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Fáilte chuig suíomh idirlíon, Scoil Mhuire Náisiúnta, Cnoc na Rásaí, Cill Dhéagláin, Contae Na Mí, A84X762

0157_bunting-blue_01_grandeWelcome to the web-site for Saint Mary’s National School, Racehill, Ashbourne, Co. Meath,A84X762

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E-mail:   stmarysns1@gmail.com   (Principal)

              stmarysash@eircom.net     (Administration)

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Scooting Workshops

Headgear at the ready!

Many classes in the school took part in scooting workshops with Caroline.

Scooter Parking FULL!

The children really enjoyed the day and are now trained to scoot safely whenever they are out and about and on their way to school.

Loving it!

Thanks Caroline and also, a word of thanks to the Green Team and their teacher leaders for organizing such a fun event!

Speed 3…

Now, scoot off with you…!

Recently, Mr David Stokes from Maynooth College came to study with Ms Daly’s 5th Class and worked very hard for the time he was with them.

One of the projects was on the theme of, “Changemakers!”, a very fitting project for the Primary School.

Below you will see an example of an Animoto project the pupils carried out under Mr Stokes watchful eye.

We were all very impressed! Well done to the pupils and to Mr Stokes for his hard work and enthusiasm.

We wish you well in your teaching career.

We are so pleased with the projects that we have created a page dedicated to the projects. Click on the, “Changemakers!” tab at the top of this post.

ps  We’ve a new website coming soon!!!

Saint Mary’s was proud to take part in the Dublin Peace Proms Concert in the RDS on Sunday afternoon, February 4th last.

Along with 2,500 other children from schools across the region, we sang and danced for two hours. It was an action-packed day.


We left Ashbourne at 10:45 a.m. and were back at 5:30 p.m., tired but happy. Many thanks to the children for their enthusiasm and their hard work over the many weeks of lunchtime rehearsals!

Lunchtimes just won’t be the same…

A  special word of thanks to Ms Wylde for organizing everything so well.

Well done everyone and thank you!!!


In honour of Saint Brigid, the boys and girls in Mr Giblin’s, Third Class made St Brigid’s crosses from reeds and rushes in the traditional way.

Assisted by Mr ÓBrádaigh, the pupils took well to their task and completed some really excellent examples of the cross, which St Brigid took with her on her work to convert the Irish to Christianity.

Great idea!

Well done everyone!


Cash For Clobber has Finished!  


We’ve made money  for school projects to benefit all children!

(Details to follow!)





Did your children get some new technology lately… a smartphone, a tablet, a PC?






Keep up-to-date on the latest trends in cyber security.


This year’s theme is:   #UP2US

The internet and social media are wonderful tools which can really enhance the lives we lead. We ALL need to stick together and protect ourselves from the less welcome side to living in cyber space.

So…let’s take up the challenge to make the internet safe for everyone! See below…

 In our school we take cyber security and cyber-bullying seriously!


CyberSafeIreland is a not-for-profit organisation that works to empower children, parents and teachers to navigate the online world in a safe and responsible manner.


As well as organising talks and tutorials, we are here all year-round to help parents and students stay safe online.

See how, below…

Follow the arrow…

1. See our many links on INTERNET SAFETY. 

(They’re up a bit, on the right of this page.) 

2.Check out the video below. Made in Cork, it contains hints on how to deal with cyber-bullying.

It’s a great message for our children.

A powerful way to tackle cyber-bullying!

Keep talking about how to stay safe online and how to cope with online/mobile bullying.

(It may be the most important conversation you have this week!)

Watch this…


Senior Girls Football

The Senior Girls Footballers had their first training session of 2018 last week. There were 39 players, from 3rd class to 6th class on the field on the day!! That’s very impressive. Ms Kavanagh and Ms Flaherty were equally impressed with the turnout and the high level of skill demonstrated by the  girls.

Pictured are some of the squad on the day.

Well done everyone on a great start to the new year!


FAI Football Coaching Sessions

During the week, Johnny Brokins from the FAI and 6 pupils from Ashbourne Community School came to the school and did football drills with us.

We started off with a warm-up by running around the yard and running into groups. Two ACS coaches gave us footballs. While we were dribbling, the coaches called out numbers and also colours. Green meant go, red meant stop and orange meant run on the spot.

After that we did two versus two matches. It was great fun. Thanks to Johnny and the ACS pupils for coming!

Niall and Dylan,  5th Class

A look back…

The Saint Mary’s Carol Service and Nativity Play took place on Tuesday, December 19th at 7:30pm in the Church of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception, Ashbourne. It was a great night. Thanks to everyone who helped.

We are a SINGING School!

We were delighted to see you all at this wonderful celebration of the real meaning of Christmas.

As usual, the Church was PACKED on the night and we had a wonderful time re-living the events surrounding the first Christmas. 

To the actors, the soloists and the children in the congregation we say a huge CONGRATULATIONS!

A huge thank you to everyone who helped in any way. 



Amazon Affiliate Program 2018

Shop with us ALL YEAR ROUND…

When you aren’t shopping locally you may choose to purchase an item on Amazon.

If this is the case, there is now a way where you can make your purchase and also help raise funds for St Mary’s.

When you click on this link…


…you will be directed to Amazon.

Depending on the items you then buy, St Mary’s will receive between 1% and 10% commission of your purchase price.

Many thanks if you wish to support this fundraiser.


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Road safety starts with you and me!


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Bullying.Not in our School


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