Getting Ready to learn – 3year plus Review

Dear Nursery Parents,

Today you will receive a questionnaire from the Health Services. This is part of the Government Early Years Program which encourages closer liaison between Parents, Health Visitors and Early years Educators. The aim of which is to identify any issues or concerns at an early stage and to enable early intervention. Could all questionnaires please be returned no later than Monday the 21st of January. Following from this, there will be a timetable posted in the Nursery foyer, you can choose a suitable time for your one to one appointment with the school’s allocated Health Visitor Caroline Toner. Further information is available on the Education Authorities Web page.

Regards,

P. Byrne

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas

Have a Wonderful Christmas everyone.  The Nursery staff are delighted to announce that from your very generous donations at our Nativity performance we have raised £282 and €60.  We will be able to purchase our outdoor overalls in the New Year, your support is very much appreciated.   Enjoy the magic of Christmas and see you all in 2019.

Christmas at St. Mary’s

Nursery and Foundation Stage have joined with Anne Sullivan International School in Barcelona to work on a project based on pen pals.  We are delighted to have been invited by Cormac Walsh (originally from Mullaghbawn) to participate in this project.  All the children in Nursery, P1 and P2 were excited to watch a video showing the children from the school in Barcelona on their school trip to a sea turtle rescue centre.

Over the past few weeks the children at St. Mary’s have been busy getting ready for Christmas.  These moments have been captured on camera and put together to create a movie.  This movie has been sent to Cormac who was showing it to parents at a Christmas concert in Anne Sullivan International School.

We hope you enjoy watching it as much the children enjoyed making it.

Merry Christmas  to everyone from all in Nursery, P1 and P2.

 

What a busy day !

What a busy day our Nursery gang had today. We welcomed Rotarian Gabriel Byrne and presented him with the shoeboxes kindly donated by parents.  On behalf of the Newry Rotary club, Gabriel expressed his thanks  and appreciation to the school community for our ongoing support.  Then our little stars shone brightly during their nativity performance for a packed out hall, full of proud family members .  They were fantastic and each and everyone of them played their part so well.

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Nursery trip to Newry Fire Station

We had a wonderful trip today to Newry Fire Station.  Our sincere thanks to the Firefighters who treated us so well,  our group were educated, engaged and entertained by the presentation.  We had a lot of aspiring firefighters on the way home. Special thanks to Brian Kirwan, Ben’s Dad who is stationed at the Newry fire department, we appreciate your help in facilitating the visit.

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