St Brigid’s Day is the first day of Spring and Spring was definitely in the air today when we visited the Shrine and Faughart Old Graveyard. We were blessed with glorious sunshine and as well as learning about St. Brigid and the stations of the cross we also took in a little history, geography and maths. Hope you enjoy our photos they were taken by one of our P7 pupils.
Today is the Feast of St Bridget and to mark the occasion, two classes, Miss Crawley’s P6 and Miss Mulkerns’s P6/7 will travel to St. Bridget’s Shrine at Faughart tomorrow. Pupils should wrap up well, please make sure to have a waterproof coat. We will leave at 9.30 and we will be back in plenty of time for dinner at 12.30.
A reminder that after-school Gaelic will return tomorrow after the January break (weather permitting). It is P6 week and pick-up is @4.10pm. Remember to bring all of the usual gear, including a gum-shield and warm clothes.
Gardening Club is well under way for Term 2. As a result of the cold weather, the group worked inside with Alison this week, planting cabbage and lettuce seeds. They will return to the polytunnel next week to continue work on the raised beds.
The school has received promotional leaflets from The Abbey CBS & St Colman’s College regarding their Open Days. The principal or vice-principal of these schools will also come out to see the P7 boys over the course of the next week. Please see the attachments for details.
REMINDER FOR PARENTS
CLOSING DATE FOR NURSERY AND PRIMARY ONE APPLICATIONS IS
WEDNESDAY 10TH JANUARY AT 12 NOON.
Application forms are available from the school office or can be downloaded from the Southern Education Authority’s website. Birth certificate and 2 utility bills confirming proof of addressed are required.
P6, P6/7 & P7 pupils undertook a special Christmas mission over the course of the past two weeks. They decided to select three ‘gift idea tags’ from the St Vincent de Paul Christmas tree in St Mary’s Church and raise money towards it. The Student council organised a very successful Christmas Jumper Day and the older pupils brought in a little extra from their own savings. A great sum of money was raised and a representative from each class returned the gifts back to the church this morning. There were £50 vouchers for Smyths, The Quays & The Buttercrane.
As well as this, pupils in KS2 (P5, P6, P6/7 & P7) prepared a very special assembly that highlighted the importance of thinking of those less fortunate than ourselves at this time of the year. KS1 were that inspired by the presentation that they then chose St Vincent de Paul as their charity of choice to present the proceeds from their Christmas Concert raffle. Everyone in St Mary’s is very much in the spirit of giving this Christmas and it feels… GREAT!