Room 27’s visit to Croke Park on 12/11/18

On Monday 12th of November, Room 27 went on a trip to Dublin.  We arrived at Croke Park where we took the very interesting and historical tour of the stadium bringing us right up to the top of the 82,300 seater stadium.
We saw the pitch, the media boxes, dressing rooms, refs rooms, presentation and players lounge.
On the way home we stopped to play football and eat at the visitors centre in the Phoenix Park.
What a great day!!
By Clíona and Rebekah

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Confirmation Retreat at the Emmaus Centre

Today (12th November) forty-eight 6th Class pupils preparing for Confirmation travelled to the Emmaus Centre in Swords for a Confirmation Retreat. The pupils participated in a variety of activities including workshops, discussion groups, games and prayerful meditation. The friendly staff provided refreshments in the morning and a hot meal at lunchtime. In no time at all it was time to depart the centre and return to Trim. An enjoyable and fulfilling day was had by all.

 

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Halloween Dress-Up Day – Rooms 30 and 31

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The Crocus Project – Rooms 30 and 31

Fifty -two 6th Class pupils are taking part in the Crocus Project 2018-19, an initiative sponsored by Holocaust Education Trust Ireland. On 24th October, each pupil planted a crocus bulb in the grass area outside Room 15 in memory of one and a half million Jewish children who were victims of the Nazis in World War II.

The fifty-two yellow flowers will bloom at the end of January or the beginning of February 2019, around the time of Holocaust Memorial Day on 27th January.

After Halloween, the pupils will read and study John Boyne’s novel, The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas, a story set in the 1940s focusing on the Holocaust and WWII.

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Halloween Green Screen

The two 5th Classes took part in a ‘Halloween Special’ green screen workshop with Movie Magic today. They created some very spooky videos and we can’t wait to see the finished products!

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Autumn Leaves are Falling Down

We made some ‘roses’ using colourful autumn leaves. We are going to gather some more leaves and we’ll share more photos when we have made lots of beautiful bouquets of roses!

Anna, Seomra 16

 

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Author Cathy Cassidy at Trim Library

On the 8th of October the pupils in 6th Class visited Trim Library to meet Cathy Cassidy at the launch of her latest book,  Sami’s Silver Lining. A photographer was at hand to take a photo of the class with the author. Cathy told us all about Sami and the other characters. She explained how the war in Syria and the resulting refugee crisis inspired her to write the story. We listened to Cathy as she read aloud a chapter from the book. Before we left the library, Cathy gave us some bookmarks, pencils and stickers with her signature.  We had a great trip!

By Hannah A., Áilish B. and Ella C.

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Páirc na Trócaire – Blessing and Official Opening

St Mary’s is a Mercy School and every year we mark ‘Mercy Day’ (24th September) in a special way. This year we celebrated in style! A large crowd assembled last Monday, ‘Mercy Day’, for the Blessing and Official Opening of Páirc na Trócaire (Mercy Park) at the rear of the school. Fr Seán Henry, our school chaplain, led us in prayer and blessed the pitch. Sr Immaculata, a Mercy Sister and a former teacher at St Mary’s, cut the ribbon. The whole school went out to the new pitch at lunchtime for some Zumba dancing! A massive fundraising effort has been ongoing for the past few years to enable the development of our fantastic new all-weather pitch.  Mr Ó Coigligh, our principal, thanked everyone who devoted time, effort and money to the project. We are all delighted that the dream has, at last, become a reality!

 

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World Peace Day 2018

Last Friday, Ms Kelly’s Third Class presented an assembly in celebration of ‘World Peace Day’ and ‘Friendship Week at St Mary’s’. The pupils reminded everyone about the importance of peace in our homes, our classrooms, our schools, our workplaces and all around the world. They used drawings and illustrations to reinforce the message. The word ‘Peace’ was translated into many different languages and printed on banners for all to see. The girls led us in song at the end of the assembly.

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Scientists in Room 18

Some of the girls in Room 18 researched  topics in Science and presented these to the class. We learned lots of interesting  information on Space, the Solar System, Volcanic eruptions and the effects of chemical reaction when vinegar and bicarbonate of soda are mixed together. We also learned how to make a bouncy ball with an egg and some vinegar.

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