We are delighted to welcome GAA coach, Finbarr O'Brien, to St. Mogue's N.S. He will attend the school every Friday afternoon until the end of this term for 1st to 6th classes.
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.....
On Friday 31st March, we supported the 'Light Cavan Blue for Autism' campaign to help raise awareness of autism. We held a non-uniform day and the children were asked to wear something blue on teh day. A total of €144 was raised for the Cavan Autism Parental Group (C.A.P.S.). Thanks to everyone who contributed.
The senior boys took part in the FAI soccer tournament on Wednesday 22nd March in Cootehill. They had a very successful day, winning all five of their matches and have qualified for the semi-finals which will take place in early April (date and time to be confirmed). Well done to Danny, Ryan, Conor D, Dylan, Cian, Shane, Conor B and Anthony. More photos in the gallery.
Wishing all the children and their families a Happy St. Patrick's Day.
Check out what the infants got up to for St. Patrick's Day in 'Classroom News'.
Congratulations to 6th class pupils who received the Sacrament of Confirmation in Our Lady of Lourdes Church Ballyconnell on March 5th 2017. They were conferred by Bishop Leo O'Reilly. Hope you all had a lovely day. See Gallery Section for photo.
The finished project.
A fantastic community effort on Saturday 18th February ensured that our school garden was completed in one day! A huge THANK YOU to everyone who worked so hard to create this amazing space for all the children in the school. A special word of thanks to Kieran McGovern and also Paul Maguire who had a huge amount of preparatory work completed on the fencing prior to Saturday, and also for power hosing the paths after the work. Thanks to everyone who supplied materials and equipment, and finally to Verna Mills, Maggie Geoghegan, Patricia McGovern, Karen McCauley and Patricia Maguire who kept the troops supplied with tea, soup, sandwiches and biscuits throughout the day!
The school garden is a great addition to our school facilities as it will provide practical "hands-on" learning for the children on how to grow local organic food and will demonstrate important examples of native habitats and bio-diversity. There will be plenty of work for 74 pairs of hands to get stuck into over the next few weeks!!
The gang taking a well deserved tea-break!
Check out the Gallery for loads more photos and a slideshow....
We completed the Operation Transformation 10@10 challenge last Friday on a bitterly cold morning! This was a challenge set down by the RTE programme for every school in the country to spend 10 minutes completing a range of physical activites on February 10th at 10am.
5th and 6th class set up 10 stations around the school yard, and groups rotated around the circuit spending one minute on each station. Stations included skipping, sit-ups, press-ups, obstacle courses, sprints, balance beam and ladder.
Well done to all the children for completing the challenge! Photographs of all the action are in the Gallery now.
Congratulations to our senior quiz team (above) - Niall, Rachael, Senan and Danny - who came first in the Ballyconnell section of the Credit Union quiz held on Monday 30th January. They go forward now to the regional competition in March.
Well done also to our junior team (below) - Conor, Dylan, Kelly and Tess - who came third in their category.
Templeport Development Asssosiation (T.D.A.) were recently awarded a gold merit by the Heritage Council for work on the Golden Way Walk beside the Community Centre. We were delighted to have been recognised for our efforts in assisting the T.D.A. (You may remember all the pictures from our walk with Heather Bothwell). Above is a picture of the presentation by the Heritage Council to Principal Brendan McGowan. More pictures in gallery section.
Congratulations to Kate, Cáit and Bláthnaid who were awarded prizes recently for their entries in the Bawnboy Festival Art Competition. The theme was 'The 1916 Easter Rising'. Bláthnaid was the overall competition winner (and junior category winner), Cáit took overall 3rd place (and 2nd place in the senior category) and Kate took overall 4th place (and 2nd place in junior category). The girls received a trophy and art sets/materials. Well done girls!
Thank you all for supporting our 2016 Christmas School Concert - we hope you enjoyed it. Congratulations to each and every one of the children who were brilliant on the night providing a great variety of entertainment. Thanks to all our sponsors and everyone who helped out in any way to make the night such a great success. Thanks to Edel Kellegher for sending in lovely photos of all the action on stage - these photographs can now be viewed in the gallery.
Our Christmas Variety Concert 2016 takes place in Templeport Community Centre on Friday December 16th at 7:30pm sharp. All the children are busy rehearsing for their big night and are really looking forward to performing in front of their families. Parents are kindly asked to have all the children in the community centre no later than 7:10pm on the night. A raffle will take place at the interval with loads of fantastic prizes to be won - your support would be greatly appreciated.
Our soft play area is almost complete. The remaining work - fencing, gates, tar, etc. - is expected to be completed before the Christmas break. This all-weather playground will be a fantastic resource for our school.
Numerous activities took place in our school to mark National Science Week 2016. We built bridges, created a volcanic eruption, experimented with air pressure, learned all about solids, liquids and gases, and even made Rice Krispie buns! Keep an eye out for our blogs next week (in Classroom News) describing all our endeavours.
6th class were invited to participate in science activities in St. Mogue's Secondary School, Bawnboy, as part of National Science Week. A thoroughly enjoyable and interesting day was had by all. Some of the activities included: making whistles, keyrings and straw towers; experimenting with a sheep's heart and lamb's lungs; and working with water colours and pastels.
Hard luck to the boys football team who lost to Laragh N.S. in the Cumann na mBunscol semi-final which took place recently in Breffni Park. This years panel was: Louis Smyth, Senan Kellegher, Ryan McCarron, Danny Maguire, Cian Maguire, Paul Brady, Ruairí Mcgovern, Niall Donohoe, Conor Donohoe, Shane O’Reilly, Thomas Quinn, Oisin McGovern, Dylan Reilly, Conor Bannon, James Mahon and Anthony Brady. Better luck next time lads!