World Book Day 2020

We were blown away by the effort made by all the children for World Book Day. They really made their favourite stories come to life. We had a parade to show case all the costumes and the children completed some fun activities in each of the classes.

See all the pictures below including our winners from each class who received a prize!

Well done everyone – we appreciate everyone’s effort to make World Book Day so good!


The Winners were: Lauren, Caoilte, Oran, Maggie-May, Calum, Cormac, Lucy, Tom – Well done!


Christmas Fun at school!

We had a very special visitor at school today. The children were very excited to see Santa. They performed some Christmas songs and poems that they have been learning in class. Santa had a gift for every child which  can be enjoyed over the holidays.

Our Christmas jumper competition was a success. Well done to all those who made an extra effort, Winners received a beautiful Christmas book – see pictures below.

On behalf of everyone here at St. Michael’s, we would like to wish everyone a very Happy Christmas. See you all in 2020. 


A trip to the Theatre

We had an excellent time at the Iontas Theatre in Castleblaney on Friday. Snow White was a fantastic show and even the teachers took to the stage! Well done to our own students who had a role in the show – Lauren, Erin, Neasa, Lucy, Katie, Isobel, Grace – Hollywood here they come!

St.Brigid’s Day Activities

To mark the feast day of Saint Brigid the Infants made crosses using lots of rushes and what an amazing job they did. Happy Saint Brigid’s Day everyone!

Relax Kids with Infants

Junior and Senior Infants were totally engaged in their Relax Kids class this week which involved meditation, postural energetics, massaging each other and much more. We can’t wait for next week’s class!!

Nursery Rhyme Challenge

Amid all the excitement of Christmas the children in Junior and Senior Infants still managed to work really hard on learning and reciting their rhymes with the result that they successfully completed their second Nursery Rhyme Challenge. Congratulations everyone!!

Christmas in the Infant Room

We had so much fun in the Infant room with our Christmas theme. We learned Christmas songs and rhymes and did a great job making Rudolf decorations for our Christmas trees. The most fun however took place in the Aistear room where the excitement of Christmas filled the air as the children engaged in an array of activities such as making Christmas playdough treats, printing wrapping paper and some even managed the difficult task of wrapping their boxes with the paper. The construction & small world stations had a hive of activity from making Santa’s sleigh and loading it with presents to delivering them all over the world. Some traffic jams were encountered along the way and would you believe there were even bad guys trying to steal the presents but the Gardaí soon sorted those guys out! At the home corner Santa’s workshop was buzzing with lots of calls to be made to ensure all the elves were on target for Christmas and most importantly there was always someone to make Santa a cup of tea!

Have a magical Christmas one and all!!

Nursery Rhyme Challenge

All the infants have been working really hard on learning their nursery rhymes over the last few months both at school and at home. They impressed us all as they chanted their 8 rhymes from the start of the year and so successfully passed their very first 8 rhyme challenge in their new classes…well done everyone!!

Experimenting with Clay!

Art has been very exciting over the last few weeks especially when the boys and girls experimented with clay! What masterpieces they moulded when the most amazing prickly hedgehogs emerged from their creative work.