P5 Goat Project

Congratulations to P5 who were the perfect hosts to our visitors from Mulranny and Domintee Primary Schools. Our guests joined P5 pupils to work on IT and Art activities with specialists in Glass Art, Puppet making, Felting, Film making and Minecraft with a focus on the Old Irish Goats.
Pupils representing each of the three schools worked in groups to create Goat Puppets which made appearances as bloggers in a highly entertaining news bulletin reporting on The South Armagh Goat Herders. Mine craft Education Software was used by a group of highly skilled programmers who digitally designed and created the communities of Mulranny, Dromintee and Mullaghbawn in the late 1800s.
Thanks to funding awarded by the department for culture, Heritage and Gaeltacht the pupils received a hands-on experience working alongside art and IT experts. We look forward displaying our completed pieces during the Michael J Murphy Winter School in November.

https://www.newrymournedown.org/ring-of-gullion-partnership-hosts-visit-from-county-mayo-school-group-to-explore-shared-heritage-of-old-irish-goat

P5/6 visit to World War II Exhibition

On Friday P5/6 visited Newry and Mourne Museum to participate in a Living History Workshop as part of their World War II topic. During the workshop pupils travelled back in time to experience life as a child in the 1940s and to learn about handling Gas Masks, Air Raid Procedures and Make Do and Mend.

Our short film shows very sad faces as P5/6 pupils were evacuated from their families just like the characters Olive and Cliff in their novel “Letters from the Lighthouse”.  A big decision for pupils to decide what items to pack into a small suitcase!

Click on the photo to view our short film

 

 

 

 

Mandarin Student of the Year

As our International Month draws to a close we would like you to join us in congratulating P5 pupil Elise who was awarded Top Student of the Year in Mandarin Speaking.

Elise was chosen from over 4,000 pupils across Northern Ireland by the Confucius Institute at the University of Ulster, Belfast. This is a great achievement for Elise to be chosen from such a high number of students. Congratulations Elise and we look forward to your continued success in the future.

Elise and her family were invited to attend the special Awards Ceremony where she was presented with her award.

eTwinning Conference

Wishing Mrs Byrne a very safe and successful trip to the Czech Republic where she will participate in an eTwinning Conference with over 200 Foundation teachers from across Europe.

Congratulations Mrs Byrne, who is one of only four teachers, selected from a large number by the British Council to represent the UK at this very prestigious event.

Exciting times ahead for St Mary’s Nursery who will have wonderful experiences working on their eTwinning Project. We look forward to hearing about the conference and your plans for the project.

 

P6 Hillwalking 2019

Weather conditions were perfect for the annual P6 climb of Slieve Gullion. The mountain was very busy with climbers enjoying the good weather and spending time outdoors in our area of outstanding natural beauty.

We met past pupil Moya who recalled her happy memory of climbing Slieve Gullion when she was a P6 pupil in St Mary’s.

Click on the link below to view our short film of photos

P6 Hillwalking