What a beautiful day to celebrate the first day of May. The Nursery class and the “Tubbies” Mother and Toddler group decorated a tree beside the Community hall to celebrate the ancient festival of Bealtaine. Each child participated and really enjoyed their outing. Check out the tree when you are passing, it looks really well.
We are delighted with the response there has been for the informal talk/discussion, “Helping Small Children Cope with Big Feelings”, for Parents of pupils, from Nursery to P4.
As advertised numbers at this event are limited and response has been so great that we have spoken with the facilitator Dr. Jane Mc Evoy and have secured her services for a second, repeat event on the following Wednesday, 17th of April.
At this stage, we have filled all available spaces on both nights and we will be in touch to confirm dates with those parents who have already returned reply slips tomorrow. Anyone still interested please return your reply slip and we will keep you on our reserve list in the event that someone drops out.
”Getting ready to learn” presentation will take place tonight at 7pm in the Nursery Unit. See you there.
Yesterday we joined in a worldwide celebration in support of those with Down Syndrome. Wearing our odd socks with pride, we had a wonderful day discussing everyone’s talents and abilities. Such young children see the world in such a straightforward way and it is a tonic to hear what Down syndrome means to them. Their comments about Aaron included, “He is the same as me only he can run faster”, “ He gives me seven hugs everyday”, “ He is very good at drawing”, He loves Mr Tumble and Peppa”, “ I like building blocks with him”…… The fondness all the class spoke of Aaron clearly shows the huge impression he has made on them and indeed us, the staff. Aaron brightens every day with his huge personality, his sense of humour, his love and a natural inclination to give a hug just when it is needed most.
We are delighted to offer the Parents of Pupils, from Nursery to P4, the opportunity to attend an informal talk, to be given by, Dr. Jane Mc Evoy, Child Clinical Psychologist.
“Helping Small Children Cope with Big Feelings”
On Wednesday, 10th of April, at 7.30 pm in school
Upset, anger, disappointment, worry, frustration, jealousy,
sadness, feeling left out…. can all be overwhelming for small children. When children become overwhelmed it can be hard to not become overwhelmed yourself!
In this relaxed event:
Learn how to support your child when ‘big’ feelings happen.
Reflect on ways in which you can stay calm when they are in chaos
Learn ways to build their emotional resiliency for the future.
Jane has 26 years experience working as a Clinical Psychologist with children, young people and families. This has been in Primary Care and CAMHS services, both in the UK and Ireland. She regularly delivers seminars and workshops to parents, teachers and other professionals. Jane has also been Honorary Lecturer at the University of East London and Queen’s University Belfast.
As there are a limited number of places and we expect high demand, we ask Parents who are interested to return the reply slip which will be distributed to the oldest in families, as soon as possible to secure their place and to avoid disappointment.
Big excitement today for the 1st week of St Mary’s annual 50/50 Draw!
Congratulations to P5/6 pupil Eimear who won the £120 prize! Eimear is pictured with her mammy and Mrs Byrne.
Thank you to all pupils who were busy selling tickets right up to draw-time. Tickets will be on sale again Tuesday morning.