A reminder that over the next 2 days P6 pupils will have the opportunity to climb to the summit of Slieve Gullion. Walking boots and waterproofs are provided, with a ruck sack, pupils are advised to wear old tracksuit bottoms and layers which can can be put on or taken off depending on the weather conditions. Thick socks are provided with the walking boots, we would advise pupils to wear a fine pair of their own socks, the thick boot socks can be worn over these.
Please bring a packed lunch, a bottle of water, a treat can be added to the lunch but remember you will have to carry this to the top of the mountain!
We advise bringing a dry set of clothes with you on the day you are walking, to change into on return to school in the event that pupils get wet.
Please remember to bring inhalers or any medications needed.
These boys and girls were nominated by their teachers at Friday’s Assembly as “Pupil of the Week” for their class. They have been working very hard and impressing their teachers by:
- listening well
- staying on task
- volunteering to take part in school activities
Great work everyone and keep up the good work!
A reminder to all P6 Parents about the “Transfer Information Evening” taking place @7.30 pm this evening. Notes were sent out last week, hopefully they have found their way out of school bags!
We missed posting these photos of “Pupil Of the Week” from the 13-04-18… great to hear comments such as….
“fantastic behaviour and great work ethic this week”
“for having a fantastic positive attitude towards all school work”
” for excellent sentence writing”
used by their teachers when nominating for the award.
Keep up the great work!!
Action Cancer’s mobile unit, the BIG BUS, is coming to:
St Mary’s Primary School on 21st and 22nd of May
The Big Bus provides two services which are now available to book, we are asking a total contribution of £15/person to avail of either or both of the services outlined below. All money collected goes to the charity Action Cancer.
- If you are a woman aged 40-49 or 70+, you are eligible to make an appointment for Breast Screening on the BIG BUS. The charity is the only place in Northern Ireland for women outside of the NHS screening age range to avail of a breast screening, so this is a great opportunity. The screening takes only a few minutes and for the majority of women, provides peace of mind.
- MOT Health Checks are open to anyone aged 16+ and are a great way to get a current picture of your health. The check takes about 20 minutes and you will receive a variety of tests, such as blood pressure and cholesterol. You will also stand on the body composition scales to receive a print out of details such as muscle mass, hydration levels, fat around your organs, and BMI. The Health Promotion Officer carrying out your assessment will be able to provide advice and information about lifestyle improvements and cancer prevention.
Call Action Cancer on 028 9080 3344, Phone lines are open from 8am – 8pm Monday to Friday and 9am – 5pm on Saturday.
Or visit www.actioncancer.org/appointments to make your appointment on line for either service.
A reminder to our Eco Committee and School Council members that we are going to Stormont tomorrow, Tuesday 10th of April. We will have a tour of the building and learn more about the work of our M.L.A.’s and the decision making process.
We will be leaving at around 9.15 am and we will be back for normal home time at 3.10 pm. It is important that everyone is in full school uniform and brings a packed lunch, preferably in a disposable bag as we won’t be bringing school bags, (this is to speed our way through the security checks).
We had 2 P7 teams away to St Paul’s HS today taking part in the STEM Challenge. They were presented with a scenario where an airplane had crashed, passengers were injured and they had to construct a bridge to span a gorge to allow access to the crash site. Their constructions were made using paper, art straws, paper clips and light weight card, it had to span at least 30 cm and hold a weight of 250gms for 30 seconds. Teams were scored in 3 areas, team work, planning and furfilling the brief. Whilst neither team were placed on this occasion, their constructions were well made and easily withheld the force created by the weight. Well done to all 6, boys and girls!