St Malachy’s literacy week

We are pleased to announce St Malachy’s literacy week.  We started the week off which a poem recital over the intercom from Joy Joyce ( assisted by Ms O’ Malley!) and two inspirational quotes from Callum Parkes, both pupils from 6th class.  We are very proud of Joy and Callum, as this not an easy thing to do – a career in radio presenting beckons!

This was followed by D.E.A.R time ( drop everything and read) at 1pm for all pupils and staff in St Malachys.

We will continue to update you throughout the week on each class’s contributions to support literacy week.

Service of Light

In preparation for this year’s confirmation, the service of light will take place in St Oliver Plunkett’s church Thursday, March 15th at 7pm.

Safer Internet Day February 6th

Safer Internet Day 2018

Safer Internet Day 2018 is almost here! Tuesday 6th February is a day to remind us about safe and responsible online use, especially for children.  

CyberSafeIreland’s latest annual report showed that that a third of children aged between 8 and 13 are rarely or never talking to their parents about online safety.  Parental engagement in their children’s online lives is a key part of the solution to keeping children safe online.  

We have produced a leaflet with the support of Tusla and the Children and Young Person’s Services Committee (CYPSC) in Wicklow that will provide some helpful conversation starters for parents to have with their children about online safety.

Please feel free to download and copy the leaflet and send home in schoolbags on Safer Internet Day. 



Our annual school raffle

We are thrilled to announce that we raised €4600 this year in our school raffle.  A huge thank you goes to pupils and parents for their fund raising efforts, who worked very hard to help us achieve this fantastic amount of money!  This money is much appreciated and will be put to good use in the school.

We would also like to acknowledge the massive amount of work our secretary Paula put in to making the Christmas hampers and prizes.  I think you will all agree that she did an amazing job and we couldn’t do the raffle without her.  Míle buíochas Paula!

Paula with a small selection of the prizes!

Congratulations Lewis Bride!

Lewis Bride’s sponsored fast raised €250.00 for the Capuchin Day centre.  A very worthy cause, the Capuchin Day Centre provides breakfast for the homeless every day.  Due to charity of people like Lewis, the Franciscans have been able to feed between 250/300 people every day.  We are very proud of Lewis in St. Malachys, he has completed a very Christian act of kindness. 


Christmas Carol Service

Our Christmas Carol Service will be held in St. Oliver Plunkett’s Church on Wednesday December 20th from 1pm.

Ms Gilchrist and Mr Cannon’s 3rd class will be performing the Nativity Play.

In addition to our Carol Service, each class will perform one or more Christmas song.  The children have been practicing very hard.  We look forward to seeing you there.

School Christmas Raffle

The school Christmas raffle will be held on the 15th of December. 

Reminder to the children to return their sponsor money as soon as possible.  We have some amazing prizes – thanks to Paula!  Prizes include an impressive food hamper for the child who collects the most amount of money in each class AND…. a HUGE WiFi speaker for the pupil who collect the most amount of raffle money for the school.  

This is an exciting time and we always look forward to the Christmas raffle!