Nepal

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An amazing half term spent in our Connecting Classroom’s school, Jhapa Model English School, Damak, Nepal, visiting and teaching classes and sharing experiences with staff. We look forward to developing our joint project “Zero Waste” and learning more about each others’ school and country.

Irish Dancing Reminder for Parents

Dear Parents,

A reminder that there will be no Irish Dancing today Friday 9th February. Dancing will recommence on 23rd February. If you have already paid for todays session, this will be carried over to the next class.

I hope you all have a lovely break off and get practising your dancing!

Miss White

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Getting ready to learn “Stay and play” session

This morning the Nursery class welcomed their parents in for a “stay and play” session.  Parents had the opportunity to observe the morning routine and to engage in fun play activities.  A great morning was had by all.   This is part of our ongoing “Getting ready to learn” initiative, we are delighted with the positive feedback we are getting about this very worthwhile program.  The next phase will be the “ Big Bedtime Read”, details to follow.

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Chinese Cultural Night

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The pupils’ enthusiasm and enjoyment for learning Chinese Mandarin is always very  evident during lessons but to hear the group sing, recite and dance so confidently for a large audience was truly magnificent! Well done to all!

There were special performances from our Chinese teachers Miss Yan and Ms Candice who recited a W.B. Yeats poem “When You are Old” in Chinese Mandarin. Miss Yan also played the Chinese Hulusi instrument.

 

P7 Catholic Schools Week Assembly

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To launch Catholic Schools Week 2018 (Called to be a Family of Families), P7 planned and presented their own assembly for the KS2 classes. It incorporated prayer, song, drama and ICT. They key message was the importance of family at home, at school and in our parish. P7 also informed the school about the ‘World Meeting of Families,’ which is due to take place later this year in Dublin. Some of the content from the assembly is shown below.

Family Prayer

God made a family, We need one another,

We love one another, We forgive one another,

We work together, We pray together, We worship together,

Together we use God’s word, Together we grow in Christ,

Together we love all people, Together we serve our God,

Together we hope for heaven. These are our hopes and ideals.

Help us to achieve them, O God, through Jesus Christ Our Lord.

Amen.

Class Video to show why St Mary’s is a truly good Catholic School –

 

Irish Dancing Success

Dear Parents,

Our Irish dancing classes commenced yesterday and what a great afternoon it was, filled with lots of laughter and fun.  I am delighted with the overall success of yesterdays after school and you as parents should be so proud of your children as every single child put in 100% effort and was a pleasure to work with. I hope the children had as much fun as I did and I hope to see them all again next week. Over the next couple of weeks we will be working together to compose an Irish dance performance which we will showcase to the school during St Patrick’s week.

I cannot wait to see what next week brings! Have a lovely weekend!

Miss White

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Pupil of the Week

 

Congratulations to this week’s “Pupils’ of the Week”. At KS 2 Assembly this morning we heard about World Religion Day which takes place on Sunday and how “treating others as you would like to be treated yourself” is a common theme to all religions, so it was great to hear so many of our Pupil’s of the Week, were chosen because of the kindness they have shown to others in their classes. Well done everyone!!

Irish Dancing Notice

Dear Parents,

I am delighted with the overall response and interest for the Irish Dancing club beginning on Friday 19th January. I look forward to meeting and working with all the children involved. Irish Dancing classes are now in full capacity! I will be sending a note around tomorrow to all the children involved with more details. If you have any questions do not hesitate to contact me.

I look forward to meeting all the children on Friday.

Miss White

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Happy Christmas

Happy Christmas to all in P3/4. I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas. I’m a very proud teacher after the children’s wonderful performance on Tuesday night. A great end to a busy year. Thankyou for the thoughtful and generous gifts. Now it’s time to sit back and wait for the sleigh bells to ring!