Autism Awareness Day 2021

There was a sea of blue in St. Michael’s N.S. on Friday 16th April as we celebrated our first annual Autism Awareness Day on Friday 16th April. The children in each class took part in various lessons throughout the day to raise awareness about autism. They learned what autism is, how to communicate with someone with autism, and how we could make school life easier for someone with autism. We wore blue on the day in support of autism awareness.

We also completed a whole-school collaborative art project which you can view below. The puzzle pattern reflects the complexity of the autism spectrum. It also shows that although we all have different personalities and abilities, we all fit together to create one amazing school community.

The children engaged really well and learned a lot! Well done boys and girls!

 

School Holiday Arrangements 2021/2022

St. Michael’s NS School Holiday Arrangements 2021 / 2022

School re-opens on Thursday 26th August 2021

Halloween (Mid-term) break 

From Monday 25th to Friday 29th October (5 days)

Re-open on Monday 1st November.

Christmas Holidays

12 noon (½ day) on Wednesday 22nd Dec to Wednesday 5th Jan 2022 (10 days)

Re-open on Thursday 6th Jan 2022.

 

February Mid-term break

Thursday 24th & Friday 25th February (2 days)

St Patricks Day Thursday 17th March
Bank Holiday Friday 18th March    (2 days)

Easter Holiday
12 noon (½ day) on Friday 8th April to Friday 22nd April (10 days)

Re-open on Monday 25th April

 

May Bank Holiday
Monday 2nd & Tuesday 3rd May (2 days)

June Bank Holiday
Monday 6th & Tuesday 7th June (2 days)

Summer Holiday
Close at 12 noon (½ day) on Thursday 23rd June

Please note- it may be necessary to change or add school closures during the
school year. In the event that this occurs, we will notify parents in advance.

Easter in the Infant Classroom

Our infants were very busy in the lead up to Easter this year. We learned all about the Easter story in religion and why we celebrate Easter. We learned some Easter vocabulary in Irish and played some Easter games. We also created our own Easter Bunnies and Easter Chicks!

Have a lovely Easter break everyone!

A visit from the Easter Bunny

We had a very special visitor to our school on the 26th March.. The Easter Bunny! The Easter Bunny brought Easter eggs for all of the children; it was such an exciting end to the school term.
A huge thank you to our Parent’s Association who managed to contact the Easter Bunny to arrange the visit.
Wishing you all a safe and happy Easter break!

St. Patrick’s Day in Ms Atkinson’s Room

With St. Patrick’s Day looking a little different for everyone this year, we were delighted to be able to celebrate as normal in school. We held a Lá Glás which always adds excitement to this very special day. We also completed a few different art activities.

 

We made fingerprint Pots of Gold using paint and crepe paper.

 

We also made these cool Leprechaun masks.

Zoom Art Session

We created these beautiful Spring Wreaths during our art class with Jo on zoom last week. It is so wonderful to see that Spring is finally here!

Infants Return to School

The 1st of March was a very exciting day as our Infants got to return to school after Christmas. We spent the day chatting and playing with our friends as it has been so long since we were together!

 

We visited our school friendship garden for a chat and some meditation.

 

We also made cards for our wonderful Mams and Dads who helped us to complete our home learning over the past seven weeks.

Pancake Tuesday in Infants

We have a tradition here in Donaghmoyne to make pancakes in school together on Pancake Tuesday. Unfortunately we were not in school this year, but that didn’t stop us!