Thank you Spar Mullaghbawn

Thank you Spar Mullaghbawn

Last week the Nursery walked over to the local Post Office in Spar to post a very important letter to the North Pole.  Our sincere thanks to Grainne and Co for their warm welcome and for very kindly giving each child a selection box , the children were delighted.  The speed of the postal service was extraordinarily fast because when we returned to the Nursery the presents we had asked for from Santa had magically appeared under the tree.  This surprise caused huge excitement, our thanks to those that made the purchase of the toys possible.  We look forward to lots of fun in the New Year with our new resources.

Nursery Nativity ‘21 🎄

Nursery Nativity ‘21 🎄

Dear Family and friends of  the Nursery,

Christmas would not be Christmas without our annual Nursery Nativity play.  We  have gone virtual for a second year now, we really hope you enjoy the performance as much as we enjoyed making it .  Congratulations to our three and four year old superstars, we are very proud of you and your hard work.https://youtu.be/gi9WoCA7oHE
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Maths Week Ireland 2021

It was a busy week in St Mary’s as we celebrated Maths Week Ireland 2021. Everyone from Nursery to P7 enjoyed participating in an array of Maths Week activities. Congratulations to everyone who participated, all of our prize winners, P3a for guessing the correct amount of pumpkins in the jar, P6 for correctly guessing the weight of the pumpkin, and a special shoutout to Master McCoy’s P7 class for winning one of the St. Paul’s Maths Week Challenges. Thank you to everyone who helped to make Maths Week such a great success. Have a lovely Halloween break!

 

On this day 20years ago….

On this day 20years ago….

Twenty years ago today our Nursery unit was officially opened.  It certainly doesn’t seem that long ago, time really does fly when you are having fun.   Back in those days it was a Miss Toale and a Miss Hayes that made up the staff, the names may have changed but we are still enjoying every minute of working together and getting to know each individual  pupil in our care, an estimated 530 children have come through our doors.  Vicki McParland has in recent years joined the staff and together we feel privileged to offer such young children their first experience of school life.   Our sincere thanks to all the Parents, Grandparents, family and friends who have supported St Mary’s Nursery unit over the years.

Enjoy this short video as we begin reeling in the years…..
https://youtu.be/paX7mWpQPCY

Nursery Class 2021

Nursery Class 2021

Dear Parents,

I hope you are keeping safe and well at this time.  We are really looking forward to meeting the class of 21/22 and feel positive that this year will hopefully see a return to some normality.  You will shortly receive a letter regarding our up and coming induction day, Monday 23rd of August, times will be confirmed in the letter.  We will follow the current Covid precautionary measures to ensure your visit is as safe as possible.  On this date you will receive all the information you need regarding your child starting school, the relevant forms and have the opportunity to share any concerns you may have with the class teacher.   The children will meet the staff and explore their new surroundings. If you can’t make this date please let me know and we will do our best to organise a different date.    Below is a photograph of the Nursery uniform available from Daisy, McEvoys and Streets Ahead in Crossmaglen.

If you are entitled to Free school meals please visit the Education Authorities Web page and submit your application ASAP.

If you have any questions please get in touch with me: pbyrne369@c2ken.net.
Looking forward to celebrating the 20th Year of St Mary’s Nursery with you and your child.

Many thanks,

Paula Byrne

Surprise – “Graduation with a difference”

Surprise – “Graduation with a difference”

Dear family and friends of our Nursery,

Today was to be our Graduation Day but sadly we couldn’t host it in the way we had planned.  This amazing group of children will forever go down in the history of our school as the Nursery group that had to finish so abruptly because of the impact of the pandemic.  What a tale for them to tell future generations.  I know there was great disappointment about the Graduation not happening ……. well we couldn’t let that happen.   So as the saying goes, “Here’s one I’ve prepared earlier “, it is not the grand production we had envisaged but I’m sure you will enjoy it and agree that it is a true reflection of how happy and confident the children are in the setting.  The relaxed demeanour of the children you see in this video is often lost when they have to perform for an audience.   As adults we are disappointed about how the year ended, however  the children’s memories of  Nursery are not based on our last week together but rather a year of fun times, security and friendships.  Enjoy our “Graduation with a difference” .  On Tuesday 🤫  you will receive your child’s Graduation photo.  My sincere thanks for your understanding and messages of support this week.
https://youtu.be/hY7adNXHJYc