Christmas Crafts

Look at this fabulous Christmas knitting!  Alannah knit the snowman and Meg knit Santa Claus.  Sophie built the set.  Doesn’t it look fantastic! Ho! Ho! Ho!

 

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Hour of Code 2014

Last week was Hour of Code week across the world.  The children in Room 13 used the free website www.code.org and completed a number of puzzles using the code for Frozen.  They loved it!  You can follow 20 free lessons to create your own Frozen winter wonderland.  Just go to this site – http://studio.code.org/s/frozen  Have fun!!!

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Gaelbhratach flag raised today

There was great excitement in St Mary’s this morning when Bláthnaid Ní Chofaigh came to the school to raise the Gaelbhratach flag.  We are one of only three schools in Ireland who have been awarded this flag so it was a very special occasion.

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Clowns for Haiti Pencil Case Appeal

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There has been a fantastic response to the clowns for Haiti Pencil Case Appeal in St Mary’s school. The children in Haiti are going to be delighted with the kind gifts from the children in St Mary’s . Thank you … Continue reading

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Clowns for Haiti pencil case appeal

We are taking part in the Clowns for Haiti pencil case appeal this month in St Mary’s school. The Clowns for Haiti charity aims to support school children in Haiti following the earthquake that struck in 2010. Out of the 4,000 schools in Haiti, 3,640 were destroyed.

The Clowns for Haiti visited our school before Halloween and asked for our help. They want us to fill a pencil case each for the boys and girls in Haiti. All of the pencil cases will be flown over to Haiti and delivered to the children by the clowns.

The pencil cases were distributed this week and the children in St Mary’s are busy filling the pencil cases with pencils, crayons, treats, hairbands, small toys etc! Imagine how excited the Haitian children will be when they receive your gift!

We will take a picture of all the pencil cases when they are all returned to school.

Let’s all be part of this simple act of charity! Watch this space….

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Room 14′s frighteningly fabulous costumes

Look at the fabulous girls from room 14!  They all dressed up in gorgeous Halloween costumes and here they can be seen playing board games…..

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Scary stuff in Room 9

Happy Halloween everyone! We all dressed up for school today-
even our teacher!!! She was a zombie. There were 10 witches, 2 skeletons, 2 mummies, werewolves, 3 zombies, vampires, a cat, the grim reaper, Elsa from Frozen and captain America! Teacher does not know who anyone is! :)
By Ciara(7), Keelan(6) and Daniel(7)

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Trip to the library

We went for a walk to the library with Room 12. There was a storyteller. He was very funny. His name was Pat Ryan.  He told a story about a princess and a big party that went on for 3 days. We loved it.

by Daniel age 7 and Jesse age 6 in Room 9

 

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Vincent Van Gogh

The students in Room 31 recently explored the life and work of Vincent Van Gogh.  Inspired by two of his pieces – ‘Starry Night’ and a self – portrait they decided to re – create them as a whole class piece! It was challenging work but the girls worked very well together and produced a fantastic tribute to Vincent Van Gogh!

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Archaeologists at Work!

On the 9th October 2014, 5th classes from room 26 and room 27 went to the Black Friary archaeology site in Trim. Before we left, two archaeologists from the site, Lisanne and Steve, came to the school and taught us some things about the monastery that used to be there hundreds of years ago. It was really interesting and we learned a lot. We then walked down the town to the Black Friary site, where archaeologists have been digging for the last four years during the summertime. They have found 93 skeletons and the remainders of many buildings, including an old church. Kayla even found an animal bone when we were there. They are hoping to one day build a playground and a park on the site when they are finished their excavation, but this could be many years from now.

By Ellie and Shona, Room 26

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