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Great Response!

Dear parents / guardians, Please see attached photo of all the food collected for the Thomastown Community Helpers Food Appeal.  Thank you for this great response, it teaches our pupils many lessons about the importance of sharing and giving as well as a sense of community.  Regards, Pádhraic Moran


ANNUAL ADMISSION NOTICE in respect of admissions to the 2022/2023 school year Admission Policy and Application Form A copy of the school’s Admission Policy and the Application Form for Admission for the 2022 / 2023 school year is available as follows: – Application forms will be delivered to the local pre-schools in January 2022 and On request: By emailing reception@stmarysttown.com or writing to the address
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May Newsletter, 2021

Dear parents / guardians, School “tour” on site for Junior Infants to 5th Class Traditional school tours are not encouraged this year so, bearing in mind children missed out on their tour last year too, we have booked in Flow Productions to do their Primary School Activity Roadshow on the 24th and 25th June.  This is basically a school tour but on our own
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Green School Notice – Applying for our Water Flag!

This year we are applying for the Water Flag.   The children are encouraged to bring reusable water bottles to school.   In class we are learning all about the environment, our local River, the Water Cycle, and the impact of pollution on our Rivers and Seas.   Some children have designed posters to encourage us to stop wasting water. Tips include:   Turn off the tap when
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‘Great Oaks from Tiny Acorns Grow’ – proverb

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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”]

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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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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Government directed Schools Closure due to Covid-19

Dear parents / guardians, An announcement was made this morning by the Taoiseach Leo Varadkar TD of the closure from Friday 13 March, of schools, pre-schools and further and higher education settings, for a period until 29 March 2020, to support efforts to contain the spread of Covid-19. This is in line with the advice of the National Public Health Emergency Team. All pupils
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World Book Day at St Mary’s, March 2020

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Peace Proms 2020

(Written by Anna Morrissey and Saoirse Tallis) Tomorrow we, 5th class, will take part in the Peace Proms 2020. Schools from all over the South East will sing together with the Cross Border Orchestra with over 100 members. We’ve been learning all of the songs since September and have worked really hard! It has been so much fun and we feel that this is
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