Graduation Day – a day of mixed emotions

You could not have put another body into the School Hall for the Graduation Ceremony such is the popularity of the event. As always, the ceremony was really special with the Graduates center stage.  Though this day is longed for by the Sixth Class pupils for weeks, it proved to be a very emotional event with all of the dewy-eyed Graduates agreeing that they wished they never had to leave “Ollies” – all Grove Roaders true and true. “I don’t know why they’re all so tearful”, said one of the boys just before he began to bawl himself.

“Today is the day you must say goodbye to Grove Road and set out on a new journey”, our Principal, Ms O’Connor told them, “It’s a bitter sweet day for all of us.  You will always be an “Ollie’s child”, no one can take that from you.  Follow your dreams – do not just go where the paths may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.  Aim for the moon and even if you miss you will fall among the stars”.

To read the full account of the day and see the Gallery click on Graduation Day in Words and Pictures.

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Goodbye and Thank You, Theresa

Sadly today was Theresa’s last full day in the school because she has decided to move on to pastures new.  Theresa is a very special SNA and to celebrate the contribution that she has made to the school, three of her special friends decided to organise a memorable journey for her.  As they are not yet old enough to go too far they agreed to do some inter-railing, Malahide style, on the Orange Blossom Special “Toots”.

To read the full story of this amazing adventure ……click here.

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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… more

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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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