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Sport Week 2020

 Friday June 19th  

Sports Week St. Marys Explained

 

Thursday June 18th

 

Wednesday June 17th

 

Tuesday June 16th

 

Monday June 15th 

 

Sport Week 2020

Sports week will be taking place from Monday June 15th -Friday June 19th.

There is a timetable of suggested activities for you to complete. 

Attached is a word document explaining each of the activities. 

Sports Week St. Marys Explained

Ms Keating recorded a video to explain the week. A big thank you to her for organising a fantastic week of activities. 

 

 

Book Collection

Dear Parents/Guardians

We are opening the school on Wednesday June 3rd and Thursday June 4th to enable you to access your children’s books and belongings. 

We ask that only parents/guardians attend the book collection.

With a little bit of patience and consideration we know this will proceed fairly smoothly!

There will be markings on the ground inside the gate to observe social distancing. 

Please come at your allocated time only. 

Please bring a large box or trolley to carry the books if you have more than 1 child. We would ask that you only touch your child’s books. 

If a family is medically isolated, please contact 044 934 1517. 

Parents please bring any rental books and PM readers back. 

 Book Collection Timetable

If you are a family of two or more children. Please come during the youngest siblings time slot. The belongings of all of your children can be received then. 

We ask that only parents/guardians attend the book collection.

Wednesday June 3rd

9:00-10:00 Junior Infants

10:00-11:00 Senior Infants

11:00-12:00 1st Class

12:00-1:00 2nd Class

1:00-2:00 3rd Class

 

Thursday June 4th

9:00-10:00 4th Class

10:00-11:00 5th Class

11:00-12:00 6th Class

 

School Closure 

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Following Taoiseach Leo Varadkar’s announcement, St. Mary’s Primary school will be closed from 2:30 Thursday March 12th until further notice  

If you need to contact the school, please do so by emailing admin@stmarysmullingar.ie 

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The Sunflower Room

The Sunflower Room dressed up in their spooky costumes for their Halloween party.

Mr Scally’s News

Mr Scally’s class wrote a fantastic Hallowe’en poem.

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Girls Football News

Our girls football team have been training hard since the start of the school year and it’s brilliant to see so many girls taking part. They played Emper and Presentation in a blitz last Thursday. The girls were unlucky to come away without a win on the day but showed some great skills across the pitch! Well done girls!

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Senior Infants Term One

Senior Infants have had an active start to the school year. They have been working on all things Autumn in Aistear, they went on a nature walk, completed pumpkin printing and 2D Shape work.

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Parent Teacher Meetings

Parent teacher meetings will take place on Monday 21st October and Tuesday 22nd October 22nd. We are trying a new system this year and would welcome your feedback on it. A note has been sent home with your child giving you the day and the time band for your meetings with your child(ren)’s teacher(s).

Monday October 21st:

2:35-3:30 Surnames A – G

3:30 – 4:25 Surnames H – M

Tuesday October 22nd:

2:35 – 3:30 Surnames N – S

3:30 – 4:25 Surnames T – Z

So Near Yet So Far!

                                        St Mary’s vs Moate

Reporter Jake “Scoop” Warde

First the players changed and went out to do their warm ups. We decided to wear our rarely seen red away jersies! For a warm up they would hand pass to the person in the middle and they would throw it up for you to catch it and then you would hand pass to the next person.

Then the match began. Both teams started strong, but Moate started stronger. They had about 16 points altogether, nearing the end of the first half Paul K scored a point and at the end it was 19 points to 1.

At the start of the second half we really kicked it into gear. After 5 minutes of back and forth Robert H scored a goal that gave us hope. Our teams defenders (Nour, Mikolaj, Motiejus Jack and Josh also Ben Brady as the goalkeeper) were giving it their all. After some time Kian scored a goal bringing the score to 7 points to 19. After some more time Paul K scored a goal after that Robert scored again. We were all over them. It was now 16 points to 19. After that it was back and forth, then a few points and we were in the lead by 1 point and with some more time there were more throws, scores and catches sadly they came out on top, but we didn’t go out without a fight. Our next match is against Rochfortbridge next week.

Final scores

St Marys                                                     Moate

6-9   (27)                                                    4-17(29

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Ben                          Ryan

Eoin C                     Eoin D

Thomas                   Jayden

David                       Ali

Nour                         Luke

Marius                     Jack

Mikolaj                     Josh

Motiejus                  Kian

Paul                            Ryan

Robert                       David

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QUOTES

Mr Ó Máirtín:

“I am thrilled with the performance. I think we should play in red more often!”

Mr Whitney:

“ A top class performance by a top class team. A brilliant overall team performance. Red jerseys but no red cards!!!”

Mr. Scally

“Mr Whitney should forget the jerseys more often! Super second half”.

Mrs. McVeigh

“I can let the boys out-I mean 6th class, but not the teachers!

Environmental Maths

St. Mary’s have been taking advantage of the excellent September weather. Many year groups completed Math Trails this month.

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All Ireland Winners!

Congratulations to Ms Keating and her teammates on winning the Intermediate Camogie Final for Westmeath. This is a second All Ireland medal for Ms Keating having previously won the All Ireland Junior Camogie Final in 2017.

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St. Mary’s wish are very own Ms Keating the best of luck in the All Ireland Intermediate Camogie Final.

 

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Ms Keating will be joining her Westmeath teammates on Sunday at 2pm in Croke Park in a match against Galway. It will be televised on RTE2 so make sure you tune in to cheer her on!

 

 

 

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Come to school for an evening!

Dear parents/Guardians of 1st – 6th class students,

You are invited to attend a homework evening in the school on Tuesday 10th September 2019 at 6pm – 7pm with your child’s teacher.

Find out what homework is given, what teacher expects and find out how you can help your child with homework.

We look forward to seeing you there!

 

 

School Re-Opens for New School Term Thursday August 29th 2019

Junior Infants hours:

Thursday August 29th and Friday August 30th: 10:00-12:00

Monday September 2nd, Tuesday September 3rd and Wednesday September 4th: 9:00-12:00

Thursday September 5th: full school day 8:50-1:30

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4th & 5th Class Draughts Tournament

Congratulations to the winners of the 4th & 5th class draughts tournament. We had a very exciting final.

Well done to Harry and Liam!

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Things are heating up in the 4th and 5th class draughts tournament.

The competitors are currently in the quarter final stage with a few wild cards to be chosen yet…more to come!

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Baking with Mrs Christie

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1st Class Construction

 

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1st Class Love to Read!

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Senior Infant Slime

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Senior Infants have been developing their problem solving and turn taking skills during Aistear.

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Junior Infants

Junior Infants treated the junior end of our school and their parents to a spectacular showing of their play “Musicians of Bremen.” Congratulations to all of the students in Junior Infants and their very proud teachers Ms Stevens and Ms Keating.

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Junior infants enjoyed a trip to Rochforts and a spring walk in the community.

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Environmental Math

2nd Class got to grips with their measurements while exploring the school environment.

 

 

 

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 Environmental Science

Senior Infants took advantage of the sunny weather this term. They used the clear skies to trace their shadows.

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6th Class Cooking

6th Class began their cooking scheme with delicious scrambled eggs.

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3rd Class Tennis

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Junior Infants

Junior Infants made beautiful still life pictures of a bowl of fruit.

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Mrs. Corcoran’s Class have been extremely busy

Mrs. Corcoran’s class were very busy making pancakes. They loved measuring out and mixing all the ingredients. Of course the final stage of tasting was the best!!

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Mrs. Corcoran’s class are enjoying horse riding lessons at Mullingar Equestrian Centre. We even began trotting on our first day! It was super exciting. We are getting to know our horses and we are building friendships with our Transition Year helpers.

 
They have been exploring the story of ‘Going on a Bear Hunt’ for the last few weeks. They have expanded our vocabulary and have done a role play of all the different scenes of the story. They end up in the ‘narrow gloomy cave (their class tent)’ and proceed to their ‘bed’ where they hide under the covers, so the bear couldn’t find them. They have had such fun.
They also experimented with all the lovely different textures available throughout the story. They found out that some of them prefer other textures to others.
 
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Online Safety

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Ms. Newman’s class had great fun visiting the playground during the lovely weather!

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Bear Hunt Activities

Ms Newman’s class have been reading “We’re Going on a Bear Hunt” and have really enjoyed the sensory story to go with it. They had lots of different textures to represent each part of the story and loved getting their hands into each box and exploring what they felt like.
They were also busy painting, cutting and gluing during art to create these magnificent works of art which represent all the different places the family visit on their bear hunt.
 
Zacary showed us how creative he can be by drawing this fantastic picture.
 
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Jungle Book Success

Congratulations to the students in 5th and 6th class on their outstanding performances in “The Jungle Book.” The performance in the Art Centre attracted a huge audience and was a fantastic success.

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2nd Class Sense Tests

Second class had great fun testing their hearing and taste senses in blind taste and sound tests.

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4th Class Musical Instruments

4th class have been very busy making their own musical instruments.

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4th Class Project Work

4th class kindly showed 2nd class some of the work that they have been completing this year. 2nd class were extremely impressed by all the hard work that 4th class had put into their projects on the different types of weather.

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Aladdin Performance

The students in Junior Infants, Senior Infants, 1st Class and 2nd Class were all treated to a spectacular performance of Aladdin. Our favourite part was witnessing Mr Ó’Máirtín dance moves.

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Math Trails

2nd Class

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Senior Infant Math Trail

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Special Visit from the Irish Army

Room 1 Junior Infants

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Movember

Mr Gaffney, Mr Ó’Máirtín, Mr McGuinness and Mr Whitney staff bravely took on the razor in assembly today. They spent the month of November growing beards which were shaved today. Thank you for all the generous donations. They go directly to the Mullingar hospital to help purchase new equipment.

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Ms Christie’s Art Club

Our Art Club takes place every Tuesday. The budding artists have made some beautiful masterpieces.

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Cross Country Medal Winners

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County Champions, Mullingar Shamrocks

We were very lucky to have Shamrocks visit us with their cup won in county senior football. Mullingar Shamrocks beat  St. Loman’s 2-12 to 1-11 breaking their six year streak.

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Cormac’s Red Hat Day

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Halloween at St. Mary’s

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Girls Football Success

Our girls football team are celebrating their first win of the season. The girls togged out on a rainy Thursday October 11th against All Saints. Congratulations to the team and to their couch Ms Flynn who have trained hard during lunchtimes and after school in preparation for this win. We wish the team the best of luck this season!

 

Homework Club

Homework Club is held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2.30-3.30p.m. for 4th to 6th class and from 2:30-3:05 for 1st, 2nd and 3rd  classes.  It is supervised by a teacher. Students receive all the help and support they require in addition to being encouraged to work independently. We have THREE clubs in operation, one for 1st and 2nd, 3rd and seniors.

 

School Reopening Hours

St. Mary’s Primary School will reopen for the new academic year 2018/2019 on Thursday August 30th. Breakfast club will begin on Thursday August 30th at 8:30 am, yard supervision will commence at 8:40.

Junior Infant Hours will be:

Thursday August 30th and Friday August 31st – 10am-12pm

Monday September 3rd, Tuesday September 4th and Wednesday September 5th – 9:10am -12pm

Thursday September 6th – 8:50-1:30 normal school day. Supervision available from 8:40.

 

First Class Hurling

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Liam MacCarthy Cup

We were privileged to receive a visit from the Liam MacCarthy Cup in St. Mary’s. Galway won the Liam MacCarthy cup for the first time in 29 years when they beat Waterford in the 2017 Hurling all Ireland final.

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St. Mary’s had a special visitor

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Christmas Performance

Senior Infants have been very busy preparing for their Christmas performance. No doubt all mummies and daddies will be very impressed with their beautiful singing.

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