St Mary’s Whole School Sports Day took place in early June. All of our pupils enjoyed a full day of activities. A huge thanks to SPAR Mullaghbawn, who again sponsored packs for every child in the school. This is an extremely generous act and is much appreciated by everyone associated with the school. It was a busy day and all of the children went home with a big smile on their face.
Our sincere thanks to Nursery Parents for their generous contributions to Amanda’s good health journey. Donations were made at our recent Graduation Ceremony totalling to almost £300. The upcoming quiz in the club promises to be a great night, so please show your support.
Following from my recent trip to Prague at the start of June, I am delighted to announce that our Nursery is eTwinned with a Kindergarten in Norway. The Scandinavian approach to play is extremely interesting and I’m really looking forward to introducing new ideas that I have learnt from our Norwegian friends and to continue developing our project. It is an honour to be part of the exciting eTwinning network.
Thank you for all the well wishes that I received on the school’s Facebook page, it meant a lot and showing it to other participants they all commented on what a supportive school community we have.
The sun shone brightly for this year’s Graduates special day. We were delighted at the turn out of family and friends of the school to support our superstars ! Well done to those who participated in our parents race, I believe it went down to a photo finish in the end ! Thanks to Mary Toal in Ti Chulainn for helping us prepare the room for today and for her assistance with the refreshments. The delicious treats were in abundance and thoroughly enjoyed by all – so our thanks to parents for this. Tomorrow we will announce the total raised for one of our Nursery mums – Amanda McTaggart, #Action-4-Amanda. It was great to see Amanda there today and we are pleased to be able to help out in a small way. I am so proud of each and every child that participated today, your confidence shown through with your enthusiastic dance moves and fantastic singing. Finally, on behalf of all the Nursery staff we would like to express our sincere thanks for your very generous and thoughtful gift. It is very much appreciated.
Unfortunately we didn’t get any snaps from the day so please feel free to share memories of this special day.
The Nursery would like to thank Mrs O’Hagan, her P3class and Finnegan’s Nursery for coming over this morning and performing “Operation transformation”on our garden. They weeded, planted and watered a new sensory patch and added splashes of colour and scent all around. As a thank you we all shared morning snack outside and the ice lollies went down a treat. We then made the most of the sunny day with the P3s and Nursery enjoying an outdoor play session together, finishing our impromptu fun day with a magical dramatised story in our Willow Hut. School days really are the best ……
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.
Our sincere thanks to Gary Ferris and SAF construction for tarring our garden path. It is so much safer and really improves the overall appearance of the outdoor area. We really appreciate the time and expertise that you gave to us.
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.