way Pancake Tuesday is celebrated in other countries.

The children also got the chance to sample some delicious pancakes, courtesy of some of our parents who volunteered their time to come in and cook for them.

Isobel and Grace for Ireland’s Got Talent

Best of luck to students Isobel and Grace who will take part in auditions for Ireland’s Got Talent as part of the dance group Hiphopical this weekend. The show will air on Saturday 23rd of February at 7.30pm on Virgin Media One.

We are all very proud and we can’t wait to see you both perform on tv!

Quiz fever in St. Michael’s N.S.

Congratulations to the children from Ms. Atkinson’s room who were chosen to be part of our quiz teams this year. Two teams will take part in the Credit Union Quiz on Friday 1st February, and one team will take part in the Cumann na mBunscol quiz on Tuesday 5th February. We wish them every success on both nights!


Credit Union Quiz Team A

(Shane, Ella, Céola and Pádraic)


Credit Union Quiz Team B

(Ava, Leah, Caoilte and Seán Óg)


Cumann na mBunscol Quiz Team

(Cormac, Tiernan, Céola and Seán Óg)

Enrolment Night 2019

St. Michael’s N.S. are holding an enrolment night on Tuesday 5th February 2019 at 7.30pm. Parents wishing to enrol their children for September 2019 or 2020 are invited on the night.

Please come along to see our school and some of the exciting changes that are happening in St. Michael’s N.S., including our new fully-equipped Special Education classroom. A short informative talk will be given on the night by our Infants teacher Mrs Campbell. Our principal Ms Whelan will also be available to answer any queries that you may have.

Light refreshments will be served on the night. This is a brilliant opportunity to meet and socialise with other parents in our school. Parents will receive enrolment packs on the night which will include an enrolment form.

We look forward to seeing you on the night!

If you have any questions regarding enrolment for 2019 or 2020, please do not hesitate to contact the school office on 042 9662284.

Friends Programme

The Friends Programme will commence shortly in our school. We ask parents to take the time to read through the information below to gain insight into what the programme entails.

Friends Programme

Christmas 2018

Christmas Decorations

Our new crib and Christmas tree were very welcome additions to our school this year.


School Choir

At the beginning of December, our school choir performed in St. Lastra’s Church for members of our local community. The children performed beautifully on this very special occasion. 


Silly Santa Flash Mob

As part of our Active Schools Flag Campaign the children of St. Michael’s National school put on their santa hats to participate in a Silly Santa Flash Mob Dance on Thursday 20th December 2018. We all had brilliant fun and pulled some SANTAsational moves! Thank you to the Active Flag Dance Leaders for preparing us and leading us in the dance! Check out the photos below of our preparations.


Talent Show

On Thursday 20th December 2018 we held a school talent show. All children were given the opportunity to take part. We had many fantastic performances from the very talented children in our school. As the children performed so well, they were rewarded with treats and a movie in the afternoon. This was a very enjoyable experience for both participators and spectators. 


Santa’s Visit

We had a very special visitor on Friday 21st December 2018. Santa Claus arrived in style and managed to speak with every child in the school. He also had a gift for children. We would like to thank our Parent’s Association for organising Santa’s Grotto. A great day was had by all!


Best Line and Best Class Awards

We would like to congratulate 4th class who received certificates and prizes for being the best line this term. Congratulations also to Junior Infants who received certificates and prizes for being the best class on the yard this term. Well done everyone!


Christmas Jumper Competition

Congratulations to the winners of our annual Christmas Jumper Competition which was held on Friday 21st December 2018. Children put in a fantastic effort – it is great to see their efforts rewarded. Well done everyone!


Friendship Garden

On Tuesday 4th December 2018, the children from Ms. Atkinson’s room had the opportunity to help plant some lovely fruit trees in our new friendship garden. All children in the school then got to put their name on a tree which they will watch grow as they progress through the school. Our friendship garden was organised by the Parent’s Association and is a very welcome addition to our beautiful school. The children really enjoyed being a part of this very worthwhile event.

We would like to thank our parent’s association for organising our garden, as well as Paul and Russell from Callan’s Garden Centre Donaghmoyne for their help on the day. We can’t wait to enjoy the fruits of our labour!