(Our weekly update is being sent a day earlier than usual, in order to provide some advance notice of the Sports Day outlined below).
The P.E Department are planning to take all of the boys to Irishtown Stadium on Friday for a day of sports before the Easter holidays. The boys have been told to come to school at the usual time (but in any sports gear, instead of school uniform). At 8.45am, they go to their first lesson for an attendance check. After that, they will be walked to Irishtown for a day of sports. They will be finished at 2pm and can either leave directly themselves from Irishtown stadium, or can walk back to the school with the supervisors. (In the event of bad weather, everyone will stay in school and have classes as normal for the day).
At school prize day (May 9th), the top performing students in our recent Christmas exams will be recognised. Winners will be informed in the weeks beforehand if they are to receive an award. In addition to academic awards, any student who has represented Leinster or Ireland, or who has won a National Title, will have their achievement recognised. The 1st Years have been asked to let me know if they have reached this level in any sport.
Shoes For Africa
Mr.Leahy (5th Year Head) has asked me to pass the following message to you...
In 2020 St Michael’s College participated in an appeal called ‘In My Shoes’ which collected unwanted sports shoes from school children in Ireland for shipping and distribution to children in townships in South Africa. When the campaign was run in 2020, a total of 12,000 pairs of shoes were collected – of which 350 pairs came from St Michael’s! We are taking part again this year and the idea is very simple. Can all parents and students check at home whether they have unwanted sports shoes which are in good condition which they are willing to bring into the school in the two weeks after Easter. The sports shoes will then be collected from the school on an agreed date and brought to a central collection centre, where they are sorted and boxed for shipment to South Africa. Collection dates are expected in the last two weeks of April and your son can leave them in a box/bag that is outside his Year Head’s Office.
Some further information is available on the website by CLICKING HERE. The campaign is run on a purely voluntary basis with UPS couriers supporting by collecting and shipping the shoes at no charge. There is no request for any monetary donations. You can also see a short video by CLICKING HERE. Many thanks for your help.
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