The staff of St. Mary’s wish to welcome back all our lovely families for the school year 2018/2019. We have loved hearing all the stories about your memorable summer holidays and we are thrilled all our children, including our new Junior Infants, have settled into our community with ease.
A huge thank you to Jordan Daly for the beautiful artwork he created on some of our external walls over the summer. Also how can we forget Jonathan, our caretaker, who was very busy over the last few months ensuring our school has never looked better!
We would also like to warmly welcome back all our amazing volunteers who give so much of their time to varying projects within the school including helping with the Savings Scheme, Literacy Lift Off, Reading Buddies and Maths for Fun to name a few.
We have planned some inspiring activities for the next few months to enhance our children’s learning experiences.
They’re yellow, cute and live in St. Mary’s, what are they? We will be delighted to welcome some new friends next month, in the form of little chicks from Nore Valley Park as part of their School Incubator Project. What a wonderful opportunity for our children to experience first hand the life cycle of a chicken and the hatching process!
Our beginning of year school mass will be held on Friday 5th October. This mass will also celebrate the 300th anniversary of Nano Nagle’s birth, a visionary who will be honoured by our children for her outstanding contribution to education.
Goal Jersey Day will take place on 12th October so those Waterford jerseys will get another wear!
Our annual Halloween Maths Challenge, taking place during Maths week will keep all our budding mathematicians busy. Our terrifying Witches Walk will be held on Thursday 25th October! This is a fun fundraiser for our school and as always, your support is much appreciated.
These are just a selection of some of the events and activities planned so watch this space for more information on our upcoming drama workshops, Zumba dance classes and more.
Finally, huge congratulations to Ms. Dwane on the arrival of beautiful baby Katie and to Ms. McGrath who recently welcomed handsome baby Conn.
Senior Infants busy planting bulbs!
Fourth Class-Student of the Week & Gaeilgeoir na Seachtaine