Science Week with Scientific Sue

Our class enjoyed a brilliant trip to Tallaght library where we were treated to a number of experiments from the fantastic Scientific Sue.

Sam Maguire pays a visit to Scoil Maelruain Senior

Eric Lownds, a member of the Dublin Senior football panel ,brought Sam Maguire to Scoil Maelruain Senior yesterday. The boys and girls had a chance to ask Eric a few questions about the All Ireland. Ms. M. Murphy got a chance to lift the cup!!!!We then sang ‘Up the Dubs’ . Look at our photos. Thanks Eric

November News

Our class has been quite busy so far in November. We took part in a great skipping workshop which helped us to learn lots of new skills. We also took part in a science experiment during Science week. We wanted to find out about insulation so we gathered some materials( cotton wool / tin foil / fabric / newspaper and bubble wrap)  and tested them to see which material would keep hot water the hottest for longest. We make our predictions and carried out the experiment. Some of us were surprised to find that the cotton wool was the best insulator.

We have also been learning a robot song ‘as Gaeilge’ which we really enjoyed singing.

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Active Schools News!

Well Done to all the classes who are working hard to earn Scoil Maelruain its first Active School Flag. COW (Cycle on Wednesday )and WOW(Walk on Wednesday) is continuing every week with Mr Lucas 5th class on top of the leader board from one week to the next! Last week we had a visit from Mark who was showing us some new skipping tricks to practice during break time. We also had a skipping exhibition in the Halla after the workshops where some students were able to try out their new skills! Thanks to Ms McHugh for all her organising!

Hallowe’en 2015

Our annual Hallowe’en fancy dress and art competition was held on Friday the 23rd of October. Children and indeed families went to great lengths creating amazing costumes – fridges, hot air balloons, barbie dolls and barbie teachers, washing machines and minions were in plentiful supply. This ‘Dress Up’ day raised over €430 for Jonathan Kiernan and his class mates in St. John of Gods school.

The children also decorated the foyer with amazing art pieces to create a Hallowe’en atmosphere..

Thanks to Ms. Dunning and her class who organised the ‘In Memory of Christine Day’. Well done to all the boys and girls who participated in the fun day!!!!

Have a look at our photos.


On Monday the 16th of October two members of the Irish Defence Forces paid a visit to Scoil Maelruain. They taught us about the 1916 Rising. They read the Proclamation. Sean also read part of it. They also taught us about our National Flag.They presented Sean  with a copy of the Proclamation and Perside and Ella with the National Flag.  Then we all  sang the National Anthem.

Ms. Dunning brought her great grandmother Bessie Nolan who is 103 years old. She was alive during the 1916 Rising and had a lot of stories to tell us. Bessie starred in the movie ‘Older than Ireland’. Today is her 104th birthday.

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Congratulations Scoil Maelruain!!!!

We all had a fantastic day in Croke Park on Wednesday October 21st. Our girls played St. Vincent de Paul Marino in the final of the Chomhar Linn Shield. It was a nail biting final. Our girls put up a great fight and overcame St. Vincent’s by the narrowest of margins-one point!! It was a fantastic team performance by each and every one of the girls. There were great celebrations when the referee blew the final whistle. All the spectators cheered the girls on and enjoyed every minute of their day out!!!!  Thanks a million to Paula McGuigan, Ms. Flood and Ms. Flynn who made the dream come true. Hope we make it to Croke Park again. Have a look at our photos.

Ms J O’Reilly – Myths

Ms J O Reilly’s 3rd Class made a video all about Irish Myths.  Open the link below to view their amazing work!