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St. Mary's National School Enniskeane was officially opened on the 8th of September 1978 by the Very Rev. Wm. Canon Murphy P.P.

St. Mary's is a co-educational primary school under the patronage of the Catholic Bishop of Cork and Ross. It is situated between the twin villages of Enniskeane and Ballineen on the main road to Bantry.

Present enrolment is 181.

Important Dates -
* 4th, 5th and 6th class commencing swimming on Thursday 15th January for six weeks.
* Parent Teacher Meeting - 10th and 11th February
* Enrolment of new pupils - 1st May
* 1st Holy Communion - 9th May
* School Tour - Tuesday 2nd June Glen Resource Centre

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The children had great fun exploring 'Amazing Triangles' and discovering how triangles can help a tall structure remain stable.
Did you know?
* A truss is a series of triangles. It is often used in building bridges because it is strong and light.
* A pyramid is a series of triangles combined together. The most famous pyramids are found n Egypt and Mexico.
* The 'Bermuda Triangle' is an area in the North Atlantic Ocean where a number of ships and aeroplanes are said to have gone missing without explanation.
* Old buildings which are in danger to toppling over are sometimes propped up by large planks leaning against the wall at an angle, to form a triangle shape.

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In maths class this week the children in second class have been learning about 3-D shapes. They have been investigating their faces, edges and corners. the children also tested the 3-D shapes to see which ones roll and which ones slide across the floor.

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6th class conducting a science experiment 'Making Rockets' with effervescent tablets and a film canister.

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In response to their novel 'Kensuke's Kingdon', the children constructed the boat 'The Peggy Sue' from recycable materials.

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This week the children in 2nd Class are learning about weight in maths class. They are developing the skill of estimation as well as using various types of weighing scales.

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Santa Claus visited the school on Thursday 18th December. He visited all classrooms.

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St. Mary's held a Healthy Eating Week in school with 'Fruit' being the theme for the week. The itinerary for the week included - Munching Monday, Thinking Tuesday, Watery Wednesday, Tracksuit Thursday and Fun Friday.

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Monday 3rd November saw the pupils and staff of St. Mary's embark on our annual Friendship Week. All classes focussed on positive aspects of friendship for the week, along with the responsibilities that go with maintaining and respecting friendships and each other.

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The school held a book fair in the school week commencing 17th November. In total we sold €2,330, resulting in €1,400 worth of books to the school. A sincere thank you to all who supported out book fair.

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On Tuesday 18th November 6th class attended the Discovery 2014 exhibition in City Hall.

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Junior and Senior Infants had their annual Halloween Dress-Up on Thursday 20th October. Children came in an array of costumes. Many thanks for the great effort made at home. The children performed a selection of Halloween songs and rhymes for their families and other classes. This was followed by their Halloween party and a great day was enjoyed by all. Thank you to O'Donovans Centra for sponsoring the 7up and Halloween brack for the party.


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