A reminder to all our P6 Boys that they are invited to an Activity Day in St . Colman’s College, Newry tomorrow, Tuesday, 11th of June. Please wear school P.E. uniforms. Lunch and transport are provided by St. Colman’s. Come to school for normal starting time- 9.10 am, our bus pick up from school is at 9.15 approximately. Everyone will be back in time for buses at home time.
We hope to take all our P6 girls tomorrow morning to see a dress rehearsal of the P7 Production, “School Days are Over” in Lislea, Community Centre. We have spaces on the P7 bus and hope to transport the surplus by car.
A photographer from the Newry Democrat will be with us tomorrow to photograph the P7 Year Group for inclusion in a special supplement in June featuring P7’s from around the area. All P7’s please wear your school PE uniform whether taking part in the cycling or not, for the photograph.
We introduced our Catalan visitors to Gaelic Football yesterday and they very quickly got to grips with the differences to soccer. Thanks to Mr Mc Coy for organising the Blitz and to everyone in P5 and P6 for their help in explaining the rules and taking the visitors under their wings. On the day Cork were victorious!
A big thank you to Bernie and the U14 girls who came last night to give our Catalan visitors a taster of camogie… they thoroughly enjoyed their experience as did the P6 pupils. It’s the turn of P7 tonight to host our Catalan friends, music and dancing at BlueBell Lane from 7 to 8.30pm, bring a jacket.
Thank you to all our very talented boys and girls who took part in Assembly yesterday morning. With P7 having a lie in after their Confirmation, Thursday night it was the children from P4, P5 and P6 who took the lead, reciting a poem written by P6/7 especially for the occasion, demonstrating Irish dancing and traditional music. Well done, you were great ambassadors for our school and Community.
Our Catalan visitors also treated us to songs in Spanish and Catalan as well as a fabulous gymnastics display. Thank you, we really enjoyed it.
A reminder to all that Confirmation takes place tomorrow at 5 pm in St. Oliver Plunkett’s Church, Forkhill. School closes at 1 pm, at which time all pupils will need to be collected from school, as there are no buses available for the home run.
On Friday coinciding with the Annual Teddy Bears’ Picnic, KS2 are planning a number of “teddy themed activities” to raise money for the U14 Camogie Team who have qualified to take part in the Feile, in Cork in June. As well as many past pupils, the team includes 10 of our current P7 class. They need to raise around £6,000 to fund their travel and participation in the event. So on Friday,the KS2 classes: P5, P5/6, P6/7 and P7 will take part in fun events including:
Sphero Races– can you keep your “Sphero” on track and navigate it around your bear and back
Teddy Relay– a twist on a relay race but using Teddy as a baton
Teddy Tucker Sale– cake + bun sale
“Selfies” with your Best Bear-
Pair the teacher to the bear competition
As well as Spot Prizes for: “Best Dressed Bear” and “Best Co-ordinated Bear and Owner”- (To facilitate this, it can be non-uniform for KS2, but we recommend clothes suitable for taking part in outside activities.)
We are asking pupils to make a donation of £3 to take part in all the activities, this includes a £1 to spend on goodies at the Cake sale.
We are looking for donations towards the cake and bun sale, home baked, bought… we don’t mind. They can be dropped off with Miss Mulkerns, tomorrow or Friday morning.
We hope if we have enough goodies to cover all KS2 Pupils, to then open the sale to everyone at the 2 o clock pick-up.
Thank you for your help with this and we extend our best wishes to the girls and their manager for June.