Invitation to view our Nursery

If you have a child of pre-school age you are invited to come and view our Nursery setting on Thursday 16th January from 2pm-3pm.  The Nursery staff will be present to answer any questions you may have and to assist you with your online application.  Come along and see our excellent indoor and outdoor facilities, our tailored curriculum and our links with the Primary school.  Experience first hand the warm and welcoming environment we take such pride in offering the community.  We look forward to meeting you on Thursday.

Nursery and Primary 1 Admission information 2020

Parents of prospective Nursery and Primary 1 Pupils

If you have a child that is due to start Primary school or Pre-school in September 2020 you will need to fill out an online admissions form.  The portal for this opens on the 7th January until the 30th January 2020.  It can be found at www.eani.org.uk/digitaladmissions. When the Portal opens we will host an assistance workshop in the school’s ICT suite whereby we can assist you through the process and answer any questions you may have. Date and time to be confirmed.  Admissions are not on a “first come first served” basis but follow our school’s admission criteria which can be viewed on the Education Authorities web page.  The school will require your child’s birth certificate ( which will be returned) and two utility bills which can verify your address.  We look forward to welcoming you to our school and we are happy to help you through the application process.

Christmas wishes and see you early 2020.

Nursery Nativity

This morning our talented Nursery children performed their Nativity play for an assembly hall full of very proud family members.  I am extremely proud of each child in the class for having the confidence to get up in front of such a large group and perform their lines, songs and dances to such a high standard.  Our sincere thanks to Martina Crilly – Creative designs, for her wonderful backdrop, the twinkling lights just made it all the more magical.  Unfortunately we didn’t get any photographs of the group during this mornings performance so if you have any please share.  Thank you very much for your generous donations, we raised almost £300, this is much appreciated.  We will use this money to purchase new small world toys.  Thanks again.

Autumnal Adventures

The Nursery have throughly enjoyed the bright Autumnal days in school, have a look at our photographs to see the adventures we have had.  Our sincere thanks to our Numeracy co-ordinator, Mrs O’Hagan for organising a number treasure hunt; this was in conjunction with Maths week.  It was very exciting and really gave the children the opportunity to spy numbers, shapes and colour in their immediate environment.  We had lots of spooky fun in our sensory room and we finished our term with a fancy dress Halloween party.  Have a safe and happy Halloween from the Nursery crew.

Thanks – from your Board of Governors.

The Board of Governors would like to thank each and every staff member for their hard work and dedication to St Mary’s.  We are so fortunate to have such a wonderful, enthusiastic staff, we appreciate all you do.  Your collective achievements this year were outstanding.  Thanks to the parents of our pupils,  your continuous support is valued.  Enjoy your well deserved break.