On Thursday, 8th November, 4th and 5th Class were joined in thee Rita Kinsella Hall in Belmont for the first cluster rehearsal for the National Children's Choir by St. Pius X GNS and Ranelagh Multi Denominational School. It was a great day and as you can hear from the videos below, the children are sounding fabulous already!
What a fantastic occasion we witnessed on Monday! Our girls' hugely successful season culminated in a well deserved appearance in Croke Park! While the result on the day didn't go our way it's safe to say that the girls and their strong supporters had a great day out in the home of the GAA!
To play in Croke Park was a huge achievement for our girls and they battled to the very end of the game, our captain Mia (0-2) was her usual all action self alongside her midfield partner Alana. Juliette made saves that would make Stephen Cluxton jealous and there were huge performances across the defence of Sarah, Lucy, Caoimhe, Issy, Ríodhna and Grace. Up front the girls battled hard as well, with standout performances from Catherine, Ava, Lucy, Saorla, Daisy and Sophie! The biggest cheer of the day came when substitute Thea stuck her powerful shot into the top corner of the net! All of our girls got to experience playing in Croke Park, including Anna, Aisling, Ailsa, Emily, Thuy, Elaine and Lauren! A notable absentee was Jetta, who made a great impression on her debut in the semi final.
A big thanks to the vocal support from St. Mary's parents, teachers and students that cheered the girls on throughout the game and in many cases throughout the year! It was a huge factor in ensuring that our girls came out of every game smiling.
There is huge excitement in St Mary's this week due to the fact that our excellent ladies' football team have qualified for the county finals in Croke Park! The final is to be played against Scoil Mhuire Clondalkin at 15:30 next Monday 22nd of October. Tickets are €5 and are available to collect at the school reception. This is the first time in the history of St Mary's that a GAA team has made it this far in the competition and they have already done themselves, their families and the school proud. You can read about the girls' progress on their so-far unbeaten run this season on the GAA section of the website. St. Mary's Abú!
Dear Parents, October 2018
Saint Mary’s Student Council is organising a fundraiser for Temple Street Children’s Hospital. We are holding a Trick r Treat for Temple Street day in school. This involves all students who would like to participate, dressing up for school on Thursday, 25th October. Any student who would like to participate is asked to bring in E2 or any donation on the day for Temple Street Children’s Hospital.
The Student Council would like to suggest the following:
Saint Mary’s Student Council
Anna, Charlie, Lucy, Ríodhna, Josh, Sinéad, Becky, Louis, Katie, Alexander, Julia & Carter
3ú M. Fómhair, 2018
I am delighted to welcome you and your children back after the summer holidays. I can’t believe how tall the children have grown – it must have been all the lovely warm sunshine. I wish to extend a special welcome to our 90 new Junior Infants and their parents whom we will accompany on their educational journey. I would also like to welcome the children who have joined us from other schools and you their parents – you have joined a very special school community where we place a strong emphasis on fostering a warm, welcoming and respectful atmosphere in which every child is enabled to reach his/her potential.
Aongus O’ Briain, Innessa Ní Fhearáin and Órla Ní Ghiollagáin have joined the teaching staff of St. Mary’s NS and Máirín Doyle has returned to the staff following a Career Break. I look forward to working with them and I’m sure they’ll be very happy here in St. Mary’s. We are very fortunate to have a committed staff with such a high level of expertise and skill sets which they use to ensure we achieve the highest level of teaching and learning here in St. Mary’s.
We are delighted to welcome our new caretaker Paddy Burke to the staff of St. Mary’s. Paddy has been beavering away for the past few weeks ensuring the grounds and buildings of Belmont Ave and Milltown Park were ready for the staff and pupils on their return to school.
The Board of Management ratified the Administration of Medicines and Emergency Care Policy at the end of the last school year and it is published on the school website. I would ask you to read this policy carefully. I would ask you to read in particular the sections under the title ‘Procedures’ as there are changes in practices relating to children with medical conditions attending the school.
The form for Personal Accident Insurance for School Pupils is available to download on the school website. Please complete and return to your child’s class teacher before 7 September.
It is very important that you complete and submit the Emergency Information Form as soon as possible to ensure that we have your most up to date contact details in the unlikely event we need to contact you during the school day.
Extra-curricular activities will be resuming in the near future and you will receive information about all the activities over the next few days.
Please see below a few reminders which will ensure a smooth and speedy transition for all our families at this busy time.