Students in 3rd and 4th classes have been enjoying some very active mornings for the last few weeks with some fun activities taking place in the Halla before the school day starts. 3rd class children have been attending weekly “Be Active – Fun Fitness” sessions. With the help of some volunteer parents and teachers, the children complete circuits of fun, active stations. Morning badminton is also taking place with many children from 4th class coming to school early on Tuesday and Thursdays to enjoy a game- check it out for a fun, active start to your day! Thanks to all the parents and teachers involved.
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.
We have been so busy this term that we almost forgot to give a little update on our recent activities.
Take a look at our photos and you will see the different activities that we have enjoyed.
In February, we celebrated Friendship Week by working in groups to design posters about being friendly. We also made an extra special effort to be kind and friendly. Children that showed great friendship skills each day won a certificate and a prize.
We also used our Art lessons to celebrate St Brigid’s Day and Valentine’s Day.
Continue reading February and March in Ms Carty’s 3rd class.
Students and teachers are all continuing to keep active at Scoil Maelruain Snr. During lunch time, Mr Broderick has organised Cross Country runs for the senior classes in the pitch across the road from the school. After some stretches and a warm-up, children complete a run around a course that is gradually increasing each week! Some members of 6th class have been working to help the junior classes with their skipping activities during lunch time. They take the time to spin the big ropes so that a large group of children can play a skipping game at a time! Wednesday is COW&WOW so try make an effort to travel at least part of the way to school on foot/bike/scooter. Remember to keep bringing in healthy lunches to school and try to be active for at least 30 mins every day. Thanks to all the teachers and students involved for their help, Keep Active!!
Well done to all the children for their great performances in our Christmas Concert. Thank you to all the parents, grandparents, past and future students who attended. It was a festive day of music, drama and fantastic talent with Ms M Murphy doing a great job of introducing all the acts!
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!
We have been working hard in 3rd class to ensure we are going to thoroughly enjoy the Rugby World cup this year. We have learned Ireland’s Call, Amhrán na bhFiann and the Haka Gaelach. We are researching the countries that are participating in the tournament to learn more about our opposition.
Best of luck Ireland, all of Scoil Maelruain Senior are behind you!
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Summer Newsletter June 2015
Enrolment: Current enrolment: 351 pupils. Staff: 20 teachers, 2 SNA’s.
Board of Management: Thanks to the BOM Members, Frank Moran, Tom Conway, Martina Comerford, Mairead Cullivan, Paula McGuigan, Aileen O’Toole and Margaret Murphy, who are extremely supportive of Scoil Maelruain and have been kept busy this year. The BOM annual report may be viewed on the school website.
We are very appreciative of all the support given to the school by various parent groups:
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Well done to the Senior Boys Hurling team who took part in the Hurling final in Croke Park today. They gave it their all in the match but unfortunately we did not get the win we all wanted. Thanks to the boys, Mr Moore and Mr. De Paor who all put in so much hard work during the year to get us to the final. Well done to all the great supporters who cheered the boys on in Croker and welcomed them home with a fitting guard of honour for our team.
During the week of May 12th there were a number of special visitors to Scoil Maelruain to introduce us to new ways of staying active! Martin from Tallaght Martial Arts Club brought all the children through basic drills and martial arts positions. Dominick from Irish Flying Disc Association did workshops with 5th class children introducing them to the sport of Ultimate Frisbee. Mark from Croquet Association of Ireland showed 3rd class children croquet skills and all the children got the opportunity to take part in a game. Members of the Active Flag committee also got the chance to check out some new sports when they visited Surfdock Water Sports to try out some water sports!A big thank you to all our active visitors, we all enjoyed taking part in some new sports!