We welcome all the new pupils who have joined our school this year. Our wish for you is that you will be very happy in Scoil Mháthair Dé and we want you all to achieve to the best of your ability and reach your full potential
We are a diverse school community from many countries and share many cultures, languages, traditions and religions. We are all equal and we are all very happy to belong to the community that is Scoil Mháthair Dé.
We ask you to always try your best, be kind to everybody and show good example. Always keep our school rules. We are all proud of our school and proud of our pupils. It is very important to us that we all respect each other.
Applications for September 2018 are being accepted now. To register interest in a place for a pupil in SMD please download the necessary form . Click on 'Enrolment Application Form' on the green bar at the top of the homepage. Complete and contact the school office 061-317630. Please download and refer to school Enrolment Policy. Thank you.
We are using an exciting new programme called 'My Learner ID'. This is a timely programme for learners to learn ‘how to learn’, to become and be learners. ‘My Learner ID’ gives every young learner a 'voice' and helps children understand and explore how they learn. Importantly it also allows others understand the learning ways of each learner. Couched within Personal Construct Psychology, ‘My Learner ID’ promotes authentic assessment, assessment for learning and for life, learner well-being, learner voice, learner ownership and learner responsibility.
More information @ My Learner ID WebsiteParent Information Video @ Parent Information Video
There is plenty opportunity for our pupils to engage with after school activities in SMD: Irish Dancing, Gaelic Football, Art, Traditional Irish Music, Instrumental Uklele lessons and Drama. You are all invited to get involved.
Pupils in SMD are so lucky to have the opportunity to explore music making with Music Generation tutors on Mondays and Tuesdays where they are exploring musical composition and playing guitar currently. Enjoy!
Pupils are exploring lots of S.T.E.M. activities during Maths Week. Watch this space for lots of photos.
Congratulations to the SMD Debating team from Fifth Class who won today's debate against Scoil Críost Ri. We are very proud of the boys and girls on the Debating Team and wish them every success in the next round. Let the preparations begin for Round 2. The motion of today's debate was 'Today's children will inherit a better world' and our team had to speak against the motion. Well done!
The annual PT meetings for pupils in First-Sixth Classes will be held on Nov 13 and 14, from 3pm-5.30pm each day. Please book your chosen time of appointment with the class teacher online via Aladdin Connect. We are partners, teacher and parents in your child's education and it is very important to have the opportunity to discuss how well your child is getting on in school, to celebrate successes and highlight difficulties that pupils might be having so that we can proactively sort things out together and make a plan for going forward.
UPDATE: Huge thanks to all families for supporting our Cake Sale. We collected €575 for Bluebox.We're delighted! Our Annual Cake Sale for 'Bluebox' therapies held in our school will take place on Wednesday next Oct 24th from 10am-12 noon. All pupils are asked to buy lots of delicious treats on the day as we aim to collect funds for 'Bluebox' therapies in our school. Pupils are asked to bring money to school so they can go to the sale and buy and we will give the money to 'Bluebox'. Parents are kindly asked to bake and buy as without the baking we will have nothing to sell! Thanks in advance!
The Presidential Election is taking place nationally on Friday Oct 26th and the school will be closed as it is being used as a voting station.
UPDATE: We collected €192 today for much needed resources when as all pupils enjoyed 'no-uniform' day. You are invited to contribute €2 online to support our collection and this will remain open online until end of Nov. All of our pupils are encourage to dress up in Fancy-Dress on Thursday next Oct 25th. This year we are collecting €2 from all pupils for much needed Numeracy/ STEM resources. Pupils can choose to dress in a Halloween costume or in an imaginary fancy-dress costume or just simply wear their own clothes on the day. It will be a uniform-free day. Please pay ONLINE. Your support is much appreciated and thank you.