Explanation of elements incorporated in our school crest
St. Michael’s N.S
Book and Pen
Circle of Children
Leaf in Hand
Name of the school
Represents the early Monastic Settlement in Rackwallace and the Catholic ethos of St. Michael’s N.S. It is also representative of the local church of St. Michael’s and the ancient graveyard of Rackwallace which is in close proximity to St. Michael’s N.S.
Represent the ringed fort in which Mhalais lived in the townland of
Rackwallace and the outer circle continues the ripple effect of the
Christian settlement signifying the spread of Religion and Education in the area.
These represent education, learning and knowledge which is at the heart of St. Michael’s N.S
Represents the community spirit that exists in Ardaghey and
Rackwallace. It also represents friendships and inclusiveness which is central to school life in St. Michael’s.
Represents the school and community’s awareness to cherish and care for our
environment through various initiatives e.g. School Garden, Green Flag, Tidy Towns etc.
Depicts the year (1933) St. Michael’s N.S. was built and the
townland (Rackwallace) where the school is situated.