There have been many changes since we came back to school in September, but one tradition we were loathe to lose was our Assembly. And so, as we have done with many things, we looked at ways to adapt to our “new normal.” With the fantastic technological infrastructure and resources we have at our disposal, we were able to host our Assembly seamlessly via Zoom!
From the comfort of his office, Master was visible to all of the classes on their interactive whiteboards. He opened the Assembly with a prayer as the student body joined in. He then put the spotlight on Rang VI as Ms Clarke’s and Mrs Evans’ pupils read some Prayers of the Faithful.
Master welcomed everyone, particularly the new Junior Infants and other new pupils that have joined us this year. Master then praised all the boys and girls for the great work in class and surrounding Covid-19 so far in school and reminded us all to continue with these great practices.
The Junior School Achievements were then read out with the awards for Person and Student of the month handed out.
Mrs Bell then spoke to the school and reinforced a positive message that the entire staff have been professing for the last two months. She spoke about the great work that was being done by EVERYONE and for all to remain positive and appreciate the great environment we are lucky to have here in St. Mary’s.
4th Class then performed a wonderful singing and dance routine from their room for the entire school as they prepare for the Virtual Peace Proms next year, while medals were handed out to our victorious Cross Country boys team and certificates presented to our victorious Credit Union Quiz team – awards they didn’t get to receive last year as we went into lockdown.
The awards for Senior School Person and Student were then announced while a small prize was presented to the best costume in each class on the day we all got to dress up in time for Halloween.
To conclude, Master wished everyone a happy and safe Halloween and spoke about the building work that will take place during the mid-term break.