FRIENDS for Life

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  In November 2016, we started the FRIENDS for Life programme with Ms Coakley. There are seven main points in FRIENDS for Life that we worked on: Feelings Remember to relax I can do it! I can try! Explore solutions … Continue reading

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Tráth na gCeist

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Comhghaireachas don tUasal Ó Gheallagáin agus dona múinteoirí uilig a chuir Tráth na gCeist den scoth ar siúl inné! Bhain gach duine taitneamh as an tráthnóna agus d’fhoglaimeamar cúpla fíricí chomh maith….mar sh. Tá dath oráiste ar bhosca dubh eitleáin!!

Comhghaireachas freisin do na buateoirí ar fhoireann 40 – Eimante, Urte, Laura, Oníosa agus Emma agus tháinig foireann 36 sa dara áit – Emma, Molly, Holly agus Martyna. Maith sibh a chailíní agus Máistir na gCeisteanna!

Ní neart go cur le chéile!

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Bookmark Competition 2017

Pupils from St Mary’s School participated in the recent Meath County Council Library Service World Book Day Bookmark Competition.  The competition was open to pupils from First to Sixth classes. The standard in the school was very high and a lot of creativity was evident in the bookmark designs. Ten entries were selected from all the school’s competitors and prizes were given to these pupils.   The school’s top five entries were then chosen and sent forward for the final to the Library Headquarters in Navan.  The overall Meath winner will be announced on March 2nd.

Congratulations to the following pupils whose entries were selected for the Meath finals: Ava O’Reilly (6th Class), Ella Bannon (5th Class, Absent from photo)), Katie Devine (4th Class), Kayla Clarke (2nd Class) and Tadhg Clavin (1st Class).  Good luck to you all in the final competition!

School Runners up: Orla Murphy (6th Class), Róisin Tully (5th Class), Amber Clarke (3rd Class), Katie Keogh (3rd Class) and Shauna McEnroe (2nd Class)

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Valentine’s Day Art

We learned all about St Valentine and celebrated Valentine’s Day in Room 18 by engaging in  some Art activities to thank our parents for all that they do for us.

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Grandparents Day, February 2017

We were delighted to welcome the grandparents of Amy, Grace and Lucy to our classroom on Grandparents’ Day, February 1st.  The girls made cards for their grandparents and brought them on a trip down Memory Lane by asking them lots of questions about their childhood.  We learned a lot about their  lives growing up and the similarities and differences to life in 2017.  We thank our grandparents for sharing their experiences and memories with us.  

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Fair Trade Fortnight

It is Fair Trade Fortnight at the moment and 6th Class marked the occasion by hosting a Fair Trade assembly. Fair Trade is linked to the Green Flag theme of Global Citizenship. Some pupils in the class explained the meaning of Fair Trade and its benefits to farmers in the developing world. As part of our research, we learned about the Fair Trade logo. We drew up a list of Fair Trade products sold in Ireland and put some of these on display during the presentation. To conclude our assembly we explained how organisations such as Trócaire are associated with Fair Trade and we recited the poem “Fair Trade Bananas” that we downloaded from the Trócaire website. Some pupils in First Class then came forward to display the pictures they had created of the Fair Trade logo.

 

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World Book Day and Character Dress-Up Day!

Some of our pupils (and teachers!) decided to dress-up as characters from a variety of books to celebrate World Book Day 2017. Books and characters included Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, One, The Wolf and the Three Little Pigs, 101 Dalmations, Bambi, Minnie Mouse and Harry Potter. Many other characters were spotted in the corridors and on the stairs throughout the day!

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Spelling Bee Final at St Mary’s

Congratulations to the twenty-four pupils from 5th and 6th Classes who took part in the final of this year’s Spelling Bee! Over 200 pupils from 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th Classes cheered on the girls and waved home-made banners. The competition began with some warm-up words to ease the nerves. By the end of the ninth round, the atmosphere in the PE Hall was a mixture of excitement and tension. Two girls, one from Room 30 and the other from Room 26, entered the final battle and what a battle it proved to be! The girls played ping-pong with the letters for quite some time until the champion speller for 2017 was crowned. The champion received a Spelling Bee Dictionary, a voucher for Antonia’s Bookstore and her name will forever be etched on our Spelling Bee wall-plaque. She will represent us at the Meath Spelling Bee in Ratoath on March 30th! Well done to our champion and to all the other participants! You’re all winners!

 

 

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Sr Claudia and Sr Andrea

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!

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Skipathon

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On Friday 10th February we went outside and had our Skipathon. We were exercising while doing it. We skipped on our own and also with others. We learned some new tricks and sang songs and poems. We also skipped around … Continue reading

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