Scoot to School day

On April 27th we had a scoot/cycle/walk to school day. Our Greenschools Committee is working on our fourth Green Flag, which is “Travel”. The objective of this flag is to raise awareness among children, adults and the wider community about the benefits of walking, cycling, scooting and exercise in general. There are also huge environmental benefits! With the weather on our side and sun shining brightly, we had a great turn out this morning. Below are a sample of photos which show the fun that was had by all.

 

You can read more about Green Schools in Scoil Mhuire here.


A School Playground!

Our fabulous school playground was built in September 2015 with funding from the annual school walk that was organised by the Parents and Friends Association. It marks our school’s 40th anniversary.

In 2004, the World Health Organisation recommended that high quality playground equipment should be made available to students for improved physical activity and fitness. An article by Claire Hennigan, appeared in the Irish Teacher’s Journal in 2015, emphasizing the importance and benefits of students having access to top quality playground equipment in schools in Ireland. We are delighted with our new playground equipment. Every day it enhances our children’s health and physical development. It is a core element of our health promotion framework.

The children in every class, from Junior Infants to sixth class, enjoy their weekly slot at the playground.

In the words of our students:

“It makes lunchtimes more enjoyable”

“We get to play with our friends in a new way”

“There are lots of different tasks to do”

“It is super-safe!”

“The colour blends in with the school environment”

“It is great fun!”

“We don’t mind waiting for our turn…it’s worth waiting for”

What some of the teachers have to say:

The girls love their day on the playground. They don’t forget!”

“The equipment is sturdy, well built and safe, it will be there long after the current students have moved on from Scoil Mhuire”

“I enjoy seeing an improvement in climbing skills and balance, particularly with the younger children”

“I’m so excited about it, I would like to try it out myself” says Bean Uí Shuilleabháin
(Deputy Principal)


Cirque

Cirque

In March 2012 a whole school production took place in Colaiste Choilm. The show was called Cirque and showcased the variety of talents of pupils and teachers in Scoil Mhuire. Each class performed a unique piece of work based on the concept of Cirque du Soleil. The show was colourful and creative and performed to a full house over three nights. The success of the show was a result of a cooperative effort between pupils, teachers and parents, in particular the P.F.A.