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June Newsletter, 2012

Primary Schools Concerts, 2012

Waterford Concert Orchestra performed in the school hall in St. Mary’s National School in Thomastown on June 12th , 2012.  There were two concerts, with more than 500 children from many of the nearby schools, attending each one.  The children sat on the floor, and the hall was full to capacity.  The children were enthralled by the music, the choice of music was perfect,
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‘Lights, Camera, Fifth Class!’

Written by Caoimhe Kelly On the 8th of May, Miss Hogan’s 5th class did a show for 3rd to 6th class called ‘Lights, Camera, Fifth Class!’. This show included ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’, ‘Mrs Maguire’s Cookery Class’ (written by Catherine), ‘The Frog Prince’, ‘News Report’ (written by Tara), and ‘Celebrity Chickens’. We used 5 minute cuts from each of these plays and put
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Thomastown’s Fantastic Mr. Fox!

Patsy Gibbons and his devoted vixen Grainne have become local celebrities in Thomastown in Co Kilkenny after he came to her rescue almost 5 years ago. Patsy, who runs an unofficial refuge for birds and animals at his cottage, took in Grainne as a cub when she was found abandoned, malnourished and close to death. The three-week-old cub was discovered in May 2007 trapped
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Our School Garden Project

A special thanks must be given to the hard-working parents and staff who were busy getting started on our school garden on Friday last (March 2nd)  They were busy weeding, digging, raking, and filling our new vegetable beds with soil; our beds are now ready for planting!!! Well done to the team for their great work to date. Proposed Plan for our School Garden
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The Eucharistic Bell Comes to Thomastown, January 2012

The Eucharistic Congress Bell was traveling around the Diocese of Ossory from January 8th to January 19th. The aim of the Bell traveling around the Diocese and all around the other Irish Dioceses is to call people to prayer and bring them to a greater awareness of the forthcoming International Eucharistic Congress in Dublin next June. The bell has been fitted into a carrying
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Thomastown Boys Win the Country Cup!!! Dec 2011

On Christmas week, it had to take 70 minutes to separate Thomastown and Tullogher-Rosbercon. Right from the go, the teams were evenly matched. Tullogher, taking an early lead, looked dangerous in front of goal. With 3 minutes left, Tullogher were 3 points up. Stephen Wemyss finished a great play under pressure and Jack Barcoe nearly winning the game, shaving the post. But in extra
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Roinn A Boy’s Gaelic Football Final V Dicksboro

It was a thrilling encounter between Thomastown and St. Canice’s on Saturday last. St. Canice’s were hoping to get their 10-in-a-row victory and if it was not for our goalkeeper Mikey Murphy they could have won! Points from David Griffin, Rory Monks, Ned Kirwan, Colm Whelan and a great goal from Stephen Wemyss really changed the game. The final score was 1-7 to 0-4
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Book Fair – This Thurs. 18th and Fri 19th

The school will hold a Book Fair On Thursday & Friday 18th & 19th November In ROOM 5 Parents/Guardians, please feel free to come and visit the Book Fair which will be open from 9.30 am to after 3.10 pm on both days. Khans Book shop, Kilkenny will supply the books for the fair so a great variety of books for all ages will
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Internet Safety Talk, Nov 18th, 8pm

Internet Safety for Children Dear Parents/Guardians, A free information night for parents and teachers will be held on Wednesday, 16th November in the school 8pm. Presenter; John Collins A general outline of the course content: Bebo and Facebook  – what you need to know Dealing with Internet Safety Incidents Hoaxes and Scams online and on mobile phones Cyberbullying Simple Steps to Internet Safety at
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The Raising Of Our First Green Flag, Nov 11th, 2011

On Friday November 11th, all of our hard work paid off when we raised our first Green Flag here on the grounds of St. Mary’s National School.  The weather was not very kind to us, so the whole school community gathered in the hall for the special occasion. A special mention was made to Ms Hogan and the Green School Committee.  They were praised
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Halloween 2011 at St Mary’s

We had a fantastic halloween at St Mary’s this year. There were lots of Halloween parties and discos and the Junior Infants even had a pumpkin treasure hunt!!!! The costumes were great!!! Everyone looked very very spooky! Enjoy the break and HAPPY HOWL-A-WEEN everyone………………..

The Education of Boys in Thomastown

In 1826 there were twenty-four schools in Thomastown parish with a total attendance of 1100 – 695 males and 405 females – of whom all but twenty-three were Roman Catholics. It appears that only two schools were attended exclusively by girls. One was referred to as ‘the Convent’. It was under ‘Miss Fitzgerald and others’ and was situated on the open ground adjoining the
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Download School Calendar 2011 – 2012

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St Mary’s get the Green Flag!

WE ARE NOW OFFICIALLY A GREEN SCHOOL!!!! On Tuesday, 3rd May, the pupils and staff at St Mary’s N. S. were delighted to hear that they had been awarded with their first Green Flag! Well done to everyone in the school for their huge efforts in helping to receive this award.