Aaron the Allergic Shepherd, 2nd Class, Ms Tyrrell

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Senior Infant Play, Ms Lanigan and Ms Cummins, Dec 2019

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The Boys’ Country Cup Final Match Report in the Kilkenny People, Dec 2019

“TENACIOUS THOMASTOWN COMPLETE THE BIG HURLING AND FOOTBALL DOUBLE” Click here to read more about the Country Cup FInal 2019

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St Mary’s Christmas Carol Service, Dec 2019

All students and staff gathered in the School Hall for the annual Carol Service at St Mary’s on Tuesday. A number of readings were read by students, and these were accompanied by some fabulous singing of carols and recorder recitals under the direction of our Music Generation teacher, Barbra Kelly, and our music teacher, Ms Kenny. The introductory song was sang by the children
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Girls’ and Boys’ Shield Final Medal Presentation, December 2019

Country Cup Champions The boys’ Gaelic football team won the Country Cup football final against Clara before Christmas on a scoreline of 5-6 to 1-4. This means the school is the holder of the Hurling and Gaelic football country cups, a feat that doesn’t happen too often. There is a match report and photo in this week’s Kilkenny People on p.50. The Girls’ Gaelic
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The Student’s Council Hit the Airwaves, Dec 2019

Six children from St Mary’s Student Council were live on KCLR this Tuesday, December 2nd. The link is the audio file of the interview and if you go to 21 minutes the children are interviewed at that stage. They even get to sing with Tommy Flemming! The children are a credit to the school and to their families, they come across happy and confident. Le
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Book Fair, Christmas Cards and Shoeboxes, Nov 2019

Dear parents, Thank you for supporting our recent initiatives:   We collected 175 Shoe-boxes for Team Hope this year.  Click on this link to see where the shoeboxes go! Our Christmas Card sales were superb and we raised just under €2,000, As previously stated, these funds will go towards yard improvements and playground equipment that will be added to the school over the course of
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Schools Futsall Competition, Nov 2019

Well done to the fourth class girls who took part in the Schools Futsall Competition in the Watershed. The girls played very well in their three matches, against KSP, Bunscoil McAuley Rís and the Gael Scoil.

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St Mary’s Receive a 5 Star Centre Flag, Nov 2019

Yesterday there was huge excitement in St Mary’s as we received our GAA 5 Star Centre Flag. This recognises our commitment to our national games in classes and in school.  For more information you can visit


Christmas Shoebox, Nov 2019

Pupils from St. Mary’s have been handing over shoe boxes full of toys and gifts as part of Operation Christmas Child over the last few weeks. Shoe boxes have been piling high thanks to the effort of generous school children in St Mary’s, who have been working hard to ensure that less fortunate children have a present to open this Christmas. Many thanks to all
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Updated Data Protection Privacy Statement for Parents, Guardians and Pupils

Data Protection Privacy Statement for Parents, Guardians and Pupils  Effective from the 25th May, 2018  Individuals have a number of rights in relation to their personal information – i.e. personal data – and these rights have been enhanced by the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). This Data Protection Statement describes how we at St. Mary’s NS, Thomastown collect and process personal data, in accordance
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Khan's Book Fair

Khan’s Book Fair, Thursday 15th and Friday 16th November


Halloween Newsletter, Oct 2018

Dear parents, The children may dress up for Halloween on Thursday.  A suggested donation of €2 is encouraged as part of Trick or Treat for Temple Street hospital.   The Parents Association will be running a Halloween Disco also on Thursday, from 6.30pm to 8pm in school hall. Dj is Dj Tj. No mobile phones are allowed, and it is for children from 3rd to 6th
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Used Clothes Collection in St Mary’s

There will be a used clothes collection in the school in December. However, bags may be dropped in school from Monday October 15th on.  The money raised will be spent directly on the children of the school.

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“The Railway Children” Production

M&M theatre company came to our school today and put on a production of “The Railway Children” for 4th to 6th class. It was a wonderful production and the children were immersed in the play from start to finish. Published in 1906, this play was based on Edith Nesbit’s best-loved classic novel The Railway Children.This thrilling story follows the lives of Roberta, Peter and Phyllis, whose lives are turned upside
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