We were thrilled to receive these beautiful art pieces by Rabbi who is the very talented parent of Kgosi and Crystal. It is fantastic to add to the artwork in our corridors with imagery that represents Africa for all the children to see, and for Kgosi and Crystal to see their father’s artwork hung proudly in their school. Thank you Rabbi.
We are delighted to report our 1st/2nd class students have vacated the PE hall for their new Modular Classroom. There was great excitement moving all the furniture across and setting up their classroom for purpose. Well done to everybody to working together to get the room up and running.
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.
In January or 4th-6th class students took part in the Credit Union Table Quizzes. A fun evening was had by all and while no winners on the night, an enjoyable experience for all who took part. Congratulations to those who entered and thank you to Mr. Roberts for organizing this event for the senior students.
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.
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.
Our school is now accepting applications into Junior Infants and the ASD class for September 2024/25. Our Admissions Statement is available to view on the Admissions page of our website and at the entrance to our school. Applications are available on request at the office or by ringing 059-9721021.
On Friday 15th December our students wore their Christmas Jumpers to support the Laura Lynn Foundation. Donations were accepted online and in cash on the day. A huge response was seen with over €200 raised for the charity. Our thanks to everyone who took part. Everybody looked fantastic.
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.
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 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.