Congratulations to pupils who have been working hard to achieve Pupil of the Week for showing kindness, having a positive attitude, working independently and impeccable manners. Well done!
A huge congratulations to all the stars of Monday nights ‘Prickly Hay Nativity Hoedown’. Many thanks to all our family and friends for coming along to our show and making it such a special night. Thanks to your generosity we are a step closer to purchasing our climbing frame so watch this space!!!! Finally a big thanks to Martina Crilly of Creative Designs and Ti Chulainn for all their help in preparing for our nativity.
Merry Christmas from all in P1 and P2
P1B had a brilliant day at the Bluebell Lane Santa Experience. We listened to stories read by Mrs Claus, met some of Santa’s elves, had hot chocolate and marshmallows, got a ride in Santa’s very special sleigh and we all got a present from Santa. Thanks to Sharon and Padraig for a very memorable experience and we are already looking forward to returning next year!
Wishing you all a very merry Christmas
From all in P1B
A huge congratulations to all the stars of last nights ‘Prickly Hay Nativity Hoedown’. Many thanks to all our family and friends for coming along to our show and making it such a special night. Thanks to your generosity we are a step closer to purchasing our climbing frame so watch this space!!!! Finally a big thanks to Martina Crilly of Creative Designs and Ti Chulainn for all their help in preparing for our nativity.
Merry Christmas from all in P1 and P2
If you have a child due to start Primary school or Pre-school in September 2020, you will need to fill out an online Admission Form. The portal for this opens on the 7th of January and remains open until January, 30th 2020. It can be found at the following link:
In January, we will host a workshop in the I.C.T. suite, during which we can assist you with the on-line application process and answer any questions you may have. The date and time of this Workshop is yet to be confirmed, watch our Website, Facebook and Twitter feeds for further notification.
Parents, please note admissions are not on a “first come first served” basis, but follow our school’s admission criteria which can be viewed on the Education Authority’s Web Page.
In addition, to completing the online form you will need to supply your child’s birth certificate, (which will be returned to you) and two utility bills which verify your address.
We take this opportunity to wish you a very Happy Christmas and New Year, and we look forward to welcoming you to our Admissions’ Workshop in January 2020.
Another busy few days ahead for pupils and staff, before well deserved holidays on Friday… Here are a few key dates and times.
Monday, 16th December:
P1/2 Nativity Play- “Prickly Hay Nativity Hoedown” in Ti Chulainn @7.30 pm. All P1 and P2 pupils taking part to be in Ti Chulainn for 7 pm on the night.
Christmas Party Dinner- party food is on the menu at dinner and everyone can wear party/festive clothes if they wish. There will be a free raffle for all those taking dinner with prizes kindly donated by the kitchen staff.
Tuesday, 17th December:
P1/P2 Pupils’ Trip to Bluebell Lane, Santa Experience. Leaving school at 9.40 am they will return in time for school dinners. Festive wear is the order of the day: Christmas jumpers, Santa hats, but remember to wrap up well, a coat, scarf, gloves, an extra pair of socks and wellies would be recommended.
P3/4 Nativity Play- “An Irish Barnyard Christmas” @ 7.30 pm in St. Mary’s School Assembly Hall. Join P3 and P4 pupils as they tell a tale of an Irish Christmas, long ago.
Wednesday, 18th December:
P5’s turn this time, with their Nativity, “Peace on Earth”@ 10.30 am and again at 7.00 pm in St. Mary’s Church. All are welcome to come along and join with P5 as they tell the story of Christmas, but with a few updates of course!
Thursday, 19th December:
Nursery Trip- our Nursery Class are off to visit Santa- pupils will need to bring a packed lunch.
Hospice Presentation: Over the past weeks we have been collecting for the Southern Area and Children’s Hospices in memory of our former V.P. friend and colleague Mrs Anne Murphy, we hope to make the presentation on Thursday. We will let you know our final tally at that time.
St. Vincent de Paul- KS2 classes: P5, P5/6, P6 and P7 have also been collecting for St. Vincent de Paul and we will be purchasing gift vouchers for shops such as O’ Neill’s. The young people who receive these vouchers as their Christmas Presents, will then be able to choose sport’s wear of their choice. We hope also to have these ready to hand over on Thursday. We have asked each KS 2 child to make a small donation from their own money towards this worthy cause.
Friday, 21st December:
We will be closing at 11.30 on Friday, for our Christmas Holidays for a well- deserved rest for pupils and staff alike.
A big thank you to all our Parents and Friends of St. Mary’s for your support over what has been a busy term and in advance for your support at our many events this week. We hope you enjoy each and every performance and that they bring the true meaning of Christmas to life for everyone.
A very Happy and Peaceful Christmas and New Year to all, from the Pupils and Staff of St. Mary’s.
Parents of prospective Nursery and Primary 1 Pupils
If you have a child that is due to start Primary school or Pre-school in September 2020 you will need to fill out an online admissions form. The portal for this opens on the 7th January until the 30th January 2020. It can be found at www.eani.org.uk/digitaladmissions. When the Portal opens we will host an assistance workshop in the school’s ICT suite whereby we can assist you through the process and answer any questions you may have. Date and time to be confirmed. Admissions are not on a “first come first served” basis but follow our school’s admission criteria which can be viewed on the Education Authorities web page. The school will require your child’s birth certificate ( which will be returned) and two utility bills which can verify your address. We look forward to welcoming you to our school and we are happy to help you through the application process.
Christmas wishes and see you early 2020.
P1 & P2 have been working hard all week learning songs for their Christmas play. They will perform their Prickly Hay Nativity Hoedown in Ti Chulainn on Monday 16th December @ 7.30pm. Tickets will be on sale all next week in the assembly hall @ 9am. Adults £5 and children £2 with all proceeds going towards our climbing frame project. Looking forward to seeing you all there.
P1 had lots of fun learning and performing some traditional Irish ballads for the Erasmus project.