Handwriting Winners

In January all our students practiced the next writing genre of the year which is narrative writing. To date our students have established writing styles for recount writing and persuasive writing. Each term we celebrate our students by choosing 2 students per classroom who demonstrated care and consideration when writing in the given genre. In January we congratulated the following children for their achievement in this writing genre. Well done to all, and their handwriting is on display in the entrance to the school for any visitors to observe.

St.Brigid’s Day Activities

To mark St.Brigid’s Day, guest speaker Sarah Meyers from Heritage Ireland attended the school to speak with the children of the story of St.Brigid. During her presentation she demonstrated how to make St.Brigid crosses and the history and stories surrounding the Irish Saint. It was a very enjoyable day for the whole school and created a lovely atmosphere of creativity within the school.

Christmas Carol Service 2023

On Tuesday 19th December our school community came together to celebrate a Christmas Carol Service with Rev’d Stotesbury leading us in prayer to which we give thanks for.

Every child performed, and gave a wonderful presentation of the Nativity story. Our thanks to everyone who came to support the school and children in their performances on this evening.

Thank you to Gilbert Smyth who took and shared these wonderful photos for us all to enjoy.

Recount Writing Winners Oct 2023

Since September our students have been busy working on their recount writing as part of our English Literacy whole school plan to focus upon a specific writing genre every 6 weeks. This week at assembly the below students were awarded their certificates, and winners were decided by each class teacher. Comhghairdeas gach duine!

Our next writing genre will be persuasive writing where students will be presenting their arguments why they should be elected onto the student council for 2023-24. Our Junior/Senior infant students will assist the student council this year with colouring in posters and distributing any leaflets around the school. Students from 1st-6th class will be elected onto the Student Council by their peers in each classroom based on their own persuasive writing presentation. Good luck to those who wish to put themselves forward for election.

Leinster Rugby Past Pupil

In September we were delighted to have a visit paid to us by a past pupil Adam Watchorn who has qualified to train with the U18’s Leinster Rugby squad.

Adam Watchorn Leinster Rugby

Adam generously gave his time to our students answering all their questions about what motivated him to start playing rugby and how he fits in his training around school. To add to his generosity he gifted to some students a rugby ball for asking such great questions at the Q&A!

Our students would’ve have gladly continued speaking with Adam for the entire morning if they had their way, and a huge range of questions were asked. Thank you once again to Adam for returning to St.Mary’s.