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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Farm Safety Talk

farm-safety_featureTomorrow morning we have a visitor in school, to give a talk on Farm Safety to classes P 1-P 7. Whilst we know not everyone lives on a farm, we do all live in a rural setting with farms and farm land around us and as we tragically know, farms can be very dangerous places. The talk will focus on safety around machinery, animals and slurry pits. Classes will attend in 2 groups: P 1 to P 4 at 9.30 am and P 5 to P 7 at 10.15 am. (Nursery will not be attending)


Internet Safety Workshop


Tuesday 28th November,

@ 7.00 pm

St. Mary’s Primary School

Once again we would like to invite all Parents / Guardians to this free workshop where you will learn about:

* Internet Browser security*

*Safe searching*

*Internet filters*

*Social networking*


*”Hot” websites that may cause concern*

Feedback from previous years’ workshops was very positive. Parents attending commented on the practical tips and advice shared by our experts , one parent evaluation read, “Very useful advice and easy to apply”.

So we are strongly recommending all Parents / Guardians to come along Tuesday night. With Tablets, PC’s and mobile phones on many Christmas  Lists, knowledge around internet safety is paramount to keeping our children safe. We are confident you will find this workshop very useful and informative.