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 News Update...

ST PATRICK'S DAY 

The annual school parade will take place on Friday 14th February 2014. The parade will leave from the school gates at 11.30am WEATHER PERMITTING. 

All children are reminded to wear green/white/orange for the parade. face paint and hair dye are NOT permitted! Parents are invited to come out and view the parade and join in the fun and excitement. 

BEFORE the parade, parent's are also invited to join us for a Coffee Morning in the small hall at 10.30am. 

 Lá Fhéile Pádraig Shona Daoibh

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BEGINNERS COURSE IN SPOKEN IRISH FOR PARENTS

These classes are now taking place in Scoil Mochua on Tuesday evenings and we have 30 parents taking part.

FIRST PENANCE REMINDER

The children in 2nd class will receive the Sacrament of Penance in St. Patrick's Church at 5.30pm on the following dates:

Room 10 - Wednesday 19th March

Room 11 - Thirsday 20th March

Room 12 - Thursday 27th March

Parents should attend with their children. The ceremony will last no longer than 45 minutes.

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PARENTS' ASSOCIATION

The Parents' Association are planning an exciting raffle to raise funds for the new library. First prize will be €5,000 with several other large cash prizes. Tickets will be limited to 1,000 at €20 per ticket. For more information see www.scoilmochualibrary.com

Tickets will be available through the school, the Parents' Association and some local shops. Please support this event to help us complete the library. Further details to follow next week.

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READATHON

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!

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PEACE PROMS CONCERT

Huge congratulations to the choir from 4th and 5th class on their outstanding performance in the Peace Proms 2014. The concert took place in City West Hotel on Sunday 2nd February. This was the school's first time participating and we are sure it's an event that all those involved will remember forever.

Thank you to their teachers Ms. Curley and Ms. O'Brien who put in hours of work to ensure the children were ready for the big night. 

Choir and Orchestra

        Cross Border Orchestra of Ireland                                Scoil Mochua on the right of the picture                 

 

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SPORT

 

- Swimming lessons for 3rd classes begin this term on a rota basis in St Raphael's Pool.

- The 4th classes will attend gymnastics coaching sessions at Excel over the next 5 weeks.

- Camogie and Gaelic Football training for the girls from 4th -6th class continues each Monday after school with Ms. Swinburne and Ms. Daly.

- Cross Country 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. 

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GREEN-SCHOOLS PROGRAMME

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!

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ACTIVE SCHOOL

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. 

Mr 

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