5th class attended a presentation for participating in the Junior Entrepreneur Programme 2017! Well done!
Another fantastic day of success for our St. Mary's athletes today! Today 36 nervous and excited faces shuffled on board the coach to Morton Stadium, Santry to compete in sprint and relay events.
After enjoying the school parade, the events begun with sprints. All our athletes gave 100% and fought their hardest, with three coming home with medals: Zach - Gold (3rd class), Thuy - Bronze (4th class) and Jenny - Bronze (6th class) Well done to all of you!
Next up came our relay teams. Ms. Moran and Ms. White looked on with pride at our 8 relay teams who worked seamlessly together, putting all that they had been taught at training into action. Their baton change overs were flawless and each and every child tried their best. 7 out of 8 of our teams placed in the top 2 in the heats, making it through to the finals. Our boys' u10 came out trumps, winning gold for St. Mary's and bringing home a beautiful cup! Well done to Josh, Ben, Alec, Glen and Jamie in 3rd. Our girls' u11 team also had a great success, coming home with bronze medals after placing 3rd in the finals. Comhghairdeas le Grace, Alannah, Rachel and Lucy, all from 4th class. All our finalists had a fantastic run.
It was clear for all to see that our athletes competing both today and yesterday had worked extremely hard in training and couldn't have done better if they had tried. Well done to each and every child who came out to Santry with us. They all did Ms. Moran, Ms. White and Saint Mary's so proud. Their impeccable manners and outstanding sportsmanship did not go unnoticed, and was commented on by Cumann na mBunscol representatives.
In total over the two days, St. Mary's was awarded 21 medals and a trophy. An impressive haul!
We are already looking forward to competing next year!
Here are some pictures from the day to enjoy.
Ms. Moran and Ms. White
What an amazing day for our athletes today! This morning, eleven St. Mary's pupils travelled out to the Cumann na mBunscol games in Morton Stadium, Santry for the field events. We were competing in hurdles and 600m in the u11, u12 and u14 categories. It was our first time competing in hurdles.
St. Mary's left the stadium laden down with a haul of 8 medals: 2 gold (Jenny - 6th class, Tom - 5th class); 3 silver (Ella O' - 5th class in 600m, Noah - 5th class in 600m, Elliott - 6th class in 600m) and 3 bronze (Thuy - 4th class in 600m, Alex - 4th class in hurdles, Lara - 6th class in hurdles). We are delighted that all our 600m runners made the podium and that all our wonderful hurdlers made it through their heats into the final!
I am so proud of each and every runner who came out to Santry today. They represented St. Mary's with distinction and I was so proud to have been coaching them! They defined good sportsmanship and were a fantastic source of support to one another. You should all be so proud of yourselves!
Tomorrow, 39 St. Mary's pupils will return to the stadium to compete in track events of sprints and relays. We wish them the very best of luck, and hope they enjoy every minute. Here are some photos below to enjoy.
For many years St Mary's National School has participated in Leinster Primary Schools League. This year, two girls and one boys team entered the competition. All teams performed strongly, with the boys finishing mid table, and both girls qualifying for playoffs. Unfortunately, Scoil Bhride's first team and the Burrow NS Sutton prevented both girls teams from reaching the semi-finals but with such strong players from both 4th and 5th classes emerging next year could see us progress even further in the league. Many thanks to all of the children who committed and played so well. Also, thanks to all of the parents who were involved in the administration, hosting, supervising and driving the teams to other schools. It was a great year for tennis!
Children from 4th, 5th and 6th Classes are participating in this festival of Church Music to celebrate the 150th Anniversary of the Church of the Sacred Heart, Donnybrook. The festival will take place at 7:30 pm on Thursday, May 4th. The four schools in the parish, St. Mary's NS, Muckross Park College and The Tersesians Junior and Senior Schools, will perform at this festival. It is the first time the four schools have collaborated on a project and we are all very excited. I would like to invite all the parents in the school to attend this festival. There is no charge and it will be over by 8:30 pm. It promises to be a lovely occasion.