St. Malachys will be closed on the 12th of December to facilitate a staff in-service day.
Our pupils enjoyed a visit from the Dublin Fire Brigade during fire safety week. The children were lucky enough to get the opportunity to learn about all the equipment inside the fire truck and even got the chance to use the water hose! Thank you to the wonderful firemen who took time to visit us. Also a big congratulations to the winners of our Fire safety poster competition!
Many thanks to the volunteers from Colgate who painted our playground games and thanks to Barnardos for organising this. Our children are already enjoying playing in these lovely bright games.
Attached is our academic calendar for the school year 2023/2024.
Some of our 5th class children with their bright and colourful Easter Egg collages inspired by Henri Matisse. Happy Easter everyone and see you on April 17th!
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!
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!
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.
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!