March Newsletter 2024.

Second Class Gardening.

Mrs Looby and the 2nd classes have been kept busy the past few weeks setting seeds in our new raised bed that Tony kindly made us. We set carrots, onions and tomatoes. We planted our seed potatoes after St. Patrick’s Day in old containers and we’re hoping we’ll have a fine crop of potatoes by the end of June for all to share. The children have been enjoying taking responsibility for keeping our raised beds free of weeds and watching our seedlings grow. Here’s hoping we have green fingers !!

Confirmation.

Congratulations to our sixth classes who received the Sacrament of Confirmation on Thursday, March 21st. All of our families were delighted with the opportunity to meet with our Bishop Alphonsus Cullinan. Ms Looby, Mr. O’ Dea and Mr. De Paor  ensured all pupils were well prepared and that the event went very smoothly. As always we are very thankful to Fr. Hassett and our church sarcristan Eileen O’ Donovan for  everything in the lead up to this special day.

First Penance.

Second Class children had been busy preparing for the their first Reconciliation which was held on Thursday March 7th. Under the guidance of their teachers Ms Power, Ms Looby and Ms Walsh the children participated in the ceremony in a  meaningful way.  This is another step in their journey to celebrating their First Holy Communion in May.

GAA News.

Our GAA teams, both boys & girls have been very busy since our return in January.

Both teams participated in the Mini 7’s football competition, in Kilgobnet in February and showed great skill & determination. The boys team ran out winners on the day and then beat Lismore in the Western final at the Gold Coast pitch on a very wet day to advance to a county final which will be played after the Easter holidays in Waterford City.

We then participated in the hurling/camogie Mini 7’s in Dungarvan GAA club & again both trams played their hearts out.

Our boys reached the final only to be beaten by a very good Stradbally team who are of course coached by former Abbeyside teacher, Mr. Walsh.

We wish Stradbally all the best in the final.

Lochlainn Hurney was chosen to represent Waterford in the Primary Game where he will play against Cork in Walsh Park in April.  All at Scoil Mhuire wish Lochlainn all the best and we are very proud of him.

Our attention now turns to our 15 a side hurling & camogie league which begins after Easter.

We are delighted to see lots of girls & boys training in school.

Maith sibh.

Ms. Fennell's Class Enjoy World Book Day

Ms. Sheil and Mr. Pattwell's Children on World Book Day.

Fifth Class Costumes.

Sixth Class on WBD.

Seachtain na Gaeilge.

Seo píosa álainn a scríobh páistí Ms. Looby.

Gach maidin, tosnaímíd le Mental Maths ag a naoi a chlog. Ag a leathuair tar éis a naoi bíonn ceachtanna againn le Ms.Harney agus Ms. Looby. Bímid ag scríobh scéalta, gramadach agus leitheoireacht. Ag a ceathrú tar éis a deich, ceartaímíd ár n-obair bhaile. Tar éis é sin, caithimid uair an chloig ag déanamh mata.

Ithimid ár sos ag a deich chun a haon deag. Téimid amach go dtí an clós. Tar éis sos déanaimid Gaeilge. Bímid ag cleachtadh briathra agus léitheoireachta. Go luath i ndiaidh sin, léimid Goodnight Mister Tom agus déanaimid na ceisteanna. Téimid go dtí an halla nó an páirc imeartha chun coirpdeachas a dhéanamh. Anois is arís, imrimid sacair, badmantan, cishpheil, rugbaí nó gleachaíocht. Tar éis coirpdeachas canaimid ár n-amhrán. Ag a haon a chlog ithimid ár lón agus téimid go dtí an clós nó an páirc imeartha.

Gach iarnóin, déanaimid rudaí difrúla mar shampla stair, tíreolaíocht, eolaíocht nó ealaín. Ag a leathuair tar éis a dó imrimid cúpla cluichí mar shampla, Wordle, Foclach, NY Times Crósfhocal nó Globle. Glanaimid suas an seomra, deirimid ár bpaidreacha agus téimid abhaile.

le Rang a sé B, Seomra Ranga

Mr. Cliffe's Penpals.

Mr Cliffe’s third class have been very busy these past few weeks writing to their new Pen Pals in Vietnam who are attending EIS (European International School) in the city of Ho Chi Minh. We have learned lots about different cultures and traditions as our Pen Pals are from all over the world. We have also started teaching them some Irish words! As well as telling them all about Irish celebrations such as St Patrick’s Day.

 

We had lots of fun this week learning about the Amazon rainforest, especially learning about how animals use camouflage. We created our own camouflaged butterflies which we then hid all around our classroom, making them blend in with their environment. See if you can spot any butterflies in the pictures! 

Credit Union Quiz Teams.

Our Credit Union Quiz Teams had great success at the Chapter Level of the Primary Schools’ Quiz. The under 11 team of Seb, Ronan, Stephen, Oisín and Hashim performed really well and finished in 3rd place only missing qualification by one point. Well done boys you did us proud!  Our u13 team of Douglas, Aaron, Thomas and Lucas, put in a super performance and were outright winners on the day. Congratulations boys we are so proud of you. Best of luck in the National Final of the Credit Union Quiz in the RDS on April 7th. Great credit is also due to Ronan and Séan who are always strong players on the team.

  Elsewhere Scoil Mhuire has been going very well in great quizzes organised by our parents’ association and by other schools.

Action from Ms. Power's Junior Infants.

There’s been lots of exciting and fun things going on in Ms Power’s Junior Infant Class. The boys and girls have been exploring free writing and showing great promise.  Free play is always a special favourite with the children. Junk art, transport planning and construction have been the focus of aistear. The photos show the children’s Kandinsky inspired painting while listening to jazz. 

Kandinsky Designs in Ms. McCloskey's Room

Junior Infants have been enjoying their painting inspired by some of the works by the great Wassily Kandinsky.

Life in Ms. Leane's Room.

Ms. Leane’s Pupils have also been taking note of the work of Kandinsky. Transport art, junk art roll and colour, map design all formed a rich part of school during the month of March in Junior Infants. The lucky boys and girls also enjoyed a Easter Egg hunt in the hall.