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!
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.
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.
Four girls from Room 18 won medals recently in the Trim Community Games Art and Handwriting Competitions. Some of the girls went on to represent Trim in the Meath finals and Shauna came second overall in the Meath Handwriting Competition.
Well done, girls!
Today is 26th April and National Poetry Day in Ireland. We composed some random poetry in class to mark the occasion. Some of our poems rhyme, others don’t. We read our poems aloud in class and no two were the same. Here are some samples of our work!
About forty primary school pupils took part in County Meath’s Spelling Bee Final last Monday morning in St Paul’s National School, Ratoath. The event began at 11am and there was great excitement in the air. Our Spelling Bee Champion performed brilliantly during the tense competition and we are very proud of her. Comhghairdeachas!!