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  • Still time to come, limited number of tickets left.

  • Christmas Concert at Ballymacgarvey.

Thanks so much to our fantastic friends who have supported the school in our once off big fundraising event with amazing raffle prizes and generous sponsorship. Please click on link below for a list of the wonderful Raffle prizes. Tickets on sale from the school office.

Raffle Prizes

  • Parents' Association

The next PA meeting will be held on Wednesday 11th December 2019 @ 8.00pm in the girls'
school staff room. All are welcome.
Please click on link below for minutes of November's AGM.

AGM minutes

  • Save the Date- Christmas Carol Service.

Our Carol Service is Tuesday 17th December at 7.30pm in Star of the Sea Church, Mornington for all children, parents and guardians frm 3rd to 6th class.

  • Christmas Holidays.

The Christmas Holidays will begin from Friday 20th at 12 noon until Monday 6th January 2020.

  • Project on Local Area.

Well done Hanna, in Ms. McManus' 5th Class, on a brilliant project conducted on the local Bettystown/Mornington area. 5th Class recently went out on a field trip with their teachers Ms. McManus and Mrs Campbell to examine the features of the local area. This was followed up by a special visit from former principal Ms. Brigie Weir and then the children set about showing off their knowledge in project form.

  • Science Week hits Réalt na Mara G.N.S.

This week we had lots of science activities going on in the school. 6th class had rockets and other things ( Coca Cola+ Mentos) exploding inside and outside the classroom and they also decided to grow seeds in various growing conditions.
5th Class decided to have their own version of CSI with CSI Donacarney conducted by visitor Katy Haigney.
2nd, 3rd and 4th had Scientist Niamh in and she talked all things Zoology and shared her love of Earthworms with the girls. She focused on how we should treat animals kindly and then the girls got up close and personal with worms from our garden. Don't worry no worms were hurt in the process although one teacher was tramatised by having worms in her classroom!!!
Junior Infants, Senior Infants and 1st Class had Scientist Scott Ziglinski in the school hall last Friday.
Thank you to Mrs McCartan for organising such lovely and interesting visitors to come and share their expertise with us.

  • Minor Team Success

On Wednesday 13th November, the successful St. Colmcilles Minor Team visited the school. The children gathered in the hall to welcome the double champions and the two cups. Mrs McCloughan led the girls in the 'Cilles' chants and had a chat with the team about their road to the finals. The lads then patiently posed for photographs with classes and teachers alike. Well done and thank you lads for sharing your success with us.

  • Team Hope Shoebox Appeal.

There was great excitement on Thursday when local radio station LMFM arrived to witness first hand the collection of shoeboxes that had been gathered for the Team Hope charity.  Over 150 boxes(more arrived in after the broadcast) were handed over by the school's Student Council coordinated by Ms. Sorensen. Our students had been busy over the last few weeks filling and decorating their own shoeboxes for children who otherwise would receive no gifts this Christmas.  Thank you to everyone who donated so generously this year.
To listen to the segment, please go to this address:

  • Halloween Assembly.

On Friday 25th October, we had the final assembly before the half-term. There was an array of colour on show from all the students in attendance. From Genie from 'Aladdin to a dice and jellyfish, the costumes were very impressive. Mrs McCloughan started the assembly reminding us that October is the month of the Rosary and then 6th Class led us in a decade of it. We prayed that we would have a lovely safe Halloween free from injury from bonfires and fireworks.
From there, Mrs McCartan congratulated the winners of the recent 'Handwriter of the Month' and the winners from September and October received their prize. We ended the assembly with each class particpating in a fashion show to show off their costumes. We remembered that it is our present 6th classes last Halloween in Réalt na Mara G.N.S.  Happy Halloween everyone!! See you all back on Monday November 4th.

  • Minutes of Parents' Association October meeting

Please click on link below to access minutes of October's meeting.

October Minutes.

  • Maths Week 2019

Maths Week 2019 took place from Saturday 12th to Sunday 20th October 2019. There were numerous events across the country including an array of activities in Réalt na Mara G.N.S. In 6th Class, they took to the sunny outdoors and completed a maths trail and played Fraction snap.. In 2nd Class, they had their own version of Crystal Maze and had a door to unlock. In 4th Class, they decided to focus on problem- solving and the girls were introduced to the art of chess playing. They also used their Maths Eyes and located places in our everyday environment that we see Maths at work. In 3rd class, they learned a new song focusing on Lines and Angles and they worked on their estimating skills and had to guess how many sweets were in the jar. Finally, Junior Infants integrated Maths into their artwork and used 2D shapes to construct a scary witch. Check out our individual class blogs to see more activities that took place in our classrooms this week..

  • Green Schools Committee 2019-2020

Pictured are our Green Schools Committee for 2019-2020. They recently held their first meeting, where they discussed ideas and plans for the year ahead. Each pupil was elected by their classes. Réalt na Mara Cailíní already have 5 Green Flags under their belt, but there’s always more that can be achieved. The school is so lucky to have such enthusiastic pupils who will champion the environment in the months ahead. Mrs O’Reilly and Ms Mc Manus are looking forward to working with them in order to make the school an eco-friendlier place for everybody.

  • Student Council 2019/2020

  • W.S.E Final Report

Please click on link to access final report.

WSE Report

  • Beautiful Meath.

Hard luck to Ms. Byrne and the Ladies Meath team on their loss last Sunday. Unfortunately it wasn't to be their day. Thank you to Ms. Byrne for all the excitement and joy that you brought to the school over the last month. We will have memories to last for years to come.


New GAA Manifesto

On Monday 8th of April, several girls from second class represented our school in St Colmcilles' Club at the launch of the new national GAA club manifesto initiative. All main media broadcasters were in attendance and the children participated in a mini blitz, where they played several short matches of gaelic football. They were rewarded with refreshments and a goodie bag afterwards, and thoroughly enjoyed their day. Well done girls and thanks to Ms Byrne our GAA co-ordinator for organising the trip.

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