Tháinig na páistí ó sheomra 15 (Rang 2) agus ó sheomra 16 (Rang 3) le chéile chun tionól iontach a dhéanamh dúinn sa halla inniu. Chan siad go leor amhráin trí Ghaeilge i dteannta le gníomhaíochtaí. Ghléas siad suas agus rinne siad dráma. Bhain an lucht féachana taitneamh as an ndráma agus thug siad bualadh bos mór do na páistí. Ag deireadh an tionól chualamar ceol traidisiúnta sa halla agus i bpreab na súl thosaigh roinnt mhaith páistí ag rince. Bhí siad ar fheabhas! D’fhág na páistí, na tuismitheoirí, na múinteoirí agus na cuairteoirí an halla go sona sásta. Tá Seachtain na Gaeilge thart anois, ach beidh sé ar ais an bhliain seo chugainn, le cúnamh Dé!
Bhí Tráth na gCeist againn sa halla tráthnóna inniu (12ú Márta). Ghlac go leor páistí ó rang a trí go rang a sé páirt sa chomórtas. Chaith siad uair amháin ag smaoineamh agus ag caint trí Ghaeilge. Thaitin an gníomhaíocht go mór le gach duine!
Bhí ceol agus craic sa halla ag tús Seachtain na Gaeilge (8ú Márta) nuair a chuir na páistí ó sheomra a deich tionól iontach os ár gcomhair! Bhí an banna ceoil ag seinm freisin. Chan gach éinne Amhrán ha bhFiann ag deireadh an ceiliúradh. Beidh tuilleadh gníomhaíochtaí againn i rith Seachtain na Gaeilge – fanaigí linn!
Many of our pupils dressed up today as a variety of characters to celebrate World Book Day 2019! Check out the photos below!
We held the final of our school’s Spelling Bee yesterday afternoon. Nineteen pupils from 5th and 6th Classes took part. The audience, made up of all the pupils from 2nd to 6th Classes, waited nervously as the spellers approached the microphone one by one. Some words proved to be more challenging than others. Eventually, the winner was crowned. Our ‘Champion Speller’ will now go forward to represent us in the county final. It will take place here at St Mary’s on 3rd April and we all wish her the very best of luck!
This morning the pupils in Room 18 reminded us all about the importance of being alert and staying safe on our roads. They used Hi-Viz jackets, helmets, a bicycle, signs, posters and an action song during their assembly. Clelia Murphy (from “Dancing With The Stars”) came to see the assembly. After the assembly, she showed us some of her stylish shoes from the dance competition and she taught us how to dance the Charleston! In return, we taught her how to do ‘The Floss’!
Ms Minogue and the Healthy Schools Committee at St Mary’s have worked extremely hard on promoting a happy and healthy school for everyone. As a school community we have made remarkable improvements in our attitudes towards physical exercise, well-being and oral hygiene. We have received tremendous support from the Healthy Ireland division of the HSE as well as from our own Parents’ Association. On Friday last we were officially awarded our HPS Certificate and our HPS Flag. Well done to everyone!
Last week we celebrated Catholic Schools Week. The pupils in Room 13 hosted an assembly to mark the opening of the week’s celebrations. Grandparents’ Day fell on Wednesday and many grandparents visited with us during a specially designated Coffee Morning. On Friday, the Feast of St Bridget, Sr Caudia and Sr Andrea spoke to us about Flamboyant Special School in Zambia and how our fundraising efforts by means of the Siopa Glas have benefitted their students in the African country. The pupils in Room 19 brought Catholic Schools Week to a close with music, drama and a Biblical message.
Eight of our pupils represented St Mary’s at the first round of the Credit Union Schools Quiz in Drogheda on Friday night. They all performed to a very high standard, but were unable to make it through to the next round. Everyone agreed that it was an enjoyable experience. Maith sibh a chailíní! We thank Mrs Nally and Ms Farrelly for travelling to Drogheda and offering moral support to the girls.
Junior Team with Ms Farrelly
Senior Team with Ms Farrelly