6th Class Graduation and Farewell

We say farewell to an amazing bunch of boys and girls in 6th Class. It was an absolute pleasure to teach you this year and thank you all for the lovely memories you have left with us over the last eight years in St.Michael’s NS. Congratulations on your graduation and the very best of luck to you all as you embark on the next journey in your life to Post-Primary School. Be the best that you can be!!

End of Year in 5th and 6th Class

The last few weeks of this school year were a hive of activity. We took part in the Magical Leaders Programme led by Enterprise Ireland. The boys and girls designed and created amazing 3D constructions. We had a few trips to the park, played Tag Rugby for an afternoon at the football field, enjoyed mouth-watering ice cream from the surprise ice-cream van and we were enthralled by the amazingly talented magician Keith who put on a captivating show for all classes. 5th class did a treasure hunt, made a delicious biscuit cake and had a wonderful summer party. 6th class worked as a team on various outdoor projects including yard painting, planting in our friendship garden and enjoyed their Graduation party and treats following their online end of year ceremony.

Have a wonderful summer boys and girls!!

Exciting Week in the Infant Classroom

We have had a very exciting week in the infant classroom!

On Wednesday 16th we were very lucky to have Donaghmoyne coaches Oisín and Michael in to teach the children tag rugby. The boys and girls had great fun and learned lots of new skills. Thank you Oisín and Michael!

 

On Thursday 17th we spent the morning at Donaghmoyne park. We are so lucky to have such an amazing facility right beside our school!

 

After our morning at the park we held our Sport’s Day. As we didn’t get the chance to hold a Sport’s Day last year, this was a first for both Junior and Senior Infants. The children had a wonderful day!

 

We spent plenty of time outside enjoying the sunshine!

Magician

We were very lucky on Wednesday 16th June to have a magician come to our school. It was a lovely treat for the boys and girls as we get ready to start our Summer holidays!

First Confession 2021

Thirteen special pupils celebrated the Sacrament of Penance on Tuesday 25th May 2021 in St. Lastra’s Church, Donaghmoyne. Although this year’s First Confession was different than any other, it was no less special and will be one to be remembered with fond memories.

Well done and congratulations to the three boys and ten girls in second class for their respectful and prayerful participation on the morning of their First Confession.

Every one of them should feel very proud of their efforts, both in preparation for and during the ceremony. Both Second Class and First Class sang beautifully and this enhanced the occasion massively.

A huge thank you to Father Daly for celebrating this special occasion with us.

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.

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!

School Grounds

In recent weeks the school grounds, especially the top yard, has been used after school hours and at weekends by members of the school community. During this time, damage has been done to the yard, rubbish scattered on the premises and school equipment moved and used for unintended purposes. We would ask those involved to please stop using the school grounds as they are not insured to do so. The damage being caused is unnecessary and unfair to the students currently in the school. Moving forward, the Board of Management will have no option but to deal very seriously with incidents of trespassing and damage to the school property.

Regards,

The Board of Management.

School Covid-19 Rules

In the best interest of all our school community, the Board of Management of St Michael’s National School would again ask our parents to adhere to the following rules:

School drop off is from 9.15-9.30 daily. Please keep your children in your car until the school gates are opened daily. There is no need for the pupils to be allowed congregate at the school gates. If the gates are opened a few minutes later then normal, this means that they is an important issue to be addressed / resolved in advance of opening and the staff require your patience and support in this regard.

Parents please stop congregating at the gates or at cars to chat, this is putting our whole school community at risk. We have had numerous complaints by concerned parents about the potential risk this is imposing on our students. And while we fully agree with these complaints, we need all parents to be responsible and comply with the request.

Parents please wear face coverings while dropping off or collecting children. This is essential to protect our students and staff.