St Mary’s pupils and staff would like to thank Business in the Community Northern Ireland for their kind donation of 10 devices through the Digital Access Drive.
The devices were used by our families during our recent learning from home.
P1b were very busy today making Easter wreaths.
Wishing everyone a very happy Easter,
From All in P1b
I look forward to welcoming back pupils in the following Year Groups: Nursery, P1, P2 and P3, from this Monday, 8th March, for two weeks. To help keep everyone safe I ask that you read through the following procedures.
P Mc Donnell
Returning to school Procedures Mon 8th March
All of the previous routines that were in place before Christmas relating to: sanitising and washing hands, class bubbles, toileting, play activities and movement within the school and grounds will remain in place. In addition please note:
Safer Internet Day 2021 “Together for a better Internet”
Each year in St Mary’s we recognise the importance of Safer Internet Day by hosting Parents’ and Pupils’ workshops.
So this year we are asking families to take time to explore the Internet Safety tab on our school website where you will find links to information and stories related to this year’s theme “Together for a better Internet”
And why not check out tomorrow’s C2K Newsdesk story line made famous by ex president Donald Trump “Fake News”
The Ring of Gullion ,“Dragons in the Hills” Project have teamed up with local artists to bring an exciting art competition for all classes to take part in. The theme is: “Reptiles, Amphibians and Habitats”, it’s a great excuse for everyone to get outside, have a explore of some likely habitats,- ponds, marshy ground, stone walls, … Why not take some photos, and then once back indoors get experimenting with different media, paint, pastels, collage – choose the piece you are most happy with and submit a photo via the link given below!
All work must be submitted by 17th March There are some great prizes up for grabs!
Good luck everyone!!!
A gentle reminder from this year’s fantastic P1 classes, to any Parent wishing to enroll their child for a Nursery or P1 place starting this September, the closing date for applications is this Friday, 29th of January @ 12 noon. Application is via the “Citizens Portal” on the Education Authority website.
Application for Nursery and P1 admissions for September 2021, will open this Thursday, 7th of January 2021 at 12.00 noon and will remain open until Friday, 29th January 2021 at 12.00 noon.
This is a digital process through the “Citizen’s Portal” more information about the process and the steps you must take can be found at the Education Authority (EA) website, at the link given below.
Please note this year the EA have introduced a “document upload process” for all required supporting documentation. Please be advised (as in the EA picture above), to read the admission criteria carefully, this can be found on the EA Website and links are given below for your convenience. Please make sure to include all required supporting documentation including: birth cert, proof of address- 2 utility bills, proof of an older sibling currently or who will be in attendance at St Mary’s for the 2021/22 school year.
This documentation can take the form of a photo, a scan, a pdf or a doc. from either a mobile phone, tablet or laptop.
Once you have completed your application on the Citizen’s Portal you should receive 2 emails:
-the first will be confirmation of your application and an invite to upload the required supporting documentation.
– the second email will contain a link taking you to the upload facility.
If you experience difficulty help is available through:
Please keep an eye on the EA website and social media channels for further information/ reminders.
Link to Primary School Criteria:
Link to Nursery School Criteria:
Wishing you all a merry Christmas & a happy, healthy new year.
From all in P1B
The online admissions portal for those wishing to apply for a place in Nursery or P1 starting September 2021, will open on Thursday, 7th of January and close on Friday, 29th of January 2021. Further information on the process will be available on the EA website from Friday, 18 of December.