St Mary’s Got Talent

St Mary’s pupils certainly proved that there is plenty of talent in our school!

We had comedians, magicians, singers, dancers, musicians, gymnasts and footballers who entertained a very appreciative audience  this morning.

Congratulations to our Student Council who organised a fantastic show and encouraged pupils to display their many talents.

 

 

Grow Your Own Picnic

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The Nursery were busy bees yesterday at Finnegans Nursery. We had a delightful day filled with fun and happiness outside in the garden. Previously, the children have been planting and growing different vegetables and fruit, and yesterday they finally got to enjoy and eat them with their picnic. We went on a magical walk through the garden and looked at all the different plants and trees. Then we used our mathematical skills and measured each other to see who was the tallest! A truly enjoyable morning!

I hope you enjoy the photos and we would like to thank you for supporting the scheme ‘Grow Your Own Picnic’.

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Sports Day 2018

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St Mary’s whole school Sports Day took place on Wednesday. We were blessed with magnificent weather and the children 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. Thanks also to Mrs McKeown for providing the music and to the P7 pupils who operated the ice cream stand. It was a busy day and all of the children went home with a big smile on their face.

Exciting times ……

Today was such a special day in the Nursery as our new climbing frame arrived.  I really think the staff were more excited than the kids.   I’m sure you will agree the new apparatus really has that WOW factor.  Our sincere thanks to Peter McParland for his creativity, his skills and most importantly for giving up his time to plan and create the frame.  Today he was assisted by Noel McParland, our thanks to Noel for all he has done for the Nursery.  We are indebted to these gents for their interest and support.  For years we envisaged having an outdoor area that would challenge the children and provide hours of fun, well now we do !  In the current financial situation the Education system is in we could never have achieved this, it was the support given to us from the community during our recent fundraising efforts that made this possible.   We are so appreciative.  This is phase 1 of our project, there is much more to come.

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Safer Internet Day

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“Create, connect and share respect: A better internet starts with you”

Safer Internet Day will celebrated globally on Tuesday 6th February so join us and 1000s  of organisations across the world to celebrate this very important day.

We are inviting all Parents/ Guardians and Pupils to visit the Internet Safety page on our school website for useful information and updates. http://stmarysps.org/internet-safety

Follow the links on the page to the many resources available for pupils and parents / guardians

Why not take the Safer Internet Day Quiz online? https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/safer-internet-day/2018/safer-internet-day-quiz-2018

 

Getting ready to learn “Stay and play” session

This morning the Nursery class welcomed their parents in for a “stay and play” session.  Parents had the opportunity to observe the morning routine and to engage in fun play activities.  A great morning was had by all.   This is part of our ongoing “Getting ready to learn” initiative, we are delighted with the positive feedback we are getting about this very worthwhile program.  The next phase will be the “ Big Bedtime Read”, details to follow.

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