SCHOOL NEWS

JERSEY DAY

Jersey Day proved to be a real success.

Every child was encouraged to wear a jersey to school by the Andy Murphy Memorial Committee.

 

All proceeds went directly to the County Carlow Hospice Fund.

CATHOLIC SCHOOLS WEEK

As part of Catholic Schools Week Mrs. Ryan's class invited their grandparents in for a mass with Fr. Byrne.

SCHOOL NEWS 2014/15

JERSEY DAY

Jersey Day proved to be a real success.

Every child was encouraged to wear a jersey to school by the Andy Murphy Memorial Committee.

 

All proceeds went directly to the County Carlow Hospice Fund.

CATHOLIC SCHOOLS WEEK

As part of Catholic Schools Week Mrs. Ryan's class invited their grandparents in for a mass with Fr. Byrne.

OPERATION TRANSFORMATION

To encourage a healthy lifestyle Ms. O'Driscoll's class walk from the school to the village of Old Leighlin and back every Friday afternoon.

CREDIT UNION QUIZ

On the 1st of February six teams from Scoil Molaise, Old Leighlin travelled to Ballinabranna for the Leighlin Credit Union Schools Quiz.

 

We competed against teams from Leighlinbridge and Ballinabranna.

 

In the U-13 Competition we had teams finish 2nd and 3rd.

 

In the U-11 Competition we had teams finish 1st and 3rd!

 

Congratulations to Dylan, Oisin, Jenny and Adam who will represent Scoil Molaise and Leighlin Credit Union in Kilkenny on March 1st.

EASON SPELLING BEE

On 17th of February we held our qualifier for the Eason Spelling Bee competition.

 

Over 40 pupils from 5th and 6th class took part.

 

We began with an easy round before moving on to the medium words. After two rounds of medium words we had to spell words from the difficult list.

 

It took over six rounds before we had our winner!

 

In the end it came down to three girls in the final - Mairead and Chloe from 5th class and Niamh B from 6th.

 

Congratulations to Chloe who won and will represent Scoil Molaise in the Eason Spelling Bee.

 

WORLD BOOK DAY & PAIRED READING

On the 5th of March the pupils in Scoil Molaise celebrated World Book Day.

 

Each pupil was invited to dress up as their favourite character from a book.

 

We also began our Paired Reading scheme today. Pupils from different classes are paired and take it in turns to read to each other.

 

We will do this every Tuesday and Thursday in March.

COMMUNITY GAMES HANDWRITING

Scoil Molaise was well represented when the medals were given out for the Carlow Community Games Handwriting recently.

 

Pupils from Mrs Ryan's, Ms Abbey's, Ms Foley's and Ms O'Driscoll's classes won medals.

FAI 5 A SIDE SOCCER

On the 25th and 26th March Scoil Molaise sent three teams to play in the FAI 5 A Side Soccer.

 

We sent two boys teams, a 5th class team and a 6th class team, on the 25th.

 

We sent a mixed 5th and 6th class girls team on the 26th.

 

Everyone played really well and represented the school with great distinction.

EASON SPELLING BEE

On 20th of April the Eason Spelling Bee was held in Bennekerry National School.

 

There were 13 pupils from around County Carlow vying to become Carlow champion. Chloe from 5th Class represented Scoil Molaise with distinction.

 

Chloe did incredibly well to get to Round 4, spelling some very difficult words on the way. The eventual winner got to Round 6.

 

A big thank you to everyone at Bennekerry National School who made all the contestants and their friends and families feel so welcome.

 

Congratulations to Chloe who did everyone at Scoil Molaise so proud!!

 

JUNK COUTURE

The pupils from Ms O'Driscoll's room designed two dresses made from junk materials that they found around the school.

 

Well done!!!!

 

Allianz Cumann na mBunscol Camogie Final

On Thursday the 21st of May the Old Leighlin Camogie team appeared in the Division 2 Final against our neighbours Leighlinbridge.

 

The first half was a fierce battle with both teams trying to get the upper hand. Leighlinbridge took the lead with a goal only for Andrea to equalise minutes later. Leighlinbridge tried hard to score again but Alex in goals made some great saves.

 

in the second half we took the lead when Ella Mae sent a low shot to the back of the net. Unfortunately Leighlinbridge equalised straight away and then went ahead from a pointed free.

 

With Old Leighlin pushing hard for a score near the end Leighlinbridge broke away and scored another goal. The final score was Leighlinbridge 3-1 Old Leighlin 2-0.

 

The girls were disappointed to lose but with such a young team are optimistic of going one better next year and reclaiming the cup.

 

SCHOOLS RELAY CHALLENGE

On the 21st May at St. Patrick's College, Carlow we entered 3 teams in the Schools Relay Challenge. Each team was made up of 5 members who would each run 200m before handing the baton to the next runner.

 

The 5th Class girls ran first. Jenny, Ella Mae, Chloe, Lauren and Síofra ran superbly well to finish in first place and win the gold.

 

The 5th Class boys ran next. Kyle, Eoin, Dylan, Oisín and Zack ran a great race to finish second and win silver.

 

The 6th Class Mixed team ran in the boys race. Jamie, Niamh, Max, Seán and Faith finished off the evening in style by finishing third and getting bronze medals.

 

Congratulations to all our athletes who represented Scoil Molaise with pride!

 

Naomh Bríd - All Ireland Camogie Féile Champions

On the weekend of 19th - 21st of June the Naomh Bríd U-14 Camogie team travelled to Antril to take part in the Feile Competition.

 

Backboned by 10 past and present pupils of Scoil Molaise the girls performed heroically to win their division, becoming only the 3rd Carlow team to win an All Ireland at Féile.

 

On Monday 22nd the team came to visit the school. We are all so proud of them. Congratulations girls!!

 

A Visit From Irish Basketball Star Amy Dooley!

On the 26th June we were visited by Irish Basketball Star amy Dooley.

 

Amy is a past pupil of Scoil Molaise and will be going to Macedonia this summer to play with the U-16 Irish Basketball team in the European Championships!

 

Everyone in the school would like to wish Amy the best of luck. We are all so proud of her!

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Ms Foley, Mrs Ryan, Amy & Ms Murphy