Junior & Senior Infants - Mrs. Evelyn McManus
Scoil Náisiúnta Naomh Maodhóg
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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.
Junior & Senior Infants - Mrs. Evelyn McManus
A warm welcome to all the pupils and in particular the new pupils joining the school. We are delighted to welcome new Junior Infants: Aimee Callaghan, Fergal Corrigan, Francis Devine, Ryan Gilleece, Aoibheann Heery, Grace Maguire, Emma McGovern, Leon McKiernan-Stojak and Matthew McManus. A special welcome to Leon Dawson who joins 2nd class this year. We hope they settle in effortlessly and have many happy years of learning in our school.
Sincere thanks to all the families who maintained the school garden in excellent condition over the summer.
We bid farwell to Tess, Uainíonn, Kelly, Cáit, Ruairí, Niall, Conor, Thomas, Shane and Paul 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. (This photograph was taken on their last school tour together - Thomas is missing from the picture).
We held our annual school sports day on 12th June. Events included sprints, egg and spoon races, sack races, three-legged races, poc fada and a soccer tournament. At lunch break, a "fruit and veg fest" was laid on for everyone to enjoy. An enjoyable and healthy day was had by all.
Check out the gallery for more photos. Results table and video highlights to follow shortly.
Junior Infants to 1st class had a very enjoyable school tour to Florencecourt House on Thursday May 24th, while second to sixth class visited the Titanic Centre and W5 in Belfast on Friday 8th June. Check out the gallery for loads of photos from the day.
Learning outside the classroom (L.O.T.C.) is the use of places other than the classroom for teaching and learning. It is about getting children out and about, providing them with challenging, exciting and different experiences to help them learn. By giving the children the opportunity to get outside and experience nature, they bring learning to life. With this in mind, 2nd and 3rd class took the classroom to the wooded area beside the school in early June. Subjects covered during the busy day included maths, history, P.E., art, S.P.H.E. and English. The weather was favourable and everyone enjoyed the day. Thanks to Tony Bannon for giving us access to the wooded area, and to Martin Dolan for supplying us with slates and chalk to help us recreate life in a hedge school!
More photos and video to to be uploaded shortly….
Congratulations to Uainíonn McManus, Tess Maguire, Cáit Heery, Kelly O'Reilly, Conor Donohoe, Niall Donohoe, Ruairí McGovern, Thomas Quinn, Paul Brady and Shane O'Reilly in 6th class who were confirmed by Bishop Leo O'Reilly on Saturday 19th May.
Congratulations to Kevin Heery, Fiachra McManus, Darragh Gilleece, Patrick Devine, Seán Brady, Alesha Donohoe, Sarah Maguire, Megan McCauley, Amy Cosgrove and Fótla McCaffrey who received First Holy Communion on Saturday 12th May in St. Patrick's Church, Killnavart.
On Friday April 13th, a screening of the DVD "Back in My Day - An Interview With Our Grandparents", that was produced in the school took place. A huge thank you to all twelve grandparents who took part in this project. It is a valuable local history resource to have in the school and a lovely momento for the children who interviewed their grandparents. Copies of the DVD are available for purchase.
After over 20 years service to St. Mogue's N.S. as cartaker, we said farewell to Michael Coyle at the end of March. There was a special presentation to Michael on his retirement to thank him for his hard work and dedication to the school. After the Esater break, we welcomed Aiden Dolan as our new caretaker and we wish him well in his new role.
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.
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