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
It is hard to believe that today is the last of our 3 week summer camp. We have had so much fun and learnt a lot!
A special thanks this week to Michaela from Sentinus who helped us make our own space rockets which we launched; to Aoife Garvey who presented us all with Certificates of Achievement for our drumming progress; to Vanessa from the AmmA Centre who taught us about animation and we made our own movies; to Kathleen from An Tobar who helped us brighten our school and homes with beautiful flowers and to Sinead who gave us another wonderful art class today! The pictures are fantastic.
Thank you to all the parents for their support over the past three weeks and we hope that the children have enjoyed the last 3 weeks! We also hope that everyone enjoys their summer and stays safe!!
Week 1 of our summer camp is complete and what a week it was! The happy faces in these pictures say it all. Everyone had so much fun and lots of brilliant memories were made this week for all involved. We hope next week is just as great.
A special thank you to Aoife Garvey with the African drums, Niall from the AmmA Centre teaching about “Sound Maps” and the art teacher Sinead Campbell of “The Art and Design Factory.” Your workshops were brilliant and we are so thankful.
A reminder of times for any new children starting next week:
Summer camp starts at 9:30am and finishes at 2pm.
P4 children are to be dropped off/picked up in the nursery car park.
P5 and P6 children are to be dropped off/picked up in the main car park.
Dear Parents / Guardians
Few reminders about St Mary’s Summer Camp that is starting on Monday 5th July.
The camp is running from Monday 5th to Friday 23rd July.
Each day starts at 9:30am and finishes at 2pm. Each class has a different drop off and pick up points; please see below:
Pick up/Drop off Points
P4: Nursery Carpark
P5/P6: Main Teacher Carpark.
Please do not drop your child off at the front of the school as the main school will not be open.
Children need to ensure they bring the following with them:
- Packed lunch and water
- Sun cream/ hat / coat (weather depending)
- Pencil case with colouring pencils and a glue stick
Having spoken with PHA about the notification of a Positive Covid Result in Miss Hughes’s Class Bubble all pupils and staff in this Class P4/5 must now self-isolate. A copy of the letter of notification is attached below and will follow by post in due course.
Mr P Mc Donnell
Dear P4/5 Parent,
We have received notification this morning of a positive Covid test result in Miss Hughes P4/5 Class, we will report this to PHA this morning. All P4/5 Pupils to remain at home today until we speak with PHA. We will follow up with further information as soon as it is available.
Please spread word to any P4/5 Parents
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- firstname.lastname@example.org
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.