Parent teacher meetings will take place on Wednesday 24th and Thursday 25th of January. Parents will receive a note from the class teacher with their designated time today.
Please note: The Pupil Transfer form for 2018 is available to download from the Enrolment Page.
What a wonderful way to start the Christmas holidays! Thank you all for your attendance at our 'Carols in the Yard' today which brought St. Mary's Christmas celebrations 2017 to a close - the wonderful singing wafted over the village of Donnybrook. The Carols in the Yard were the finale of two fabulous weeks of Nativity Plays, Christmas Shows and our amazing Carol Services on Wednesday.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your support in this busy first term. Thank you for your generous donations to our local conference of St. Vincent de Paul and your extremely generous gifts to the staff here in St. Mary's. This is truly a unique school community of which I am proud to belong.
Guím síochán agus sonas oraibh go léir an Nollaig seo!
Today our class went to visit a nursing home in Clonskeagh. We sang some carols and some people sang solos. We also recited our Christmas poem: The Kerry Christmas Carol! It was one lady's birthday so we sang happy birthday to her. We then were given refreshments and got to meet some of the lovely people living and working there. We all enjoyed the day, and we hope to visit again soon.
- Sixth Class
Well done to Ms Keenan and the boys and girls from 1st and 2nd classes on your fantastic performances!
Junior Infants, Senior Infants and First Class had a lovely time yesterday at the Junior Carol Service. We sang all our Christmas songs and did our actions really well! We loved hearing St Mary's Junior, Senior and Adult choirs at the service! Children from First Class did a great job telling us the Christmas story.
Following on from the success of the performances last week by Junior Infants, Senior Infants and 1st Classes, the focus in St.Mary's has quickly switched to our annual Carol Services which take place on Wednesday, 22 December in the Jesuit Theater in Milltown Park. The corridors of Milltown and Belmont have been ringing with the sound of children's voices rehearsing Christmas carols and poems. The Carol Service is one of the highlights of our school calendar. This year, we have moved the services to the Jesuit Theater to facilitate our increased numbers. The Junior Carol Service (Junior Infants - 1st Class) takes place at 12:30 pm and the Senior Carol Service (2nd -6th Class) takes place at 1:30 pm. St. Mary's Adult Choir, comprising of parents and teachers, will perform at both services.
On the day of the holidays, 22 December, you are invited to join us in the school yard in Belmont Ave at 11:45 am for our 'Carols in the Yard'. This is a wonderful way to kick-start the Christmas holidays. We will be collecting for our local conference of St. Vincent de Paul.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your support and to wish you a happy and peaceful Christmas.
Nollaig Shona agus Athbhliain faoi mhaise daoibh,
On behalf of Peter McVerry Trust, I would like to thank you and all at Saint Mary's National School for your support in helping us raise funds for our work with people who are homeless.
Congratulations on your success in raising €960.00 through your recent fundraiser. This was gratefully received by our office.
Established in 1983, Peter McVerry Trust provides low-threshold entry services, primarily to young people and vulnerable adults with complex needs, and offers pathways out of homelessness based on the principles of the Housing First model.
Your support and generosity ensures that Peter McVerry Trust can provide crucial services to those who need them most.
As demand for these services continues to grow, we have expanded our range of accommodation and supports, to include new Family Hubs, which provide families experiencing homelessness with a safe and secure place to live, as well as additional emergency accommodation and long-term housing to move people out of homelessness for good.
This level of support could not happen without you. Thank you.
Ania Hazik, on behalf of:
Michael Thompson, Fundraising Officer
Best wishes for Christmas & the New Year, from all at Peter McVerry Trust.
Following on from the wonderful success of the performances of Junior Infants, Senior Infants and 1st Classes, the focus in St. Mary's has switched to the Carol Services in which every child will participate. The corridors in Milltown and Belmont Ave have been ringing with the sound of children's voices as they rehearse Christmas carols and poems. The Carol Service has become one of the highlights of the school calendar here in St. Mary's. The Carol Services take place on Wednesday, 20 December in the Jesuit Theater in Milltown Park. The Junior Carol Service will begin at 12:30 pm and the Senior Carol Service will begin at 1:30 pm. St. Mary's Adult Choir will perform at both Carol Services.
We look forward to seeing you at one or both of the Carol Services.
Please remember to join us on the day of the holidays, Friday 22 December , where the whole school community will join together to sing popular carols in aid of our local conference of St. Vincent de Paul.
A huge thank you and congratulations to all the students, staff and parents of St Mary's. After organising the Christmas Fashion Day last Friday, the Student Council are delighted to announce that we raised an incredible E960 for the Peter McVerry Trust!
Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year from the Student Council. :)