Green Schools 2023
Some of our 5th and 6th class children representing St. Malachy’s at the Green Schools Water Event! We are working very hard towards getting our Water Flag this year. The children brainstormed some fantastic ideas for water conservation and even created a water-friendly design for our school! Keep up the good work!
Pen Licence Certificates
We are very proud of our first Pen Licence winners here in 5th class! Congratulations to Aaliyah, Josh, Zac, Sandra, Sebastian and Rumen. Keep up the fantastic work!
Upcoming School Closure
St Malachys’s will be closed on Friday 31st of March for staff training. Children will finish school at 2.30pm on Thursday the 30th of March for Easter break and return to school Monday 17th of April.
Our Nurture Room
We are delighted to have our own Nurture room in St. Malachy’s. A large number of our staff are trained in Nurture and we facilitate two groups a day.
In our Nurture room in Malachy’s we start our groups with a snack of toast and juice, and then focus on a different activity each day. These include arts and crafts, collaborative board games, mindfulness & meditation, story time, project work, lego construction and circle time. We place an emphasis on social, emotional and communication skills. We do this by having a check in each day on how we are feeling, having a chat during snack time and encouraging the children to work collaboratively throughout their activities.
Have a look at some pictures of our newly refurbished Nurture room below! You can also read more about the Nurture programme below.
What is nurture?
The nurturing approach offers a range of opportunities for children and young people to engage with nurturing experiences within the school context, giving them the social and emotional skills to do well at school and with peers, develop their resilience and their capacity to deal more confidently with the trials and tribulations of life, for life. Nurture groups are designed to address the social and emotional needs that can hamper pupils’ learning. So as well as providing academic teaching, the group is designed to help children develop vital social skills, to develop confidence and self-respect, and to take pride in behaving well and in achieving.
In nurture groups, there’s a special emphasis on language development and communication: nothing is taken for granted and everything is clearly explained by the staff, with the help of demonstrations and (where helpful) physical gestures. Pupils are given the time they need both to listen and be listened to.
Just a quick reminder that school will reopen after the summer on Wednesday 31st August at 8:50 a.m.
We are currently looking for any of our past pupils to donate their old uniforms that are in good condition. Donations can be handed in to the school.
Looking forward to seeing all our pupils soon!
Upcoming School Closures
School will be closed on Wednesday June 1st for staff training.
We will then also be closed from Friday 3rd to Wednesday 8th June. Reopening on Thursday 9th June at 8:50 a.m.
School closure Tuesday 7th of December
Due to Storm Barra, we have been issues with a notice to close the school Tuesday December 7th
Here are some of the experiments we did during Science Week 2021.
Self Inflating balloon
Design a parachute for an egg
Fancy Dress in Room 13!
Can you guess who are behind these masks?!