Applications for Primary and Nursery – September 2018

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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.

St Vincent de Paul Christmas Charity

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!

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Michael J Murphy Winter School

Our Primary 6 pupils are super excited to be involved in this year’s Michael J Murphy,Winter School. They will open the weekend’s events with the showcasing of their “Digital History” films, each based around a historic site in the area. If you have a “QR Reader” on your phone and are attending any of the events over the weekend, view their films for yourself, the QR codes will be on display at the event.

Digital History Project

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Dear Parent,

Last term we applied for and received funding along with our partner school, Scoil Eoin Pol, Loch an Iuir from the South’s Department of Culture, Gaeltacht and Rural Affairs. This money was to jointly work on a “Digital History Project”, which would bring both Communities together whilst exchanging skills between the generation: parent/grandparent and child.

So over the past 6/8 weeks, a Group of 6, P6 pupils and parent have worked together to produce a series of 6 short films based on historical sites in the area. They have researched, interviewed, photographed and learnt how to use I Movie and the end products are truely wonderful. We have created QR codes for each film and these will be placed at the sites, where they can be accessed by anyone visiting. On scanning the code the film will pop up and can be viewed.

We are delighted to say that the hard work that both pupils and parents have put into their movies is to be recognised next Friday, the 24th of November, when they have been asked to showcase their films as the opening event of the Michael J Murphy, Winter School which runs over the weekend in Ti Chulain. In addition pupils from both P6 and P6/7 classes have been asked to attend the showcasing and to stay on for further events taking place.

Pupils from both classes can wear their PE uniform but must take a packed lunch with them to school on the day.

Miss Crawley and Miss Mulkerns