It was a busy week in St Mary’s as we celebrated Maths Week Ireland 2021. Everyone from Nursery to P7 enjoyed participating in an array of Maths Week activities. Congratulations to everyone who participated, all of our prize winners, P3a for guessing the correct amount of pumpkins in the jar, P6 for correctly guessing the weight of the pumpkin, and a special shoutout to Master McCoy’s P7 class for winning one of the St. Paul’s Maths Week Challenges. Thank you to everyone who helped to make Maths Week such a great success. Have a lovely Halloween break!
I am delighted to inform you that we have funding for an additional teaching post. This additional teacher will mean we can reduce class sizes in our Foundation and KS1 classes, (that is P1 to P4 classes). As a result I am in the process of revising class lists for pupils’ return to school on September 1st.
P Mc Donnell
I am delighted to now invite our P4 Pupils to join us for some Summer Fun!!!!! 😎
Where? St Mary’s Primary School
When? Monday 5th to Friday 23rd of July
Time? 9:30 am to 2:00 pm Daily
To meet with friends… (and maybe even make some new ones!)
Activities: Sports, Games, Dance, Irish, Spanish, Gardening, Outdoor activities, Music, Art, Science…and LOTS OF FUN !!!!
Please note this is NOT a catch-up scheme, the focus is on well being, creative activities and FUN!
The Scheme will operate in line with current Covid regulations, i.e. “Bubbles”.
Please return all replies, as soon as possible and no later than this Friday,(18th June) to secure a place. Notes will be sent home.
(We will offer places to P3 Year Group next if spaces are not all filled)
Miss Mulkerns- email@example.com
They might get messy 😱 so… old clothes advised! 😁
Dear Parent / Guardian,
This year, our traditional Sports Day event is going to be a little different. Each year group will be designated a specific day over the course of a “Sports Week” for their own Sports Day. The timetable for all year groups has been copied above. If you have difficulty viewing the timetable, please try clicking the link below it which will open a PDF version of this message. A hard copy will also be sent home with the eldest child in each family tomorrow (Thursday).
On their Sports Day, pupils should wear their tracksuit / shorts and bring a hat, sun cream and a bottle of water. Unfortunately, we cannot welcome any parents / guardians into the school this year for Sports Day, again due to the ongoing restrictions. Fingers crossed the weather remains in our favour as we move into next week.
Kind Regards, Mr McDonnell.
Last Thursday afternoon saw the “Finals Day” competition for St Mary’s Cross Country 2021. Over the previous 3 weeks, pupils from P4-P7 practised 3 times per week. There was a great improvement across the board and some serious determination on display. Keeping active remains such an important aspect of our pupils’ daily lives as it helps to bring about a positive impact on their physical and mental health.
All pupils from P4-P7 were presented with certificates to commend them for their efforts over the past 3 weeks. There were also medals for 1st / 2nd / 3rd place in each race. Check out some of the photos below from a great afternoon’s fun. Well done to each and every pupil who took part!
Next up in this Summer term is Sports Day, which will also have to be a little different this year. More information coming very soon…
Best wishes to all our P4 Boys and Girls who make their First Holy Communion tomorrow, the whole school community is very proud of how you have prepared for this very special day.
For all your family and friends who would like to share the occasion with you, a link is given below to the live stream from St Mary’s Church. The link will be the same for both ceremonies.
It was a big day for our P4 pupils today as they received the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Thank you to Fr. Emlyn for putting everyone at ease and to their teachers Miss Murphy and Miss Hughes for preparing them for this important occasion. A special well done to the boys and girls for their reverent and prayerful participation in the ceremony. The prayers of the whole school community are with you, as you now prepare for your First Holy Communion.
Dear P4 Parents/Guardians,
Please note the following dates and times, which have been confirmed with Fr Emlyn for the Sacraments of Reconciliation, (First Confession) and First Communion.
First Confession- Children will receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation, on Thursday, 13th May @ 11 am. Only pupils and teachers will be in attendance for the Ceremony. Children should wear full school uniform.
First Communion- First Communion will take place on Saturday, 22nd of May as follows:
Miss Hughes’s Group at 11 am
Miss Murphy’s Group at 2 pm.
Each child can be accompanied by 2 guests.
We ask that you are in the chapel and seated 15 minutes before the ceremony begins.
Miss R Hughes & Miss C Murphy