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Newsletter September 2014

Another school year begins, and last year was a busy one! We had our Harvest Mass and our Christmas concert; a football final, a soccer final and a hurling final,a tennis tournament, and basketball and soccer leagues; we got our third Green flag and our sixth science award, and several children were winners in the P.S Letter competition organised by the Monaghan Education Centre. More information below, and lovely pictures to view on the reverse.

Sport’s Activities

Last October the school gaelic team got through to the final of the Cumann na mBunscoil football leagues. They played against Butlersbridge in the final in Breiffni Park but unfortunately lost by a point. Then in early June this year the boys qualified for the Cumann na mBunscoil Hurling final again in Breiffni against Ballinagh. Unfortunately they lost but well done to the boys for taking part.

The girls played their own final, a soccer match against Ballyconnel in Clara Lane in May.Though they played well they were beaten by a goal.

We played a tennis tournament against the Darley in June and won, while in the annual basketball and soccer leagues. Jack’s team were victorious in the soccer, and Tadgh’s in the basketball.

P.S. Letter Competition

This competition is organised by the Monaghan Education Centre and involved  all the pupils from 2nd to 6th class. The  children had to write a letter and the winning entrants were invited to the Hillgrove Hotel in Monaghan for a special Award ceremony. Everyone taking part received a certificate and those in Second place got a medal also. Their photograph was taken and placed in the Northern Standard, and each winning child received a book containing their letter among all the others. The presentation night in the Hillgrove was greatly enjoyed by all.

We celebrated First Holy Communion and Confirmation, and both were beautiful ceremonies. Well done to Ms. O’Connor and Mrs. O’Neill for all their hard work. A note of gratitude also to the choir and the guitar players, not forgetting their teachers, Ms. Lee, Mrs. Shalvey and Mrs. O’Neill for their commitment.

An Artist in St. Michael’s

In February the school was invited to apply for an Artist in school scheme. Ms. O’Connor attended an information evening, submitted an application and was successful. Thus Karen McArdlecame to St. Michael’s over a 10 hour period to work with 2nd class to create a fabric mural for First Holy Communion. All worked really hard, and the finished piece which will son be on display in the Front hall is really beautiful.

Well done also to Ms. Anderson who organised photographs and reports on the various science experiments taking place throughout the school, and submitted all to the Discovery Science Team in Dublin. Thus we got our sixth Science award  which will soon hang with the others over Our Lady’s Statue in the Front Hall

Well done also to Mrs. O’Neill who organised the Green School’s Committee to work hard towards our third Green Flag, Water conservation. Taps were monitored, toilet leaks detected, and some surveys sent home for completion. Finally we were awarded the flag in May at a ceremony in Dublin. Well done everyone.

Thanks to all the parents who have helped out in any way over the past school year. Thanks most especially for your financial support. We hope Rang a Sé have settled in to their new secondary schools. and we say a Céad Míle Fáilte to our new Junior Infants. We hope that everyone will have a good year, doing their best whether in class, on the sporting field, or partaking in any of the many activities and events that have been planned for this year.


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