Welcome to Scoil Mhuire Convent Primary School!
We are the ALL-IRELAND FÉILE DRÁMAÍOCHTA CHAMPIONS 2016 ; CATEGORY WINNERS AND OVERALL WINNERS
SCOTHLÉIRIÚ AN FÉILE: If you click on this link http://www.scoildramaiocht.ie/torthai-2016/ you will see what a major achievement this is in particular a school that does not have Irish as its 1st language and with so many children with Irish as a 3rd language participating – all 6th class pupils took part. If you follow the link and scroll down the page you will see our school highlighted in green. You will see that there were schools from all over the country taking part, first in local county finals, then province finals and finally the all-Ireland. Presentation of the awards is in Croke Park on the 11th May.
NEWSLETTER TERM 3, 2016
AMALGAMATION OF Scoil Mhuire and Abbey Boys' National Schools (NS) into one new co-educational primary school by 1st September, 2017: The Patron of Scoil Mhuire is Bishop Kevin Doran, of the Elphin Diocese. In October 2015, the Diocese of Elphin conducted a ballot of parents of children of both Scoil Mhuire National School (NS) and the Abbey Boys' NS. Seventy-four per cent of families attending the schools used thier ballot. 84% of parents voted in favour of the proposal to 're-organise the Abbey NS and Scoil Mhuire NS as one single co-educational school, operating on the two existing sites'. In response to this, the Diocese of Elphin has recently set up a Project Management Committee as a vehicle "to plan for and ensure the most effective amalgamation of the Abbey Boys' National School and Scoil Mhuire National School as one new co-educational primary school , by 1st September, 2017." This is to be achieved through effective collaboration between management, staffs, students, parents, trustees and the local community of the two existing schools.
Agreed report from the Amalgamation Management Committee 21st January, 2016. To download click here
Agreed report from the Amalgamation Management Committee February, 2016. To download click here
We were delighted to be chosen to exhibit in the Young Scientists Exhibition. Come and see us in the RDS. To find out more, click here.
UNIFORM 2016: If parents wish to purchase a uniform for September 2016, they must place their order with a deposit with Donnellan & Co. by June 10th, 2016.
Link to our Twitter account to see photos of the Irish Flag to the school by the Irish army: https://twitter.com/ScoilMhuireRos Anyone who wants to post anything please contact our PR committee on this email address and it will be tweeted!!! firstname.lastname@example.org Our PR committee are looking forward to hearing from you - Louise Kilcullen, Aidín Ní Dhonncha, Aisling McNeill and Aisling Rogerson.
Computer programming/ Coding: Third to sixth classes logged onto www.hourofcode.org and looked at the different videos. We learned how to code using characters from Frozen, Minecraft, Star Wars, Flappy Birds and Angry Birds. We completed steps to make our games. It looks very like Scratch that we use in school. We used our imaginations to create our own games. There were lots of challenges along the way and we had to use our problem solving skills. We are delighted to received our certificates of completion for doing our hour of code.We think coding is fun and we hope to keep coding and making cool games. Some of us are learning to code in the Coderdojo in the Quad on Saturdays.
PARENT NOMINEES ELECTED TO THE BOARD OF MANAGEMENT: Paul Healy and Marie Doorly
CONFIRMATION 2016 : 16th April at 11am. COMMUNION 2016: 30th April 11am.
We are delighted that our school has been selected to display a project in the Young Scientists Exhibition in the RDS in Dublin. We look forward to learning from our young scientists under the direction of their teacher Ms. McNeill.
ACTIVE SCHOOL FLAG: YIPPEE! We received our second Active Flag in date until the end of 2018. Thank you to Ms. O'Connor, Ms. Kilcullen, Ms. Ní Dhonncha and Ms. O'Shea and of course all the children who are busy every day being active and encouraging others to be active also.
MANGAHIGH maths challenge: Scoil Mhuire have won the fai-to and beaten our latest challenge from a school in Italy. Fantastic work especially from Ellen Beisty, Ailbhe Donnellan and Caoimhe Leonard who where challenge winners. For more information click www.mangahigh.com/myschool/scoilmhuireroscomain Thank you to Ms. Crean for organising this. During Maths Week 2015 our school challenged Hunsberger Elementary school from the USA in a Fai-To. Our girls completed lots of challenges and won an array of bronze, silver and gold medals for the school. Our girls who won each round were: Aoife Mullarkey - who won two rounds, Etaine Moran, Thayane Alves and Lauren Burke. Congratulations to everyone who took part and helped our school win another virtual trophy. We have seven virtual trophies now and it is wonderful to girls from 2nd - 6th classes enjoying these fantastic maths games.
SURVEY of 119 PARENTS carried out by the Department of Education and Science (DES) Inspectorate (February 2015)
Percentage of parents who agreed or strongly agreed to the following questions asked by the DES
99.2% My child feels safe and well looked after in school
97.5% My child is fully included in school and classroom life
97.5% The work my child is asked to do by the class teacher is matched to his or her ability
98.4% There is good communiation between home and school
93.2% I was consulted about the extra support my child receives in school
94.8% The work my child is asked to do by the support teacher is matched to his/her ability
93.1% I am aware of the learing targets established for my child
99.2% The school is helping my child to progress with reading and writing
95% The school is hleping my child to progress with Maths
94.1% The school is helping my child to interact with others.
TG4 UTube clip: Click here to view a UTube video about our school.
VIDEO CLIP ON OUR SCHOOL NUMERACY PROGRAMME: Click here http://vimeo.com/user8605896/review/50030105/75746cc081
School Self-evaluation Report 2015 on Numeracy and Special Needs
School Improvement Plan 2015 - 2018
School self-evaluation report on Literacy 2012 - 2015
DISCOVER PRIMARY SCIENCE AND MATHS AWARD of STEM EXCELLENCE for the 2014/15 academic year: We are delighted to achieve for the 5th time the Discover Primary Science and Maths award for STEM Excellence spanning a period of 10 years 2005 - 2015. It is fantastic to see all of the science, technology, engineering and maths work being carried out in the school with such enthusiasm. Thank you to Ms. Duignan for leading this project. The teachers and students put in a big effort to achieve this award and enjoyed taking part.
To see our school on Google Maps click here
Student surveys: Below are two surveys that our 2nd - 6th class pupils are asked to fill in as part of our Green Schools project on Global Citizenship - Litter and Waste. The surveys will be done in school and form a baseline from which to begin our two year project. Global Awareness Survey Litter Survey
Scoil Mhuire receives the Digital School of Distinction 2014 Award: The award promotes and acknowledges best practice and use of ICT to deliver the best educational experience for pupils at primary level. A sincere thank you to Sandra Crean (mainstream teacher) who leads practice in ICT in the school and all staff for their hard work and eagerness to equip our children with the ICT skills they will require for the future. To find out more click here.
Scoil Mhuire Connacht champions 2014: Ghlac rang a cúig páirt i Féile Drámaíochta ar an Aoine in Indreabhán, Co na Gaillimhe agus táimid ana bhródúil astu. Bhí siad thar bharr agus tá áthas an domhain orainn go bhufil siad ag dul ar aghaidh go mBaile Átha Cliath leis an dráma Taibhsí Loch Léin. On the 28th February we featured on TG4 news. Thank you to Ms. Connaughton, Ms. Crehan and Ms. Dolan for putting trojan work into this project and achieving such a high standard.
COLLABORATIVE LEARNING INITIATIVE: Scoil Mhuire Convent Primary School in conjunction with the Professional Development Service for Teachers (PDST) has launched a new and exciting project for its teachers. They have established a Collaborative Learning Initiative within the school for the purposes of enhancing their pupils’ learning experience. Widely regarded as very progressive, this approach entails the use of action research as a means of maximising learning opportunities within the classroom. This project will see the teachers engage with a wide range of experts including Professor Howard Stevenson, University of Nottingham. To learn more about this Collaborative Learning Initiative visit http://pdstcli.wordpress.com/
STEAM SUBJECTS: Scoil Mhuire is focused on preparing students for the future and in so doing is striving to excel in the STEAM subjects - Science, Technology, English, Arts (creativity) and Mathematics. To learn more click here.
SCOIL MHUIRE TEACHERS EMBRACE NEW LEARNING INTIATIVE
Scoil Mhuire has been awarded the Léargas European Language Label, for its project titled "Valuing Bilingualism in our school through the creation of Dual Language Texts". Our books are in Irish/English, Portugese/English, Chechen/English, Russian/English and Polish/English. Thank you to Lorraine Connaughton for spear-heading this project. Click on the Irish flag on the left of this page if you wish to read our books.
Our 5th/6th class Athletics Team who came 1st in the
County Athletics Championship in 2012
FORAS NA GAEILGE AWARD: Scoil Mhuire was honoured by foras na Gaeilge for showing the way in promoting spoken Irish in our school under the 'GLEO' awards. Scoil Mhuire was selected on the basis of its innovation and creativity in promoting the use of spoken Irish amongst its students. The award, €3,000 was presented by the president to three children, Ms. Morris and Ms. Feeley in Croke Park.
Gaeilge: Ós rud é gur Gall scoil atá i gceist i Scoil Mhuire, níl an Ghaeilge in úsáid mar ghnáththeanga ag na daltaí ná na dtuismitheoirí. In ainneoin seo mar Eireannaigh tá an suim ag pobal ginearálta na scoile sa teanga dúchais mar chuid an tabhactach dár gcultúr.Sa chomhthéacs seo is leir go bhfuil an fhoireann ar fad go hiomlán taobh thiar de chur chun cinn na Gaeilge agus tá sé d’aidhm acu é seo a dhéanamh i slí foirfeach.