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Here Comes Summer!

19

Jun

Here Comes Summer!

REMINDER: The school will close for the Summer break on Friday 28th June at 12 noon. School will reopen for pupils in P2-7 on Friday 30th August 2019 for half day only. The school will close at 12pm on this day.

Summer Fair

08

Jun

Summer Fair

St Mary’s on the Hill Summer Fair will be held on Saturday 8th June from 3.00pm until 5.00pm. We welcome you and your children to an afternoon filled with entertainment and fun.

Do This In Memory Garden Party

02

Jun

Do This In Memory Garden Party

The children from P4 are invited to the Corpus Christi Procession from 12 noon mass in St Mary's on the Hill on Sunday 2nd June. They will process after mass to the garden party in Father Darren's garden. It is also an opportunity for the children to wear their beautiful communion dresses/suits again.

Crazy Hair Day

31

May

Crazy Hair Day

The School Council have organised a fundraising event for Friday 31st May. They are asking parents to contribute £1 per child. Monies raised will be used to purchase new markings for the playground. Thank you for your continued support.

School Council Visit

29

May

School Council Visit

The School Council will visit Parliament Buildings on Wednesday 29th May.

Cancer Focus NI

28

May

Cancer Focus NI

We have organised a day of workshops for the children on Tuesday 28th May. They centre around the themes of healthy eating, sun safety, exercise and smoking. Representatives from Cancer Focus NI will visit the school and facilitate workshops with our pupils. We would like to ask for a voluntary donation of £1 per family. All money received will be presented to the volunteers on the day to fund the worthwhile work they do.

School Closure May

24

May

School Closure May

School will be closed Friday 24th and Monday 27th May

Sports Days

03

May

Sports Days

P1 SPORTS DAY Wednesday 15 May 10—11.30am (Alternative P1 Sports Day: Tues 21 May) P2/3 SPORTS DAY Thursday 16 May 10—11.30am (APPROX) (Alternative P2/3 Sports Day: Wed 22 May) P4-7 SPORTS DAY Friday 17 May—Ashgrove PS : 9.45am—12 noon (Alternative P4-7 Sports Day: Thurs 23 May)

Easter Break

29

Apr

Easter Break

School will close at 12pm on Thursday 18th April for the Easter break and will re-open again on Monday 29th April. We wish you all a happy and holy Easter.

Trócaire Week

08

Apr

Trócaire Week

Monday 8th April will see the start of Trócaire Week 2019. As part of our Lenten Campaign, each year group have organised a different fundraising activity. Last year, we raised a wonderful and much needed £2900. With your generosity and support, we would love to increase that total this year. Money raised will be collected from 8th – 12th April.

Whole School Day of Culture

15

Mar

Whole School Day of Culture

On Friday 15th March we have our Whole School Day Of Culture for St Patrick's Day. The children are invited to wear something green, it can be socks, a hairband, or a badge! Each class will take part entertaining everyone with a song, a poem or dance.

World Book Day 2019

05

Feb

World Book Day 2019

4th February 2019 Dear Parents and Carers, World Book Day 2019 takes place on Thursday 7th March. To celebrate the reading achievements of the children in St. Mary’s on the Hill, we invite all pupils to dress up as a favourite book character on this date. There will be lots of fun-filled activities, Accelerated Reader quizzes and story-sharing sessions for the children to take part in. Each child will receive a £1 book token, which is valid from 28th February – 31st March. It can be redeemed in participating bookshops against any book costing £2.99 or more, or exchanged for a special 2019 World Book Day book. This year, we want to spread the word about the importance of sharing stories for just 10 minutes a day – anywhere, anytime! Over the coming weeks, a story-sharing challenge will be sent home for you and your child to complete – Have fun! Many Thanks for your continued support. Happy reading! Yours Faithfully, Mrs B. Niblock Literacy Co-ordinator

Catholic Schools Week 27th January - 3rd February 2019

17

Jan

Catholic Schools Week 27th January - 3rd February 2019

Catholic Schools Week runs from 27th January - 3rd February 2019. The theme this year is 'Celebrating the work of Our Local Catholic Schools' P1 - P7 children will be taking part in activities to celebrate this important date in our school calendar. Grandparents Day will be celebrated on Wednesday 30th January and parents and grandparents of Primary 2 children are welcome to attend a special assembly at 9.30am.

Open Enrolment Coffee Morning

11

Jan

Open Enrolment Coffee Morning

St Mary's on the Hill Primary School will host an Open Enrolment Coffee Morning on Friday 11th January from 9.30am - 10.30am in the school to assist those parents who would like to avail of support with the completion of the online application form for Primary 1 admission.

Open Morning 30th November 2018

30

Nov

Open Morning 30th November 2018

Children who are due to start P1 or Playgroup in September 2019 are invited, along with parents, to attend our open morning on Friday 30th November 2018 at 9.30am-11.00am.

World War II Workshop

23

Oct

World War II Workshop

This wonderful workshop inspires our P4 children with practical activities and hands on exploration of what it might have been like for a child living during WWII

After School Activites

30

Aug

After School Activites

This term parents can enrol their child using PayPal. Simply follow the instructions on the screen. This facility will be available from 7am on Friday 31st August 2018.

Great News

29

Jun

Great News

Digital Schools Award

Corpus Christi Procession

31

May

Corpus Christi Procession

On Sunday 3rd June in St Mary's on the Hill there will be a 'Do This In Memory of Me Garden Party' for the P4 Children who made their Holy Communion last month. The Procession will take place after 12 noon Mass.

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

25

May

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which comes into effect on 25 May 2018 introduces changes to the information that an organisation must provide to individuals relating to how it uses and stores personal data.

Advice re Fortnite:  Battle Royale

25

Apr

Advice re Fortnite: Battle Royale

Advice about the online game Fortnite can be found in 'Letters to Parents' section.

School Council Trip

16

Apr

School Council Trip

On the 16th of April 2018 the School Council will be going to Mossley Mill for a school council meeting in the Council Chambers. We will meet Alderman Paul Hamill who is the mayor of Antrim and Newtownabbey. On the 14th of May the School Council and Class Council will attend Stormont, Parliament buildings for an educational visit.

Afterschool Activity Timetable April 2018

09

Apr

Afterschool Activity Timetable April 2018

An afterschool activity timetable can be viewed and printed in the Publications section of the website. Enrolment for Afterschool Clubs for the third term can now be made through the school website using Paypal. Simply follow the instructions on the screen. this facility will be available from 8am 26th March until 3pm on the 11th April 2018.

Crazy Hair Day for Trocaire

29

Mar

Crazy Hair Day for Trocaire

On the 29th March the whole school will have a Crazy Hair Day to raise money for Trocaire.

Easter Ballot

28

Mar

Easter Ballot

On the 28th March the class ballots will be drawn before the Easter break. Good Luck Everyone!!

P3 Sacrament of Reconcilliation

22

Mar

P3 Sacrament of Reconcilliation

Good luck to our primary 3 children who are making their First Confession on Thursday 22nd March at 11am.

PTA Spring Disco

21

Mar

PTA Spring Disco

The PTA Spring Disco Will take place during school hours on Wednesday 21st March. Children can come to school in their own clothes. The children will receive a party bag and the cost is £2.50 per child/£5 per family. Thank you for your continued support, SMOTH PTA P1-P3 12:45 - 1:45 P4-P7 1.50 - 2.50

Whole School Day of Culture - Friday 16th March 2018

16

Mar

Whole School Day of Culture - Friday 16th March 2018

This Friday 16th March we are having a whole day of culture, where each class will perform for the school something relating to St Patrick. It could be a song, a dance or a poem. The children are invited to wear something green for the occasion. If we are very lucky, we might even get a visit from a leprechaun!!

St Patrick's Day Lunch Thursday 15th March

15

Mar

St Patrick's Day Lunch Thursday 15th March

Join us for St Patrick's Day Lunch on Thursday - Cost: £2.60 Menu: Green Curry & Rice, Baguette - Tricolour Pasta Salad, Chocolate Cookie Milkshake, Rainbow Fruit & Veg Platter

PTA Spring Disco

08

Feb

PTA Spring Disco

Friday 9th February 2018

Safer Internet Day 2018

05

Feb

Safer Internet Day 2018

“Create, Connect and Share Respect: A better internet starts with you."

Catholic Schools Week 28th January - 4th February 2018

28

Jan

Catholic Schools Week 28th January - 4th February 2018

P2 Grandparents' Day - Wednesday 31st January at 9.30am

Thank you for your patience and co-operation

10

Jan

Thank you for your patience and co-operation

After School Club registration will close on Thursday 11th January at 4pm.

After School Activities - Pay Online - Technical Difficulties

09

Jan

After School Activities - Pay Online - Technical Difficulties

We're experiencing some technical difficulties this morning so the PayPal pay online feature won't be available until 10am. We sincerely apologise for any inconvenience caused.

After school clubs registration

09

Jan

After school clubs registration

After school clubs registration will be open from 8am on Tuesday 9th January 2018

School Holiday Closure

22

Dec

School Holiday Closure

School is closed until Monday the 8th January 2018

'The snow doesn't hold us back!'

13

Dec

'The snow doesn't hold us back!'

‘The snow doesn’t hold us back!’

P6A Swimming

28

Nov

P6A Swimming

P6A Swimming

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