Val our caretaker has introduced a whole host of new vegetables, fruits and herbs to our school garden this year.
Come out and visit and you will see broccoli, beetroot, mange tout peas, sweet corn, chilli peppers, gooseberries, plums, apples, chives, thyme, garlic and much more.
The slugs are proving a real menace this year and Val has had to come up with some innovative ways to combat them. Thank you Val for all your hard work this year!
Once again our annual Readathon was a great success. The children read a staggering 17,058 books over five weeks and collected €11,200 in sponsorship. A most enjoyable Readathon Assembly took place on Wednesday 5th March during which cheques for €1,000 were presented to MAKE A WISH FOUNDATION, BARRETSTOWN and GLOBAL SCHOOLROOM.
We were treated to a wonderfully energetic performance from Sadhbh O'Sullivan and her band SIVE.
Everyone thoroughly enjoyed their rendition of 'Happy' by Pharrell Williams and other great songs.
Huge thanks to SIVE for coming along to entertain us!
- Swimming lessons for 3rd classes begin this term on a rota basis in St Raphael's Pool.
- Camogie and Gaelic Football training for the girls from 4th -6th class continues each Monday after school with Ms. Swinburne and Ms. Daly.
- Athletics training for the children from 4th-6th classes takes place each Wednesday from 2.40-3.40pm with Ms. Hogan, Ms. Browne and Ms. Corr.
Use less energy and be cool, you'll save the environment and the school.
We have reduced our electricity usage in the school by 20% since this time last year!!!
We have reduced our gas usage by 40 % since this time last year!!!
School Inspection: On 26 November 2013, Dara Wyer from Kildare County Council carried out our renewal visit. Dara reviewed all our work so far and was very impressed with the amount of energy we are saving in the school. We have now applied for our second green flag and are awaiting news from the Green Schools Programme.
Replacement of first flag:Unfortunately our first green flag had been destroyed by strong winds but we replaced it and it is back on our flagpole outside the school.
Fundraiser.ie:We collected mobile phones and clothes for recycling on Tuesday 5th March 2013. It was a huge success and thanks to all the children and parents who contributed.
Green Schools Code:Ashleigh Wilde won our Green Schools Code competition with her catchy slogan:
“Use less energy and be cool, you’ll save the environment and the school.”
We had lots of brilliant entries and thank you to all those who took part. It was very hard to choose, and unfortunately not everyone could receive a prize.
Spring Clean:We had our last annual Spring Clean on 30 April 2013. We only collected 6 full refuse sacks throughout the whole school. This shows how well we are maintaining our first flag for litter and waste. We will be deciding a date for our spring clean in 2014 soon.
Energy Free Morning:We had our energy free morning on 5 June 2013, it was a great success and well done to everyone who did their part to conserve energy. We only used 0.1 kwh for the whole morning.
To find out more keep an eye on our notice board in the small hall!
Click on the image below to find out more information from the Active School website.
Mr. Costello and Ms. Daly are doing amazing work to help Scoil Mochua achieve our first Active Flag.
It's great that Spring is here. The GAA teams are back in Action. Mr Murphy is again plotting how to regain the All Ireland soccer title the girls won last year.
Miss Hogan, Miss Corr and Miss Browneare busy preparing the Athletics teams for the forthcoming Cross Country event in Hawkefield and the extremely competitive Track and Field events in Santry.
3rd Class are really enjoying swimming in St. Raphaels this term.
Congratulations to Seoidin Kavanagh for Winning Sports Personality of February. Seoidin is an talented race walker who represents Celbridge AC nationally.