SCHOOL NEWS

A great practical day on Day 4 of our in-person/teacher 2024 summer course in digital innovation with Lego Spike and Bee-bots @limerickedcentr @OideTechinEd @PatrickHickey18 @LEGO_Education

Well done to our U12 boys on winning the Rounders U13 Munster title today in Fethard, Co. Tipperary. A brilliant achievement, led by their fantastic coach, Brian Clancy.

That’s 2 Munster titles in a row, continuing our great rounders tradition 🇲🇨

All Ireland is in 5 weeks time

You probably know that reading with your baby is important. But do you know why?

There’s a long list of reasons, but today let’s focus on one of the most important of them all: the development of a rich vocabulary.

Your baby learns new words through exposure. But the truth is

Mr. Stack's class bid farewell. We hope you had a great eight years in Monaleen NS and wish you the best in the next phase of your educational journey. Enjoy it.

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Sport

Sport makes an important contribution to children’s physical, personal, social and emotional development. Monaleen National School provides opportunities for every pupil to engage in physical education at every age level. Curricular activities include games, aquatics, gymnastics and dance. Specialised coaches are also utilised in areas such as GAA, soccer, athletics, rugby and gymnastics.

Monaleen National School is fortunate to have a dedicated and talented staff who provide after school coaching in many disciplines. We have a strong tradition of competing in a wide range of team sports promoting participation, team-work and skills development for both boys and girls.

Creative Arts

Arts education is an important dimension of the primary school curriculum and invaluable in stimulating creative thinking. Arts education incorporates the three subjects of art, music and drama. We have a very active school choir and school band and also offer after-school arts and music lessons.

STEM

Monaleen National School has received the Digital School of Distinction Award for promoting ICT learning in the classroom. We are also proud to have been awarded the Science Foundation Ireland Discover Primary Science and Maths (DPSM) Award for Excellence in Science and Maths and continue to promote STEM learning at all ages throughout our school.

In addition to the curricular areas, Monaleen National School offers a wide range of extra-curricular activities in STEM education e.g. Coding Club, Chess Club and Mathletes.

Green Schools

Monaleen N.S. is proud to be a Green School.

MIGHTY MONALEEN!!       WE ARE A BIG TEAM WORKING TOGETHER TO STAY GREEN.

We have been awarded 5 Green Flags to date for all the work we have done and continue to do with the Green-Schools programme.

  • Flag 1- Litter and Waste
  • Flag 2- Energy
  • Flag 3- Water
  • Flag 4-Travel
  • Flag 5-Biodiversity

We are currently working on renewing our 6th Green Flag. The theme for this flag is Global Citizenship-Litter and Waste. This theme is a maintenance theme which enables schools to discover how Green-Schools work has positively influenced people and environments worldwide while revising the previous Litter and Waste theme.

In order to keep our Green School status we must continue working in all the above areas. As a result of this we would like you to remember the following:

  • Bring a lunch box to school.
  • Use a flask for drinks or reuse a bottle. Please avoid bringing new plastic water bottles each day.
  • Don’t wrap contents of lunch boxes individually.
  • Try not to use cling film, tin foil etc.
  • Turn off the tap when brushing your teeth.
  • Turn off all lights and electrical appliances when not in use.
  • Try to walk, scoot, cycle or park and stride to school whenever possible.

As part of our Healthy Eating Policy it was decided that all children take home their uneaten lunches i.e. crusts, skins, cores etc. The reason for this is two-fold:

  1. It allows you to see what your child is or is not eating for lunch.
  2. Being a Green School we are trying to reduce our amount of waste production.

Some useful links for the Global Citizenship theme are listed below.