Taking Part and Having Fun

The School Hall was feverish with excitement and was packed to capacity with the senior pupils, parents  and teachers for the annual sports ceremony.  This is one of the big events each year when the school honours the participants in the various areas of sport organised by the school.  “It is nice to win”, our Principal. Ms O’Connor, reminded the gathering, “but it’s taking part and having fun that is the most important part.  Getting involved in sport at any level is a decision that will effect your health and well-being for the rest of your life”.  For full details of the ceremony and the various award click here……….The Awards

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Making Malahide better

Pupils from our school were offered a unique opportunity to suggest to officials from Fingal County Council what would make Malahide a better place to live in and how to create a better community. The Council was looking for new, fresh ideas on how to improve Malahide and who better to ask than our children who know what is needed.  The children first attended a workshop and then they worked in groups to discuss, create, design and present their ideas through drawing, painting, construction and creative writing.

There were some fantastic projects and the groups were given a platform and a very receptive audience at which they presented their projects to Fingal Council Officials.  The projects were received very well and highly commended by County Manager, Mr O’Connor…..read more

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“Laughter”

The sound of laughter filled the air in the school hall this afternoon and the walls were bedecked with many visual images of “laughter” as classes came to visit the art exhibition which was organised to remember Niamh Coffey.  “Its like Joseph all over again”, said one of the fourth class  boys, “with all the colour and excitement.  And it is amazing too”.  Take the time to visit the hall and see the lovely work from the children.

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Magical Train Journeys

An excited gathering came together in the Hall last Friday. They were anxiously awaiting news of the winner of our annual art competition in memory of James Sheridan, a very special first class pupil who passed away in June 2009. James loved trains, especially Thomas the Tank Engine.  We like to remember James by asking our First Classes to take part in this competition every year, James’ classmates, now in Fifth Class, organised a very special assembly, with songs, stories and lots of fond memories. The winning entry was by Ailish Debish, in Ms. Holland’s class. She is pictured here with her winning entry. Also pictured is Isabelle O’ Leary presenting the trophy to Ailish.  Isabelle was the winner of last year’s competition.

The trophy is an original drawing by James, which has been framed in glass.

The judges had a very difficult job as all of the entries were of a very high standard, but everyone agreed that James would have loved Ailish’s picture.

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Fashion Extravaganza with a Difference

Our School Hall was transformed beyond recognition earlier when the PE benches normally the center piece were swapped for a Catwalk bedecked with haute couture,  millinery and coiffure  creations.  After many weeks of secret work the many exclusive inspirational pieces were at last on show to the general public.  But this was no ordinary fashion show as the only materials the designers could use was recycled material and wow!, didn’t they prove that all one needs is a creative flair and anything is possible.  The pupils from 4th, 5th and 6th classes strutted their stuff to show off their beautifully crafted achievements.  Paris Fashion Week was paled into insignificance by this event which was judged by top fashion experts Georgina Aherne and Kitty MacDonagh (Cari’s Closet). The fashion parade lasted for more than hour such was the high number of entries and, in the end, the children had learned a very valuable lesson that it need not cost the earth to create something beautiful.  Visit the Fashion Show Gallery to admire some of the many concepts.

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