Congratulations to our girls' football team who have qualified for the Cumann na mBunscol final in Croke Park for the second year in a row! It is no less than the girls deserve as their positive attitude, teamwork and skills have been a joy to watch all season. Go n-éirí an t-ádh libh cailíní!
For the first time in the history of St. Mary's, our very own shorts and socks - as seen modelled by some of our stars above - are now available to buy!
This stylish, personalised gear can be used by children for all teams in St Mary's including Gaelic football, basketball, athletics, etc. and will allow all of the children to wear the appropriate gear to each game and each event.
Our gear will first be made available to buy to 5th and 6th class children before becoming available to children in the younger classes of the senior school.
A set of socks and shorts will cost €20, and children can collect their set immediately from Mr. Cody.
Enrolment Evening for Junior Infants 2020
7th October, 5:00 - 7:00pm
Rita Kinsella Hall, Belmont Ave
Ba mhaith liom fáilte thar n-ais a chur roimh gach duine agus fáilte speisialta a chur roimh Junior Infants 2019. Our Junior Infants have taken their first steps on their journey of life-long learning. We are all looking forward to sharing this journey with them.
We were all sad to say good bye to last year’s 6th class who have left us to begin the next stage of their educational journey. I’m confident that our new 6th class students will prove to be excellent role models for the younger pupils.
As always, the new school year brings changes. Tá an-áthas orm fáilte a chur roimh Ms Pauline Caldwell (3rd Class), Ms. Sophie Grace (Junior Infants), Ms Erica Jeffers (Senior Infants), Mr. Ed Keary (1st Class), godtí foireann scoile St. Mary’s. I look forward to working with them.
We were all very sad to say goodbye to Ms. Máirín Doyle and Ms Niamh Weston who have both relocated to the sunny South East. They were both valued members of St. Mary’s staff who contributed to the unique community of St. Mary’s. Go néirí go geal leo!
Ms. Ellen Carroll and Ms Aoibhinn Finnegan have taken career breaks for this school year. We wish them all the best and look forward to their return to St. Mary’s.
I would like to extend a special ‘Céad míle fáilte’ to the children who transferred to us from other schools. They have joined a unique school community and I am confident they will be very happy here in St.Mary’s.
We are very fortunate to have a wide range of after-school activities on offer to the children in St. Mary’s. The after-school activities are up and running and I would like to thank the teachers who give of their time and expertise.
In St. Mary’s we strive to create a secure, safe and happy environment for the children. Together we will work to ensure that your child will develop to the best of his/her ability and potential.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your support and kindness to me following the recent loss of my mother – it epitomises the unique spirit of this school community.
Ní neart go cur le chéile! (There is no strength without unity)
Congratulations to our newly elected Student Council (keep an eye on their page on the website for updates)
The starting and finishing times for both buildings are as follows:
Junior/Senior Infants: 8.50am - 1.30pm
1st class: 8.50am - 2.30pm
2nd-6th classes: 8.40am - 2.20pm
The new Junior Infants will finish at the earlier time of 12pm for the first two weeks of school. We are looking forward to seeing all of our pupils on Monday!
The boys and girls of St Mary's Senior Choir enjoyed a BBQ after school today to round off a fantastic year!
This morning, students from 5th and 6th class treated their fellow classmates, Ms Purcell, Mr Furlong and myself to an incredible debate. The standard was so high. We were very lucky to have Ms Murphy and Ms Kiernan as adjudicators for the event. The debate team members showcased their weeks of hard work and effort excellently. The motion for the debate was: "This generation's children will grow up in a better world than their grandparents did." Both sides made compelling arguments. In the end the For team for both classes won. Huge congratulations to everyone who took part, the standard was exceptionally high. Thanks again to our respectful, encouraging and attentive listeners from 5th and 6th class who made up our audience. Thank you to Ms Murphy and Ms Kiernan for the constructive feedback which will be invaluable to those students who will be taking up debating in the future! Is feidir linn!