Maths Week Ireland 2021

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!


Summer Camp – Week 3

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.

Summer Camp Week 2

As we enter our final week of summer camp, here are some snap shots of our brilliant second week. We were so lucky with the weather each day!
A special thank you to Aoife with the African drums and Kathleen from An Tobhar. The children learnt so much and really enjoyed the activities. We also had many games in the pitch and art outside. We finished the week off at the football pitch with football matches and rounders.
Great week had by all!

Week 1 of Camp

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.



Summer Camp

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

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!

P6 + P6/7- H2O Heroes Workshop

What an exciting morning for P6 and P6/7 classes yesterday when they took delivery of their “Lab in a Box”. Dr Caroline and Dr. Suzanne from DKIT Dundalk, led our classes “virtually” through a morning of Science exploration, where they learned all about H2O and healthy water indicators.

As scientists and researchers Dr Caroline and Dr Suzanne sample river water and identify levels of pollution from the numbers of “good” and “bad” macro-invertebrates present. P6 and P6/7 had the opportunity to investigate a river water sample, find and identify the “goodies” mayfly, stonefly and caddisfly, and then they even got to see some caddisfly larva emerge from their cases!

A huge thank you to Therese at the Ring of Gullion for including us in this project, it was an exciting morning and we are all now H2O heroes!

P6 Parents

Dear Parent/Guardian,

We are delighted to offer our P6 pupils the opportunity this Wednesday, 16th June, to take part in a “Virtual Science Class” with scientists from Dundalk Institute of Technology, (DKIT).

Excitingly a “lab in a box” will be delivered to school on Wednesday morning for pupils to carry out activities under the direction of DKIT scientists virtually!! These activities will focus on water quality and conservation.

Normally delivered as a science out reach project, this year because of Covid restrictions, the programme has been developed to be delivered virtually. Therefore, researchers working at DKIT are interested in your child’s opinion and views on the programme and have asked that pupils complete a short online questionnaire before and after the delivery of the workshop. They have issued us with letters and consent forms for pupils to take part, these will be given out tomorrow and must be back Wednesday morning.

This is a super opportunity for our P6 pupils to work with both scientists and researchers!

Thank you in advance for your co-operation signing and returning consent forms,

Miss Mulkerns + Miss Crawley

Sports Day 2021

Sports Day Note

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.