It’s hard to believe that we are returning to school on Monday. The Summer has gone by so fast. I hope you all had a very enjoyable break and are well rested. We are very excited to welcome you all back, and we are looking forward to another amazing year in St Michaels.
Before returning, here is a quick reminder of a few school rules:
Gates open at 9.15 am, students are not insured to be on the premises before this time.
Junior Infants/ Senior Infants, 1st & 2nd Class, all enter the school via the main front door to the left when they enter the yard. 3rd, 4th, 5th & 6th class will enter via the bottom door to the right when the enter the yard. They will be directed by myself/ Debby / Nicola so no need to worry.
Junior Infant parents are more than welcome to take their children into their classroom , for the first day. However, with limited space and lack of the middle yard (as building work on our new classroom has commenced), we would urge parents to enter and leave the building as soon as possible. Photographs can be taken in the yard before entering the classroom. Junior Infants will finish at 12pm for the first two weeks. This will allow them the time they need to adjust to the school life gradually, without exhausting them.
We are a health promoting school and would ask parents to refer to our healthy eating policy regarding appropriate school lunches. Due to several children with nut allergies, no products containing nuts are permitted on the premises.
Please ensure your child has all books/ copies etc with them on their first day. This will allow teachers the opportunity to get their classrooms set up and will enable teaching to take place as soon as possible. Please label everything for your child!!!!!!
We are very excited to see our lovely new school jumper and we would ask parents to adhere to the school uniform. Plain grey tracksuit bottoms (not leggings) and grey polo t- shirt.
While we are no longer required to adhere to Covid 19 guidelines, we would ask parents to continue to promote and encourage good hygiene etiquette, as we will within the school.
School finishing time will return to 3pm for all classes, with students leaving via the same gate they enter from.
With the end of our school year comes a sad farewell to our highly esteemed 6th class pupils. Goodbye from all of us in St.Michael’s, you will be sadly missed but we look forward to hearing of all your adventures and achievements in the coming years!
Lots of fun activities took place towards the end of term for very hard-working senior pupils! Huge enjoyment was derived from the tag rugby, water activities and the arrival of the ice-cream van. The popcorn was popping for our end of year party and the craic was even better!
5th and 6th class have been exceptionally busy in our final term with lots of valuable learning achieved in all subject areas. The pupils engaged in projects to investigate a famous explorer, designed and created their own inventions which revealed lots of entrepreneurs in the making not to mention recorded their very own Irish movie videos so Oskars here we come!! They took part in an advertisement competition, made their own 3D planets out of papier maché and engaged in a six week Pilates programme which was a huge success!!
As part of our Active Schools Campaign and also our Mental Health Initiative, the Junior Classes in the school enjoyed participating in some yoga based lessons with Mrs. Mc Guirk. We learned how to relax and unwind and also explored techniques to help us stay focused. Everyone enjoyed the Yoga Bears sessions.
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