Staff and pupils were full of excitement on Friday 19th May 2023 as we set off on our annual school tour. Our destination was the ‘Crystal Maze Outdoor Activity Venue’ in Kilmainhamwood. The children got involved in several physical, mental, skill and water-based challenges, based around Ireland’s largest hedge maze. We had a wonderful day!
This term, Debby has been teaching sewing to the children in all classes. We can’t believe how skillful they have become in just a few shorts weeks, and it’s clear how much they are really enjoying it!
Spirits were high on Friday 28th April 2023 in St. Michael’s National School as we celebrated our third annual Autism Awareness Day. The children in each class took part in various lessons to raise awareness of autism. They learned what autism is, how to communicate with someone who has autism and how we can make school life easier for someone with autism. The teachers were so impressed with how children engaged with the lessons, and how much knowledge they had retained from last year.
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 Chicks!
We learned the poem ‘Busy Bunny’ which we performed at our whole-school assembly. Head over to our facebook page to see it!
Finally, we had a very special visitor on Friday 31st March – THE EASTER BUNNY! The children were very excited to receive their special treat just before the holidays.
We are so incredibly proud of our amazing student council! They have worked tirelessly over the past few weeks organising our Easter Raffle and Food Collection for Carrickmacross Food Bank. We filled over 50 bags of groceries and treats for local families to enjoy over the Easter holidays. Thank you to all of the students and parents who have supported this cause, we are very lucky to have such a generous population in our small school!
Thank you to Kathleen from Carrickmacross Food Bank who came to collect the items. The work that they do for local people is absolutely outstanding – we are lucky to have such kind people amongst us.
Congratulations to our raffle winners – Teagan, Kelsie and Oisín.
On Thursday 16th March we held a Lá Glás in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day! On the day we held a whole-school ceolchoirm which seen many of the children perform dances/songs for their peers. Well done everyone!
Our infants are delighted to be taking part in the incredible edibles programme this year. On Friday 3rd March they planted strawberries, tomatoes, as well as various different herbs. We are very excited to watch our seeds grow!
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