In line with our Green Schools policy, and to raise funds for Barretstown, we are participating in the "Batteries for Barretstown" initiative this year. Children are encouraged to bring in old batteries for recycling and this collection will be sent to the Barretstowntown charity to raise much needed funds for children affected by serious illness and their families. There is a collection box in each classroom in teh school.
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St. Mogue’s National School (Scoil Náisiúnta Naomh Maodhóg) is a co-educational Roman Catholic school under the patronage of the Catholic Bishop of the Diocese of Kilmore. There are three mainstream class teachers, and two special education teachers. We currently have 71 children on our roll.
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Our Christmas carol service took place on Tuesday December 12th at 7:00pm in St. Patrick's Church, Kilnavart. It was a lovely evening and all the children sang beautifully. The Infants dressed up in the Nativity Costumes which greatly enhanced the occasion. Thank you all for supporting us. We raised 412 euro for the homeless (Focus Ireland) Well done to all the children.
Congrats to third class students, Tara Geoghegan, Anie Maguire, Sam Maguire, Odhrán Kelleher and Rory Dolan on being chosen as the senior category winners for Cavan in the 'Someone Like Me' art competition organised by the Department of Justice and Equality.
This aim of this competition was to develop children’s understanding of disabilities and to help them celebrate the aspects that make them and their classmates unique. The team created a papier-mâché piece entitled 'Circle of Friends'. More info on the project can be found in 'Classroom News'. There were over 2000 entries and our school was among the 45 national schools to receive an award at the National Awards Ceremony in Dublin City Hall on December 4th.
Click HERE to see a short Irish Times video which features Tara, Anie, Rory, Sam and Odhrán.
A special mass took place in the school hall on Friday 20th October in memory of Katelyn Reilly. This was followed by a tree planting ceremony and the unveiling of a plaque to dedicate the soft playground to the memory of Katelyn. A cheque for €2000 was also presented to Crumlin Children's Hospital - proceeds from the table quiz fundraiser organised by the staff of St. Mogue's earlier in the year.
Sincere thanks to everyone who attended the mass; to Father Phair for the lovely ceremony; to our special guests, Tracie and Gerry Reilly, Sr. Anna, Ashley Farrell and Gerry from Crumlin Children's Hospital; to all the children who sang beautifully on the day; to Kieran McGovern for organising car parking; to Brendan Kiernan for organising chairs for the hall, and to Patricia McGovern and the Parents’ Association who kindly arranged refreshments for everyone after the ceremony.
Tracie unveiling plaque dedicating soft playground to Katelyn; and Gerry planting Katelyn's tree in school garden.
Tracie, Gerry and the staff of St. Mogue's N.S. presenting cheque to Crumlin Childrens Hospital
Thanks to everyone who contributed to two charity fundraisers in the school over the past few weeks. €127 was raised for Childline and €174 for "meandmygenes". Everyone had great fun dressing up. Thanks for your support.
Check out the Gallery for a video of all the costumes 'on the catwalk'!
Well done to everyone who brought in boxes for this years Team Hope Christmas Shoebox Appeal. Team Hope delivers Christmas boxes right into the hands of children in the most remote and poorest parts of the world and these Christmas boxes may be the only thing these children receive this Christmas. 45 boxes were collected from our school this year for needy children in Africa, Eastern Europe, and former Soviet Union.
More photos in the Gallery
Congratulations to all the boys who won the Shield at the Drumlane Blitz on Sunday 1st October. More pictures of the happy footballers in the gallery section. Well done lads!
GAA coaching with Aidan McCabe is underway for 1st to 6th classes every Thursday until Hallowe'en.
Tune in to the Ian Dempsey Breakfast Show on Today FM on Friday 22 Sept from 8:30am to find out if our school has won the €10,000 prize on offer. The hundreds of entries in the competition have been whittled down to 25 and we are on that shortlist. Paul Brady will represent us if we get that all-important phone call. Fingers crossed!
A growing body of scientific research shows that mindfulness has positive effects on mental health and well-being. Practicing mindfulness has been proven to help children learn to focus, manage stress, regulate emotions, feel compassion and empathy and develop a positive outlook.
With this in mind, we have invited Ann Reilly to our school to practice mindfulness/yoga with our students. Ann will take all classes for mindfulness/yoga sessions in the school hall every Tuesday for the next 6 weeks (until October 24th). This is a fantastic opportunity to introduce the children to the concept of mindfulness and many of the children will no doubt benefit from the experience.
Welcome back to all our pupils after the summer holidays, but in particular, a huge welcome to all our new junior infants joining us this year: Leah Bannon, Jane Cosgrove, Lily Dolan, Éilis Mcmanus, Aaron Gileece, Cuán McCaffrey and Hugh McCauley. We hope they will have many happy years here in St. Mogue's. A special word of welcome to the new families joining our school community.
Sincere thanks to all the families who maintained the school garden in excellent condition over the summer. We had a very successful year with a beautiful display of flowers and shrubs. Our vegetable patches produced loads of good quality produce. We used the potatoes to make healthy chips in school which we all got to enjoy. Photos of the garden and our 'chip day' are now in the gallery.
Junior infants, senior infants & first class - Mrs. Evelyn McManus
Second & third class - Mr. Kieran Conefrey
Fourth, fifth & sixth class - Mr. Brendan McGowan
Special Education - Mrs. Verna Mills & Mrs. Shona Cross
We bid farwell to Danny, Saoirse, Mollie, Emma, Louis, Ryan, Rachael, Senan and Cian as they graduate from primary school. We wish them all the best as they start a new chapter of their lives. Thanks to each one of them for their contribution to school life in St. Mogue's. We will miss you all.
Our school sports day took place on Tuesday 20th June in glorious sunshine. A great day was had by all, and Mr. Whippy even showed up to give everyone a great surprise!
A video of the days highlights can be viewed in the gallery above.