The pupils and staff at St Mary’s were honoured with an inspirational presentation today from Sr Andrea and Sr Claudia. The Sisters of Mercy spoke about their work in Zambia and told us heart-wrenching stories of children with Special Needs craving for an education. They explained how the Flamboyant Special Needs school came to be and how far these families travel in order to attend school.
Our funds generated from the Siopa Glas have been going to help the school and more recently transport to the school. There is a serious need for a new bus and we will continue to fund it. Our next Siopa Glas will be during Seachtain na Gaeilge. Both Sisters would like to express their sincere thanks to all the families who contributed in any way to the Siopa Glas. Sr Andrea is returning to Zambia next week. We wish her well and assure her of our thoughts, prayers and financial support throughout the year. Bail ó Dhia ar an obair!
Room 30’s pupils took part in the 10@10 this morning! Bhaineamar an-sult as!
We, the pupils in Room 20, took part in a Maths online Table Quiz to raise money for the charity Children in Crossfire (CiC) helping children in Tanzania and Ethiopia. We worked as a team and we had fun while helping others less fortunate than ourselves.
Fifth Class pupils from Room 26 led a service of prayer and song to mark the beginning of Catholic Schools Week 2017.
Today is St Bridget’s Day. It is traditional to make St Bridget’s Crosses on February 1st using strong, green rushes from the fields. We spent some time in class making crosses for our families. Fr Declan visited the classroom and blessed the finished products.
Yesterday, Sunday January 29th, was Holocaust Memorial Day. In History , we learned about the plight of the Jewish people during World War Two. In English, we read The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas and created a simple art display to remember the injustices of the Holocaust.
By Sarah Hyland, Room 30.
Erica and Rebecca helped us to learn all about Chinese New Year in Room 16. We hope they enjoy the celebrations this weekend!
Today was Open Day at St Mary’s. Parents with children starting school in September 2017 were able to walk around our school and check out the Junior Infant classrooms. Our banna and cór performed in the hall before 6th Class pupils brought parents and guardians on a tour of the school.
By Sarah Hyland