Mercy Day 2016

Mercy Day was celebrated today (September 23rd) at St Mary’s Primary School.

Pupils from 2nd to 6th Classes attended morning Mass in St Patrick’s Church to mark the occasion. A prayer service was also held in St Mary’s and nine Sisters of Mercy were in attendance. Catherine McAuley and the Mercy Order were remembered through prayer, music, song and dance.

After the service, our visiting nuns enjoyed some refreshments in the Staff Room. Sr. Paula cut the Mercy Cake.

 

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Rounders

The 5th and 6th Class Rounders team won their first match against Kentstown today. They will progress to the next stage of the competition next week. Well done girls!

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Anti-Bullying Workshop

Sixth class pupils in Room 30 participated in an anti-bullying workshop yesterday afternoon. The hands-on workshop was led by Ms Mulvihill. She challenged us to step into the shoes of the victim on the one hand and the shoes of the bully on the other. We explored the theme of bullying through mime, still imagery, drama and group discussion.

 

 

 

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National Fitness Day

Room 16 tried out our lovely new playground last Friday, as part of our National Fitness Day activities. We had a lot of fun!

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Room 30 Celebrate National Fitness Day

National Fitness Day took place last Friday, September 16th. It was a mild, sunny morning in Trim – ideal for a leisurely jog around the school’s exercise track and a spot of skipping in the yard. It certainly wiped away the morning cobwebs in Room 30! In the afternoon, we decided to go for a power-walk. Our journey took us past St Patrick’s Church, across the wooden bridge and along the River Boyne. We stopped for a few group photos along the way – the one taken in front of Trim Castle is our favourite!

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Book Club

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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)

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6th Class Graduation 2016

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.

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Hats off to the 1st class boys!!!

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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!
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Mini-Rounders Blitz

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!

 

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6th Class Tour

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!

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