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Our Official Opening – What a celebration!
Last Friday, our new school building was officially opened by An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar TD and blessed by Most Rev. Dermot Farrell D.D. Archbishop of Dublin.
From early morning when all our children arrived on the yard at 8.50am with a souvenir commemorative flag, we knew this was going to be a unique day as there was great excitement. A drone flew over all of our girls, boys and staff recording a video to start this special day.
Invited guests began to arrive from 10.00 am. Visitors were met by our Student Council and were provided with a guided tour towards the school hall. On route to the hall, our Student Council show-cased the Per Cent for Art work on display on the corridors and provided guests with an overview of our school.
Eight children from each class level witnessed An Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar, cut a red ribbon at the school signifying the start of the official part of our celebrations. The theme for the day was ‘Reeling in the Years’. Each class group prepared a song representing a decade starting with the sixties. Our guests were blown away by the performances of our students.
Sincere thanks to everyone involved. As you can imagine, it takes an incredible amount of work to organise such a successful event. We are extremely proud of how the whole day went.
The school has been overwhelmed with compliments from our guests who were in awe of the performances of our children. It was difficult for them to imagine how the whole school participated in our official ceremony with such ease, professionalism and fun. Great credit is due to our staff but, of course, most praise must go to the stars of our official opening, our boys and girls! Without them, this event would not have been such a success and so enjoyable. Thank you for your efforts. We are incredibly proud of you.
Credit Union Quiz Team
Well done to our fantastic quiz team who competed in the Credit Union School Quiz All-Ireland Final on Sunday 2nd April in the RDS. The team showed off their excellent general knowledge, facing questions such as:
– Who was the founder and leader of the Bolsheviks?
– Olympus Mons is the largest volcano in the solar system, found on what planet?
– The Seychelles are a group of islands found on what continent?
– In what year was the Good Friday Agreement signed?
They had a great day representing St. Mochta’s. They showed fantastic teamwork skills and proved themselves to be excellent ambassadors for our school. We are so proud of their amazing achievements. Maith sibh!
Ms McGloin and Ms Alvey
Seachtain na Gaeilge 2023
Ag Caint san Oifig
Winners of Comortas Ealaine
Ceolchoirmeacha sa halla
Damhsa sa halla
Well done to our two fantastic quiz teams who represented St. Mochta’s at competitions during the past week.
The team on Friday came in 1st place in the Credit Union Quiz Chapter round in Malahide. They now go on to represent our school at all-Ireland level in the RDS in April.
The team on Saturday competed in the CUDA Quiz All-Ireland Final in Tullamore. After a stiff competition, and two rounds of tie-breakers, the team came in 2nd place! A phenomenal achievement and we are so very proud of them.
Many thanks to Ms. McGloin and Ms. Alvey for their work preparing the teams to the parents/guardians who support the teams.
Book Week 2023
During Book Week Nicola Pierce visited 5th and 6th classes. Oisín McGann visited 4th class. A 6th class pupil drew these gifts for them.
Our first READ-A-THON as part of Book Week was a phenomenal success. We are delighted to announce that the unbelievable amount of €12,700 has been collected. Huge thanks to all our boys and girls for participating in this event.
Well Done to all of our Prize Winners!!
Dressing up for World Book Day
Our Sensory Pathway
The boys and girls were delighted to return to school after the midterm break to see that our amazing new Sensory Pathway had been installed. Lots of children across our school will make use of this wonderful resource for regulation going forward.
Creative Schools Art Competition.
A huge thank you to all the children who entered our recent Creative Schools Art Competition. The Student Committee had a very difficult job judging. Check out the winning entries!
Infants – Miya Chen, Iarla Linnane, Hanna Buczkowska & Sonny Cantwell
1st & 2nd Class – Samuel O’Sullivan, Tomasc Rozycki, Maya Mc Coy & Chloe Daly
3rd & 4th Class – Ana Maria Tituleau, Melinda Cretu, Justin Varga & Emily Sheridan
5th & 6th Class – Holly Hoey, Chloe Goux, Leah Halpin & Yuyau Wei
Quiz Teams 2023.
On Monday 30th January, 4 teams from St. Mochta’s took part in the Credit Union School Quiz. Competing against 50 other teams, our boys and girls did such an amazing job and we are so very proud of them. Our four teams were:
– Dan McNamara, Rafael Monteiro, Daniel Connolly and Charlie Rowe
– Laoise Faherty, Cian Lawlor, Tom Farrell and James Plower
– Justin Bi, Jack Fitzpatrick, Cian O’Sullivan and Orla Hughes
– Katie Foran, Erin Hunt, Louis O’Connor and Daisy Parker
Some of the questions asked were particularly tricky, such as:
– What surname was shared by the literary sisters Charlotte, Emily and Ann?
– The eustachian tube extends from the throat to what part of the body?
– In what year did Adolf Hitler become the chancellor of Germany?
One of our teams – Laoise Faherty, Cian Lawlor, Tom Farrell and James Plower – came in 1st place in the Under 11 category with a phenomenal score of 54/60. This means they go through to the next round. We look forward to supporting them at the next stage and wish them the best of luck!
Catholic Schools Week 2023.
Christmas Carol Service with Mr Kenny’s class producing a drama ‘An Chéad Nollaig’.
The Panto came to St Mochtas on Christmas Jumper Day.
Our Senior Library Monitors (4th, 5th and 6th Classes) had a lovely treat this week as a THANK YOU for all their hard work in keeping our school library tidy and organised. Tayto sandwiches all round!
Our very own Winter Wonderland in the courtyard
Maths Eyes Poster winners
Congratulations to our Math’s Eyes Poster Competition winners!
The standard of entry was so high this year, it was very difficult to decide on our winners. A huge well done to everyone who participated.
First class: 1st place Lilli Matwiejczuk 2nd place Seth Reilly
Second class: 1st place Isabella Buhasi 2nd place Hannah Dumitriu
Third class: 1st place Yi Ming Lang 2nd place Aisling Browne
Fourth class: 1st place Annalise Conlan 2nd place Tom Farrell
Fifth class: 1st place Ryan McGettigan 2nd place Adam John
Sixth class: 1st place Mia Mortimer 2nd place Yu Yao Wei
The children in St. Mochta’s really are a creative bunch! Our Creative Schools Student Committee visited all the classes last week to share their posters depicting all the ways they are creative. They also invited the children in each class to suggest ways they are creative too. The answers were many and varied, from Art & Craft to football!
Cumann na mBunscoil Winners!!!!
Croke Park Thursday 17th October 2022
Huge support for the boys football team
It was a lovely surprise to arrive at the school this morning and have the bright colourful flags and bunting around the school. Huge thanks to the parents who organised this surprise over the weekend. The children and staff also gathered in the yard today to show their support to the team. Come on St Mochtas!!!
Croke Park here we come!!!
Congratulations to the boys football team on a great win yesterday. Special thanks to Mr Hussey & Mr McCarney for all of their work with the team. Thanks too to Mr Boner for his support. We are so proud of all of you.
So Long, Farewell to our wonderful Ms O’Boyce
14th October 2022
Junior ‘Surprise Assembly!’
Senior ‘Surprise Assembly!’
Our very own Superhero – Mr. Kenny the Ironman!
Mr. Kenny got a wonderful send-off from all the boys, girls and staff of St. Mochta’s National School. He heads off to Hawaii to represent Ireland at the Ironman World Championship 2022. We send him off with the very best of luck and look forward to hearing updates
GAA season 2022-2023
Well done to our Girls Football team who finished their season last week! We all had a great time (and improved our football skills along the way).
Well done to the Senior Boys team who got this years Cumann na mBunscol campaign off to a winning start.
Well done to our girls team who played well against Na Fianna, Glasnevin. Unfortunately it wasn’t our day but our girls played really well. Well done to all involved.
A N’ice cream Surprise
The Board of Management wanted to thank all the boys and girls for all that they have done through Covid – online learning, staying in pods in classes, staying in separate yard spaces, wearing masks and practicing good hand hygiene. They organised for ice cream vans to come to the school on Monday as a surprise treat. They wish everyone a very Happy Summer!
Creative Schools Week 2022
BT Young Scientist Primary Science Fair 2022
Ms O’Donoghue’s class participated in the BT Young Scientist Primary Science Fair 2022
Happy St.Patrick’s Day
World Book Day
The children enjoyed dressing up as their favourite character from a book.
Children’s Mental Health Week
A huge thank you to all of the children who helped out during Children’s Mental Health Week. It was a great success and it was amazing to see so many children get involved. Here are some of the entries for the art competition with the theme “We Grow Together”. The standard was incredibly high. Well done to everyone who entered.
Spreading some Christmas Cheer!
Mr Cyran organised for the PLAYground Orchestra to visit the school on the 6th December. The sun was shining and the orchestra performed two fantastic sets of Christmas carols for the children, spreading Christmas Cheer throughout the school.
St. Mochta’s Library is now open!
Click on the thumbnails below to view a selection of photos of the new library, which is now open for all class levels to use. The children are really enjoying their weekly visits to the library.
St. Mochta’s New School Building
Click on the thumbnails below to view a selection of our school photos.