GAA coaching with Aidan McCabe is underway for 1st to 6th classes every Thursday until Hallowe'en.
Welcome to our school website. We hope you find our website both interesting and informative, as it gives an insight into life in our school. Through our website we hope to keep you regularly updated with our latest news and upcoming events.
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.
School Garden - Summer Rota
Thanks to everyone who has signed up......
|School Garden - Summer rota|
|Mon 9 July - Sun 15 July||McGovern family (Patricia)|
|Mon 16 July - Sun 22 July||McIntyre family (Josephine)|
|Mon 23 July - Sun 29 July||Brady family (Evonne)|
|Mon 30 Aug -Sun 5 Aug||TBD|
|Mon 6 Aug - Sun 12 Aug||Devine family (Aiveen)|
|Mon 13 Aug - Sun 19 Aug||McIntyre family (Josephine)|
|Mon 20 Aug - Sun 26 Aug||Brady family (Evonne)|
|Mon 27 Aug - Sun 2 Sept||Bannon family (Garret)|
Our Latest News.....
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.
Thanks to everyone who signed up to maintain the garden over the summer holidays. The rota can be found in the 'Calendar' section of the website.
The garden is really starting to come in to bloom now.
The infants and first class visited Tullyboy Farm on their school tour on Friday 2nd June, and 2nd to 6th class went to Tanagh Outdoor Adventure Centre on their tour on Friday 8th June. The feedback from both trips was very positive. All the photographs and a video can now be viewed in the Gallery section of our website.
Congratulations to Tara, Anie, Charlie, Aaron, Fionán, Odhrán, Sam, Finn and Rory who received their First Holy Communion in St. Patrick's church, Killnavart on Saturday 27th May.
We held a fundraising table quiz for Katelyn in our school hall on Thursday 1st June. Thanks to everyone who contributed in any way to a very successful evening. To those who came along on the night, sent in donations and sponsored spotprizes, we want to say a huge 'Thank You'. Thanks to the parents association for organising refreshments on the night, to the parking attendants, Templeport community centre for loaning us chairs and tables, Brendan Kiernan for transporting the tables and chairs to and from our hall, Phil McManus for supplying additional tables, 5th and 6th class children for their help on the night, and all the school staff for all their efforts in the organisation and running of the event.
Our thoughts are prayers are with Katelyn and her family at this time, as we wish Katelyn a speedy recovery.
On Friday 26th May, Ruth Van Rys from Ecoschools Northern Ireland visited us to deliver a workshop entitled "Leave No Trace". This workshop focussed on reducing litter and waste, and ensuring that we leave no trace behind us when we explore our outdoor environment, which reinforces all the work we are doing in the school to achieve our Green Schools flag for litter and waste.
After a presentation and quiz, we went on a field trip. On this trip, we visited the original site of the Killycluggin stone (ring fort) behind the school, where we learned about the history of the stone and its excavation. We then participated in a number of activites including a scavenger hunt, tree and plant identification, tree and leaf rubbings, colour palette matching and pencil drawings. We also visited the replica stone at Killycluggin crossroads, and got an impromptu history lesson about the stone from Tony and Martina Bannon! We found out that Tony's grandfather, Willie, owned the land where the Killycluggin stone was discovered.
See Gallery for all the photographs.
We attended the opening ceremony of the 1916 Commemorative Garden at Bawnboy workhouse on Friday 12th May. Five schools in the locality were invited by the Bawnboy Workhouse committee to perform for an audience outside the workhouse. We performed the song 'Grace' and acted out a scene from the 1916 Rising. Congratulations to the committee for organising a very successful commemoration and for their tireless work to preserve the workhouse. We are learning all about workhouses in history lessons in school presently and it was a fantastic opportunity to be involved in this event at this hugely important historical site. Local historian and committee secretary, Dympna Headen, will visit our school over the coming weeks to give us a more in-depth knowledge of the workhouse and famine times in our locality.
All the photos from the day are uploaded to the Gallery.
We are glad to report that our garden is progressing very nicely with many green shoots appearing. We took advantage of the recent good spell to do a bit of weeding which the children really enjoyed!