Monthly Archives: June 2017


We wish the entire school community a very happy and safe summer holidays. Best of luck to the Sixth Class children as they move on to Secondary school. We look forward to welcoming the incoming Junior Infants along with everyone else back to school on August 31st 2017 at 9:20am.

Graduation Mass Class of 2017

The graduation Mass was held in the Church of the Visitation on Wednesday 28th of June. The Sixth Class children each received a certificate from Canon Duhig following the ceremony. We wish them the very best as they venture on to Secondary school. We are sure they will hold fond memories of their time at Monagea N.S.

Go néirí an t-ádh libh go léir!

Sports’ Day 2017

This year our Sports’ Day was another resounding success owing to many positive factors. Firstly we were blessed with glorious weather. Secondly our wonderful Parents’ Association organised many fun activities for the children both in the pitch and in the school grounds. At 1pm the children participated in a series of races and there was huge delight when the ice-cream van came to deliver a cone for everyone in the entire school. Míle Buíochas to the Parents’ Association for their Trojan work in making the day the massive success it was. Thanks to all parents and past pupils who helped out at the stations. We are all very much looking forward to next year already!

Basketball Blitz

Basketball Blitz

Congratulations to the girls’ basketball team who performed fantastically in their Basketball Blitz in Newcastle West on June 12th. It was a hotly contested event and the girls had wins against Castlemahon and Killoughteen followed by a narrow defeat of two baskets by Scoil Iosaf. At the end of the preliminary rounds Scoil Iosaf and Monagea were tied at the top of the group and had to play again to decide the competition winners. After full time the teams were inseparable and extra time was required. Unfortunately we were defeated in the dying seconds by a single basket. Huge congratulations to the girls who played with such esteem and well done to Aurelie our captain who led the team. Many thanks to Miss Fitzgerald for her hard work in preparing the team and her involvement in organising the event.

Ice-Cream Day in aid of Down Syndrome Ireland

Despite the wet weather we were thrilled to have ice-cream at school on Thursday June 1st 2017. The entire student body each donated €2 for this worthy cause and each child enjoyed some delicious ice-cream and wafers. This annual event is kindly sponsored by HB ice-cream. Dooley’s Super Valu Newcastle West generously donate the wafers so all proceeds go to Down Syndrome Ireland. Many thanks to Mary King for organising and collecting the important goods in town!