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‘Great Oaks from Tiny Acorns Grow’ – proverb

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Shoe Box Appeal, 2020

Some parents have asked if we are doing the Team Hope Shoe Box appeal this year.  This is a popular and lovely charity idea that sees children from Ireland gathering clothes, toothbrushes, toys etc, packing them in a shoe box and then they are sent to children in the developing world as a Christmas present. The appeal has moved online this year so if you would
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Fun Social Distancing Halloween Activity Packs, October 2020

Are you looking for socially distant Halloween party ideas? These Halloween packs are bursting with  great Halloween ideas; quizzes, puzzles, games, art and craft ideas, scavenger hunts. These trick or treat alternatives are a fun way to give kids a memorable night while sticking to the rules. Enjoy! Safer_HALLOWEEN_Activity_pack Halloween Activity Pack 


Halloween, 2020

St. Mary’s was a very spooky school last Friday! Our school, which is usually full of lovely, friendly children, was instead full of witches, vampires, zombies, clowns and ghosts!!!  Hope you all enjoy your break and have a wonderful Halloween…. ” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”ASC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″ display_type=”photocrati-nextgen_basic_thumbnails”]


Admissions Notice to Parents, Oct. 2020

Admissions Notice to Parents


Back to School Advice for Parents, August 2020

You may find the short videos linked below useful for you and your children.  Please find attached an important advice leaflet for parents that has been released by the HSE; It clarifies when you do or don’t need to keep your child home from school.  Back to School Advice Video for Children in Junior Infants to 2nd Class Back to School Advice for Children in 3rd
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Covid Policy Statement, August 2020

Covid Policy Statement Document


Covid Response Plan for Primary and Special Schools, August 2020

COVID-19 Response Plan for Primary and Special Schools Document


Book Lists 2020 – 2021

Junior Infant Booklist (Room 1, 2 and 3) Senior Infants Ms Cummins  Senior Infants Ms Lanigan First Class Ms Kelly First Class Ms Power Second Class Ms Tyrrell Second Class Ms A Stapleton Third Class Ms Stapleton Third Class Ms O’ Connor Fourth Class Ms Hogan and Ms Muldowney Fourth Class Ms Holden Fifth Class Ms Scott Fifth Class Mr Reade     Fifth
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St Mary’s Active Week Montage, June 2020

Dear parents / guardians, Please find below a link to the Active School Week montage, it lasts around seven minutes.  You can see the joy the children got from being so active. Thank you for embracing the activities and for sending in photos. (If you cannot view the video directly in your browser, you can download this video  by clicking the download icon on
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Educational Websites For Children

LIST OF EDUCATIONAL WEBSITES, SUBJECT BY SUBJECT, TO KEEP LITTLE MINDS BUSY!


March 30th, 2020

advice-to-young-people-while-schools-are-closed guide-for-parents-supporting-children Dear Parents / Guardians, As you are now aware, the Minister for Education has closed schools across the country until 19th April, 2020. This closure may be extended by the Minister in the weeks ahead. The Department of Education and Skills (DES) and the various stakeholders such as the National Parents Council, the Teaching Council and management bodies of schools will be
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Corona Virus Info, Educational Websites and Activities, March 2020

As expected, it is now confirmed that we will not return to school this week. The earliest we will be back to school is after Easter break, 19h April. We hope you and your family are doing well during this time of change. Please find below a variety of different resources that may come in handy over the coming weeks. Child Friendly Coronavirus Info For a printable
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County Photos

Dear parents / guardians, One or two parents were asking today about the photos that were taken in school before the break.  If any parents / guardians still have the form for County Photos and wish to order some, you can do so online using the code and instructions on the form.  The orders that were returned to school have been sent on to
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Evolving Situation, March 24th 2020

Dear parents / guardians, I hope this email finds you well given the circumstances and coping with the current level of restrictions.  I am aware, though,  that many people are going through very complicated and stressful situations to do with work and trying to look after family members.   The teachers of St. Mary’s NS will continue to keep in touch with their classes and
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