Huge congratulations to Annabelle in 1st Class and Ava in 5th. They are our overall winners for the Student Council Halloween Competition! We were blown away by all the creativity from everyone who entered, from Junior Infants all the way up to Sixth Class. Thank you for all the entries.Well done to those children that won pumpkins today! We will put those posters on our page and keep an eye on our Student Council page for more Halloween updates! We are looking forward to seeing everyone in their costumes on Friday and to raising money for Temple Street Hospital!
Saint Mary's started off their campaign in the girls and boys sections of their respective leagues with a win and a narrow loss against St. Matthew's National School.
Our boys team played some exciting basketball, particularly in the first quarter, and dug deep in the final moments of the last quarter to earn a well deserved win.
Our girls team performed admirably and very narrowly missed out on a win. We are extremely proud of their display and look forward to turning the hard work from both teams today and in training into a win next week.
St. Mary's are extremely grateful to Muckross Park College for the use of their indoor facilities for the game. The coaching staff would also like to thank all the parents for their support at the game today.
Our next game is fixed against St. Andrew's Primary School on Friday, 20th October in Muckross College Park.
Following the closure of the school for the past two days, St. Mary's will reopen tomorrow, 18 October. Fortunately the storm had little impact on either of the school buildings and their environs. A branch broken from a tree in Donnybrook Manor hung precariously over the wall preventing vehicular access to the school this morning but the management company from Donnybrook Manor arranged for its removal. In Milltown our portable goals took a bit of a hammering but other than that both buildings survived the storm. Looking forward to seeing all our pupils back tomorrow.
The Department of Education and Skills has decided that all schools will remain closed tomorrow, Tuesday, October 17. St. Mary's NS will reopen on Wednesday, October 18.
The Student Council are organising and running this event again this year. All students are invited to dress up in Halloween costumes on 27th October in to school! We will be having class fashion shows and all sorts of Halloween fun on the day. We ask all students to bring E2 on the day for this wonderful cause (Temple Street Children’s Hospital) We are also holding a poster competition based on Halloween. All classes are eligible to enter the competition. One entry per child and the closing date is Friday 13th October. There’s a great prize for your class for the winning entry! Entries should be given to the SC members in Milltown and to Ms Kelly in Belmont.
Pre-season preparations for Saint Mary’s girls’ Basketball team continued this Tuesday morning at 8 AM. Over 30 energetic participants were in attendance as they eagerly await their opening fixture of the Basketball season against St.Mathews, Sandymount. (Date and Venue TBC).
The boys team also showed that they were no slouches by turning up in full attendance for their after school session at 2:45.
Our next session for both girls and boys will take place next Tuesday as normal at 2:45.
Ba mhaith liom fáilte thar n-ais a chur roimh gach duine agus fáilte speisialta a chur roimh na Naíonáin Shóisireacha. 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. Doireann Moloney, Mr. Andrew Furlong agus Mr. Robert Murray godtí foireann scoile St. Mary’s. I look forward to working with them.
We were all very sad to say goodbye to Ms. Jacinta Mc Hugh. Jacinta was a valued member of St. Mary’s staff. Jacinta taught in St. Mary’s for eight years. She is a wonderful teacher and she contributed greatly to St. Mary’s – Go néirí go geal léi!
Ms. Maria O’ Loughlin has taken a career break for this school year. We wish her all the best in her travels and look forward to her 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’m sure 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 freely.
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.
Ní neart go cur le chéile! – there is no strength without unity.