Welcome Back

Welcome back everyone and a special welcome to all our new students. There has been a great buzz this week and it has been wonderful to hear all of the children’s stories from their summer holidays. We are looking forward to an exciting year ahead.

Graduation in Infants


Congratulations to Junior and Senior Infants for graduating from their respective classes. Well done to each and every one of you for your dedication and commitment to your work throughout the year. Good luck to Senior Infants as they move into First Class, we will miss them terribly. Thankfully we get to hold onto the Junior Infants for another year as they move to Senior Infants and we all look forward to getting to know our new pupils at the end of August. School’s out for summer, have a really enjoyable one everyone!!

Ice Cream at School !!!


Have you ever seen such beaming smiles before??? Not unless you got an ice cream at school from the Ice Cream Van! It goes without saying from these little faces that everyone enjoyed their surprise! Thank you to the Parents Association for organising and funding this.

Art Masterpieces in Infants


A small selection of the talented artists in our Infants Class as they all created masterpieces with Fabric & Fibre…some fashion designers in the making I think! In addition they brought a splash of colour to our classroom with their beautiful sun & rainbow pieces in the final weeks of school.

Nursery Rhyme Challenge


Congratulations once again to Junior and Senior Infants for completing their fourth and final 8 Rhyme Challenge!

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.

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!

‘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!

School Uniform

We would like to remind parents of the school uniform that is expected to be worn daily in St. Michael’s National School.

Our uniform consists of dark grey trousers / skirt / pinafore, a grey t-shirt and a maroon jumper with the school crest. We ask that children do not wear black, navy or patterned trousers, and strictly no labels or logos (e.g. o’neills, nike etc.).

Parents, please make a special effort to ensure that your child is wearing the correct uniform every day.

An example of the appropriate school uniform can be seen below.

Easter 2019 in the Infant Classroom

Junior and Senior infants designed their own Easter Eggs using a combination of printing with pom-poms, and using a variety of brush strokes with their paint brushes. They also made beautiful Easter cards. However, the highlight of our Easter crafts was making our Krispie bun nests with mini eggs..Yum Yum!!

We had an Easter colouring competition and congratulations to our two winners as they proudly present their prize. Well done to all the children who took part as the standard was amazing!

Happy Easter from all the children in Junior and Senior Infants!!