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On Wednesday 4th of May both our girls’ and boys’ teams played brilliantly against Rathpeacon. Well done to both teams and their coaches- Mr. O’Sullivan, Mr. Keane, Ms. O’Callaghan, Ms. Curtin and Ms. Cashman. The girls will proceed to the semi finals next week and we wish them the very best of luck!

Green-Schools Biodiversity Action Week

Our biodiversity action week before the Easter holidays was a great success. Below are photos of just some of the activities that took place which included a ‘biodiversity hunt’, lots of biodiversity themed lessons, visits to the biodiversity patch (where new plants and wildflower seeds have been added) and a ‘bee dance’ which was taught to the junior classes by children in 6th class. We had a great turnout for our Walk to School and a great effort was made by children and parents to dress up for the occasion. We appreciate all of the support.

Green-Schools Update

Next week (April 4th-April 8th), it is Green-Schools Biodiversity Action Week here at Scoil Naomh Micheál. During the week all classes will learn about Biodiversity and our Green-Schools Committee will show classes around our biodiversity patch. On Friday, all children may dress up in a biodiversity theme or wear green if they wish. We will do a group walk to school that morning, meeting at Ros Ard at 9:10.

Our application form for our sixth green flag (previous flags were awarded for our work on the themes of Litter & Waste, Energy, Water, Travel and Global Citizenship) has been submitted and we look forward to hearing good news soon.

Below are photos of our biodiversity poster competition winners being presented with their prizes by members of the Green-Schools Committee. All of the entries were bright and beautiful and really illustrated our school biodiversity motto: ‘Bugs, bees and habitats galore, biodiversity is at our school’s front door’.

Seachtain na Gaeilge Seanfhocail Competition

This year to celebrate Seachtain na Gaeilge each class either coloured or illustrated a seanfhocail and the results were fantastic. There were some very creative entries who now have their masterpieces displayed in the hall. Well done to all!

Here are some of the winners.

Busy times in second class!

Chinese New Year

St. Brigid’s Day

Harvey brought in some rushes and taught us how to make crosses. Thank you Harvey!

Valentine’s Day

Twosday!

We’re taking on the challenge of learning table tennis and we have some really great players!

Killian read a book for the class and we were so proud of his storytelling skills.

Pancake Tuesday, lots of pancakes eaten!

Welcome back Mr. O’Sullivan’s 5th class!

The children have settled in well to their new surroundings. We have been really busy! Some of our activities included using the small community hall for drama games, ciorcal cómhrá , a zoom call with a strength and conditioning coach and we also took a trip to the sensory garden. So we have been super active and have done loads more as well!

Below are some pics of the first week and a half back. The first photograph is of the children working on their Gaeilge. They conversed as gaeilge and then moved onto the next person asking a different set of questions. Fair play thú rang a cúig!

The second photograph shows the children meditating in the hall. They have taken to mindfulness really well and we have already got to 3 minutes of meditating whilst concentrating on their breath.

The last photograph shows us in class participating in a zoom call with Eamon Flanagan, the strength and conditioning coach of the Olympic and Paralympic athletes! It was a fascinating chat and we got so much out of it. Thanks to Ms. Flanagan for arranging the call and thanks to Eamon for taking time out of his busy schedule to answer our questions!

So, one week down and we are off to a great start!

Keep an eye out on the school webpage for more posts.

Kindest regards,

Mr. O’Sullivan.