News Items - Current Term
Book Fair this Sunday
Monaleen N.S annual Book Fair takes place this Sunday, 29th November. Well done to Ms. Nelligan & her 2nd class pupils who put in an enormous amount of work in preparation for it. Children have been looking at the vast array of books on display over the last few days and are very excited. Prices are very reasonable and we expect a very special visit from Santa Claus as well on the day! Doors open at 2pm and will be open until 5pm! Don't miss it!! The raffle will take place in the last hour and the prizes are just fabulous. See you all there- let's kick off the Xmas season in style!!
Black Bag Day
Don't forget black bag day will take place on Friday 4th of December...please take the time to do a clean out this weekend and help us raise funds for the school.
Best of luck to Ms Mulcahy
The staff and pupils would like to wish Ms Mulcahy the very best of luck as she represents Ireland in the Tag Rugby World Cup over the next few weeks.
As part of Science Week 2015 many of the senior classes put on mini science shows for the junior classes. Many of the boys and girls researched their own experiments and brought in the materials required themselves. They did a fantastic job displaying their projects and explaining the science behind them to the younger children. Some of the classes had an opportunity to visit a science show in LIT or Mary Immaculate College or participate in a science class given in the school by students from UL.
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Record numbers for the HOPE Christmas Shoebox Appeal
Every year the boys and girl bring in shoeboxes for children in Africa or Eastern Europe as part of the Hope Christmas Shoebox appeal.This year was the best year yet with over 470 boxes collected! Wow! Thank you so much to all the children who brought in a box, some brought in more than one! Well done to Susan who organises it each year.
City Finals at the Gaelic Grounds
A great day had by all at the Gaelic Grounds. Our u13 girls brought home the trophy in a fantastic display of skll, spirit and teamwork. The excitementa at the final whistle was palpable throughouth the stands. Well done girls!
Unfortunately while our u11 boys and girls and our u13 boys did not succeed in winning on the day, each team put in a sterling performance and acquitted themselves admirably. We are remarkably proud of all of them.
Well done also to Mungret and Milford on their respective victories. Finally a huge thanks to all the teachers involved with the teams for giving so generously and willingly of your time for the many training sessions and matches; Mr. MacCraith, Ms Hickey, Mr. Flanagan, Mr. Nicholas, Mr. McCarthy, Mr. Stack, Ms. Caulfield, Ms. Casey and Ms. Healy. It is greatly appreciated.
Flag Presentation - 20th October
To commemorate the centenary of the 1916 Rising and to celebrate 100 years since the Proclamation of the Irish Republic, Oglaigh na hEireann (The Irish Defence Forces) have been tasked with delivering a National Flag to every Primary School in the country. This week we had a visit from Sgt Sheehan who presented our school with the Irish flag and a copy of the Proclamation of the Irish State. It was a lovely ceremony where Sgt Sheehan spoke about the significance of the 1916 Rising, the history of the flag and took part in a Q&A with the children. Thanks to Ms. Martin who organised some fabulous & very appropriate music to mark the occasion.
Congratulations to all our teams who have qualified for the City Finals in the Gaelic Grounds on Thursday 22nd October. What a fantastic achievement! This is the first time all our teams have qualified and we wish them all the very best of luck in the finals. Children from 4th, 5th & 6th will travel to the Gaelic Grounds to support them. Your support is also welcome. The throw in times are:
U11 boys (M. Stack, Mr McCarthy) - 9:45
U13 girls Mr MacCraith, Ms Hickey) - 10:35
U11 girls (Ms Casey, Ms Caulfield, Ms Healy)- 11:15
U13 boys(Mr Flanagan, Mr Nicholas) - 11:55
Trick 'r Treat for Temple Street
Our annual collection for Temple Street Children's Hospital will take place on the final day before the mid-term break, Friday 23rd Oct. All the children and staff are invited to dress up in their Scary Halloween costumes and bring in €2 to support a worthy cause.
COW Day - Wednesday 14th October
October is International Walk to School Month. We had our first COW day this school year on Wednesday. All the children and teachers were encouraged to cycle, walk or park & stride - ahem a few teachers forgot & drove all the way but we won't name & shame them ;)))). Thanks to Ms Hickey & the Green Schools Team for organising the day.
Staff Cook Off....
The staff had an afternoon out at Recipe 4 Success recently where they learned a thing or two about baking - NO the blender will not blend the ingredients without the blade... YES if you put in more chillies than the recipe recommends it will burn the lips off you... NO drinking water afterwards will not help!!!! Thanks to Mr. Stack & Ms. Vaughan for organising it & Recipe 4 Success for a great evening out!
Tree Day - Thursday 9th October
National Tree Day took place on Thursday, 9th October. Many of the classes took a stroll around the school grounds to investigate the many varieties of trees planted.
Welcome back to all the boys and girls. We're looking forward to another busy year at school. We'de particularly like to welcome all the new pupils in Junior Infants and some new pupils who have joined us in other classes. A welcome also to the new teachers. Hope you all have a great year!