Sciath na Scol 2023 Camogie and Hurling

Well done to all the boys and girls this season. The girls and boys showed great maturity throughout the season and we played every game with great passion. Sadly neither team made it to the finals but the boys were narrowly defeated yesterday. Well done boys and girls. It was a pleasure to coach you all. Best of wishes, the Sciath na Scol coaching team.

The Lord Mayor’s Visit

Today we welcomed Lord Mayor, Councillor Deirdre Forde, to our school.

Our Student Council welcomed her along with Mr O’Connell.

We sang Let’s Celebrate Me and You when the Lord Mayor arrived.

Then she told us all about the work she’s doing in City Hall.

Some of our students had the chance to ask their own questions.

The senior classes led the singing for Amhrán na bhFiann before the Lord Mayor kindly gifted the school a copy of the book ‘The Forgotten Lord Mayor’.

The tradition of homework off was honoured too, much to the delight of the students!

6th Class Cake Sale

We were all excited about the return of the 6th Class Cake Sale yesterday. We had a delicious and fun-filled day! Thank you to all of the 6th class bakers and their parents for supporting this event. Our school raised over €700 for the Irish Cancer Society. See some photos below.

Sciath na Scol

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


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!