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.
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!
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.
Due to Storm Barra, we have been issues with a notice to close the school Tuesday December 7th
A big congratulations to Bradley who won our Anti-Bullying week poster competition and made it on to the Rainbow of Success. He came up with the brilliant slogan of, “People should be like odd socks…Because you shouldn’t treat one different from the other”.
Just a reminder that we will close at 2.30 p.m. on Friday, 22nd October, for our mid-term break. We will re-open on Monday, 1st November, at 8.50a.m. We hope you all have a safe and enjoyable break.
Communion dates and times:
Ms. Doherty’s 4th class – 18th September at 10 a.m.
Ms. Rossiter’s 3rd class – 25th September at 10 a.m.
Mr. Bolger’s 3rd Class – 25th September at 12 noon.
For these Communion ceremonies 4 adults per child are allowed to attend as well as all children under 12.
Confirmation date and time for last years 6th class:
18th September at 12 noon.
For this ceremony 2 parent/guardians and 1 sponsor (3 adults total) are allowed attend.
We are asking everyone to make a real effort to keep to the times and number of people allowed to attend.
Dublin City Council are looking for our young people’s opinions in relation to the development of outdoor teen spaces. The survey opens on September 8th and you could be in with a chance of winning a Just Eat voucher just for giving your opinion.
Welcome back to all our students. We are so happy to see you all and we can’t wait to get know all our new 3rd class pupils.