postheadericon Our 4th class artists!

Dean Harris, Alex Brereton and Eric Maxwell from 4th Class were runners up in the art competition held by ‘Pure Chemist.’ The boys received 25 euro vouchers for Easons as their prize.

They are very proud of their summer themed paintings. Well done boys!


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postheadericon 4th class win Young Artists Competition!

The boys in 4th Class held back stiff competition from the local schools with South County Dublin to become this years ‘class winners’ of the Young Artists Competition.

The children with asked to create a picture of Livvie the Bear, the mascot for the Retail Park Liffey Valley and of Lizzy, the character from The Echo children’s weekly story.

Livvie the Bear visited 4th class and presented the boys with certificates, goody bags, arts and crafts and vouchers.

The boys were delighted to meet Livvie, receive their prizes and to see that their hard work paid off. The also get their picture in the local paper, The Echo!


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postheadericon Junior Einsteins

Pupils from 4th and 5th class put their science skills to the test last week when a real life scientist came into the school to show them lots of different experiments.They even learnt how to make their own slime!

postheadericon Indoor Rowing

The boys from 4th,5th and 6th classes were presented with their medals for indoor rowing.

This competition was organized by the Dublin City Council Municipal Rowing Centre in Islandbridge, with an aim of selecting a team to compete in an Inter schools rowing competition. We had two sessions when the coaches brought rowing machines to the school. The boys were instructed on the use of the machines and then timed over 500 metres. The boys really enjoyed the experience and we all hope this becomes an annual event to go with the weekly rowing sessions for 6th class.


4th Class

Gold    Eric Maxwell

Silver   Kian Barry

Bronze Kelvin Kerfort  Ryan Mc Guinness

5th Class

Gold    Sean Russell

Silver Aaron Clarke     

Bronze Jason Plesca    Kian Corbally  

6th Class

Gold    Adam Bance

Silver   Ryan Griffin    Bronze                       

Craig Howard  Adam Muhammad

Adam Bance, Ryan Griffin and Craig Howard will now go on to represent the school in the first Primary Schools Indoor Rowing Competition. This event takes place in the Rotunda Room,  City Hall, Dame Street  on April 15th at 10.00.

We wish the boys the very best of luck and we know they will represent Mary Queen of Angels to the best of their ability.


postheadericon Primary Schools Indoor Rowing League

The coaches from Dublin City Council Municipal Rowing Centre are currently coaching 4th, 5th and 6th classes in the use of rowing machines, with a view to the school participating in a Primary Schools Rowing League. Gar, Colm and Alan brought six professional rowing machines to the school and instructed the boys in the techniques involved . After warm up and some free practice they had the boys row in unison, a very important aspect of team rowing. Then the highlight of the day was the time trial which got everybody really excited competing against the rest of the class.

For 4th and 5th classes this was their first time and they were timed over 250 metres. The experienced rowers from sixth class, who have been rowing for almost a year now, faced a stiffer challenge and were timed over 500 metres. Overall some very fast times were recorded. The coaches will return next week to select the four fastest rowers to represent the school and the boys are really looking forward to bettering their own times .

postheadericon 4th class 2014


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postheadericon Credit Union Quiz 2014

Well done to the boys from 4th, 5th and 6th class who participated in this year’s annual credit union quiz. 5th Class teams showed their super general knowledge skills with MQA2 taking 1st place in the Quiz and MQA1 securing 2nd place. Well done to all those who took part and thanks to the local Ballyfermot Credit Union and the BLCO for running the quiz.

postheadericon Our Budding Star!

Ben R

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We are all very excited here at Mary Queen of Angels 1 after hearing the news that Ben Dunne from 4th Class has signed a record deal! Ben, who raps under the name Ben R, has released his first single ‘ Top of the Food Chain.’ An amazing achievement for a nine year old! He already has  a number of appearances lined up and will even support Grammy- award winning US rap group Bones Thugs-n-Harmony in May. Ben will appear on The Late Late Show this Friday so make sure you tune in to see our little star. Congratulations Ben, we are all very proud of you!

The Echo Newspaper

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postheadericon 4th CLASS WINTER 2013

postheadericon 4th Class 2013


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