The Active Week prize giving ceremony was held on the last day of Active Week. All teachers chose someone from their class to win a “Active Sportsperson” cup in recognition of their participation and sporting qualities during the week. The winners of the art competition were also announced with the overall prize awarded to Robyn Gillespie for her fantastic Scoil Maelruain Active Flag design. Congratulations to all the winners and a big thank you to all the teachers, parents and students for helping out during the week.
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 the 24th October we had our annual Halloween Fancy Dress and Art competition. We encourage families to get together and make their own costumes and Halloween art. This year we had lots of really original and creative ideas. The school entrance was decorated with fabulous art from all classes. The Fancy Dress competition was one of the best yet with vampires, ghouls, clowns, minions and Minecraft characters and so many other original ideas. Even Bernard and other staff members joined in the fun. We raised money in memory of Christine Kiernan, our school secretary who passed away this time last year. Thanks to all those who supported the cause, the money will go towards St John of God’s Centre and Christine’s son who has special needs.
Here below you can see some photos of the Halloween art competition and the Fancy dress winners. Well done to everyone who took part.
Check out the art and projects we have done based on the Egyptians!
The pupils of Scoil Maelruain S.N.S. are delighted to announce
an exhibition of their art to be held in the school on:
Tuesday 11th of March between 1.30 p.m.
& 4.30 p.m.
The artwork is now finished and to show it off, we are having it all
professionally framed and catalogued for display in the school hall.
The pictures, (including a free
class photo,) are great value at only €9.00 each
(& a family discount will be
available to those with 2 or more children taking part-€16.00 for 2 children,
€24 for 3 children)
Framed print copies of the originals, which would make a lovely
will also be available to order during the exhibition at a cost of
We look forward to seeing everyone but if you can’t make it & would
like to have your child’s picture, send the money in before exhibition
day and we will arrange delivery.
Art is an area that every child enjoys and the exhibition will be a big
event in the life of the school this year, so please come along,
Bring your camera, bring family and friends and help make it an occasion
to remember for the whole school community.
This is just a little sample of some of our hard work from January and February.
We were learning about China in Geography and we completed projects based on the country. We also celebrated Chinese New Year on Friday 31st Jan. We made lucky money wallets, paper lanterns, Chinese symbol paintings and horse paintings. Did you know that this year is the year of the Horse?
For Valentine’s Day, we created beautiful images to match ‘love’ themed idioms. We became poets in our English class and worked on rhyming poems for Valentines Day. You can see some of our impressive poetry in our photos.
Happy Valentine’s Day and Happy Mid-term from Ms Carty’s 4th class.
This year every class produced beautiful Christmas art to decorate the school hall. From Christmas jumpers, paintings, clay art and print, all strands of the art curriculum were covered. Thank you to all the children and teachers for making our school so colourful this Christmas. Below are some examples…
Well done to all the boys and girls who made wonderful Halloween art pieces for the school’s annual display. The foyer looked positively scary!!