Science is Magic!

Science is Magic with Michael Moylan

On Wednesday the 16th of November Michael Moylan came to our school to visit the 3rd to 6th Classes. Trim Library organised this visit. He  taught the classes some science. He did loads of experiments and picked some people to help out. He did experiments on air, liquid, sounds, electricity and acidity. He was very funny and we all enjoyed the hour we had with him. At the end of all the experiments he let us play and try all the experiments. Everyone had an amazing time!

By Holly C, Niamh A and Isabel B (Room 30)

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Halloween Walk and Playground Shenanigans – Room 30

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Halloween Dress-Up Day in Room 30!

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Minister English, Digital Award and the Green Screen

Minister Damien English, Local Counselor Aisling Deampsey, and TD Quirke came to St Mary’s for the Digital Schools of Europe. 1 of 15 in Ireland, 1 of 75 in Europe.

On Friday 21st of October St Mary’s school had an assembly to receive an award for the digital school of Europe. The minister Damein English came to our school to give us the award and they gave speeches about our school and how fantastic it was to come to St Mary’s primary school.

The pupils of the digital committee, the teachers and the parents association were a great help to get the award. It was an amazing few weeks working in the steam room with the different activities. In the steam room we had Beebots, Probots, Inobots, Lego spike, Lego boost, Micro bits, Green screen, 3D printer, Drones and Curiscope. The 5th and 6th classes worked together to accomplish the codes and programs of the different technology in the steam room.

When we went outside to raise the flag we took a picture with the Minister, our principal, the representatives of the digital schools Europe, and the rest of the digital committee. It was a great experience for the school and for the digital committee. We got amazing photos and  videos of us in the steam room with the Minister. We had great fun and it was an amazing day for our school.

By Sofia Howard

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Digital Schools of Europe Award & Official Opening of STEAM Room

21st October 2022

DIGITAL SCHOOLS OF EUROPE AWARD

St Mary’s Primary School received The Digital Schools of Europe Award during this morning’s assembly in the school hall. Representatives from the Digital Schools of Europe Accreditation Board, Minister Damien English, other invited dignitaries, pupils, parents and staff gathered for the presentation. The school ‘banna’ welcomed everyone with a selection of tunes. This was followed with addresses by Mr Ó Coigligh (Principal), Mr Peter Coakley (Digital Schools of Europe), Mr Robert O’Leary (Digital Schools of Europe) and Minister English. In light of the school’s achievements, a glass plaque was presented to the school by Minister English and a specially commissioned Digital Schools of Europe flag was raised on one of the flag poles in front of the school.

 

 

OFFICIAL OPENING OF ‘STEAM ROOM’ 

Minister English cut the blue ribbon to officially open our new STEAM Room. The room is an initiative of the school’s Digital Committee and it is focused on enabling pupils of all ages and abilities to explore and engage with gadgets and activities connected to Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths. Today’s guests were very excited to have the chance to explore all the devices and activities on offer at the stations arranged around the room, from 3D printing to Augmented Reality, Ino-Bots and much, much more.

After what turned out to be a fun-filled morning, the Minister had one final task to undertake – the cutting of a congratulatory cake in honour of the occasion!

A wonderful day was had by one and all!

 

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Online Safety Workshops 2022

Julieanne from Barnardos visited our school this week to deliver online safety workshops to pupils from 3rd Class to 6th Class. She taught us a lot about staying safe online and what to if we experience cyberbullying.

Julieanne delivering her workshop in Room 30

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Mercy Day 2022

23rd September 2022

Mercy Day was celebrated at St Mary’s today. A number of classes attended morning Mass across the road in St Patrick’s Church. Afterwards, Sr Claudia, Sr Paula, Fr Paul and some members of the Parents’ Association joined pupils and teachers from 2nd to 6th Classes in our school hall for a special Mercy Day assembly. We prepared our sacred space with symbols of the Mercy Order and pupils from a selection of classes led us in prayer. Sr Claudia spoke to us about the founder of the Mercy Order, Sr Catherine McAuley, and the work of the Sisters of Mercy in Trim over the last 150 years. At the end of our assembly we sang ‘Circle of Friends’.

Here is a recording of our Mercy Day Assembly. We’ve added some photos for you too.

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Flag Raising Ceremony!

23rd September 2022 – Green Schools

Theme: Global Citizenship Marine

In recognition of our efforts to promote the marine-themed element of the Green Schools programme, a flag raising ceremony took place at our school earlier today. The sun shone brightly as Sr Claudia and Sr Paula helped us to raise our latest flag. We thank Mrs. Nally, along with the pupils and teachers on the Green Flag Committee, for all their behind-the-scenes work over the past two years.

 

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Reduce, Reuse, Recycle…..

6th Class pupils have been busy designing and creating robots using all sorts of recyclable materials…..

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Friendship Week Assembly on 16th Sept. 2022

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