eTwinning Conference

Wishing Mrs Byrne a very safe and successful trip to the Czech Republic where she will participate in an eTwinning Conference with over 200 Foundation teachers from across Europe.

Congratulations Mrs Byrne, who is one of only four teachers, selected from a large number by the British Council to represent the UK at this very prestigious event.

Exciting times ahead for St Mary’s Nursery who will have wonderful experiences working on their eTwinning Project. We look forward to hearing about the conference and your plans for the project.

 

Sometimes the best days just happen …..

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 ……

 

 

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.