As we have reached the end of the year, we have also come to the end of another year of Book Club. We met with Ms Coakley and the other members of the club in the library every Monday to discuss the book that they have selected. The Book Club is for girls in 4th to 6th Class. This year we have read ‘Broken Glass’ and ‘Spilled Water’ by Sally Grindley, ‘The Diary of Anne Frank’ and ‘Bridge to the Terabithia’ by Katherine Patterson. We all really enjoyed Book Club this year!
By Méabh Tully, Niamh McMorrow and Lidija Savickaite (6th Class)
The 6th Class Graduation took place on Thursday evening last, June 23rd. The ceremony commenced with a prayer service led by Fr. Declan Kelly. Under the direction of Mrs. McGale and Mrs. Nally, members of the Banna Ceoil from 5th Class and 6th Class provided the music during the service. Mr. Ó Coigligh called out the names of the fifty-seven girls graduating. They were each presented with a Yearbook and a Graduation Certificate – a big “thank you” must go to Debby Walsh for working so hard on producing such wonderful mementos for the girls. The final part of the ceremony involved the graduates singing “History” by One Direction, while performing a dance created by the girls themselves. 5th Class pupils had brought in plenty of refreshments earlier in the day and the Parents’ Association had the refreshments laid out for everyone at the end of the graduation ceremony. A big “thank you” to everyone for making Graduation Evening such a memorable one.
Congratulations to the boys in 1st class who graduated today! You all performed wonderfully at the Graduation ceremony. It was a very special occasion! The girls even surprised the boys with a special poem!
It was also lovely to see the support from parents and friends of the children. Thank you all for joining us for the celebrations!
Congratulations to the 3rd and 4th Class girls who participated in the County Meath Mini-Rounders Blitz at Trim GAA grounds recently. Two teams represented the school and there were smiles all round today when they received their certificates! Maith sibh a chailíní!
The 6th Class school tour took place on Tuesday, June 14th. Fifty-three pupils travelled to Carlingford Adventure Centre. It was an early start, with the bus leaving the school at 8am sharp! Although it rained heavily on the way to Carlingford, it had eased off by the time the bus reached its destination. Pupils had chosen the outdoor and adventure activities a number of weeks in advance – Sky Park Challenges, Zip Lines and Water Activities. Pupils spent the morning in the Sky Park, after which a hot a lunch was served in the centre’s canteen. The water activities session began at 2pm and included canoeing, a speed boat and a water trampoline. Before the bus departed for home, a visit to the traditional sweet shop in the village was a must! It was 7.15pm by the time the pupils arrived back in Trim and although they were totally exhausted, they all agreed that it had been a great day!
Huge congratulations to the 5th and 6th Class Rounders team who won the Division 1 final today against Cannistown at Navan O’Mahony’s. They were absolutely fantastic and did themselves and the school very proud. You’re all stars! Well done girls!
On Monday, June 13th, the St Mary’s school community celebrated our Be Active achievements by raising the recently acquired Be Active Flag above the school grounds. The entire school population, along with parents and invited guests, assembled at the front of the school, alongside the flag poles. Ms Murray welcomed all present and reminded us about the efforts undertaken by everyone in the Be Active programme. The flag itself was hoisted by our guest of honour, Eleanor Murray, a former pupil of the school and an award winning national and international swimmer. Pop See Ko, a popular dance piece, was played over the loudspeaker and people began to move and shake to the rhythm of the music. Our school band concluded the ceremony with a rendition of our national anthem, Amhrán na bhFiann. Maith sibh go léir!
As Euro 2016 is kicking off this weekend the children have been preparing charts to record the teams as they progress through the groups and into the finals. The girls will monitor the match results every day and record them on their chart. Keep up the hard work girls.
Recently room 27 had an end of year Friends for Life party. It was decided that the theme was green food and the children decided to have a pyjama party.
It was great fun and the children really enjoyed it. It was great to see so many children trying a variety of foods. Thanks so much to Ms. Foley who has taught the programme this year and who organised the food it was really appreciated.
Comhghairdeachas do gach duine a bhí páirteach!
Renewed thanks and congrats to the pupils and members of staff who worked together to create the wonderful spectacle in our courtyard garden. It was like something from Bloom last week! The Pride of Place evaluator was suitably impressed by what he saw and by what the children explained to him! We were awarded a certificate on the spot and will receive a contribution towards our Green fund!