Student Council

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.

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 stmichaelsnsdonaghmoyne@gmail.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 onNov 7th 2022
The school shall cease accepting applications for admission onMarch 1st 2023
The date by which applicants will be notified of the decision on their application isMarch 12th 2022
The period within which applicants must confirm acceptance of an offer of admission isTwo 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Failure to accept an offer within the prescribed period mentioned above may result in the offer being withdrawn.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 infants20

Cumann na mBunscol

There were fantastic celebrations among our brilliant footballers here in Saint Michael N.S. school this week as they progress to the final of the Cumann na mBunscol school league, which will take place on Saturday 22nd October in Castleblayney.

We would like to say a massive thank you to our coach Darren Fox for helping prepare the boys for the competitions.

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!

Yoga Bears 2022

As part of our Active Schools Campaign and also our Mental Health Initiative, the Junior Classes in the school enjoyed participating in some yoga based lessons with Mrs. Mc Guirk. We learned how to relax and unwind and also explored techniques to help us stay focused. Everyone enjoyed the Yoga Bears sessions.

 

Super Stars 2022-2023!!

Each week, a child is chosen to be our SUPER STAR!! They can be chosen for lots of reasons, such as, being kind to someone, showing good manners, showing good listening skills or improving at something they have found to be difficult.  The SUPER STAR of the week is chosen each Friday, gets to bring home our class trophy for the week and returns it the following Thursday.  The Trophy will be sanitized before it is sent home with each child.  Have a look at our SUPER STARS below!!

 

 

 

 

 



 

Read-A-Thon

Well done to all of the boys and girls who took part in our Read-A-Thon. You raised an incredible €1400 to purchase books for our school.

Every child who returned a sponsorship card was then entered into a raffle for a €50 Smyths Voucher. Congratulations to our winner Seán – happy spending!!

Food Dudes

Food Dudes is an award winning curriculum-linked evidence-based healthy eating programme, developed to encourage children to eat more fresh fruit and vegetables. It is based on repeated tastings of fresh fruit and vegetables, rewards and positive role models.

The boys and girls were delighted to take part again this year, and enjoyed plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables. Well done everyone!

Wellness Wednesday

During our school closure due to Covid -19, we were very conscious of the impact the virus was causing on our students and whole school community.  As both a Health Promoting School and Active School, we decided to introduce an initiative called Wellness Wednesday to support children and families in maintaining fitness and mental health!

Every Wednesday, children and their families were encouraged to get active by choosing an activity from the list of Wellness Wednesday activities provided or doing something active of their own. See below some of the activities our pupils and families got up to!

We also introduced Zoom P.E. as part of Wellness Wednesday, where staff, pupils and their families got active each Wednesday by partaking in fun games and exercises guided by an online coach! To mark the end of our school year, we even held a Zoom Sports Day – which everyone really enjoyed.