St. Mary's NS Ballygarrett

Monthly Archives: December 2019

  We decorated pine cones for Christmas and it was lots of fun. We got pine cones and then we brought them into class to paint them. They had lots of different colours and plenty of glitter! We brought in old socks and made sock snowmen with elastic bands. We cut off part of the sock and used it to make a cute hat. Some people used glue to stick on eyes… Read More

Bhí an margadh Nollag ar siúl sa seomra ranga Rang 5 chun Gaeilge a chleactadh. Bhí níos mó na ocht stalla sa mhargadh. Bhí rudaí de gach sórt ar díol- bréagáin, bronntanais, seodra, leabhair and maisiúcháin Nollag. Bhí bia blasta ar fáil freisin, mar shampla, maróg Nollag, seacláid the agus sceallóga.

We hosted a chess match with Bunscoil Loreto this afternoon in the General Purpose Room. We had a total of 52 children playing chess and having fun. Well done to all our students from 3rd to 6th class who participated. We really enjoyed hosting Mr Nimmo and the Bunscoil Loreto team. We hope to play a return leg in Term 2. It was great to see students engaged in a real battle… Read More

A huge well done to all our students who completed the MS Readathon 2019. This challenge was a 30 day reading challenge to encourage as many students as possible to read as many books as possible over the course of the month. Whilst reading, our students also managed to raise a whopping €1100 for MS Ireland- a very worthy cause. Well done and keep up the reading!  

It’s that time of year again- Active Advent is back. The Active School Committee have created calendars for each class to complete in the run up to Christmas. Each day there is a simple exercise for the children to do in their classroom or outside. We are also enjoying our Tuesday and Thursday morning ‘Wake up, Shake up’ routines to music.

A chairde, our school will be celebrating its Jubilee year in 2020. We are hoping to publish a Jubilee Book of memories stretching back to the very first day in the new school. We need your help in gathering information, photographs etc. Please spread the word to all your family, friends and past pupils wherever they may be around the world. Please send any and all correspondence to or contact the… Read More