Please find below a copy of the school's Return to Work Protocol for staff, approved by the Board of Management at their meeting on the 18th May 2020.
Saturday 16 May was to be the day when the children in 2nd class celebrated their First Holy Communion, but of course the restrictions of Covid 19 prevented that from happening. However, Msgr O' Brien celebrated a very special mass for the girls and boys in the church in Donnybrook. Msgr O' Brien and the teachers invited the girls and boys from 2nd class to join in the mass on the web cam. The teachers from 2nd class and Ms Keenan participated in the liturgy. We were very lucky to have Molly O' Connell from 5th class leading us in singing from the altar. The children from 2nd class lit their Do This in Memory candle at home while Ms Purcell lit one on the altar in the church.
Even though we were not together in the church , it was a very special occasion. We look forward to the day when we will celebrate together in the Church.
In accordance with recent changes regarding admission procedures to schools - Admission to Schools Act 2018, we have amended our Enrolment Policy, now Admission Policy, in order to comply with new regulations. Please take the time to review the Admission Policy and Annual Admission Notice posted below and send your comments/if any to the school email before Wednesday, 8 April.
St Mary’s Senior Choir (which includes 3rd,4th,5th and 6th) had a brilliant time performing at the Corfhéile on Tuesday the 3rd of March. Everyone enjoyed the other schools’ songs but we especially enjoyed performing ours in Corfhéile for the large audience.There were many performances that we watched open-mouthed while listening to their amazing music. We all LOVED the special guest all the way from New York, Brian who was a percussionist.
The Corfhéile was set in the National Basketball Arena in Tallaght.
‘I really enjoyed the experience of watching other people talk and sing and share their love of music’ said Ella in 4th.
‘I enjoyed listening to the orchestra and I had a fun day!’ said Gary also in 4th.
St May’s Senior Choir can’t wait for next year to perform again at Corfhéile!
By Aidi and Sophie M, 4th Class
Enjoy the amazing videos of our school choir below! (Due to slow online speed, where possible, it is best to download the video first.)
On the 28th of February, Amir Aizuri, Diana Bueckert, Helen Bueckert, Lucy Bueckert, Daniel Cahill, Vincent Houlihan, Jack McKenna and Sophie McKenna attended a team chess tournament called “The Leinster Schools Chess Association Primary School Championships”, which was organised by April Cronin. Many other schools from Leinster took part in the tournament, with almost 100 pupils there.
In this chess tournament we used chess clocks, which are timers that count down the time that each player has to complete their game. We had 20 minutes each on the clock, making some games almost 40 minutes long!
After playing five exciting games each, we finished fourth overall, missing a top three spot by just two points. Prizes were also given to star players, who are the top scorers on each chess team. This time it was Diana Bueckert with 5 out of 6 points.
Having successfully played this chess tournament, Saint Marys is now in the top 10 schools in Leinster for chess!
A special thank you to Ms. Purcell who came along to motivate us and to see us in action.
Reported by Diana.
We had a very busy few days with Maths Week. Between trails, puzzles and competition's time was definitely flying by.
Thank you to all the teachers involved in particular Ms. Murphy who helped co-ordinate the week.
A huge thank you to Monsignor Lorcan O'Brien for helping us celebrate the beginning of Lent here in St. Mary's.
Also a special thanks to the Student Council for helping to distribute ashes and the 4th Class teachers, Ms. Moran and Mr. Ó Briain for helping organise the service.
Today we started collecting orders of Perfect Pouches from students of 2nd-6th class. Tomorrow we will be collecting orders from Junior Infants - First Class. Remember the Perfect Pouch comes in either red or blue and they cost E5 each. They are for students, teachers and parents! Our last chance orders will be on Friday. Thank you for supporting our business journey,