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Saint Mary's National School, Dublin

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13th Jun 2024

As part of scoot to school week, the children were encouraged to Scoot on Wednesday (SOW) to school.

Thank you to Ms. Carroll's 6th Class for setting up a scooter obstacle course in the Belmont yard. Ms. McMyler's and Ms. McNulty's classes really enjoyed this activity as pictured below with their scooters and helmets. 

27th May 2024
We kicked off Active Week this morning with our Teddy Bear Olympics.  Looking forward to a great week ahead! 
1st May 2024
During the month of March, the whole of St. Mary's participated in the Active School's Run around Europe Challenge. This is an activity which involved running laps around our school every day. The Active School's committee members would choose a European capital city to run to and we would add up all the laps everyone ran to see if we reached these cities. Every week, the running time increased. We started off at 7 minutes and ended up at 10 minutes running time. The cities that we reached in Mount Eden were; London, Brussels, Paris, Copenhagen, Oslo, Kiev, Athens, Ankara and Berlin. Belmont traveled to London, Paris, Rome, Helsinki and Warsaw. Well done to everyone for their hard work and dedication. We hope you all enjoyed the "Run Around Europe" challenge. Remember;
                                             Run, skip, have some fun,
                                             Let's get active everyone!

Rachel, Alex and Annabel
Active Schools Committee
17th Jan 2024

On Sunday, 14th January,  Katie McCloskey, Christina Ryan, Lil Bennett, Tom Bennett, Rachel Harnett, Tom Harnett, Alice Finan and Julia Finan from St Mary’s were very proud to represent their school in the Leinster Minor Schools Swimming Gala in the National Aquatic Centre in Abbotstown. A special mention to Tom Bennett who won a bronze medal in the Age 9-10 backstroke! Well done to all involved!

30th Nov 2023
Well done to our boys' and girls' hockey teams who are currently competing in the Leinster League.

The boys took part in their first game and narrowly lost to Rathgar N.S.

While the two girls' teams took on St Gerard's in very competitive games.

Best of luck with the rest of your games 6th Class! 
22nd Sep 2023

Last week we held the highly anticipated elections for this year's Student Council, Green School's Committee and Active School's Committee.

The children worked hard to plan and write their speeches. They then presented their speeches to the class in a clear, fluent and confident manner using the techniques of persuasive writing they have been practicing. 
The candidates spoke about what made them apply for the position, the reasons they felt they deserved the job and shared some creative ideas they had if they were successful.

Each child voted and the following four successful candidates for this school year were elected:

Student Council - Síofra MacMahon
Green School's Committee - Aoileann O'Mahony and Charlie Savage
Active School's Committee - Rachel O'Dea

Congratulations to everyone who presented a speech and to our new class representatives!

15th Jun 2023

Check out some of our hilarious slow motion action shots from our fantastic Active Week! 

14th Jun 2023

Active Week was filled with many wonderful activities and events which we thoroughly enjoyed here in 4th class. On the first day, we had a 'Throlf' competition as well as taking part in a dance workshop. On Monday, we took part in an Active Walkway which demonstrated our orienteering skills. We visited Clanna Gael on Wednesday to enjoy a Gaelic blitz that was brilliantly organised. On Thursday, the whole school took part in Sports Day which included lots of different activities including races, throwing games, jumping games, tug of war, penalty shootout and many more. On the final day of Active Week, 4th and 5th class played a giant game of rounders which got very competitive! Over the past few weeks, the senior school have completed the 'Daily Mile Challenge' where we ran the length and breadth of Ireland by doing laps of the school grounds each day. We improved every day and challenged ourselves with our pacing. We are a very active community here in St. Mary's!

2nd Jun 2023

What a great finish to active week! Dodgeball battle: 6th Class vs. Teachers