Virgin Mary Girls' National School
Welcome to Virgin Mary Girls' National School, a warm and friendly school where pupils feel happy, secure, challenged and valued, and where the exciting journey to becoming a life-long learner begins.
We aim to make a difference by working in partnership with families, and the wider community to cultivate a love of life and learning in all our children.
We strive to make learning fun and a natural part of life for our children. We want children to become confident and independent learners with inquiring minds, and develop as individuals to their full potential; therefore, we expect them to give their best in all that they do.
We believe that children should be encouraged to develop positive, caring attitudes towards themselves, each other and the wider community of which they are part. We work together to create a school where positive behaviour is encouraged, and all are treated with respect, understanding and sensitivity.
Staff, children, parents are all proud to be part of our school. We are committed to improving standards through promoting high expectations, and seek to build on what we do well in our quest for continuous improvement.
Our website offers only an introduction to the experience we offer girls at Virgin Mary Girls' National School. Therefore, we would like to extend a warm invitation to both you and your daughter to visit our school and see the children at work and play for yourselves.
We look forward to welcoming you to Virgin Mary Girls' National School.
School Closures :
Thursday 24th May - 12 noon - In Service training afternoon for all staff.
Friday 25th May - School Closed - as our Sports Hall is being used as a Poling Station for the upcoming referendum.
Important Dates :
~ APRIL ~
27th, Friday - Last day to pay Book & Tour Money 2017/2018.
~ MAY ~
20th - Sunday - First Holy Communion - Virgin Mary Parish Church @11.30am
21st, Monday - Class Photos / Visiting Photographer.
22nd - 28th - Book Fair - "3 for the price of 2"
25th, Thursday - School closing at 12 noon - In Service Training for Staff.
25th, Friday - No School - Referendum, Polling Station.
29th, Tuesday - 1st & 2nd Class School Tour - Causey Farm.
~ JUNE ~
4th, Monday - NoSchool - June Bank Holiday
6th, Wednesday - 3rd & 4th Class School Tour - DCU Sports Camp
8th, Friday - 5th & 6th Class School Tour - Avon Rí.
13th, Wednesday - J.I. & S.I. School Tour - Wolly Wards Farm.
29th, Friday - School closing @ 12 noon - Summer Holidays.
CYBER SAFETY WEEK
Parents and Guardians are reminded that all children and adults who travel to school on bicycles, scooters, flickers etc. MUST dismount at the school gate and WALK into the school yard to the bicycle racks.
Book & Tour
Thank you to all who have paid/started to pay your Book & Tour money. Remember you can pay weekly or monthly, in installments, any day in the school office.
For more information go to :
'Home' 'Book Rental'.
Pupils will not be allowed to go on the ‘Big Tour’ unless all money is paid.
Final payments to be made before April 27th, 2018.
School Starting Time is 8.50am
On wet days, please ensure that your daughter is not on the yard before 8.50am unless she is attending the Early Bird Breakfast Club.
The Breakfast Club operates from 8.15am until 8.50am.
Children are under direct supervision from 8.50am every day (excluding school tours where different time schedules may be in operation).
If you change your phone number or home address during the year, please let the office know as soon as possible. It is very important that we can contact you during the school year.
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Garda Station Visit - October 2017
Our Family at Home
Art Competition Winners
Seachtan na Gaeilge
Virgin Mary Girls' School are proud to be taking part in the 'Food Dudes' programme, which promotes healthy eating for a healthier lifestyle.
Carol Singing in Homebase
Virgin Mary's got talent!
We have some very talented girls here at Virgin Mary G.N.S. In our 'Virgin Mary's got talent' show, we were highly entertained by some fantastic acts including dance, singing and acting performances. Our judges had a very hard task picking the overall winners on the day.
Well done to everyone who particpated in this years sports day. We took part in lots of fun activities including the parachute, egg and spoon race, three legged race, a bouncy castle and much more. A massive thank you to Ms. Shaughnessy for organising the event
RSA - Safe Cross Code
Please watch our wonderful video & share it with our family and friends.
Our school choir sang in Terminal 1 on Thursday 14th December, 2017.