We recognise that for many of our families, children may be facing additional challenges through this period of school closure. Our SEN team have therefore devised the following Padlet to support our families and learners, specifically in SEN – but could be applied to all learners in our school. To visit the Padlet, please click here.
The Padlet include ideas, information, advice and practical support on the following areas:
· Literacy Resources
· Numeracy Resources
· Speech and Language
· Fine and Gross Motor Skills
· Social Skills
· Regulation Resources
· PEC’s, Visual Schedule and Visual Aids
· Fun Activities
· Supports for Parents
On Wednesday 21st June, it was time for our 6th Class of 2023 to say goodbye to St. Mary’s as they graduated from 6th Class and primary school. The DEN, 4th and 5th classes gathered in the hall to mark the occasion. Ms Jordan reminisced about events throughout this groups’ years in St. Mary’s from near escapes in Junior Infants to our 6th Class school tour only a week before. She echoed how everyone in St. Mary’s is proud of their achievements and progress during their time here.
The Class of 2023 were then called out individually and presented with certificates and framed graduation mementos. Afterwards, they sang their graduation songs of ‘Believer’ and ‘Whatever it Takes’, before throwing their mortar hats to the ceilings in celebration.
They gathered their belongings and made their way through a whole school guard of honour, exiting the gates as St. Mary’s pupils for the last time.
We wish every single member of the 6th Class of 2023 the very best in their futures and invite them back at any time to let us know how they are doing.
Well done to our 5 students who had a perfect attendance for the 2022/2023 school year. It’s a great achievement and these five students were awarded special certificates for their achievement.
Well done again and what great role models you are for all our students.
St. Mary’s took to the Ramor Theatre stage last week on Monday and Tuesday nights to perform to a sold-out crowd in what was a magnificent display of acting, singing, dancing and fun. 3rd to 6th classes wowed the audience, while the School Trad Group also put on a brilliant performance to send everybody home in fantastic spirits as our school year closed out.
The theme of the night was “The Oscars at Ramor”, and all classes put on Oscar-worthy performances.
Well done to all our performers and thanks to all our parents and school community who came down to support our students.
Huge excitement reigned over St. Mary’s on the 8th of June as a petting farm visited and all junior classes came to see, and even hold, some of the wonderful animals on show. The pupils from Junior Infants to Second Class saw animals like dogs, goats, rabbits, ponies, sheep and the more exotic creatures like snakes, lizards and spiders. It was an incredibly fun experience where children learned so much about the animals too.
We had a very exciting start to Active Week in Junior Infants with a visit to the playground for our Sponsored Walk. We had lots of fun playing together in the playground and getting to enjoy the sun 😀.
by Room One
Mrs Gibbons’ Class, Ms Smith’s Class and Ms Galligan’s Class walked to the Fire Station on Tuesday.
When we got there we had to wait at the wall. We met Firefighters John and Phillip.
First, we went to the locker room and we learned about what starts fires.
Next we went to the fire truck. We saw the things that firefighters need when there’s a fire and we got to go into the fire truck. We got a blast of the siren as we left.
It was so much fun.
Junior Infants have been very busy creating our classroom garden. We first started by planting seeds for our windowsills and each group, The Bees, The Butterflies, The Owls and The Frogs planted sunflowers. We also wanted to create an outside garden. Here we planted bedding plants and bulbs. Everyone took turns in the planting process. We now have the big responsibility of looking after and tending to our garden. Each day a student is picked as ‘Head Gardener’ and has the job of watering the flowers. We are looking forward to watching our garden blossom and grow into something beautiful.
Seachtain na Gaeilge is a national celebration of Irish language and culture. St Mary’s NS celebrated Seachtain na Gaeilge 2023 from Friday 10th to Thursday 16th March. A committee of dedicated and enthusiastic staff organised an exciting lineup of events.
Bhí imeachtaí taitneamhacha ar siúl gach lá – ‘Seanfhocal an Lae’, comórtas ealaíne, Tráth na gCeist, cluichí sa chlós, rince gaelach, cluichí biongo, ceolchoirm thriadisiúnta, toraíocht Gaeilge sna cónraí, Lá Glas agus an paráid.
Throughout the week, children were trying their best to use their cúpla focal. Tugadh amach neart duaiseanna i rith na seachtaine ar ndóigh. Bhí atmaisféar croíúil, spraíuíl le brath thart timpeall na scoile. Is cosúil gur bhain gach duine taitneamh as!
Ceiliúradh iontach a bhí ann. Maith sibh gach duine a ghlac páirt.
We would like to wish our whole school community a lovely Easter. Have a look below at what has been happening within our school this term.
World Book Day
As part of our drive to maintain, promote and engage pupil interest in reading, the school marked WORLD BOOK day on Thursday 2nd March by having a whole school “book swap”.
“There is no such thing as a child who hates to read; there are only children who have not found the right book.” – Frank Serafini