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News Archive November 2021

Ready, Steady, Study.

Posted on 09th November 2021

To help Year 12 prepare for GCSE examinations, all Year 12 pupils had the opportunity to attend the Learn Spark Ready, Steady, Study programme on Wednesday 03 November 2021. The programme was delivered by Paul Gray, Company Director of Learn Spark. The session was designed to empower pupils to feel confident in preparing for modules, assessments and exams by providing them with strategies, tips and advice on how to study effectively and productively.

 

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Conradh na Gaeilge

Posted on 09th November 2021

The Irish Department in St Mary’s were delighted to welcome back Róisín Ní Mhóráin from Conradh na Gaeilge on Thursday 4th November to deliver workshops to Year10 & Year 13 Irish pupils. Róisín discussed many important and relevant issues regarding the Irish Language as well as jobs and opportunities available with a qualification in Irish. Pupils also won lots of top prizes and goodies for their participation in the project. A thoroughly enjoyable afternoon for all involved! 

 

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Mo Shaol Do Shaol

Posted on 15th November 2021

TALK TO SYD

Posted on 15th November 2021

St. Mary’s is pleased to introduce Cybersyd – a new app which provides pupils with another mechanism by which they can report any concern they may have about bullying relating to themselves or others. 

Developed by St. Mary’s past pupil, Aaron Ball, the app is currently being piloted with pupils in Year 9 and Year 10.  It works as a ‘Chatbot’ asking pupils key questions in relation to the situation to help them to determine if bullying, as defined within the Addressing Bullying in Schools Act, is occurring and whether or not they wish to report the matter to the school. 

More information about the Cybersyd app can be found at: www.cybersyd.net

 

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DIANA AWARD ANTI-BULLYING AMBASSADORS

Posted on 15th November 2021

As we mark Anti-Bullying Week 2021, we are delighted to introduce our new Anti-Bullying Ambassadors.  These pupils have completed training with the Diana Award and will be responsible for promoting the anti-bullying message throughout our school community this year.  During the course of Anti-Bullying Week, our Ambassadors will visit assemblies to talk to pupils about bullying and their role in preventing it from occurring in our school.  They will also remind pupils about the introduction of the Addressing Bullying in Schools Act and ensure that all pupils understand how this Act defines bullying.  We wish our new Anti-Bullying Ambassadors well in their roles and we thank the team at the Diana Award for facilitating the training.

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