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Since 2012, St. Michael's College Junior School has offered a Rang Lan Ghaeilge in the Sixth Class. This provision allows boys to learn all subjects (apart from English) through Irish. In addition to the cultural benefits, as 50% of the Leaving Cert Irish exam will be based on oral and aural work, it is advantageous for pupils to avail of this opportunity before Secondary School. Increasing fluency in a second language also greatly enhances the study of a third language at second level and beyond.

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Yesterday in Donnybrook our Junior Cup team, captained by William Hickey, won the JCT for the 4th time in the schools history. The team, backboned by 11 former Junior School pupils, powered their way to the title with a brilliant 31-17 win over local rivals Blackrock. Tries from Christopher Cosgrave (2), Jack Boyle, Niall Carroll and Zach Harrison insured that all the boys in the Junior School left the game feeling very happy and with dreams of future glory in their head. Congratulations to everyone involved with the team.

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Congratulations to all the boys in First Year on winning the U 13's Cup. The boys beat Blackrock in the final. Junior School past pupil Henry McErlean scored the winning try. This was the third trophy that the team has won this year having already taken home the league and Clongowes 7's earlier this year. There were a number of boys on the team who still have younger brothers in the Junior School.

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Congratulations to the boys in Sixth Form who received the Sacrament of Confirmation on Wednesday, March 22nd. The Chief Celebrant on the day was Monsignor Paul Callan, past pupil of St. Michael's whose presence added so much to the occasion. Sincere thanks to Ms. Crowe, Mr. O'Neill and Mr. Monaghan for preparing the boys so well and to Fr. McGlynn C.S.Sp. for his guidance to the boys throughout the year. We are also grateful to Ms. Larkin and the choir for the beautiful singing which greatly enhanced the ceremony. The choir were accompanied by Ms.

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The first ever swimming club in St. Michael's College Junior school started this term and has proven very successful. The students involved in the Otters Swimming Club have trained with great determination and have shown great confidence in all their strokes as the weeks progressed. The team will attend the Willow Cup Gala next Wednesday 29th March. This will be their first competition as a team this year and we wish them all the best. We would like to thank the Parents Association for supplying swim kit for the team, it is greatly appreciated. 

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This year St. Michael's College Junior School will be represented for the first time by a Sixth Form team. This is a huge achievement for the school and we look forward to the tournament ahead. We would like to thank Cricket Ireland for the support in setting up a team from the school, and the supply of equipment to make it possible to compete. Good luck to all involved.

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Everybody in St. Michael's Junior School was very proud of two of our past pupils, Dan Leavy and Luke McGrath, who made their 6 Nation debuts on Saturday March 18th. The boys both played important roles in helping Ireland to defeat England 13-9. Well done boys! 

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To celebrate St. Patrick's Day all the boys in the school dressed in green today. Each class also prepared a song and poem as gaeilge. 

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On March 8th, Junior Infants, Senior Infants, First Form and Third Form presented their Easter Concerts. It was a most enjoyable evening reflecting a huge amount of work by the teachers and boys involved. Well done and thank you to Mrs. Lambert, Mr. Hogan, Ms. Boden, Mrs. O'Callaghan, Ms. Ryan and Ms. Martin for preparing the boys to such a high standard. 

Thank you also to all guests for the generous donations to the Pontifical Mission Society "Children Helping Children" which amounted to €1571.03.

 

 

 

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Best of luck tomorrow to our Junior Cup Team who play Blackrock in a replay of the JCT Final. The first game was a very tense affair with the final score of 7-7 showing how close the game was. The game is on in Donnybrook Stadium tomorrow at 3pm so everyone get your St. Michael's scarf on and bring your best singing voice to support our boys!