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Our Day in Croke Park

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.

Active School Visitors!

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!

Active Schools update

Hard work is continuing in the school to achieve our Active School Flag with students and teachers working hard to get all students in Scoil Maelruain Snr more active.

Every Tuesday and Thursday morning, classes take part in a short Go Noodle activity  for an active brain break between subjects.

Break time Activity “Station Fun” is continuing, Continue reading Active Schools Update

WoW & CoW

Wednesday is COW (cycle on Wednesday) and WOW (walk on Wednesday) day! Each week members of the Green Schools and Active Schools committee ask people how they travel to school and gather the information to see which class tops the poll with the highest number of active school travelers!  The results are displayed on the Halla door and the winning class is awarded the Golden Boot for the week! Congratulations to students in Mr Lucas’s  5th Class students who are the first winners of the Golden Boot!

Active School Flag

Scoil Maelruain Senior is currently working towards achieving Active Schools Flag status. The Active School Flag was launched by the Department of Education and is a non-competitive initiative that encourages schools to evaluate their current provision of P.E. and extracurricular sports to children and to examine whether they can be improved upon. We want to raise awareness about the importance of enjoyment, play and keeping fit and the Active Flags initiative helps us to do this.

Preparation for obtaining the Flag has already started with representatives from each class coming together with teachers to form a committee that is looking at new ways of to encourage all pupils to be more active. Check out the pictures from our committee meeting and first Active Flag lunch time activity which shows 3rd class students taking part in lunchtime “Station Fun”.

Keep a close eye on the school website to check out all the new activities and initiatives that will be coming up over the next few weeks.

Please take a look at the website www.activeschoolflag.ie to find out more about the Active School Flag.

active school flag

Peace Proms 2015

On Saturday the 31st January 65 children from the school  choir took part in the Peace Proms concert in the RDS accompanied by the Cross Border Orchestra of Ireland. It was a fantastic concert , the children sang and danced their hearts out. They also got to appreciate a live orchestra and we definitely have some budding Maestros in our school. Many thanks to Ms Hogan , Ms Biesty and Ms Carty who accompanied us on the day. You can see some photos of the rehearsal before the concert below.

NOLLAIG SHONA DAOIBH GO LÉIR!

Wishing all the children, families and friends of Scoil Maelruain Senior a very happy and peaceful Christmas.

The school will re-open at 9.05am on Monday 5th January 2015.

Christmas Nativity Play

The nativity play this year was staged by the children of Ms Flynn’s class. The hard work of the children and Ms Flynn paid off and the play was a great success. TV3 came along to film our nativity play and Christmas concerts.

Please tune into Ireland AM on TV3 (between 7.00am and 9.00am) on Christmas Eve to see highlights from the day.

Christmas Concert 2014

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!

Look at all the talent in Scoil Maelruain Senior!

On the 8th of April we held our annual talent show. Acts from all 5th and 6th classes took part. Planning for the show had been taking place over the last number of weeks under the direction of Ms McHugh. After all their preparation the standard of the acts was extremely high. The show was a huge success and the competition was tight. After much deliberation by our judges (Ms M Murphy, Ms Biesty and past pupil Scott Eccles) the winners were announced.

And the winners are ……

Singing:

1st place – Thelmar Chanakira

2nd place – Kacey O’Dowd and Hannah Gilson

Dancing:

Joint 1st place Mileaha McCarton, Siobhán Byrne and Victoria Babilola

Special recognition: The Awesome Crew

A huge thanks to all who took part. Thank you too to our audience, all the parents and grandparents who attended and a special thanks to Ms McHugh, without whose hard work the show would not have been possible.