Our 5th and 6th class students have been busy taking part in the Marathon Kids programme over the past 8 weeks. This fantastic initiative, ran by Sports Active Ireland, saw our students undertake completing the distance of a marathon (26.2 miles) by breaking it down into daily running distances. They started with shorter distances and built it up to running 2000m at a time. It also included some lessons on nutrition, exercise… Read More

Our 5th and 6th Classes paid visits to our local beaches to help tidy up and take pride in our place. Thank you to the Tidy Towns Committee for helping Mrs Dwyer and Mr Sutton organise the trip. See below some photographs and recount pieces of writing from some of our pupils.

We were delighted to welcome Colin Travers and his birds to our school last week. Colin brought various species of owls and hawks for all classes to see, hold and learn about. The pupils thoroughly enjoyed their feathery visitors to the school. Click on the slideshow below to see some photographs from the two days.

All our pupils and staff really enjoyed dressing up as their favourite character from a book this year. This is always a fun filled day where the pupils get a chance to dress up. Please click on the slideshows below for a flavour of the costumes.

Well done to Rang 6 for creating this lovely piece to camera about Nuacht sa Scoil. We are already looking forward to the next episode. Maith Sibh, lean ar aghaidh ag obair go dian.

Another fantastic effort from our pupils in all classes this year! Wonderful creations made from recycled materials. Thank you to our local Tidy Towns Association for sponsoring all the prizes, thank you to our SEN team for judging the entries and thank you to all families who helped out at home. Please click on the video link to see some of the creations. Well done to all involved in our Green Schools… Read More

It’s that time of the year again! Active Advent is upon us once again. Each class has their own Active Advent calendar and will open one new window daily to reveal an active challenge or game to complete. We hope it is a fun way to get us all in the Christmas spirit and moving more often. Thank you to the Active Agents for organising our December initiative.

Pupils from 3rd – 6th Class are having their say on how they would like our oceans and seas to be used in the future.  Using their artistic skills they designed a poster or a 3 D model to illustrate their ideas. I think you will agree that the future of our seas will be in good hands when these budding planners become adults in the years to come. Here are some… Read More

Thank you to Rang 6 for organising our Maths Week this year. All our classes had great fun engaging with all the activities and the Maths Fair. Click on the short video for some photographs.

St. Mary’s N.S. is delighted to be accepted for the “Picker Pals Programme.” This programme was founded by children’s author Patrick Jackson and is designed to help younger classes get involved in litter picking at weekends. The excitement begins when a “Picker Pack” made from old sails arrives to the school. The storybooks introduce the Picker Pack characters, songs and environmental activities. Taking it in turns, children take home the Picker Pack… Read More