A huge congratulations to Matthew in Second Class. Matthew won a gold medal in the U10 relay and silver in U10 60m sprint in the national indoor athletics championships at the weekend. What an amazing achievement, Matthew - we are very proud of you! Keep up the great work!
5th class have created a new business for the Junior Entrepreneur Programme called Cool School Hats. The hats are especially for our school and are available in two colours, navy or red! Each hat will have the school crest embroidered on it. The hats will be a great addition to our school uniform. Don’t forget to buy a Cool School Hat!
This week, from Monday 30th January - Friday 3rd February, we are celebrating Catholic Schools' Week. Catholic Schools Week is an annual all-Ireland celebration which invites schools to celebrate our Catholic ethos. We are enjoying a number of extra activities to remind us of our Catholic roots as a school and to join us together in our faith.
A huge thank you to the PA for funding the drumming workshops which were held on Friday 27th and Monday 30th January 2017. Students from Junior Infants to Sixth Class all enjoyed trying a variety of instruments and creating different rhythms. Here is a selection of photos from each class enjoying their workshop.
Drumming workshops will be taking place on Friday 27th and Monday 30th January for all classes. A big thank you to the Parents' Association who are funding this exciting workshop for us. Photos to follow!
A huge well done to all involved in organising "Carols in the Yard" on 22nd December last. It was a huge success. Here is the letter received from St. Vincent de Paul:
Dear Ms Purcell,
I refer to the collection on behalf of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul (SVP), which was held at your school's Carol Service just before Christmas.
We collected €1,030 at that event.
On behalf of the SVP Conference of the Sacred Heart, Donnybrook, I wish to thank you, your colleagues, the pupils and the parents for such a magnificent response. Rest assured that the money will be used to help those in need.
Once again, our thanks,
John B. Mc Donnell,
SVP Conference of the Sacred Heart, Donnybrook
Yesterday, the St. Mary's school choir had the opportunity to perform for the residents of Orwell Healthcare. It was an experience that was thoroughly enjoyed by both the choir and their audience. See the photos from the event below.