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!!
Miss McArdle, Miss Hughes, Miss Murphy, Miss Hearty and Miss Murphy.
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.
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
We are very excited to see all the boys and girls next Monday for a fun three weeks! Keep safe over the weekend and see you Monday!
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.
We have received notification this morning of a positive Covid test result in Miss HughesP4/5 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.
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.
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…
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.