Mandarin Student of the Year

As our International Month draws to a close we would like you to join us in congratulating P5 pupil Elise who was awarded Top Student of the Year in Mandarin Speaking.

Elise was chosen from over 4,000 pupils across Northern Ireland by the Confucius Institute at the University of Ulster, Belfast. This is a great achievement for Elise to be chosen from such a high number of students. Congratulations Elise and we look forward to your continued success in the future.

Elise and her family were invited to attend the special Awards Ceremony where she was presented with her award.

Nepalese Visitors

Nepalese Visitors

Excitement is building here at St. Mary’s as we await the arrival of guests from schools across Northern Ireland and Nepal this weekend. The events are part of our Connecting Classrooms through Global Learning Project and will include seminars on: the UN Sustainable Goals, the Google Suite of Apps, Coding and Spheros. We hope also to squeeze in opportunities for our guests to visit some of the many sites of interest around our area.
So “welcome “… “Namaste” to all our visitors we hope you have a safe trip and we will see you soon.

eTwinning Conference

Wishing Mrs Byrne a very safe and successful trip to the Czech Republic where she will participate in an eTwinning Conference with over 200 Foundation teachers from across Europe.

Congratulations Mrs Byrne, who is one of only four teachers, selected from a large number by the British Council to represent the UK at this very prestigious event.

Exciting times ahead for St Mary’s Nursery who will have wonderful experiences working on their eTwinning Project. We look forward to hearing about the conference and your plans for the project.

 

Assembly for Catalan Visitors

Thank you to all our very talented boys and girls who took part in Assembly yesterday morning. With P7 having a lie in after their Confirmation, Thursday night it was the children from P4, P5 and P6 who took the lead, reciting a poem written by P6/7 especially for the occasion, demonstrating Irish dancing and traditional music. Well done, you were great ambassadors for our school and Community.

Our Catalan visitors also treated us to songs in Spanish and Catalan as well as a fabulous gymnastics display. Thank you, we really enjoyed it.

Nepal

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An amazing half term spent in our Connecting Classroom’s school, Jhapa Model English School, Damak, Nepal, visiting and teaching classes and sharing experiences with staff. We look forward to developing our joint project “Zero Waste” and learning more about each others’ school and country.

Digital History Project

Representing the Digital History Group parents Karena McGahan and Kate Quinn presented Miss Mulkerns and Miss Crawley with a specially commissioned Donegal Pen as a token of appreciation on conclusion of the project.

During their visit to Donegal the group heard how the owners of the company ‘Donegal Pen’ Rónán and Conor McGarvey started their very successful business while still attending Scoil Eoin Pol, Loch an Iuir.

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