‘Green Flag’ Raising Ceremony – 28th June

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Eight Years with Perfect Attendance

Today was a rare occasion for our school. One of our pupils in 6th received the Joan Curran Award for perfect attendance over an eight year period – from day one in Junior Infants to the last day in 6th Class! What an achievement!

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6th Class Graduation

The 6th Class Graduation took place last night in our school hall. Sr Paula led the service and the pupils participated in prayer, liturgy and song. Graduation Certificates and Yearbooks were presented by Mr Ó Coigligh to each pupil. At the end of the ceremony the girls performed a dance they had created to the tune of The Nights by Avicii. The Parents’ Association and Rang V provided plenty of refreshments the large crowd!

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Junior Infants trip to the Sensory Garden

The four Junior Infant classes went for a lovely walk down to the sensory garden last Tuesday . Here are some of the pictures !

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6th Class in Carlingford

Check out some photos from our final tour at St Mary’s!

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4th Class Visit Blackfriary

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Archaeologists at Work!

The pupils in Room 30 visited the Blackfriary excavation site in Trim this morning. The site opened in 2010 following the accidental discovery of some skeletons by construction workers. During our visit the site was a hive of activity with about twenty archaeologists sifting through the earth using trowels, shovels, brushes and many other materials. We were brought on a tour of the excavation site and we had a go at digging for ourselves. The biggest find of the day was a segment of a stained glass window. The archaeologists themselves were delighted with the discovery. Many artefacts and remains were on display for us, including a human mouth with a full set of teeth! A big thank you to Laura, Melissa and the team at Blackfriary!

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Digital Fair 2019

A Digital Fair took place at St Mary’s today.

Plenty of digital-related activities and demonstrations were showcased by pupils from all grade levels throughout the school. Stations were set up around the hall. These stations were pupil-centred and pupil-led.

The showcase included 3D Printing, Scratch, Micro-bits, Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality, Flipped Classroom, Video Prospectus, Junior Scratch, Bee-bots, Blue-bots, Pro-bots, Ino-bots and Green Screen. After the morning break everyone assembled outside for a drone demonstration.

The Digital Fair attracted visitors from schools in Trim and other parts of Meath, as well as from schools in counties Dublin and Kildare.

Here are a few photos for you to check out!

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Workshop on Energy and Climate Change

Caroline, a representative of SEAI (Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland), came to St Mary’s yesterday to speak to some classes about how the earth is being affected by our over-reliance on energy, in particular our dependence on energy produced by burning fossil fuels. Climate change is happening right now and we all must work towards a more sustainable future for the planet.

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‘Dancing for Cancer’ – Fundraiser at St Mary’s

At the beginning of April Today FM launched its ‘Dare to Care’ campaign in aid of the Irish Cancer Society and this year the station asked people around Ireland to ‘Be a Dancer for Cancer’ with the goal of raising €500,000. One inspiring young pupil at our school, Kate O’Reilly (6th Class), decided that St Mary’s should become involved in this very worthy cause. The whole school gathered in the school hall at 12.30pm and made a donation towards the cancer fund. Kate and her dancing team guided everyone in the ‘movers and shakers’ department. The whole hall was a buzz with music and dance. A sea of yellow brightened everyone’s hearts and minds. Well done to everyone for taking part and for making the event a tremendous success. A special word of appreciation must go to Kate for taking the initiative to approach Mr Ó Coigligh with her idea and for putting all the necessary wheels in motion! Here are some photos!

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