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Dylan Vaughan’s Communion Photos, May 2017

Well done to all the boys and girls in Mr Reade’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. Well Done! Check out Dylan Vaughan’s  “St Marys Communion 2017″ images using the following link: http://dylanvaughan.photoshelter.com/gallery/St-Marys-Communion


The Parents’ Association Raffle

Dear Parents/Guardians, The Parents’ Association Raffle took place last night in the school hall. Please see below for the list of prize-winners. Congratulations to all who won prizes. Many thanks to all the families in the school who supported the raffle. Thanks also to the businesses who donated the prizes and a special thank you to Jonjo Farrell who donated his winning Leinster Final
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www.helpmykidlearn.ie, Tips for Parents

The National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NCCA) has developed a new Primary Language Curriculum for English and Irish. The NCCA has developed two information leaflets for parents. The leaflets are available in English and Irish at www.curriculumonline.ie The leaflets explain why there is a new language curriculum and how different it is to our current curriculum for English and Irish, and they inform
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Pupils’ Questionnaire on Social, Personal and Health Education in St Mary’s

Click here to complete a pupils’ questionnaire on Social, Personal and Health Education in St Mary’s N.S.


Parent Survey on Social, Personal and Health Education in St Mary’s

Click here to complete an online parent survey on Social, Personal and Health Education in St Mary’s N.S.


Infant Christmas Play, December 2015

A new production this year for the Junior Infant classes called ‘The Tiptoe Nativity’ proved to be a huge success. Well done to all the children involved. They were fantastic! Many thanks to their teachers, Ms S Stapleton, Ms Power and Ms A Stapleton for their hard work. [Show as slideshow]


Christmas Carol Service, December 2015

(Written by Sarah Aylward and Matthew Cullen) Last Thursday, 17th of December, we had a carol service in our school. There were lots of poems, songs and instrumentals performed by various classes. Ms Dowling’s class performed a Christmas version of ‘Uptown Funk’. It was really cool. Ms Hogan’s class recited a lovely poem about Mary and Joseph on their journey to Bethlehem. Other classes
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Christmas Newsletter, December 2015


Audrey 2, from Little Shop of Horrors, Visits St Mary’s!

The Kilkenny Musical Society presents their 2015 fundraiser, Little Shop Of Horrors from 12th -14th of November (including a matinee performance.) The show stars our very own 2nd class teacher, Kevin Reade, as Seymour. The cast also includes Clíodhna Ryan from 5th class and Audrey 2 (a very big talking plant!!!!). The show is directed by Declan Taylor, choreographed by Sandra Kavanagh with Michael
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New Classroom for St Mary’s, Oct 2015

Please find email and contact information for local TD’s below. Please insert your name at the end of the message, copy and paste the message, and click on email addresses you wish to send the message to. _____________________________________________________ Dear Public Representative, St. Mary’s National School Thomastown is due an extra classroom in September 2016.  As a parent in the school I urge the Minister
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Stand up for Primary Education

The INTO has launched “Stand up for primary education” — a campaign to highlight primary education in Budget 2016 next month and to get primary education on to the agenda for the general election. Full details of the campaign are on www.standupprimary. ie and in the September edition of InTouch. We ask that you bring this campaign to the attention of all INTO members
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September Newsletter, 2015

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Ms Kelly’s Senior Infant Photos, 2015

Ms Kelly’s senior infant class had great fun this year. The photos below include the children’s first day in room 4, the arrival of the McCarthy Cup and the school trip to the Copper Coast Mini Farm. We hope you enjoy our photos. [Show as slideshow]


June Newsletter

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Tips for Parents – Your Child in the Primary School

The INTO has published an article that gives parents an understanding of the modern primary school and how it works. Its full of useful tips from how to make life more manageable for the junior infant, school life, healthy eating, help with uniforms and books, bullying, homework etc. Please download your free publication here Tips_for_Parents