End of Year Awards 2012

Yesterday we said ‘goodbye’ to our sixth classes at Scoil Maelruain SNS and celebrated with an ‘End of Year Awards Ceremony’

to celebrate the great talents and achievements of the class of 2012.  We wish them all the very best for their future and hope that they enjoy their summer off!!

We also have some pictures of the Sports Day and attendance awards from the 3rd, 4th and 5th classes with a special attendance award for Mr. Lucas!!

We wish you all a very’ Happy Summer’ and look forward to seeing you next year!!

5th Class Construction (Ms. Biesty)

Over the last few weeks we have been working very hard on our construction projects. As you can see from the pictures, we have constructed mini-towns from recyclable materials. Working in teams we planned, collected, built, painted and stuck our towns together and are very pleased with the results!

Important Notice

School will finish for the summer holidays this Friday 29th June at 12:00 noon.

The new school year will start for students on Thursday 30th August at 9:05 for a full day.

Have a happy summer!

3rd Class Tour- Newbridge House and Farm

We had great fun on our tour to Newbridge House and Farm, Donabate, check out some photos below.

Sports Day 2012

We had a great day on Sports Day 2012, thankfully the sun shone all day. The children took part in 4 different activities on the day Basketball, Athletics, rounders and football. It was a team event and everyone had great fun and lots of exercise. You can view some photos of the day below. Check back soon for  news of medal winners.




Ms Flood’s class in Causey farm!

All of the 4th classes went on school tour to Causey farm in Meath on the 20th of June. A great and muddy day was had by all! Here are some photos of Ms Flood’s class.

4th Class Trip to Causey Farm, Co. Meath.

Causey Farm

written by Victoria Babalola, Siobhán Byrne and Darragh Masterson (Ms Carty’s class.)

On Monday the 18th of June we went to Causey Farm. It wasn’t like a normal school trip because we had to leave at 8:45am. When we got to the bus Siobhàn,Nicole and I sat at the back, but the bus driver said my seatbelt was broken, but he was lying. The trip took about an hour, but Siobhàn, Nicole and I played games and talked to kill time. When we reached Causey Farm we ate our lunch and I had a bit of my treat, then we had to put our bags in the shed. There were birds everywhere. Continue reading 4th Class Trip to Causey Farm, Co. Meath.

Trip to Fire Station

Ms Murphy’s 3rd class had a great trip to Dún Laoighre Fire Station on June 18th. Thanks to Colm Kershaw , Eva’s Dad who organised it. It was a great trip as you can see from the photos below.


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Confirmation 2012

Congratulations to all the children in 6th class who were confirmed on Friday 8th June by Bishop Eamonn Walsh. It was a beautiful ceremony; thanks also to Fr David Fleming who co-celebrated the ceremony. Well done to all the boys and girls who participated, read, or presented gifts. Thanks to the four 6th class teachers , Ms Mc Hugh, Ms Walsh, Ms Scully and Mr Fitzgerald for all their hard work in preparing the children for  the confirmation.

The Scoil Maelruain School Choir sang at the ceremony, conducted by Ms Murphy and accompanied by Ms Biesty. Well done to all those from 4th, 5th and 6th class who sang so wonderfully. You can see some photos of the school choir below.

Many thanks also to the Parents’ Association who organised the Confirmation breakfast in the school hall after the confirmation ceremony. A great day was had by all despite the awful weather!

Information for Parents

Standardised Tests

What is a standardised test?

Standardised tests measure your child’s achievement in literacy and numeracy compared to other children throughout the country at the same class level or age level. Schools are required to administer these tests at the end of second, fourth and sixth class.

To help you understand these tests there are leaflets for parents available at these links.
Understanding Standard Scores: information for parents

Understanding STen scores: information for parents

The leaflets are also available in different languages on the NCCA website here.