The Cup Final, June 2013

(Written by Tony Collins and Aaron McGowan) It was a sunny day. 2nd, 3rd and 4th class had their cup final. Tipperary faced Galway. In the end Galway beat Tipp on the score of 2-13 to 1-2. Man of the Match was given to Luke Connellan. The Tipp team put up a good match. Unfortunately for Tipp Galway played a bit better on the
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St. Mary’s Camogie Team Win School’s Final, June 2013

(Written by Ciara Prendergast and Eva Hynes) It was Saturday the 15th of June when St Mary’s girl’s camogie team were playing St Canice’s in Nowlan Park. They were the last finalists of the day. The match started at 3 o’ clock. The starting line up were   1. Alicia Minogue,  2. Cara Gibbons , 3. Dearbhail O’ Keeffe,  4.Ciara Prendergast  5. Ava Kavanagh, 
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President Higgins Visits our school! May 2013

A Memorable Day By Emily Cairns Wow!It has been a hectic week for St. Mary’s National School!Something truly amazing happened!President Higgins and his wife,Sybina came to their school! They arrived at 2 o ‘ clock on Wednesday the 29th of May 2013.the fifth class pupils held the Guard of Honour for their guests,and might I say,they did it wonderfully!President Higgins and Sybina came to
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Even MORE Photos from the Junior Infant Trip to Rancho Reillys Farm, June 2013

57 junior infants boarded two buses on the 7th of June for a day trip to ‘Rancho Reilly’s’ Farm in Graiguecullen. The day was very sunny and the children had a super time! The playground, petting zoo, barrel ride and pony rides ensured there was something for everyone. (Junior Infants, Room 3 photos)


Kevin O’ Carroll and the Waterford Concert Orchestra, June 2013

This year’s concert was the fourth in the series and has now completed the tour around the families of the orchestra. Last Thursday in St Mary’s Kevin O’ Carroll and the Waterford Concert Orchestra gave us a tour of the String section.  Popular pieces such as Pachelbel’s Canon and Monti’s Czardas were played on the day. The children thoroughly enjoyed this musical experience.


St. Mary’s Awarded 2nd Green Flag, May 27th 2013

Our Green School Day, May 27th  (Written by Keri Whelan) On Monday the 27th of May, Kaia, Keri, Colin and Diarmuid went into town with their teacher Ms Hogan to collect the second Green School flag for St Mary’s. This years flag was for saving energy and next years flag is for saving water! As we entered Hotel Kilkenny we went straight onto the
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Communion Photos, May 2013

Well done to all the boys and girls in Ms Troy’s and Ms Moore’s 2nd Class who made their First Holy Communion last weekend. We were all very proud of how well you prepared for this special day. You behaved beautifully in the church. Everyone agreed you sang, and read very well, and brought up the gifts with great reverence. Well Done! We hope
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Henry the Cub

(Written by Shaun Waugh, Niall Skehan and Jack Kavanagh) Last Wednesday, Patsy Gibbons visited our school with a new pet fox. The little cub was only 6-8 weeks old. His name was Henry. Sadly, Henry had been attacked by a dog and was left with cuts, bruises and a broken jaw. His jaw is now crooked. He has to go to Cork for an
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Boy’s School Badminton, May 2013

(Written by Peter McDonald) On Thursday 2nd of May, St Mary’s boy’s badminton teams, A and B, took part in the schools badminton competition. The A team consisted of Peter McDonald, Cian McCormack, Jack Kerins and Peter Connellan. They won all their group matches, beating Kilkenny Project School 6 – 0, Muckalee 5 – 1, and Carrigeen B   6 – 0. This brought them
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Confirmation Photos

Congratulations to all our children who were confirmed in Church of the Assumption, Thomastown. The children put in a lot of work and preparation into their very special day and great credit must be given to them and their teachers Mr. Delahunty and Mr. Roberts. Thank you to all involved. It was a fantastic occasion. Click link below to view the Confirmation Photos


The Easter Bunny Arrives to St Mary’s!!!

The Easter Bunny paid a very special visit to all the boys and girls in St Mary’s last Friday. There was great excitement as he hopped from class to class delivering delicious Easter eggs to all the children in the school (and teachers too!!!) Thank you Easter Bunny for brightening up our day. Happy Easter to all!


Thomastown U-11 Badminton Team

(Written by Peter McDonald) The Thomastown U-11 badminton team, Peter Connellan, Peter McDonald, Úna Donnelly and Michelle Donnelly, won the mixed league on 19th of March. They beat Johnstown in the final and it went to 4-4 all but we won on the aces.

March newsletter 2013

March Newsletter, 2013


Thomastown Champs Visit Our School, Feb 2013


Thomastown Abú!!!

It was blue & white day in St Mary’s as students got into the spirit of things to cheer on the ‘Boy’s in Blue’  for the All-Ireland Junior Hurling Final this Sunday, where they will be meeting Fullen Gaels of Manchester in Croke Park. The very best of luck on Sunday from all at St Mary’s.