Active Flag Activities for Halloween 2019!

We got active for our Health Promoting Schools Campaign on Thursday 24th October 2019.  We looked terrifyingly good as we did our various circuits.  Well done everyone for your participation and a huge thank-you to all our active leaders for leading the events.

Football Coach in Our School September-October 2019

Our children continue to focus on Health Promotion and continue to practice our Active Flag Initiative as they take part in soccer skills with Euan Treanor during September and October.  Have a look at some of their activities below!  Thanks to Euan for visiting our school and sharing his knowledge and expertise with us.



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.

Conor Mc Skeane Memorial Shield 2019

Congratulations to the children from Mrs. Mc Guirk’s first class who were chosen to represent us at the Conor Mc Skeane Memorial Shield Football Blitz.

Well done on your fantastic efforts and congratulations on receiving your two beautiful medals!

It is wonderful to see our school competing in this very special and worthwhile annual event.



Community Games 2019

Congratulations to the boys in third class on their recent achievement in the Under 10 Gaelic Football Community Games Competition.

The boys reached the county final and should be very proud of their efforts!


Sports Day / Active Schools Week 2019

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Active Schools Week took place in our school between Monday 27th and Friday 31st of May 2019. We engaged in many fun active events at school and at home, including a Summer themed Sports Day!

Have a peek below at some of the events we engaged in.

Well Done on Our Triple Flag Success!

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We had a very important visitor here today (22nd May 2019) in St. Michaels N.S. Donaghmoyne. John Mullen from the Active Flag Programme came to assess our school as an Active School. He was delighted with the work all our staff and pupils have been doing and will continue to do as part of this programme. We are delighted to announce that we have been successful and we have been awarded our Active Schools Flag.

In recent weeks, we have also been successful in achieving our Health Promoting School Status from Jennifer Treanor (Co-Ordinator of the Health Promoting Schools Programme) and we received our Health Promoting Certificate and flag.

Our third ‘Green Flag’ for Water Preservation and Conservation was also awarded to us by Moira Kelly (Monaghan County Council), who visited our school for our water themed day. We will celebrate everyone’s hard work and dedication towards the end of the school year when we raise our three flags.

Well done everyone on your fantastic achievements!

Hurling Taster Session

On Tuesday 14th of May 2019 we were very active in our school. We were fortunate to have Ryan Gaffney (on behalf of Monaghan G.A.A.) with us today to give us a taster session in hurling. The boys and girls had great fun and they also got the opportunity to practice some hurling skills. See some of the action below!

Basketball in Our School

Today (9th May 2019), all classes commenced basketball sessions with our coach Enda.  This will continue for the next five weeks. The children are really enjoying themselves as well as developing lots of basketball skills.