Flag Raising Ceremony

There was huge excitement in St. Michael’s National School on Wednesday 19th June 2019 as we came together as a school community to raise three very important and well-deserved flags. Both staff and pupils have worked extremely hard and have shown huge dedication and commitment to achieve a flag for Water Conservation and Preservation, a flag for recognition as a Health Promoting School and also a flag for achieving Active School Status. We had a fantastic day gathering together to mark our success.

On the day we also opened our beautiful new friendship garden. A sincere word of thanks to our parent’s association for making our friendship garden possible – your unending support doesn’t go unnoticed!

A heartfelt thank you to everyone who attended the Flag Raising Ceremony and who contributed in any way to making the day a memorable one. A special thank you also to our special guests ‘Hiphopical’ for their fantastic dance display and to Drew Wylie from the Monaghan County Team who raised our three flags for us.

Well done to everyone! Our staff and pupils are very proud to be flying the flags for St. Michael’s N.S. Donaghmoyne.

‘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!

Presentation to Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital Drogheda

Linda Finn, Joan Rooney and some of the students from St. Michael’s National School with the cheque they presented to the Oncology Unit in Our Lady of Lourdes hospital Drogheda following our 5K Fundraiser.

A massive thank you to all involved in organising this event!

 

5K Fundraiser

On Sunday 10th March 2019, all roads led to Donaghmoyne as our annual 5K Walk/Run took place. We would like to say a huge thank you to our Parent’s Association for their efforts in organising the race – it was a huge success and raised some very much needed funds for our school!

Congratulations to all of the winners listed below!

 

Men’s Winners

1st Place Henry Campbell 20 minutes 11 seconds
2nd Place Ryan Duffy 20 minutes 45 seconds
3rd Place Declan Martin 20 minutes 54 seconds

 

Women’s Winners

1st Place Orla Hamill 23 minutes 18 seconds
2nd Place Erin Smyth 26 minutes 20 seconds
3rd Place Deirdre McMahon 27 minutes 07 seconds

 

Children’s Winners
Boys – 1st Place Oran Smyth
Girls – 1st Place Áine Smyth 25 minutes 10 seconds

Operation Transformation Donaghmoyne 2019

Our Parent’s Association have taken on the task of organising this weekly event in Donaghmoyne in 2019. This is the first year St. Michael’s National School and the people of Donaghmoyne have taken part in this initiative.

The first weekly event took place on Tuesday 15th January with over fifty people turning up on the day. The campaign will take place for eight weeks, occurring every Tuesday at 7pm. This is a great opportunity for people in this rural area to meet socially, while being active at the same time.

We look forward to seeing you all every Tuesday!

Christmas Raffle

On Monday 17th December 2018 our Parent’s Association held a raffle to raise much needed funds for our school. Tickets had been selling fast in the run-up to the day. Prize winners are listed below.

A sincere word of thanks to our fantastic Parent’s Association for organising this brilliant fundraiser.

Friendship Garden

On Tuesday 4th December 2018, the children from Ms. Atkinson’s room had the opportunity to help plant some lovely fruit trees in our new friendship garden. All children in the school then got to put their name on a tree which they will watch grow as they progress through the school. Our friendship garden was organised by the Parent’s Association and is a very welcome addition to our beautiful school. The children really enjoyed being a part of this very worthwhile event.

We would like to thank our parent’s association for organising our garden, as well as Paul and Russell from Callan’s Garden Centre Donaghmoyne for their help on the day. We can’t wait to enjoy the fruits of our labour!