A Talk for Parents

A Talk for Parents

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. 

Literacy Week Launch

Thank you to our Junior Librarians who informed us at Assembly of all the exciting events taking place next week for Literacy Week.

On Monday, 4th of March, we have a visit from local author Declan Carville. Declan is author of a number of titles including: The Fairy Glen, A Day to Remember at the Giant’s Causeway and Valentine O’ Byrne Irish Dancer.

As part of the “Author Visit” there will be a book signing in school on Monday and an opportunity for everyone to buy a book and to have it signed. Three titles will be available for sale: The Magic Harp, Billy, where have all your friends gone?  and Nelly Fandango. The oldest in families received a sheet with additional information on these titles. The cost / book is £5.

Parents may accompany children to book signings at the times indicated below, otherwise please place money in an envelope with the name of the book you wish to purchase clearly indicated.

Times for Book Signings:

1.15- 1.45 pm Nursery Pupils in Nursery

1.45-2.15 pm P1, P2 and P3 in Accelerated Reading Room

2.45-3.15 pm P5, P6 and P7 in Library.

 

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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