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Halloween Dress Up 2021

Well done again to all the parents and pupils for the amazing costumes. The standard was so high this year.

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Halloween fun in Ms. D O Reilly’s Class

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Mr. Lucas Halloween dress up

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Halloween Art 2021

Well done to all the pupils who brought in amazing works of art for our Halloween Art competition this year. Every year we are blown away by the creativity and talent in our school. Check out the fabulous pieces in the photos link.

Halloween Art 2021

European Sports Day

On the 24th of September all the pupils in Scoil Maelruain Senior took part in European Sports Day and it was great fun.

Check out the photos of the javelin station.

September In Ms. D O Reilly’s 4th Class

We have had a very busy September in 4th class. Check out our skittle science experiment, looking at how water can dissolve sugar, matching games in Gaeilge and how children created beautiful art to celebrate International Dot Day.

Click here to see our photos.

Board of Management Annual Report 2021

Board of Management 2020 -2021

Chairperson       –             Mr. Frank Moran

Patron’s Rep      –          Ms. Martina Comerford

Secretary             –            Ms. Caitriona Hogan

Teacher Rep       –             Mr. Padraic Moore

Parent Reps       Mr. Tony Van der Krogt

Ms. Laverne Keogh

Community Reps –          Mr. Stephen Stewart

__        Ms. Deborah Hegarty

Covid 19

This has been a very challenging year for staff, parents and children. Remote learning was a challenge for teachers, parents and children. The Board would like to acknowledge the significant efforts made by the staff to ensure that teaching and learning continued during this time. The Board would also like to commend the parents and pupils who upskilled so quickly. The Board of Management would like to thank everyone for their combined efforts in ensuring the safe and sustained reopening of the school. Never before has so much been asked of everyone and hopefully never will be again.

School Ethos

The staff and children of Scoil Maelruain work in tandem with our Parish team to uphold our Catholic ethos. Prayer services are held regularly in the classrooms. Unfortunately, due to Covid, our sixth class students could not attend mass regularly this year. However, they did attend virtual masses. Students are looking forward to making their confirmation in July.

Amber Flag and Active School Flag

All in Scoil Maelruain were so proud to be awarded the amber flag for the first time. This flag acknowledges the work done around promoting positive mental health.

We were also delighted to be awarded our second active school flag.

Work is underway towards getting our fifth green flag.

All flags are flying high outside the main door.

The Board would like to thank the staff and children involved in these

initiatives

Summer Works/Buildings

Board of Management has recently been in regular discussion with the Department of Education regarding the lack of progress of the proposed new school. The Board is hopeful that this project will move forward next term.

Children were busy creating lovely ‘wellness’ gardens in our courtyards this year.

Carpets are being replaced in two classrooms over the summer.

Staffing

There are currently twenty – five teachers in Scoil Maelruain – seventeen classroom teachers and eight support teachers.

Best wishes to Ms. Kathryn Sherry and Ms. Buckley who are leaving us this year. Thank you both for sterling service to Scoil Maelruain.

Best wishes also to Joan Greene who is retiring  this summer. Joan has been employed as a cleaner in the school for the past sixteen years. Joan will be sorely missed but we wish her a happy, healthy retirement.

Parents’ Association

The Board would like to thank all members of the Parents’ Association for their continued support.

The school will reopen on August 30th

Sports Week 2021

Sports Week Photos

Sports Week was so much fun!

May 2021

Here are photos of some of the activities that have taken place in our school in May.

Mindfulness walk, disco on yard, working on our courtyards, Gulliver’s Travels Art Project and making volcanoes.

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April 2021

Here is a little sample of what is going on in Scoil Maelruain Senior this month. School is very different but we are still making the most of our time through exercise, creating beautiful spaces in our courtyards and even making advertisements for the Junior Entrepreneur Programme.

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