Anti-Bullying Week- Day 3

Odd Socks Day…What is it?

“Odd Socks Day” is an opportunity to encourage pupils to express themselves… to celebrate their individuality and what makes them unique! Most importantly, Odd Socks Day is designed to be fun!!!!

There is no pressure to wear the latest fashion, or to buy expensive socks.  All you have to do to take part, is wear odd socks to school, it couldn’t be simpler!

Odd Socks Day at St Mary’s will take place this Friday, the 15th of November, as part of our Anti-Bullying Week activities. Get creative everyone!

 

Anti-Bullying Week – Day 2

Anti-Bullying Week – Day 2

Andy Day, CBeebies star and his band, “Andy and the Odd Socks”, have written an amazing song called “Change“, especially for Anti-Bullying Week 2019. The lyrics are based on this year’s theme Change Starts With Us. Classes have been listening to the song and singing along. As change starts with conversation, we are sharing the link with Parents, to listen with, talk about and maybe sing along with your child!

A date to remember:  Friday is St Mary’s Odd Sock day, watch this space for more information about it.

https://youtu.be/zBrPy3ZXGzk

 

Anti- Bullying Week- Day 1

BIG NEWS….

Anti-Bullying Week is happening in our school this week.

This year the theme is:  Change Starts With Us. We heard at Assembly on Friday that ….

Even a small change can make a big difference.

Whether it is verbal, physical, online or in-person, bullying can have a significant impact on someone’s life. By each of us making small, simple changes, we can help break this cycle and create a happier, safer environment for everyone… 

This year’s motto is:

Change starts here.
Change starts now.
Change starts with us.

We ask Parents to Watch this year’s video campaign message, (link below), shown at Assembly on Friday. Pupils have been asked to think about small changes they can make and to pledge to make changes, so that together we can make a big difference. We will tell you more about activities we are working on as the week goes on… Watch this space 😀

Student Council Elections

Student Council Elections

Some photos from our Student Council Presentations on Friday…. a lot of thought went into the presentations and speeches and some really good ideas were put forward which we look forward to discussing further when we have our first meeting later this week.

A huge well done to everyone who took part, it’s not easy to stand up and deliver a presentation or speech in front of your peers, much less take questions from the floor, definitely a few politicians in the making!

Student Council Elections

The corridors are festooned with campaign posters ahead of tomorrow’s elections for positions on our Student Council. Many of the changes in our school over the last few years have come about because of ideas and proposals from the Student Council. We are sure that this year will be no different, many interesting proposals have already been put forward on election posters. Tomorrow P4-P7 pupils will hear the speeches and presentations of their year group peers before they cast their vote. Good luck to everyone who is taking part and well done on all the work you have put into your election campaign so far.

Student Council 2018/19

Student Council 2018/19

9b653330-23ca-4229-bd0e-1a1d647e2621We held our first Student Council Meeting of 2018/19 this afternoon at which the positions of Chairperson, Vice Chairperson, Secretary, Treasurer and Press Secretary were filled, by Katie, Eoin, Oisin, Ella and Conor. Now that these important positions have been filled we are ready to get down to work!

We are holding “Anti -Bullying Week” next week so we will be busy organising events to mark the week. Watch this space for more information.

 

 

St. Mary’s Got Talent!!!

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We are looking for dancers, singers, musicians, comedians…. from all classes, for our first ever “St. Mary’s Got Talent, Show“! It promises to be a great afternoon of entertainment… indeed if early indications are anything to go by we will have to start at 9.10 am as soon as the morning bell rings, to fit in all the acts signed up!

It’s being organised by our Student Council who are busy, making posters, and signing up acts, from individuals, groups and classes. So any budding entertainers, if you haven’t already signed up, get in touch with your Student Council Representatives.

All those taking part please note, you have until Wednesday, to have your act polished and ready for performance. If you intend using a sound track, please speak to your teacher before Wednesday.

All classes are invited to watch, entrance is £1/pupil, with all money raised  going towards school funds.